Ed Harris is honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Known for his intense acting, Academy Award nominee Ed Harris recieved his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday. Harris, 64, started his career in the late 1970s and is best known for his roles in 1989's "Jacknife" and "The Abyss" as well as 2000's Jackson Pollock biopic "Pollock."
'Bar Rescue' reality show hunts for hurting businesses in Detroit
Casting directors for Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" show contacted a handful of businesses in Metro Detroit this week to invite them to apply to be on the reality show. The show, now in its fourth season, stars veteran food and beverage industry consultant Jon Taffer, who, along with a team of industry professionals, works to rehabilitate struggling bars and restaurants. A typical episode may show Taffer and his pros exposing what's wrong with the establishment, and then offering solutions to remedy the problems. Often, the bars get full cosmetic makeovers free of charge. Casting agents from Metal Flowers Media reached out to New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck on Thursday to gauge the owner's interest in being a part of the show. New Dodge bartender Andrea Bonaventura confirmed that casting representatives called the bar and then spoke with the owner Cathie Gordon. "She wants to do it," said Bonaventura, adding that she thinks Gordon's outspoken personality would be perfect for the high-drama show. The website barrescueupdates.comCQ revealed the show would be looking in Detroit and other cities for businesses to feature and renovate for the upcoming season. Bar and restaurant owners interested in being considered for the show can apply at metalflowersmedia.com or visit facebook.com/metalflowersmedia.
Kathy Griffin quits 'Fashion Police'
After the death of the sharp-tongued Joan Rivers, many thought comedian Kathy Griffin was a shoe-in to replace her on E!'s "Fashion Police." She did, in fact, join the force, but this week announced via Twitter that she's leaving. "I thought that I could bring my brand of humor to Fashion Police so beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate," she posted "I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference." Earlier this week Griffin referenced a controversial remark made by "Fashion Police" host Giuliana Rancic, who, during an Academy Award post-show, said that actress and singer Zendaya's dreadlocks look like "she smells like patchouli oil or weed." Two weeks ago, another "Fashion Police" correspondent, Kelly Osbourne, quit the show to "pursue other opportunities."
■Bruce Beresford-Redman, a former producer for reality competition show "Survivor," was sentenced to 12 years in a Mexican prison in connection with the 2010 death of his wife. Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman was found in the sewer at the resort they were vacationing at with their children. She died of asphyxia by suffocation.
■WRIF-FM's Assistant Program Director Andy Green has become full-time member of the "Dave and Chuck the Freak" morning show. Also, on-air talent Jade Springart has been promoted to WRIF's Music Director.
■Talk show host and actress Ricki Lake will be the featured speaker at the Lois Linden Nelson Woman's World event, an annual fundraiser for the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield on May 6. Tickets start at $72. Visit llnwomansworld.org.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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