Baldwin says he may not spoof Trump much longer
“Saturday Night Live” reoccurring guest Alec Baldwin says he may not do his popular Donald Trump impersonation on the show much longer. “The maliciousness of this White House has people worried … that’s why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation,” Baldwin told “Extra’s” Mario Lopez.. “I don’t know how much more people can take it.” Baldwin said he hoped things would change once Trump took office. “Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any sportsmanship, he remains, bitter, and angry, and you just want to look at him and go, ‘You won!’ ”
Unreleased J Dilla tracks featured on ‘Motor City’
Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey will curate, sequence and publish “Motor City,” a collection of 20 unreleased tracks from the late Detroit producer J Dilla, her son. According to Rolling Stone, the compilation will be a tribute to Detroit and a message from her to her son. Vinyl and CD copies of the album will be packaged in a limited-edition envelope containing a handwritten letter from Ma Dukes to Dilla. “Motor City” is released April 21, and can be pre-ordered at dillatronic.com.
Coroner: George Michael died of natural causes
George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver, the Associated Press reporter Tuesday. Darren Salter, senior coroner for the county of Oxfordshire in southern England, said a post-mortem has found that the singer died of “dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.” Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the left ventricle of the heart becomes stretched and weakened, limiting the heart’s ability to pump blood. Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. The former Wham! singer-songwriter was found dead at his country home in Oxfordshire on Dec. 25. He was 53. An initial autopsy failed to determine the cause of death for the star, who had battled health problems and drug addiction. Salter said that because Michael died of natural causes, there will be no coroner’s inquest or further inquiries. In Britain, inquests are held to determine the facts of unexplained deaths.
Peppa Pig comes to the Fox
Peppa Pig, the latest craze in pre-school entertainment, announced a 60-date North American tour, scheduled to hit Fox Theatre in Detroit on Oct. 28. “Peppa Pig’s Surprise” is one of the most successful family theater tours in U.S. history, and has sold out 125 venues to date. The interactive live show has new songs, life-sized dancing and talking puppets, games and surprises. Tickets are $15-$59.50, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday via Ticketmaster or Olympia Entertainment. Call (313) 471-6611.
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