You might know him as the cranky judge on American Idol, but Simon Cowell has a soft and charitable side.
And it was on full display this week.
The music producer has gathered a slew of artists for a London-based charity single, a cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts." The version hit British radio this morning and is worth a listen:
The single features Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Rod Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Bublé, Susan Boyle, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis, Mika and James Blunt, among others.
It will be available for download this Sunday, with all proceeds benefitting the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Yesterday in Hollywood, meanwhile, over 80 singers united to record a remake of "We Are the World."
Isn't it refreshing to see so many celebrities get together for a reason that doesn't include a police blotter or publicity for a movie?