Clooney, MTV Launching Haiti Telethon

Fundraiser set for next week
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 15, 2010 3:22 AM CST
Updated Jan 15, 2010 6:00 AM CST
Actor George Clooney attends the National Board of Review of motion pictures awards gala in New York this week. He's arranging a telethon with MTV to raise money for Haiti.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – George Clooney and MTV are organizing a massive telethon next week to raise funds for quake-ravaged Haiti. There's no word yet on other celebrities who may join the effort, planned for Jan. 22, reports AP. The telethon would air on all MTV networks, including Comedy Central and VH1, and may also be picked up by ABC, NBC, HBO and CNN, said a representative for Clooney.

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