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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.
Originally posted 01/13/2004 3:55PM
National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has rejected an offer by Bono to sing during the Feb. 1 Super Bowl halftime show in Houston, as part of an effort to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in Africa, New York's Daily News reports.
Originally posted 09/17/2003 01:00PM
Irish rock star and active humanitarian Bono urged President Bush on Tuesday to step up funding on AIDS initiatives but left the face-to-face meeting with the Chief Executive disappointed, reports Reuters.
Originally posted 06/13/2002 01:00PM
U2, Dr. Dre and The Beatles -- even though they broke up in 1970 -- were reportedly last year's highest-grossing acts in the music biz.
Originally posted 05/21/2002 12:00PM
A fact-finding mission, rather than a concert schedule, has the Irish rocker hitting 11 destinations with U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.
Originally posted 03/15/2002 11:00AM
The Irish rocker says his role as a D.C. "pest" helps urge President Bush to pledge an extra $5 billion in aid to developing countries, plus $500 million to AIDS research, reports the Associated Press.
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