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Bono was among the many Hollywood stars who energized the Palm Springs Film Festival gala Saturday as he accepted the Visionary Award for U2 with the Edge.

“We are for at the tipping point if we keep up the pressure of reaching an AIDS-free generation,” he said. “Vision without promise is a fantasy and we’re not interested in that.”

Later speakers admitted Bono was a tough act to follow. Still Meryl Streep, Icon Award recipient, had no problems. “I feel like I’m an example in my dotage,” she said. “You just can’t put those old gals out to pasture. We’ve got a lot of stuff to say.”

Sandra Bullock took a different tack, talking of the Internet comments that came up when she Googled her name. “She’s over 40,” came up a lot as did her career choices. Tom Hanks regaled the crowd with the different »

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