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  • Wyclef Jean Shot, Hospitalized in Haiti

    Posted Mar 20th 2011 at 09:41 AM by Christine Fenno

    The night before presidential elections in Haiti, Fugees co-founder Wyclef Jean, 41, was treated and released from a hospital for a gunshot wound to the hand, according to his spokesperson. Jean was running for president last year, amid controversy, until Haiti's board of elections disqualified him. Jean's brother, Samuel, confirmed the shooting. Joe Mignon, an officer with Jean's Yele Foundati...

  • Stars Align for 'We Are the World' Remake

    Posted Feb 2nd 2010 at 12:42 AM by Sam Brand

    We are still the world if Quincy Jones and an all-star squad of contemporary music stars have anything to sing about it. On Monday, Jones, Lionel Richie and Wyclef assembled what appears to be the entire VIP section from Sunday night's Grammys to re-record the monster selling single ($63 Million in sales!). Can "We Are The World – 25 For Haiti" bring home that kind of bacon in the Internet A...

  • Madonna, Beyonce on 'Hope for Haiti' Telethon Team

    Posted Jan 21st 2010 at 02:54 PM by PopEater Staff

    Beyonce and Madonna are the latest stars to flock to Friday's 'Hope for Haiti' telethon, joining some of the biggest names in music in a two-hour multi-network telecast benefiting the survivors of the devastating earthquake. 'Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief' will air on all major networks, featuring stars filmed in multiple locations worldwide. Bruce Springsteen, Stin...

  • Wyclef Defends Yele at Teary-Eyed Press Conference

    Posted Jan 18th 2010 at 11:12 PM by Sam Brand

    The face of the ongoing tragedy in Haiti broke into tears Monday during a press conference called to dispel rumors that his Yele Haiti foundation had misused funds and failed to properly file its taxes. "If you're a man with a clear conscience, speak with a clear conscience and the world will know," Wyclef Jean said to an audience of reporters. "The books are open. We have a clean bill of health f...

  • Jimmy Fallon Drops His "Pants on the Ground"

    Posted Jan 15th 2010 at 11:43 AM by Sam Brand

    Late night is big news this week. Jimmy Fallon is grabbing headlines today for a bit he dropped that's totally unrelated to the ongoing Conan vs. NBC saga. Ever want to know what it would sound like if Neil Young were to cover Larry Platt's "Pants on the Ground?" Here's your chance. And here's your chance to see what's up with Wyclef Jean's Yele Foundation (Is Tiger pitching in?), as well as catch...

  • Brangelina Give $1 Million to Haiti Relief, Join Chorus of Worried Celebs

    Posted Jan 14th 2010 at 12:39 PM by Marc Schneider

    Brad Pitt and Angelina have pledged $1 million to the relief effort in the wake of devastating earthquakes in Haiti. The Hollywood power couple are giving the huge sum to Doctors Without Borders, which is sending emergency medical operations to the battered nation. "We understand the first response is critical to serve the immediate needs of countless people who are now displaced from their home...

  • Pat Robertson Blames Haiti Quake on 'Pact with the Devil'

    Posted Jan 14th 2010 at 12:38 PM by Sam Brand

    It's mostly gloom and doom on the Internet today. The Haitian government warns that "hundreds of thousands" could be dead after Tuesday's massive quake. Famed televangelist Pat Robertson has grabbed headlines by blaming the devastation on a "pact with the devil." R&B superstar Teddy Pendergrass is dead. And the 'Doomsday Clock' says the apocalypse is just a few ticks away. This is What You're ...

  • Celebrities Plead for Earthquake Support

    Posted Jan 13th 2010 at 08:40 PM by Sam Brand

    Wyclef might be the most recognizable Haitian-American on the planet, but he's certainly not the only celebrity hailing from the reeling island nation. Athletes Samuel Dalembert and Pierre Garcon, rappers Tony Yayo and Pras and 'Heroes' actor Jimmy Jean-Louis also count relatives and friends among the many victims of yesterday's massive Haitian temblor. See what they're saying about the devastatin...

  • Wyclef Jean Uses Twitter for Haiti Earthquake Effort

    Posted Jan 13th 2010 at 12:55 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    Wyclef Jean is one of Haiti's most famous sons, and his tweeting about the earthquake there has been a galvanizing force on the Web. Jean is most famously a member of the Fugees. His publicist says he arrived Wednesday in Haiti to assist in relief efforts. ► Read Wyclef's Twitter Updates Several of the most popular topics on Twitter referred to a tweet from the singer urging people to send a...

  • Heidi Montag Says She's Addicted to Plastic Surgery

    Posted Jan 13th 2010 at 12:12 PM by Sam Brand

    The 'Hills' star went under the knife 10 times last November. And she's not done yet. "I plan to get a few more upgrades," Heidi Montag tells PEOPLE. In other news, kidnap victim Shawn Hornbeck appeared on 'The Today Show' Wednesday morning. The teen gave the impression that he's mostly recovered from his 4-and-a-half year nightmare. And Wyclef Jean asks that you pledge support to the victims of o...

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