Posts Tagged ‘“When We Were Beautiful”’

Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, The Homeshoppingista Chat At ‘When We Were Beautful’ Party: We Jersey Folk Speak The Same Language

October 23, 2009
Sambora, Torres and The Homeshoppingista

The Homeshoppingista and Sambora

Here it is, our first photo download! And what a download it is, a shot of Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora and The Homeshoppingista. The man in the middle in the background is drummer Tico Torres.

OK, we know it’s just the back of our head, but that’s the best sister Karen could do at the party after Showtime’s screening of “Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful.” It airs Saturday.

Richie, a fellow Jersey person, looks fascinated by our question, doesn’t he? Heather Locklear and Denise Richards have nothing on us (sure).

To read his frank comments to us about the film, check out our story on NewJerseyNewsroom.com.

But here is one Sambora quote from that story, about the rock-star life.

“Everybody kind of looks at us like we’re exempt from human tragedy or whatever goes on in people’s lives,” Sambora told us. “That’s not true. We’re just regular guys. Because when we go home, we f–king take the garbage out just like everybody else.”

We have to run. We’re late for our volunteer work for the PR department of a big hospital chain, where we are writing about serious life-and-death issues.

Lisa, we have the “When We Were Beautiful” DVD for you. We’re on our way.

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These Jersey Boys Are Still Looking Good To Us: Bon Jovi Documentary ‘When We Were Beautiful’ Airs Saturday On Showtime

October 22, 2009

We don’t want to keep you hanging. We filed our story on the screening of “Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful,” which we attended Wednesday night. Showtime will air the documentary Saturday.

At the after-party in Tribeca, we snagged a few quotes from our Jersey boys, band leader Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. We have to shout out the cliche that everyone says when they see a star in person: The band members were shorter than we expected, and Richie was very thin. But they looked good, and Richie was great.

The first story on NewJerseyNewsroom.com includes the chats with the band members and an interview with the director, Phil Griffin.

We also did a second story focusing on the film itself, which is a behind-the-scenes look at Bon Jovi’s 2008 Lost Highway World Tour.

We’re still waiting for a download of our photo with Richie.

We Partied With Jersey Boys Bon Jovi, And Now We’re Paying For It

October 22, 2009

We apologize, but new home shopping posts will be late today. We spent Wednesday night at a screening of a Showtime documentary on our fellow Jerseyites Bon Jovi.

At the after-party, we briefly interviewed Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. We caught the director Phil Griffin at the theater.

It was a late evening, and now we are transcribing our interviews for a story on the documentary, “When We Were Beautiful,” for NewJerseyNewsroom.com.

Showtime knows how to do a screening. Tequila maker Hornitos sponsored the event, serving all kinds of tequila drinks, so the crowd was liquored up when they went in to watch the film. We have a small bottle of Hornitos, which we copped at the after-party, sitting on our kitchen table.

Sister Karen came with us, and we all shared a cab with Ira from Brooklyn to go to the party in Tribeca.

We’re hoping to be able to download a photo Karen took of us and Sambora on the blog, so you can finally see what we look like.

Bon Jovi is on a promotion blitz for its new CD, “The Circle.”