George Clooney to Host Telethon for Haiti
George Clooney is joining the list of stars using their international fame to help Haiti, following Tuesday's devastating quake.
The Hollywood Reporter's Roger Friedman reports that the actor told him he will be hosting a telethon for Haiti January 22 on MTV. According to the report, George has been in touch with celebrity pals -- including Sting -- who have agreed to participate in the fundraising event.
The telethon is tentatively scheduled to air on both MTV and VH1.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong has also pledged to aid the Haitians, donating $250,000 to the recovery efforts. "Over the years with political turmoil, poverty and now the earthquake it's devastating," the Tour de France star told reporters.
"On behalf of Livestrong (Armstrong's cancer charity) we'll be donating 250,000 dollars to several organizations that are doing a lot of work down there, one of which is the Clinton Foundation."
Armstrong adds, "This is really when the global community has to step up and recognize that we're very fortunate and sometimes we have to reach out."
A hundred thousand or more are feared dead in Port-au-Prince, where the earthquake struck.
Britain, France, China and the Dominican Republic have also responded to the United Nation's call for aid to Haiti.
To donate money to the cause, visit Wyclef's Jeans Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund website, or text "Yele" to 501501 on your mobile phone to give an automatic $5 donation to the charity.
See how other stars give back below: