Grapevine: Correspondents’ dinner brings stars to D.C.

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

White House Correspondents’ dinner brings stars

The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night was full of celebrities and jokes. Actress Helen Mirren arrived in a purple lace dress as a tribute to Prince. She had his symbol drawn on her chest, and said it was not a tattoo. “I’d love to say that Prince himself did it in 1988 or something, instead of me in the bathroom this morning,” she told the Washington Post. “Scandal” star and fashion icon Kerry Washington wasn’t trying to hide her baby bump on the red carpet. She and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting their second child, E! News reports. At an after party, two journalists got in to a scuffle. Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim was filming Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters on his cell phone, asking him to apologize for a past incident. Watters grabbed the phone and a melee broke out when Grim tried to get it back. Model Kendall Jenner, KimKardashian’s half sister, got to meet President Barack Obama, and she told People Magazine that he said, “Say hi to Kim and Kanye.” “I was like ‘OK,’ ” she said.

Lebron James to star in ‘Space Jam 2’

NBA star Lebron James is set to star in a sequel to basketball film “Space Jam.” Michael Jordan starred in the original 1996 live action and animated sports comedy, which also starred Bugs Bunny and other cartoons. This won’t be James’ first acting gig, he starred as himself in the Amy Schumer comedy “Train Wreck.” Variety reports that “Fast & Furious 6” director Justin Lin is in talks to direct.

Radiohead ‘disappears’ from the Internet

British rock group Radiohead has erased its internet presence, which is causing massive speculation among fans. The band’s Twitter and Facebook accounts were deleted, and is only a blank, white page. Fans in England have reported getting mail from the band that says “Burn the Witch,” which may allude to a new album. Radiohead has a history of doing things their own way. In 2007 their album “In Rainbows” didn’t have a price tag and fans were encouraged to pay what they wanted for downloads.

Michigan man to complete in ‘Jeopardy!’ tournament

Bill Knuth, a special education teacher at Secondary Learning Center in Mason, will compete this week on “JEOPARDY!” He’s in the Teachers Tournament, which puts him in the running to win $100,000. He is guaranteed to get at least a $2,500 educational grant, which he says he will use toward new tools for his classroom. “I wish to purchase technology for my classroom that will assist in teaching communication skills to my students with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” Knuth said in a press release issued by Sony. “I also would like to obtain some technology to assist my math program.” The Teachers Tournament runs this week and next. “JEOPARDY!” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. on WDIV-TV (Channel 4). Knuth is scheduled to appear on Friday’s episode.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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