Grapevine: Pearl Jam, Pac heading to Rock Hall
Also news on Guy Gordon and Fifth Harmony (separately, not together)
Pearl Jam, Pac enter Rock Hall
Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur don’t have too much in common, but they’re among this year’s inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The grunge rockers and the late rapper will be joined by Yes, Eletric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez, the Rock Hall announced Tuesday. Nile Rodgers will receive an Award for Musical Excellence, which isn’t quite an induction for his 11-time nominated group Chic. Detroit’s MC5 were among the nominees that didn’t make the cut this year, along with Janet Jackson, Bad Brains, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and Jane’s Addiciton. The Rock Hall induction ceremony takes place April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Gordon exits Local 4
WDIV-TV (Channel 4) reporter and former anchor Guy Gordon is leaving the station to host his own radio show on WJR-AM (760). Gordon’s last day will be Wednesday. “It is so hard,” Gordon said Tuesday of his departure. “You have no idea how much I love these people and love working with them everyday, and I would have stayed forever had this unexpected gift not fallen in my lap.” Gordon’s radio show will launch on Jan. 2 and will run weekdays from 3-5 p.m. “Whatever the big story of the day is, we’re going to take a big bite out of it,” says Gordon, 58, who spent 30 years in Detroit television, including more than a decade at Local 4.
Cabello’s split from Fifth Harmony expected
Camila Cabello’s exit from girl group Fifth Harmony had been a long time coming, a source tells People magazine. “They hadn’t gotten along,” an insider tells the mag. “Camila never made it a secret she planned to do her own thing eventually.” An industry source added, “I don’t think anyone is surprised from our side. Camila has been a pioneer and has really gone out there and had some great collaborations. We knew it was only a matter of time.” Another source says Cabello isn’t the only Fifth Harmony member pursuing a solo career, just the first. “They all have solo projects in the works,” the source says. “The girls will be making huge announcements for the group and their solo endeavors in January.”
Alec Baldwin opened up about his impression of President-elect Donald Trump in Tuesday’s New York Times. “I see a guy who seems to pause and dig for the more precise and better language he wants to use, and never finds it,” Baldwin told the paper, in an interview conducted over the weekend. “It’s the same dish — it’s a grilled-cheese sandwich rhetorically over and over again.” Baldwin also revealed how much he’s paid for each appearance as Trump: $1,400, according to the actor.
Stephanie Steinberg contributed to this report.
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