George Clooney To Host Haiti Telethon

George Clooney attends the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC, January 12, 2010 George Clooney attends the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC, January 12, 2010

George Clooney will host a telethon to help the people of Haiti next Friday, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

All MTV channels as well as ABC, NBC, CNN and HBO will air the telethon, which will run live on Friday, January 22, from 8-10 PM EST.

The structure of the telecast, including associated charitable orgainzations, musical talent and other logistics is still in the works.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Showbiz 411 column, which broke the news, the “Up In The Air” star is in the process of reaching out to his Hollywood friends to garner famous faces for the telethon.

A number of stars, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and rock band Coldplay, have come forward to urge people to donate to relief efforts for Haiti, which was struck by a devastating 7.0 earthquake earlier this week.

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