Brown family banned from Bobbi Kristina’s bedside
TMZ is reporting that an extended family member of the Brown family snapped a bedside photo of Bobbi Kristina and is trying to shop it to gossip sites, including TMZ. This resulted in Whitney Houston’s family banning the Brown family from visiting the young woman in hospice, TMZ said Monday. The ban does not include her father, Bobby Brown, who told TMZ he is committed to finding the person responsible for taking the photo.
Dead Weather plans for new album, but no tour
Rock band the Dead Weather — which features Detroit natives Jack White and Dean Fertita, along with bassist Jack Lawrence and Kills front woman Alison Mosshart — have announced their third album, “Dodge & Burn,” will be released in September. The full-length album will include remixes of their last two singles and new original songs, according to Rolling Stone. Because of the band members’ other obligations, there are no plans to tour in support of the new music. Don’t forget, earlier this year White said he was taking a hiatus from performing live.
Celebrity weddings happened here and there
Fourth of July weekend was a popular choice for celebrity weddings, it seems. People magazine reports actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis got married in a secret ceremony in California over the weekend. Musician Billy Joel got hitched for the fourth time Saturday, this time to pregnant girlfriend Alexis Roderick. Christie Brinkley (one of Joel’s previous wives and mother of his 29-year-old daughter, Alexa Ray) wished the couple well on Instagram, saying “congratulations to the glowing bride and groom.” Singer, actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams also married on Independence Day, this time to boyfriend Jim Skrip.
Grateful Dead wraps up 50-year career in Chicago
Rock band the Grateful Dead performed what they say will be their last show Sunday in Chicago. The concert drew 70,000 fans and included two sets and a two-song encore featuring “Touch of Grey” and “Attics of My Life.” The show was part of their final Fare Thee Well concert series that took place in Santa Clara, Calif., on June 27-28 and in Chicago at Soldier Field July 3-5.
Diana Ross returns to Las Vegas
Motown star Diana Ross returns to the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas this fall for another nine shows. Her April residency — titled “The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade” — was sold out. Tickets for the November run, Nov. 4-21, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at venetian.com/dianaross. To see Ross at a casino closer to home, check out her Sept. 11 show at Caesars Windsor. Tickets, $45 Canadian and up, are on sale now.
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Jim Gaffigan, 49
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