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How's Bono's Recovery Coming?

December 5th, 2014 2:15pm EST
The Edge Updates Fans On Bono's Recovery
U2 guitarist The Edge, updated fans with some not-so-good news about frontman Bono's health status.

Bono was injured in a bicycle accident in November. His injuries were rather serious, requiring a five hour survery for the singer.

Said The Edge, "He acutally showed us an X-Ray a couple of days later, and it looked like a miniature of the Eiffel Tower was in his elbow. And then the same had to happen with a fracture of his pinky; the joint there was totally messed up, so that needed a bone graft. And the most vulnerable was actually his upper back, the scapula, because they couldn’t put a...
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Kanye West, U2 Perform At World AIDS Day Concert

December 2nd, 2014 12:14pm EST
Springsteen, Chris Martin Perform With U2 At World AIDS Day Conc
Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin filled in for Bono at a U2 concert in New York on World AIDS Day on Monday. Kanye West and Carrie Underwood also performed at the free event in Times Square.

Bono was unable to perform because he's still recovering after falling off his bicycle in Central Park last month.

Springsteen and Martin (who wore a t-shirt with the word "Substitu2" on it) made their debut with U2, calling themselves: "U2 Minus 1."

Martin sang "Beautiful Day" and "With or Without You," while Springsteen belted out "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Ha...
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Obama, Bono, Robin Thicke Top GQ Magazine's Least Influential People

November 25th, 2014 2:32pm EST
Obama, Bono, Robin Thicke Top List Of GQ Magazine's Least Influe
Bono, Robin Thicke and President Obama have topped GQ's Least Influential People Of 2014 list.

Bono was chided for giving away free music to the masses in a forced download of their latest album, "Songs of Innocence" to millions of iTunes subscribers. Said the magazine about the experiment, "The worst part was the way both Apple and U2 treated this, like it was some kind of noble gift to The People; in fact this was a $100 million marketing campaign.Yes, $100 million to turn U2's socially conscious dad-rock into a piece of direct mail."

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, wa...
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Bono's Arm Was Injured Pretty Severely In Bicycle Crash

November 19th, 2014 8:48am EST
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Bono had major reconstructive surgery on his arm following his bike accident in New York City on Sunday. Doctors wound up inserting 18 metal screws and three plates into the U2 frontman's fractured arm.

The singer was involved in a high-speed bicycle crash and was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he underwent five hours of surgery to fix his upper arm, according to Rollingstone.com.

Doctor Dean Lorich told the website, "The bone of his humerus (upper arm) was driven though his skin and the bone was in six different pieces. He was taken emergently (sic) to...
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U2 Rocker To Undergo Surgery To Repair Arm

November 17th, 2014 12:43pm EST
Bono Injures Himself In Bike Accident, Cancels 'Tonight Show' Ap
Bono was involved in a bicycle accident in New York City over the weekend, forcing U2 to cancel their week-long residency on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

His bandmates The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. posted on the band's official website: "It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time - we're one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it.

"We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understa...
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Tailgate On Bono's Airplane Detaches Mid-Flight

November 13th, 2014 10:55am EST
Bono's Airplane Lands Safely After Door Detaches Mid-Flight
While singer Bono was flying from Dublin, Ireland, to Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, the rear door on his private jet fell off. According to the Irish Daily Mail, the Learjet was crossing into Germany when the tailgate detached.

A source told the publication, "He was extremely lucky, the plane could have gone down. About an hour into the journey they heard a big thud coming from the rear of the plane. They were startled for a bit, but they continued on and made the descent into Berlin airport. When they landed they were horrified to learn that the compartment at the rear of the plane had c...
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U2's Bono Reveals Why He Always Wears Sunglasses

October 18th, 2014 10:37am EDT
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U2 frontman Bono has a signature look - he always wears sunglasses. But it's not because he's too cool for school. The star has been suffering from glaucoma for over 20 years.

The rock star revealed the news during an interview on "The Graham Norton Show." "I have good treatments, and I am going to be fine," he assured viewers.

Glaucoma can damage the eye's optic nerve and in some cases result in vision loss and blindness. Early detection and treatment can protect a sufferer from serious vision loss.

The band made headlines earlier this month after releasing its latest album for free o...
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Bono 'Sorry' For Forcing Free Album On iTunes Users

October 15th, 2014 10:44am EDT
Bono 'Sorry' For Forcing Free Album On iTunes Users
U2 frontman Bono has apologized to fans who automatically received the group's latest album for free on iTunes, saying the band "might have gotten carried away" with the promotion.

