Friday, May 24, 2024

Bruce Springsteen DWI: Much Ado About Nothing, Driving Around Gateway National Park, Which Is Closed Anyway


Stop the presses!

Bruce Springsteen was ticketed for a DWI back in November. What was he doing? He was driving around Gateway National Park in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The park is closed.

TMZ is delighting in this scoop. But it’s much ado about nothing. Bruce is human, he probably had cabin fever like everyone else. A closed parking lot is the perfect place to let off steam.

Did Jeep know about it? I’ve no doubt that Springsteen and management told the car marker and ad agency what happened before they taped their Super Bowl commercial. I doubt Jeep cares. What Bruce got caught for sounds like a Jeep thing to do, really.

More importantly, Bruce will be appearing virtually this weekend on Facebook Live for the Light of Day Foundation. He’s joining Joe Grushecky and special guests Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. The date is Saturday. Here’s the link.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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