Who wants lasagna?
What if it’s made by Bruce Springsteen’s 87-year-old mother, Adele, and comes with one hour of guitar lessons from the Boss himself, plus that guitar to keep, plus eight tickets to a Springsteen concert of your choice, with a personalized backstage tour?
One lucky, mildly freaked out lady won that prize on Friday night in Los Angeles — plus a smooch from Bruce (“two kisses!!” she exclaimed rapturously later in the bathroom line) — when she placed the winning bid of $250,000 at the MusiCares benefit auction, whose proceeds provide critical assistance and support to members of the music community in need.
She wasn’t the only superfan in the house last night. As host and fellow New Jersey native Jon Stewart told a capacity crowd of some 3,000 industry veterans and celebrities (Katy Perry, looking like a ’40s pinup; Conan O’Brien, looking tall; Sean Penn, looking like a honey-baked ham), he agreed to MC the event because his home-state hero “is awesome and I love him.” READ FULL STORY