Grapevine: Celebrity news
'Real Housewives' Kenya Moore wins money for DPS
Detroit native Kenya Moore, best known for appearing on the reality drama "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," won the first of two challenges on "Celebrity Apprentice" on Monday night. Moore is playing for Detroit Public Schools, and because she was project manager on the first task and her team won, she earned a $40,000 donation. "Celebrity Apprentice" airs 8 p.m. Mondays on NBC.
Justin Bieber to be roasted on Comedy Central
Fire up the coals! Justin Bieber will be the butt of the joke on his own terms in March when he'll get his own Comedy Central roast. TMZ says it's all the tattooed pop star's idea and that he approached the network with it as a way to celebrate his 21st birthday. The lineup of roasting comedians is to be announced.
Steve Martin and Martin Short, KKOTB, more coming
Steve Martin and Martin Short will have "A Very Stupid Conversation ... With Music" at Detroit's Fox Theatre on April 24, venue officials announced Tuesday. Tickets for the show, which will also feature a performance by Martin's Steep Canyon Rangers, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets are $49-$149. The two comic legends — and two-thirds of the "Three Amigos" — performed a series of "Very Stupid Conversation" performances in 2014. The Fox date is, so far, the only current date announced for the performers. Martin performed at the Sound Board at MotorCity Casino in June 2014. Short released his memoir "I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend" in November. Other big concerts announced this week are New Kids on the Block with TLC and Nelly at The Palace of Auburn Hills May 29. Tickets, $29.50-$92.50, go on sale 10 a.m. Jan. 31. Motley Crue's "final tour" loops back to town for a third time on Aug. 9 at The Palace. Ticket details are TBA, but Alice Cooper is confirmed as the opener. Finally, "Weird Al" Yankovic will play Caesars Windsor June 26. Tickets start at $25 Canadian and go on sale 10 a.m. Jan. 30.
■Detroit native J.K. Simmons, the Oscar-nominated star of "Whiplash," will host "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 31. D'Angelo and his band, the Vanguard, are the musical guests.
■Barbra Streisand's latest album, "Partners," has been certified platinum. The singer has more platinum album certifications than any other female recording artist, with a total of 31. Reba McEntire comes in second with 19.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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