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Celebrity Telethon Helps Raise $23 Million For Hurricane Sandy Victims

November 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen and Sting were among those who performed at a concert on Friday to raise money for those suffering after Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast.

Aguilera kicked off the telethon saying, "I was born in Staten Island. Four days ago Hurricane Sandy came through and devastated it, as it did most of the eastern seaboard. We've come together tonight to tell every single person who's suffering that we are here for you. We will do whatever we can to help. We will not leave anyone behind because every single one of you matters."

Billy Joel, Mary J. Bli...

Jon Bon Jovi: 'The Entire Jersey Shore That I Knew Is Gone'

November 2nd, 2012 6:18pm EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has been left heartbroken by the havoc and devastation Hurricane Sandy has wreaked on New Jersey after returning home on Thursday to survey the damage for himself.

The Bon Jovi frontman cut short a promotional visit to the U.K. to be with his wife and kids after they were caught up in the super storm as it battered the East Coast on Monday, and he was taken aback to see just how badly his neighbors were suffering.

During an appearance on the Today show on Friday, he said, "It's hard to see your hometown devastated like this... My grammar school turned into a shelter; people...

Jon Bon Jovi To Create A Fragrance For Avon

July 3rd, 2012 8:09am EDT
Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is set to become the latest celebrity to inhale the sweet smell of success after signing up to front a new Avon fragrance campaign.

According to CBS News, Avon Products announced yesterday that Bon Jovi's line would be called Unplugged, and the man himself will be appearing in ads for both Unplugged for Her and Unplugged for Him.

"The company said the inspiration for both scents is the unique feeling one has listening to a favorite song," said CBS News. "The goal is 'an emotional connection.'"

The women's fragrance is a floral oriental perfume, while the men's has a ...

Check Out 'New Year's Eve' On Blu-ray, DVD & Download May 1

April 30th, 2012 11:53pm EDT
New Year's Eve
Director Garry Marshall follows up "Valentine's Day" with "New Year's Eve," an all-star ensemble film featuring a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Ashton Kutcher.

Jessica Biel plays an expectant mom who, with Seth Meyers, tries to win some cash by being the first to give birth in the new year.

Lea Michele gets stuck in an elevator with Ashton Kutcher, who has a change of heart after spending several hours alone with the back-up singer neighbor. Bike messenger Zac Efron helps a lonely middle-aged woman (Pfeiffer) with her New Year's resloutions.


Jon Bon Jovi Launches Homeless Initiative 'Project REACH'

March 26th, 2012 2:27pm EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has launched a new development competition in an effort to end homelessness in the U.S.

The It's My Life hit-maker, who recently opened donations-only restaurant Soul Kitchen in his native New Jersey, has called on entrepreneurs to build a web application, which can provide the homeless with real-time information about health clinics, shelters and food kitchens.

The contest, called Project REACH (Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless), was developed in partnership with officials at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Housing and Urban D...

Happy 50th Birthday, Jon Bon Jovi!

March 2nd, 2012 8:55am EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has hit his 50s - the rock superstar is celebrating his half century on Friday.

Born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. in New Jersey in 1962, the singer/songwriter has become a rock icon thanks to his hitmaking supergroup Bon Jovi, an actor in films like "The Leading Man," "Pay It Forward" and "New Year's Eve," and a top humanitarian.

To ring in his 50s, WENN trawled through the archives to find 10 fascinating facts about the one-and-only Jon Bon Jovi.

Happy birthday, Jon!

- Jon Bon Jovi was a majority owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an Arena Football League team.

- He was awarde...

Giants vs. Patriots: Who 20 Celeb Fans Are Rooting For In The Super Bowl

February 2nd, 2012 1:59pm EST
Tom Brady
Who says Hollywood doesn't know sports? With Super Bowl XLVI just days away, many in the movie biz are showing their true colors in preparation for the big game. But the fandom elevates when two storied teams like the New York Giants and the New England Patriots face off.

Here, we take a look at 10 die-hard celebrity fans for each team. Based on this study alone, the Patriots fans may be better-looking; but if a fight were to break out at the bar this weekend, we'd want these Giants fans to have our back.

New York Giants

Rooney Mara/Kate Mara It's not a stretch to say that the Mara ...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012

January 4th, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012
The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and the cold war with Russia was in full swing as the world witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also in 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 and Johnny Carson took over the duties of "The Tonight Show." Landmark movies that hit the big screen in '62 included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winner for best picture that year was none other than "West Side Story."

We think you'll be surprised at how young many of today's popular celebrities look who were born in ...

'Irritated' Musician Started Jon Bon Jovi Death Rumor

December 28th, 2011 8:46am EST
Jon Bon Jovi
A bitter Pennsylvania rocker has become the target of angry Bon Jovi fans after confessing he sparked a hoax suggesting Jon Bon Jovi had died just before Christmas.

Jeffrey Goho has owned up to penning a fake press release stating the "You Give Love a Bad Name" singer had died after falling into a coma in a New Jersey hotel on December 19 - and posting it online.

Bon Jovi's representatives were quick to dismiss the hoax but not before the news reached worried fans.

Now Goho confesses to the Asbury Park Press, "I'm in a band as well, and I was going into the recording studio, and we had t...

Jon Bon Jovi Death Hoax Starter Revealed

December 27th, 2011 10:32am EST
Jon Bon Jovi
A Philadelphia heavy metal musician claims to have started the Jon Bon Jovi death hoax. He also says he's sorry.

A Philadelphia heavy metal musician is claiming to have started the Jon Bon Jovi death hoax of last week and the hoaxer is singing a new tune: I'm sorry.

Jeffrey Goho of the Philly area band Minutia started the rumor because he felt Jon Bon Jovi's non-musical pursuits -- things like the Advil commercial -- were taking time way from the things that really mattered. Goho "felt as if Jon Bon Jovi had lost site [sic] of the true reason he became a household nameā€¦ his musical contri...

Jon Bon Jovi Jokes About Internet Death Rumors

December 20th, 2011 8:53am EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has laughed off internet rumors of his death by sharing a comedy picture of himself alive and well.

Fans of the Bon Jovi frontman were left frantic on Monday when gossip emerged suggesting the star had suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away.

His spokesperson swiftly dismissed the reports, and now Bon Jovi has reassured his followers he is in good health.

The singer posed for a picture holding a sign which reads 'Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey Dec 19th 2011' and a caption uploaded alongside the snap on declares, "Rest assured that Jon is fine! Th...

Elton John Raises Millions For AIDS Charity

October 29th, 2011 7:30am EDT
Elton John
Elton John raised more than $2 million for his AIDS charity by throwing a star-studded gala in New York on Wednesday night.

The singer hosted his 10th annual Enduring Vision event at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and stars including Alec Baldwin, Jon Bon Jovi, Kelly Rutherford and Sarah Ferguson turned out in support.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo was also in attendance and Elton took the opportunity to thank him for the state's recent recognition of gay marriage, praising the politician for "taking a stand in New York and making t...

Jon Bon Jovi Opens Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant To Fight Hunger

October 20th, 2011 8:55am EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has opened a new charity restaurant to help fight hunger in New Jersey.

Soul Kitchen welcomed customers in the borough of Red Bank for the first time on Wednesday.

The diner features a pay-what-you-can system, which allows patrons to offer up the amount of cash they feel is appropriate to cover their meal. Customers who don't have money to contribute can instead lend a hand with cleaning duties.

Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation will subsidise the location to keep the property afloat.

The musician will be heavily involved in the project, but behind the scenes - because he simply "...

Paul McCartney's 'Ocean's Kingdom' Ballet Premieres In NYC

September 23rd, 2011 1:04pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney premiered his ballet with a performance in New York on Thursday night in front of a star-studded audience.

The Beatles legend wrote the score for the New York City Ballet's Ocean's Kingdom, marking his first foray into the world of classical dance scores, and his fashion designer daughter Stella looked after the costumes.

McCartney was in attendance with his fiancee Nancy Shevell as the curtain went up on the production at Manhattan's Lincoln Center and the audience was packed with famous faces including Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Anjelica Huston, Alec Baldwin, Jon ...

Bon Jovi Perform America The Beautiful At New York Fire Station

September 11th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi have taped a stirring performance of "America The Beautiful" at a New York City fire station for an upcoming TV tribute to the victims of 9/11.

The footage is part of the NFL "Kickoff 2011: Back to Football" special, which aired Saturday night.

Kid Rock, Maroon 5 and Lady Antebellum will also appear as part of the hour-long show, aimed at marking both the new football season and the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

But while Rock, Maroon 5 and country trio Lady Antebellum taped live performances outside Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin before Thursday's Green...

