Jessica Hernandez video debuts on MTV.com
Detroit band Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas' new video for the song "Cry Cry Cry" has premiered on MTV.com. The slow-motion video for the heartbreaking song was filmed in one continuous shot in Mexicantown in Detroit and features Hernandez, her bass player Steve Lehane and her family's old school Lincoln Continental. Hernandez hits the road March 10 to support her record "Secret Evil," which features "Cry Cry Cry." Her upcoming dates include European shows with Social Distortion and a stop at Bonnaroo.
Campaign to bring "Tonight Show" to Detroit grows
The Detroit Youth Choir shot a special video of the song "Light Up Detroit" Wednesday evening at the Detroit Opera House, as part of the campaign to bring Jimmy Fallon and the "Tonight Show" to Detroit. The Detroit Opera House has offered to host NBC free of charge for five days if the network can make this happen. A Facebook page titled "Bring the Tonight Show to Detroit" has already gained more than 20,000 likes.
Gaga to star in "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Pop star Lady Gaga will take on her biggest acting role yet with a part in the fifth season of the anthology series "American Horror Story." The "Born This Way" singer is the first actor to be announced for the new season, which is subtitled "Hotel." Series regulars Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts and Jessica Lange may not return this season due to other commitments, the Hollywood Reporter says.
Rolling Stone readers agree with mag: Belushi is best
After Rolling Stone ranked all 141 "Saturday Night Live" cast members, the magazine gave its readers a chance to name their top 20. (The entertainment staff at The Detroit News made a similar list, ranking the top 40, and letting readers rank their favorites from our list.) Rolling Stone readers agreed with the magazine, putting John Belushi at number one. Phil Hartman, Gilda Radner, Will Ferrell and Eddie Murphy came in at numbers 2-5. Somewhat inexplicably, readers named Randy Quaid at number 19.
■"Glee" actress Naya Rivera announced Tuesday that she and husband Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first child. Coincidentally (or not?), the news came on the same day Rivera's ex-fiance Big Sean's album was released.
■A second Kevin Hart concert has been added on May 16 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Tickets for his 11:30 p.m. concert, $54.50-$135.50, go on sale Friday.
■Vin Diesel and his girlfriend Paloma Jiménez are expecting their third child. The baby is expected to arrive the week "Furious 7" hits theaters, which is why E! News says Universal Pictures moved the film premiere from Abu Dhabi (one of the film's locations) to Los Angeles.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
Fats Domino, 87
Michael Bolton, 62
Erykah Badu, 44