Grapevine: Trump to One Direction: Get out!

Michael H. Hodges
The Detroit News
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Trump evicted One Direction from hotel

British teen favorites One Direction once got the pre-presidential boot from Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York by the big guy himself, according to a report in Page Six. Liam Payne, 23, told Rollacoaster that Donald Trump, on an unidentified date before his election, chucked the band out in the middle of the night. “He phoned up our manager and we were asleep,” Payne said. “He said, ‘Well, wake them up’ ” The issue, never clearly explained, had something to do with meeting either Ivanka or Tiffany Trump. Adding insult to injury, the future president allegedly wouldn’t let the band make a private exit from the hotel’s underground garage, instead forcing them to walk out onto the street. “Obviously in New York we can’t really go outside,” Payne said. “New York is ruthless for us.”

Verlander bathing beauty?

Kate Upton, who’s on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, would like to see her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitching great Justin Verlander, 34, in a skimpy Speedo on the magazine’s cover someday. “I would love that! I would love that!” the 24-year-old supermodel and actress said, according to Page Six. This all got started when Verlander recently took to Instagram to remind Upton, who first landed the SI cover in 2012, that he made it there way back in 2006. Upton promptly shot back, “Where’s your bikini?”

Seyfried & Sadoski hitched

Lovebirds Amanda Seyfried, 31, and Thomas Sadoski, 40, tied the knot last weekend in a super-secret ceremony, the “Life in Pieces” star announced Thursday on the “Late, Late Show with James Corden.” People reported Sadoski, 40, told the audience, “We eloped. We just took off into the country with an officiant and, just the two of us, and we did our thing.” The two are expecting their first child sometime this summer.

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■Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, recording artist, and reality TV star Jermaine Dupri announced his “SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour” at the Fox Theatre on May 26. Tickets, $29.50-$55, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Also, celebrated tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 3. The 58-year-old Italian, blind since childhood, will do a seven-city U.S. tour with soprano Luisa Martinez and Broadway sensation Heather Headley. Tickets, which range from $80-$360, go on sale at 10 a.m. March 27.

■Police reported Friday that Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange, 49, was busted by for cocaine and heroin possession, not far from his Hoboken, New Jersey, home. Lange, who’s had a history of drug abuse, was arrested by Hoboken Police on Sunday in his building’s parking garage.

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