Yesterday in Los Angeles, everyone from Celine Dion to Sad Clown Baby to Gay Fish to Vince Vaughn (insert a million question marks here) to Barbara Streisand gathered at Jim Henson Studios to record the 25th anniversary of “We Are The World.” As far as I know, the roof of the Jim Henson Studios is still intact. This is kind of surprising since you’d think all those egos in one room would’ve blown that roof right off.
“We Are The World: The Remake” premiere at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on February 12th. Proceeds will go to Haitian relief. Kanye West will also release “I AM THE WORLD” a day later.
When Quincy Jones first announced this mess, he said Lady CaCa, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce would all be a part of it. None of them showed up. But who needs those has-beens when you have the vocal powerhouse that is VINCE VAUGHN! When he sings extra loud, his long nose hairs back him up by whistling. Vince is his own quartet!
Click here to see the full list of performers.
And since Simon Cowell will not be outdone by the likes of Quincy Jones, he has released his own charity single for Haiti. It’s a cover of REM’s “Everybody Hurts” (and it really does hurt) featuring Susan Boyle, Miley Cyrus, Cheryl Cole, Mimi, Mika, Leona Lewis, James Blunt, Michael Buble, Jon Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and a million others.
Here’s a few more pictures from the recording of “We Are The World.” Where is Heidi Montag and Kim Zolciak?!