News on Bruce Springsteen, Children's Day, Jack Black
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band have postponed two additional shows in the wake of saxophonist Clarence Clemons' recent surgery to repair a detached retina. Saturday's (Nov. 9) show in Columbus, Ohio, has been moved to Dec. 16, while a Sunday show in Indianapolis will now be held Dec. 17.
As previously reported, Clemons' injury forced the postponement of last night's performance in Austin, Texas, which has been reshuffled to March 2. Springsteen and company's next scheduled show is Nov. 12 in Cincinnati.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Nick Carter, Josh Groban, and Yolanda Adams are among the artists who will be featured in an ABC music special, "The Concert for World Children's Day," set to air Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET. The concert was recorded Sept. 14 at Chicago's Arie Crown Theater and features performances by each of the artists, plus a show-closing group rendition of "Aren't They All Our Children," written for the event by musical director David Foster and his lyricist wife Linda Thompson.
The concert and program are part of an initiative benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit organization working toward better health and well-being for children in 44 countries. The special will be rebroadcast Nov. 19 on ABC Family.
-- Troy Carpenter, N.Y.
Production will begin Nov. 25 on the Paramount Pictures comedy "School of Rock," starring Tenacious D's Jack Black. The artist portrays a musician who works as a substitute teacher at a private school by day. He stirs things up at the uptight facility with his rock'n'roll ways. Mike White, who co-starred with Black in the comedy "Orange County," will play Black's character's roommate. "School of Rock" will be directed by Richard Linklater ("Dazed and Confused," "Waking Life").
As previously reported, Black will also appear in the DreamWorks comedy "Do That to Me One More Time." The film is about a Sonny and Cher-style couple who hate each other and have a "War of the Roses"-type relationship. Black will co-produce the film, which will be penned by the team of David Garrett and Jason Ward ("Corky Romano").
-- Zorianna Kit, The Hollywood Reporter