Jon Bon Jovi: 'I Want The Country Of September 12th Again'

September 8th, 2011 1:34pm EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by performing a special gig for firefighters in New York on Wednesday.

The musician turned up at a firehouse in Manhattan to sing for police officers and firemen as part of a taping for a special NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football show to be aired on Saturday.

The show is in honor of the hundreds of emergency service crews who risked their lives on 9/11 to help victims of the World Trade Center atrocity in the Big Apple.

Bon Jovi performed America The Beautiful, the same track he sang on September 23rd, 2001...

Def Leppard's Phil Collen Impressed With Tom Cruise's Rock Star Image

August 11th, 2011 9:45pm EDT
Phil Collen
Look out Joe Elliott! Def Leppard have their eyes on another frontman - Tom Cruise.

The band's guitarist Phil Collen recently visited the set of movie musical Rock Of Ages and tells VH1 the movie star is a bona-fide rock god in the film.

Cruise plays rocker Stacee Jaxx in the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway show - which features renditions of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," among other rock classics - and Collen admits he was more than impressed with the actor's performing skills.

He says, "I was so impressed because he hadn't sung before...

Jon Bon Jovi Gets Beaten By Himself On Rock Band

July 2nd, 2011 9:15am EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi was left crushed when he failed to measure up to his avatar on karaoke videogame Rock Band.

The singer was persuaded to belt out one of his classics by his kids at home - and he couldn't believe it when his performance was considered a failure.

He says, "I took the microphone and sang sitting down and I failed. (I was like), 'Oh really?' I stood up and I looked in the TV and said, 'Let's go again!' I failed again.

"I said, 'Everyone goes to bed. Turn this silliness off.'"

Tom Cruise Turned To Jon Bon Jovi For Rocking Advice

June 29th, 2011 11:23pm EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise turned to Jon Bon Jovi for rock star advice after signing up to play showman Stacee Jaxx in the new Rock Of Ages musical.

Cruise was keen to boost his rock 'n' roll credentials before taking on his first big musical role, so he asked Bon Jovi for help.

The rocker tells news show Extra, "He and I actually went out and he was very intense about 'How do you do this?'

"I said, 'Relax man, you're Tom Cruise, you can learn how to sing a song, don't worry about it.'"

Bon Jovi has yet to hear Cruise's rendition of his "Wanted Dead or Alive" from the film, but he's confident it'll be ...

Jon Bon Jovi: 'I Don't Know How The Hell Mick Jagger Does It'

June 20th, 2011 3:58pm EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi has vowed to keep on rocking into his old age, insisting the band will never break up.

The Livin' on a Prayer hit-makers formed in 1983 and have become well-known for their lengthy world tours.

Bon Jovi, who turns 50 next year, admits the group will be forced to scale back its touring commitments as the rockers age - but he's promised never to split up the band.

He tells Britain's Seven Days magazine, "This band is past the point of breaking up or anything silly like that. There's such a mutual respect. We continue to make Number One records and fill sta...

Richie Sambora Quits Bon Jovi Tour To Re-Enter Rehab

April 29th, 2011 8:59am EDT
Richie Sambora
Rocker Richie Sambora is bowing out of upcoming Bon Jovi dates so he can re-enter rehab.

Sambora is checking into an undisclosed facility to seek treatment for alcohol addiction and exhaustion, according to

His bandmates will resume the Bon Jovi Live trek in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday without the troubled guitarist.

A statement from the group reads: "Our support for Richie is absolute. He is, and will remain, a member of Bon Jovi.

"Although he will be absent from upcoming shows for the time being, we very much look forward to his healthy return. In the meantime, we will...

Jon Bon Jovi Opens Homeless Shelter For Youths

April 20th, 2011 8:38am EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Celebrity philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi was on hand to boost the spirits of displaced youths on Tuesday when he helped to open a homeless shelter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The rocker is a longtime supporter of homeless charities and he donated money to fund the $3 million facility via his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

He joined Covenant House International president Kevin Ryan to launch the new accommodation, which will house 20 youngsters between the ages of 18 and 21, explaining that failing to support troubled youths "denies all of us their talents and visions."

Burglar Who Stole Jewelry From Jon Bon Jovi Is Arrested

April 16th, 2011 9:01am EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
A burglar who stole jewelry from rocker Jon Bon Jovi in a raid on his New Jersey neighborhood has been arrested.

Nicholas Tracy, 21, was picked up by police responding to an home alarm alert in Middletown Township on Wednesday. The authorities found the thief hiding in a bathroom.

