New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s favorite rock star had something to say Tuesday about the bridge scandal that has cost a couple Christie loyalists their jobs.
Appearing on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” Bruce Springsteen joined the comedian in a “Born to Run” parody called “Gov. Chris Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey Traffic Jam.”
Fallon sang, “They shut down the tollbooths of glory ‘cause we didn’t endorse Chris Christie.”
Clad in matching sleeveless denim shirts, red bandannas and sunglasses, the duo sang, “You’re killing the working man/who’s stuck in Governor Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam.”
Christie considers himself among The Boss’ biggest fans and said he wept after he got a hug from Springsteen at a benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims in 2012.
Singer Trace Adkins enters rehab
Country singer Trace Adkins has entered alcohol rehab.
Adkins’ publicist tells Country Weekly and confirms to the Associated Press on Wednesday that the singer entered rehab after consuming alcohol during the Country Cruising cruise.
The 52-year-old “Celebrity Apprentice” winner has canceled the remainder of his performances during the weeklong cruise that wraps up Sunday after stops in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Mexico.
Larry King named dean of Friars Club
Larry King will soon help rule the roasts at the Friars Club. The longtime TV and radio host is the new dean of the century-old organization famous for its raunchy celebrity tributes.
The Friars announced Wednesday that King will succeed Freddie Roman and serve for the next two years. The 80-year-old King will assist Friars Club “abbot” Jerry Lewis and the board of directors in overseeing the roasts, dinners and other events.
The birthday bunch
Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 80. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 71. Country singer Jim Stafford is 70. Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is 67. Actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen is 64. Singer Sade is 55. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxine Jones (En Vogue) is 48. Model Kate Moss is 40. Rock musician Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is 33.
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