Prince traveled to pick up pain pills night before death:
Prince may have used multiple aliases to stock up on pain pills to feed his opioid addiction, according to reports. The night before his death on April 21, the artist traveled six miles from his Paisley Park home to pick up prescription meds in Minnetonka — passing eight other pharmacies along the way, TMZ said.
Prince had signed up for rehab before death:
Prince signed up for rehab to battle his pain pill addiction before his untimely death, according to reports Friday. The 57-year-old “Purple Rain” singer knew he was hooked on Percocet before his death, possibly of an overdose, last week — so he entered an out-patient treatment program, the Minneapolis station KSTP 5 Eyewitness News reported.
PRINCE- GEORGE LOPEZ HELPS FAMILY WITH BIG BUCKS:
Prince’s family has a guardian angel … who goes by the name George Lopez, because we’ve learned the comedian has fronted money to the family the singer left behind. Turns out … George was tight with Prince, and he learned all of the assets in the estate have been frozen until a judge determines how much the administrator can give family members for living expenses.
STEVIE WONDER- Real Rain Gives Way to PURPLE RAIN TRIBUTE:
Stevie Wonder told a disappointed crowd in New Orleans Jazz Fest was being torpedoed by a rainstorm, but he brought them back to life with a different type of rain. Stevie, bullhorn in hand, led a tribute to Prince with a rousing rendition of “Purple Rain.” The crowd at least left semi-satisfied.
Beyoncé Postpones Nashville Show Just Days After Formation World Tour Kicks Off
Beyoncé fans in Nashville,Tennessee, will have to wait a little longer to get in formation to watch Bey slay. The 34-year-old singer has postponed her stop in the city, which was meant to take place on May 5. The news, which some are dubbing “mysterious,” was firstreported by TMZ on Friday, just a couple of days after Bey kicked off her Formation World Tour and less than a week after her visual album “Lemonade” took the Internet by storm.
JAY Z SPINNING BLUE IVY AT BEYONCE’S SHOW
Jay Z may be questionable in the husband dept … but evidence shows his daddy game is super strong as he twirled Blue Ivy around backstage at Beyonce’s concert. Jay and Blue danced like nobody was watching while mommy belted out “End of Time” on stage Friday night during the Tampa, FL stop of the Formation tour. Not even Becky can drive a wedge between father daughter time.
SNOOP, SAM HUNT- STRANGE, STAGECOACH BEDFELLOWS
Sam Hunt made an awesome move at Stagecoach Friday night, mixing country with hip hop as he invited Snoop and G-Eazy to the stage. Sam’s stock in trade mixes country with mild rap, so it wasn’t a total left turn, but it was fantastic. The country fans embraced the Dogg like he was their own.
JUSTIN BIEBER- BIZARRE ENGAGEMENT PARTY FOR DAD
Jeremy Bieber had an artsy-fartsy party in Toronto, complete with tigers, superheros and the Biebs. Jeremy and fiancee Chelsea Rebelo had their shindig at a massive, private Toronto estate. The backdrop was an art show, but it felt more like a renaissance fair. The pics are pretty cool, and of course Justin hit up the piano.
Drake doesn’t talk to Nicki Minaj anymore
The biggest casualty of Drake and Meek Mill’s long-running feud appears to be the former’s friendship with Nicki Minaj. “I don’t really talk to Nicki,” the “Views” rapper, 29, told Zane Lowe on Apple Music Thursday night. “Again, another person that I have a lot of love for and a lot of respect, not only for our past and how much work and time we put in, but even just the way she dealt with the situation [regarding Birdman and Lil Wayne] at hand.”
Temper tantrums, freeze-outs, betrayal: What really went down at ‘Kelly and Michael’
On Tuesday, Kelly Ripa strolled onto the set of “Live With Kelly and Michael,” declaring her unofficial strike over. “I’m going to be completely honest,” she said. “I’m fairly certain that there are trained professional snipers with tranquilizer darts in case I drift too far off message.” Ripa continued, stating she “earned the right” to take an unscheduled break from the show after being blindsided last week by the news that her co-host, Michael Strahan, was ditching “Live” for “Good Morning America.”
Kelly Ripa is sabotaging her likeability
Memo to Kelly Ripa: Just STFU already.
America’s latest self-professed victim couldn’t leave well enough alone on Friday, shocking her soon-to-depart co-host, Michael Strahan, with a snarky comment during a “Live with Kelly and Michael” discussion on “birdnesting” — a term used to describe divorcing couples who take turns living in the house with their kids.
