Bono & Bieber birthday buddies? Not really, but their birthday celebrations do have something in common. They both use their currency of celebrity (Bono's phrase) to rasie money for water projects in developing nations. Bono teams with the African Well Fund and Justin works with charity: water.
Backstory: Ironically, my eldest daughter just posted an unatuhroized all-caps happy birthday wish to Bieber on my FB. I was going to leave a smarmy comment about Bono's birthday recognition creating support for the African Well Fund. Then I find out the Biebs did the something similar. Glad I didn't leave that comment.
BTW, how did I know Justin Bieber did that? Ummm...I read this Suite 101 article about his birthday party. (Hang head in shame.) I wanted to see if him & Selena were really dating. (More shame. In my defense, I have tweenish girls.) The charity: water info was a pleasant surprise.
And now you know....the rest of the story.
After leaving an Italian restaurant in L.A. on his 17th birthday on March 1 2011, Justin Bieber, accompanied by Selena Gomez, got into his car and behind the wheel. Meanwhile Gomez shielded her face, reports say, from all the photographers around them.
The two were being following, as is more often the case, and this time Bieber let the intruders get the better of him: he flipped them the bird. Raising your middle finger to someone who is pestering you isn't gonna do you much good in the world, though it's not overly damaging depending on the circumstances. But clearly Bieber felt bad about having done so. Why? Because on March the 2nd, he apologized.
Birthday Bieber and Selena Gomez...(read more at www.suite101.com.)