‘Idiocracy’ returns to theaters Tuesday

A special showing of Mike Judge’s 2006 comedy “Idiocracy” will screen at theaters around the country Tuesday evening. The movie — which depicts an average Joe who travels into the future and finds that the country is run by simple-minded idiots — didn’t do well at the box office, but became a cult classic once on video. Local screenings will be held at 9:45 p.m. at Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty in Ann Arbor, and Cinema Detroit, 4126 Third in Detroit. Following the film, Judge and the film’s star, Maya Rudolph, will conduct a Q&A live-streamed from the Areo Theatre in Santa Monica. You can ask your questions via Twitter using #IdiocracyToday.

Kim Kardashian West OK after armed robbery

A spokeswoman for Kim Kardashian West said the reality television star was “badly shaken but physically unharmed” after she was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning at a private apartment in Paris. According to reports, five men gained entry by threatening and handcuffing a concierge. Kardashian West, who was visiting France for Paris Fashion Week, was held at gunpoint and then locked in a bathroom while the thieves took her cell phones and around $10 million worth of jewelry. One of the items reportedly taken was the star’s $4 million engagement ring, which she featured in a photo posted to Instagram last week. Nobody was hurt, and the thieves, who reportedly fled the scene on bicycles, have not been caught as of press time. Husband Kanye West abruptly ended his show in New York City early Sunday, telling the audience there was a “family emergency.” West performed at Joe Louis Arena last week and is scheduled to return Thursday for a show at The Palace of Auburn Hills. According to TMZ, the Wests arrived in New York City Monday afternoon with more than a dozen body guards, plus a police presence.

Local cafes transform into Luke’s Diner Wednesday

A handful of local businesses will be transformed into a Luke’s Diner, the cafe depicted in “Gilmore Girls,” on Wednesday. The long-running WB comedy/drama ran from 2000-2006 and will return for as a miniseries on Netflix. Debuting Nov. 25, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is four 90-minute episodes. Original stars Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and Melissa McCarthy participated in the reboot. To promote this, Netflix has arranged for a one-day rebranding of diners and cafes across the country into Rory and Lorelai’s favorite hangout, Luke’s Diner. The date is significant: the original “Gilmore Girls” series debuted Oct. 5, 2000. The cafes will open at 7 a.m. and offer free coffee. Participating locations in Detroit include Avalon International Breads, 422 W. Willis; Always Brewing Detroit, 19180 Grand River; and Urban Bean Co. at 200 Grand River. Chazzano Coffee Roasters, at 1737 E. Nine Mile in Ferndale, also is on the list.

Detroit Uncorked benefits Gleaners

Details of the 12th annual Detroit Uncorked event returns to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southwestern Michigan’s warehouse and distribution center on Oct. 14. The wine and food event benefits Gleaners and features more than 300 wines and food samples from more than 15 restaurants, plus beer and cocktails. Fox 2 Detroit’s Jay Towers will emcee the VIP experience, which offers access to rare and limited wines and a strolling dinner. Tickets are $85, $150 for VIP, and can be purchased at

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Tuesday’s birthdays

Susan Sarandon, 70

Christoph Waltz, 60

Russell Simmons, 59

Alicia Silverstone, 40

Dakota Johnson, 27

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