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.”
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):
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.
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?
Bon Jovi’s daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, overdosed in the early morning hours today, and the story is actually a pretty sad one. Sources close to the family state that Stephanie, a college student in upstate New York, was found unresponsive in her dorm room, and when taken to the hospital, it was determined that she’d overdosed on heroin. To add insult to injury? She was arrested after she was found to be alright. To be fair, she wasn’t arrested because she overdosed, because seriously, wouldn’t that be ridiculous? No, she was arrested because, at the scene of the “crime,” I guess you could say, a small amount of marijuana and heroin, and paraphernalia was also found. That’s allegedly what the arrest was for, but hey. Maybe it could have been because she overdosed on heroin, too, I don’t know.
First of all, ugh on heroin. I didn’t even realize that H was still such a popular drug of choice. I remember after high school there were some people I used to be casual friends with who got into heroin deep, and basically the only reason that we ended up *not* being friends was because of the whole heroin thing. But jeez. This poor Stephanie girl has got a long road ahead of her for recovery. I mean, if she was intentionally trying to OD, that’s a horse of a different color altogether, but if she wasn’t? Well, I think someone needs some serious help one way or the other.
Good luck to the family, and thank God she’s going to be OK. You know, one way or the other.
When Katherine wasn’t busy filming [for New Year’s Eve, she joined husband Josh Kelly on the road where he was touring with Taylor Swift … and the two blondes totally hit it off.
“I adore that girl,” Katherine told us on the carpet. “I was so excited to meet her! I tried to keep it cool but after chatting for only 20 minutes I was like ‘we’re best friends now!’ She is so sweet and down to earth.”
Coincidentally, Taylor was in the NYE prequel Valentine’s Day. Heigl has been hamming it up with musicians everywhere. In New Year’s Eve, the former Grey’s Anatomy star gets up close and personal with Jon Bon Jovi.
“I play a caterer that gets the gig to cater the big, fancy New Year’s Eve party in New York,” she told us. “Her ex-boyfriend, played by Jon Bon Jovi, is a very famous, big-time musician, comes back to play Times Square.”
“And yes, we totally make out,” laughed Katherine.
“It’s really interesting talking to Jon about his career and all the little things that I now know about from my husband, like the lingo and when you’re touring, how do you feel bout your rider,” Heigl laughed, adding: “I dropped in as much music lingo as I could!”
Ugh. Is that the most irritating nonsense you’ve ever heard or what? Seriously, is it? Sometimes someone just bugs me to the point where everything they ever say or do or wear or think is ridiculous and annoying and awful. I’m human too, ok?!
I love Bon Jovi. I love him probably more than I can even tolerate 90% of today’s ‘rock and roll’ musicians or pop stars. Jovi’s got substance, lasting power, and above all, talent, and this is why I’m not sure he’s trying to hard to remain relevant in today’s meat market known as the music world when, guys, he’s already got this.
Anyway, Jon Bon Jovi appeared on Europe’s MTV Music Awards last night and did this awkward duet with Rihanna (above). And I’m confused.
Just … watch the video. And let me know if you share the same sentiments, like ‘Is the Jove selling out?’ ‘Was this even the Jove’s idea?’ ‘Is this what Rihanna considers dancing?’
For my own personal caption, I chose to write a letter, as any pithy little statement I could make could not express the full nature of my feelings. The letter got a little personal and quite lengthy, so I’m not going to share it with you guys, but suffice it to say that it takes up about five pages in my unicorn journal and that the ink was smudged by my tears. It’s filled with allusions to Bon Jovi songs (“Taylor, in this world, we gotta hold on to what we got, and what I got is a powerful Bon Jovi love and a bad case of envy”) and statements of incredulity (“You’re standing next to Jon Bon Jovi and you can’t even muster up a smile? Really?”). In short, this blatant lack of appreciation for the majesty that is Bon Jovi is appalling to me.