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Bono's Charity Gig Exceeds Expectations

Rocker BONO's Valentine's Day (14Feb08) charity auction to help fight AIDS in Africa has raised a near-record breaking $42.6 million (GBP21.3 million) - far more than organisers were expecting to fetch. The U2 star teamed...

Spice Girls To Play At Mandela's Birthday?

The SPICE GIRLS may be planning one final performance at NELSON MANDELA's 90th birthday party.The girls have recently announced that their upcoming concert in Toronto will be their last ever as a group, however a...

By on 15 February 2008

Bono Organises Art Fundraiser For Hiv Relief In Africa

Humanitarian rocker BONO is organising a Valentine's Day (14Feb08) art auction to raise money for the United Nations' HIV relief program in Africa. The U2 frontman is teaming up with British artist Damien Hirst to...

Bono Donates Ipod To Encourage An End To Poverty

U2 rocker BONO has given the Japanese Prime Minister an iPod in a bid to help end poverty in Africa. The singer was attending a meeting with former British prime minister Tony Blair and Microsoft...

U.s. Politican Unfased By Bono

U.S. Defence Secretary ROBERT GATES was unfased when he met U2 rock star BONO - as he had no idea who he was. The With Or Without You star met the politician at the...

Bono Confesses Eco Sins To 'Father' Al Gore

U2 frontman BONO has compared environmental campaigner AL GORE to an Irish priest to whom he can confess his ecological sins. The With Or Without You hitmaker shared the stage with the former U.S. vice...

Paranoid Bono Showed Gore Around His Green Home

Rocker BONO poked fun at his green credentials during a conference with AL GORE on Thursday (24Jan08), revealing how he went to great lengths to show the former U.S. vice president how environmentally friendly his...

Bono Pays A Visit To The Pentagon

Irish rocker BONO met with U.S. Defence Secretary ROBERT GATES on Tuesday (22Jan08) in his efforts to persuade world leaders to increase aid to developing nations. The U2 frontman and humanitarian has already pressed French...

Bono: 'I Am Horrific In 3-D'

Rocker BONO hates seeing himself on-screen - and admits his image inhibitions have been made worse after seeing himself in new U2 movie U2 3-D. The band filmed the movie at a number of dates...

Bono Visits French Leader

Rocker BONO has urged French leader NICOLAS SARKOZY to double aid to developing nations during a low-key visit to the President this week (ends11Jan08). The celebrity humanitarian pressed Sarkozy to stick to plans to raise...

Snoop Dogg Plans Rock Collaborations

Rapper SNOOP DOGG is eager to collaborate with rock icons BONO and SIR MICK JAGGER - because his hip-hop peers no longer inspire him. The Beautiful star - real name Calvin Broadus - admits his...

Bono Designs Charity T-shirt

U2 rocker BONO has designed a limited edition T-shirt which will be sold to benefit impoverished African farmers. The singer has teamed up with the Hard Rock group to create the Bono Signature Series T-shirt...

Jolie Tops Do-gooders Poll

Angelina Jolie has topped a poll of the best celebrity do-gooders of 2007.The actress was voted the most respected celebrity humanitarian of the year for her work as a United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador as...

By on 28 December 2007

Bono Denies Clapping Incident

Rocker BONO has dismissed reports he silenced an audience in Glasgow, Scotland, recently to demonstrate the plight of poverty in Africa by clapping his hands. The U2 singer was alleged to have told the crowd...

Poverty Campaigner Bono Defends His Billion-dollar Business

Rocker BONO has defended his decision to set up a $1.9 billion (GBP950 million) investment company, insisting it doesn't contradict his image as a poverty-campaigner. The U2 frontman is one of five co-founders of Elevation...

Clinton: 'I Saved Bono's Life'

Former U.S. President BILL CLINTON claims he once "saved the life" of U2 frontman BONO - by giving the rocker a ride to an American football game. The 61-year-old was campaigning in Chicago, Illinois, in...

Across The Universe Stars To Front Spider-man Musical?

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE stars EVAN RACHEL WOOD and JIM STURGESS are the front-runners to play the leads in director JULIE TAYMOR and rocker BONO's upcoming SPIDER-MAN stage musical. Taymor has revealed she staged "a workshop...

African Stars Record U2 Covers Album In Tribute To Bono

Some of Africa's top musicians have paid tribute to rocker BONO's humanitarian efforts by recording a new album of U2 cover songs. In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 sees stars including singer Angelique...

Razorlight Make A Surprise Appearance At Mencap's Concert

RAZORLIGHT treated fans to a surprise appearance at Mencap's Little Noise Sessions show last night.Lead singer JOHNNY BORRELL and drummer ANDY BURROWS played an acoustic set including AMERICA, BEFORE I FALL TO PIECES and new...

By on 27 November 2007

Bono Surprises Charity Guests With Gig

U2 stars BONO and THE EDGE played at an unannounced warm-up act for a charity concert in London on Friday (23Nov07). The duo stunned the 250 guests at the fundraiser for Mencap, a charity that...

U2 In Shock Charity Gig Set

U2's Bono and Edge amazed fans at a charity gig in north London last night with a surprise appearance.The 250-strong crowd at the Mencap Little Noises Sessions at Union Chapel had been told to expect...

By on 24 November 2007

Geldof And Bono Criticised For Worsening African Plight

The head of a leading African AIDS charity has blasted philanthropic efforts by the likes of SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO for helping to increase problems in the continent instead of relieve them. Jobs Selasie,...

Cruz Hits Out At Manipulative Press

PENELOPE CRUZ has accused the press of manipulating photographs to make her friendship with rocker BONO look like a romance. The pair were recently snapped holding hands as they walked along a beach - prompting...

Universe Pair For Stage Spidey

Across The Universe director Julie Taymor has confirmed she wants to reunite the leads from her Beatles musical for the upcoming Spider-Man stage show.Taymor played an integral role in the Broadway success of The Lion...

By on 22 November 2007

Activism Makes Bono Appreciate U2 More

Outspoken BONO's activism has helped save his career as a rock star in U2 - because he's always so grateful for recording session time with his bandmates. The Where The Streets Have No Name singer...

Bono: `I Understand Blair's Terrorism Dilemma'

BONO has great sympathy for former British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR - because he couldn't win the battle with terrorism. The outspoken Irish rocker insists Blair had no choice but to join President George W....

Bono Urged U.s. Leaders To Meet With British Army Vets

U2 star BONO urged America's top politicians to speak with British soldiers who had occupied Northern Ireland before choosing to extend the war in Iraq. The outspoken Irish rocker has never wasted an opportunity to...

Clinton Turned To Bono For Sinn Fein Visa Advice

Former U.S. President BILL CLINTON turned to rocker BONO for advice when he was trying to solve a visa headache over Sinn Fein leaders MARTIN MCGUINNESS and GERRY ADAMS. The U2 frontman admits he was...

Keys Honours Bono At Aids Fundraiser

U2 frontman BONO has been honoured by ALICIA KEYS for his charity work at an Aids fundraiser in New York. The Black Ball event, which was also attended by Gwen Stefani and Sheryl Crow, is...

Bono Denies Spice Girls Collaboration

Rocker BONO has laughed off speculation he will team up with the SPICE GIRLS to record a new song. The Wannabe pop stars are due to release a greatest hits album before Christmas (07) and...

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