We lurvz us some Brad Pitt and Bono!!! And we're not alone…
Evidently the Church of Scientology were big fans of these big names too and reportedly tried to recruit BOTH of them to join the religion back in the day!
And they came pretty darn close too!
Brad studied Scientology in the early '90s while dating actress and long-time follower of the Church, Juliette Lewis. At that time, Pitt was involved in the "Purification Rundown" to try and kick a drug habit - a program Juliette claimed helped her overcome her own addictions.
It didn't take long for Brad to realize the religion (or Juliette) wasn't for him, but according to the niece of Church leader David Miscavige, the organization was determined to make him a member!
Jenna Miscavige Hill, who escaped from Scientology herself after 21 years inside, is now detailing what she says were plans drawn up by the Church to enlist Pitt and U2 frontman Bono! She says when it comes to recruiting new celebrity members, it's all about name recognition. Jenna explained:
Aww! It wasn't so long ago the world was reveling in one of their first public kisses!
These days, Ellie Goulding and her adorable actor boyfriend look totally and completely in love!
Cameras caught the Lights singer and her juicy man, Jeremy Irvine, wandering around the finer parts of London recently!
The dashing duo seemingly coordinated their cute but casual outfits for the charity function they attended at Tate Modern!
The 26-year-old starlet and her mountable man watched Paloma Faith perform as part of agit8 — an inspiring event started by rockstar/philanthropist Bono to help combat poverty!
Boo! We HATE thinking about the poor and destitute having to fend for themselves!
Thankfully, socially conscious celebz are making the world a better place!!
[Image via XposurePhotos.com.]
The queen reigns supreme!
Bow down, Perezcious readers, because for the second year in a row, Oprah Winfrey has been named Forbes’ Most influential Celebrity in America!
While her talk show has been off the air since 2011, Mighty O has been taking over in other ways, like with her OWN network, Harpo Productions and tons of high-profile and controversial celeb interviews!
Celebs get ranked after Americans are surveyed on their likeability and personality traits, with Oprah being rated 48 percent influential this year!
As for who came in second place?? Steven Spielberg, who got a 47 percent rating!
Find out which other stars made up the top ten… AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Guess it pays to do some last minute holiday shopping!
U2 frontman Bono and Sinead O’Connor took to the streets this Christmas Eve, to prove there’s nothing like an impromptu singalong to help spread the holiday cheer!
Two of Ireland’s own took part in Busking For Simon 2012, an annual event in Dublin, which raises money for homeless charities!
Shoppers were shocked to hear the two music legends sing some of their greatest hits, as they picked up some last minute gifts on Grafton Street!
Check out Bono singing Desire (above) with Glen Hansard!
Too cool! Talk about one AH-Mazing Christmas surprise!!!
Sinead joined in on the fun, with her classic song, Nothing Compares 2 U! Take a look at her street performance… AFTER THE JUMP!!!
This ain't a song for the broken hearted!!
Contrary to J-Lo's hopeful request, the great Jon Bon Jovi is NOT interested in American Idol!!
Damn! There goes that "45 year-old women from Hackensack" demo that Fox was hoping to gain on!!!
JK, we LOVE our Jersey boy!! It would be totes amazeballs to see him on network TV several times per week!
But he has other obligations!
A source close to him confessed:
Don't cry Paul McCartney!
Friday, the Beatle will lose his title of World's Richest Rock Star, to Bono.
Thanks to a wise investment, Bono now owns 2.3% of Facebook shares.
THAT MEANS, by the end of the day a $90 million investment the U2er made 2 years ago, will magically turn into $1.5 billion.
Sir Paul only has a little over $1 billion, the poor chap!!
Since he earned most his money from the stock market, this officially makes Bono better at investing than music. LOL!
Either way, we bet the billionaire is gonna have a VERY special night tonight!
[Image via WENN.]
Producers of Broadway's Spider-Man Musical are facing legal action from one of the super-pissed-off spiderman stuntmen who alleges he suffered a freakin' ton of injuries during production of the show.
The list of injuries the stuntman, Richard Kobak, is claiming makes it sound like he was in a car wreck. We mean, look at this: concussions, whiplash, herniated discs in his back and problems with his knees. Ouchie!
A spokesperson for the producers of Spiderman Musical responded: