Grapevine: ‘Wayne’s World’ returns to theaters for 25th

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

‘Wayne’s World’ returns to big screen for 25th

Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar are headbanging their way back onto the big screen. No way! Way! Twenty-five years ago ridiculous rock ‘n’ roll comedy “Wayne’s World” hit theaters spawning half a dozen catchphrases that continue to be used to this day. Based on a “Saturday Night Live” sketch staring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, the film also stars Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Farley and includes cameos from musicians like Meatloaf and Alice Cooper. To celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary, it’s returning to select theaters Feb. 7-8. Following the film, guests can view special footage and a discussion led by director Penelope Spheeris with Carrere, Robert Patrick, and Colleen Camp. Ticket price varies by theater. Visit waynesworld25.com for participating theaters and show times.

Luke Bryan to sing National Anthem

Country singer Luke Bryan confirmed to his fans via Twitter Sunday that he indeed will croon the National Anthem at the Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5. “Excited to perform the National Anthem on NFL’s biggest stage,” he posted. “See y’all in Houston.” It was previously announced that Lady Gaga would perform at halftime.

Stacey Dash out at Fox News

Fox News Channel has cut ties with controversial contributor Stacey Dash, who hasn’t appeared on the network since September. She caused an uproar for saying the BET network promoted segregation and also for being suspended for using profanity on-air. Veteran conservative columnist George Will, political strategist Ed Rollins and columnist Cal Thomas are also not returning. All were hired under former chairman Roger Ailes, who left Fox over the summer amid sexual harassment accusations.

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■Vocal powerhouses Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper announced an 18-city summer tour Monday, which includes an Aug. 1 date at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston. Tickets, $26-$195.50, go on sale Friday at noon via LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.

■Kings ofLeon’s Sunday show at the Fox Theatre was postponed due to drummer Nathan Followill having pneumonia. The show is rescheduled for March 9. Tickets for the original date will be honored, or refunds can be obtained at the point of purchase. Call Ticketmaster customer service at (800) 653-8000.

Compiled by Melody Baetens


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