Haiti was hit with ANOTHER earthquake this morning at 6:03 am. News sources are calling it an aftershock, but a 6.1 on the richter scale is an EARTHQUAKE!!! God bless and keep those poor people. In addition to this earthquake, there was another one off the coast of the Cayman Islands last night which rated a 5.8, one off the coast of Southern California today that rated 3.4, and on Saturday there was one in Argentina that rated 6.1.
Jay-Z, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Christina Aguilera and Wyclef Jean are among 20 artists announced yesterday as performers on this Friday’s Hope for Haiti Now telethon. The benefit — being produced by George Clooney, among others — will run simultaneously on more than 30 U-S television networks, including all four major networks. Organizers say it will be the most widely distributed global telethon in history.
Jay-Z and Rihanna are expected to perform with U-2′s Bono and The Edge from London. All the musical performances will be available for purchase the next day for 99 cents per song through the Apple I-Tunes Store, with all proceeds going to relief funds managed by the charities benefitting from the telethon.
More than 100 film, T-V and music celebrities overall are expected to appear on the program, benefiting relief organizations including Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, Yele Haiti Foundation, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and the United Nations World Food Program. The show will be anchored by Clooney in L-A, Wyclef Jean in New York and C-N-N anchor Anderson Cooper in Haiti.
The event will be also be streamed live on sites including YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, Fancast, A-O-L, M-S-N, Yahoo, Bing.com, BET.com, CNN.com, MTV.com, VH1.com and Rhapsody, and on mobile via Alltel, A-T-&-T, Sprint, Verizon, and Flo T-V.