Bill Clinton “pardons” musician Eric Clapton at Saturday’s Clinton Foundation Benefit
Sometimes the Hudson “it girl” finds herself in lofty places, like last Saturday when she was invited to the Clinton Foundation Benefit at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem, NYC. Former US President Bill Clinton presided over a charity dinner and auction for his foundation, which helps poor communities around the globe. We’re talking feeding people, building infrastructure, and getting medicine where it’s needed, for example, right now: Haiti. Dresses, jewels, a day in a vineyard with Bono from U2, and even a journey to Africa with the former president himself were up for bidding.
Yet, despite the relevant work of Mr. Clinton’s organization, the event proved far from serious. Mrs. Clinton, aka Hilary –the current American Secretary of State – sat at a center table next to rocker Jon Bon Jovi, who performed along with African songstress Angelique Kidjo and Eric Clapton.
While Kidjo got the entire room dancing and hit the supper tables to boogie with U2′s `the Edge’ and Bill himself, it was Clapton who elicited “oohs and ahhs” when he played both “Hoochie Coochie Mama” and “Cocaine.” (See video clip below!) Mr. Clinton forgave him though and laughed it off, especially since the night earned millions of dollars for various causes. (Note: numbers still being tallied at blog press time.)