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Emmys 2012: The Top 10 Acceptance Speeches of the Past 10 Years

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

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Aside from seeing who wins, one of the best parts of the Primetime Emmys is seeing what the winners have to say once they reach the stage.

Whether they’re calm and collected or shocked and speechless, some Emmy winners steal the night with their acceptance speeches.

Actress Parker Posey (or Jan), who has never been nominated for an Emmy, released this week a video of speech tips for this Sunday’s lucky nominees.

However, there have been several Emmy champs who haven’t needed advice on what to say. Here are our choices for the top 10 Emmy speeches of the past 10 years:

10. Peter Dinklage (2011) – Dinklage’s nomination and win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for HBO’s Game of Thrones were exciting for numerous reasons. Not only was it his first Emmy win, but he is also the first little
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'Hope for Haiti' Compilation Is the First Digital Album to Rule Hot 200

Like what was previously predicted, all-star "Hope for Haiti" album indeed enters at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 this week. It has been downloaded over 171,000 copies, becoming the first digital effort to reign the U.S. albums chart since its nearly 54-year history.

"Hope for Haiti" album features songs from the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Rihanna, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Jay-z among others. Outed in online stores on January 27, it becomes the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history.

The compilation is released as part of "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon. The benefit effort has raised funds over $60 million with its proceeds to be split to support Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, Unicef, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation and Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.

In addition to the "Hope for Haiti" album, other newcomers on the chart are
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Hope For Haiti Now Becomes First Digital Album To Top Billboard Chart

Album sells more than 171,000 units in less than a week.

By Gil Kaufman

<i>Hope for Haiti Now</i>

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Friday's "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon has already broken fundraising records by gathering more than $61 million in public donations to aid the people of the devastated Caribbean nation. But on Wednesday, the accompanying soundtrack to the all-star event, Hope for Haiti Now, made some history of its own by becoming the first-ever all-digital album in the 54-year history of the Billboard 200 to debut at #1 on the albums chart.

With less than a week of sales — pre-sales began on Thursday — the album still managed to grab the top spot by moving 171,000 units, easily besting the #2 album, Susan Boyle's, I Dreamed a Dream, which sold another 86,000 copies for a distant second-place finish.

Hope For Haiti Now features all of the songs from the telethon, which
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Hope for Haiti Now Raised More Than $61 Million

MTV Networks announced that Friday's star-hosted telethon Hope for Haiti Now drew a cumulative audience of 83 million viewers and raised more than $61 million to date:Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, drew a cumulative audience of more than 83 million viewers and a gross average audience of more than 24 million viewers in the United States, according to Nielsen Media Research. The telethon has now raised more than $61 million in donations from the general public to date. Hope for Haiti Now aired on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Et/Pt and 7:00 p.m. Ct, across networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, Bet, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, Cmt, PBS, TNT, Showtime, AMC, CNBC, Comedy Central, Bravo, E! Entertainment, MSNBC, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, Centric, Current TV, Fuse, Mlb Network, Epix, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health, Planet Green, CNN en Espanol, HBO Latino, Logo, MTV2, MTV Tr3s,
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'Hope For Haiti Now' Draws 83 Million Viewers In U.S.

Telethon has raised more than $61 million to date.

By Gil Kaufman with MTV News staff

George Clooney speaks during the "Hope For Haiti Now" telethon

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/ FilmMagic

"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" drew a cumulative audience of more than 83 million viewers and a gross average audience of more than 24 million viewers in the United States, according to Nielsen Media Research. The telethon has now raised more than $61 million in donations from the general public to date.

Across the Web and mobile, "Hope for Haiti Now" attracted 1.9 million video streams during the live broadcast. Between the live broadcast and replays of the performances available on MTV.com and other sites, "Hope for Haiti Now" attracted 5.8 million total streams throughout the weekend, including more than 150,000 mobile streams. The "Hope for Haiti Now" iPhone app, which allowed for live streaming of the broadcast, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
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Hope For Haiti Telethon Unites Superstars, Inspires a Nation

  • PopStar
No red carpet, no entourages, no limousines. The biggest names in entertainment drove themselves. The cause was Hope For Haiti Now: a Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, a telethon swiftly organized and orchestrated by George Clooney and co-hosted by Wyclef Jean, to raise money and provide relief for the people of Haiti. Mission accomplished, and raise money they did, to the tune of 58 million dollars to date. The two hour benefit which aired on nearly a dozen MTV Network channels, reported a new record for donations generated by the public through a disaster-relief telethon. After a brief opening address by Mr. Clooney, viewers witnessed first-hand accounts of rescue efforts in the earthquake ravaged streets of Haiti, as reported by CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper. In between shots of the celebrity-manned phone panel answering pledge calls, and Cooper's intermittent live updates from Haiti, were a host of live performances from Los Angeles,
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Hope For Haiti Songs on iTunes

I just recently bought an Ipod and I will be loading it up with some new music and helping out with the tragedy in Haiti. The tragic events in Haiti have brought together international superstars of music and film for one of the biggest events in broadcast history. Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief took place on Friday, January 22.

