George Clinton to talk at DIA

The Godfather of Funk George Clinton will appear at the Detroit Institute of Arts Thursday as part of the storytelling event “Tales from the Funk.” The event, inspired by the museum’s current exhibition “30 Americans,” includes stories with host Satori Shakoor and live music with Thornetta Davis. The event will start at 8 p.m. and will take place in the Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward in Detroit. Tickets, $23.50-$53.50, can be purchased at

Martin Lawrence sets January date at Fox Theatre

Martin Lawrence has lined up a Jan. 8 concert at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, venue officials announced Wednesday. Tickets for the show, $45-$125, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster and the Fox and Joe Louis Arena box offices. Presales begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. The 50-year-old comedian has a special bond with Detroit; his sitcom “Martin,” which ran for five seasons from 1992 to 1997, was set in the city. Lawrence’s last Detroit show was in May 2011 at the Fox.

Honey Boo Boo may return to television

Get the “sketti” ready. Reality child star Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) and her mother, Mama June Shannon, are threatening to return to television. “For everyone it was asked (sic) if we are going to be back on TV the answer is yes and it will be very soon,” said a statement posted to Honey Boo Boo’s Facebook page this week. The post said the new “unscripted” show would air in December, but would not be on the TLC network. TLC canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” a year ago after reports revealed that Shannon had renewed her relationship with Mark McDaniel, a registered sex offender, who was convicted of molesting Shannon’s oldest daughter when she was a child.

Little Big Town wins top country single

Everyone’s crushing on Little Big Town — including the Country Music Association.

The foursome was nominated for five awards Wednesday night at the CMA. It had won single of the year for “Girl Crush,” one of the year’s most popular songs, during the show’s early competition.

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Colombian soap opera star Adriana Campos and her husband businessman, Carlos Rincón, died in a car accident Tuesday. He lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into the Cauca River, according to the Latin Times. The pair, who were married last year, have a 1-year-old son.

Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich will host a holiday special on PBS next month titled “Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays.” Airing at 9 p.m. Dec. 11, the special features celebrity guests Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno, Ann Curry, Padma Lakshmi, Marcus Samuelsson and Carlo Ponti Jr.

Adam Graham contributed

Thursday’s birthdays

Kris Jenner, 60

Tilda Swinton, 55

Bryan Adams, 56

Ryan Adams, 41

Sam Rockwell, 47

Kevin Jonas, 28

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