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Brad Thanks Bono!

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Brad Pitt Thanks Bono

Brad Pitt took the time to thank Bono the other day. No, it wasn't for the rockin' tunes, but a thanks for that is always implied! Ha!

Instead, Brad thanked Bono for his humanitarian advice! That advice made Brad into the man he is today, says the actor.

"I sat down with him a few times and got involved in some of the stuff he was doing."

He said that

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Bono Praises Alicia Keys At The Premiere Of Her AIDS Documentary

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Bono and Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys may have just found her number one fan!

Bono, the lead singer of U2, praised her for not only her musical endeavors, but her charitable impact on the global fight against AIDS.

At the world premiere of Keys' new Showtime documentary Keep A Child Alive with Alicia Keys, the rocker and well-known philanthropist praised her for finding her "lioness energy" to visit South Africa while pregnant to shine a light on the AIDS epidemic.

The R&B singer started the Keep a Child Alive charity in 2003 to assist those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Bono believes her positive influence on the less-fortnuate world around her will only grow stronger since giving birth last year because she won't "let other mothers suffer."

Alicia hopes the film, which airs on the premium channel in conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1st, will inspire people to start donating toward her organizations cause.

"Even if you never have been able to travel there, or if you never can," she says. "That doesn't mean you can't travel with us and really see it for yourself."

[Image via WENN.]

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New ONE PSA Campaign: Famine Is The Real Obscenity

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A bunch of stars have gotten together for a great cause: to put an end to famine. Under Bono's initiative comes the ONE campaign PSA about the F word, and how Famine It The Real Obscenity!

The idea is to draw attention to the growing famine in Somalia that has already killed more than 30,000 children in just 3 months.

George Clooney, Idris Elba, Jessica Alba, Ewan McGregor… pretty much everyone in Hollywood turned out for this. So check it out above!

And then, visit here to sign the petition and help out!

Love that you all took the time to record this message!

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Bono Taken To The Hospital!

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Bono Hospital Visit

Oh no! We hope everything's okay, Bono!

The U2 frontman was taken to the hospital, but rumors are being denied that it was because of heart-related issues.

The 51-year old singer, who performed last month at Glastonbury and recently completed a world tour of 30 countries was reportedly ordered to rest by doctors after suffering chest pains on Wednesday, according to the Irish Independent newspaper.

But a spokesman for the singer told Reuters that the singer was well and healthy, and that his visit to hospital in the tiny South of France principality Monaco had simply been routine.

"Despite press stories to the contrary, Bono has not suffered a recent health scare. Reports of his being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment are untrue. Bono is in good health and enjoying a family holiday in the south of France."

Well that's good news! We hope it WASN'T heart-related, that's for sure.

Hope you're enjoying France!

[Image via WENN.]

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Pro Hockey Player Picks Up Hitch-Hiking Bono

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Pro Hockey Player Picks Up Hitch-Hiking Bono

Um…… what?!


Edmonton Oilers Gilbert Brule found a surprise on the side of the rode while driving in Vancouver — U2’s Bono.

Brule’s girlfriend Kelsey was driving, and she almost didn’t stop when they saw him.

"I didn't want to stop, but they waved and [Gilbert] yelled 'that's Bono'," said Kelsey. "I didn't believe him so I kept driving."

The reason Bono ended up hitchhiking was because he had gone for a walk with his assistant, but then it started raining. And when you're Bono, rain is the universal signal to start hitchhiking.

Bono gave the couple backstage passes to his upcoming concert, and said a few kind words about them in an inteview:

"I like ice hockey because people who play ice hockey are the kind of people who pick up hitchhikers. I'm ever so grateful. I've decided that I want to be Gilbert Brule."

This is HIGHlarious!!

[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.com.]

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Save 4 Million Lives In 5 Years

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By telling Obama to fund vaccines!

Go to this website and lend your voice to the cause by telling Obama the following:

"Childhood vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives and prevent disease for a lifetime. Please fund two proven new vaccines that will help stop pneumonia and diarrhea - two of the biggest killers of children in poor countries."

It's easy, and it will save lives. Do it!!

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Bono Watches Tennis With His Kids

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Bono watches tennis with his children

Bono watched the final match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer on Sunday afternoon with his two sons Elijah and John at the ATP Master's Series Tennis in Monaco.

The U2 frontman sat behind his kids and peaked his head over their shoulder to catch a closer glimpse of the action on the court.

Looks like a relaxing afternoon before he jetted off to the Big Apple to continue work on the broadway version of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

Apprently, producers are currently revising a new version of the show, while Bono and The Edge are writing at least two new songs for the show.

Good luck, guys! Sounds like you'll need it! Ha!

Check out more pics of Bono and his kids enjoying the tennis match below!

[Image via WENN.]

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