Last month, U2's "Songs of Innocence" was installed on nearly 500 million users' music libraries without their consent to coincide with the release of the iPhone 6. Those who aren't fans of the band were stuck with the album with no way to remove it from their cloud music library. Apple finally made a webpage with a button to delete the album.

U2 was interviewed on Facebook on Tuesday to celebrate the physical ...
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Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album

September 16th, 2014 9:34pm EDT
Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album
Apple has created a special removal tool for iTunes and iPhone users who don't want to keep U2's latest album, "Songs Of Innocence," which the company released for free to all of its users when they announced the release of the iPhone 6 last week.

Following the release of the latest version of the iPhone, U2 took the stage to play songs from the new album and announce that the entire LP was being given away for free to all Apple users and that the album was already in their cloud.

Unfortunately, for those who aren't fans of the band, they were stuck with the album and no way to remove it ...
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U2 Releases Surprise New Album During Apple iPhone 6 Event, Gives It Away For Free To 500 Million iTunes Customers

September 9th, 2014 5:31pm EDT
U2 Releases Surprise New Album During Apple iPhone 6 Event, Give
The hotly anticipated announcement and launch of Apple's new iPhone 6 came with a huge surprise on Tuesday -- the release of U2's 13th studio album, "Songs of Innocence."

The band appeared at the launch event for the new phones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, along with the new Apple Watch, and to close things out they performed new single "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone).

Following the debut of the new single, the band announced that the new album is available for free on iTunes to all 500 million Apple customers!

It's no secret that the band had the album in the works, but the releas...
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U2 Debuts New Single 'Invisible' During Super Bowl

February 3rd, 2014 8:11pm EST
U2
U2 is hoping to have their 13th studio album out sometime this summer, and during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday night the band gave fans a free preview of the album via new track "Invisible."

The song, which lead singer Bono says won't be the first single released for the album, was released as a free download on iTunes until 11:59 p.m. Monday night.

The band partnered with (RED) and Bank of America, and for every download, $1 will be donated (with a $2 million max) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS by the financial giant.

"Invisible" was produced by Danger Mouse.

"We have another song we'...
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Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Bono Take Over The Palm Springs Film Festival

January 6th, 2014 8:41am EST
Amy Adams
A plethora of celebrities attended the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend. Stars including Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey picked up awards for their acting work.

"American Hustle" co-stars Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner as well as director David O. Russell accepted an ensemble performance award.

Tom Hanks won the Chairman's Award for "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."

Irish rock band U2 picked up the Sonny Bono Award For "Ordinary Love," a song used in "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." Singer Bono used the even...
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Bono Does His Best President Bill Clinton At NYC Conference

September 25th, 2013 8:25am EDT
Bono
U2's Bono introduced Bill Clinton at a charity event in New York this week by performing his finest comedy impersonation of the former president.

On Tuesday, the 53 year-old singer was among the guests who were invited to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Manhattan and the star found himself with time to spare on stage when the statesman was late taking over.

Bono tested out his comedy skills by doing an impersonation of Clinton, mimicking his famous southern accent and raspy tones in a short skit, which drew laughter from the audience.

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Scientist Names Spider After Bono

January 21st, 2013 9:28am EST
Bono
You know you've made it when a creature is named after you. U2 frontman Bono has the dubious honor of having inspired the scientific name for a newly identified spider.

Biologist Jason Bond of Auburn University in Alabama has discovered 33 spider breeds, and he named one "Aptostichus bonoi" after the Irish rocker, who scored the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
 
The spider was discovered in California's Joshua Tree National Park, the name of U2's classic 1987 album.
 
But Bono isn't the first to receive such an honor. The scientist previously named his insect discoveries ...
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Bono Teams Up With DJ Tiesto For Charity Album

November 21st, 2012 8:43am EST
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U2 rocker Bono has teamed up with Dutch DJ Tiesto for a new all-star charity album.

Fellow DJs Calvin Harris and Avicii also feature on Dance (RED), Save Lives, which will benefit Bono's anti-AIDS organization RED.

Tiesto reveals he felt compelled to support the cause after witnessing the plight of those affected by HIV during a trip to Africa in the mid-2000s.

In a statement, he says, "When I went to Africa in 2006, I was struck by the devastating effect of AIDS. Now the world has an incredible chance to make sure that babies are born HIV-free by 2015, and the dance community is goin...
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16 Stars With Texas-Sized Egos

October 4th, 2012 8:04pm EDT
Kanye West
Some stars have huge egos and think the world revolves around them.

Their narcissistic ways and self-importance are often laughable and at times frightening.

So which stars are always finding themselves giving pats on the back to... themselves all the time? Read on...

Kanye West once said "I am the number-one human being in music"; and told Entertainment Weekly that he's "too busy writing history to read it." Quotes like these cemented his status as one of the biggest egos in showbiz. He's launched his own fragrance, brand of shoes and energy drinks; and he even had the cojones to cut ...
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10 Stars Who Have Been Injured On The Job

August 19th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Early this week, production was halted on the set of "Iron Man 3" after its star Robert Downey Jr. injured his ankle while performing a stunt. Marvel Studios confirmed this Thursday, saying there will be a short delay in film production. With all the things going on in movie sets and concert stages, being a star can sometimes be hazardous. Here are 10 other celebrities who were hurt while performing their jobs.

During the filming of "The Green Lantern," Ryan Reynolds separated his shoulder and he popped it back into place during the scene. He told People magazine, "My last injury was ...
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Adam Levine Will Never 'Go Solo'

May 19th, 2012 7:25pm EDT
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has vowed never to quit and go solo - because he can't imagine his idol Bono releasing an album without U2.

The Moves Like Jagger singer accepts his band may split one day - but he'd rather form another group than go solo.

He says, "I'll never be a solo artist... Being in a band is much more fun."

And he tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Look at a band like U2 that has been around forever - I'm not sure how people would react to a record called Bono. I don't want to ever be that person.

"It's much cooler to be in a band with my bros."
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Rumor Patrol: Kanye West Writes 'Break Up' Record, Bono's Billions, More

May 19th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kanye Writing "Break Up" Record: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly still together, but a source told MediaTakeOut Kanye is writing the ultimate break up record. "MediaTakeOut.com spoke with a music industry INSIDER who heard a number of Kanye’s NEW TRACKS. And MediaTakeOut.com’s insider suspects that Kanye may be creating an ENTIRE DISS ALBUM, which he’ll release after HE goes through a pre-p...
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Bono Dismisses Claims He Is The Richest Entertainer In The World

May 19th, 2012 10:29am EDT
Bono
U2 lead singer Bono is shooting down speculated reports that he is now the richest rock star in the world following Facebook's IPO Friday.

The social networking site became one of the U.S. stock market's largest ever IPO, with the site eventually being valued at $105 billion, more than McDonalds and Amazon.com, when trading closed on Friday.

Bono was rumored to overtake Paul McCartney in the money stakes thanks to his 2.3 per cent stake in the site which his investment group, 'Elevation Partners' snapped up for $90 million in 2009.

It was believed the deal would net him around $1.5 billi...
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Bono Helps Courtney Love Land New New York Condo

March 12th, 2012 9:12pm EDT
Bono
U2 star Bono has helped Courtney Love land a condominium in New York's trendy Nolita neighbourhood - she used his name as a reference.

The Hole rocker now has a new Manhattan address after being evicted from a West Village townhouse - and she has the "One" singer to thank.

Bono wrote her "a paragraph" after her new landlord asked her for a character reference.

Love tells the New York Daily News she loves her new pad, but admits she has already upset another tenant - a pregnant neighbor complained about the noise she was making.

She explains, "I've never gotten a noise complaint. It soun...
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Invisible Children's Short Film 'KONY 2012' Gets Celeb Backing & Raises Awareness Of Ugandan War Criminal Joseph Kony's Atrocities (Watch The Film Here)

March 8th, 2012 11:47am EST
Joseph Kony
Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Bono and Rihanna are just a handful of the big names that are helping raise awareness of a new campaign by Invisible Children.

A new 29-minute video that hit the web on Monday called KONY 2012 is bringing attention to Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which is based in central Africa. Kony and his terrorist group got their start in northern Uganda and have since left the region but are still active in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.

Kony is a monster and needs to be stopped. Th...
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Bono & Angelina Jolie Inspired Brad Pitt To Become More Charitable

January 27th, 2012 8:43am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has credited Bono with giving him humanitarian advice that helped him become the man he is today.

In a candid new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the movie star admits he "sought out" the U2 singer after a visit to Morocco made him realize just how severe poverty was in certain areas of Africa.

