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The Boss Helps Apprentices

American Idol is more of a sideshow than a true measure of talent, so reports that Bruce Springsteen took the time to drop by and offer encouragement and advice to the remaining contestants in this season's competition took us by surprise.  Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Jon Bon Jovi have appeared on the show, but Bruce giving pointers to the crop of aspiring stars Friday (4/15) had to be a dream come true for FOX - especially if he consented to the network using any footage from the reported encounter on the air.  Why would Springsteen make a cameo on a network he has little regard for and coach a group of glorified Karaoke singers? Maybe because Jimmy Iovine, a powerful industry figure and long time acquaintance of The Boss is involved with Idol this year. Or, maybe it is just because he's a nice guy that realizes that these young people have some of the same dreams he did before John Hammond took the time to listen to him.
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