The Economy Moves In Mysterious Ways, So Bono Can't Have His Tower

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  • You know the economy's bad when even Bono has to scale things back a bit; plans for a proposed U2 Tower have been shelved, due to "a souring economy at home and abroad." The building would have been the tallest in Ireland, taller even than the Spire of Dublin, which my Irish boyfriend affectionately refers to as "The Stiffy by the Liffey."[AP]
  • Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer were spotted together at a Ray LaMontagne concert Thursday night. An onlooker reports that "They were hugging, but there wasn't any kissing." [E!]
  • A public memorial will be held for Jennifer Hudson's family at the Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Hudson Funeral Home, which is handling the service (and is run by Hudson's aunt) released a statement confirming the memorial service, stating,"The Hudson family welcomes anyone who wishes to attend and pay their respects to these three beloved members of the Chicago community."[E!]
  • The evidence continues to pile up in the Hudson case: A .45 caliber handgun was discovered about a block away from where the Hudson's nephew, Julian King, was found shot to death in an SUV. Police have matched the gun to shell casings found at the home where Hudson's mother and brother were killed. [People]
  • After discovering he was eligible to vote despite his prior conviction, T.I. cast an early ballot in Georgia on Thursday, stating, "It was definitely worth standing in line and doing all the things people complain about voting. I think it's more than worth it." [Reuters]
  • Celine Dion, who spent six years trying to conceive her now 7-year-old son, Rene, is hoping for a second child. "We'll give it a try after my tour," Dion told Oprah in a recent interview, "Hopefully, we [will be] parents again. If not, that's fine. We have our miracle baby." [People]
  • A couple accused of setting Amy Winehouse up by offering her drugs and then videotaping her in her altered state in order to make money off of the incriminating films by selling them to the tabloids are facing possible jail time for their shady actions. [Daily Mail]
  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrated their six-month wedding anniversary by dressing up as "Milk and Cookies" for Halloween. Aww.[Just Jared]
  • The Girls Next Door don't live here anymore: according to Girl Next Door Bridget Marquardt, "Holly and Kendra are moving out [of the Playboy Mansion] right now. I don't know how much longer I'll be there." Marquardt doesn't seem too concerned, however: "I've been doing a travel channel show, so to be honest, I'm not even there that much at the moment anyway." [US Weekly]
  • 18 months after the star's untimely death, Larry and Dannielynn Birkhead are moving out of Anna Nicole Smith's home. Birkhead explains: "There are a lot of memories here and the house really isn't that child friendly." [US Weekly]
  • Don't expect to see Ashley Olsen's future children in showbiz: the famous twin says that she'd want her daughter "to have a job and understand what it's like to work and how important it is to be something greater than yourself. But being in this industry or the industry I was brought up in, probably not. It's pretty ugly."[Daily Express]
  • A "crazed fan" was kicked out of Guy Ritchie's pub after screaming insults at the director regarding his recent divorce from Madonna. This story leads us to the best headline on The Sun at the moment: "Pubber Don't Preach." [The Sun]
  • David Schwimmer wants you to know that the cast of Friends will NOT be there for you, at least not on the big screen. "I'd like to say in regard to the rumours that - I think are only perpetuated by the press - there's never been any talk of a Friends film, at least as far as I know." Uh, uh, fine by me! [Daily Express]



Also, I am still astounded at the things that celebrities want to share with us. If I were trying to have a baby, I don't think I'd tell Oprah.