The vocalist returns to Motown for performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Mary Wilson: ‘My best years were in Detroit’
Mary Wilson of the Supremes will be back in town to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this weekend, and she tells The Detroit News she’s been thrilled to pick up on the city’s new energy. “My best years were in Detroit,” says the 72-year-old songstress, who now lives in Las Vegas. “I love to see how they’re reviving Detroit. I think the younger generation will bring it back, and that’s a good thing,” she laughs. “I want to be a part of it!”
Janet postpones Unbreakable tour to plan a family
Fans who bought tickets to Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour stop at The Palace in Auburn Hills on July 23 will have to wait to see the pop star. In a video tweet Wednesday morning, Jackson announced there has been “a sudden change” in plans: “My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can, try to understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up; doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.” Jackson, 49, married billionaire Wassam Al Mana, 41, in 2012. If a baby’s on the way, this would be the couple’s first child.
Beyoncé sues company selling ‘Feyonce’ products
One Texas company is selling T-shirts, sweatshirts and mugs with the label “Feyonce” — and Bey is not happy about it. On Wednesday, Reuters reports the pop star filed a lawsuit against Feyonce Inc, accusing the company and three individuals of infringing on her trademarked name. “Defendants adopted the Feyonce mark to call to mind Beyoncé and her famous song,” the lawsuit states. “Defendants’ conduct described herein is intentional, fraudulent, malicious, willful and wanton.”
Grand Blanc singer to perform in #HelpFlint concert
Children affected by the Flint water crisis will receive a little love from a budding young superstar. Tegan Marie, a 12-year-old country singer-songwriter from Grand Blanc, will join country singer Granger Smith at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center for a #HelpFlint benefit concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Flint. Proceeds from the concert (tickets are $13 on Ticketmaster) and Tegan’s new single out Friday, “Lucky Me,” will go to the Hurley Children’s Hospital, where Flint children receive care. “I am donating all of the proceeds of ‘Lucky Me’ because this song is my love letter to Flint, and I just want everyone to be OK,” Tegan says in a press release. After Flint, Tegan will hit the road and open for Hunter Hayes on May 6 in Orlando.
■ Khloe Kardashian’s talk show, “Kocktails with Khloe,” will end in two weeks after 14 episodes, reports the Associated Press. The FYI network said Wednesday the final show will air April 20, with her sister Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West, as well as John Legend and Chrissy Teigen as guests. No reason was given for the show’s cancellation.
Compiled by Michael Hodges and Stephanie Steinberg
Francis Ford Coppola, 77
Jackie Chan, 62
Russell Crowe, 52
Heather Burns, 41