After word spread that Kanye had been banned from tonight’s telethon benefiting Haiti on MTV, reps from the network released a statement. Click here to see what they had to say.
As we previously reported, a bevy of top-selling artists will perform a cross-continent televised fundraiser for "Hope For Haiti Now" tomorrow. But there's one star who won't be there. And that's Kanye West.
Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are putting together a re-recording of the 1985 charity single, “We Are The World.” Plans for the 25th anniversary re-recording were already underway when an earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12th. The remake will support relief efforts in Haiti.
Dubbed "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," the fundraiser will take place Friday and comprise events in New York City, Los Angeles, London and Haiti. Haiti native Wyclef Jean will host the New York City proceedings, while actor George Clooney will do the same in Los Angeles and CNN's Anderson Cooper will report from Haiti.
Oprah dedicated her show to Haiti yesterday, with performances by Rihanna and Maxwell. Wyclef Jean also joined as a special guest. Rihanna delivered her rendition of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song," and Maxwell performed “Fistful of Tears” off his latest album.
For the latest updates on the situation in Haiti, click here.
Watch this video of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper saving a Haitian boy who was beaten by looters.
Oprah has called on Rihanna to take part in her show dedicated to Haiti. The singer will perform on Wednesday’s show and will be joined by Wyclef Jean and Maxwell, whose mother is Haitian.
Singer Maxwell has released a statement regarding the tragic events that have taken place in his mother's homeland of Haiti.
Reports now say that the death toll from the Haiti earthquake has surpassed 200,000. To find out more info on what is going on in Haiti continue reading.
Nearly a week after the devastating earthquake struck near Haiti’s capital, donations for relief efforts are still pouring in — in excess of $200 million. Charities, companies, individuals and celebrities across the U.S. have been rallying together in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude quake last Tuesday, and their efforts are paying off.
Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry said he will donate $250,000 to Haitian relief efforts, according to his Web site. "If you are like me, I know you want to do something," he said in a message.