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R&B singer Kehlani is hospitalized

Singer Kehlani has been hospitalized and put on psychiatric hold in Los Angles. TMZ reports that a source said she wanted to harm herself. Instagram posts by the R&B singer that have since been deleted seem to back that statement up. She posted a photo of an IV drop with the caption “Today I wanted to leave this earth.” Kehlani was a member of the teen pop group PopLyfe, which gained fame on “America’s Got Talent.”

3 veteran on-air personalities to leave Fox 2 Detroit

Three veteran on-air personalities at Fox 2 Detroit will be off air soon as part of an apparent staff reduction across Fox’s television properties. Sources confirmed to The Detroit News that Murray Feldman, Jason Carr and Lee Thomas are leaving the station. A Fox News spokesperson told The Detroit News in a statement that “there is a current restructuring going on at Fox 2 Detroit.” Feldman, known for his “Job Shop” feature and his “Moneywise” program, has been with the station since 1976, according to his bio on the Fox 2 website. Features reporter Jason Carr, and film and entertainment reporter Lee Thomas were on air Tuesday morning as co-anchors of “The Nine.” None of the reporters have confirmed or denied they are leaving. A source confirmed that the personnel changes may include retirement or limited buyouts. In February, Variety reported that 21st Century Fox, Fox Television Stations Group’s parent company, was aiming to reduce staff overhead by $250 million in the 2017 fiscal year. WWJ’s Russ McNamara tweeted that Feldman was “easily the best — and hardest working — broadcaster I’ve had the privilege to work with.” Feldman responded to McNamara that he is “not leaving the business.” Huel Perkins, a Fox 2 anchor, said on Facebook late Tuesday that “we are all shocked, confused and angry at the planned departure of our Fox-2 broadcast brothers, Murray Feldman, Lee Thomas and Jason Carr. The reasons are still unclear and the transition will not be immediate. But, we want the world to know that these are reporters of the highest honor and integrity. They also happen to be some of the kindest people you'll ever meet. We love them and respect them. No matter what happens next, no matter where they go, they will always be members of the Fox-2 family!”

Keith Urban and more headed to Metro Detroit

Country star Keith Urban will play DTE Energy Music Theatre on June 23. Tickets go on sale Friday and are $29.75 for lawn and $45-$79.75 for pavilion. Other big concerts recently announced are Boston with Dennis DeYoung: the Music of Styx at DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 30 ($25-$115), Deftones at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre on Aug. 12 ($29.75-$69.75), and Lush at Saint Andrew’s Hall on Sept. 19 ($28). All will go on sale Friday via Ticketmaster.

Dustin Hoffman slapped Meryl Streep during filming of ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’

Details of a pivotal time in Meryl Streep’s life are coming to light as biographer Michael Schulman tells of the rough times Streep had in the late 1970s. Schulman writes in Vanity Fair that in 1978, Streep’s boyfriend of two years died of lung cancer. Streep was soon after cast in “Kramer vs. Kramer” — which has themes of divorce and custody battles — with Dustin Hoffman, who was going through his own real-life divorce. Schulman writes that just before filming an emotionally intense scene, Hoffman shocked Streep and everyone on set by slapping her hard across the cheek, leaving a red mark. To further provoke her, he also “jabbed” Streep with remarks about her recently deceased boyfriend. “He was goading her and provoking her,” the film’s executive Richard Fischoff told Schulman, “using stuff that he knew about her personal life and about John to get the response that he thought she should be giving in the performance.”

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Wednesday’s birthdays

Eric Clapton, 71

Robbie Coltrane, 66

MC Hammer, 54

Piers Morgan, 51

Celine Dion, 48

Norah Jones, 37

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