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Wyclef Jean Announces Haitian Presidential Bid on CNN; Sean Penn Hasn't Seen Him in Haiti for Six Months (VIDEO)

by Allyssa Lee, posted Aug 6th 2010 12:30AM
It's official: Musical artist and erstwhile Fugee Wyclef Jean is, in fact, running for president of Haiti.

"This is my first time announcing it live," Jean confirmed to Wolf Blitzer on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM on CNN) on location in Port-au-Prince. "I feel that me running, it brings a neutral situation, meaning that Wyclef Jean can sit with any political party, have a conversation. I'm coming in neutral ... I represent the voice of the youth."

And while his fans and the youth may flock to support this Haiti-born musician, actor and activist Sean Penn had some strong words both in response to Jean's announcement, and on behalf of the earthquake-ravaged country.

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The Full Video for the 'We Are the World' Remake

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 13th 2010 4:02PM
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The original 'We Are the World' was recorded almost exactly 25 years ago to benefit the charity, USA for Africa. Recently, 80 stars got together, including co-writer Lionel Richie and producer Quincy Jones, to remake the classic song to help with Haiti relief efforts. The video was supposed to debut last night during the Olympic opening ceremonies, but they just showed an excerpt. We have the full video here.

It's nice to see some of the same people involved in making the first video in the remake, but this version is populated by mostly new faces including Jennifer Hudson, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean, and Kanye West, among many others. In fact, there were so many artists featured in this video, that I didn't even recognize them all. The new version is about a full minute longer than the original, and the real question is, how does it stack up?

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Wyclef Addresses Allegations of Haiti Relief Money Use (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 21st 2010 10:30AM
On 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' musician Wyclef Jean discussed a recent trip to Haiti after the devastating earthquake of Jan. 12 and denied allegations that he has used funds from his charitable organization dedicated to bringing relief to those suffering in Haiti.

According to Jean, the Haitian people's indomitable spirit remains despite the devastating 7.0 earthquake and current death toll of 70,000 people. "I remember every night, me and my wife, that the people were singing," he said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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