Spotted: Bon Jovi Rub Elbows With Russell Crowe In Australia

Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with our intrepid correspondents. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that’s why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.

They may have been denied entrance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but that snub certainly hasn’t gotten in the way of Bon Jovi‘s Australian tour and their continued existence as one of the biggest bands in the world. The band’s sweep through the land down under (where it is currently summer, allowing them to sidestep the harsh New Jersey winter) has been wildly successful, attracting sold-out crowds to huge venues in support of their recently-released Greatest Hits compilation, which collects 14 of the band’s biggest songs and a pair of new tracks. Their latest stop at Star City in Sydney included a star-studded after party that featured visits from activist Sir Bob Geldof and actor Russell Crowe. The latter posed with frontman Jon Bon Jovi in a meeting of classic rock leaders (Crowe fronted the band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts and currently leads Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God).

They weren’t the only stars in action, as Ke$ha blew away yet another European crowd, this time at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, and Cher and Christina Aguilera brought “Burlesque” to Paris. Click here for these photos as well as the entire “Spotted” archive, which features over 500 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Eminem, Madonna, Shakira and the Jonas Brothers!