Grapevine: Arnold taunts Trump in new video

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Schwarzenegger taunts Trump in new video

The latest in the ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and “The New Celebrity Apprentice” host Arnold Schwarzenegger is a video the latter posted to Twitter on Tuesday. The former California governor teases Trump for his low approval ratings and invites him to a Washington, D.C.-area middle school to check out its after-school programs. “Donald the ratings are in, and you got swamped,” said Schwarzenegger. “Now you’re in the 30s. What did you expect when you take away after-school programs for children and Meals on Wheels for the poor people? That’s not what you call ‘making American great again,’ come on.” The actor goes on to offer the president some advice and invites him to join him to visit Hart Middle School in Washington. “I’ll take you there so you can see the fantastic work they’re doing for these children. Let’s do it, huh?” Schwarzenegger founded a program for low-income students called After-School All-Stars, which helps students in 15 cities, including the ones at Hart Middle School.

Tim Allen asked to apologize for Germany remarks

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is asking for an apology from comedian Tim Allen for a comment he made on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week. The Birmingham native compared being a conservative in Hollywood to being in Nazi Germany. “If you don’t believe what everybody believes, this is like ’30s Germany,” he said. The Ann Frank Center’s executive director, Steven Goldstein, released a statement asking Allen to apologize. “No one in Hollywood today is subjecting you or anyone else to what the Nazis imposed on Jews in the 1930s,” he said in the statement. So far no word from Allen’s camp.

Jody Watley to headline Grand Prix on June 4

R&B and dance artist Jody Watley and her new group, Shalamar Reloaded, will perform June 4 during the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle Park. The Grammy Award-winner will sing her classic hits like “Looking for a New Love” and “Don’t You Want Me,” as well as new music from Shalamar Reloaded’s upcoming album “Bridges.” Watley, who won the 1987 Best New Artist Grammy, will perform at 1 p.m. Last month Grand Prix organizers announced country music duo Montgomery Gentry will play on June 3. The race events are June 2-4. Both acts will headline the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment stage, inside the Meijer Fan Zone at the Raceway. “We know that Jody Watley featuring Shalamar Reloaded will bring a fun, party vibe to the island on Sunday at the Grand Prix,” said Grand Prix chairman Bud Denker in a press release. “This concert will be a great way to celebrate the final day of the Grand Prix and get the crowd energized at the MotorCity Casino Hotel stage leading into the final race of an exciting weekend.” Grand Prix ticketholders will be able to attend the concerts at no addition cost. Single day tickets start at $40 and are on sale now at detroitgp.com.

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■Martha Stewart’s younger brother, George Christiansen, died suddenly last week of a suspected heart attack. Christiansen, one of six siblings, was a contractor and appeared on an episode of Stewart’s digital show, during which they made a pie from blueberries grown in his yard.

■WWE honcho Vince McMahon crashed his black Bentley on Tuesday, less than a mile from the WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. TMZ reports that while the car is banged up, it was a minor accident and no one was hurt.

Compiled by Melody Baetens


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