Grapevine: SAG award nominations announced

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

2016 SAG Award nominations announced

A film about a blacklisted screenwriter from the 1940s is leading this year’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. “Trumbo” is up for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, Helen Mirren is up for best supporting actress and Bryan Cranston is up for outstanding performance by a male actor. Also nominated in the big cast award are “Beasts of No Nation,” “The Big Short,” “Spotlight” and “Straight Outta Compton.” Mirren also is up for best actress for her role in “Woman in Gold,” and she faces Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan and Sarah Silverman. Besides Cranston, the other best actor nods go to Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne, Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp. Variety reports that Michael Keaton (“Spotlight”), Will Smith (“Concussion”), “Empire” and “The Hateful Eight” were snubbed.

Habitat for Humanity dinner features Aaron Neville

A fundraiser for Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, Home for the Holidays event Friday night at the Mirage Banquet Center (16980 18 Mile, Clinton Township) features a performance by Grammy Award-winner Aaron Neville. Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin is the evening’s emcee. The party will start at 6 p.m., but VIP ticketholders can attend a reception with Neville and Fox 2 Detroit’s Roop Raj at 5 p.m. Tickets are $100, or $150 for VIP, and can be purchased at or by calling (586) 263-1540.

People mag names ‘most intriguing’

A less-serious version of Time’s People of the Year issue, People magazine has listed its 25 Most Intriguing People of 2015. Comedian Amy Schumer is the cover feature, and she told the magazine that hosting “Saturday Night Live” was the highlight of her year. “It was a dream come true.” Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Pope Francis, Adele, Prince George, Caitlyn Jenner, Bindi Irwin and Tracy Morgan also appear on the cover. The full list can be viewed in the magazine, which hits newsstands Friday.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are still not married

In promoting his new film “The Hateful 8,” Kurt Russell has again shot down rumors that he and partner of more than 30 years Goldie Hawn are married. “They trot that one out every four or five years, now that we’re four hundred years old,” says Russell of the rumors. Earlier this week Hawn tweeted support for the film: “I loved the movie #HatefulEight and kurt is still my heartthrob!” The film, Quentin Tarantino’s eighth, is out on Christmas and clocks in at three hours.

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■Melanie Griffith will receive $65,000 in monthly spousal support from her ex-husband, Antonia Banderas, People reports. The pair, married for 18 years, have finalized their divorce, which was announced in June 2014.

Thursday’s birthdays

Susan Dey, 63

Nia Peeples, 54

Bobby Flay, 51

Meg White, 41

Vidyut Jammwal, 35

Raven Symone, 30