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Congrats, George Clooney! Your 'Hope For Haiti' Telethon Raised More Than $57 Million!

Sun, January 24, 2010 4:36pm EDT by Add first Comment


Hey BFFs, did you give any money during the huge telethon?

Can we all take a minute to give George Clooney a huge round of applause? The star-studded Haitian relief telethon he put together, Hope For Haiti Now, was a huge success! More than $57 million was raised, according to telethon organizers, and that number just continues to climb as even more donations are pouring in. Lisa Paulsen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the group overseeing the event’s funds, released this statement: “The public has set a new standard of giving for a relief telethon with ‘Hope for Haiti Now,’ and the donations continue to come in.”

In case you missed any of‘s coverage of the Jan. 22 telethon, here’s a handy little list of stories for you to enjoy:

  1. Awkward! Taylor Lautner Ran Into Ex-Girlfriends Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez At The ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon!
  2. Congrats, Rihanna! Your New Haiti Relief Song Is #1 On iTunes — And You Looked Hot On Last Night’s Telethon!
  3. George Clooney, You Deserve A Huge Round Of Applause For Organizing Last Night’s ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon!
  4. Jennifer Hudson, You Looked Stunning At Last Night’s ‘Hope For Haiti Now’ Telethon!
  5. Robert Pattinson, It Was Great To See You (And Your Lumberjack Beard) On The Telethon Last Night!
  6. Watch Rihanna, Jay-Z & Bono’s Performance Of Their New Song ‘Stranded’ From Last Night’s Telethon!
  7. Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston Were Together Last Night — Without Angelina Jolie!
  8. We Loved Every Minute Of Last Night’s Star-Studded ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon — So Many Powerful Performances!