Happy Valentine’s Day!

2011-02-14 10:13
Casper de Vries plans to spend today covered in chocolate. What are your plans?

Need ideas? See what Bobby van Jaarsveld, Egoli’s Nenna and other local celebs are planning. (And for professional Valentine’s advice - watch the Victoria's Secret models’ dos and don’ts.)

Annie Lennox will be making the most of her Valentine’s Day. Annie is dating Mitch Besser, a Cape Town Aids gynaecologist, who just left his wife and children to be with her. Besser (who is apparently quite hunky for a 56-year-old according to an insider), has already moved out of his family home but says it wasn’t Annie’s fault that he left his wife - his relationship was already over when he met her.

One celebrity we couldn’t get hold of to find out what he’s doing on V-Day was Steve Hofmeyr; he spent yesterday at the Jukskei River. If you haven’t heard, he threw his U2 tickets in the river in protest against Bono’s comments on the ‘shoot the farmer’ song. Bono expressed support for the song in an interview with the Sunday Times, saying: "I was a kid and I'd sing songs I remember my uncles singing... rebel songs about the early days of the Irish Republican Army".

But the rocker went on to say such songs shouldn't be sung in the wrong context. "Would you want to sing that in a certain community? It's pretty dumb," he said.

Was Bono right or wrong to say that? It is quite a standard open-minded European statement to make. But on the other hand it doesn’t look so good when your lead story is ‘Farmer brutally murdered’ and the second story reads, ‘Bono supports “Kill the Boer” song’. 

Nevertheless, I definitely won’t be throwing away my U2 tickets for this Friday’s Cape Town show. It’s still going to be an experience you won’t forget, no matter what Bono said. (Read the review of the Jhb show here.) By the way, if you are still looking for tickets, I saw a guy on Gumtree offering his ex’s U2 tickets for free. Ouch. Now, there is a couple who definitely won’t be enjoying Valentine’s Day.

PS: It was also the Grammys and the Baftas last night - see the red carpet Grammys gallery here.

Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day, soggy U2 tickets and all,

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