The life-changing trip forced Pitt to "get off the couch" and join Bono and the other celebrities who attempt to make a difference in the world.

He says, "I sat down with him a few times and got involved in some of the stuff he was doing."

And Pitt reveals it was shortly after th...
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Defiant Bono Ignores Kidnap Threats To Perform In Mali

January 17th, 2012 9:36am EST
Bono
U2 star Bono gave Mali's annual Desert Festival a big boost on Thursday night by appearing onstage to launch the three-day event.

The Timbuktu-based festival is located in a former warzone, close to an al-Qaeda terrorist hub, prompting music fans to stay away in recent years.

But defiant Bono was among the opening acts performing for an audience made up of lucky tourists, nomads and local music lovers.

Organizers have been criticized for staging the festival just two months after three tourists were kidnapped.
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Sean Penn Named Ambassador To Haiti

January 16th, 2012 2:17pm EST
Sean Penn
Actor-turned-activist Sean Penn is celebrating after he was made an official ambassador to Haiti on Saturday.

The Milk star has worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness for the impoverished nation since it was struck by a devastating earthquake back in 2010 and his efforts were rewarded over the weekend.

Penn was offered the job by Haitian foreign minister Laurent Lamothe at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Beverly Hills, California.

Stepping up to the podium to greet the crowd, the actor beamed, "I do accept. (It would be useful to) change being called, 'Hey you (expletive), to ...
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January Jones & Gwyneth Paltrow Named The 'Least Influential People Of 2011'

December 2nd, 2011 8:30am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actresses January Jones and Gwyneth Paltrow have been spoofed as two of the Least Influential People of 2011.

Editors at GQ magazine have followed up Barbara Walters' annual list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People" of the year by creating their own compilation of celebrities who've failed to contribute something of "value" to the world, and both blonde beauties were nominated for the shameful honor.

Jones was one of 25 selected because the latest season of her hit TV show "Mad Men" was delayed from airing until 2012 and Paltrow was named for "unleashing her awful cookbook on the world."

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Bono Feared Dysfunction In The Bedroom Following Back Surgery

December 2nd, 2011 8:25am EST
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The German doctor who repaired rocker Bono's back last year told the U2 star that his pioneering operation might wreck his performance in the bedroom.

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt was candid with the singer and humanitarian when he first asked for help after cancelling tour dates because of his back pain - and told him there may be life-changing after effects.

Bono explains, "The guy's a genius. I was told he was the best and that I was in deep trouble - and now I'm not... I'm very well, rebuilt by German engineering.

"But he said, 'For this procedure... there is some risks... (like...
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Bono: 'My Voice Annoys Me'

December 1st, 2011 8:41am EST
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Rocker Bono is tired of his own voice and rarely listens to U2 songs when they are played on the radio.

The Irish star admits he's particularly turned off when he hears songs U2 recorded at the beginning of their career.

In a pre-taped interview with TV host Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on her show on Thursday, Bono says, "I do try to avoid it. If I hear our songs on the radio I tend to turn them down. Not because I don't like them or believe in them. Actually, my voice annoys me. I always think I could have sang it better."

"I am sort of a macho, Irish guy and particularly in those...
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Director Anton Corbijn Lands Top Culture Prize

November 29th, 2011 9:56am EST
Anton Corbijn
Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn was honored with a top culture award in Holland on Monday night, as Bono and Chris Martin sang tributes to the director.

Corbijn, who is also a celebrated photographer, was named the recipient of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Prize for 2011 for his work.

He walked away with a 75,000 Euros grant and also received a musical tribute in his honor.

Bono, Coldplay frontman Martin and German singer/actor Herbert Gronemeyer were backed by the Metropole Orchestra as they sang for Corbijn at the prize giving in Amsterdam.

Officials for the Prince Bernhard Cult...
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Bono: 'I Was Wearing The Wrong Shoes'

October 27th, 2011 8:38am EDT
Bono
U2 star Bono has confessed he was left disappointed by the band's prestigious headline set at this year's Glastonbury festival, blaming driving rain and "the wrong shoes" for their subdued performance.

The Irish rockers topped the bill at the iconic British festival in June, a year after they were forced to pull out when the singer hurt his back.

However, the hotly-anticipated performance - which took place during a huge downpour - left many fans disappointed, and now Bono has spoken out to explain the reasons for the muted show.

He blames a DJ for accidentally sabotaging the band's e...
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