Patrons of a Jersey shore bar had a night to remember when Bruce Springsteen gave a surprise show that lasted for nearly two hours. The Boss performed 15 songs Saturday night at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, mixing in favorites that spanned his career. He concluded the show with "Light of Day," which he dedicated to the huge crowd watching from the sidewalk outside the venue because they couldn't get in to the packed bar. His appearance came during a show by Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, a band he has appeared with numerous times over the years. The band had been playing for about 20 minutes before Springsteen joined them. Springsteen, 65, has long been known for his "drop in" performances at various establishments in Asbury Park and other Jersey shore hot spots.
Sandler says he didn't dis Indians
Adam Sandler feels that when audiences finally see his upcoming Netflix comedy, "The Ridiculous Six," they will realize he wasn't trying to offend anyone. The spoof takes its name from the western classic "The Magnificent Seven" and pokes fun at the genre. But not everyone found it funny. Earlier this year, a group of American Indian actors walked off the New Mexico film set over complaints that the film was offensive to their culture. The actors objected over the vile names of some of the characters, as well as a native woman urinating while smoking a peace pipe. The cast of "The Ridiculous Six" includes Sandler, who also co-wrote it, Taylor Lautner, Steve Buscemi and Luke Wilson. It premieres Dec. 11 on Netflix.
'Filled with gratitude': Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has completed treatment for an infection but will remain in a Cape Town hospital for observation, his foundation said in a statement on Sunday. Tutu had been receiving intravenously administered intensive antibiotics treatment for an infection. His daughter Mpho Tutu said her father was "filled with gratitude for the care he was receiving and for the love and prayers of friends around the world." The Nobel laureate, 83, was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday.
Chesney, Aldean packed 'em in: The totals on the Target Field scoreboard are correct: 84,479 people saw Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean perform there this weekend, including a record 44,152 on Saturday. Sunday's crowd dipped to 40,327 because some people just have to go to work on Monday morning. Chesney performed single shows at Target Field in 2012 (with Tim McGraw) and 2013 (with Zac Brown Band), when he drew a then-record 43,940. By comparison, Garth Brooks drew 203,235 fans to 11 concerts at Target Center in November 2014.
JON BREAM and Associated Press