Grapevine: New restraining order for Chris Brown

Michael H. Hodges
The Detroit News

New restraining order for Chris Brown

Fashion model Karrueche Tran wants to lengthen her restraining order against former boyfriend, R&B singer Chris Brown to three years, Page Six reports, and will file the necessary court papers Thursday. Tran, 28, got a restraining order last month, and unsuccessfully tried to serve Brown, 27, three different times. The order was prompted by Brown’s alleged threat to “take her out” and requires him to keep 100 yards away from Tran, her mother and brother. This is kind of old hat for Brown, who was sentenced to probation in 2009 for assaulting his former squeeze, Rihanna.

Stroke killed Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton, 61, who starred in “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” “Aliens” and “Twister,” died of a stroke 11 days after surgery for an aortic aneurysm, according to his death certificate. The report, obtained by TMZ and reported Monday by Page Six, shows that Paxton had valve-replacement surgery Feb. 14 after suffering an aortic aneurysm. The stroke hit on Feb. 25 while he was still at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

‘Margaritaville’ retirement homes

We are not making this up. “Margaritaville” crooner Jimmy Buffett, 70, has joined up with developer Minto Communities to launch a series of retirement developments geared to the get-wasted-and-party crowd, according to the website Latitude Margaritaville. Billboard reports eager Parrotheads will get their first crack at paradise where you can “grow older, but not up” next year in Daytona Beach, Florida. Homes reportedly will start in the low $200s; 55 and older only, please.

Jeff Foxworthy coming to DTE Energy Music Theatre

Country comics Jeff Foxworthy, 58, and Larry The Cable Guy, 54, will bring “Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Festival” to the DTE Music Theatre in Clarkston on Aug. 25. The comedy show will also feature music from Eddie Money, The Marshall Tucker Band and Foghat. Tickets, which range from $21 to $95.50 on Ticketmaster, go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. Call (866) 448-7849 or visit

Richard Simmons still under wraps

Flamboyant fitness guru Richard Simmons, 68, who vanished from sight in 2014, is actually being held hostage at his Beverly Hills home by his housekeeper, according to a friend and former masseuse. reports Mauro Oliveira, who worked for Simmons and became a friend — traveling with him to London, Paris, Venice and Oliveira’s hometown in Brazil — told the New York Daily News that housekeeper Teresa Reveles is the reason Simmons has not been seen in over 1,000 days. Oliveira just reiterated those claims in the new podcast, “Missing Richard Simmons,” created by friends trying to find the celebrity. Oliveira says in the podcast that he last saw Simmons at the latter’s home in May 2014, but was thrown out by Reveles. Oliveira hasn’t seen or spoken with Simmons since.


The Associated Press reports Robert Osborne, who displayed an encyclopedic knowledge and love of films and film history as the primary host of Turner Classic Movies, has died in New York, the network said Monday. He was 84. Osborne was a former longtime columnist for the Hollywood Reporter and the author of the official history of the Academy Awards.

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Today’s birthdays

Damian Chrobak, 16

Justin Kelly, 25

Bryan Cranston, 61