This is a time when celebrity can come in handy, and one star in particular, George Clooney, is lending his power to the cause of helping earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The actor-director is also rallying some of his famous friends to join him for a “mega-telethon” he’s planning, according to The Wrap. –KA

The Wrap:

All of the MTV channels worldwide, along with ABC, NBC, CBS, the CW, HBO and CNN, are going to air the telethon live on Friday, Jan. 22, from 8-10 EST, according to Clooney’s representatives.

Fox hasn’t yet signed on to the telethon, but an executive at a rival network indicated he couldn’t imagine it won’t support the cause. “We’re all going to do this. It’s too terrible not too,” he said.

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