White Stripes ‘Peel Sessions” to be released on Record Store Day
Detroit’s favorite defunct two-toned band, the White Stripes, will release two live studio sessions recorded with the late BBC DJ JohnPeel in 2001. The double album will be available on red and white vinyl (of course) via Jack White’s Third Man Records on April 16, Record Store Day. A black vinyl pressing will be released later this year, reports Pitchfork. A green vinyl release of White’s recent collaboration with The Muppets will also come out on Record Store Day.
New ABC game show looking for Kid Rock fans
Are you the ultimate Kid Rock fan? ABC is casting for “Big Fan,” a new game show that pits a celebrity against their super fans to see who knows more trivia about the star. Some of the celebrities expected to be on the show are Kid Rock, Kim Kardashian West, Kristen Bell and Matthew McConaughey. To apply to be on the show, visit bigfan.castingcrane.com. Must be 18 years old; the deadline to apply is April 8.
Adam Sandler returns to stand-up with tour
Movie star Adam Sandler will return to his stand-up roots with his first comedy tour in 20 years. “The Do-Over Tour” also features his former “Saturday Night Live” cast mates, David Spade and Rob Schneider, as well as seasoned stand-up bro Nick Swardson. The tour doesn’t include a Detroit date; the closest it will get is the Chicago Theatre on May 23. The tour is titled after the Sandler film of the same name, which will hit Netflix on May 27.
Chris Brown: ‘There’s no attempting suicide’
Chris Brown called out R&B singer Kehlani on Twitter this week, insinuating that her recent suicide attempt was “for sympathy.” “There is no attempting suicide. Stop flexing for the gram,” Brown tweeted. “Doing (stuff) for sympathy so them comments under your pics don’t look so bad.” Brown appears to be friends with Kehalni’s ex-boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Kyrie Irving. Celebrity gossip sites are reporting that Kehalni attempted suicide over the stress of rumors that she cheated on Irving with her ex-boyfriend, a rapper named PartyNextDoor.
Elton John’s ex-bodyguard files sexual harassment suit
Jeffrey Wenninger, a former personal security guard for EltonJohn, is accusing the world-famous singer of battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment, according to reports. Wenninger’s lawsuit states he had to fight off unwanted advances from John that were verbal and physical. John’s attorney calls the claims “baseless” and said in a statement that Wenninger is “a disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment.” CNN reports that Wenninger was a sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department when he was also working for John, and in 2007 received LAPD’s Medal of Valor for an incident 11 years prior when he and a dozen other officers helped rescue more than 80 elderly people from a burning building.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson named in suit against son
In other celebrity lawsuit news, actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been named in a suit against their son, Chet Hanks, after he rear-ended someone on a highway in California last year. Hanks and Wilson apparently own the vehicle Chet was driving when, according to the suit, was “under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol” when he hit plaintiff Terry Moogan’s car. Moogan’s suit also alleges that Hanks and Wilson knew what kind of state Chet was in.
Halle Berry joins Instrgram
Halle Berry joined Instragram this week, posting a photo of the back of her head, apparently topless, while looking into a bamboo forest. “Today is a very exciting day for me,” the Oscar-winner wrote. “I’m looking forward to sharing our world through images that reflect my emotions and perceptions. I am in awe of photography and its ability to capture and reflect this extraordinary world that we live in. I’m excited to share with you my love of nature, the arts, fashion and much more in the hopes that the images will inspire, promote conversation and bring you joy.”
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