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Grapevine: ‘Broken’ Ariana Grande at home after tragedy

Michael H. Hodges
The Detroit News
  • Blondie cancels London performance after Manchester tragedy
  • Orlando Bloom apologizes to fired waitress
  • Filmmaker Zack Snyder puts ‘Justice League’ on ice after daughter’s suicide

Boyfriend, family greet ‘broken’ Ariana Grande

A “devastated” Ariana Grande was photographed Tuesday at the Boca Raton, Florida, airport, after rushing home following Monday night’s bombing that killed 22 at her concert at Manchester Arena in England. At the airport, the singer was greeted by boyfriend Mac Miller and family. “She can’t believe this happened,” an unidentified friend told People.com. “She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now.” Early Tuesday morning the performer tweeted, “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”

Blondie cancels London performance

Some musical artists have canceled upcoming gigs in Great Britain in the wake of the bombing at Manchester Arena, reports London’s Telegraph newspaper, including Blondie, the American band headlined by 71-year-old Debbie Harry. “Out of respect for the victims of the terrible attack at the Manchester Arena last night,” read the band’s Facebook page, “we will not go ahead with the performance scheduled for this evening at the Round Chapel in Hackney, London.” The band promised to reschedule.

Orlando Bloom apologizes to fired waitress

Sleeping with stars can be dangerous. Just ask one former employee at a fancy-pants London hotel. Bartender and aspiring actress Viviana Ross, 21, hit it off with Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom, 40, while pouring drinks April 28 at the swank Chiltern Firehouse bar and hotel. Page Six reports she spent the night with “Lord of the Rings” actor in his five-star suite. Alas, an hour of bliss cost Ross her job — for fraternizing with clients. Ever the gentleman, Page Six reports, Bloom wangled Ross’ cellphone out of Chiltern officials and called recently to apologize and make sure she’s OK.

Zack Snyder puts ‘Justice League’ on ice

After the March suicide of his daughter, Autumn, 20, filmmaker Zack Snyder has stepped away from the much-ballyhooed Warner Bros./DC Comics project, “Justice League.” The 51-year-old known for superhero and sci-fi films told the Hollywood Reporter he initially thought going back to work would be good for him. “The demands of this job are pretty intense,” he said. “In the last two months I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me,” he said. “They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.” Warner Bros. reportedly supports his decision.

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