Grapevine: Aguilera announces first tour in a decade

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Christina Aguilera announces tour

Pop star Christina Aguilera will hit the road for her first North American tour in more than 10 years this fall. Among the two dozen dates is an Oct. 13 concert at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, according to Live Nation. The tour is in support of her new album “Liberation,” out June 15. Tickets, $49.50-$199, go on sale to the general public May 18 at

Neil Young hits Fox Theatre

Neil Young also is headed to Detroit’s Fox Theatre. Young announced the July 3 show Wednesday via his Archives page. It’s part of a four-city, six-show acoustic tour he’s mounting in his “favorite cities,” he writes. “The Motor City, where I first recorded with the Mynah Birds on Motown in 1965, where I appeared in a Hootenanny at the Chessmate Club on Livernois and wrote songs in the White Castle across the street; where I played the Masonic Hall with CSNY’s first tour, and where I have so many great friends at Ford,” Young writes. “I’m still trying to get High-Resolution music into cars! Imagine that.” Tickets for the show, $49.50-$500, are now on sale through an Archives pre-sale, accessible if you sign up for access to the site with an email address and password. There is a four-ticket limit. A public on-sale has not been announced.

Jane Doe said she was sexually assaulted at Chris Brown’s house

Lawyer Gloria Allred says she has a client who was repeatedly sexually assaulted at the home of singer Chris Brown. Allred says her unnamed client was falsely imprisoned in a bedroom in Brown’s house and that she was repeatedly sexually assaulted. The time frame and other details are not known. TMZ reports that Allred is planning a news conference — without her client present — to share details.

Disgraced filmmaker Roman Polanski calls #MeToo ‘collective hysteria’

In an interview with the Polish edition of Newsweek, disgraced filmmaker Roman Polanski called the #MeToo movement “collective hysteria” and “total hypocrisy.” The interview was conducted before, but published after, Polanski was stripped of his nearly 50-year membership to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and fled the United States a year later. “Everyone is trying to sign up, chiefly out of fear,” he said, according to the Associated Press.

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■Tattoo artist and make-up producer Kat Von D is expecting her first child, a boy, with husband Leafar Seyer. The couple announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday. Seyer revealed on his Instagram that the baby’s name will be Laefar — his stage name — which is his given first name, Rafeal, spelled backward.

Tanya Thicke, widow of late actor Alan Thicke, says his sons Robin and Brennan are keeping her in the dark regarding his trust, which the sons are in charge of. TMZ reports that she’s filed legal documents that claim they’re ganging up on her and keeping her from inheritance.

Compiled by Melody Baetens and Adam Graham

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