The Latest: Bruce inducts Van Zandt into Jersey hall of fame

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — The Latest on the induction ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

Steven Van Zandt's Boss has inducted him into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Bruce Springsteen, a member of the hall's inaugural class 10 years ago, made a surprise appearance Sunday night to introduce his longtime guitarist and the "Sopranos" TV star.

The pair then closed the show by performing "I Don't Want To Go Home" together, eventually gathering all of the inductees onstage as the song ended.

Other inductees included astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly; politician Millicent Fenwick; nurse Clara Maass; athletes Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and Carli Lloyd; publisher Steve Forbes; businessmen Joe Buckelew and Jon Hanson; author Harlan Coben; journalist Anna Quindlen; and TV "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.

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9:25 p.m.

Disco queen Gloria Gaynor has turned the New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony into a giant dance party.

The Newark native belted out her hit "I Will Survive" Sunday night in Asbury Park and people got out of their seats and started dancing.

Inductees included Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band guitarist and "Sopranos" star Steven Van Zandt and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Others included astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly; politician Millicent Fenwick; nurse Clara Maass; athletes Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and Carli Lloyd; publisher Steve Forbes; businessmen Joe Buckelew and Jon Hanson; author Harlan Coben; journalist Anna Quindlen; and TV "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.

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This story has been corrected to show the spelling is Clara Maass, not Maas.

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8 p.m.

Two staples of life in New Jersey — tolls and tomatoes — are getting some stage time at the induction ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry says each year when she's on the road, she's sad if she misses tomato season in New Jersey.

She says she always wanted to name an album "Jersey Tomato," but never got around to it.

Comedian Joe Piscopo introduced Mets and Yankees pitcher Al Leiter and cracked that the ceremony was "so New Jersey I had to pay a toll to get in."

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7 p.m.

The show has begun in Asbury Park for the newest inductees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Meryl Streep was to top the list, but had to bow out due to a filming conflict with her HBO series "Big Little Lies."

Those who are being inducted include Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band guitarist and "Sopranos" star Steven Van Zandt and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Others include astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly; politician Millicent Fenwick; nurse Clara Maass; athletes Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and Carli Lloyd; publisher Steve Forbes; businessmen Joe Buckelew and Jon Hanson; author Harlan Coben; journalist Anna Quindlen; and TV "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.

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1:40 p.m.

Meryl Streep has made her "Sophie's choice" between the New Jersey Hall of Fame and her hit HBO series "Big Little Lies," choosing the TV show.

Streep won't be among the inductees at Sunday night's New Jersey Hall of Fame ceremony in Asbury Park because you have to be present to be inducted.

Inductees will include Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band guitarist and "Sopranos" star Steven Van Zandt and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Others include astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly; politician Millicent Fenwick; nurse Clara Maass; athletes Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and Carli Lloyd; publisher Steve Forbes; businessmen Joe Buckelew and Jon Hanson; author Harlan Coben; journalist Anna Quindlen; and TV "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.

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This story has been corrected to show the spelling is Clara Maass, not Maas.

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