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Sean 'Diddy' Combs to host Haiti concert and telethon

Sean "Diddy" Combs
Sean "Diddy" Combs starred in two episodes of CSI: Miami last year

Hip hop stars Sean "Diddy" Combs, Pharrell Williams and Queen Latifah are to host a two-hour concert and telethon for Haiti next week.

Wyclef Jean, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne will also perform at the Black Entertainment TV (BET) event which takes place on 5 February.

The two-hour concert, titled SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti, will be broadcast live from Miami.

Mary J Blige, Justin Bieber and Monica will also take to the stage.

The event will air live on US TV channels MTV, VH1, BET and Centric at 8pm EST.

Star turns

The proceeds will go towards aid organisations including CARE, Project Medishare, Yele Haiti and Children's Safe Drinking Water.

The Hope For Haiti Now telethon and gig, which took place earlier this month, has raised $66m (£42.1m) so far.

Actor George Clooney organised the event, with some of the world's top celebrities taking part in the broadcast from New York, Los Angeles, London and Haiti.

Some of them performed while others, including director Steven Spielberg, singer Stevie Wonder and TV star Ellen DeGeneres, took telephone pledges from viewers.



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