First the falling luggage, now this. Bono is proving he’s a danger to himself and others whether in the air or on land. I’m assuming next week he’ll fall over the railing of a cruise ship like Pete Campbell’s mom. So: Bono was bicycling in Central Park recently when he took a nasty spill — so nasty that he has to undergo surgery to treat an arm injury. The spill has spurred the band to postpone a planned week-long residency at “the Tonight Show,” the other three U2 members announced on the band’s site. “It looks like we will have to do our ‘Tonight Show’ residency another time — we’re one man down,” the message reads. “We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back!” Given Bono’s latest penchant for disaster, that sounds kind of threatening.
In other, more pleasant Ireland-related news, Colin Farrell is making noise for gay rights in his home country — and letting everyone know that he has a very attractive gay brother I the process (even if that brother is off the market already). Farrell published a letter in Dublin’s Sunday World pushing for marriage equality in Ireland. And, as it turns out, the “Total Recall” star has quite a way with words. “My brother Eamon didn’t choose to be gay. But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative. Even when others were casting him out with fists and ridicule and laughter of pure loathsome derision, he maintained an integrity and dignity that flew in the face of the cruelty that befell him,” he writes. “The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. It’s time to right the scales of justice here.”
Nicki Minaj has seen her credit score drop nearly 100 points ever since an outlet accidentally published her social security number while writing about the R&B star’s 2003 shoplifting arrest, according to Radar Online. “Nicki’s credit score dropped almost 100 points soon after because there were many inquiries into her financial records. The credit reporting agencies, detecting a lot of irregular activity, immediately notified Nicki’s camp,” a source says. “Since Nicki’s social security number was made public on the booking information sheet, and that was leaked to the media this week, it’s out there now. Nicki might have to get a new social security number. It’s caused her a lot of stress.” Hope she wasn’t planning to take out any loans this week.
You know who’s not totally jazzed about Patrick Schwarzenegger dating Miley Cyrus? His mom, Maria Shriver. In fact, she’s “horrified” about it and is “violently” against the pairing. And that’s apparently not news to Schwarzenegger, who was photographed kissing Cyrus over the weekend. “They have been hiding it. The kiss was so orchestrated and so planned to be like, ‘OK, here you go,'” a source with intimate knowledge of what it was so like says. “Instead of him being a good influence on her, she might be a bad influence on him,” a source says.
Christopher Nolan has heard your complaints about the sound mix for “Interstellar,” and he doesn’t care. It’s totally intentional that you can’t understand some of the dialogue. Totally. Exactly how he meant it. “There are particular moments in this film where I decided to use dialogue as a sound effect, so sometimes it’s mixed slightly underneath the other sound effects or in the other sound effects to emphasize how loud the surrounding noise is,” he tells the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not that nobody has ever done these things before, but it’s a little unconventional for a Hollywood movie.” So, you know, you weren’t supposed to hear what they were saying to each other anyway. God, don’t you understand art?
Just in time for the latest “Hunger Games” movie, “Mockingjay – Part 1,” there’s a new parody song out that asks the very valid question, “What about Gale?” The Arena’s Matt Sullivan and Thomas Harling, the team behind “We Found Love in the Hunger Games” and last year’s Miley Cyrus-skewering “Reaping Ball,” take one of One Direction’s new too-catchy-to-function tracks and turn into a chance for the non-tribute part of the “Hunger Games” love triangle to vent. “Everybody want to kill my girl, everybody want to take her life away,” the song goes. And it even has the requisite na na na’s.
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