Stars come together for Haiti. 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. An estimated 1.5 million people have been left homeless by the earthquake. As many as 200,000 people have been left homeless by the 7.0-magnitude quake, according to some estimates.

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The benefit concert will take place in New York, Los Angeles, London and Haiti. More than 100 Hollywood and music stars are understood to have agreed to take part. Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean - who set up the charity foundation Yele Haiti - Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige, Shakira and Sting will perform in New York.

Rihanna, meanwhile, will perform a cover version of Bob Marley's Redemption Song, which she has released to raise money for the people of Haiti. Film stars making appearances will include Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks and Will Smith.

George Clooney, who organised the event, told MTV: "It's a big world out there, and we all have a lot of responsibility to look out for people who can't look out for themselves." "So what we can do is first and foremost, raise money. Period. That'sit ... "If I thought we could all pick up shovels and go in there and help without being in the way, I think a lot of people would do that."

The live programme can be seen online via YouTube, MySpace, Hulu, Fancast, AOL, MSN, Yahoo!, Bing.com, BET.com, MTV.com, CNN.com, VH1.com and Rhapsody. The show will also be repeated in the UK at 0900 GMT on Saturday morning, on both MTV and its sister channel Viva. Meanwhile, Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis, JLS and Michael Buble have signed up to provide vocals for a Haiti charity single, organised by Simon Cowell.

They will record a cover of REM's ballad Everybody Hurts. Remember, you can help out too. Here's how - HELP HAITI.

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