Prince Died From Fentanyl Overdose, According To Medical Examiner Report
Prince died from an overdose of fentanyl, according to a report released by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday. Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate that is about 80 times more potent than morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin, according to the CDC. PREVIOUSLY: According to a law enforcement official close to the investigation behind Prince’s death, the singer reportedly died of an opioid overdose. The Associated Press was the first to report the news, saying the official “spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.”
Star Wars: Rogue One Reshoot Details Revealed
The Star Wars fan community was recently thrown for a loop when it was revealed that this December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would be undergoing reshoots over the summer. Initial rumors claimed that Disney executives were in a state of panic following a poor test screening, but later reports stated that no audiences had seen the film. It’s said that the reshoots are being done to lighten Rogue One‘s tone (making it more in line with A New Hope), as well asto add in a cameo for the newly minted young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is leaving ‘Hamilton’
Scramilton! Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator, composer and star of the Broadway megahit “Hamilton,” will be hanging up his waistcoat and breeches next month, according to multiple reports. Miranda will leave the cast of the musical after its July 9 performance to work on numerous other projects. His exit will come less than a month after the Tony Awards. The show has been nominated for a record 16 awards. Miranda, himself, is up for three: for the book, score and his role as leading actor in a musical.
JOHNNY DEPP ASSISTANT SAYS TEXTS WERE DOCTORED
Johnny Depp’s assistant, Stephen Deuters, tells TMZ, the texts that were posted in which he allegedly apologized to Amber Heard for Johnny’s violent behavior are heavily doctored … and he never said Johnny attacked her. Deuters says he knows of no acts of abuse toward Amber at the hands of Johnny and has never made such a claim to anyone. He adds, Johnny has never been violent toward anyone he knows. Deuters says the texts themselves are suspicious because they don’t even show a date.
Calvin Harris was ring shopping when Taylor Swift broke it off
Calvin Harris breaking up with Taylor Swift because he’s “intimidated by her success is a bunch of crap,” a source close to the DJ told Page Six. “She broke up with him this week,” the source said. “She gave a bulls - - t excuse about her career. He was ring shopping.” A friend of Swift’s had told People magazine that Harris was “intimidated” by her success and “would not attend any events where she was being honored.” But another source told us, “He’s not intimidated. He’s a global success.” The couple dated for 15 months.
LAMAR ODOM: CRACK PIPES IN HOMEFriends Confront Him Over Alleged Drug Use
Lamar Odom’s family and friends believe he’s back on hard drugs — and tell us they recently confronted the NBA star and questioned him about crack pipes in his home. Odom’s history with crack is well-documented — but people close to him thought he’d been scared straight after he overdosed at a Nevada brothel back in October. But multiple sources close to Odom — hoping to get through to the NBA star — tell us he’s been acting very strange lately. His friends are convinced he’s off the wagon, and for the last few weeks they’ve been trying to get through to him.
Gwen Stefani laughs off Blake Shelton engagement rumors
Gwen Stefani thinks the engagement rumors surrounding her and Blake Shelton are hilarious. “Let’s just look at the last year,” she told 94.7 Fresh FM when asked about them on Wednesday. “Let’s just take it one day at a time. Everything’s crazy right now, so no, absolutely not!” The singer, 46, finalized her divorce from ex Gavin Rossdale in April and has been dating Shelton, 39, since October 2015, fueling rumors of everything from pregnancy plans to the romance being apublicity stunt for “The Voice.”
MARK SALLING $100K CHECK LIKELY KEEPS HIM FREEIn Child Porn Case
Mark Salling got a big fat check from his bank Thursday … payable to the clerk of the court where he is on trial for possession of child porn. The former “Glee” star clutched a cashier’s check for $100,000, made payable to the Clerk of the US District Court.
