Love Rocks NYC benefit to help meet rising demand for meals
The War and Treaty’s Michael Trotter never really considered missing the chance to perform at the Love Rocks NYC 2023 benefit for God’s Love We Deliver on Thursday, even though he was knocked unconscious and broke his leg in a fall onstage in Nashville last week.
Locking up deodorant, laundry detergent: Retailers try to curb theft
In the past six months or so, CVS, Target and other retailers where Holohan shops have been locking up more everyday items like deodorant and laundry detergent as a way to reduce theft. Walmart said that its position of not locking up beauty products for women of color remains the same. Target confirmed it was locking up more products but instead of targeting certain items, it locks up entire categories. It’s unclear how much money retailers are losing due to organized retail crime -- or if the problem has substantially increased. The greatest portion of shrink — 37% — came from external theft, including products taken during organized shoplifting incidents, the trade group said.mlive.com
What’s Rusty Griswold up to? We caught up with the actor in Michigan this weekend
ROMULUS, MI - He traveled the globe with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo in the 1985 hit comedy, “National Lampoon’s European Vacation.” We caught up with Jason Lively, the actor who played the second Rusty Griswold in the movie franchise. The event features a film festival, artists and vendors and celebrity guests and panels. “Who wouldn’t want to kill zombies,” Lively told us with a grin on his face. They’re great props, great effects. Old school.”Lively says he loved making “European Vacation.” He just doesn’t have any trinkets from the set.mlive.com
Clark Griswold himself coming to Michigan for ‘Christmas Vacation’ screening
DETROIT - You could watch one of the most popular holiday movies in cinematic history with Clark Griswold himself. Chevy Chase will be spending part of his Christmas vacation in Michigan. The actor will be at a screening of the 1989 holiday comedy film on Thursday, December 9 at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit at 6 p.m. They include one of the best seats in the house as well as a photo-op with Chase, COVID pending. Released in 1989, “Christmas Vacation” also stars Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Doris Roberts and Randy Quaid.mlive.com
Chevy Chase recreates 'Christmas Vacation' scene in new Ford Mustang Mach-E ad
Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo reprise their National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold for a new ad for the Ford Mustang Mach-E.Comedian Chevy Chase is reprising his role as Clark Griswold from the film "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" in a new holiday ad for the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover. But instead of the family gazing at the flamboyant decorations, they are attracted to a Mustang Mach-E in the driveway. Ford published the ad on YouTube ahead of its scheduled broadcast debut Tuesday during an encore broadcast of Saturday Night Live's Christmas special at 9 p.m. on NBC. The Mustang Mach-E, which is arriving in U.S. dealerships, is an important product for Ford. The Chase-Mach-E ad comes nearly a year after a well-received Super Bowl ad for Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand that featured actor Bill Murray reprising his role in the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day."cnbc.com
Remember Ruby Sue from ‘Christmas Vacation’? Well, she now lives in Metro Detroit
DETROIT – You may remember Ellen Latzen from her childhood acting roles in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” as Ruby Sue or even for her role in “Fatal Attraction.”Well, these days, Latzen, now 40, is enjoying life right here in Metro Detroit. Latzen is not from the area, but recently moved to Michigan for work and her relationship. But possibly her most memorable role was as Randy Quaid's daughter "Ruby Sue" in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Considered one of the greatest Christmas movies of all-time, this film still captures the hearts and funny bones of millions around the globe. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts, and eventually started working.
Wimbledon champ, Tennis Hall of Famer Alex Olmedo dead at 84
Olmedo, who won the Wimbledon and Australian Championships singles titles in 1959 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, has died. Citing Olmedos son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Alejandro Alex Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager. Citing Olmedo’s son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday. Alejandro “Alex” Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager.
Both businesses and customers conflicted as DC reopens
Non-essential businesses, shuttered since late March, will be able to start offering curbside pickup. All across the capital and the four neighboring Virginia counties that are reopening on the same schedule business owners and their customers are deciding whether they're really ready. James Waterhouse runs Garden District, an outdoor beer garden in the heart of a lively stretch of bars and clubs. Customers are going to have to make their own set of decisions about their comfort level. But first there are internal safety modifications to deal with, amid obstacles that include unexpected shortages of suddenly precious resources.