Grapevine: Kanye West returns to Chicago, moves Yeezy brand to Windy City

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Kanye West announced that one of his Yeezy sneakers will be released in mass quantities.

Kanye West returns to Chicago, stations Yeezy brand there

Kanye West announced this week that he’ll be moving back to Chicago and will move his clothing apparel and shoe company, Yeezy, there. This doesn’t mean that wife Kim Kardashian West and their three children are going with him to Chicago, TMZ reports. West will keep all of his Los Angeles-based properties. “I gotta let ya’ll know that I’m moving back to Chicago and I’m never leaving again,” West reportedly said at a Chicago event Monday. West made other shoe-related news this week by announcing his Yeezy sneaker, the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Triple White shoe, will be released in mass quantities, unlike most of his athletic footwear. A pre-sale starts Thursday at adidas.com/yeezy and the sneaker will officially drop at midnight (12 a.m. Friday). The shoes cost $220. 

Kristen Bell says she smokes weed while watching '60 Minutes'

During an interview this week on Marc Maron's podcast "WTF," actress Kristen Bell opened up about her casual marijuana use. "I like my vape pen quite a bit," she told Maron. "Weed rules. Weed is my drug of choice, for sure." Bell, a Huntington Woods native who has two kids with fellow Michigan native Dax Shepard, says she wouldn't imbibe around her children, though. "Once a week, if I'm just exhausted and we're about to sit down and watch '60 Minutes,' why not?" Bell said she's never done cocaine, but that Shepherd "wants to have an ecstasy party with all our friends." She did note that Shepherd, who is 14 years sober, wouldn't partake at the theoretical ecstasy party. 

Demi Lovato's mom speaks out about daughter's overdose

Months after pop star Demi Lovato suffered a drug overdose that had her hospitalized, her mother, Dianna De La Garza, broke her silence to Newsmax on Wednesday. Lovato is "doing really well," her mom said. "She's happy. She's healthy. She's working on her sobriety, and she's getting the help she needs." What more can concerned fans ask for? 

WDIV anchor Devin Scillian to host book reading at Nora boutique

Detroit television anchor, musician and children’s book author Devin Scillian will host a book reading at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nora, a housewares, décor and gift boutique at 4240 Cass in Detroit. The WDIV-TV news anchor will read two of his children’s books “Memories of a Goldfish” and “Memoirs of a Hamster.” Juice will be provided at the free event, and all ages are welcome. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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Sophia Loren, 84

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Michelle Visage, 50

John Bernthal, 42