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Bono AIDS Charity Auction Raises $42 Million | Bono

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Bono AIDS Charity Auction Raises $42 Million

Originally posted 02/15/2008 11:50AM

The stars came out on Valentine's night to spread the love – and the cash – for Bono's (RED) charity, and raised more than $42 million in an art auction to benefit the Global Fund of the United Nations Foundation, which works to fight AIDS in Africa.

"Tonight we're taking it to a whole new level," the U2 frontman told PEOPLE. "We have people giving all of their work away … This is a pretty big night."

The event, at Sotheby's on New York's Upper East Side, brought out everyone from Martha Stewart to Russell Simmons, Ed Burns and Christy Turlington.

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Sarkozy & Bruni Get a Celebrity Guest | Bono, Carla Bruni

Sarkozy & Bruni Get a Celebrity Guest

Originally posted 01/10/2008 09:20AM

Just hours after President Nicolas Sarkozy told the world of his romance with ex-supermodel Carla Bruni, France's first couple had Bono over to private dinner at the Élysées Palace Tuesday night. Upon leaving, the singer was accompanied into the Palace's courtyard by a liveried footman, who placed a parting gift of state – a large flat blue package tied with ribbon – into the trunk of his chauffeured Mercedes.
– Peter Mikelbank

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QUOTED: Bono Knows that Lead Singers Are Replaceable | Bono

QUOTED: Bono Knows that Lead Singers Are Replaceable

Originally posted 10/26/2007 07:25AM

"Don't tell the band I'm here. I'm supposed to be recording an album. They support our cause, but they wish I would stick to singing rather than talking. And they also say Sammy Hagar to me a lot. And Phil Collins. They tell me Genesis became more popular [with] him."

– Humanitarian (and, for now, U2 frontman) Bono, who was honored Thursday night at the Black Ball in New York City, a benefit for Keep a Child Alive
(Anne Marie Cruz)

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Bono Made Knight of the British Empire | Bono

Bono Made Knight of the British Empire

Originally posted 03/29/2007 01:35PM

Arise, Bono! The U2 frontman was named an honorary knight of the British Empire at a Dublin ceremony on Thursday – though because he is not a British citizen, the Irish rock star must forego the customary title "Sir."

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Bono to Get Honorary Knighthood | Bono

Bono to Get Honorary Knighthood

Originally posted 12/23/2006 02:15PM

The accolades keep coming for U2 frontman Bono, who is being awarded an honorary British knighthood, according to the British Embassy in Dublin.

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Bono Surprises Monte Carlo Revelers | Bono, Jay-Z, Petra Nemcova, Wyclef Jean

Bono Surprises Monte Carlo Revelers

Originally posted 05/29/2006 08:00AM

The annual Monaco Grand Prix Ball turned even grander just before midnight on Saturday when surprise guest Bono popped in to join the event's ball host Wyclef Jean for an impassioned duet of "Redemption Song."

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Bono, Elton John Fight Hunger, Hurricanes | Bono

Bono, Elton John Fight Hunger, Hurricanes

Originally posted 02/21/2006 08:00AM

Music stars did major bits for charity over the holiday weekend, with Bono donating one of his guitars to benefit Brazil's Zero Hunger campaign, while Celine Dion and Elton John dueted for the first time ever at a Las Vegas benefit to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina – an event that also brought out Jerry Seinfeld.

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The Week's Best Celeb Quotes | Bono

The Week's Best Celeb Quotes

Originally posted 12/20/2005 06:00AM

• "I refuse to be anything other than what I am. I literally get into the clothes at the end of the bed. If somebody doesn't take them off and wash them, things would probably get a bit high."– Rock star-humanitarian Bono, Time's Person of the Year, proving he's just a regular guy

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Bono, The Gateses 'Persons of the Year'

Bono, The Gateses 'Persons of the Year'

Originally posted 12/19/2005 08:00AM

Time magazine named Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates its "Persons of the Year," citing the U2 rocker's and the Microsoft founder and his wife's charitable work and activism aimed at reducing global poverty and improving world health.

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Bono Lunches with President Bush | Bono, George W. Bush

Bono Lunches with President Bush

Originally posted 10/20/2005 08:00AM

Prior to a U2 concert at Washington's MCI Center on Wednesday night, Irish rocker Bono joined President Bush at the Oval Office in the White House for lunch and a discussion about world poverty, the Associated Press reports.

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