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Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera Among Performers at George Clooney Haiti Benefit

Posted on January 18, 2010 by

George Clooney’s “Hope for Haiti” benefit will feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Bono, Sting and Alicia Keys, reports CBC. Clooney said he expects more than 40 celebrities to come out to the New York event on Jan. 22 to show their support for the victims of a recent earthquake in Haiti.

He said the goal of the fundraiser is “to show the people of Haiti that the whole world is paying attention.”

Clooney and Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean will host the event, which will be broadcast on over a dozen television channels and will feature CNN’s Anderson Cooper live from the disaster-stricken country.

Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam America, Partners in Health and the Yele Haiti Foundation, started by Jean. Songs performed at the benefit will be available for purchase on iTunes, with the funds raised going to relief efforts.

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