Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CELEBRITIES: Bono, the Godfather?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly picked U2 frontman Bono to be their new twins' godfather.

Jolie gave birth to Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline two weeks ago and the entire family is now spending some quality time at Bono's home in France.

A pal of A-list couple reveals that Brad and Angelina think that Bono would be the perfect godparent.

'Brad and Angie think the world of Bono. They have been friends for years,' The Mirror quoted the friend, as saying.

Brad is a massive U2 fan and told Bono how much he admired him when they were introduced at a party a few years back.

'Since then, they've become very close, which Brad is thrilled about. Angelina is inspired by Bono's humanitarian work and gets on with his wife Ali Hewson. Ali's given Angelina some clothes from her ethical clothing range Edun.'

1 comment:

Get Bono to Retire! said...

Angelina shouldn't be inspired by Bono's charity work. Everything Bono touches is so infused with his sense of self-righteousness, its bound to be more about his own image than the actual cause.

Time after time, the grassroots leaders of the movements he claims as his own criticize the way he goes about trying to solve problems.

The RED Campaign is the most drastic failure, spending $40 million more on marketing than it raised in one giant GAP ad, while telling consumers that all you have to do to fight systemic problems like AIDS is buy some t-shirts.

Bono's self-important leadership is painful to watch. The world would be a better place if he would only retire. That's why people are trying to tempt Bono to retire by raising a pot of pledged money that will go towards fighting AIDS, but ONLY once he retires from public life.

Check out the campaign:

http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/bono-retire-from-public-life-and-well-donate-a-ton-of-money-to-fight-aids