The main events took place in New York, Los Angeles and London with performances from Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Sting, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Jay-z, Bono, The Edge, Rihanna, and more.

Now you can download the Hope for Haiti Now live performance album which contains the studio collaboration, "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) - Version 1.0," featuring Jay-z, Bono, The Edge, and Rihanna. Click the image below for more details and songs on iTunes
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Hope for Haiti: $58 Million Raised in 24 Hours

The joint forces by celebrities from Jonas Brothers to Tobey Maguire to Bono has come up with fruitful result. The telethon dubbed "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", raised more than $58 million as of Sunday, January 24.

The number is not inclusive private donation or the sale of "Hope for Haiti Now" album which is available on iTunes. The compilation of the January 22 performances is reportedly the "biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history", being number 1 in 18 countries on Saturday, January 23.

Donations are still welcomed in the next six months by calling 877-99-haiti, going to hopeforhaitinow.org or texting Give to 50555. The money raised will go and be split evenly to seven organizations; Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, Unicef, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation, and the Clinton-Bush Haiti Foundation.

Another musical benefit for Haiti is in the works. Pianist Lang Lang,
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'Hope for Haiti Now' Raises Over $57 Million

'Hope for Haiti Now' Raises Over $57 Million
"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon set a new record for donations received during a disaster relief telethon.

Hosted by George Clooney, the telethon raised $57 million to help rebuild Haiti after the tragic 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12th. Viewers were able to donate via phone, online and mobile. Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and Stevie Wonder were just two of the hundreds of celebs that were taking your donations by telephone.
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Hope for Haiti Raises More Than $57 Million

  • PEOPLE.com
Hope for Haiti Raises More Than $57 Million
Friday night's celebrity telethon Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief has so far raised more than $57 million - a record for a disaster relief telethon, said the event’s organizers. In addition the star-studded Hope for Haiti Now album, featuring performances from the evening, is the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history. The charity event, spearheaded by George Clooney with the support of many of Hollywood's A-listers, featured two hours of musical performances and appeals for donations for earthquake relief.The money raised will be split among Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross,
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We Loved Every Minute Of Last Night’s Star-Studded ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon — So Many Powerful Performances!

What was your favorite moment of the night?

Were you as glued to the TV as we were last night during the two-hour Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief? Every big name star from Robert Pattinson to Alicia Keys came out to show their support, either though answering phones, speaking from the heart or performing live on stage. The telethon’s organizer, George Clooney, opened the night with an inspirational message: “This is a tragedy that reaches across all borders, all boundaries and demands our attention, our help and our compassion as fellow human beings,” he said. “The Haitian people need our help. They need to know that they’re not alone. They need to know we still care.”

Here were some of our favorite moments from the telethon:

Jay-z, Rihanna, Bono and The Edge performed a brand new song, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour),” which was written exclusively for the telethon.
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We Loved Every Minute Of Last Night’s Star-Studded ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon — So Many Powerful Performances!

What was your favorite moment of the night?

Were you as glued to the TV as we were last night during the two-hour Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief? Every big name star from Robert Pattinson to Alicia Keys came out to show their support, either though answering phones, speaking from the heart or performing live on stage. The telethon’s organizer, George Clooney, opened the night with an inspirational message: ”This is a tragedy that reaches across all borders, all boundaries and demands our attention, our help and our compassion as fellow human beings,” he said. “The Haitian people need our help. They need to know that they’re not alone. They need to know we still care.”

Here were some of our favorite moments from the telethon:

Jay-z, Rihanna, Bono and The Edge performed a brand new song, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour),” which was written exclusively for the telethon.
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'Hope For Haiti Now' Sets New Record For Money Raised By Disaster-Relief Telethon

More than $58 million raised to date; album is biggest one-day pre-order in iTunes history.

By MTV News staff

Rihanna performs on "Hope for Haiti Now" on Friday

Photo: PictureGroup/Evan Agostini

As donations continue to pour in from around the world, "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" announced on Saturday (January 23) that it has raised more than $58 million to date — a new record for donations made by the general public through a disaster-relief telethon. The preliminary figure includes donations made via phone, online and mobile, and does does not include donations by corporations and large private donors, or iTunes sales figures, all of which are still being calculated.

"The public has set a new standard of giving for a relief telethon with 'Hope for Haiti Now,' and the donations continue to come in — people can still contribute 24/7 via phone, Web and text," said Lisa Paulsen,
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Swizz Beatz Urges Viewers Of Haiti Telethon: 'You Should Donate'

The producer of the Jay-z, Rihanna, The Edge and Bono collaboration 'Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)' encourages global participation.

