Friday's intriguing people
The Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule picked up a hitchhiking Bono.
June 3rd, 2011
12:57 PM ET

Friday's intriguing people

Gilbert Brule

The center for the Edmonton Oilers hockey team was driving down a road in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday during a rainstorm when he came across an unlikely hitchhiker: U2 frontman Bono.

Bono and his assistant were out for a walk when, according to numerous reports, it started to rain. They looked for a lift to a dry place, and Brule and his girlfriend answered the call.

"I like ice hockey, because people who play ice hockey are the kind of people who pick up hitchhikers," Bono told a concert crowd Wednesday in Edmonton, Alberta.

In the crowd were Brule and his girlfriend, who sold their tickets to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver and jetted to Edmonton for the show, the CBC reported.

Greg Craig

The high-profile attorney is defending former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, the two-time presidential candidate who was indicted Friday on charges that he improperly used campaign funds during his 2008 presidential campaign.

Craig has said that his client "has done wrong in his life - and he knows it better than anyone - but he did not break the law." He said the government's theory of the case "is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law."

Craig defended then-President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial in 1998.

James Fogle and Daniel Yost

For more than 30 years, screenplay writer Daniel Yost has collaborated with author and convicted felon James Fogle. That collaboration led to Yost and filmmaker Gus Van Zant writing the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film "Drugstore Cowboy," a 1989 film starring Matt Dillon.

Despite Fogle's creative mind, his chronic addiction to prescription drugs led him to crimes that have resulted in more than 35 years in prison. In a 2010 YouTube video, posted by Yost, Fogle detailed his various and continued drugstore robberies in search of prescription painkillers.

Still, Fogle has managed to write nine other manuscripts and four screenplays with Yost.

That creativity is reflected in his criminal life. He's behind bars again now, and as he recently told CNN's Patrick Oppmann, his poor health and advanced age are likely to result in him dying in prison.

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