Beyonce and Madonna have been added to tonight’s global telethon, “Hope for Haiti Now”. The telethon will air on all major networks and a host of other channels. Performers include Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and Taylor swift to name a few. George Clooney, host and organizer hopes to raise as much for the earthquake vicitims as possible.
“It’s a big world out there, and we all have a lot of responsibility to look out for people who can’t look out for themselves..so what we can do is first and foremost, raise money. Period. That’s it …”
The two hour telethon will be broadcast in New York, London, Los Angeles and Haiti. Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper will also join Clooney as co-hosts. Don’t forget to tune in (and donate!) . The telethon starts at 8pm est.
Today we remember, honor and celebrate the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Watch 4th graders in the video below recite parts from his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial. To watch his original speech, click HERE.
Conan O’Brien released a statement earlier in the week stating that he would not follow Jay Leno in The Tonight Show’s 12:05. According to TMZ, NBC has struck a deal with Jay Leno. He will get his original time slot back (11:35pm) and show back. Jay is in, Conan is out. I think this is so unfair…
Yesterday, a huge 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of people have died…most of Port-au-Prince was destroyed.
According to Voice of America:
U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States will do all it can to help the victims of the Haitian earthquake. American rescue teams have been dispatched to the disaster area.
The president adds that the United States has launched a swift, aggressive, and coordinated effort to help the earthquake victims.
“The people of Haiti will have the full support of the United States in the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble and to deliver the humanitarian relief – the food, water and medicine – that Haitians will need in the coming days,” he said.
He says search and rescue teams have been dispatched and more help is on the way.
“… because in disasters such as this, the first hours and days are absolutely critical in saving lives and avoiding greater tragedy, I have directed my team to be as forward leaning as possible in getting the help on the ground and coordinating with our international partners as well,” he added.
In a brief statement from the White House, Mr. Obama stressed this will be a complex and challenging operation. He made clear there is no time to waste.
“The reports and images that we have seen of collapsed hospitals, crumbled homes, and men and women carrying their injured neighbors through the streets are truly heart-wrenching,” he noted.
President Obama urged the American people to do all they can to support the aid effort. He stressed the bond between the United States and Haiti is strong.
“We will keep the victims and the families in our prayers,” he said. “We will be resolute in our response and I pledge to the people of Haiti that you will have a friend and partner in the United States of America today and going forward.”
CNN has compiled a LIST of ORGANIZATIONS to help Haiti. Please make your donation today! If you have a mobile phone, you can also easily donate $5 to Yele Haiti Earthquake fun by texting YELE to 501501. The charge will appear on your phone bill. Go to Yele’s official website to learn more about the organization led by Wyclef Jean.
Source: CNN VOA
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Tila Tequila’s fiance Casey Johnson was found dead this morning in LA. Law enforcement told TMZ that Casey had been dead several days before her body was discovered. Tila says that they were fighting last week and that Casey stayed over on the 28th. The two had not been in contact since then. Tila tried contacting Casey on the 29th, but her phone had been shut off. One hour ago Tila Tweeted :
R.I.P my Angel. @caseyjonsonJnJ u will forever be in my heart! I love u so so much and we will Marry when I see U in Heaven my Wifey
Casey Johnson was an heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. The cause of death is undetermined and is currently under investigation.
Posted by Trin Date: Monday, January 4, 2010
Cincinnatti Bengals Receiver Chris Henry died early this morning according to a report on TMZ. Henry died from injuries he received after falling out of a moving pickup truck. Police believe that Henry was involved in a “domestic situation” with his fiance Loleini Tonga, and jumped in the back of the truck in an attempt to stop her from leaving her parents home in NC. He was rushed to Carolina Medical Center and fought for his life on life support, but sadly passed away this morning. He was 26 and had 2 children with Loleini. TMZ reports he recently purchased a huge engagement ring for Loleini. Authorities are still investigating the incident.