Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Bon Jovi news, Billy Currington's new dog

* Bon Jovi fans will be able to add another band collectible to their memorabilia, as Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora are the latest musicians to join McFarlane Toys' line of action figures. The Tempe, Ariz.-based firm worked closely with the Bon Jovi principals to select the proper pose, accessories and facial expressions. Previous acts imortalized as action figures include Kiss, Metallica, and Motley Crue. The Jon and Richie figures will hit stores in August and will sell for $10-$12.

* Billy Currington has a new band member out on the road with him: a 9-week old chocolate labrador retriever puppy he named Paco. Billy bought the pup from a breeder in Minnesota and is already working with Paco on his basic obedience commands. Billy reports that the training is going well; earlier this week, Paco made it through the whole night without any potty-training "accidents" in the house.

-- Katie Dean

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