Grapevine: Chuck Gaidica to return to Local 4

Paul McCartney will make his Joe Louis Arena debut

Hitmaker Sir Paul McCartney has performed in the city many times — the last was July 2011 at Comerica Park — he’s never performed in Joe Louis Arena. The former Beatle’s Out There tour will land there Oct. 21, and tickets — $29.50-$253 — go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. Purchase them through,, or at the Joe Louis or Fox Theatre box offices. Order by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Gaidica returns to WDIV-TV as host of ‘Live in the D’

Long time Detroit newsman Chuck Gaidica will return to the air as co-host of WDIV-TV’s morning show “Live in the D.” He’ll host the entertainment and lifestyle show with Tati Amare from New York City starting Sept. 28. They will replace current “Live in the D” hosts Guy Gordon and Karen Drew, who will both continue to work for Local 4’s news team.

Alison Brie and Dave Franco engaged

“Mad Men” and “Community” star Alison Brie is engaged to actor Dave Franco. They have been reportedly dating since January 2012. Dave, who starred in the 2014 Seth Rogan film “Neighbors,” is the younger brother of actor James Franco.

New film looking for paid extras this weekend

“Looking for Alaska” is a new film based on a novel by John Green. The movie is being shot locally and filmmakers are looking for young people of all ethnicities to hire as nonspeaking extras. Men and women ages 18-22 who can pass for high school students (that means no beards) can apply 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday or 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Costick Activity Center, 28600 11 Mile in Farmington Hills. Those who wish to be considered as an extra during a basketball scene should be dressed to play and ready to show off skills. Owners of cars from the late 1980s to early 1990s who are interested in renting it for the film can bring photos of the vehicle with their name and contact info attached. Autos should be in good condition, registered and insured. Visit for information.

Erebus haunted house is casting, too

The record-breaking Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac is holding auditions for this year’s cast of scary characters. Applicants must be at least 18 with reliable transportation and must be able to stand for long periods of time. It’s encouraged, but not required, that hopefuls dress up in their scariest attire. Auditions are noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Call (248) 332-7884 or visit for information.

Diplo tweets about Detroit casting

Yet another call for local talent, electronic music artist Diplo tweeted Monday that he is seeking “young couples in Detroit for Jack Ü video next week.” Jack Ü is his DJ duo with Skrillex. The call is for couples of all sorts (“gay/straight/trans/whatever”) to email for info.

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■Tickets are on sale now for TEDxDetroit on Oct. 8 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets for the celebration of innovation (TEDx stands for technology, entertainment and design) are $85. Visit

Wednesday’s birthdays

Shirley Manson, 49

Melissa McCarthy, 45

Macaulay Culkin, 35

Chris Pine, 35

John Mulaney, 33