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How Bono and ‘Sing 2’ Director Garth Jennings Breathed Emotion Into a Guitar-Slinging Lion

Bono hasn’t taken up many offers to work as an actor despite his years in the public eye. But when writer-director Garth Jennings came calling with an opportunity to collaborate on Universal’s animated “Sing 2,” Bono embraced the challenge of becoming a leading man with a leading mane. He got into the head of his […]
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Bono and ‘Sing 2’ Director Garth Jennings on How They Breathed Emotion Into a Guitar-Slinging Lion

Bono hasn’t taken up many offers to work as an actor despite his years in the public eye. But when writer-director Garth Jennings came calling with an opportunity to collaborate on Universal’s animated “Sing 2,” Bono embraced the challenge of becoming a leading man with a leading mane. He got into the head of his […]
Tags: Bono, U2, Musicians, Garth Jennings, Music for Screens, Sing 2


Video: Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. earns Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons after stunning winner and celebration vs Sevilla

 The spectacular winner netted by Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr. in the club’s meeting with Sevilla on Sunday has since given rise to an altogether head-turning comparison across social media… Vini dazzles again Los Blancos marked their return to La Liga action a short time ago.After making it two wins from two on the back of the international break courtesy of a 3-0 downing of Sheriff in the Champions League in midweek, Carlo Ancelotti’s side tonight welcomed high-flying Sevilla to the Berna...
Tags: Bono, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano, Sevilla, Karim Benzema, Zizou, Ballon, Los Blancos


Third & Final Trailer for Illumination's 'Sing 2' - A Bigger & Better Show

"We cannot let that bully steal our hopes and dreams!" "Guts! Faith! These are the things you need now…" Universal has revealed a third & final trailer for Illumination's sequel Sing 2. As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show. This time they're heading to glamorous Redshore City, which ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Bono, Animation, Las Vegas, Chelsea Peretti, Buster, Gunter, To Watch, Buster Moon, Redshore City, Clay Calloway, Better Show


Final Sing 2 Trailer: Sorry, Parents, You'll Be Watching This One A Lot

Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment has released the final trailer for the upcoming film "Sing 2." The musical gang of animals is back and this time they're bringing U2's Bono with them. The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Chelsea Peretti, and of course, Bono. The film is written and directed by Garth Jennings, returning from the first...
Tags: Movies, News, Bono, Trailers, Portia, Klaus, Buster Moon, Garth Jennings, Joby Talbot, Johnny Taron Egerton, Clay Calloway, Rosita Reese Witherspoon, Universal Pictures Illumination Entertainment, Billie Eilish Elton John Halsey, Klaus Kickenklober Adam Buxton


Bono-backed biotech bags $45-million Series B

In Dublin, a biotech firm that counts U2 rockers Bono and The Edge among its early backers has raised an additional $45 million. Nuritas aims to launch its first two products—a peptide for skin health first identified in peas and a muscle health peptide found in fava beans—in 2022. The Series B funding brings its total fund raise to $75 million. The company plans to eventually expand into food ingredients using its Nπϕ peptide finder platform, and has partnerships with food majors such as Nestle...
Tags: Bono, US, Mars, Dublin, Nestle, Grosvenor, Wheatsheaf Group, Nuritas, Cleveland Avenue LLC, Chemicals & Materials, Nora Khaldi, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund Singapore, Vertex Holdings Nutresa Ventures


We’ve Got A File On You: Simon Le Bon

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.
Tags: Music, Bono, Bob Geldof, James Bond, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Lou Reed, Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Page, John Barry, Pavarotti, Chai, Billie Eilish, Donnie Darko, Simon Le Bon


Four Character Strengths That Can Help Kids Learn

Two years ago, as GreatSchools embarked on research for the second season of our podcast for parents, Like a Sponge, I faced a mounting sense of worry. Our podcast was about the science of learning, but this season would be entirely devoted to the science of character. Although I’m a big believer in big love and eternal forgiveness (chalk it up to my coastal California roots), the reality is that I’d bought into the old mechanistic dichotomy: cognitive vs. noncognitive, thinking vs. feeling, a...
Tags: Parenting, California, Bono, University of Pennsylvania, Madison, University Of Wisconsin, Claremont Graduate University, California State University, Enright, Giacomo Bono, Dominguez Hills, Ortega y Gasset, Robert Enright, Kendall Cotton Bronk, Amy Warren, Tenelle Porter


