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Rockin' Public Servant Jon Bon Jovi

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Jon Bon Jovi — public-policy geek? Yup, President Obama has named the sexy rocker, 49, to his new Council for Community Solutions. He's the only entertainer among 25 noteworthies — academics, foundation heads, and CEOs — who, the White House hopes, will use their diverse backgrounds to reduce youth unemployment. Obama chose Bon Jovi, whose band had 2010's top-grossing worldwide tour, for his two decades of public service: His Soul Foundation works to alleviate poverty in Philadelphia, and Bon Jovi performs concerts for causes ranging from cancer research to saving the rain forest. In a recent video, the musician told fans, "I'm a big believer in the power of we."

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