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Williams and Minogue to reunite for Haiti single

Robbie Williams

Story by Jack Foley

ROBBIE Williams and Kylie Minogue will reunite for Simon Cowell’s charity single for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

According to The Sun newspaper, which has teamed up with Cowell to make the charity track possible, the song will be a cover version of REM’s classic Everybody Hurts.

Cheryl Cole and Take That will also appear on the track along with Leona Lewis, JLS, James Blunt and Joe McElderry, who have already started to lay down their vocals.

Half of the single’s proceeds will go to The Sun‘s Helping Haiti fund and the rest will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Radiohead raise funds

As the Haiti fundraising effort continues to gather pace, it has also been revealed that Radiohead have raised more than $500,000 (£308,192) for the appeal with a special gig in Los Angeles.

The band performed for more than two hours on Sunday (January 24) at the Henry Fonda Theatre, with celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Charlize Theron, Anna Paquin and Daniel Craig reportedly spotted in the crowd.

In order to get tickets for the event, fans had bid for them in an online auction, with proceeds going to Oxfam International.

George Clooney’s global TV telethon, meanwhile, has now raised $61m (£37.6m) and counting.

The 7.0 magnitude quake, which hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, is believed to have claimed as many as 200,000 lives. A further estimated 1.5 million people have been left homeless.