Society Confidential: Mike Merrill coming to a TV near you

Chuck Bennett
Special to The Detroit News
Actor Mike Merrill appears in "The Bobby Brown Story."


Must-see TV: Mike Merrill coming soon to a screen near you

We bumped into actor Mike Merrill, who was in town visiting his family over the weekend. Mike, who is a native Detroiter living in Atlanta, talked about his latest project, a made-for-TV movie, "The Bobby Brown Story."  “I have an awesome role in this movie,” says Mike. “I can’t wait until it airs.” "The Bobby Brown Story," a spinoff biopic from "The New Edition Story," will air on BET in September. In the meantime, you can catch Mike on an episode of "ATL Homicide" in July and in his recurring role on "Side Chick," the web series.

Anabelle and Robert DiPilla celebrate at The Madison Building

Jet-setting dentist hosts rooftop party in Detroit

The very suave Robert DiPilla (he’s the dashing celebrity dentist with offices in Birmingham, New York, and Detroit), celebrated his Detroit presence recently with a festive bash atop the Madison Building in downtown Detroit. He and his wife, Anabelle, hosted 150 people, who enjoyed cocktails, lobster mac & cheese, Cuban sliders, and gourmet flatbreads and tacos while listening to the sounds of the Bluewater Kings. Guests relished in the amazing ambiance and views from the rooftop and all went home with burlap bags filled with nostalgic candy.



Chef Cedric Andrews and Regina Gaines from House of Pure Vin
 David Rudolph

Andrews joins 'The Last Sunday Supper' series June 24

The House of Pure Vin will host a four-course meal prepared by chef Cedric C. Andrews on June 24, as part of its “The Last Sunday Supper” series. “I’m so excited about this dinner,” says owner Regina Gaines. “Cedric is serving swordfish and baby mustard greens with almonds and honey. And, of course, each course will be paired with a beautiful array of wines.” Wines will curated by Master Sommelier Claudia Tyagi and Certified Sommelier Michael Calvert. The dinner is $45 during flash sales and regularly $65. It takes place from 5-8 p.m. at the House of Pure Vin in Detroit. Call (313) 638-2501.
Chuck Bennett is the creator of and hosts “Chuck’s World” from 4-5 p.m. Saturdays on 910AM Superstation.