Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz
EVENT OF THE DAY: Grand Traverse Academy is having it's holiday concert in the gym at 6:30p
TCAPS votes to keep a controversial book in class, more from 7 and 4 news here...
Something was going on downtown TC last night. 9 and 10 have more, and hopefully an update soon here...
DEMI MOORE is single again. Her boyfriend, 26-year-old art dealer Vito Schnabel, has broken up with her . . . because he didn't enjoy the spotlight. A source says, quote, "Vito has worked very hard to be taken seriously in the art business, and doesn't want to be seen as somebody who dates celebrities."
The Australian DJs who pranked KATE MIDDLETON'S hospital . . . resulting in the suicide of the nurse who put the call through . . . have been let go. Southern Cross Austereo . . . the parent company of their station 2DayFM . . . announced that it has "terminated" the show, and suspended all prank calls on the station. The last people to complain would probably be the DJs themselves, Mel Greig and Michael Christian. Mel even said, quote, "I don't even want to think about going back on air, to be honest."
"Hobbit" star IAN MCKELLEN has revealed that he's been battling prostate cancer for six or seven years. He hasn't been treated for it yet, but he gets regular examinations and it hasn't spread. McKellen is 73.
A fourth man has come forward claiming he had sexual contact with former Elmo puppeteer KEVIN CLASH when he was underage. He says he had a relationship with Kevin in the mid-'90s, when he was 15 or 16, and Kevin was in his 30s.
When CHARLIE SHEEN gave LINDSAY LOHAN $100,000 to pay down some of her debt to the IRS, he didn't expect anything in return. Except maybe a "thank you". He says, quote, "[She's] a very good and decent young lady that is just going through a lot. I'm still waiting for a text to say 'thank you.' Anything, you know?"
BEYONCE just signed a $50 MILLION DEAL with Pepsi that basically makes HER a Pepsi product. She'll do a new commercial and make various promotional appearances. She's also doing the Super Bowl halftime show, which is sponsored by Pepsi. And Pepsi will be investing in several of her CREATIVE PROJECTS.
JUSTIN BIEBER has announced 31 new North American tour dates for next summer. Will be in Detroit 7/28
A seven-year-old in Tulsa, Oklahoma decided he had enough toys . . . that lots of kids don't have any . . . and that he'd donate all the presents from his eighth birthday to Toys For Tots. When his hometown found out, a local business owner decided to host a community birthday party for him, and over 100 people showed up on Sunday to donate more than 500 gifts.