Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rob Confirmed for 'Hope for Haiti' Telethon

Rob has been confirmed as one of the stars to take part in George Clooney's "Hope for Haiti" telethon.  The telethon will air this Friday, January 22nd at 8PM EST on MTV, ABC, NBC, HBO and CNN (check your local listings here). No word yet on whether Kristen or Taylor will officially take part.

Update: Kristen would have loved to participate in the Haiti telethon but, unfortunately, she will be unable to do so because of the Sundance Film Festival. Thanks to GossipCop for the news.

E!'s Marc Malkin brings us this info via E! Online:
Robert Pattinson is on board.

I just got word that the Twilight star has signed on for Friday's Hope for Haiti telethon. As of right now, it looks like Rob will be the sole presenter in London, with performances by Jay-Z and Bono.

Stateside performers—some announced and others not—will include:
Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Shakira and Bruce Springsteen, who are among those performing live during the two-hour benefit, which will air on all the major television networks (including our very own E!).

Other mega-celebs who will present and/or help in the phone banks are Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Renée Zellweger, Chris Pine, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Colin Farrell, Gabby Sidibe and Emily Blunt, among many others.

No word yet on Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, but as I was the first to tell you, Hollywood's hottest vampire movie trio is a very wanted group for the telethon because of the impact they would have with young people.

Also on organizers' wish list are—no surprise—Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie.
George Clooney is set to host from Los Angeles, with Wyclef John in New York City and CNN newsman Anderson Cooper in Haiti.

Our source says celeb participation and other plans keep changing. "With everything moving so quickly," the source said, "changes are happening every minute."

{via E! Online and Edward and Bella}


  1. Nice to see fame hasn't gone to his head & stopped Rob & hopefully the rest of the cast from helping out in a time of crisis!! Hope them being there helps! Good on him, so kind to give his time!

  2. i agree some celebs wouldnt help haiti but im glad rob and other cast members are happy to give thier time to help them!!! WOO GOO ROB <3


  4. Anyone know if and where this will be showing in the UK? Since Rob is presenting from London, and that it is such a huge cause we would love to be able to help and participate!!