‘Sing 2’ Review: Illumination Delivers an Ingratiating Encore to Its Hit Singing-Animal Toon

Buster Moon has a dream: to be the most successful koala in showbiz. In “Sing,” he managed to salvage the run-down venue where his musical theater ambitions might thrive, much to the delight of family audiences. Now, in that toon’s jam-packed “let’s put on a show” sequel, Buster Moon and his menagerie of pigs, primates […]
Tags: Reviews, Matthew Mcconaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Bono, Buster Moon, Sing 2


Bono, Jennifer Hudson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anderson Paak, Edgar Wright to Keynote Variety Music for Screens Summit

Bono, Anderson Paak, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Hudson and Edgar Wright will keynote Variety‘s Music for Screens Virtual Summit. Running from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, the summit will cover such topics as the revival of film and TV musicals, music in superhero storytelling, music video production and the rise of video games as artist launchpad.  […]
Tags: News, Bono, Edgar Wright, Lin-manuel Miranda, Jennifer Hudson, Music for Screens


New Trailer for SING 2 + Posters and Stills from the Film!

Fans of Illumination’s 2016 film Sing rejoice! Announced earlier this year, the sequel has received a brand new trailer out today, with some stylish new promo art to boot. I know I personally was a fan of the original film – featuring performances from Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, and more. The gang is […] The post New Trailer for SING 2 + Posters and Stills from the Film! appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
Tags: Matthew Mcconaughey, Parenting, Bono, Scarlett Johansson, Latest News, Movie Trailer, Halsey, Taron Egerton, Sing, Illumination, Animated Movie, Sing 2, Illumination films, Phrarrel, Sing 2 Trailer, Sing movie


Hear Scarlett Johansson Cover U2 In The New Sing 2 Trailer

If you’re the type of person who loves to hear anthropomorphic animals with celebrity voices sing obnoxious versions of old pop songs, then you will be very happy to learn that the new movie Sing 2 is coming to theaters soon. (If you’re the type of person who has small children, then I’m very sorry. Sing 2 is coming to theaters soon.) The sequel to the 2016 animated-musical smash stars Bono as a rock-star lion named Clay Calloway, and U2 just released their new single “Your Song Saved My Life,” ...
Tags: Music, News, Bono, U2, Scarlett Johansson, Sing 2, Clay Calloway


Second Trailer for Illumination's 'Sing 2' Debuts - Sing Your Heart Out

"You will never be great, Johnny!" Universal has debuted a second official trailer for animation sequel Sing 2, from Illumination animation. As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita's leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal's spoiled daughter, Porsha, voiced by the Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to fin...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Bono, Animation, Chelsea Peretti, Crystal, Clay, Buster, Rosita, Gunter, To Watch, Porsha, Clay Calloway, Johnny Universal


Deadpool 2 Star Zazie Beetz Would Love To Play Domino Again: 'I'll Make It Happen'

Zazie Beetz is ready to return as Domino for "Deadpool 3" ... and "Deadpool 19." Domino's mutant superpower is luck, and if that lucks holds then we'll see her working her powers again in 2023 (or thereabouts.)Nothing's official yet, but Beetz is out promoting her new Netflix Western, "The Harder They Fall," which is available to stream now. While speaking with ComicBook.com, the subject of comic book movies naturally came up, and Beetz sounded as adamant as Wolverine's adamantium that she'll re...
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U2 Releases Original Song from ‘Sing 2,’ ‘Your Song Saved My Life’

After teasing it on social media earlier in the week, U2 has released the full-length “Your Song Saved My Life,” an original song the group and recorded for “Sing 2,” an animated musical set to hit theaters Dec. 22. Although the new song doesn’t represent any vast jump in genre, U2 fans will recognize it […]
Tags: News, Bono, U2, Sing 2


U2 – “Your Song Saved My Life”

U2 have released a new track, “Your Song Saved My Life,” which will appear in the closing credits for the animated movie Sing 2. Bono has a role in the film, playing a reclusive rock star/lion called Clay Calloway. Earlier this week, the Irish band joined TikTok to tease the new track.
Tags: Music, Bono, U2, New Music, Clay Calloway Earlier


The Awe-Inspiring But Tragic Story of Africa’s Festival In The Desert (2001-2012)

“Mali’s gifts to the world of music are lavish and legendary,” Nenad Georgievski writes at All About Jazz, though the world knew little about Malian music until American musicians began partnering with players from West Africa. In the 1980s, Stevie Wonder began touring with Amadou and Mariam, helping to popularize their form of Malian blues. In 1994, Ry Cooder recorded and released Talking Timbuktu with Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré, whose “desert blues… was unconcerned with boundarie...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Bono, College, Africa, Mtv, West Africa, Mali, Libya, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Timbuktu, Caribbean, David Byrne, Fela Kuti, Northern Mali


U2 Join TikTok With A New Song

U2 are now on TikTok. They launched an account on the social media app to announce the upcoming release of a new track, “Your Song Saved My Life,” on November 3. That song will appear in the animated film Sing 2, which features Bono in a voice role as a reclusive former rock star/lion named Clay Calloway.
Tags: Music, News, Bono, U2


Coldplay: Music of the Spheres review – slipping status prompts a desperate pop pivot

(Polydor)Crafted with one eye firmly on the Spotify stats, the band’s synths-heavy ninth album features BTS and Selena Gomez amid a muddled cosmic conceptIn 2004, Chris Martin wrote a brief essay about U2 for Rolling Stone magazine. They were, he said, “the only band whose entire catalogue I know by heart”, although you didn’t need him to tell you that Coldplay were a band created in U2’s image. Like U2, who spent their early years being sneered at by the post-punk cognoscenti, Coldplay were nev...
Tags: Music, Bono, America, Culture, Pop and rock, Chris Martin, Selena Gomez, Coldplay, Rolling Stone, Glastonbury, Bts


John McCain introduced Rep. Adam Schiff as 'a good guy, for a communist' at a dinner with Bill Gates and Bono

John McCain. Carolyn Kaster/AP John McCain jokingly teased Rep. Adam Schiff when introducing him to Bill Gates and Bono. McCain called Schiff "a pretty good guy for a communist," Schiff recounts in his new memoir. The late Arizona Senator was known for ribbing his colleagues. The late Sen. John McCain jokingly introduced Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff as "a pretty good guy for a communist" to Bill Gates and Bono at a dinner at the 2017 Munich Security Conference, Schiff writes in his new me...
Tags: Politics, Bono, Africa, Trends, Munich, Bill Gates, Arizona, Cbs, Ashraf Ghani, John Mccain, Lindsey Graham, Trump, McCain, Lindsey, Adam Schiff, Schiff


Jeep, Fiat, Ram to raise money for fighting pandemics in deal with Bono brand company

The Stellantis brands will release special edition vehicles as part of a multiyear partnership with Red, a brand licensing company that raises money to fight global health emergencies.
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Jeep, Ram and Fiat Become First Car Partners With Bono’s Global Charity (RED)

Jeep, Ram and Fiat, sibling brands under the Stellantis corporate banner, announced a groundbreaking three-year partnership Wednesday with Bono's celebrated charity (RED) that will donate $4 million to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and other global health emergencies. The alliance includes several special-edition (RED)-branded cars, starting with a 2022 model year Ram truck that will launch...
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Sing 2: Release Date, Cast And More

If you simply can't handle the silliness of "Despicable Me" and the "Minions" franchises, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment offered a nice musical alternative in 2016 with "Sing." The animated film took place in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals and followed a struggling theater owner who decided to hold a singing competition, offering an exciting opportunity for a variety of animals from all walks of life to make their dreams come true. The musical extravaganza featur...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Bono, Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, Edgar Wright, Universal Pictures, Crystal, Halsey, Clay, Jennings, Shaun, Buster, Rosita, Gunter, Porsha


Picard Season 2 Trailer Breakdown: Boldly Going Into The Nightmarish 21st Century

Star Trek Day 2021 brought a new trailer for season 2 of "Star Trek: Picard," which is flying across space right now, on its way to you via Paramount+ in February 2022. The trailer gives us our first official glimpse at Annie Wersching's Borg Queen and a whole lot more.Is there a time travel plot this season? Does Q snap his fingers? Yes on both counts. Let's proceed through the new "Picard" season 2 trailer in a calm and orderly fashion. A Man Who Chose The Stars The trailer begins with a voice...
Tags: Hong Kong, Television, Movies, Bono, France, Time, Star Trek, Trailers, Nuremberg, Michelle Hurd, Paramount, Picard, Borg, Alison Pill, Hux, Queenie


15 Quotes on the Importance of Asking the Right Question

As a facilitator of the creative process, I continue to be astounded by how few organizations have any kind of process is place to PAUSE, reflect, and make sure they are coming up with the right questions. Apparently, I'm not alone. 1. "It's not that they can't see the solution. They can't see the problem." - G.K. Chesterton 2. "There are no right answers to wrong questions." - Ursula K. Le Guin 3. "We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong." - Bono 4. "Ask the...
Tags: Quotes, Bono, Innovation, Vanessa Redgrave, Ursula K Le Guin, G K Chesterton


U2 Frontman Bono Makes Surprise Appearance at Sarajevo Film Festival

U2 frontman Bono made a surprise appearance at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Sunday, where he introduced a digitally restored version of Wim Wenders’ “The Million Dollar Hotel” – a film the iconic rock star presented at the Bosnian fest more than 20 years ago. Addressing a full house at the Sarajevo National Theater – […]
Tags: News, Bono, Global, Markets & Festivals, Wim Wenders, Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo National Theater


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Tags: California, Bono, Chicago, Dave, Humor, Bill, Dublin, Don, Greg, Ron, Carolyn, Long John Silver, Schwarznegger


Upcoming Scarlett Johansson Movies to Keep on Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what’s next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited…or not.) All eyes are on Scarlett Johansson right now as she navigates a high-profile lawsuit against Disney over an alleged breach of contract regarding the release of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow. While we wait for the results of that legal battle, let’s look ahead and break down a few upcoming Scarlett Johansson movies that are on the way. Sing 2 I...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Movies, Bono, Disney, Luc Besson, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios, Lucy, Besson, Valerian, Johansson, Josh Cooley, Sebastian Lelio, Lauren Schuker Blum, Fantastic Woman Disobedience Gloria Bell, Rebecca Angelo Tower


The power of Simone Biles

TOKYO >> The day after Valorie Kondos Field’s first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, the UCLA gymnastics coach was visiting with a 15-year-old recruit from Texas named Simone Biles. Kondos Field, known to all as Miss Val, warned Biles before the recruiting trip that she might be worn out from treatment when the gymnast arrived in Westwood. But here was Kondos Field, going full speed ahead with her sales pitch, when Biles reached across and placed her hand on the coach’s arm. “Miss Val, ...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Bono, Mexico, Sports, San Francisco, Nike, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Paris, Michael Jordan, Nba, Tokyo


Metrics: Useful or Evil?

Last week I read John Doerr’s Measure What Matters and Jerry Muller’s The Tyranny of Metrics back-to-back. Needless to say, they did not agree. Measure What Matters is a peppy business book about the importance of setting clear goals and backing them with metrics. Acronyms and buzzwords abound. These sentences, found on page 186, might go down as the most business book-y passage of all time: “Modern recognition is performance-based and horizontal. It crowdsources meritocracy.” The bulk of the bo...
Tags: General, Yahoo, Bono, Bill Gates, Lifehacks, Marissa Mayer, John Doerr, Wells Fargo, Müller, Ford Pinto, Doerr, Jerry Muller, Tyranny of Metrics, Mulller