/  01.19.2010

Bono and Jay-Z

The celebrities are rushing to do what they can to support Haiti. A smattering of A-listers has signed on to participate in a two-hour telethon for the earthquake-ravaged country.

According to MTV News, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, and Coldplay are just some of the names set to take the stage for Friday night’s “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon.

One of the highlights is sure to be the pairing of U2’s Bono and The Edge with Jay-Z and Rihanna in London. Swizz Beatz recently revealed that he has recorded a tribute song for Haiti with U2 and Hov.

Across the pond, Wyclef and Blige will perform in New York, along with Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting, while the Los Angeles show will feature sets from Timberlake, Keys, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews, and a collaboration between Kid Rock, Keith Urban, and Sheryl Crow.

More than 100 of the biggest film, television, and music stars will take part in the special, broadcasting from New York, London, Los Angeles, and Haiti. The telethon will air commercial-free on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, MTV, VH1, and other networks on Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

All the performances will be available for download on iTunes the next day.


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