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Robert Pattinson Speaks At 'Hope For Haiti Now' Telethon: Use Technology To Help Haiti Crisis   5 comments

From MTV:

It’s been just a little over a week since a massive earthquake devastated the Caribbean Island of Haiti, leveling buildings and capturing countless citizens underneath the rubble.

While aid efforts for Haiti began shortly after the earthquake, tonight, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars got together to bring further awareness to the cause. Amongst them was “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson, who stressed the importance of technology during this crisis.

Robert, who appeared on camera from London, shared the story of a girl in Haiti who had been buried under a flattened university for nearly six days, praying that someone would find her. Finally, on the sixth day, rescuers discovered her because of a text message sent from underneath the rubble.

Amazing.

The story was just one example of how technology, including Twitter, Facebook and texting, has shaped the response to the earthquake in Haiti.

Here is his speech in full:

“Underneath a flattened university, Maxine Fallon waited. She was crouched in a fetal position and could barely move. In the darkness and during the hectic sounds of the day, through the pain, the hunger and thrist, she prayed that someone would find her. And on the sixth day her prayers were answered, she was found because of a text message from the rubble sent rescuers to her side. Unlike any other event in history, our world has been connected to this tragedy because of technology. Twitter updates, Facebook pages with pictures of the missing and text messages for help. This technology is working right now to connect us, too. At hopeforhaitinow.org, you can donate and you can instantly interact with people in Haiti and anywhere in the globe. Join with those watching and see what they’re saying about something we all care deeply about — helping the Haitian people get back on their feet. Please go to hopeforhaitinow.org. Thank you.”

Robert of course, was just one of the “Twilight” stars to participate in the benefit to help Haiti. Across the pond in L.A, his “New Moon” costars Taylor Lautner and Anna Kendrick answered calls from people interested in making a donation.

Learn more about what you can do to help with earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti, and for more information, see Think MTV. Visit HopeForHaitiNow.org or call (877) 99-HAITI to make a donation now.

Posted January 23, 2010 by gittsy in Robert Pattinson

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Video: Robert Pattinson on 'Hope for Haiti'   7 comments


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Please, donate now to help the people of Haiti.

In the US and Canada, you can call 773-360-0205

Or, you can follow this link.

You can also text “Help” to 50555


Posted January 22, 2010 by gittsy in Robert Pattinson

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London Portion of 'Hope for Haiti' Being Pre-Recorded   1 comment

A benefit concert for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, hosted by George Clooney and featuring Jay-Z and Madonna is set to take place later.

Other acts taking part in the two-hour Hope for Haiti telethon include Bono, The Edge and Rihanna, who pre-recorded their performances in London on Friday.

The concert will be shown on all major US TV channels, MTV in the UK and worldwide on YouTube from 0100 GMT.

The rest of the details, and a full article, here at the source.

Posted January 22, 2010 by gittsy in Robert Pattinson

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'Hope for Haiti' Telethon – Where and When You Can Watch It   9 comments

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Putting this post back on the front page for today

As you all most likely have heard by now Rob taking part in the “Hope for Haiti” telethon via satellite from the UK. We’ve been asked by many people where and at what time the telethon will air. Here is the information we’ve gathered so far. The 2 hour program will be commercial free and air starting at 8pm EST on Friday January 22nd. It will be hosted by George Clooney in Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean in New York, Anderson Cooper in Haiti and Robert Pattinson in the UK. If you know particular channels for your country give us a shout so we can add it to our list.

If you want to donate for Haiti you can check out our post here. We’ve been tallying donations from the beginning. The Fandom Gives back and Ms. Kathy have done a huge amount of work. So far the fandom has gathered 38,764.89$ for Haiti.

From MTV:

In the US:

BC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT as well as PBS, TNT, Showtime, Comedy Central, Bravo, E! Entertainment Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, Centric, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, Epix, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health and Planet Green.


In Canada:

CTV, CBC Television, Global Television and MuchMusic


In the UK:

MTV UK at 1am GMT (January 23rd)


International:

BET International, CNN International, National Geographic and MTV Networks International available in 640 million homes worldwide.


“Hope for Haiti” will be the first U.S.-based telethon airing on MTV in China. Facebook and Twitter are the official social media partners who will help to drive donations and tune-in to the telethon.

All donations will directly benefit Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation. Facebook and MySpace have signed on as official social-media partners to help steer viewers to the telethon and drive donations.

Additionally, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and United Nations World Food Programme have joined the list of relief organizations that will benefit from the show, with proceeds to be split evenly among each organization’s individual Haiti relief funds. “Hope For Haiti Now” will be the most widely distributed telethon in history, internationally and across media platforms, including live streaming globally on sites including YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, Fancast, AOL, MSN.com, Yahoo, Bing.com, BET.com, MTV.com, and Rhapsody and on mobile via Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and FloTV.

Source: MTV

Posted January 22, 2010 by gittsy in Robert Pattinson

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Video: MTV: Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts Join 'Hope For Haiti' Telethon   3 comments

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Along with newly announced musical performances from Madonna and Haitian artist Emeline Michel, a number of stars of the screen will be participating in the “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, airing Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and many other networks.

Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks and Will Smith are among the many participants joining George Clooney, Wyclef Jean and CNN’s Anderson Cooper for the event.

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Posted January 21, 2010 by natalienw in Robert Pattinson

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Video: ITN Speaks About Robert Pattinson's Appearance on the Hope for Haiti Telethon   2 comments

Here a video from ITN speaking about Rob’s appearance on the Hope for Haiti Telethon tomorrow. Kristen & Taylor will not be present according to Gossip Cop.


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Via Pattinson Life

Posted January 20, 2010 by gittsy in Robert Pattinson

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Robert Pattinson CONFIRMED For George Clooney's Hope for Haiti Telethon   4 comments

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 are among those who will perform 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, Sandra Bullock, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Renee Zellweger, Chris Pine, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Colin Farrell, Jon Hamm, 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.
Clooney is set to host from Los Angeles with Wyclef John in New York City and CNN newsman Anderson Cooper in Haiti.

Hope for Haiti will air Fri Jan 22 from 8-10 PM on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT, & others around the world. (Thanks @larry411 for that last bit)

Thanks, Rob Pattinson Life!

Posted January 19, 2010 by gittsy in Robert Pattinson

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