Battle of the Stars

New Day gives back with epic local celebrity style.

In a live challenge pitting celebrity against celebrity, New Day Foundation’s annual Celebrity Lip Sync Battle featured eight new celebrities at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, on Nov. 30. Among them:

New Day Foundation for Families (foundationforfamilies.org), based in Rochester Hills, provides financial and emotional resources to families facing cancer across Michigan. Eight celebrity teams compete on behalf of a local New Day family, with proceeds from the event benefiting the organization through its network of social workers at more than 70 hospitals across the state.

1: The Judges Panel: Aria Hutchinson (Miss Michigan USA 2022 and sister of Detroit Lion Aidan Hutchinson); Erica Francis (of Fox2 Detroit); Peter Maxwell (reporter for WXYZ TV7); and Andy Dirks (former Detroit Tiger and current broadcast baseball analyst).

2: New Day Co-Founder and President Gina Kell Sphen and Co-Founder Michael Sphen presented the Jack Aronson Champions Award to Dr. Chang of BAMF.

3: Front row: Roxana Han and Bonnie Brooks. Standing: Dr. Anthony Chang, Louisa Artelt, Kate Henry, Dr. Richard Han, James Rose, Jr., Robert Artelt and Patricia Warner.

4: Cindy Woodhull and Michael and Gina Kell Sphen award the Bill Woodhull Light of Hope Award to volunteer JoAnn Munro.

5: Birmingham City Lifestyle Publisher Ali Kramer, TK and TK.

6: The winner: Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel performing “Give It Away” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  

7: Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington performs “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

8: WDIV Reporter Kim DeGiulio

9: Detroit Tigers Broadcaster Craig Monroe performs Anthony Hamilton’s “Comin’ From Where I’m From.”

10: Community Unity Bank CEO Andy Meisner performs Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana.”

11: Comedian Mike Bonner performs Frank Sinatra’s “Nothing But the Best.”

12: Shannon Murphy and Meaghan Mick from “Mojo in the Morning.”

13: Rob Stone and Holly Hutton from WYCD’s “Rob + Holly Show.”

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