The Soft Side of Bono

Bono, from U2, is just full of surprises. In an upcoming broadcast on BBC Radio, on May 13th, Bono will be reading a poem he wrote about Elvis Presley more than 10 years ago. Bono is a huge Elvis fan and truly realizes what a groundbreaker Elvis was in his time. Like many, Bono was influenced by Elvis as a child. In his poem he talks about Elvis’ early years as a truck driver and how he basically revolutionized the music world. In his poem he says, “Elvis was made by America so America could remake itself”, he also writes, “Elvis woke up my heart”. The poem seems really incredible and a wonderful way to honor Elvis during the poetry season on the BBC. It has taken a while to figure out the best venue for the poem and how to present it to people and that is one of the reasons it has basically sat on a shelf for all these years. Along with the poem there will be a 15 minute presentation surrounding it that will include some of Elvis’ music along with other Elvis information to compliment the poem.

Just as Michael Jackson is trying to unbury himself from all his debt, his publicist has decided to sue him for $44 million dollars that she claims he owes her from the past 5 years. Raymone Bain helped Michael though his molestation charges, with the release of the 25th Anniversary edition of his “Thriller” album, worked with him on refinancing his Beatles song catalog and even helped him with his negotiations for his current concerts that is his doing right now in London and she claims she has not been paid. Unfortunately for Michael she is not the only one to claim that Michael owes her money. I am thinking Michael better add some concerts to his schedule to start paying back some of these people.

Oh and like I said yesterday the “Jon and Kate plus 8” saga continues and just gets uglier and crazier. This morning Kate was on the “Today Show” to promote her new book sans hubby, who was at home with the kids. The poor woman looked stressed and miserable and who could blame her. Everywhere she turns this ugly story, true or false is everywhere. The paparazzi are hunting her down and following her everywhere. Kate told Meredith Viera that “she is hesitant to believe” the stories she is hearing about her husband. She said they are trying to “deal with it privately”. John is still vehemently denying the alleged affair and the woman in question; Deanna Hummel is also speaking out. She is saying her brother is a liar and there are issues between them and he is making all of this up to hurt her and get back at her. I may have on my rose colored glasses but I have to say I am still hoping all the stories are not true. It is hard to believe it is not thought with all that is being said and video being shown, but like Kate, I just don’t want to believe it.

What is it about Victoria Beckham and hottie husband David Beckham posing in their underwear? Victoria has a new campaign ad that has just been unveiled and the 34 year old mother of 3 looks amazing. She is literally larger than life in her 20 foot banner that was unveiled yesterday at Macy’s in New York City. The super couple has signed a multimillion dollar deal to do these incredible underwear ads for Armani and I would definitely say the company and the Beckhams are getting their money’s worth. Did I mention she is a mother of 3??? WOW!!!

Hollywood Weekend Weddings

Wedding bells were ringing again for 2 couples this weekend. Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag from “The Hills” said their” I do’s” this weekend in front of 200 family and friends in California on Saturday afternoon. That is quite a change from the private ceremony they had together when they eloped to Mexico 5 months ago.  In attendance were Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner, Audrina Partridge and Kristin Cavallari to name a few. Now you might be thinking that Lauren Conrad said she would never be at their wedding and here she was. IT seems that everyone was a bit shocked. And then there was Brody Jenner and his ex Kristin Cavallari while Brody was there with his new girlfriend.awkward! The wedding was filmed so you will be able to see it for yourself on MTV sometime in the future. Should be interesting to see it all unfold. The other couple to celebrate with family and friends this weekend was Salma Hayek and her hubby Francois – Henri Pinault. The two got married Valentine’s Day at city hall but this time did it Hollywood style. They were married at the famous Venice Teatro La  Fenice Opera and were joined by many of their famous friends including, Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ed Norton and Ashley Judd. Bono from U2 was there and even did a little singing for the bride and groom. They had 150 guests join them for the event and the party lasted until after 3:00 a.m.

Can Beyonce get any hotter these days? IN addition to touring, her new movie “Obsessed” came out this weekend and topped the charts as the #1 movie pushing aside Zac Efrons movie, “17 Again”. The movie is great and also stars Idris Elba and Ali Larter. It is all about a successful corporate man with the beautiful wife and who meets the beautiful temp who turns into crazy stalker girl. Sounds familiar but the 3 of them are great and Beyonce shines as always.  John Mayer and his love life are in the news again. This time he is setting the record straight and telling the paparazzi that he is not with anyone right now. Well good to know John thanks for sharing. In other news a Golden Girl passed away this weekend at the age of 86. Bea Arthur, known for her hit roles in sitcoms like “The Golden Girls” and “Maude” died in her home this weekend. She had been battling cancer. Her two co stars from “The Golden Girls” and the only 2 left, Betty White, who is 87 and Rue McClanahan who is 75, appeared on “The Today Show” to remember their dear friend.
The premiere of the new movie “X – Men Origins: Wolverine”, staring Hugh Jackman, was due to premiere in Mexico City this Wednesday. However it has been cancelled due to the swine flu outbreak there. Currently over 100 people have died and the government has asked its residents to stay home and they have shut down schools. Many movie theatres have also been shut down so of course canceling the premiere was the only option. Pretty scary.
Ending with a little love news…how cute is this? The two lovebirds from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” are a real couple. Dev Patel is 19 and Freida Pinto is 24, and Patel’s mom says the couple is happy as can be.