George Clooney has been very vocal this past week about his upcoming telethon, “Hope for Haiti,” which will be a celebrity fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake that trampled the country over a week ago. Twilight star Robert Pattinson has been announced as one of the latest actors to hop on board the show to lend his support.
According to Yahoo, Pattinson will link up to the telethon via satellite from his London base to participate in the show. He’ll join A-listers like Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, and Jake Gyllenhaal as they are all set to appear as well. In terms of music, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, and Bruce Springsteen are just some of the artists scheduled to perform on Friday, January 22, when the show airs on multiple cable and broadcast networks.
The idea of “Hope for Haiti” stemmed from George Clooney and the MTV Networks, who wanted to immediately jump into action after seeing all the devastation that occurred in the country. It’s not known if Pattinson’s Twilight co-stars Taylor Lautner or Kristen Stewart will make an appearance on the telethon, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. They need to tap into that teen audience and their disposable income and encourage them to use their money for something else besides Twilight dolls.
Make sure to check your local listings on Friday to see the time and stations that the “Hope for Haiti” telethon will be airing on.