Kanye explains Grammy stunt on Seacrest show
Rapper Kanye West stormed the stage at the Grammy Awards Sunday as Beck was accepting his award for Record of the Year, a stunt reminiscent of Kayne's 2009 interruption of Taylor Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech. West called in to "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" Wednesday morning to explain himself. He told Ryan Seacrest that voices in his head told him to go on stage and that his intent was to "joke about what had happened before" with Swift. "I just really didn't want to take away from Beck's moment or the time he's having to talk because you know the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything." He went on to say that Beck is one of the nicest and most respected musicians around, but he wanted to inject "a little jolt of truth." "Everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone is way more famous after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact, and then Kanye just goes on being a (jerk) to everyone."
Rolling Stone ranks all 141 SNL cast members
Rolling Stone magazine took on the monumental task of rating every cast member in "Saturday Night Live's" 40 season history. (We know it's monumental because The Detroit News entertainment staff decided to rank the top 40 cast members; see Friday's On Screen section for the results.) The influential magazine listed Robert Downey Jr. at number 141, effectively naming him the worst cast member ever. John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, Mike Myers and Dan Aykroyd were named numbers one-five, respectively.
Spring and summer concerts announcements roll in
Some big names in music are coming to Metro Detroit this spring and summer. Australian rockers AC/DC will play a massive concert at Ford Field on Sept. 8. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale Monday. This week Palace Sports and Entertainment announced Hozier will be at Meadow Brook Music Festival July 29. Tickets, $29.50-$65 go on sale Friday. Olympia Entertainment says Death Cab for Cutie will play the Fox May 5. Tickets, $30-$45, go on sale Friday. For more new concert announcements go to page 16M of today's GO! section.
■Bobbi Kristina update: As of press time Wednesday, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was still on life support. Her family members are hopeful. Her aunt, Leolah Brown, told an Atlanta FOX affiliate that Bobbi Kristina is "opening her eyes." "Krissi is doing well right now.," she said.
■Television star Joel McHale ("Community" and "Talk Soup") will headline the annual Forgotten Harvest Comedy Night fundraiser May 1 at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets, $25-$75, are on sale now at forgottenharvest.org.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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