Because falling never falls to make people laugh.
Losing ones footing and falling flat is pretty much the one thing you can guarantee you have in common with the biggest celebrities. It's funny when your pal does it, and it's funny when a star does it. The only difference is, they're reminded of it for the rest of the year.
There's been some pretty epic literal slip-ups from the celebrity world in the most public places you can think of this year; on stage and on the red carpet. Here's just a handful of the best ones:
The U2 guitarist has gained permission to build five huge houses in Malibu.
U2 guitar player The Edge has won approval to construct five massive hilltop mansions in Malibu, California, concluding a long-running dispute with nearby residents and environmentalists concerned about the impact on wildlife.
The musician, whose real name is David Howell Evans, bought the land in question back in 2005, and for the subsequent decade has been trying to gain approval from the California Coastal Commission to be able to build properties on the site, with the intention of living there.
U2 guitarist The Edge
Continue reading: The Edge Wins Approval For Major Property Development In Malibu
The band's latest album, Songs of Innocence, is available to all Apple iTunes Music Store customers and U2.com subscribers for free before its full release on October, 13.
It was announced today that Irish superband U2’s latest studio album, Songs of Innocence, will be released through Island Records on October 13. However, for U2.com subscribers that simply cannot wait that long, and for Apple iTunes Music Store customers that may or may not be able to wait that long, the album is available today (Wednesday, September 10). For free.
Irish rock band, U2, have completed their newest album since 2009
Featuring 11 new tracks from the rock quartet, Songs of Innocence has been given to subscribers of the band’s website and has been gifted to over half a billion Apple iTunes customers worldwide - free to download if users wish.
Continue reading: U2 Unleashes Its New Album For Free. For Some.
You really hear all there is to know about The Who along the way: from Tommy to two drug overdoses to the influence of guru Meher Baba (the "Baba" in "Baba O'Reilly") to the 11 people killed at a 1979 Who concert trampled trying to get into the show, still the deadliest concert event in American history. Even Townsend's run-in with the law over a child pornography incident earlier in the decade is covered, if only on a surface level.
Continue reading: Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who Review
Big Ben has been named the most iconic film location in London in a new poll from movie advertising company Pearl and Dean.
The landmark headed the survey thanks to the scene from the 1978 thriller The Thirty Nine Steps, in which Robert Powell's character clings desperately onto the clock face.
St Paul's Cathedral was named in second in place in Pearl and Dean's poll of over 3,000 people, for the memorable scene in which pigeons are fed on the steps of Sir Christopher's building.
Cillian Murphy's confused stroll along a deserted Westminster Bridge in horror movie 28 Days Later earned the location third place, while the hectic climax of An American Werewolf in London saw Piccadilly Circus named the fourth most iconic spot.
Several Richard Curtis movies, such as Notting Hill and Love, Actually were listed in the poll, Kathryn Jacob, spokeswoman for Pearl and Dean, confirmed.
"Richard Curtis has done a lot to raise the profile of London in his films, so it's no surprise that he's taken three places in our poll," she said.
"But for a truly iconic image of London in film it's hard to beat the nail-biting, clock-ticking drama seen at the top of Big Ben in The Thirty Nine Steps."
The top ten was as follows -
1. Big Ben (The Thirty Nine Steps)
2. St Paul's Cathedral (Mary Poppins)
3. Westminster Bridge (28 Days Later)
4. Piccadilly Circus (An American Werewolf in London)
5. Number 10 Downing Street (Love, Actually)
6. The Millennium Dome (The World is Not Enough)
7. Westminster Abbey (The Da Vinci Code)
8. Portobello Market (Notting Hill)
9. Covent Garden (My Fair Lady)
10. Borough Market (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason)
Continue reading: Big Ben Named Top Movie Location
Irish supergroup U2 arrived in Australia yesterday (31OCT06) to complete the postponed leg of their VERTIGO tour. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr flew into Sydney from their Dublin base before heading to Australia's Gold Coast via private jet to prepare for the tour. The band's legion of Australian fans have been holding their tour tickets since March (06), when U2 suddenly postponed the concerts to allow The Edge to be with his family as a relative battled a serious illness. The eight-month break from their world tour allowed Bono the opportunity to launch his new initiative RED, which raises funds for women and children suffering from HIV/AIDS in Africa. The band also recorded a cover of punk anthem THE SAINTS ARE COMING with Green Day to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina in the US. Bono is currently in talks to appear as a special guest at the inaugural Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne, Australia on 17 November (06). The band's tour kicks off in Brisbane on Monday night (06NOV06).
Date of birth
1st January, 1970