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jon bon jovi walks fan down the aisle

Branka Delic will never forget her wedding day thanks to the man who walked her down the aisle --  rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

The 24-year-old bride wed Gonzalo Cladera on Saturday at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Sin City after receiving a decidedly high-profile escort.

After discovering that Bon Jovi would be performing his 'Because We Can' tour at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the same weekend she was planning to get married, the Aussie super-fan started an online petition to recruit the New Jersey rocker.

She also tweeted as the date drew near, "@BonJovi, we're begging you.  Make this wedding happen! Please don't let this devoted Aussie bride down."

Jon did show up to accompany Delic down the aisle and shared a photo by David Bergman on Twitter that he captioned, "Congratulations @branksd! May you & Gonzalo have a lifetime of happiness, love & memories together - ALWAYS!"

The bride responded in kind, "@BonJovi thanks, Jon.  You're an amazing human being for taking the time with us.  You changed my life forever.  An amazing man with an amazing generous heart. See you in Sydney #championbloke"

It turns out the Graceland Wedding Chapel is where the singer married his high school sweetheart Dorothea in 1989.  Their 24-year union has produced four children; Stephanie, 20, Jesse, 18, Jacob, 11, and Romeo, 9.

Photo:  Twitter-Jon Bon Jovi

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Jon Bon Jovi is starting to open up about the sudden departure of Richie Sambora from the band six weeks ago.

The rocker told an Evening Standard reporter, “It’s getting more and more difficult every day to not just sit here and say something… because all I continue to say is this — it’s for personal reasons.”

In early April, Sambora abruptly left the Bon Jovi world tour.  He later tweeted, "It's all good.  Thanks for all of the positive vibes. This is a private matter but please know I love the band and you fans."

Richie's most recent stint in rehab for alcohol abuse issues occurred in 2011.  Bov Jovi acknowledged, “He’s been through it before, fortunately for us the same guy who filled in last time was available this time.”

“Life goes on, so if someone chooses not to be here... You have a choice — you either figure it out, go and grow, not only survive but thrive. Or, you say, ‘I hate my brother and I’m gonna quit the band.’”

JBJ revealed this about the day Richie bolted, "At 3:30 p.m. on show day the phone rang and it was Paul the manager, and he said, 'Guess what?' and he didn't even have to finish the sentence.  I said, 'You're kidding.'  We went on that night.  I haven't seen Richie since. Love him, spoken to him once.  I talked to him once, once in six weeks and 18 shows."

Would he welcome Sambora back?  Jon told the Daily Mirror, "He can return when his is ready to die every night the way I walk on the stage.  It's different without Richie.  No one's mad, no one's sad."

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Posted by Missy
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Richie Sambora has bailed on the Bon Jovi world tour, citing "personal issues" for his sudden departure.

A source directly connected to the group claims that Richie and Jon Bon Jovi are in an all-out-war and that tensions have been strong for years and have finally erupted, "It's a classic Jagger-Richards blowup."

The source says that Jon belittles Richie and that they fight over money.  Richie was a no show at the Calgary concert this week and Jon told the audience, "I had two choices: pack up and go home or give you everything I got ... Richie Sambora won't be performing for a while. If there's ever a night I need you, it's tonight, Calgary!"

In the past Sambora has struggled with addiction to painkillers and alcohol issues.  He has previously taken breaks from the group for stints in rehab.  This time he is reportedly clean and the issues are between the two men.

Last week Richie was spotted in Hawaii, zip-lining, hikes, paddle boarding, and lounging by the pool with his daughter Ava.  Yesterday he tweeted, "Thank you everyone for your concern.  I'm well, but had to stay in LA to take care of a personal matter.  Love you all and see you very soon."

Will Richie return?  Word is that the two sides are hoping for a reconciliation and that everything will be behind them by April 19, when Bon Jovi is scheduled to appear on Richie's home turf in Los Angeles.

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Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea Hurley have listed their New York City apartment for $42,000,000.

The couple purchased the 7,452 square foot, 5 bedroom, 5 full and 2 half bath duplex penthouse in NYC's SoHo district for $24,000,000 in June 2007.

Located on a "quaint cobblestone street" in the New Museum Building, an elevator takes you to the lower level foyer which leads to a large Great Room with wood-burning fireplace, a dining area and a modern chef's kitchen.

Also on the lower level are the master bedroom suite with dressing room and marble bath, 4 additional bedrooms with baths, a powder room and a laundry room.

A staircase leads to the upper level, also accessible from the elevator. Upstairs there is a formal living/dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, another chef's kitchen, a private screening room with projection room, a bedroom, home office, full bath and powder room.

Outdoors there are three large landscaped rooftop terraces that total more than 3,100 square feet.

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Posted by Meg
bon jovi still shocked over daughters drug od

It has been three weeks since Stephanie Bongiovi was rushed to a hospital after overdosing on heroin and according to Jon Bon Jovi, the shock still hasn't diminished.

The legendary rocker is speaking out about his 19-year-old daughter and shedding some light on the Nov. 14 incident that took place in Bongiovi's Hamilton College dorm room.

