Beyoncé’s new lyrics cause drama for Rachel, Rachael
After Beyoncé released her new album, “Lemonade,” over the weekend, and one lyric had caused trouble for fashion designer Rachel Roy. In the track “Sorry,” Beyoncé refers to “Becky with the good hair.” It’s believed that she’s referring to Roy, who was rumored to have had a relationship with Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z. The same day Beyoncé released “Lemonade” to her adoring fans, Roy also made reference to her “good hair” on Instagram, saying “good hair don’t care.” Bad move for Roy, as Beyoncé’s fans (known as the Beyhive) unleashed the hate swiftly and continuously. Roy has since deleted the Instagram post, and temporarily set her account to private. She tweeted Sunday afternoon: “I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.” Because of her similar name, cooking maven and talk show host Rachael Ray also got caught up in the drama, as some members of the Beyhive ascended on her with mean comments, confusing her with Roy.
Third Man to release Stooges book
Jack White’s Third Man Books will release “TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges” this winter. The band’s story will be told entirely through a two-day interview with Iggy Pop conducted by author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg at the singer’s house in Miami. “It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of The Stooges,” said Gold in a press release. “He’s an incredible storyteller with a fantastic memory and a great sense of humor, and he held nothing back.”
Drake hits Joe Louis Arena in August
Drake will perform Aug. 16 at Joe Louis Arena, promoters announced Monday. Tickets, $49.50-$149.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, the same day Drake’s latest album, “Views from the 6,” is released. An American Express presale will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Drake’s “What a Time to Be Alive” co-conspirator, Future, will join him on all dates, and other special guests will be announced at a later date. Drake’s last performance in the area was a May 2015 show at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Also announced this week: 98 Degrees, Ryan Cabrera, Dream and O-Town will perform at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre July 29.
More Motor City Comic Con celebrity guests
Actress Lea Thompson and actors from “The Walking Dead” have been added to the roster of media guests scheduled to appear at the Motor City Comic Con on May 13-15 at the Suburban Collection Showplace. Besides Thompson, who is known for her role as Lorraine McFly in the “Back to the Future” film trilogy, the new additions include Jon Bernthal, Seth Gilliam and Alexandra Breckenridge, who play Shane Walsh, Father Gabriel Stokes and Jessie Anderson, respectively on “The Walking Dead.” They join previously announced guests like Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Adam West, Burt Ward, Elden Henson and current “Walking Dead” stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Josh McDermitt and Michael Cudlitz.
■Anthony Bourdain will appear at the Fox Theatre on Oct. 30 as part of his “The Hunger” tour. The author and television host’s live show includes a monologue and open Q&A session. Bourdain’s first cookbook in 10 years, “Appetites,” also comes out in October.
■A film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel “It” will be released by Warner Bros. Sept. 8, 2017, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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