Grapevine: Tonya Harding on DWTS enrages Twitterverse

Michael H. Hodges
The Detroit News
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Tonya Harding on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Twitter erupted when Tonya Harding’s “DWTS” stint was announced.

On Friday, ABC announced the 10 former athletes who will compete on the Athletes edition of the reality dance competition series, premiering April 30. But when the Twittersphere learned that 47-year-old Tonya Harding, a one-time Olympian tied to the 1994 attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan, would appear on the show, it went nuts. “Instead of the show being called #DWTS, it should be called ‘Dancing with the Criminals,’” read one indignant tweet, according to Another wrote, “They choose Tonya Harding for the lineup. Who’s next? O.J? Lol.”

Shaq gets zinged at Wal-Mart

What retired basketball star doesn’t on occasion need to put $70,000 on his American Express card? Shaquille O’Neal, 46, said Thursday on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” that when he was traded to Phoenix in 2008, he tried to stock his empty apartment with one trip to Wal-Mart, only to have his credit card rejected twice. “At 2 or 3 in the morning, I got to go get four or five TVs,” O’Neal said, according to Page Six. “I’ve got to go get printers. I’ve got to go get laptops. I’ve got to go get appliances, sheets, towels, underwear, T-shirts. So at the end, it was $70,000.” When his card was declined, Shaq eventually gave up and went back another day.

Big Sean no-show

After announcing he was postponing his “Unfriendly Reminder” tour, Big Sean has officially canceled the run, which included a June 2 date at Little Caesars Arena. The 30-year-old Detroit rapper said in February that he was delaying the tour to stay focused in the studio, but on Friday 313Presents issued a media advisory announcing that the tour is officially canceled. Tickets purchased via phone or online will be automatically refunded, otherwise they should be returned to the point of purchase for a refund. “Stay tuned for more touring news later this summer,” the release stated.

‘Superman’ cast coming to Detroit

Margot Kidder, 69, and four other cast members from “Superman: The Movie” will swoop into Motor City Comic Con 2018 on May 18, 19 and 20 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 film. Also putting in an appearance will be Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent in the hit television series, “Smallville,” which went off the air in 2011.

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