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Grapevine: ‘Top Chef’ contestant pops in for brunch

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

‘Top Chef’ contestant takes over Mable Gray kitchen

Chef Rebecca LaMalfa will visit her “Top Chef” season 12 castmate James Rigato at his Hazel Park restaurant next month for a kitchen takeover. She’ll serve an a la carte brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4. Some menu items included smoked salmon avocado toast ($15), quiche with coffee bacon, sharp cheddar and roasted poblano peppers ($12) and a Michigan cherry sour cream buttermilk doughnut ($4). Reservations are highly recommended by calling (248) 398-4300 or visiting

Judge in Minn. grants Prince’s six siblings his estate

The six brothers and sisters of late music icon Prince will inherit his estate, according to a Minnesota judge. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide ruled Friday that since Prince had no will, his estate, worth around $200 million, should go to his sister, Tyka Nelson and his five half-siblings. Others have filed claims of heirship that were rejected and they appealed. According to the Associated Press, Eide did say that if appellate courts send other cases back to him, he’ll fully consider them. Prince died of an accidental drug overdose on April 21, 2016 at age 57.

Third Man to release children’s book

Rather than a rock star’s memoir, or a guide to upholstery, his former profession, Jack White’s first book will be a children’s tale. The literary arm of White’s Third Man Records, Third Man Books, announced the release of a children’s picture book, “We’re Going to Be Friends” Friday. It’s based on the White Stripes song of the same name from the platinum-certified breakthrough album “White Blood Cells,” and is illustrated by Elinor Blake. Blake is also known as musician April March, and was previously principal animator for the “Ren and Stimpy” show. “We’re Going to be Friends” is a simple song featuring just White on guitar and vocals. White sings about kids returning to school in the fall with lyrics like “Playtime we will throw the ball / Back to class, through the hall / Teacher marks our height against the wall.” The book’s release date is Nov. 7, and can be pre-ordered now at “We’re Going to be Friends” will come with a digital download of the original song and a new version recorded by April March and the Woodstation Elementary School Singers from Rock Spring, Georgia.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Saturday’s birthdays

Cher, 71

Tony Goldwyn, 57

Ted Allen, 52

Timothy Olyphant, 49

Busta Rhymes, 45

Sierra Boggess, 35