Maksim Chmerkovskiy, with skater Meryl Davis, will appear at the Westland Shopping Center on Aug. 9. (Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who helped Olympian Meryl Davis take home the mirror ball trophy on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” announced on “The View” Tuesday that he will no longer perform on the ABC show. “I’m done dancing,” he said. The Ukraine native hinted that he may leave the show after his win with Davis. The professional dancer will appear at Westland Shopping Center Aug. 9 to help the mall introduce three news stores (Ulta, Charming Charlie and Shoe Carnival). According to the mall’s press release, he will perform at 11 a.m. Westland Shopping Center, which celebrates 50 years in 2015, is at 35000 W. Warren.
'24' actor to perform at Comedy Castle
Detroit-born actor and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub will return to her hometown for a night of stand-up comedy Aug. 24 at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. Rajskub, who was raised in Trenton, is best known for her role as Chloe O’Brian on the FOX show “24,” and she’s also appeared on “2 Broke Girls,” “Chelsea Lately” and “Californication.” Tickets for her Comedy Castle appearance, $20-$25, can be purchased at comedycastle.com.
Loads of Elvis memorabilia up for auction
Presley’s handwritten set lists, a school library card and jewelry are just some of the treasures up for grabs at an auction Aug. 14 at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Most of the items are from the private collection of Elvis fan Greg Page, a founding member of the children’s group The Wiggles, and not from the Graceland Archives. Other memorabilia in the auction includes Elvis’ 1977 Cadillac Seville, and the singer’s copy of the “Love Me Tender” script. Visit graceland.com for details.
■National Public Radio correspondent Margot Adler died at age 68, NRP reported Monday. The longtime correspondent and author was fighting endometrial cancer.
■Aretha Franklin professed her love for sweet carnival snacks in a recent interview to promote her show at the Ohio State Fair Thursday night, the Associated Press reports. “I love the state fair, and I love the elephant ears,” she said.
■When rock band Primus plays the Fillmore Detroit Nov. 3, the group will perform the soundtrack to the 1971 classic film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Tickets, $36.50, go on sale Friday.
Compiled by Melody Baetens