Johnny Depp, Amber Heard to marry this weekend
Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are preparing to get married on Depp's private island in the Bahamas this weekend, according to reports. This will be first marriage for Heard, 28, and the second for Depp, 51. He had been partnered with French singer and model Vanessa Paradis for more than a decade. They have two children together.
'Motown 25' is scheduled to re-air on PBS
The 1983 NBC special "Motown 25" became legendary almost instantly, when Michael Jackson stopped the show with his moonwalk, as he sang his then-new song "Billie Jean." The special was the first big reunion of Motown's great stars of the 1960s and '70s, and almost everybody was still alive — Jackson is sizzling, as is Marvin Gaye; The Temptations, Supremes, The Miracles and Four Tops are all in the house, Diana Ross is at the peak of her solo fame and Smokey Robinson hosts. Now T.J. Lubinsky is bringing the show back to broadcast TV, airing it on PBS stations nationally Feb. 28, including Detroit Public Television WTVS. Lubinsky was in town Wednesday filming segments that will air on the national broadcast with Martha Reeves and former Supreme Mary Wilson. "What a reunion it was," Reeves said, recalling the 1983 show. "Everybody performed to their best." There will be repeat broadcasts of "Motown 25" throughout March.
'So You Think You Can Dance' to hold auditions in Detroit this month
FOX will hold an open call for the 12th season of its reality competition "So You Think You Can Dance" on Feb. 22 at Gem Theatre, 333 Madison in Detroit. The show is seeking stage and street dancers age 18-30. Those auditioning should plan to be available on Feb. 23 in case they are called back to perform for judges. Visit fox.com/dance for information and to view audition agreement, eligibility requirements and other information.
■Conrad Hilton Jr., best known as Paris Hilton's little brother, was arrested in Los Angeles this week for a July incident on an international fight. According to TMZ, the 20-year-old had a meltdown and threatened flight attendants. A witness quoted him as saying, "I will (expletive) own anyone on this flight; they are (expletive) peasants." He later fell asleep and was handcuffed to his seat. Hilton's lawyer, Robert Shapiro, says his client took a sleeping pill before the flight and wasn't himself.
■Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon doesn't mince words in her her memoir "Girl in a Band," out Feb. 24. Of Courtney Love she wrote, "I have a low tolerance for manipulative, egomaniacal behaviour." She says nobody liked Smashing Pumpkins' front man Billy Corgan because he was "such a crybaby." The book also covers Gordon's early life, her relationships and a look at the New York City music scene of the '80s and '90s.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
Susan Whitall contributed
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