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People: Van Dyke’s childhood home may be bulldozed

From Wire Reports

The childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke could be torn down after a central Illinois city condemned the dilapidated building.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the 89-year-old actor took to Twitter this week to call attention to the Danville home he and brother Jerry lived in during high school after relocating from Missouri. The star of “Mary Poppins” and television’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show” recalled the “happy memories drifting around in there” in a tweet to his 85,200 followers.

Van Dyke told the (Danville) Commercial-News he’d like to know if the home is fixable. “If it could be fixed maybe we could do something like take a collection up or something,” he said. “Danville is my home and I do still care.”

Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said the city didn’t know the Van Dyke connection when it condemned the house in December. The property’s last owner died in 2011. Eisenhauer expressed a willingness to donate the property as part of a prospective rehabilitation project, should the city eventually gain ownership.

Hubbard hitched in Sun Valley

Tyler Hubbard of the country duo Florida Georgia Line has tied the knot.

A representative for the band confirmed the Wednesday nuptials to Idaho native Hayley Stommel. The wedding was first reported by The Georgia-born singer and his wife, both 28, were married in an outdoor ceremony in Sun Valley that also included Hubbard’s bandmate, Brian Kelley, as the best man.

Florida Georgia Line broke into stardom with their multiplatinum hit “Cruise,” a remix with rapper Nelly. They are currently touring on their latest album, “Anything Goes,” and opening for country star Luke Bryan.

Apple Music show features Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music.

On Friday, the 50-year-old rap mogul announced a new radio show called “The Pharmacy.” The hourlong show, dedicated to West Coast music, will stream every other Saturday.

Apple Music made its debut this week. Apple’s new streaming service features live radio programming, including shows hosted by Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga.

The service is giving users a free trial for three months and will later cost $10 per month.

The birthday bunch

Actress Eva Marie Saint is 91. Actress Gina Lollobrigida is 88. Singer Bill Withers is 77. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ralph Johnson (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 64. Singer John Waite is 60. Actor-playwright-screenwriter Tracy Letts is 50. Actor Al Madrigal is 44. Actor-singer John Lloyd Young is 40. Malia Obama is 17.

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