Mary J. Blige and Maxwell tour to stop at The Palace, Swift ends latest relationship after 3 months and more celebrity news


‘Live Another Day’ goes behind auto bailout

“Live Another Day,” a documentary based on journalist PaulIngrassia’s book “Crash Course” that goes behind the scenes of the Detroit auto bailout, will screen in theaters locally and nationwide Sept. 16. The film’s director of photography, Bryan Greenberg, who grew up in Livonia and now resides in Hollywood Hills, says filming at hometown locations, such as the Automotive Hall of Fame and Henry Ford Museum, was a “big treat.” “Being a car guy and interviewing Jay Leno, surrounded by all his cars, is also hard to top,” he adds. (That’s saying something, given Greenberg worked on the visual effects for “Titanic” and the music videos for Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.) The documentary, co-directed by former Weather Channel CEO Bill Burke (born in Pontiac) and former ABC Pictures President Didier Pietri, includes Leno, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former UAW president Bob King, former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda, former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz, among others. The film will be screened at Emagine in Novi and Canton, Bel Air Luxury Cinema in Detroit, The Birmingham 8, UA Commerce Township Stadium 14 and several local MJR theaters.

Mary J. Blige, Maxwell bring King and Queen of Hearts tour to The Palace

Mary J. Blige and Maxwell are bringing The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour to The Palace of Auburn Hills on Nov. 18. This is the first time the soul artists are touring together. R&B singer Ro James will join as a special guest on the 24-date tour. Maxwell’s blackSUMMERS’night album was released July 1. Blige — a nine-time Grammy winner — is working on her 14th album. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through For every online ticket purchase, buyers will receive Maxwell’s latest album and one of Blige’s forthcoming album.

Another relationship for Taylor Swift up in smoke

In case you missed Taylor Swift’s latest breakup, the pop star parted with British actor Tom Hiddleston earlier this week. The two had only been dating three months. A source told People ,“It was an amicable split.” The relationship became public in June when photos surfaced of the lovers beaching in Rhode Island. Hiddleston, 35, confirmed they were together in a July interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying “Taylor Swift and I are together, and we’re very happy ... That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”

Stevie Nicks says she is on tour to fend off boredom

Stevie Nicks’ 24 Carat Gold Tour is stopping at The Palace on Nov. 27. The Fleetwood Mac member will perform with the rock band Pretenders for the 27-city tour. Nicks, 68, told the New York Times she’s touring to promote her 2014 album “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault” and, essentially, stay busy. “I just woke up one morning and said I have two years off before Fleetwood Mac comes knocking on my door (for another tour),” she said. “Why would I want to sit around and do nothing?” Tickets go on sale Monday at

Also …

Detroit Public Television and Buddy’s Pizza are partnering for the Challenge Grant telethon from 5-11 p.m. Friday, where Buddy’s reps will man phones and take pledges from viewers. The 70-year-old Detroit pizza joint will match donations up to $12,000 to support the station’s programing. It also added a new menu item, the Detroit Public Television Pizza, featuring original pepperoni under the cheese and old-world pepperoni sprinkled on top.

Compiled by Stephanie Steinberg

Thursday’s birthdays

Martin Freeman, 45

Pink, 37

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, 35

Wiz Khalifa, 29

Avicii, 27

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