Was Kim Kardashian West’s robbery an inside job?
Details, tidbits, theories and rumors keep pouring in days after Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint at a private Paris apartment. Reports say she was bound and locked in a bathroom while the thieves took more than $10 million worth of jewelry and fled via bicycle. As of press time, no one was arrested for the crime. TMZ’s sources reveal that surveillance video isn’t showing anything because the lens doesn’t face the front of the building. No useful video came up from nearby businesses, either. Page Six reports that French police suspect the robbers were tipped off by the Kardashian security staff. Page Six also says the reason Kim’s personal guard Pascal Douvier wasn’t with her was because he was protecting her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, at a club. Police talked to Douvier, and he is not under suspicion. Steve Stanulis, a former guard for Kim and husband Kanye West, told Page Six that he thinks the robbery is either “an inside job or a publicity stunt” and points fingers at the reality star. “Sadly, the only person to blame for this incident is Kim Kardashian,” he said to Page Six. “She has tens of millions of dollars of jewelry, but she can’t pay for an armed guard to protect her? The fact that five days ago that someone broke through her security chain and tried to grab her, then this happened, shows her security is not strong enough, and this should be a wake-up call.” Kim was recently grabbed by a prankster in Paris, and Douvier stepped in and stopped him.
Cirque du Solei dance keeps Calvin Johnson save on ‘DWTS’
Former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson Jr.’s Cirque du Soleil-themed performance with dance partner Lindsay Arnold kept him safe for another week on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The two danced a Charleston based on the show “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities.” Impressed, judge Bruno Tonioli called the former NFL star “the showman with superpowers.” With a score of 23 out of 30, Johnson earned the same score as singer Jana Kramer of Rochester Hills and her partner Gleb Savchenko, who danced to the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” in Monday’s episode. The reality show had a double elimination Tuesday night, sending home Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds with partner Allison Holker and Vanilla Ice with partner Witney Carson. Edmonds got the lowest score of 18 Tuesday for his tango. Vanilla Ice scored 23 in the three-way tie for sixth place. The surprise of the night came when pro dancer Sasha Farber proposed to pro dancer Emma Slater after dancing to Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are.” Spoiler: She said yes!
Arts, Beats & Eats raised $325,000
Organizers today announced that this summer’s Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival rased $325,070 this year through admission and beverage proceeds. The 19th annual event, held over Labor Day weekend in downtown Royal Oak, was visited by more than 400,000 throughout the four-day event. More than 50 local charities will split the funds raised, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb counties, Planned Parenthood, Autism Alliance, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, AIDS Walk Detroit, local churches, schools, clubs and others. Donations were distributed at a media event Tuesday at Bigalora restaurant in Royal Oak, where it was also announced that Arts, Beats & Eats will remain in downtown Royal Oak through 2021.
Michigan Theater hosts teen film series
Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater will host a weekly film series highlighting classic teen films from the 1980s. The series kicks off Monday with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Breakfast Club.” The double feature includes an appearance by Kevin Smokler, author of “Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to ’80s Teen Movies,” and writer James Hughes, son of the films’ director, John Hughes. He’ll talk about his father’s career, and Smokler will be on hand to sell and sign his book. The film series continues through Nov. 28 with other films like “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Say Anything,” “Back to the Future,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “WarGames.” All movies start at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10, $8 for students, seniors, military and children. Visit michtheater.org.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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