George Clooney to Host MTV Haiti Telethon

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George Clooney will host a telethon to help the people of Haiti next Friday, NBC News has confirmed.

The telethon will raise money for the embattled island nation, an MTV rep told NBC News, adding that details are still being worked out.

According to The Hollywood Reporter's Showbiz 411 column, which broke the news, the "Up In The Air" star is in the process of reaching out to his Hollywood friends to garner famous faces for the telethon. The telethon will reportedly air across MTV's various networks, including MTV and VH1,

A number of stars, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and rock band Coldplay, have come forward to urge people to donate to relief efforts for Haiti, which was struck by a devastating 7.0 earthquake earlier this week.

On Wednesday, The Associated Press reported that officials fear that hundreds of thousands of people may have died in the quake.

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