Grapevine: Vergara and Manganiello hitched

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello got married

The unofficial “hottest celebrity couple ever,” Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello got married Sunday at Brakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida, People reports. Celebrity guests in attendance include Vergara’s “Modern Family” co-stars and Channing Tatum, who starred in “Magic Mike” with Manganiello. Vergara’s 23-year-old son, Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara walked her down the aisle.

‘Empire’ contest is stacked with locals

Fox’s “Empire” drama is holding a contest for one talented singer to win a walk-on role on the show. Of nearly 6,000 entries, the network has narrowed the field to a Top 10, and three of the semi-finalists are from Metro Detroit. Visit to view videos by singers Revon Yousif, Carmen J and the vocal group DMK. The winner will be notified next month and will be revealed publicly on an episode of the show next year.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaves ‘Fox & Friends’

Fox announced Monday that Elisabeth Hasselbeck will leave her role as co-host of the morning program “Fox & Friends.” According to the network, Hasselbeck is leaving television to spend more time raising her three children. Hasselbeck, who started her TV career as a contestant on “Survivor” in 2001, joined Fox News in 2013 after many years on the panel of ABC’s “The View.”

RZA says a female president is “probably past overdue”

Wu-Tang founder RZA spoke to Rolling Stone about American politics recently, saying that he’s “on board” with a female president. “Seeing Barack Obama become president echoes the struggle for blacks to get out of slavery and then to see that somebody, 100-plus years later, can grow to be in that position. But even after slavery was abolished, women’s rights were still not and they still had to fight for the right to vote.” RZA didn’t endorse Hillary Clinton or any candidate in particular, but he said he would not support any of the Republican candidates. “No disrespect, but it’s like hiring a midget to play for the Lakers.”

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■Rihanna brings her Anti World Tour to The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 24. Tickets, $30.50-$151, go on sale Dec. 3. Travis Scott opens for her in North America, and Detroit’s Big Sean will support on the European dates.

Adele’s new album “25” has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the United States in three days since its release Friday. Nielsen Music told the Associated Press on Monday that she will almost certainly break the one-week record for album sales set by ‘NSYNC in 2000 with 2.4 million for “No Strings Attached.”

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Tuesday’s birthdays

Billy Connolly, 73

Stephen Merchant, 41

Colin Hanks, 38

Katherine Heigl, 37