Remember that charity gig that Taylor Swift booked at Kensington Palace for one of Prince William‘s causes? Well, it happened, and Jon Bon Jovi was there and they all sang together! Isn’t that fun?
The trio did a nice little rendition of ‘Living On a Prayer’ together at the Winter Whites Gala to support homeless charity Centrepoint on Tuesday night, and stars like Benedict Cumberbatch and James Blunt were in attendance. Kate Middleton, however, wasn’t there – she got left at home to watch the baby. BOO!
Here’s what Taylor had to say about the event:
“It’s positively magical here. There are fairy lights and there is fake snow falling from the sky and everything is just gorgeous. I am just very lucky to be here.
“I don’t think I have ever played in a palace before. So it will be really wonderful. This evening is so special… It is for a charity that as well as being very important to Prince William is also very important to me.”
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Australian Branka Delic is a Jon Bon Jovi superfan – and who wouldn’t be? (That’s a rhetorical question – don’t answer it.) He’s a stud. She’s been planning to marry her longtime partner, Gonzalo Ciadera, for a while, and she knew she wanted Jon to be part of the ceremony. In fact, she wanted him to walk her down the aisle! So she launched a website called BonJoviWalkMeDowntheAisle.com and turns out… he did just that.
The pair were married on Saturday at the Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas (romance!) – the same location Jon himself got married in 1989… probably not a coincidence – and Jon surprised Branka by showing up that afternoon ahead of his show that same night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Sweet!
Here’s Branka’s statement:
“I have memories for life which I’ll never forget. Such an amazing man to take time from his schedule to come walk this crazy Aussie down the aisle… Jon….. I salute.”
And here’s Jon’s tweet about the happy couple (ie drumming up more publicity for his current tour):
In all seriousness, that was a pretty sweet thing of him to do, so plus one for Bon Jovi.
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Jon Bon Jovi‘s been touring for about eight gazillion years and he’s still raking in the money, so I think he knows a thing or two about hitting the road and keeping fans happy. That’s why, instead of speaking up urging Justin Bieber to stop being an asshole and a waste of space, he’s instead warning Baby Elvis against showing up late for his shows, because people don’t like waiting. Well, okay.
From The London Evening Standard:
Jon Bon Jovi has branded Justin Bieber an “asshole” for emerging on stage two hours late for a concert at the O2 arena.
The 51-year-old rock singer, who has a reputation as one of the hardest-working men in music, claimed the teenage star risks alienating his fans if he continues to disappoint.
Bieber later blamed “technical issues” and claimed he was only 40 minutes late for the show in March.
Jon, speaking to the Standard in Vienna on the latest leg of the band’s Because We Can world tour, said: “Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new.
“They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives.
“Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool — you’re an asshole. Go to f***in’ work!”
Well, I guess he did mention him being an asshole, after all. And while this is a definite symptom of asshole-ism, it’s certainly not the only one. That being said, one of my Top 5 pet peeves is sitting around waiting for people who can’t be bothered to show up to shit on time. I managed to get here, why couldn’t you? Take that tardy for the party bullshit elsewhere, ‘cos I’m not having it. I was raised to be five minutes early to shit – the world doesn’t wait for you, you know?