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Grapevine: Rose McGowan speaks about Bourdain's death, said he reached out for help

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Rose McGowan said AnthonynBourdain reached out for help but "did not take the doctor's advice."

Rose McGowan speaks about Bourdain's death, said he reached out for help

In an open letter published this week, actress Rose McGowan spoke about Anthony Bourdain's suicide and his relationship with Asia Argento, who is McGowan's friend. “Dear Fellow Humans,” McGowan wrote. “Sitting across from me is the remarkable human and brave survivor, Asia Argento, who has been through more than most could stand, and yet stand she does. She stood up to her monster rapist and now she has to stand up to yet another monster, suicide. The suicide of her beloved lover and ally, Anthony Bourdain.” Argento and McGowan were two of dozens of women who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment. McGowan said the pair's relationship was nontraditional and wrote that she "heard from many that the past two years they were together were some of his happiest and that should give us all solace." McGowan also said Bourdain had reached out for help but "did not take the doctor's advice." Argento released a brief statement of her own on Twitter, calling Bourdain "my love, my rock, my protector," and asking for privacy for herself and his family. 

Nicki Minaj, Future bringing joint tour to Little Caesars Arena

Nicki Minaj and Future will bring their co-headlining "NICKIHNDRXX Tour" to Little Caesars Arena on Sept. 26, the two hip-hop megastars announced Monday. Tickets for the show, $56 and up, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster channels. A pre-sale for Citi card holders begins at noon on Tuesday. Nicki Minaj's fourth album, "Queen," is due out Aug. 10. Her last Metro Detroit concert appearance came in July 2015 when she performed at DTE Energy Music Theatre as part of her "Pinkprint" tour. Atlanta rapper Future produced the soundtrack to the new "Superfly" remake, which was released last week. He last appeared in Detroit as part of Drake's "Summer Sixteen" tour, which visited Joe Louis Arena in August 2016. 

Drake adds second Little Caesars Arena concert

Detroit is getting a double dose of Drake this summer. The Toronto rapper has added a second concert at Little Caesars Arena, promoters announced on Monday. In addition to his already announced Aug. 14 show, he also will play the downtown arena on Aug. 15. Tickets to the newly announced concert go on sale at noon Friday via Ticketmaster channels. American Express cardholders will get a first crack at tickets beginning at noon Tuesday. The Detroit show is one of 11 newly announced shows on Drake's summer outing, on which he'll be joined by Atlanta rap trio Migos.

Also ... 

Livonia orthodontist Dr. Nicole Teifer is celebrating her new office location by giving away a pair of second-row tickets to Taylor Swift's Aug. 28 concert at Ford Field. The tickets will be given away at a grand opening party 4-7 p.m. on June 20 at the 18444 Farmington Road in Livonia. Call (734) 454-9200 for more information. 

Opera singer Neal Boyd died Sunday at age 42, the Associated Press reports. Once a winner of the NBC show "America's Got Talent," the singer had several medical problems, including heart and kidney failure. Besides singing, Boyd also dabbled in Missouri politics. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens and Adam Graham

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