Aint-it-cool-news.com asks the following question: “If you HAD to live the REST of your entire life alone with a current Oscar Nominee… which one of these would you choose?” Bono’s one of the choices. (Scroll down the page to find the poll) But would you? If you had to? Choose Bono? (source: zooberries)
Hear Bono’s comments on Blair and Iraq in the context in which they were said. U2world.com has RealVideo of a report by French television LCI in which Bono expresses his opinion on the subject of war with Iraq.
After receiving the Legion of Honor medal from French President Jacque Chirac, Bono addressed journalists outside the Elysee Palace in Paris. When asked for his opinion on British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s position on Iraq, Bono replied, “Tony Blair is to me a great politician. He is sincere in his convictions about Iraq, but in my opinion he is sincerely wrong.”
Asked if he approved of Chirac’s policy of urging more time for UN weapons inspectors in Iraq, Bono said, “How can you not be for peace?” (Source: Agence France Presse)
U2 are rumoured to have asked the Academy to allow them to invite Sharon Corr and Luciano Pavarotti to perform “The Hands that built America” at the Oscar Awards ceremony. This was reported on Radio Comercial in Portugal. The presenter of the programme said it would be difficult for them to obtain permission as the Academy has refused others in the past, such as Bj
“He is a genius!” says Bono, referring to Martin Scorsese.
ET Online has a Windows Media clip of Bono talking about U2’s involvement with Scorsese’s film “Gangs of New York.” Edge sits next to him quietly.
Bono will be in Paris tomorrow (Feb. 28) to receive the Legion of Honor from French president Jacques Chirac. Bono will be given the rank of Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor). He is being recognized for his work with Third World debt relief.
The president’s schedule indicates that he will be meeting with Bono at 11:45 a.m. at the Elysee Palace.
Today’s Page Six column of the New York Post reports that Bono may have a new home in New York City. He is rumored to be the buyer of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ $14.7 million triplex tower apartment in the San Remo on Central Park West. Currently, Bono owns an apartment in the El Dorado, which is just down the street from the San Remo.
Travis frontman Fran Healy is organizing a free peace concert in London’s Hyde Park next month. According to The Mirror, Healy has asked U2 to join the list of performers, which includes Coldplay, the Stereophonics, and Ms Dynamite.
A U2 spokesman said that the band have not been formally approached to play at the concert.
“A person of integrity” — President Bill Clinton describes Bono
“Almost a saint, but an inspired sinner” — The Edge describes Bono
Actors, musicians, supermodels, politicians, and a U.S. president all turned out to pay tribute to Bono Friday evening at the MusiCares Foundation annual Person of the Year ceremony in New York City.
Khelia Johnson reports on the night’s events for U2log.com.