Grapevine: WCSX to play Bob Seger songs for 24 hours

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Bob Seger performed "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You' before a sold-out Palace crowd in September.


WCSX to play Bob Seger songs for 24 hours

To raise awareness of a campaign to name a street in Ann Arbor after Bob Seger, 94.7 WCSX-FM will play 24 hours of the Michigan rocker’s music Saturday starting at midnight. The station’s “Big Jim’s House Morning Show” and WCSX-FM Program Director Jerry Tarrants bet each other that if the morning show could get 9,470 likes on the Facebook page “Make Bob Seger Boulevard” then the station would launch the 24-hour marathon. “I should have known that Bob Seger fans would rise to the occasion,” said Tarrants in a statement. “It will be fun. The incredible response will help to support our efforts in having naming a street sign after this rock legend. It is something that everyone in the Detroit area and around the world wants to see happen!” The proposed location of Bob Seger Boulevard is on the grounds of his alma mater Pioneer High School.  

Morgan Freeman: 'I did not assault women'

Actor Morgan Freeman issued a second statement responding to allegations of sexual harassment from eight women. "I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports," Freeman wrote Friday night. "All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor." Freeman is accused of sexual misconduct and unwanted touching. Freeman said he was clearly "not always coming across the way I intended." "And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally." The Academy Award-winning actor added that he did not create "unsafe work environments." "I did not assault women," he wrote. "I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false."

Also ...

Actor America Ferrera and her husband, Ryan Piers William, announced the birth of their first child Tuesday. The baby's name is Sebastian Piers Williams, and according to Ferrera's Instagram post, he'll be called "Baz" for short. 

Josh Brolin and his wife, Kathryn Boyd, are expecting their first child together, a girl. Brolin, who is starring in "Deadpool 2," has two adult children with ex-wife Alicia Adair

Caitlyn Jenner was invited to her son, Brody Jenner's, upcoming Bali wedding, but she won't be attending, Page Six reports. According to Jenner's rep, she has previously-scheduled work commitments. Brody is marrying blogger Kaitlynn Carter

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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