He admits, "I'm shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea.  Steph is a great kid.  Great GPA. Cool school ... everything about it is idyllic.  She was doing great, then a sudden and steep decline."

"You bring her up the best you can, you surround her with hugs and kisses and know that she may eventually fall down.  I appreciate the outpouring of kindness in light of what happened in my household ... No one knows the future.  It is what it is."

Bon Jovi remains confident, "You surround them with the best help and love and move on, and that's where we're at with it."

Photo:  WENN

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stephanie bongiovi drug charges dropped

A New York prosecutor has dropped drug charges against Stephanie Bongiovi, the 19-year-old daughter of iconic rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

If you are thinking this new turn of events was the result of celebrity justice ... you would be wrong.

The college student overdosed on heroin Wednesday and was discovered unresponsive in her Hamilton College dorm.  She was initially arrested for possession of a small amount of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Yesterday Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara dismissed the charges against Bon Jovi's teenage daughter and her boyfriend, citing the Good Samaritan 911 law enacted in July 2011 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The new state legislation was intended to reduce overdose deaths by encouraging people to call 911 without fear of being arrested for drug possession.

Bon Jovi, 50, is well known for his philanthropy.  He is scheduled to perform a concert to raise funds for Hamilton College scholarships and arts programs in Times Square on Dec. 5.

The singer and his wife have four children, Stephanie and three sons.

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"Jon Bon Jovi Dead" was the biggest "news" of the day yesterday, and Google searches are still on fire worldwide today over the latest celebrity death hoax.

The rocker had a little fun with the news of his death, posting a picture on his official Twitter  and Facebook pages to prove he's still alive and kicking.

The picture shows the singer holding a sign that reads, "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey, Dec. 19th 2011, 6:00."

A fake story claimed that Jon Bon Jovi had died of cardiac arrest at the Empress Hotel in Asbury Park.  The rumor spread like wildfire on Twitter.

Bon Jovi is not the first celebrity to be the victim of a Twitter death hoax.  Last week Scott Baio reportedly died from a jet ski accident.  Other celebrities who've been hit with the celebrity death hoax include Johnny Depp, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Adam Sandler, Charlie Sheen, Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson.

photo via Jon Bon Jovi Facebook page

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Posted by Andrea
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Here we go again.  Jon Bon Jovi has become the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax.

According to the FAKE news report:

"Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr) was pronounced dead today after paramedics found him in a coma at his Empress Hotel, city and law enforcement of Asbury Park, NJ sources told The Times after World Christmas Tour concert on
The Bamboozle Festival,North Beach Asbury Park.

New Jersey Fire Department-First Aid Captain Douglas Gray told The Times that paramedics responded to a 911 call from the home. When they arrived, Bon Jovi was not breathing.

The paramedics performed CPR and took Bon Jovi to Jersey Shore Medical Center, Ruda said. Hundreds of reporters gathered at the hospital awaiting word on his condition. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Bon Jovi team rushed to Bon Jovi’s bedside, where he suffered Cardiac arrest.

The detectives plan to interview relatives, friends and Bon Jovis’s doctors to try to figure out what happened. The N.J. County coroner’s office will determine a cause of death. A New Jersey Fire Department source told The Times that Bon Jovi was in full cardiac arrest when rescue units arrived."


The "news" of Bon Jovi's death spread on Twitter, but the rocker is alive and well, and will be performing tonight at a charity event in New Jersey.

Bon Jovi is the most recent victim of the celebrity death hoax.  Last week, Twitter killed off Scott Baio -- who is also very much alive.

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Posted by Missy

On Friday night singer Jon Bon Jovi was performing live on stage in New Jersey and injured his leg.  Not wanting to disappoint his fans, the entertainer limped through the rest of the final set.

A rep for Jon made a statement to People magazine, "Jon Bon Jovi sustained a torn calf muscle.  Jon made light of his injury and went on to close the show with their hit, 'Livin On A Prayer.'  The band ended the night together, thanking the capacity hometown crowd, and assisting Jon off the stage."

Bon Jovi took yesterday off and plans on performing tonight at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  His rep said that this will not affect any of the future performances.

Check out the video below of Jon limping through his final performance:

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Hillary Clinton has written off $13.1 million in personal loans that she made to her own campaign.  She's still looking at a sizable $6.3 million that remains on the books.

In one last ditch effort to clear the debt, Clinton has enlisted the help of political activist and entertainer Jon Bon Jovi.  The musician will perform at the January 15th event to be held at Manhattan's Town Hall.  Billed as "an evening in supported of Hillary Clinton for President Debt Relief", tickets will range from $75 to $1000.

We've done the math and she simply needs 6300 warm bodies willing to shell out to the max.  They really do love her in New York, but whether they're willing to put their money on the line to pay for something that ceased to be viable many, many months ago is another story.

Clinton cannot do any fundraising once she is confirmed as President-elect Barack Obama's Secretary of State so this is likely to be her last opportunity to wipe the slate clean.

Check out the poster below.

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