|Monday, 16 July 2012 12:51|
Just as French politician Marine Le Pen promised back when Madonna\'s world tour kicked off in June, the Michigan-born star is about to get sued.
The far-right-leaning National Front political party said Sunday that it plans to sue the "Material Girl" singer after she played a video that contained an image of Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead, the Associated Press reports. Madonna performed Saturday at the Stade de France in a Paris suburb.
The video has been shown at other concerts on the singer\'s tour, and the party had warned that it would take action if the video were shown in France.
National Front spokesman Alain Vizier said Sunday that the party would file a complaint in French court next week. In the video, shortly after Le Pen\'s face flashes up, Madonna\'s face appears wearing Hitler\'s mustache.
Le Pen, who inherited control of the party from her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, tried to shed the National Front\'s image as racist and anti-Semitic, especially during her recent failed bid for president, the AP reports.
Meanwhile, French anti-racism group SOS Racisme expressed its support for Madonna on Sunday, commending her for her "resolutely anti-racist and feminist discourse."
The pop queen is scheduled to bring her tour to Detroit\'s Joe Louis Arena on Nov. 8.
• Concert producers pulled the plug on Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney on Saturday night after the pair defied the sound curfew at London\'s Hyde Park, the Associated Press reports. Their microphones were silenced at the tail end of Springsteen\'s show, which had already exceeded the 10:30 p.m. curfew by 30 minutes.
A statement from concert organizer Live Nation said it was unfortunate that Springsteen\'s three-hour-plus performance was stopped "right at the very end," but it said that the curfew was laid down by authorities "in the interest of the public\'s health and safety."
• Rapper the Game began production on a new reality series earlier this month that will focus on the preparations and experiences of getting married to his fianceé Tiffany Cambridge, www.tmz.com reports. The rapper is teaming up with 51 Minds Entertainment, the production company behind other reality fare such as "Flavor of Love," Flavor Flav\'s VH1 series. No network or air date has been announced.
• MTV announced that it has renewed its original series "Teen Wolf" for a third season and will air 24 episodes, twice as many as the 12 episodes that made up the show\'s first and second seasons. Roseville\'s Crystal Reed stars in the supernatural series opposite Tyler Posey, the teen boy cursed after being bitten by a werewolf. A new episode airs tonight at 10 p.m. on MTV.
• Light Wire Theater, the theatrical troupe which had its initial production, "Darwin the Dinosaur," commissioned by Detroit\'s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in 2007, is scheduled to compete on Tuesday\'s edition of NBC\'s "America\'s Got Talent." It\'s scheduled to air at 8 p.m. on WDIV-TV (Channel 4).
• Krysten Ritter, the former "Breaking Bad" actress who stars in ABC\'s "Don\'t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," is scheduled to appear at Detroit\'s Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., on Tuesday.
Ritter is teaming up with Carpenter bedding products and www.SleepBetter.org for the inaugural Great American Pillow Toss, a fluffy and fun promotion for the company aimed at raising awareness on the importance of sleep. Hundreds of old pillows will be exchanged for new pillows throughout the 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. event.
Weekend box office
1. " Ice Age: Continental Drift," $46 million.
2. " The Amazing Spider-Man," $35 million.
3. " Ted," $22.1 million.
4. " Brave," $10.7 million.
5. " Magic Mike," $9 million.
6. " Savages," $8.7 million.
7. " Madea\'s Witness Protection," $5.6 million.
8. " Katy Perry: Part of Me," $3.7 million.
9. " Moonrise Kingdom," $3.7 million.
10. " Madagascar 3: Europe\'s Most Wanted," $3.5 million.
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Don Brinkley, a Michigan native and supermodel Christie Brinkley\'s stepfather, died Saturday in New York at age 91, the Associated Press reports. Don Brinkley, a TV writer and producer, was honored in 1988 by the Museum of Broadcasting in New York. He also was a journalist with CBS Radio News.
2. Actress Celeste Holm dies
Veteran actress Celeste Holm, who shot to fame in Broadway\'s "Oklahoma!" and won an Academy Award for her role in 1947\'s "Gentleman\'s Agreement," died Sunday at age 95, the Associated Press reports. Holm had been hospitalized for about two weeks with dehydration.
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Dearborn native Dan Gheesling, left, who won the $500,000 grand prize during the 10th season of "Big Brother," is back on the CBS reality series. During this summer\'s 14th season, Gheesling will serve as a mentor. "Big Brother" airs Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and Thursdays at 9 p.m.
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