Society Confidential: Betsey Johnson feels the love at Macy's Somerset

Chuck Bennett
Special to The Detroit News
Bella Piatti manager, Kevin Mazziotta with fashion designer, Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson feels the love at Macy's Somerset

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson made an appearance at Macy’s inside Somerset Collection in Troy on Saturday, where more than 500 of her fans and customers came out to meet, greet and shop from her latest colorful collection. After the event, in search of really good Mediterranean fish, she was directed to Bella Piatti in Birmingham, where she happily dined alone and the restaurant’s manager, Kevin Mazziotta, personally attended to her every need.

Nicole New and Armond Harris for Bravo! Bravo.

Bravo! Bravo! returns to the Detroit Opera House

With an ambitious planning committee and seven dedicated co-chairs, Bravo! Bravo! (a fundraiser for the Detroit Opera House) returns to the DOH on June 1, bigger and better than ever. “We’re taking it to a new level this year,” says Frankie Piccirilli from the Michigan Opera Theatre. “Nicole New has lined up some amazing musical acts and we have involvement from some of Detroit’s best restaurants.” The group recently released a collection of dramatic promo photos staying with the black tie, theatrical story-telling theme of the event. Restaurants that will participate include Wolfgang Puck Steak, Cheli's Chili Bar, Small Plates, and the Melting Pot, and among the entertainers are Nick Speed and DJ Andres spinning J. Dilla, Nuclassica, Nicole New, Kisma Jordan, and DJ Godfather. General admission tickets are $160. Visit

L-r, Rapper 2 Chainz, J.J. Curis, Anthony Curis, KAWS at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

Catching the Cavs and Celtics

Spotted sitting in prime floor seats at the Cavs and Celtics game on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland were Library Street Collective owners J.J. and Anthony Curis, artist KAWS, and rapper 2 Chainz.

Chuck Bennett is the creator of and hosts “Chuck’s World” from 4-5 p.m. Saturdays on 910AM Superstation.