06:41 AM EDT 08/28/2014
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.
Originally posted 07/03/2005 09:00AM
Live 8 is over, calls for an end to poverty in Africa have been expressed and more than 1 million fans in industrialized nations around the world have been entertained by 10 free concerts.
Originally posted 04/07/2005 08:20AM
Besides Angelina Jolie in the upcoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt has a new costar: Bono, with whom he participates in a new series of public service announcements targeting poverty and AIDS.
Originally posted 04/06/2005 06:00AM
Just before hitting the road with U2 for the band's Vertigo tour, Bono took time out to unveil another project: a new organic eco-friendly clothing line called EDUN (yes, it's NUDE spelled backwards). The rocker launched the collection, which uses only natural fibers and dyes and is made in Africa and Peru, at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.
Originally posted 03/15/2005 08:00AM
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of rock, The Pretenders, The O'Jays, Percy Sledge and blues legend Buddy Guy were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a New York ceremony Monday night – but it was inductees U2 that were clearly the evening's star attraction.
Originally posted 11/15/2004 08:00AM
It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, with stars coming together on Sunday to update "Do They Know It's Christmas," with Bob Geldof again at the helm to mark the 20th anniversary of the Live Aid holiday favorite.
Originally posted 07/09/2004 08:00AM
PLANNED: An all-star creative team is set to give Spider-Man the Broadway musical treatment. Variety reports that The Lion King auteur Julie Taymor will direct, The Crying Game's Neil Jordan will write the book, and songs will be supplied by Bono and The Edge of U2. Talks are reportedly underway between Marvel Comics and Victor./Victoria producer Tony Adams. No word on a potential Spidey, though Hugh Jackman can do anything.
Originally posted 06/23/2004 06:00AM
Vince Vaughn was quite the man about that toddlin' town, Chicago, over the weekend, our spies report. Friday night the Dodgeball star, 34, visited velvet-roped hotspot Y, and then headed over to late-night club Sound-Bar, sipping Jack-and-Cokes throughout. Saturday he treated fans at Wrigley Field to their version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (singing "Let's root, root, root for the Cubbies") during the seventh-inning stretch of the Cubs-Oakland A's game, and then took in local food-and-music fest Taste of Randolph Street. Later that night he hit yet another club, Le Passage, and returned to both Y and Sound-Bar. Needless to say, female admirers swarmed Vaughn all the while, but he didn't seem to take a shine to any one in particular. Whew! We're tired after just telling you about it.
Originally posted 05/31/2004 06:00AM
Bono issued a warning along with the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania recently: "Don't get me too excited because I use four-letter words when I get excited," he told the crowd. "The only four-letter word I'm going to use today is 'Penn.' " But he had spoken too soon: "Come to think of it, Bono is a four-letter word," he added. The rock star and activist, who picked up an honorary doctorate of law at the Ivy League school, reminisced about his last visit to the campus seven years ago for a U2 concert. "I was wearing a mirror-ball suit at the time and I emerged from a 40-foot-high revolving lemon," he said. "I guess it was at that point when your trustees decided to give me their highest honor."
Originally posted 01/20/2004 8:07AM
Monday's Martin Luther King Day was a special one for U2's Bono, who as a teen in Dublin was deeply affected by the violent unrest in Northern Ireland -- and yearned for a call for peace of the kind once promoted by the Rev. Dr. King, the Associated Press reports.
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