Up In The Air star George Clooney has revealed that U2 singer Bono and Justin Timberlake will perform Friday, January 22 at the Hope For Haiti global concert and telethon to raise money for victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
Clooney revealed details of the massive charity event at the Golden Globes Sunday night by telling reporters that he also hopes the show will see performances by Sting, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.
The Hollywood heavyweight was busy networking at the Globes trying to enlist as much star power as he can in an attempt to raise millions of dollars for Haiti which was ravaged by a huge 7.0 earthquake that left countless people dead and injured.
Clooney expects around 40 stars to take part and claimed that the aim of the benefit was “to show the people of Haiti that the whole world is paying attention.”
The event is being co-hosted by George Clooney and Hatian-born Fugees star Wyclef Jean.
Stars such as Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban wore colorful ribbons at Golden Globes in support of the people of Haiti.
Olivia Wilde, who was involved with Haitian charity before the quake will join Meryl Streep, Josh Brolin, Gerard Butler, and Amy Poehler in donating their outfits worn at the ceremony to Artists for Peace and Justice, a relief organization that will auction off the clothing and give 100% of the proceeds to the Haitian people.
“It’s my way of turning all this fashion madness into something positive,” Wilde revealed.
Hope for Haiti airs worldwide January 22 on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT. The proceeds will go to Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation, UNICEF, Oxfam America, Partners In Health and the Red Cross.