Fashionable Fun


The weekend tabloids were full of gossip from the Brown Thomas International Fashion Show and its after-show party. The Sunday Mirror reports that Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice), who is in Dublin recording her new album, snubbed the charity fashion show, disappointing organizers who were hoping for a show of support. Apparently, the event was not posh enough for the Posh One. Sharon Corr (above, giggling with Bono) thought otherwise.

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God via Bono

If you think like JJ72 singer Mark Greaney, you have a connection to God if you have met Bono.

“I’ve met Bono a few times, so I’ve got a natural link to Godliness. I have touched a prophet,” Greaney told Undercover Music.

If Greaney is correct, U2 collections may qualify as holy relics in the future.

The Greatest Voice

MTV2 is asking music fans to choose the artist they think has the greatest voice in music in the last 22 years. Bono is among the 30 artists fans may vote for. MTV2 will tally the votes and announce the results in a show titled “22 Greatest: VOICES.” Vote now!

Are you a NYC-area U2 fan? MTV2 might want to film you talking about how Bono’s voice has influenced or inspired you for its show.

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AIDS Benefit Album

Launch reports that “48864,” the song Bono cowrote with Dave Stewart and the late Joe Strummer, will appear on an AIDS benefit album due in the fall. The song was set to be performed by Bono, Stewart, and Strummer at the Mandela SOS concert in South Africa, but Strummer’s untimely death and the cancellation of the benefit concert changed that plan.

Catwalk Beauty


Today’s Irish Mirror reports the Brown Thomas International Fashion Show, which Ali Hewson helped to organize, raised more than EUR700,000 for three Irish children’s charities. Ali celebrated the success of the show by throwing a huge after-show party with her husband. All the models and stars who participated in the fashion show — including The Edge and Larry Mullen — partied the night away at the Clarence Hotel.

When asked what he thought of his friend’s performance in the fashion show, Larry Mullen told the Irish Mirror, “I think The Edge was brilliant on the catwalk tonight. I did it last year and I jumped off the stage. Now I’m banned. But as much as I love the boys here tonight. You can’t beat the girls.”