The Morning Mix: Everyone Except Kanye West To Appear On ‘Hope For Haiti’ Tonight

Becky Bain | January 22, 2010 5:54 am

Good morning! Tonight is George Clooney’s fundraiser, Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief, featuring pretty much every platinum-selling artist alive. Wyclef Jean, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Madonna, Keith Urban, Coldplay and dozens more are slated to appear on the program. (Not slated to appear on the telecast: Kanye West, who won’t be involved for whatever reason you choose to believe). Hope for Haiti airs on MTV, NBC, ABC, CBS and MTV at 8 p.m. Basically, if you own a television, you have no reason not to watch (and donate). But for now, please focus your attention on today’s music mix: Did You Hear?

:: Complex picks their 25 most anticipated albums of the year (). [Complex]

:: Heidi Montag’s album— shockingly—isn’t selling as well as Thriller did. [The Superficial]

:: Parks and Recreation‘s Aziz Ansari reminisces about hanging with Kanye West and Jay-Z. [MTV]

:: Miley Cyrus finds a use for the Internet beyond posting inappropriate photos of herself: supporting a suicide prevention hotline. [Just Jared]

:: Maroon 5 are back in the studio writing new songs with producer Mutt Lange. Let’s hope Mutt treats Adam Levine and the boys better than he did ex-wife Shania Twain. [Neon Limelight]

Behind the jump: we say goodbye to Conan. Pass the Kleenex.

Music On TV Tonight:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) – Julian Casablancas (repeat) :: Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC) – Neil Young :: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) – Heartless Bastards :: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) – Beach House :: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) – David Guetta, Gossip :: Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) – The HotRats

VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: Tonight, as we’re sure you’re aware, is Conan O’Brien’s last show as host of The Tonight Show. Instead of taking the wayback machine to a past music video, we’re honoring Conan with the last really heart-wrenching farewell on NBC’s late-night franchise: Johnny Carson’s. Watch Bette Midler serenade Carson with “One For My Baby” during his last Tonight Show in May 1992. We’re sure Neil Young will add a similar touch of class to Conan’s sign-off tonight. (If not, Conan can always be played off by keyboard cat.)

Have a great day, everyone! Yes, you too, Conan. Chin up.