Oprah Winfrey Visits Haiti Under Tight Security

By Evens Sanon, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Oprah Winfrey toured an encampment for Haitians displaced by a massive 2010 earthquake under tight security Monday, with a local photographer detained for about 90 minutes as he tried to cover the event. Winfrey, escorted by security guards, walked among the tents with the actor Sean Penn, […]

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Actress Maria Bello Joins Haiti Advisory Panel

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Actress Maria Bello says she has been invited to join a Haiti advisory panel that is to help develop the quake-damaged country’s economy. The star of NBC’s new crime drama “Prime Suspect” will join a board of 30-plus leaders, executives and philanthropists. They include an adviser to Haitian President Michel Martelly, former […]

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Sitcom Takes Aim at Danger, Boredom in Haiti Camps

By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Muddy water flows under the tent and pools around the electric studio lights. Actors sitting at the mock-kitchen table lift their feet away from a very real, growing flood. This is the set of Haiti’s new comedy soap opera, ‘Under the Sky,’ filmed in the […]

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CNN Documentary Focuses on Haiti’s Children

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – Soledad O’Brien’s new CNN documentary unit is devoted to stories about America, but she found a more urgent tale while in Haiti to cover the aftermath of January’s devastating earthquake. The film “Rescued,” which debuts on CNN tonight at 8 p.m. EDT, focuses on two children who stay at […]

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David Cook Visits Ethiopia For ‘Idol Gives Back’

David Cook this week visited Addis Ababa as part of the ‘American Idol‘ charity effort “Idol Gives Back.” The season-seven winner visited a school for young girls in the Ethiopian capital for a segment that will air on the show’s April 21 effort, which will spotlight the charity efforts of the Idol Gives Back Foundation. […]

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George Clooney Plans Haiti Telethon

George Clooney is one stand-up guy. The A-lister is developing a telethon to raise funds for victims of the terrible earthquake in Haiti. The special is expected to air January 22 on MTV, VH1 and other MTV-owned networks. No celebs have been confirmed yet but singer Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, are said to […]

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