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Bono a Billionaire? Rocker Debunks Facebook IPO Rumor During MSNBC Interview

As we noted in our post about Facebook mania on cable news, one of the big Facebook IPO-related stories making the rounds today was that U2 frontman Bono is now a billionaire and the richest rock star on earth, thanks to his early investment in the social networking company.

Coincidentally, Bono appeared on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” this afternoon from the G8 Summit, where he debunked the rumor:


Transcript after the jump.
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Bret Baier & Bono on World Aids Day

Bono and Bret BaierFox News Channel’s Bret Baier hosts a “World Aids Day” special tonight for “Special Report.” Baier sat down with Bono and former President George W. Bush for the special. “Special Report” was ranked 2nd among Total Viewers and 5th in A25-54 viewers among cable news shows.

The show’s purpose is to take viewers inside the global struggle and ongoing efforts to raise AIDS awareness, which airs tonight at 6pmET.

@ONECampaign Tweeted:

Tune in to “Special Report with Bret Baier” on Fox News tonight at 6 PM ET to watch President Bush & Bono discuss the fight against HIV/AIDS

A preview of tonight’s interview is after the jump…
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CNN’s Time 100 Special: Ted Turner, Bono and More

cooper_4-30.JPGWhere can you see Bono chat with George Clooney, or Ted Turner and T. Boone Pickens reminiscence about billions made and lost?

Tonight at 11pmET on CNN, for the Anderson Cooper 360 special highlighting this year’s Time 100 list.

“These people are really good friends. They know a lot about each other on levels that reporter may not know about,” AC 360 EP David Doss tells TVNewser. “It’s really like we’re all approved to eavesdrop on these cool conversations.”

Besides the pre-taped conversations, Cooper will contribute to the special as well. “Anderson is editorially involved with quite a lot. Two of the segments are his own,” says Doss.

Working with Time magazine, of course, keeps the special in the Time Warner family. “It would be fair to say the relationship with Time and Rick Stengel and 360 and CNN is really a great relationship,” says Doss. “We talk a lot about projects and editorially about things on the print and broadcast and digital side. It’s really fantastic.”

The special is simulcast on CNNI tonight at 11pmET, and re-airs Saturday and Sunday at 8pm and 11pmET on CNN.

Earlier: Glenn Beck writes Rush Limbaugh‘s Time 100 profile.

Cablers Take HBO-Event Obama Speech Live

While HBO exclusively broadcast this afternoon’s concert outside the Lincoln Memorial featuring Bono, Usher, Bruce Springsteen and, well, just about every other musician/celebrity, the cablers went live to the event when President-elect Barack Obama took to the podium just after 4pmET. ABC News took it live as well with a special report. Throughout the afternoon, wide shots were employed by the cablers, but the speech was the only part taken live (will ABC follow suit when it comes to the first Inauguration ball?).

Also, FishbowlNY’s Glynnis MacNicol is posting pictures of some events in D.C., including from the “Morning Joe”/Daily Beast brunch. After the jump, check out Mika Brzezinski with some Obama champagne:

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Click continued to see Mika with her Obama champagne…

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