Last night’s TV lineup was notable for two reasons: Conan’s last show, and far more significantly, the Hope For Haiti Now Telethon for earthquake relief funds.
The mood was subdued, yet the underlying force of A-list stars was a force to be reckoned with. No one was more instrumental in this than George Clooney.
The actor spent a week pulling together the two-hour Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, and donated $1 million of his own money.
Anderson Cooper’s dispatches from the earthquake-torn nation and Wyclef Jean’s closing message of hope for his fellow Haitians were particularly moving.
George Clooney and his army of A-list fundraisers.
You don’t often see phone banks manned by the likes of Charlize Theron, Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Cindy Crawford, Ben Affleck, Sigourney Weaver, Ringo Starr and Jack Nicholson - to name a select few.
Did we mention Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Simmons, Zac Efron, Billy Crystal, Gerard Butler, Neil Patrick Harris, LL Cool J and Selena Gomez were also there?
We could go on for hours about this event, which raised tens of millions for a good cause. Click to enlarge some images from our Hope For Haiti Now album: