Bono News, Rumors and Tickets

Oprah Update: New Series Include Oprah’s Next Chapter, Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind, Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star, Gayle King Live! and Why Not? with Shania Twain

Jay-Z, Bono, Simon Cowell, Lorne Michaels, Toni Morrison and Condoleezza Rice Confirmed to Appear in Oprah Presents: Master Class 

Oprah Winfrey, chairman of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, today announces new original programming for the channel’s January 1, 2011, launch to members of the advertising and media communities at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Five new series are joining the 10 previously announced, for a total of 15 original series coming to OWN.

Rumors: In recent days we have seen movement of the band at the studios in Dublin but no sighting of the band, only a few technical crew The technician said that U2  in 2011, the band will new concerts in Ireland and the United Kingdom, seen in 2010 will perform only festival Glastorbury as a headliner on June 25, this date is given as the only site U2.COM for 2010 in UK and Irish territory. This statement tends to confirm the rumors of recent months that they want a postponement of the new album ‘Song of Ascent’ </ strong. This news is a rumor and should be treated as such, any announcement by the official organs of the band will be reported as soon as possible *

More Cash: Bono looks set to make a mint from the sale of troubled smart phone maker Palm.

Bono’s private equity company Elevation Partners is a major investor in the company currently seeking buyers. In December 2008, Elevation bought $100 million (£64.8 million) of Palm shares at $3.24 (£2.10) a pop to take its stake up to 41 per cent. These investments jumped up 32 percent in value last week to $5.16 (£3.34) a share.

Palm originally made PDA devices and recently launched the Pre and Pixi smartphones, as rivals to the iPhone. While the handsets received critical acclaim, sales have failed to match expectations. Palm has posted losses for the last 11 financial quarters, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Elevation bought a 25 percent stake in the firm in 2007 and helped install Jonathan Rubinstein, former head of Apple’s iPhone division, as chairman. The Irish rock star joined the US-based company shortly after its creation in 2004, when it was named after the U2 song.

While Bono is more associated with causes such as AIDS and debt relief, Elevation specialises in new media and entertainment with $1.9 billion (£1.23 billion) of assets under its control, the Telegraph reported. Last month, online publication 24/7 Wall Street called him the “worst investor in America” due to Elevation’s “unprecedented strong of disastrous investments.”

Tickets:  We want to be sure that everyone has had a chance to be updated on the promotion. We have launched on Monday. The details can be found here or on our facebook fan page. Two tickets to the show of your choice.