Matt Damon’s “toilet strike” for water.org is claiming more and more celebrities in an Oprah-like sweep: Now Bono won’t use the bathroom! And Olivia Wilde! And British mogul Richard Branson! Like Damon, the trio has pledged “not to go to the bathroom until everyone in the whole world has access to clean water and sanitation.” Damon kickstarted the strike in February; Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman, and Josh Gad joined him in March. The movement protests the plight of the 780 million people who lack access to safe drinking water and the 2.5 billion people who go without safe water and sanitation facilities.
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A fresh rhythm, more big-stage flair and a classic songbook were among the promises that accompanied the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night and it’s hard to imagine a better hook to catch the attention of the Federation – no, not the Star Trek thing, this one is the new celebrity super-group that gathered Sunday near Table No. 18 at Elton John’s annual Oscar viewing party. READ FULL STORY »
It’s too bad Ashton Kutcher can’t take credit for this one: Conservative muckraker Jason Mattera attempted to barrage U2′s Bono with a slew of controversial questions last month. Problem was, it wasn’t Bono he was bombarding, but rather Bono impersonator Pavel Sfera.
According to The Washington Post, the onslaught occurred at an L.A. event where Bono was slated to appear. Mattera attended the event, hoping to corner Bono about U2′s decision to move their business from Ireland to the Netherlands purportedly to avoid paying taxes.
“Do you find it hypocritical that you encourage Western countries to give money over to Africa, and then you take your money and put it into a tax haven?” fires Mattera in the video. But the matter is seemingly lost on Sfera, who repeatedly responds with, “I didn’t,” and, “It’s not my company.” Watch the video after the jump: READ FULL STORY »
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