Grapevine: Iglesias, Pitbull and more headed to town
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, others coming to town
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull bring their co-headlining tour to The Palace of Auburn Hills June 28. Ticket prices are to be announced, and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday via Palacenet.com or Ticketmaster. Also announced Monday, comedian Demetri Martin brings his “Let’s Get Awkward Tour” to Meadow Brook Amphitheatre July 28. Tickets are $25-$55. Rock band Spoon will play Fillmore Detroit Aug. 1. Tickets are $29.50-$45. Country star Brantley Gilbert with guests Tyler Farr and Luke Combs hit DTE Energy Music Theatre Aug. 13. Tickets are $16-$71. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Chuck Berry died of ‘natural causes’
No autopsy will be done on rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry after his cause of death was determined to be “natural causes.” TMZ reports that the musician’s personal doctor will sign off on the death certificate. Berry — known for hits like “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Maybellene” — died Saturday at age 90.
Comedy Central renews city-centered ‘Detroiters’ for second season
Get ready for more “Detroiters.” Comedy Central has picked up the Detroit-centric sitcom for a second season, Variety reports. The new episodes will begin airing in 2018. “Detroiters” is currently in the middle of its first season and follows two small-time ad men played by Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, both of whom hail from the area. (Richardson is from Detroit and Robinson is from Clarkston, an important geographical distinction the pair made sure to point out during a recent visit to “Late Night With Seth Meyers”). The show is heavy with local references, with plot lines revolving around Richard “Sexy Specs” Golden’s D.O.C. ad campaigns and spots for Dittrich Furs. Mort Crim is a frequent presence, and the shot-in-Detroit show has a ton of local scene-spotting. Since debuting on Comedy Central last month, “Detroiters” is averaging 381,000 viewers, decent for a basic cable show. Delayed and digital viewing audiences increase those viewership figures.
Detroit Zoological Society named a finalist
The Institute of Museum and Library Services named the Detroit Zoological Society one of 30 finalists for its 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The group is encouraging fans of the Detroit Zoo to share their zoo stories on the IMLS Facebook page at facebook.com/USIMLS. The National Medal winners will be announced this spring and honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Kim Kardashian ‘mentally prepped’ for rape
Reality star Kim Kardashian West said on her E! network show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” that she “mentally prepped” herself for sexual assault when she was held at gunpoint and robbed while staying in Paris last year. She says she wasn’t raped, but the robbers put a gun to her head and one of them duct-taped her mouth and grabbed her legs and pulled her toward him. “I thought, ‘Okay, this is the moment he’s going to rape me.’ I fully mentally prepped myself and he didn’t,” she said “He duct taped my legs together and then they had the gun up to me, I knew that was the moment they were totally going to shoot me in the head.” The assailants put Kardashian West in the bathtub before fleeing with several pieces of jewelry. Ten people were charged in connection with the October heist.
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