Now this is nice to hear.
Some of the biggest names in music will play and answer phones in Hope for Haiti Now, a massive MTV and George Clooney produced telethon for Haitian earthquake relief that kicks off Jan. 22nd. at 8 p.m. EST.
Hope for Haiti will air just about everywhere: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, HBO, MTV, VH1, PBS, TNT, Showtime, Comedy Central, Bravo, and many many more. It'll stream just about everywhere as well: youtube, myspace, aol, msn.com, yahoo, bing.com, Rhapsody; and on mobile via Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and FloTV.
Performers include just about everybody: Wyclef, Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Sting in NYC; Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Kid Rock in L.A.; Coldplay, Bono and the Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna in London.
All the performances will be recorded and available for $.99 a song on iTunes starting Sat Jan 23.
(left - Wyclef in Haiti Jan 16)
All proceeds from song sales and the telethon will be split evenly among the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, the United Nations World Food Programme, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, and Yele Haiti.
Pess release promises another 100 of the "biggest names in music, film and television" answering phones and testifying. Go Hollywood. Clooney, Wyclef, and CNN's Anderson Cooper will also lend face time and star wattage.
Plan your telethon parties now.