Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa had dinner this weekend with some of the planet's most famous people in L.A. The New York Post reported the couple was joined by former-President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw on Sunday night (May 2nd) at Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Pacific Palisades mansion.

With the release of 1984's Born In The U.S.A., a seven-week chart-topper that spawned seven Top Ten singles, Bruce Springsteen finally made his mark on the Billboard charts. During the touring cycle behind the album, Springsteen reflected on who he was and the community he comes from and connects with: ["I wanted to play, I wanted to perform, I wanted to travel. I wanted to feel as free as I could. I guess I can consider myself certainly lucky that when I was a kid I found something I liked to do. Something that gave me some sense of personal satisfaction. I mean, I see so many people, so many friends of mine — they still don't know. They don't know exactly what they want to do. Y'never in the boat by yourself, 'y'know? There's a lot of other people that just go about their lives in different ways. And they don't get interviewed; they don't get a big fuss made over 'em. But I don't think that what I do is. . . it's just nosier, y'know?"] SOUNDCUE (:34 OC: . . . just nosier y'know)

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