Suleman (Nick Ut / AP)
Are Verlander and Upton an item again?
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was photographed by fans sitting with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton at a Philadelphia Flyers game Saturday, leading some to ask: Are they dating again? Upton was dating “Dancing with the Stars” cast member Maksim
Chmerkovskiy, but the New York Daily News reported they split last month because the relationship was long distance and didn’t work out.
Rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw dies
Famed Detroit rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw died Monday morning at Detroit Receiving Hospital after a long illness. He was 67. Grimshaw had just been honored Friday by the Scarab Club, which had his wife, Laura, affix his signature to one of the ceiling beams, an honor reserved for artists such as Diego Rivera, Tyree Guyton and Norman Rockwell. (Grimshaw was hospitalized and unable to sign the beam himself). The Scarab Club is exhibiting Grimshaw’s work until Feb. 15. Grimshaw’s vivid fliers and posters for the legendary Grande Ballroom in the late ’60s featured artists such as the MC5, Cream and Paul Butterfield. His style went beyond psychedelic, is instantly recognizable to rock poster fans and is highly collectible. Funeral arrangements are pending.
"Octomom" charged with welfare fraud
Nadya Suleman, 38-year-old mother of 14, has been charged with three counts of welfare fraud, TMZ reported Monday. The charges against the Octomom include one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid. The L.A. County District Attorney says Suleman failed to report $30,000 in earnings in the first half of 2013. According to TMZ that money was earned from her appearance in a salacious video.
Ronan and Mia Farrow blast Woody Allen
Soon after Diane Keaton’sspeech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of filmmaker Woody Allen, Mia Farrow’s and Allen’s son, Ronan Farrow, launched this tweet: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute — did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?” Ronan, 26, (who grew up to look suspiciously similar to his mother’s ex-husband Frank Sinatra) is estranged from Allen. Farrow was referring to his sister, Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan, who claims he touched her inappropriately and talked about it in an October Vanity Fair article. Mia Farrow retweeted her son’s statement and sent her own tweet Monday, stating “a woman has publicly detailed Woody Allen’s molestation of her at age 7. Golden Globe tribute showed contempt for her and all abuse survivors.”
Susan Whitall contributed.