Jennifer Lopez, Stars React to Haiti Crisis on 'Larry King' Special
By ETonline Editorial Team
Larry King hosted a star-studded, two-hour special edition of his "Larry King Live" on CNN -- "Haiti: How You Can Help" -- Monday evening, focusing on the post-earthquake crisis in Haiti and how we can help. From Jennifer Lopez and Paula Abdul to Mick Jagger and Ben Stiller, many A-List stars lent their wattage to help this dire situation.
"It's been six days since the quake, and it's only going to get worse," said King, who revealed that there have been a reported 150,000 deaths as a result of the massive disaster. Over the course of Larry's two-hour broadcast, UNICEF and the Red Cross raised approximately $5 million.
"I've been watching at home with my family and have been incredibly moved and saddened by everything that has happened," said Lopez. "It's daunting. It just feels so huge, and you just want to do anything you can and I urge everybody to do the same. ... Every little bit helps."
"The overwhelming despair and families not knowing who's alive, not being able to account for [people], it's just [sad]," said Paula. "It's the most helpless feeling. There's so much that you wish you could do. … It's so overwhelming."
Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported in from the chaos in Haiti, while Ryan Seacrest, Tea Leoni, Joel Madden, Nicole Richie, Snoop Dogg, Sarah Ferguson and Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas weighed in on how to help.
"The need is immediate," said Seacrest. "They need help right now."
"When these terrible disasters happen in a very poor place, the result is magnified. …This is a huge, massive disaster for one of the poorest countries," said Jagger, adding, "It's very gratifying to see such an outpouring of help from many countries."
Former "NYPD Blue" star Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, who has many relatives in the impoverished nation, was unable to contact them and came to ET to plea for help, revealed, "My cousins are okay. My aunt is still missing, but my cousins are okay."
"It's sad watching the outcome of the earthquake and seeing people suffering with no place to go," said Will.i.am. "It's important for humanity -- for love, life -- you have to help."
"The children of Haiti before this crisis were already in a dire situation," said Leoni. "I think the only way to handle this is to look forward. … When I see the images of these kids, it's obviously very difficult. … I'm kind of speechless."
Benicio Del Toro, Christian Slater, Jeff Probst, Alyssa Milano, David Spade, Susan Sarandon, Ashley Judd, Maria Bello, Danny Glover, Russell Simmons, Molly Sims, Jared Leto and Pete Wentz were just a handful of the many stars manning phones to raise funds and chatting online/Tweeting with users to guide them through what they can do to help the situation.
John Mayer and Seal delivered heartfelt performances, and some stars also showed ways that money can be used to buy products that filter and purify drinking water. "Clean water is key," said Joel Madden. "They don't have clean water access."
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