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Bono Becomes the Voice of ‘Spider-Man’ Musical

Tonight is opening night for the troubled musical monstrosity “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and the musical is pulling out the big guns to generate some positive mojo. Yes, Bono speaks and he’s been talking with The New York Times, was at the Tony Awards ceremony with The Edge (who also worked on the show), and the two stars, leads of arguably the biggest band in the world right now, turned up last night at the 92nd St Y to talk about the show. Not Madison Square Garden. The Y.

And what he’s saying is he loves it… now.

“The first time I loved ‘Spider-Man’ was two and a half weeks ago,” he told the Times.

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In Third Year, Shorty Awards Get Longer

Aasif Mandvi, host of this year's Shorty Awards

What a difference a year makes. Last year the Shorty Awards — dedicated to honoring the best producers of short, real-time content — had CNN anchor Rick Sanchez as host. This year, Sanchez is long gone from CNN, and in his place was Aasif Mandvi of the Daily Show.

The significance wasn’t lost on Mandvi, as the Daily Show was right in the middle of things when Sanchez was dismissed from CNN last fall. “You all must really hate Rick Sanchez,” Mandvi joked, insinuating it was a slap in the face for Sanchez to have someone  from the Daily Show hosting.

Mandvi also poked a bit of fun at the awards themselves, as he joked that they are “the most relevant awards show ever,” and said, “Let me be honest. I’m only here to increase my Twitter followers.”

That being said, in their third year, the Shorty Awards have only gotten bigger (and longer).

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