Celebs news: Fallon, Springsteen skewer Christie

Bruce Springsteen (left) and Jimmy Fallon performed the duet during Tuesday’s episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

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Bruce Springsteen (left) and Jimmy Fallon performed the duet during Tuesday’s episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”


Governor Chris Christie’s favorite rock star had something to say about the bridge scandal that’s cost a couple of 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 bandanas, 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’s biggest fans and said he wept after he got a hug from Springsteen at a benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims in 2012.

James Frey returns with ‘Endgame’

James Frey is once again venturing into young-adult literature with a new series, “Endgame,” that has been acquired by HarperCollins, the publisher said Tuesday. HarperCollins said “Endgame” would include three novels, nine digital novellas, and multimedia elements such as YouTube videos, interactive games and puzzles, and social media. Frey, whose embellishments in his memoir “A Million Little Pieces” earned him a public rebuke by Oprah Winfrey in 2006, has spent the last several years writing for younger readers. In 2009, HarperCollins bought the rights to “I Am Number Four,” a young-adult novel by Frey. Deadline Hollywood reported Friday that 20th Century Fox had paid close to $2 million for the film rights to “Endgame.”

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