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Charlie LeDuff to host happy hour book signing

Award-winning Detroit-based journalist Charlie LeDuff is celebrating the release of his latest book, "Sh*t Show," Aug. 2 with a happy hour book signing at Thomas Magee's in Eastern Market. The book, which is subtitled is "The Country's Collapsing ... and the Ratings are Great," was released in May. The release party also includes a conversation with Mildred Gaddis for her show. The party starts at 6 p.m. at the sports bar and pub at 1408 E. Fisher Fwy. in Detroit. 

Detroit-set ‘Rick’ to play in Toronto

“White Boy Rick” is headed to Toronto. The film based on the story of Richard WersheJr., a Detroit drug dealer turned 14-year-old FBI informant, will screen as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, festival organizers announced Tuesday. Also screening as a part of this year’s TIFF are Bradley Cooper’s Lady Gaga-starring directorial debut, “A Star is Born”; “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”; the latest from “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”; and many more. TIFF runs Sept. 6-16. 

Kathy Griffin's feud with neighbor continues

Comedian Kathy Griffin and her boyfriend Randy Bick are being sued by their neighbor, KB Homes CEO Jeffrey Mezger. He's alleging that Griffin and Bick invaded his privacy by illegally recording him and his wife on audio and video from their backyard. According to reports Mezger is suing for $5,000 for each recording, plus damages. Last year, a recording of Mezger calling Griffin a homophobic slur and hurling profanities was posted online after Bick complained that Mezger's grandchildren were too noisy. The New York Post reported that the CEO got his bonus cut because of the recording. Shortly after both Mezger and Griffin filed restraining orders against one another. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens. Adam Graham contributed.

Wednesday's birthdays

Iman Abdulmajid, 63

Matt LeBlanc, 51

Sarah Geronimo, 30

 

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