Even though she was ousted from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark nearly a year ago, Julie Taymor has thrown down the gauntlet against her ex-collaborator Bono. Among the accusations in the 46-page document she recently filed are that he showed up drunk to creative meetings, lied to her face about his support for the show, and tried to create a new musical, codenamed “Plan X,” behind her back with the other writers. More
It may seem like Bono‘s Product Red line has lain low over the past year, but it’s actually the opposite: (RED) is involved in the 2015 AIDS Quilt, plus they still have tons of cute and affordable partnerships with your favorite brands. Know someone who’d like a Gap, Starbucks, or Apple gift this holiday season? Look no further than our “do something” gift guide. More
Celebrities—they’re just like us! Many of them, like Lady Gaga and Cheyenne Jackson, want to make progress so that someday there will be a generation born without HIV/AIDS. Then there are the ignorant jerks like rapper Game, who perpetuate myths and discrimination about the disease. Check out our gallery, in honor of World AIDS Day 2011, of the best and worst quotes: Those that made us beam (as they talk about how HIV/AIDS has entered their lives, and the need for a cure) and those that made us want to smack our heads against our laptop screens. More
The Toronto International Film Festival was saturated with all the glitz and glamor we’ve come to expect from A-list events: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie swooped in to promote Brad’s new flick Moneyball and George Clooney stepped out with his new girlfriend, former wrestler Stacy Kiebler. But away from the red carpet, U2 frontman Bono was using the festival’s publicity machine to raise awareness for the humanitarian crisis currently affecting Somalia. More
These days, it’s almost a cliche to snark on Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, the troubled Broadway musical that keeps putting its cast members in the hospital. But when beloved children show characters are mocking you? Bono, it’s time to put It’s A Beatiful Day on repeat, stare at your Grammy-laden shelves, and try not to cry. More
Ripped from the headlines, indeed: Season 10 of Law & Order: Criminal Intent will feature an episode that alludes to Julie Taymor and Bono‘s troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. According to TVLine, the fake musical is called Icarus, and while Spider-Man has sent many stuntmen to the hospital, one of Icarus‘ high-flying actors will turn up dead, bringing in Eames (Kathryn Erbe) and Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) to investigate. More
Talent often runs in the family, but in these Hollywood clans it isn’t the same kind of talent. These actresses just so happen to be the daughters of musicians – can you spot the resemblances? More
Julie Taymour and Bono/The Edge‘s musical spectacular Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark just can’t catch a break. The most expensive production in Broadway history has been plagued with disasters from its beginning, suffering date changes, technical malfunctions and a series of harrowing injuries — to the point that people have begin referring to the production as a doomed endeavor. So what, exactly, has gone wrong with Spider-Man? Here’s a round-up of all the set-backs: More
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Broadway’s Spider-Man gets delayed once again – Opening night is being moved from January 11th to sometime in February — a decision that will allow Bono and Edge to write some new music, and hopefully also let all those injured actors heal. (ONTD)
…that Bono is his inspiration, not Angelina, at least when it comes to humanitarian efforts, calling him “a wonderfully dedicated beast unto himself.” Read the whole article at JustJared! This is a little bit silly, but whatever sells the mags! … More
Brad, along with several other celebrities, is featured in online advertising for the group ONE, a charitable organization led by Bono, of the band U2. The spots will begin today on AIMToday and TMZ.com, and will begin on AOL starting … More
Katherine O’Brien is already sick of Maddox. Bono thinks Brangelina don’t get no respect. Colin swears he didn’t touch her.
From Yahoo News about the World Economic Forum: Of the downsized celebrity guest list, the biggest attraction is likely to be Angelina Jolie, who is also a UN goodwill ambassador for refugees, as well as rock stars and anti-poverty campaigners … More