Tracy was charged in three other burglaries, including one that occurred on April 3 at Bon Jovi's estate.

He reportedly made off with $100,000 of jewelry belonging to the rock star and his wife.

Jon Bon Jovi: 'Steve Jobs Is Personally Responsible For Killing The Music Business'

March 14th, 2011 12:32pm EDT
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has taken aim at Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, accusing him of "killing" the music industry with iTunes.

The rocker is saddened that children no longer enjoy the "magical" experience of buying records in a high street store because of the ease of downloading individual tracks onto an iPod.

And he lays the blame for the generational shift in music-buying at the feet of technology mogul Jobs.

Bon Jovi tells The Sunday Times Magazine, "Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and gett...

Jon Bon Jovi Compares His Band To Vintage Wine

February 26th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi ended a week that saw Lady Gaga and basketball hero Carmelo Anthony stun Madison Square Garden by performing at the fabled New York venue on Thursday night - and all the excitement wasn't lost on frontman Jon Bon Jovi.

Introducing the song "When We Were Beautiful" during the band's set, the rocker told fans, "It's great to be in New York, the greatest city in the entire universe.

"Madison Square Garden had some week, huh? We haven't got crazy phones like Gaga, and we're not the new kid in town like Melo, but, if you like a nice vintage wine that's been around for awhile, then we'...

Halle Berry Wins Custody Battle

February 16th, 2011 10:30pm EST
Halle Berry
Halle Berry has emerged victorious in her custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry after a judge granted her permission to travel with her daughter.

The actress became embroiled in a legal fight with Aubry in December, when the model filed a paternity petition asking to be officially recognized as the father of two-year-old Nahla following the couple's split last year.

At the time, Berry and Aubry had not filed for child custody, visitation or support.

Berry subsequently quit a role in Garry Marshall's romantic comedy New Year's Eve, in which she was set to play Jon Bon Jovi's love...

Lady Gaga Was The Highest Earning Pop Star Of 2010

February 14th, 2011 11:32am EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has another reason to celebrate following her Grammys success - she's been named the highest-earning pop star of 2010.

The "Poker Face" singer topped Billboard's Money Makers list, with earnings of more than $30.5 million last year. Bon Jovi are second in the rundown with $30.4 million, and Pink Floyd star Roger Waters is third with $24.4 million.

The Dave Matthews Band is the fourth biggest-grossing act of 2010, with $23.9 million, and Justin Bieber is fifth with $22.4 million.

The top 10 is rounded out by Taylor Swift ($20.7 million), Michael Buble ($19.8 million), the Eagles...

Halle Berry's Custody Battle With Ex Gabriel Aubry Is Getting Messy

February 1st, 2011 7:55am EST
Gabriel Aubry & Halle Berry
Halle Berry's child custody battle with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry is beginning to get messy - the actress is challenging his efforts to spend more time with their daughter Nahla.

In December, Aubry asked a judge to officially declare him the father of the two year old, and filed a paternity petition in a bid to protect his rights, following his split from the Oscar winner.

At that time, the former couple had not filed for child custody, visitation or support.

Now, Berry is preparing to go to court with Aubry over the custody issues, although it's not clear why she's challenging her ...

Bon Jovi To Take Two-Year Hiatus

January 31st, 2011 10:53am EST
Bon Jovi
Rockers Bon Jovi are to take a two-year hiatus when the band wraps up its current world tour, so their fans will "appreciate" them more when they return.

The group is currently performing a string of dates across the globe as part of The Circle tour, which was the highest-earning trek of 2010. Bon Jovi's final show is set for July 31st in Lisbon, Portugal - and the musicians are adamant it will be their last for some time.

Drummer Tico Torres tells Rolling Stone, "Sometimes you need to get away so people can appreciate you better. The best thing I can tell you is we're gonna need a coup...

Jon Bon Jovi Signs On For 'New Year's Eve'

January 25th, 2011 1:39pm EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has been confirmed as the latest star to join Valentine's Day follow-up New Year's Eve - just weeks after he cast doubt on ever reviving his acting career.

The Bon Jovi frontman admitted in an interview last month he had little desire to step in front of the camera again, following roles in Pay It Forward and Moonlight and Valentino.

He told Larry King, "(Acting is) so far down the list of things to do these days, because the music has been so great. I've got other philanthropic actions and business stuff going on. So it's not that appealing."

However, the rocker, who has...

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