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November 01, 2002 - Image 102

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-11-01

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A ts Entertainment

The Best Of Everything


Celebritl, Showroom

Sunday, Nov. 3
Supreme Illusionist!

Comedy, exotic animals,
hnics & music

Weighty Matters

Former Detroiter is nearly half the man he was.

What did Lou eat? ... A lit-
chicken soup and four
ounces of chopped liver.
for losing weight?
The "Round Mound" isn't
... Ex-localite Lou
so round anymore.
Michaels (Lou Feldman), the
"Round Mound of Sports
scene's highly popular per-
Sound" sportscaster in
sonalities, celebrity photo-
Minnesota, was in town
journalist Linda Solomon,
recently wearing size 44 pants
better known as "photogra-
... instead of the whopping
pher of the stars" ... both in
size 70 he wore last year.
Local Columnist Hollywood and public life ...
Wife Mary lost 25 pounds
will receive another well-
and daughter Holly is minus 50.
deserved honor.
Of course, you may not want to do
This time she is one of 10 gals
what they did ... Lou had the stomach
will receive a Distinguished
staple procedure ... Mary and Holly
Women Award ... given nationally
went through the gastric bypass one
for the past 33 years by Northwood
gets from eating too much candy.
University ... Friday, Nov. 15, at the
But taking off weight is nothing
Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Fla.
new for Lou ... Back in 1996, he was
Linda's acclaimed award will be
485 pounds ... Following the passing
her overall work ... plus a ster-
of his first wife, Lou went into a deep
ling career with children ... intro-
depression and his mass of blubber
ducing and teaching photography to
jumped up to 680 pounds.
them in their schools ... She was
His loss caused Lou to have an "I
responsible too for the more than
don't give a darn" appetite.
three-million cameras donated by
Like having 30 White Tower ham-
companies Linda has represented.
burgers every other day ... To a
Her career has been worthy of
Chinese restaurant three times a week
much meritorious national note,
to eat three dinners each time ... plus
attention and acclaim.
four to seven egg rolls and six to nine
egg foo young patties ... Not to men-
writes ... "On a recent pre-season
tion the seven-at-a-time Wendy's
trip to Southeast Florida we had two
Triple Burgers ... filled with cheese,
memorable dinners in the South
onions, mayo and pickles.
Beach area of Miami Beach. We
In 1998, a doctor put Lou on a diet
at the eclectic National Hotel
and he
and enjoyed two memorable dinners.
something like an elephant blowing a
"Our first dinner was at Touch
flea off his back.
(part of the Kiss & Touch sister
When he and Mary were here last
restaurants). The meal was superbly
year, he weighed 450 pounds ... and is
set in the funky velour and silk-cov-
now down to 275 ... In January, Lou
ered dining room and served by a
will have another operation to remove
very attentive staff. From appetizers
about 40 pounds of skin that's still
to the after-dinner entertainment it
hanging around.
was a most pleasurable evening.
Ask Ron Forman, former owner of
"We next dined at the Tuscan
the Bread Basket in Oak Park, about
Steakhouse. Each course was large
Lou being stuck in the men's room at
enough to share, and share we did.
the delicatessen and not able to get
The after-dinner dessert tray was
out. ... The door to his stall had to be
brought with all the house special-
broken to remove Lou.
ties and enjoyed by the 12 of us
In the same visit here in 1998, at
Meijer's, he got stuck in the turnstile and attending a birthday celebration.
"Further up north, we stopped by
it too had to be broken to release him.
newest restaurant on Delray's
On their trip here recently, Lou and
Avenue restaurant row.
Mary experienced a first for them in
in the former site of
the local area ... At Gateway Deli in
Hoot, Toot and Whistle. We only
Southfield, they were able to sit
had time for appetizers, but were
together in a booth for the first time.


Thurs., Fri., Sat.
Dec. 12, 13 1 14


Celebrity Shoivroom
w 7096 East Fourteen Mile Road
(Between Mound & Van Dyke)



(586) 268-3200,
102 0•00110410•041,4


impressed by the fabulous flavors of
the dishes as well as the size of the
portions. The chef, formerly assistant
chef at Thirty-Two in the same area,
had just returned from a stint in
Southern California. The salmon and
mussels were our two favorites.
Already given three-and-a-half stars by
the Sun-Sentinel [Florida newspaper] it
could soon become an institution."
NEW OWNERS of Excalibur
Restaurant and Banquet Center in
Southfield are Gianni Belsito and Bill
Martinez ... Gianni and wife Christina
own the nearby Il Posto Ristorante.
A FINE ART auction by Maple Ele-
mentary PTA is Saturday, Nov. 9 ... at
Park West Gallery on Northwestern
Hwy ... Reception, art preview and silent
auction, 6:30 p.m., live auction at 8 p.m.

Top: The "old" Lou Michaels
Above: "New" Lou and wife, Mary

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