I’m pretty far left, so full disclosure, the views expressed at the Republican National Convention are not my cup of tea. But I still watch the speeches and try to ignore the lump of depression that rises and settles in my throat every time the crowd cheers for something that stands in stark contrast to my own ideals. Anyway, with that out of the way, was anyone else kind of baffled by the speech Mike Huckabee gave last night? I expect a lot of things from Mike Huckabee — a fatherly demeanor, references to God, anti-choice extremism — but his invoking of Bono, “an Irishman” and lead singer of the band U2, was not one of them. Keep reading »
Edun is the brainchild of Bono and his wife Ali Hewson. Founded in 2005, the company is committed to fair trade and sustainability by building partnerships with growers and manufacturers at the beginning of the supply chain in Africa. In 2008, it launched the Conservation Cotton Initiative Uganda, and uses cotton produced through the initiative in many of its products. After the jump, eight of our favorite items from Edun’s latest collection.
“He didn’t remember any of the conversation, which is a shame because he promised me his car and various other valuables, a few paintings. But anyway, he claims not to remember that.”
—The Edge on seeing Bono after he came out of emergency spine surgery. He’s recovering, but sadly the band still had to cancel summer tour dates. Gorillaz will be taking over for them at Glastonbury. Keep reading »
Bono says, “On guard!” to the paps when they attack him and his wife outside the after party for U2‘s Wembley Stadium show. My hero! [London, 8/16/09] Keep reading »
Apparently, Bono‘s wife, Ali Hewson, isn’t as charitable a soul as her husband. The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that the claws have come out—and Stella McCartney is the target! Ali and her business partner, Bryan Meehan, have a company called Nude Skincare and are feeling cranky about the name of Stella’s new fragrance, “Stella Nude,” an eau de toilette version of her Stella perfume. To court they go, over a single word, and in the process, will spend boatloads because their skincare line may be confused with the fashion designer’s perfume. Bono: Talk some sense into wifey! [Daily Mail]
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The list of celebrities scheduled to perform at Barack Obama’s inauguration was just released, and it’s a far cry from who was onstage in 2005 (i.e., Kelsey Grammar, Hillary Duff, Gloria Estefan, and “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard). After the jump, the list of celebs singing or reading at “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial,” which will air on HBO at 7pm on Jan. 20 in case fighting crowds isn’t your thing. Keep reading »