Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to relief for victims of last Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti, according to Variety.. The Golden Globe winner's donation matches the contributions of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the magazine reported, as well as George Clooney, who will host MTV's "Hope for Haiti"
telethon, which airs Friday at 8 p.m. ET/ PT on MTV and other networks.
Variety also reported that supermodel Gisele Bundchen has donated $1.5 million to Haitian earthquake relief, and that Madonna has said she's donated $250,000.
"I would say, 'Get involved, whatever you do,' " Clooney told MTV News
at the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday. "This is about compassion. There are times in our lives when people are really without help and in real danger, and this is one of those times. So whatever they can do — give money to one of the organizations that they like the best."
Clooney, Wyclef Jean and CNN's Anderson Cooper have joined as hosts for Friday's event that will broadcast from New York and Haiti, respectively, while Clooney will be in Los Angeles. The show will air commercial-free across ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT.
A number of musicians are set to perform on the show, and Clooney hopes to make the tracks available the day after the telethon to ensure that more money is being raised to help aid survivors of the earthquake. "We're going to have a lot of great musicians — we're putting them together as we speak," he explained. "And then we'll be able to release the songs on iTunes the next day, so that there will be a continuing ability to make money for several of the charities." More details on performers and participants are expected to be announced shortly.
All donations will directly benefit Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef's Yele Haiti Foundation. Facebook and MySpace have signed on as official social-media partners to help steer viewers to the telethon and drive donations.