Drew Barrymore to host skating event
To promote 'Whip It,' actress having Detroit get-togetherFARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Drew Barrymore wants all movie and/or roller-skating fans to join her in suburban Detroit next week for a get-together in support of her new movie.
Barrymore is making her directorial debut with next month's "Whip It," which filmed scenes in Michigan and is centered around the world of roller derby.
The 34-year-old actress and filmmaker will walk the red carpet and host the skating event on Sept. 11 at Bonaventure Skating Center in Farmington Hills.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own skates, or they can rent them for a fee.
Barrymore also produced and appears in "Whip It," which stars Ellen Page as a small-town Texas teenager who becomes a roller derby star.