By Shaheem Reid, with additional reporting by Sway Calloway and Gil Kaufman

Swizz Beatz backstage at the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon

Photo: MTV News

According to Swizz Beatz, helping out the devastated nation of Haiti is not only positive, but necessary.

"I think the important reason to donate to this cause, no matter how much money is being raised or has been raised ... you gotta understand, Haiti has been in shambles way before this event," the producer said backstage at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon. "Now you have the real madness that puts the focus on Haiti. If you look at what they been going through before and what they been going through now, it's gonna take more than money. It's never enough money.
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Video: Beyonce Knowles Couples Up With Chris Martin on 'Hope for Haiti'

Beyonce Knowles has lent her voice for "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon on Friday, January 22. Taking part in the two-hour benefit event, the "If I Were a Boy" hitmaker delivered single "Halo" with the companion of piano play by Chris Martin, the lead vocalist of Coldplay.

On the special performance, the 28-year-old songstress also managed to inject Haiti into the lyrics of her fourth single off "I Am...Sasha Fierce". "Haiti, we can see your halo/ You know you're my saving grace," she sang. "You're everything I need and more, it's written all over your face/ Haiti, we can see your halo/ I pray you won't fade away."

While Beyonce took the stage along with Chris, her husband Jay-z made a collaboration with Rihanna, Bono and The Edge. Having recorded "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)" in different studios around the globe, he and the three
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Brad Pitt and Jen Aniston Participate in Haiti Telethon

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Brad Pitt and Jen Aniston Participate in Haiti Telethon
The telethon to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars - including Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. The commercial free Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, co-hosted by George Clooney and Wyclef Jean, was broadcast on nearly a dozen channels. "This is a tragedy that reaches across all borders, all boundaries and demands our attention, our help and our compassion as fellow human beings," Clooney said at the opening of the show. "The Haitian people need our help. They need to know that they're not alone. They need to know we still care.
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Video: Taylor Swift Takes 'Hope for Haiti' Stage With 'Breathless'

The "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon is underway, and a number of stars and performers have taken the stage. Among some of the first line-up of performances was country star Taylor Swift. Strumming her guitar, the 20-year-old belted out her version of Better Than Ezra's "Breathless".

Before the "You Belong with Me" hitmaker delivered her tune, Alicia Keys opened the show with her singing "Prelude to a Kiss" behind a grand piano. Then after, George Clooney, who helped organize the two-hour event, made his heartfelt plea, saying "The Haitian people need our help. They need to know that they are not alone. They need to know that we still care."

Beside those three, Madonna took the New York City studio's stage, delivering "Like a Prayer" with a choir in the background. Coldplay was seen in London while singing "A Message", while Bruce Springsteen
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Robert Pattinson Sports Scruffy New Look

Robert Pattinson has followed the footstep of Brad Pitt in growing his beard. Having been laying low ever since news of him and rumored girlfriend Kristen Stewart spotted spending New Year's Eve together, the 23-year-old actor was snapped stepping out in London on Friday evening, January 22 with the new facial hair.

While there is yet comment from the "Twilight Saga" star on his new scruffy look, there could be a chance that he grew the beard to look manlier. In 2009, he admitted his lady-like look to Daily Mirror saying, "I always looked like a girl up until a few years ago, and because I never did any sports or anything I was always kind of gangly." Photos of him with the beard can be seen via Radar Online.

Robert Pattinson is expected to make an appearance at George Clooney's "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief
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Inside the Hope for Haiti Now Telethon

Inside the Hope for Haiti Now Telethon
What's got more film and television stars than the Golden Globes and is more important than the Oscars? That would be Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, taking place in Los Angeles, New York, London and Haiti, and masterminded by George Clooney and Wyclef Jean. Aside from the dozens of musical artists, such as Madonna, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Bono, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen, who have signed on to perform, and actors ranging from Brad Pitt to Robert Pattinson to Morgan Freeman, who are scheduled to speak, MTV has announced more than 100 all-star operators. To contribute during the telethon, either go to hopeforhaitinow.org, text "Give" to 50555 or call 877-99-haiti....
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Hollywood Will Be Helping With the ‘Hope For Haiti Now’ Telethon!

Make sure to tune in tonight, Jan. 22, to watch George Clooney’s Hope for Haiti telethon — featuring performances by Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruce Springsteen.

George Clooney’s brilliant idea to host a two-hour telethon Jan. 22 in support of the crisis in Haiti is turning out to be one of the largest Hollywood charity events. Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief announced that the global telethon will feature 21 musical performances that will air during the telethon.

Clooney and Wyclef Jean will be in La hosting along with Oprah Winfrey and Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert Pattinson will be contributing from London.

The musical acts will take place all over the world — In NYC: Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Jennifer Hudson, and Wyclef Jean will hit the mic in support of the cause. L.A. will feature: Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake,
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