Jon Bon Jovi beat David Bowie for the top spot on the charts. (Zia Nizami / Belleville News-Democrat)
Bon Jovi leads chart
Bon Jovi debuts at No. 1 on this week's Billboard Top 200 albums chart with "What About Now," which sold 101,000 copies its first week in stores. The New Jersey rockers block David Bowie from the top spot, as his first album in 10 years, "The Next Day," arrives at No. 2 with 85,000 copies sold. Bowie has never scored a No. 1 album in America; "The Next Day" is his highest charting set.
Bobbie Smith arrangements set
Visitation for Bobbie Smith , lead singer for the Spinners, will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Swanson Funeral Home's Northwest Chapel, 14751 W. McNichols in Detroit. The funeral will be at St. Stephen AME Church, 6000 John E. Hunter/Stanford Drive, in Detroit; family hour at 10 a.m., services at 11 a.m. Smith, 76, died March 16 in Orlando, Fla., of complications from influenza and pneumonia. The singer moved from Georgia to Detroit in 1953. Smith's lead tenor was prominent on their 1961 hit "That's What Girls Are Made For," as well as Motown hits "Truly Yours" and "I'll Always Love You." The group moved to Atlantic Records and Smith led songs such as "I'll Be Around" and "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love."
Pot found on tour bus
The tour buses of Rihanna , who is to perform tonight at Joe Louis Arena, were searched at the Ambassador Bridge while crossing into Michigan from Canada on Wednesday. A small amount of marijuana was found on one of the buses, TMZ.com reports. Rihanna was not on board any of the 10 buses. An unidentified male passenger was cited for a civil penalty for marijuana possession, according to reports.
Report: Fallon to replace Leno on 'Tonight Show'
NBC is finalizing its succession plans at "The Tonight Show." Jay Leno , the longtime host, is expected to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon in 2014, people with knowledge of the plans confirmed.
This isn't the first time NBC has tried to replace Leno. In 2009, Conan O'Brien succeeded Leno as host only to have Leno reclaim the job several months later. O'Brien now hosts a show on the TBS cable channel.
A person close to Leno said he is on board with the plan.
Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch will perform her last engagement at the Cafe Carlyle from April 2-6. The Detroit native, who has been a fixture at the N.Y. hotel for decades, plans to bid the city farewell and move to Michigan, according to the New York Times, which reports she has bought a three-bedroom condo in Birmingham.
Staff Writer Susan Whitall and the Los Angeles Times contributed.