Grapevine: ‘Cosby Show’ returns to TV on Bounce network

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

‘Cosby Show’ returns to Bounce network

In spite of the dozens of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, many people still want to see reruns of the day-to-day life of the Huxtable family. The Bounce network announced on Twitter that, because of “popular demand,” it would bring back reruns of “The Cosby Show” on Dec. 19. “You asked, and we heard you loud and clear,” the tweet said. Cosby was charged with three separate counts of sexual assault and is currently awaiting trial in Pennsylvania. Each count carries a minimum sentence of 10 years.

Lennon’s angry letter to the McCartneys up for auction

An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and LindaMcCartney written in the early 1970s is up for auction and is expected to fetch $20,000. The typed and hand-annotated letter is unsigned and appears to be a response to something Linda wrote. “I was reading your letter and wondering what middle aged cranky Beatle fan wrote it,” Lennon’s letter begins. Lennon also says he’s not ashamed of the Beatles and in parentheses notes “I did start it all.” Lennon says in the letter that he and Yoko Ono “rose above it” and forgave the McCartneys for their friends giving he and Ono a hard time, and that they should do the same. The bidding is taking place online at rrauction.com.

Chene Park offers jazz series deal on Black Friday

Tickets for Chene Park’s 2017 Wednesday Jazzy Night Series will go on sale in time for holiday shopping. Get the jazz-lover in your life a season ticket in the seat of their choice for $268. The series kicks off June 7 and includes Jon Luc Ponty, Maysa, Alex Bugnon, Damien Escobar, Najee and more.

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■Hip-hop artist Lil Boosie will return to a handful of Detroit-area party stores this week to sign bottles of his signature beverage, Boosie Juice, an all-natural flavored vodka. He’ll be at Martell Liquor in Detroit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Vaughan Liquor in Detroit at 2 p.m. Wednesday and Super J Liquor in Romulus at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

■Rick Springfield and Richard Marx will perform an acoustic show Feb. 16 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets, $25-$99.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Olympia Entertainment and Ticketmaster. Call (313) 471-6611.

■“Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold” has canceled its Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 performances at the City Theatre in Detroit. Refunds are available the point of purchase. The show will still run Dec. 29 and 30.

Compiled by Melody Baetens


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