Grapevine: Bobbi Kristina’s funeral set for Saturday
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral set for Saturday
The Fulton County Medical Examiner released Bobbi Kristina Brown’s body at noon Tuesday, following Monday’s autopsy. Brown died Sunday in hospice, six months after being found unresponsive in the bathtub at her suburban Atlanta townhome. Brown was 22. Preliminary autopsy results reportedly showed no signs of foul play. According to TMZ, her body is at a funeral home, awaiting services Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Brown, whose father is singer Bobby Brown, will be buried next to her mother, Whitney Houston, in New Jersey’s Fairview Cemetery.
Michael Moore’s new film to debut in Toronto
Take cover, Toronto International Film Festival — the Michigan satirist and scourge of the mighty, Michael Moore, is planning to “Invade” the September event. The 61-year-old filmmaker announced Tuesday that his latest movie “Who Do We Invade Next?” will premier at the Toronto film fest. This was the first anyone’s heard of “Invade,” Moore’s first production since 2009’s “Capitalism: A Love Story.” America’s “infinite war” and the nation’s “constant need to always have an enemy,” Moore said, provide “necessary satire” for the film. He added, “That’s where the comedy comes from.”
Jackson family flocks to Brazil
Ten members of the Jackson clan are reportedly planning to fly to Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to Page Six, where family patriarch Joe Jackson suffered a stroke Sunday. No word yet on who in the family is going. The 87-year-old Jackson is reportedly in stable condition at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital, according to one of his hosts. TMZ reported Monday that the stroke caused temporary blindness and was followed by three heart attacks. Jackson was in the Brazilian commercial capital for his birthday.
A big shakeup at Detroit’s WDVD-FM (96.3), where the station’s “Blaine & Allyson” morning show is getting a forced makeover. Blaine Fowler will stay on, but Allyson Martinek got the ax. Producers Matt Laurinec and Joe Santos will remain, and a fourth talent will be hired to complete the team, according to an internal memo issued by station-owner Cumulus Media. The move comes after the “Blaine & Allyson” show ranked No. 3 among morning shows in the June Nielsen ratings for adults 25-54. The show’s website and social media sites had been scrubbed as of Tuesday morning.
Give the kid a hand
The recipient of the world’s first double hand transplant, Zion Harvey, has a simple ambition: He wants to swing on monkey bars someday. And what 8-year-old would disagree? Harvey lost both hands at 2, following a toxic infection that led to amputation, and suffered multi-organ failure. But you wouldn’t know that now from his happy smile. Harvey, who’s from Baltimore, will stay in the rehab center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to People.com, for several more weeks. There he’ll go through a regimen of hand therapy, doubtless working his way up to those monkey bars.
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