‘Property Brothers’ star avoids charges after bar fight
Authorities say no charges will be filed against one of the twin-brother stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” following an incident at a North Dakota bar. According to a police report, Jonathan Scott repeatedly refused to leave the Fargo bar at closing time early on the morning of April 24. A bar staffer told police that Scott said, “Do you know who I am?” when asked to hand over his drink. Security camera footage shows Scott resisting bar staff while being escorted out. The video shows Scott returning before being physically removed again.
Ex-Destiny’s Child member arrested for public intoxication
Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is a one-year stint in Destiny’s Child from 1999 to 2000, is back in trouble with the law. The former singer was arrested in Dekalb County, Georgia, on Thursday for public intoxication and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, according to police records. Per TMZ, Franklin, 35, was outside a gym when she got into an argument with a male friend around 3 a.m. Thursday.
‘AMERICAN IDOL’ PRODUCERSPHILLIP PHILLIPS IS HOLDING $1 MILLION Of OUR Money!
Phillip Phillips is deep in the doghouse with “American Idol” … which says he owes them a ton of cash, and he’s been holding out on them for years. 19 Entertainment, which produces ‘Idol,’ also manages Phillips and the other winners. According to the suit filed against Phillips … he’s not paying up for 19’s managerial services. The company says he’s withholding about a million bucks — and they want it now.
Drake and Hailey Baldwin can’t keep their hands off each other
Drake and Hailey Baldwin looked close at LA hot spot the Nice Guy. “They were all over each other and didn’t care who saw,” said a witness. “It didn’t look like it was the first time.” The pair had dinner at Ysabel earlier. Baldwin, who’s been in an on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber, also attended rapper Drake’s Memorial Day pool party along with Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian.
Principal finds out letting Fetty Wap film in school was a bad idea
A New Jersey high-school principal was suspended for allowing rapper Fetty Wap to film a racy music video at the star’s alma mater in Paterson, officials said. Eastside HS Principal Zatiti Moody has been placed on leave for failing to follow procedures in allowing Fetty, who dropped out of the school, to film there. Superintendent Donnie Evans announced the decision at a school board meeting Wednesday. Moody could not be immediately reached for comment Thursday.
Michael Bay: I only sorta body-shamed Kate Beckinsale
Director Michael Bay admits that he did, in fact, tell Kate Beckinsale to hire a trainer during the filming of “Pearl Harbor,” but insists it’s not for the reasons you’re thinking … at least, not entirely. “I guess I was the ‘bad guy’ 16 years ago for suggesting a trainer because she just had her new beautiful baby girl — and she was about to enter into an intensive action movie,” he lamented on his website Wednesday. “Note to reporters: 95 percent of leads in movies have trainers and drink green juice!”
Best-selling author leaped to death off London balcony
Wendy Leigh — the best-selling biographer of Patrick Swayze, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Kennedy Jr. and other stars — apparently committed suicide on Sunday by jumping off the balcony of her London apartment overlooking the River Thames. Leigh, a former paramour of press lord Robert Maxwell, had been distraught since the death of her mother in December. Shortly after, Leigh was all over the news when David Bowie died because of the revelations in her 2014 book, “Bowie.”
The Weeknd set to headline Live Nation’s Meadowfest
Live Nation is expected to announce the lineup to its Queens music festival, Meadowfest, on Monday. An industry insider told us Republic Records starThe Weeknd will headline the two-day concert andRihanna also is rumored to be performing. But the show, which will be held in Citi Field’s parking lot, is ticking off Flushing Meadows residents because it overlaps with the more family-friendly Maker Faire — a popular science festival that drew 95,000 people in 2015.
Amy Schumer drops her pants for gun safety
Well, that’s certainly one way to raise awareness. Amy Schumer promoted National Gun Violence Awareness Day posting a picture of herself in a sports bra — and nothing else.
Kate Moss spotted with ex following breakup rumors
Kate Moss and younger beau Count Nikolai von Bismarck were back together again Wednesday night after a recent reported breakup. The partying pair stayed close in London at a Chiltern Firehouse party for Moss’ collaboration with fashion line Equipment, spies said.