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Bon Jovi Passes! American Idol Not Wanted, Dead Or Alive!

Jon Bon Jovi Is ALREADY An American Idol

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:

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Muhammad Ali Honored By Philadelphia With The 2012 Liberty Medal

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We couldn't think of a better recipient ourselves!

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is joining Bono, Nelson Mandela and President Jimmy Carter as a winner of Philadelphia's Liberty Medal.

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Sean Penn Raises $2mil For Haiti…In Cannes!

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Looks like being pissed off at the world helped…

Sean Penn just raised $2 million for Haiti while at the Cannes Film Festival!

This comes right on the heels of Penn yelling at the world for abandoning Haiti after their 2010 earthquake, and it seems like Penn's and Paul Haggis' idea to fundraise at the even more than paid off.

The event was the first ever for the festival since 1996, and was the first time that three separate charities banded together to help one cause.

The last time the festival did anything like this came in the form of benefit screenings!

The main breadwinner for the charities was the auction. It included a three day trip to Haiti WITH Sean Penn (each of the three bidders who won promised over $128k each!), a Bono guitar, a lunch date with a Victoria's Secret Angel, and VIP access to their 2012 fashion show!

So fab! We're glad that Sean witness that while some people may have forgotten, not everyone in the world has!

Raising awareness again will certainly help people come back around!

[Image via WENN.]

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Bono Is The Richest Rocker In The World, After Today

Bono Is The Richest Rocker In The World, After Today

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.]

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Christy Turlington Burns Seeks To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates With Music

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Supermodel and activist Christy Turlington Burns is once again teaming up with Starbucks to raise money for her organization Every Mother Counts!

Starting next month, Starbucks stores across the US and Canada will be selling Every Mother Counts 2012, a compilation CD featuring some of the biggest names in the music biz and even some unheard tracks.

$8 of every CD sold will go to benefit maternal mortality reduction programs globally.

An amazing cause and great music? It doesn't get any better than that!

Check out the complete track listing (after the jump)!

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Courtney Love Used U2's Bono As A Character Reference On Her Rental Application!

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She may not have gotten evicted from her apartment, but Courtney has moved on to a new residence…with the help of Bono!

To recap - back in December, Courtney Love's landlord was trying to get her evicted from her NYC apartment for several reasons, including "redoing the wallpaper without permission" and "setting the walls ablaze!"

Then in January, a judge tossed out the landlord's case…but Courtney has decided to live somewhere else anyway!

She's just moved to "The Lafayette building" In Nolita (in NYC), and she was able to land her new place thanks to a character reference by U2's Bono!

Here's what she said about it:

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Julie Taymor Has FINALLY Reached A Settlement Agreement With Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Producers!!!

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Excuse us for a second, while we take a deep breath before we recap the Julie Taymor/Spider-Man lawsuit saga…….

Back in November, Julie Taymor filed a lawsuit against the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark producers for violating her "creative rights as an author" of the play…and for failing to compensate her "for their continued use of her work to date."

Then, the producers released a statement in which they fired back at Julie, claiming they'd already been trying to resolve everything with her out of court.

THEN, Julie put collaborators Bono and The Edge on blast, asserting that they used her as a scapegoat to escape the bad press they were receiving for all of the show's injuries and delays.

THENNNN,

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