The King’s Speech: Bono to address his countrymen on St Patrick’s Day

Bono … will make St Patrick’s Day speech to Ireland


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BONO is doing his version of the Queen’s televised Christmas Day speech – on St Patrick’s Day.

The U2 frontman will broadcast a message to his homeland with Irish president MICHAEL D HIGGINS next Sunday – in an address called The President’s Call.

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Bono’s wife Ali Hewson airlifted to hospital after holiday quad bike accident

Reports say Ali Hewson suffered broken ribs in fall in Central America

By PATRICK COUNIHAN


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Bono’s wife Ali Hewson has been airlifted to hospital after a quad bike accident on holiday in Costa Rica.

The U2 star’s spouse suffered broken ribs when she fell from a quad bike on a beach according to the Irish Independent.

Reports say the celebrity couple have been on holiday in the Central American country for the past 10 days.

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Bruce Willis Buys U2’s Bassist’s NYC Apartment! Hello, Hello!


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Here’s a little quizzzzzzzer for you:
What’s $8 million dollars to Bruce Willis? NOTHING!

What’s buying a rock legend’s NYC apartment? EVERYTHING!
LOLz!

It’s true! Bruce just purchased Adam Clayton’s NYC apartment for a cool $8 million — even though the U2 bassist had it listed for $8.695 last October. So, not only did he get a FAB rock and roll pad, he got a discount! Sweet!

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Sinead O’connor Slams Bono Over Church Scandal

Sinead O’connor has blasted fellow Irish singer Bono for failing to join her campaign against sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker is a vocal advocate of a full investigation into allegations widespread child abuse was covered up by church officials, and she is frustrated other stars have not also spoken out about the scandal.
She has singled out U2 frontman Bono for criticism, accusing him of thanking God for his good fortune but failing to join a “pitched battle” to defend His honour.

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‘Lincoln’ stars radiate heat on a cold Dublin day


Bono and Ali Hewson arriving at the screening

by Rosita Boland

If you had one question to ask actor Daniel Day-Lewis, what would it be? The man who has won two Oscars, who is tipped for his third, and who rarely gives interviews, would take one question from The Irish Times yesterday at the premiere of Lincoln. This is what the slightly scary people from Fox movies told the assembled press in a briefing yesterday afternoon, as we squashed up at the end of the red carpet that ran from the Gresham Hotel through the sleet of O’Connell Street into the Savoy Cinema.

Forty-five minutes, which is how long it took the trio of Hollywood superstars – Day-Lewis, director Steven Spielberg and actor Sally Field – to arrive in the cinema foyer, is a very long time to fret about asking one question.

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STEVEN SPIELBERG OUTBID FOR BONO’S ARTWORK BY WIFE KATE CAPSHAW


Director STEVEN SPIELBERG missed out on the chance to buy a collection of artwork created by BONO after his own wife outbid him at a charity auction.
The Jaws moviemaker and his partner Kate Capshaw attended the Irish premiere of his critically-acclaimed movie Lincoln on Sunday (20Jan13), and the event featured an all-star sale.

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Artist Guggi draws U2 pals to his new collection


Bono and his wife Ali Hewson with artist and long-time friend Guggi and his wife Sibylle

by Laura Butler

A HOST of famous friends have gathered together to celebrate internationally acclaimed artist Guggi’s first exhibition in Ireland in four years – and leading the way was best friend Bono.

There was a glowing turnout as Guggi unveiled his latest collection at the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin last night.

Showing his continued support for the creative visionary, the U2 frontman, who arrived with wife Ali Hewson, told the Irish Independent of his delight to see his close friend’s work come to fruition.

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U2 bassist Adam Clayton seeks cash from crook’s flat sale

Personal assistant Carol Hawkins stole 2.8 million euro from U2 star Adam Clayton


By Tim Healy

U2 bassist Adam Clayton wants to be paid the proceeds from the sale of an apartment in New York bought by his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins with his money, the High Court in Dublin has heard.

The case will be heard next year.

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Bono and Ali move to New York to be with their daughters


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By JAMES O’SHEA

Bono and his wife Ali missed their two daughters so much when they moved to America that they have moved to New York to be with them.

Ali told the Evening Herald at the launch of her new project “Secret Art” that “I just couldn’t bear it” when her two girls left, one for Columbia University and the other for NYU.

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