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Celebrity News for May 11, 2016

PRINCE: DEA RAIDS PAISLEY PARK Feds Launch Criminal Investigation

The DEA is currently at Prince’s Paisley Park home, executing a search warrant, and TMZ has learned there is an active federal investigation into doctors who prescribed meds to Prince … sources connected with the investigation tell TMZ. Our sources say the feds are conducting the probe under a series of federal laws targeting doctors who sell prescriptions to drug abusers. Our sources say this is precisely the reason for the investigation.

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Search warrant executed for Prince’s medical records, identifies doctor who treated him

Prince saw a Minneapolis-area doctor the day before he died, and that doctor was at Prince’s Paisley Park compound to deliver test results on the morning the musician was found dead, according to court records obtained by the Los Angeles Times. Michael Todd Schulenberg, who specializes in family medicine, had also seen Prince earlier in the month, on April 7.

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PRINCE DOCTOR UNDER FIRE Mysteriously Left Practice Days Ago

The doctor who law enforcement is targeting in the Prince investigation abruptly left the facility where he practiced … and no one will say why. Dr. Michael Schulenberg was at Paisley Park when Prince died, and as we reported, authorities obtained a search warrant to seize the doctor’s medical records and, more specifically, prescriptions he wrote for the singer.  As we previously reported, Dr. Schulenberg saw Prince on April 7th and April 20th — the day before Prince died.

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Imprisoned man claiming to be Prince’s son comes forward

A Missouri man currently serving time in federal prison has come forward claiming to be Prince’s only biological son. Carlin Q. Williams filed paperwork in a Minnesota probate court Monday claiming to be the Purple One’s “sole surviving legal heir” — the first paternity claim received by Prince’s estate, ABC News reported. Williams’ mother, Marsha Henson, claimed in an affidavit that she met Prince in July 1976 at a Kansas City, Missouri, hotel.

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Gene Simmons slams Prince’s ‘pathetic’ death

At 66, KISS frontman Gene Simmons has led a pretty spectacular life. He’s glad to be alive and never takes it for granted, he says to Newsweek, which is why he has such a problem with Prince’s death. “How pathetic that he killed himself,” he tells the publication. “Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you … but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: a slow death.” Prince’s death in April was initially rumored to be the result of a cold, but recent reports claim that the singer was suffering from an opioid addiction, and died while seeking treatment.

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Steven Tyler: ‘I Think Prince Died So I Could Live’

The Aerosmith singer, who has suffered with addiction for years, told DuJour magazine, “I think Prince died so I could live. I think we both have the same disease. Today I’m sober and alive. Will I be dead tomorrow? I don’t know.” Investigators found the painkiller Percocet in Prince’s body, but there is no word yet if that caused his death. Nonetheless, it has gotten Steven thinking about his history. He told People magazine, “I am very aware of taking too much of something…

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KELLY RIPA & MICHAEL STRAHAN MAJOR COLD FRONT ON ‘LIVE’ SET Before His Last Day

Expect a snowstorm for Michael Strahan’s last day on ‘Live’ — that’s how frigid things are right now with Kelly Ripa, and there’s one obvious sign every morning. Sources connected to production tell us prior to Kelly’s protest a few weeks ago, she would sit in her makeup room with the door open and Michael would greet her as he arrived … but that’s all changed. We’re told Kelly’s door is shut every morning … delaying any “good morning” salutations, and Strahan believes she’s sending a clear message.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s been living a ‘double life’

Sharon Osbourne was devastated by husband Ozzy’s affair, because she felt he was living a “double life,” a source said. “All of this isn’t happening over Ozzy hooking up with some ‘random’ on a Friday night. He’s a rocker, and a ‘slip-up’ is a lot different to what they found here,” a source told us of Ozzy’s alleged relationship with Beverly Hills stylist Michelle Pugh. “He didn’t just cheat on Sharon once or twice — he had an affair with another woman,” the source added.

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Man arrested outside Taylor Swift’s Tribeca pad

A disheveled man was detained by police while roaming around outside Taylor Swift‘s Tribeca home Tuesday, cops said. Lucas Vorsteveld, 25, — who was unshaven and had curly, unkempt hair — was ambling around the Franklin Street building at around 6 p.m., according to police.

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JUSTIN BIEBER NO MORE PICS WITH FANS … ‘I Feel Like A Zoo Animal’

Justin Bieber and the Siberian tiger at your local zoo have something in common … they both want you to stop taking their picture. The Biebs just posted an APB saying he doesn’t owe his fans anything … especially a duty to stand there while they photograph him.

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ALL OVER EACH OTHER IN VEGAS

Orlando Bloom and Selena Gomez found love in the club — for at least one night — when things got VERY physical in Las Vegas, and TMZ got pics of the hookup. It went down Friday night at Light in Mandalay Bay — Selena had the after-party for her Vegas concert there, and sources in the club tell us Orlando was a surprise, late addition to the party … and made a major impression when he got there.

