September 2012 Archives
Surprise celebrities added their applause to a rapturous standing ovation for the world premiere of Finding Neverland.
Hundreds of people packed out Curve to see the opening night of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's production.
The show premiered on Saturday night and included two unexpected star guests - U2 frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge - who had been invited by Mr Weinstein.
Mr Weinstein said:"We were so honoured that Bono and Edge came to see our first preview of Finding Neverland in Leicester. There was real excitement amongst the cast to meet them backstage after the show. I came to see Bono's show Spiderman in New York during previews, and he was a really good friend to come and see my first show here in Leicester."
Devin Coldewey, NBCNews.com
Jony Ive, best known for his work in creating the iPhone and other Apple products, will be working with Leica on a custom camera to be sold for charity, the camera maker said.
The news was shared Monday night by Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, who owns Leica. Ive was originally supposed to be present but couldn't make it, so the news was handled briefly during the announcements of Leica's new cameras, the new M flagship rangefinder and some other, less expensive cameras.
The idea is for Ive to design the camera and then for Leica to produce exactly one of them, which will then be auctioned off for charity in collaboration with U2's Bono. In all likelihood, the device will fetch an astronomical sum; limited-edition Leicas regularly sell for tens of thousands of dollars, and this will be among the most exclusive and desirable devices ever made to begin with.
by Dave Lifton, Ultimate Classic Rock
Three weeks ago, we learned that Ringo Starr is the world's richest drummer. Today, the same website lists Starr's former bandmate in the Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney, as the most valuable lead singer (and presumably, bass player) in the world.
Celebrity Net Worth estimates McCartney's net worth at $800 million, presumably in part due to his vast publishing holdings. They arrived at the figure based on "all publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager's fees, agents' fees, and lifestyle."
Directly below McCartney, but far behind in terms of dollars, is Bono at "only" $600 million. It was suggested that the U2 singer had become a billionaire through his equity firm's stake in Facebook, but he quickly denied this story.
By Ken Sweeney, Independent.ie Entertainment Editor
BONO was a surprise addition to the Electric Picnic festival when it kicked off in brilliant sunshine yesterday.
Arriving by helicopter at 6.15pm, the U2 frontman wasn't performing but turned up to catch a set by his long-time friend Gavin Friday on the first day of the music and arts event.
For decades Friday has jetted around the globe as U2's 'special adviser', giving them notes about their live shows.
But last night the roles were reversed as Bono sized up the former Virgin Prune's performance on the main stage just after 7pm.