Crowds of fans braved the dreary weather in Toronto on Thursday morning (OF COURSE THEY DID!), for a chance to meet Bruce Springsteen. About 600 people attended a book signing event at Indigo at Bay and Bloor during which they had the chance for a brief one-on-one photo with the man himself. The memoire is called “Born to Run” and expected to be on a lot of holiday wish lists!
The U-S presidential election is very fertile ground for comedians. So it only makes sense that some are looking to milk it right up to the very end. Among those doing that: Stephen Colbert. C-B-S says his “Late Show” will do a pair of live episodes during the week of the election. The two live shows will be in the regular Colbert time slot. One will be the night before the election — the other the night afterward. On Election Night itself, Colbert will do a live special, to be aired on Showtime.
Mariah Carey will be in Toronto and she’s bringing her festive singing chops. Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue announced Thursday that the superstar singer is set to unveil “spectacular” holiday windows at the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto on Nov. 3. With Carey scheduled to sing, spectators will likely be treated to a live rendition of her monster hit from 1994, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
Gordon Lightfoot is digging into the archives to give listeners his first unreleased track in 12 years. The “If You Could Read My Mind” singer announced Wednesday that “Plans of My Own” will arrive at digital retailers and streaming music services on Nov. 18. The song was recorded in 2001. He’ll also continue his annual tradition of a run of shows at Toronto’s Massey Hall from Nov. 23 to 26.
Opening at the movies today – only one major wide release – Tom Hanks (he’s everywhere) stars in the latest Da Vinci Code flick called Inferno – Ron Howard directs