Wyclef Jean To Co-host Hope For Haiti Telethon With Clooney
George Clooney has found a co-host for the upcoming “Hope for Haiti” telethon scheduled for next week, and it’s none other than Haitian-born musician/activist Wyclef Jean.
The 37-year-old has been at the forefront of seeking support for the devastated people of Haiti ever since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the country earlier this past week. It’s reported that Clooney will host from LA, Wyclef from New York City, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper from Haiti. The two-hour special will air commercial-free at 8 p.m. on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT.
Wyclef’s charitable foundation, Yéle Haiti, came under fire earlier this week after watch groups raised questions about expenses paid to businesses owned by Jean and another member of the board. The singer fired back in a Youtube video saying, “I gotta tell you, coming back in here after digging kids up . . . and finding cemeteries for them . . . this is what I come back to: an attack on my integrity and my foundation, Yele Haiti. . . . you can donate to whatever charity you want to.”
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