Second Whitmer kidnap plotter sentenced to prison

Grapevine: Paul Sorvino threatens Harvey Weinstein

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Actor Paul Sorvino threatens the life of Harvey Weinstein

“Goodfellas” actor Paul Sorvino told TMZ in a video interview that he wants to kill Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing many women. “He ought to hope he goes to jail, because if we come across (each other), I think he’ll be lying on the floor, somehow, magically,” said Sorvino, 78. “He’s going to go to jail. Good for him if he goes, because if not, he has to meet me, and I will kill the (expletive).” Sorvino’s daughter is Mira Sorvino, who revealed that she was blacklisted after she rejected Weinstein’s unwanted sexual advances in the 1990s.

Eminem will play N.Y.’s Govenors Ball and Coachella

Eminem will headline New York’s Governor’s Ball festival, June 1-3, organizers announced Wednesday. The announcement comes one day after Em was announced as one of the headliners of this year’s Coachella fest, unfolding April 13-15 and April 20-22 in Indio, California. Governor’s Ball — which will also feature a headlining set by native Detroit rocker Jack White, who returns to the fest after headlining in 2014 — and Coachella are two of the major players on the American summer music festival landscape. Heavy hitters such as Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival, Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo fest, Austin’s Austin City Limits and New York’s Panorama have yet to announce their performance lineups. The Gov’s Ball and Coachella performances are firsts for Eminem, though he appeared at the latter in 2012, popping in during the headlining set by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Em has previously performed at Lollapalooza (in 2011 and 2014) and Bonnaroo (in 2011). The performances are Eminem’s first American concert billings since his 2014 Monster Tour with Rihanna.

Detroit was a top-three city for Facebook Live celebrations

More than 10 million people rang in the New Year on Facebook Live, the social media giant reports. This topped last year’s record-breaking number by 47 percent. Detroit was one of the top three cities where people went live, behind Orlando and Las Vegas.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Adam Graham contributed

Thursday’s birthdays

Tina Knowles, 64

Michael Stipe, 58

Dave Foley, 55