Former metro Detroit chef
Takashi Yagihashi will appear at 10 tonight on Bravo! TV’s new “Top Chef Duels” program, facing off against New York chef and restaurateur
David Burke. They will compete for a chance to advance to a final round of competition and a $100,000 prize.
Yagihashi, who was opening chef at the former Tribute in Farmington Hills, now lives in Chicago, where he owns the fine-dining Takashi restaurant and the Slurping Turtle noodle bar. He opened a second Slurping Turtle earlier this year in Ann Arbor.
Bieber in trouble at home
Justin Bieber got arrested in Canada after crashing his ATV into a minivan driven by paparazzi — and he now faces charges of dangerous driving and assault.
Bieber was taken into custody Friday afternoon near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario. Police say there was a physical altercation between Bieber and a paparazzo in the minivan after they collided.
Police say Bieber was released and will have to appear in court later this month. But he could have a bigger problem on his hands. He’s on probation for two years after the egging case in Los Angeles. So it’s possible this arrest could get him hauled back to California.
Wigs 4 Kids holding a gala
Wigs 4 Kids will host its 11th annual fund-raising gala from 6-11 p.m. Sept. 18 at Barrister Gardens in St. Clair Shores. The gala features celebrity appearances by
Steve Wilkos, star of “The Steve Wilkos Show” and the Gold Family from American Jewelry & Loan’s hit TV series “Hardcore Pawn.” Attorney
Richard Bernstein will deliver a keynote speech, which includes dinner. The event also offers talent performances by Wigs 4 Kids recipients.
All proceeds from the gala go to Wigs 4 Kids to provide wigs and support services to Michigan children experiencing hair loss as a result of illness and treatment. Tickets are $100, $30 for children under 12. They are available at www.wigs4kids.org, at the Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center in St. Clair Shores or by calling 586-772-6656.
Armani designer, meet Crayola kids
Angelina Jolie and
Brad Pitt always said that they would get married when their children asked them to.
So it comes as no surprise that their six-strong brood played an integral part of their wedding day on Aug. 23 at their French estate Chateau Miraval.
Indeed, the bride took the unusual measure of letting her kids decorate her wedding dress, walking down the aisle in a simple white satin gown and long veil that featured colorful drawings all over them, as seen on the covers of this week’s People and HELLO! magazines.
The couple reportedly sold their photos to the magazines.
Rivers remains on life support
Joan Rivers’ family confirms that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor’s office.
Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support “at this time.” Rivers said the family is extremely grateful for the public support.
Joan Rivers was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator had maintained a busy career as host of “Fashion Police” on the E! network and costar of the WEtv reality show, “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?”
Taping for “Fashion Police” was scheduled to take place in New York this week in conjunction with Fashion Week.
Royal stork planning a flight?
Websites and tabloids have been abuzz with rumors that
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was pregnant with a second child. These rumors surfaced around the time of the July 22 birthday of young
Prince George . Further speculation implied that
Prince Williams’ wife had suffered a miscarriage of her second pregnancy only a few days before little George’s birthday party.
However, Air Herald reports, evidence seems to suggest that the rumors are nothing more than tabloid fodder. The popular duchess remains as active as ever and will be joining
Queen Elizabeth II on an upcoming trip to Malta this month. This will be her first trip abroad as Duchess of Cambridge without William by her side. Later, the couple will attend a private wedding in Italy and are planning a vacation in the Scottish Highlands as well.
This indicates that the Duchess is in excellent health.
On the other hand, she could be in excellent health and in the family way at the same time.
Survivor’s lead singer dies
Jimi Jamison, the Survivor frontman who sang “The Search Is Over” and “Is This Love,” has died of a heart attack at age 63.
The singer died Sunday night at his home in Memphis, Tenn., according to TMZ.
Jamison did not sing on Survivor’s biggest hit, 1982’s “Eye of the Tiger,” having joined the group in 1984. But his other hits with the band included “High on You,” “Burning Heart” and “The Moment of Truth” from the 1984 movie “The Karate Kid.”
■ Maroon 5’s 2015 world tour, beginning Feb. 16, will visit 27 U.S. cities between February and April before traveling to Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain. The band will play the Palace of Auburn Hills on March 18.
■ Country singer
Jason Aldean will release his sixth studio album, “Old Boots, New Dirt,” on Oct. 7. The two-time Academy of Country Music male vocalist of the year announced the album via BuzzFeed on Monday night.
Compiled from reports by Free Press staff writer Sylvia Rector and Free Press news services
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