I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know… This big “We Are the World” remake just seems cheesy as hell to me!
Yes, it’s awesome to raise more money for Haitian relief. And I’ll be fascinated to watch its big sprawling, charitable train-wreck unfurl when the 3D (Gaaaaah!!!!) spectacle hits TVs on Feb. 12th as part of the Olympics hysteria. But somehow a recording studio full of the likes of Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Barbra Streisand, Brandy, the Jonas Brothers and a zillion other random music folks just seems like a masturbatory PR stunt, rather than an effective way to help folks. But what the hell do I know?
And, c’mon! The original song isn’t even really very good!!!! (They could have at least brought Cyndi Lauper back for her big solo!!) But that’s it. I’m done. Just watch the videos and check the pics… And read the bits on DListed, USA Today, MTV News and the L.A. Times.
Pics of Miley Cyrus, Joe Jonas, TPain, Snoop, Babs and more after the jump!
Whoa. This is genius, and ought to be the basis for a new Nickelodeon/MTV co-production reality show: “Life with Uncle Smokey!” I’m pretty sure lil’ Justin Bieber just experienced his first contact high.
Get more (and lots of behind-the-scenes video) on the whole madness at MTV.com.