Grapevine: Caitlyn Jenner hits Sports Illustrated cover

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Caitlyn Jenner is featured on the Sports Illustrated cover

Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, sporting her gold medal from the 1976 Olympic games. The cover story comes with a 22-minute movie titled “Jenner: 40 Years After Gold.” In the story, Jenner calls the decathlon “the ultimate in what people think of as manhood.” “So, for me, it was a good place to hide,” she said. “I had a need to prove myself, that maybe that woman that’s living inside of me really isn’t living there.”

Chelsea Handler writes essay about her abortions

In an essay written for Playboy magazine’s “Freedom” issue, comedian and talk-show host Chelsea Handler opened up about the two abortions she had at age 16. While she admits to not “playing with a full deck of cards” at the time, she says “we all make mistakes all the time.” “I was going through a very bad stage in my life,” she wrote. “I hated my parents and I was having unprotected sex with my boyfriend, who was not someone I should’ve been having sex with in the first place, never mind unprotected sex.” She praised Planned Parenthood and the “Roe v. Wade” case, but added that she doesn’t believe abortion rights are in danger. “Once you go forward in history, you don’t go backward. That would be like the government saying, ‘Okay, we’re taking away your right to vote, too.’ ”

Wahlburgers in Greektown is hiring

Would you like to work for the Wahlberg brothers? Last weekend actor Mark Wahlberg announced his Greektown restaurant Walhburgers would open in four weeks. On Tuesday, the restaurant put out a call for employees on social media. “Join our family,” read a message posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page. “It’s more fun in our house!” An open house to search for potential staff members is planned for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6-7 at Wahlburgers, 569 Monroe, in Greektown. Interested employees are invited to bring their resume to the open house. Wahlburgers Detroit is hiring managers, experienced cooks, prep cooks, bartenders, servers, food runners, greeters and assembly and utility workers. The 4,200-square-foot restaurant will be the first of six Wahlburgers planned for southeast Michigan. These locations are part of a nationwide expansion for the brand, which struck deals with various franchise groups to expand to a total of 118 restaurants. The casual burger chain — which is also owned by the actor’s brothers, Paul and Donnie Wahlberg (also an actor) — is featured on an A&E reality show of the same name.

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Lisa Marie Presley has filed from divorce from her musician husband, Michael Lockwood, according to TMZ. They married in 2006. She’s asking for full custody of their twin girls, age 7. She’s not asking for child or spousal support.

Leah Remini is producing a series based on her time with the Scientology religion, according to reports. Remini, 46, was brought into the church when she was young and left at in 2013.

■A photo Vanessa Hudgens posted to her Instagram account this week is causing some backlash. It’s a snap of the actress/singer wearing a purple dream catcher in her hair. Some fans are calling her out for appropriating Native American culture. According to her Wikipedia page, Hudgens’ father is partially of Native American descent.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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