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'Springsteen on Broadway' soundtrack coming soon

Can't get into "Springsteen on Broadway," the sold-out, one-man show with Bruce Springsteen, 69, and his music? Columbia Records will release a two-disc soundtrack Dec. 14, to be followed two days later with a filmed version on Netflix. The fabulously popular show has been extended three times. "The Boss" initially planned to exit in February, reports the Associated Press, but finally pushed the closing to Dec. 15. The well-reviewed performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre consists of more than a dozen songs, and Springsteen's stories about growing up in New Jersey. Tickets have been fetching more than $1,000 on the resale market.

Alec Baldwin arrested in parking dispute

 Anyone who's ever lived in New York City knows that parking your car can be heck. Just ask Alec Baldwin, 60, who allegedly punched another motorist Friday afternoon in Manhattan's West Village in a dispute over a coveted parking spot -- and got himself arrested in the bargain. Baldwin's representatives didn't respond to a request for comment, according to the Associated Press. 

Jemele Hill to debut on Showtime

Since leaving ESPN Sept. 14, sportswriter and commentator Jemele Hill’s been all over the place, doing innumerable speaking engagements, writing for The Atlantic and starting to set up her own production company. On Saturday, Hill, 42, will debut as narrator for the Showtime documentary series with the marvelous name, “Shut Up and Dribble.” The three-part project examines the intersection of subjects the outspoken Hill's an expert on – basketball, culture and politics. “It's been busy (since leaving ESPN),"  the Detroit native told New York's Daily News, "but it also has been exciting and exhilarating. I like to align myself with people and content that will resonate.”

Prince lives on in Timberwolves uniforms

Prince may be gone, but his "Purple Rain" spirit lives on in new uniforms for the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Thursday, the team unveiled Prince-inspired City Edition uniforms created in collaboration between the Timberwolves, Nike and the Prince estate. Believe it or not, Prince, who died at 57, was a huge hoops fan -- and a player himself. The new jerseys include a paisley leaf in tribute to Prince’s Paisley Park studio and purple details. The team also will also make contributions to causes favored by the "Little Red Corvette" author. The jerseys will make their debut Nov. 16, the Associated Press reports, when the Timberwolves face the Portland Trail Blazers at Target Center. 

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