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Billy V: Celebrities raise money for Haitian relief efforts

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In a special two-hour broadcast on Monday night's Larry King Live, Hollywood stars helped raise nearly $9 million for Haitian relief efforts. Jennifer Lopez, Paula Abdul, John Mayer, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Seacrest, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden and countless other stars participated in the event called Haiti: How You Can Help. In addition to taking calls, the stars auctioned off some of their prized possessions.

Robert Pattinson has reportedly been announced as the latest addition to Friday's Hope For Haiti telethon. Sources say the 23-year-old Twilight star will act as the show's host at the London leg of the appeal. Other names involved in the fundraiser include Jay-Z, Bono, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Keys. Event organizer George Clooney will be the main host during the bi-coastal telethon, which has been set up to raise money for victims of last week's catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.

James Taylor is planning a benefit concert in Massachusetts to aid earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Proceeds from the concert scheduled for Friday in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, will go to Partners in Health. The Boston-based group brings modern medical care to poor nations and has been working in Haiti for more than 20 years.

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