Weather Channel founder calls Bill Nye ‘a pretend scientist in a bow tie’
A stormy fight is brewing between Weather Channel founder John Coleman and Bill Nye the Science Guy — who bashed a new movie featuring Coleman that denies the existence of global warming. “I have always been amazed that anyone would pay attention to Bill Nye, a pretend scientist in a bow tie,” Coleman said Friday, according to ClimateDepot.com.
BLAC CHYNA- I’ll Sue … IF MY SEX TAPE WITH TYGA LEAKS!!!
Someone’s shopping around what they say is a Blac Chyna/Tyga sex tape, and the leading lady is doing everything within her power to keep it in the can. Blac Chyna’s lawyer, Walter Mosley, tells TMZ Chyna will go after anyone who releases the tape … with a vengeance.
Khloé evicts Lamar’s dad
Lamar Odom’s dad was booted from his LA home and forced to move back to Brooklyn after Khloé Kardashian refused to keep paying his rent, he tells The Post. “Khloé didn’t even have the guts to tell me herself that my rent wasn’t going to be paid anymore,” Joe Odom, 62, said. “She got the guys who handle Lamar’s money to call me and they said the rent wouldn’t be paid, I gotta move and my phone was going to get cut off.”
Jon Snow Is Finally Back On ‘Game Of Thrones’
It’s been a year of speculation, theories and HBO making excuses, but all of your guesses were right, “Game of Thrones“ fans. Jon Snow is back! Seven hells! The whole entire second episode of Season 6, “Home,” was crazy. Bran returned and we saw a young Ned and his siblings, Benjen and Lyanna, in a vision of the past. We also got some of Hodor‘s mysterious backstory.
‘Maze Runner’ shoot delayed further over star’s injuries
Principal photography on “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” has been further delayed to allow star Dylan O’Brien more time to recover from injuries he suffered during the shoot in mid-March. 20th Century Fox said in a statement Friday that it looks forward to restarting production as soon as possible.
Leo and baseball great Hank Aaron dine at Rao’s
There aren’t very many people in the world that people want to meet more than Oscar winner Leo DiCaprio — but Hank Aaron is one of them. Hank and Leo dined at iconic Harlem Italian eatery Rao’s Thursday with a group that included private eye and “Vinyl” star Bo Dietl and taxi tycoon Andrew Murstein. The staff brought balls and memorabilia for Aaron to sign as he happily took photos with other diners.
Drummer who slept with 4,500 women witnessed Led Zeppelin’s grossest moment
Rock drummer Carmine Appice co-wrote a No. 1 song, Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”; played with everyone from Jeff Beck to Pink Floyd; befriended his idol, drum legend Buddy Rich; and even, to hear him tell it, influenced Led Zeppelin. But one of his stranger achievements was patrolling hotel hallways as a member of the “Sex Police.”
KID ROCK- 911 OPERATOR DEFENDED BY BOSSES
The 911 operator who painfully procrastinated while Kid Rock and his girlfriend made a desperate plea for an ambulance was rock solid and right … so say her bosses. It’s difficult to hear. Kid Rock pleads with the dispatcher to send help for his assistant who appears to be dead after getting into an accident on the singer’s ATV, but the dispatcher asks a slew of questions before sending help, some of which make no sense. You hear both Kid Rock and the girlfriend say the man appears dead, and then the dispatcher asks, “Is he awake?”
Radiohead Erase Internet Presence
Radiohead’s internet presence is disappearing. As Reddit users noted, their website slowly decreased in opacity until it went entirely blank. It appears that tweets and Facebook posts from their accounts have been steadily disappearing. Update (5/1, 2:00 p.m. ET): There are no longer any tweets or Facebook posts on the band’s accounts. Their profile pictures and cover photos have gone completely blank, as well.
You can own Tupac Shakur’s fully loaded Hummer
Ten years after Tupac Shakur‘s death, fans will have the chance to own one of the rapper’s most prized possessions: his car. Tupac’s fully loaded 1996 Hummer, which he purchased less than a month prior to his murder, is being sold in an online auction beginning May 12 through RR Auction, TMZ reports.
WES SCANTLIN- BUSTED BY BAIL BONDSMAN AT CONCERT
Wes Scantlin didn’t get the chance for an encore Saturday night … he was put in cuffs immediately after walking off stage. The “Puddle of Mudd” front man was subdued by bail bondsmen and cops at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. The reason for the arrest … Scantlin skipped a court hearing in a vandalism case involving a house he allegedly trashed earlier this year.
Olivia Munn wants to be more than just some guy’s girlfriend
Olivia Munn almost starred in a different Marvel Comics movie this year, “Deadpool,” in which she would have played Ryan Reynolds’ girlfriend. She didn’t want to be the girlfriend again, she says in the May issue of American Airlines’ American Way magazine.