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Emma Watson named in ‘Panama Papers’ database

“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson’s name has turned up in the searchable “Panama Papers” database — prompting her spokesperson to admit she’d set up an offshore account for “privacy.” “Emma (like many high-profile individuals) set up an offshore company for the sole purpose of protecting her anonymity and safety,” the actress’ spokesperson said in a statement.

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Penis pics could end Ed Henry’s career with Fox News

Married White House chief correspondent for Fox News Ed Henry’s future with the network is in doubt following a report that he sent a picture of his manhood to Las Vegas hostess Natalia Lima. Henry — wed to NPR deputy Washington editor Shirley Hung — is off the air following a story saying he had an affair with Lima in 2015.

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Bon Jovi opens anti-hunger center in Sandy-ravaged town

Jon Bon Jovi knows he can’t help society by curing cancer or splitting atoms. But he can use his celebrity to command the attention of millions of people, including some of the wealthiest and most powerful. The Sayreville, New Jersey-born rocker and his wife, Dorothea Bongiovi, are joining with local charities and wealthy fellow philanthropists to tackle hunger and poverty in a shore town that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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Nick Jonas was creeped out by all the attention he got as a teen

Nick Jonas may have spent most of his life in the limelight, but that doesn’t make it any easier. “It definitely sucks,” the “Close” singer, 23, recently told Out. “It sort of feels like, on top of dealing with the situation with the person, you have to be thinking about other people’s opinion about it, and without all the information.” It was especially bothersome to him when he was a teenager, just starting to date, and still had to deal with his personal life being blasted across the tabloids and internet. Teen heartthrob or not, it was all rather unsettling.

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Bon Jovi opens anti-hunger center in Sandy-ravaged town

Jon Bon Jovi knows he can’t help society by curing cancer or splitting atoms. But he can use his celebrity to command the attention of millions of people, including some of the wealthiest and most powerful. The Sayreville, New Jersey-born rocker and his wife, Dorothea Bongiovi, are joining with local charities and wealthy fellow philanthropists to tackle hunger and poverty in a shore town that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

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How James Dolan is causing a Tony Awards nightmare

Around Broadway they’re calling it James Dolan’s revenge. Dolan, the head of Madison Square Garden, pushed his “Spring Spectacular” show at Radio City Music Hall into the summer this year, with performances beginning June 15 — interfering with the night of the Tony Awards telecast on June 12. That forced the Tonys uptown to the Beacon Theatre, which seats 2,894 — half Radio City’s capacity. And since everybody wants to be there to celebrate “Hamilton,” seating arrangements, a Tony source says, are becoming a “nightmare.”

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Michael Caine Slams Young Actors Who Just Want To Be ‘Rich And Famous’

Michael Caine may be a famous celebrity, but he’s also an actor. A great one, at that. And if you ask him, he wouldn’t say the same thing about today’s crop of young stars. At an event honoring British Academy Award winners, hosted by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the “Alfie” star pointed out the differences between his generation and the new age.  “These days they just say ‘I’m going to be an actor because I want to be rich and famous,’” he said. “And then they do a little part on television and everyone knows who they are. They can’t really act.”

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Netflix star Chelsea Handler: ‘Network TV is over’

It’s been nearly two years since Chelsea Handler, then hosting E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” inked a Netflix deal reportedly worth $10 million for a series of documentaries (“Chelsea Does”) and a talk show. That new talk show, “Chelsea,” finally premieres Wednesday on the streaming service, with new 30-minute episodes available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — commercial free.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Jessica Capshaw welcomes baby no. 4

Jessica Capshaw welcomed her fourth child on May 2. “I am endlessly grateful for her safe arrival and my heart is so full of love that it threatens to burst,” the “Grey’s Anatomy” star captioned an Instagram photo of newborn Josephine Kate Gavigan. Capshaw, 39, is the proud mom of Luke, 8, Eve, 5, and Poppy, 3, with husband and The Honest Company co-founder Christopher Gavigan.

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Giuliana Rancic is over skinny shamers

Giuliana Rancic doesn’t care if her thin body is constantly scrutinized. “It honestly does not affect me at all. If I don’t want people to talk about how I look, then I shouldn’t be posing for photos on a red carpet,” the “Fashion Police” host — who’s gone on Dr. Oz before to address her weight publicly — told us.

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Can ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Turn You Into A Sexist?

If you were planning to replace The Feminine Mystique with Fifty Shades of Greyon your teenage daughter, niece or sidekick’s feminist recommended reading list, a new study suggests you pump the brakes. The study, which was published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, surveyed 715 young women and found that those who had read E.L. James’ seriesFifty Shades of Grey exhibited higher levels of ambivalent, benevolent, and hostile sexism. Subjects who found the books “romantic,” in particular, showed more ambivalent and benevolent sexism.

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