Madonna’s ex-boyfriend to make documentary
An upcoming documentary about Madonna’s relationship with musician Dan Gilroy will include footage of “bedroom talk” with the star, reports Page Six. Gilroy fronted the pop group the Breakfast Club, and says he dated Madonna, who turns 58 Tuesday, in 1979 through the early 1980s. The pair, along with his brother, lived together in Queens. Page Six reports that Gilroy gave photos, letters and hours of video to director Guy Guido, who said the footage includes “silly, romantic bantering” and “bedroom talk.” The doc, titled “Emmy and the Breakfast Club,” is being made without Madonna’s involvement.
Wahlburgers is finally open in Greektown
After a few days of low-key soft service, the celebrity-driven burger and bar chain Wahlburgers opened Monday in Greektown. A small group of fans waited outside Detroit’s first Wahlburgers restaurant hours before its official opening. It was by no means the star-studded scene Monroe Street saw Wednesday when one of the restaurant’s co-owners, Mark Wahlberg, took a break from filming “Transformers 5” to make an appearance. Hundreds of fans lined the street that day to get a peek at the actor. Wahlburgers is owned by brothers Mark, Paul Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg (of CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and member of boy band New Kids on the Block). Local partner Nino Cutraro, owner of Bella Piatti in Birmingham, told The Detroit News that the two-story bar and restaurant at 569 Monroe will open daily at 11 a.m., and it’s the first of six Wahlburgers planned for southeast Michigan. Cutraro says the next two Wahlburgers will be in the metro area and will open in 2017. The restaurant has no listed phone number, but a menu and information can be found at wahlburgersrestaurant.com.
Adele says she declined Super Bowl offer
Grammy Award-winning singer Adele told a Los Angeles crowd over the weekend that she was asked to perform at the Super Bowl in 2017, but she declined, according to Billboard. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really ... I can’t dance or anything like that.” The NFL hit back though. The league, along with halftime show sponsor Pepsi, deny that they put in an official offer to the British singer. “The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele,” read a statement. “We have had conversations with several artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, we have not at this point extended a formal offer to Adele or anyone else.” The Super Bowl airs on Fox on Feb. 5 from Houston’s NRG Stadium.
Comedy Central cancels Larry Wilmore’s show
The final episode of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” is Thursday, the Comedy Central network announced Monday. “Even though we’ve given it a year and a half, we’ve been hoping against hope that it would start to click with our audience, but it hasn’t happened and we’ve haven’t seen evidence of it happening,” the network president Kent Alterman said, according to the New York Times. Comedy game show “@midnight” will move up to 11:30 p.m. for the time being, following “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah at 11 p.m. (See full story on Page 2C)
Actors join together for satirical Golden Probe Awards
The inaugural Golden Probe Awards will be led by comedians Sarah Silverman, Samantha Bee, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of “Broad City” and hip-hop artist Jean Grae. The satirical awards show, Oct. 2 in New York City, will present awards recognizing “outstanding achievements in the fields of sexism and anti-abortion extremism,” according to Rolling Stone. The show is a benefit for the Lady Parts Justice organization and will be streamed on ladypartsjustice.com.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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