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On Glamour's List of Inspiring Women: Bono

He's 'grateful,' but plenty of women are peeved

(Newser) - Glamour's 2016 Women of the Year list honoring inspiring females includes Gwen Stefani, Simone Biles, model Ashley Graham, the woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, and … Bono. For the first time in 27 years, the magazine has named a Man... More »

Bono: Deploy the Comedians to Fight ISIS

U2 frontman mentioned Amy Schumer, Chris Rock specifically

(Newser) - Bono has an idea for fighting ISIS: Deploy the comedians. "The first people that ... Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the Dadaists and the Surrealists," the U2 frontman explained during an appearance before the US Senate on Tuesday on the subject of foreign aid to fight terrorism.... More »

U2 Brings Surprise Guest to Paris Stage

Eagles of Death Metal start with a Patti Smith song

(Newser) - Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal have made a surprise return to a Paris stage during a concert by U2, less than a month after suicide bombers stormed the band's Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater and killed 89 people. U2 on Monday night... More »

U2 Tour Manager Found Dead in LA Hotel

Dennis Sheehan had been with the band 33 years

(Newser) - U2 is in mourning for the tour manager who had been with the band since they were barely out of their teens. Dennis Sheehan, 68, was found dead at the Sunset Marquis Hotel early yesterday morning after emergency services were called to the West Hollywood hotel for a report of... More »

Bono: I May Never Play Guitar Again

He reflects on bike accident in blog post

(Newser) - In a very long New Year's Day blog post , Bono revealed yesterday that he may have to put down his guitar for good after his traumatic bike accident in November. "Recovery has been more difficult than I thought," he writes under the section "I IS FOR... More »

Springsteen, Martin Fill In for Injured Bono

They join rest of U2 for World Aids Day gig

(Newser) - Bono has some top-notch understudies: Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin of Coldplay acted as the U2 frontman, who is recovering from a bike accident , at a New York City concert last night honoring World AIDS Day. Springsteen performed "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Haven'... More »

2014's Least Influential People

'GQ' takes down Obama, Goodell, the Mo. governor, and ... Zach Braff

(Newser) - If you're wondering who "took up vast clouds of oxygen, gave us back nothing of use, and probably helped accelerate the death of our planet" most this year, Drew Magary has 30 of them ranked and ready for our review in GQ's "Least Influential People of... More »

Bono's Bike Crash Injuries Are Pretty Serious

U2 frontman will need 'intensive' therapy

(Newser) - U2 recently revealed that Bono took a bit of a "cycling spill" and had to have surgery on his arm, but the details are a bit more gory than that phrase might have led you to believe. The singer was riding his bike through Central Park in New York... More »

Bono Explains Why He's Always Wearing Sunglasses

He has glaucoma, he reveals

(Newser) - Curious why Bono is always in sunglasses, even indoors? Well, it's not because the U2 frontman thinks he's too cool to go without shades. It's because, he recently revealed on the BBC's Graham Norton Show, he has glaucoma. Asked by Norton whether he ever takes the... More »

How the Mighty Have Fallen: U2 Is a Punchline

Nico Lang: It joins the ranks of Nickelback as a band 'no one likes'

(Newser) - There was a time when the giveaway of a new U2 album would have been a big deal in a good way, not in the PR-disaster way surrounding this month's Apple stunt . Most people, it seems, responded with a shrug or with annoyance that an album they didn't... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Big winners: American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Breaking Bad

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes tonight , and then it was on to the awards:
  • Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries, or movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Best TV miniseries or movie:
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11 Celebs Who Are Godparents to Celebs

Seems like everyone in Hollywood knows one another

(Newser) - In honor of Prince George, who has seven new godparents , PopSugar rounds up 23 celebrities who are godparents of other celebrities' children. A sampling:
  • Michael Jackson was godfather to Nicole Richie.
  • Simon Pegg is godfather to Apple Martin, daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
  • Drew Barrymore is godmother to
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9 Celebs Still With Their High School Sweethearts

See, some Hollywood marriages do last

(Newser) - Not all VIP marriages are doomed to fail. The Huffington Post rounds up nine celebrities who are still with their high school sweethearts:
  • Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor married in 1997, and though Snoop filed for divorce in 2004, they got back together and even renewed their vows in 2008.
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Bono, Ireland, Nobels to Fete Suu Kyi

Burma opposition leader getting top Amnesty honor

(Newser) - It'll be a busy week for Aung San Suu Kyi: On June 17, she's headed to Oslo to belatedly pick up the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991. The next day, she heads to Dublin to receive Amnesty International's top honor, presented by Bono at... More »

Lawsuit Could Wipe Out Facebook IPO Windfall

...but bids in Germany have hit $74 a share

(Newser) - By the time you read this, Facebook shares will likely have begun trading ( or not ). But the hoopla around the IPO was slightly dampened today, thanks to a mammoth class-action privacy lawsuit filed against it. The case combines 21 separate suits accusing Facebook of tracking users even when... More »

Lady Gaga Channels Marilyn at Clinton Fete

Usher rips his pants, Bono sings opera, the usual

(Newser) - In perhaps a case of history repeating itself, a blonde bombshell serenaded a notoriously libidinous Democratic president last night: But this time it was Lady Gaga sending up Bill Clinton, so things wouldn't have been complete without some extra raunch and an F-bomb. Appearing at last night's "... More »

Stars Unite to 'F*** Famine'

Group aims to raise awareness, not money

(Newser) - Bono, George Clooney, Colin Farrell, and a host of celebrities spout the F-word in a new ad with a simple message: "F*** famine." (Don't worry, it's still SFW, thanks to a lot of censoring.) "Famine is the real obscenity," explains Bono in the... More »

Crazy Things Celebs Blow Money On

Bono has a really special hat

(Newser) - We were about to tell you not to judge these celebrities for their absurd extravagances ... but we won't. The Frisky reminds us how the other half lives with a list of nine of the craziest ways stars have spent their cash:
  • Victoria Beckham’s Birkin bag collection: A Hermes
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Angry Irish to Protest U2 at Music Fest

Glastonbury demonstrators say group avoids taxes at home

(Newser) - Activists say they plan a major protest during U2's performance at England's Glastonbury festival today, accusing the group of dodging tax taxes in Ireland. Bono "is well known for his anti-poverty campaigning," but has avoided paying Irish taxes at a time when the country desperately needs... More »

At 66, Suu Kyi Celebrates 'Triumph of Spirit'

Aung San Suu Kyi celebrates birthday a semi-free woman, gives interview

(Newser) - Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her 66th birthday as a relatively free woman today, reports the AP, the first time in nine years the Burma opposition leader hasn't been under house arrest. There was cake at her party's headquarters and a visit from her youngest son, but more... More »

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