The glitz and glamour could be found in every corner of the red carpet area as celebrities arrived for this year’s Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood tonight. The stars were out and shining bright as they arrived for one of the most anticipated Academy Awards ever.
Angelina Jolie looked as elegant as ever in an Elle Saab gown as she arrived with Brad Pitt. Nominee Sandra Bullock looked gorgeous in a navy Alexander McQueen gown. Olivia Wilde and Elsa Pataky showed off their baby bumps in beautifully designed gowns as they arrived with Chris Hemsworth and Jason Sudeikis, respectively. Other celebrities showing their glamour on the red carpet included Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Cate Blanchett, Bono, Kristin Chenoweth, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Meryl Streep, Channing Tatum with Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts.
Our photographers caught up with Bono as he was on his way to perform at the Rose Bowl earlier today, and if I were him I’d look super happy, too. Why? Lemme break it down for you:
Bono is super freaking rich. Like, RIDICULOUSLY loaded. He probably can’t even count his millions, he has that many.
He sells out just about every arena he plays in. Not only is he extremely wealthy, but people love him.
Because of his gazillions of dollars, important people listen to him. Little known fact: George W. Bush didn’t plan on sending much aid to Africa to help combat AIDS. Despite the fact that dozens of domestic and foreign dignitaries tried to talk him into sending over some money, he wouldn’t do it. That is, of course, until Bono stepped in. I kid you not on this — Bono quoted him verses from the bible until George W. was totally won over. The result? One of the few successes to come out of his presidency: tons of money went to Africa to help fight the spread of AIDS.
Basically, Bono is like the second coming of Jesus, only with more money and influence. Yeah, no wonder he looks so geeked to be alive all the time.
U2 performed live yesterday on Good Morning America at the Fordham University Campus. Band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. gave interviews before rocking a huge crowd on a chilly New York morning. The band is closing out a busy week, having released a new album and performed five nights on the Late Show with David Letterman. As I mentioned a few days ago, NYC’s 53rd Street was also temporarily named U2 Way in honor of the band this week.
I’m kind of suffering from U2 overload, so I’m ready for Letterman to have other people on.
In observation of U2’s incredibly busy week, which includes the release of a new album and five consecutive shows on the Late Show with David Letterman, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg honored the Irish band by temporarily renaming a section of 53rd Street U2 Way.
I’ll spare you a joke or ten about the streets having a name (or is it, the streets have no name?). But really, I can’t believe how much people will bend over backwards to be nice to Bono. I mean, George W. Bush changed his whole outlook on the African AIDS crisis after meeting with Bono and discussing it. And now this? What can’t this guy do?
Bono of U2 greeted fans on a cold and snowy day yesterday in New York City and even shared a kiss with one of them before taking the first of a five night residency on the Late Show with David Letterman.
I’m not Catholic, so I don’t know how a religious person feels when they see the pope. However, I have to imagine that seeing Bono is something like that…I’d probably faint if he kissed me the way that he did that fan. Or, you know, I’d get all shady and quickly try to make it a lip lock or something. I’d totally mouth kiss the hell out of Bono (maybe even with a little tongue) if given the chance!
The Cannes Premiere of A Christmas Tale brought out an unlikely cast of stars today, including Sean Penn and Bono who looked like they were having quite the fun time together, and the extremely sexy Petra Nemcova who brought some heat to the wintery film.