To promote her new memoir, Michelle Obama will tour the country in arenas typically reserved for rock stars, with ticket prices to match. The former first lady will tell stories from the memoir, Becoming, in 10 cities beginning on publication day, Nov. 13. The book, which details her rise from the south side of Chicago to the White House, “is the story of who I am, truly,” Obama said. “I’m proud of it—blemishes and all.” Her first stop is Chicago’s United Center, with a normal seating capacity of 23,500, and she’ll end the tour a month later at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which seats 19,000. Second shows have already been added in Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn to accommodate “overwhelming fan demand,” promoters said. Fifth-row seats in Brooklyn are going for $1,256, while nosebleed seats cost $30. Exclusive packages that include a meet and greet with the author range from $2,500 to $3,000. Organizers said 10 percent of tickets will be given away free to schools, charitable organizations, and community groups.
Stormy Daniels offers an X-rated portrait of Donald Trump in her new tell-all memoir, Full Disclosure. The adult-film performer describes her alleged 2006 one-night stand with Trump in explicit detail and says she kept the affair a secret for years, including from the man she married in 2010. Daniels also says that the night after she had sex with Trump, the two went to a nightclub, where he encouraged her to talk to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, then 23 and fresh off a Super Bowl win. At Trump’s urging, Roethlisberger walked Daniels to her hotel room, where he stood outside her door and pleaded to come in. “I was terrified,” Daniels writes.
Burglars in Los Angeles closely follow Dodgers games, as star outfielder Yasiel Puig has come to find out. His two houses have been burglarized four times since last year, and detectives believe the thieves are deliberately breaking in when they know the bling-loving Puig is at the ballpark. The first robbery occurred in March 2017, when thieves made off with at least $170,000 in jewelry. His house was broken into again last November, hours after the Dodgers lost the World Series. Two more attempted robberies took place during games last month. ■