Jack White and Patrick Carney squabble, make up
Patrick Carney, drummer for rock duo the Black Keys, took to Twitter to say that Jack White came into the New York City bar he was hanging out in Sunday night and “tried to fight” him. “I’ve never met Jack White. Until last night.” He went on to call White a “40-year-old bully” and referred to himself as a “35-year-old nerd.” In another strange jab, Carney said White was “basically BillyCorgan’s dumb-ass Zero t-shirt in human form.” (We’re not sure what the Smashing Pumpkins front man has to do with this.) White released a statement to Entertainment Weekly brushing off the accusations. “Nobody tried to fight you, Patrick. Nobody touched you or ‘bullied’ you. You were asked a question you couldn’t answer so you walked away. So quit whining on the Internet and speak face to face like a human being. End of story.” Apparently Carney did just that, tweeting Monday that he talked to White for an hour. “He’s cool. All good.” White’s Third Man Records’ twitter followed up with: “From one musician to another, you have my respect Patrick Carney.”
Pitchfork Radio will set up shop at Willys Detroit Oct. 5-23.
The online music magazine will broadcast live from the Midtown store (441 W. Canfield) with guest DJs and appearances from record labels like Jack White’s Third Man Records and Ghostly International. According to Pitchfork.com, there also will be a set from Cassette Store Day DJs who will play music exclusively from tapes. The station will be hosted by Ted Shumaker and Trace Crutchfield. Besides programming from Pitchfork staff members, the visit also will include shows from Detroiters like Greg Baise of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Wade Kergan of Hello Records, Bumbo’s bar owner Tia Fletcher, Brian Allnutt from Detroit Farm and Garden and more. Find the station on TuneIn.
Bobby Brown talks about daughter’s death
Singer Bobby Brown said he believes things would have turned out differently for Bobbi Kristina Brown if he had been with her before she was found unresponsive in her home in suburban Atlanta. Brown spoke publicly Monday for the first time since Bobbi Kristina’s death in an appearance on Fox’s talk show “The Real,” reports the Associated Press. He became emotional several times while sitting next to his wife, Alicia Etheredge. “If I could have been there two days before, it wouldn’t have went down like that,” said Brown, who wore a necklace bearing a photo of him and his daughter. Bobbi Kristina, 22, died in hospice care July 26. She was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub Jan. 31.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Celeb Apprentice
After firing Donald Trump as kingpin of “The Celebrity Apprentice” earlier this year, NBC announced Monday that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the new host of the popular reality TV show. The 68-year-old former California governor and movie star will appear on the show when it returns in 2016.
Aretha to sing for Pope Francis
Aretha Franklin has been added to the Festival of Families, the closing festival of triennial World Meeting of Families conference featuring a visit by Pope Francis. She’ll perform for the Pope and conference attendees on Sept. 26. Mark Wahlberg, the Fray,Jim Gaffigan, Jackie Evancho, Sister Sledge, Andrea Bocelli and more are slated to appear.
Library of Congress acquires Jerry Lewis films
A trove of films, documents and other media from comedian Jerry Lewis have been collected by the Library of Congress for preservation. Lewis will perform a concert at the State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia, on Oct. 9 after he tours the Library. The collection includes 35 mm prints of films like “The Bellboy” and “The Family Jewels,” test footage, home movies and rare footage of Martin and Lewis’ nightclub act.
Tommy Lee Jones, 69
Tom Hardy, 38
Prince Harry, 31
Jenna Marbles, 29