Queen Latifah to Host All-Star Haiti Telethon

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Happy Super Bowl Weekend. (Now, be honest: are you actually planning to watch the game, or are you just in it for the commercials – or both?) Queen Latifah’s also got a pretty special gig going on tonight in Miami, but before we tell you all about that, we have an obit: one of TV’s Grande Dames has left us. Frances Reid, star of “Days of Our Lives” for over 40 years, has passed away at age 95. Reid also had roles on Broadway,  in “As The World Turns” and “The Edge of Night”. A fond farewell to a daytime icon. And now, for something that’s going to bring more much-needed relief to lots of people who desperately need our help  (turns out,  Super Bowl  XLIV isn’t the only event in Miami where the stars will be out in full force). Tonight, People’s Choice’s own Queen Latifah will be hosting a very special benefit concert to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti.  The “SOS Saving Ourselves – Help For Haiti” telethon will air live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami,  at 8PM ET, on BET,  MTV, VH1 and other cable channels.  Sean “Diddy” Combs and Pharrell Williams will share hosting duties with the Queen in what promises to be a spectacular evening of words & music. As I write this, performers are still being added to tonight’s roster (as well as a few surprise guests), but the acts already on board are mighty impressive, to say the least. As in:  Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Ne-Yo,  Robin Thicke, Justin Bieber, and Wyclef Jean, as well as Nas and Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley. Children’s Safe Drinking Water, the Yéle Haiti foundation, CARE, and Project Medishare will be some of the night’s beneficiaries . Want to help out and be a part of it?  Tune in tonight and give them a call OR, if you happen to be in the Miami area, “SOS Saving Ourselves – Help For Haiti” tickets are available through Ticketmaster, although at press time they were going fast. It’s going to be a unique and very powerful show indeed, and a great example of what happens when genuine talent decides to  take a stand for those who need it most. We’ll be talking about it on Monday, but for now, we want to know which acts you’re looking forward to catching. Voice your choice in today’s featured poll and let us know which of SOS Haiti’s performers you’re most excited about seeing tonight:

1) Queen Latifah

2) Pharrell

3) Mary J. Blige

4) Ludacris

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