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Updated: January 24, 2010 02:48 IST

Haiti telethon draws Hollywood, pop glitterati

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AP Stevie Wonder performs at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" in Los Angeles. Photo: AP

Some of the biggest names from Hollywood and music world came together to pledge their support to earthquake ravaged Haiti at “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon, which was led by actor George Clooney and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean.

Clooney started the two-hour long event by donating $1 million in Los Angeles and also got friends Leo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock to do the same. Twilight star Robert Pattinson led the U.K. leg of the event and shared stories from the aftermath of the earthquake.

The event saw celebrities like Jay-Z, Madonna, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake performing while Cindy Crawford, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Vanessa Hudgens took to the phones to accept donations.

The telethon, which saw some 200 celebrities uniting for the cause, was beamed around the globe on television, on mobile and Internet. The event is expected to raise $1 billion for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Some other celebrities who have pledged their support for the massive fundraiser are Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Cruz, Billy Crystal, John Cusack, Stevie Wonder and Bill Clinton and many others.

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