Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher’s system

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death.

The report released Monday states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the Dec. 23 flight on which she became ill. She died four days later.

It also found traces of heroin, other opiates and MDMA, which is also known as ecstasy, but that they could not determine when Fisher had taken those drugs. The findings were based on toxicology screenings done on samples taken when the “Star Wars” actress arrived at a Los Angeles hospital.

Source: Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher’s system

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Stephen Furst Dead: ‘Animal House’ and ‘St. Elsewhere’ Actor Was 63 | Hollywood Reporter

The actor and filmmaker was well known for his breakout role of Flounder in ‘Animal House.’

The actor was also known for playing the role of Dr. Axelrod in the 1980s medical TV drama St. Elsewhere, and later as Vir Cotto in Babylon 5, which he occasionally directed as well.

Source: Stephen Furst Dead: ‘Animal House’ and ‘St. Elsewhere’ Actor Was 63 | Hollywood Reporter

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Los Angeles to Light Bat-Signal in Adam West Tribute

At Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday at 9 p.m., Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will light the Bat-Signal

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

Batman may be Gotham’s hero, but on Thursday night, the Bat-Signal will be shining bright in Los Angeles to honor the late Adam West.

DC Comics has announced plans for a special tribute to the actor, who died Friday at the age of 88. Before Michael Keaton or Ben Affleck donned the Batsuit, West starred as the Caped Crusader in the classic 1960s Batman TV series.

At Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday at 9 p.m., Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will light the Bat-Signal, which in the Batman franchise serves as the call for the hero’s help. The release announcing the news teases the additional appearance of “surprise Bat-guests.”

Source: Los Angeles to Light Bat-Signal in Adam West Tribute

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Glenne Headly, ‘Dick Tracy’ Actress, Dead at 63 – Rolling Stone

Glenne Headly, star of films like ‘Dick Tracy,’ ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus,’ died Thursday night at the age of 63.

At the time of her death, Headly was co-starring alongside Josh Hutcherson and Ed Begley Jr. in the Seth Rogen-produced Hulu comedy series Future Man. The show was reportedly still in production at the time of Headly’s death.

Source: Glenne Headly, ‘Dick Tracy’ Actress, Dead at 63 – Rolling Stone

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CMT Awards 2017: All-Stars Unite for Gregg Allman Tribute

Gregg Allman passed away at his home in Savannah, Georgia, in late May

Some of the biggest names in country music joined forces on Wednesday night to pay tribute to legendary Allman Brothers co-founder Gregg Allman at the CMT Music Awards.

Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley kicked off the show by singing the Allman Brothers Band’s 1970 hit “Midnight Rider.”

Source: CMT Awards 2017: All-Stars Unite for Gregg Allman Tribute

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Roger Smith Dead: ’77 Sunset Strip’ Star, Ann-Margret’s Husband Was 84 | Hollywood Reporter

After a debilitating illness ended his days as an actor, he managed his wife’s career. “Roger had tremendous confidence in me, much more than I did,” she once said.

Smith, who went on to manage the career of Ann-Margret, his wife of 50 years, died Sunday at Sherman Oaks Hospital, a representative for the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death was announced.

On 136 episodes of 77 Sunset Strip, Smith portrayed Jeff Spencer, one-half of a breezy detective pair who solved crimes and chased women while working out of their ultra-hip offices on the Sunset Strip. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. played his partner, Stu Bailey.

Source: Roger Smith Dead: ’77 Sunset Strip’ Star, Ann-Margret’s Husband Was 84 | Hollywood Reporter

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Actor-comedian Jerry Lewis hospitalized in Las Vegas with infection – NY Daily News

By Steve GormanLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran actor-comedian Jerry Lewis has been hospitalized in Las Vegas for treatment of a urinary tract infection but is expected to recover in time to travel to Canada later this month for his next movie shoot, his spokeswoman said on Monday.

Source: Actor-comedian Jerry Lewis hospitalized in Las Vegas with infection – NY Daily News

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Tiger Woods arrested for DUI in Florida

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Tiger Woods, who is rehabbing from back surgery, was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge in Florida. In a statement, Woods said the arrest stemmed from an “unexpected reaction” to a mix of prescribed medications.

The winner of 14 major championships who is recovering from April back surgery was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. ET after spending several hours in jail. He was booked at 7:18 a.m.

Source: Tiger Woods arrested for DUI in Florida

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Allman Brothers Band Co-Founding Member Gregg Allman 1947 – 2017

Alllman Brothers Band keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Allman has died at age 69.

Michael Lehman, Allman’s manager, told CBS News that Gregg died from complications of liver cancer while surrounded by his family. Head here for the remembrances that have come flooding in.

Source: [UPDATED] Allman Brothers Band Co-Founding Member Gregg Allman 1947 – 2017

 

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Noah Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus Are Father-Daughter Goals at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards | E! News

Teenager brought her dad as her date to the big showNoah Cyrus made a big move in her career Sunday night and her biggest fan was right by her side to support her: Billy Ray Cyrus!

The 17-year-old took the stage to perform her hit “Stay Together” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards while Billy Ray cheered her on from the audience.

Source: Noah Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus Are Father-Daughter Goals at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards | E! News

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American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in Nashville Thursday night after she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. – LorettaLynn.com

She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.

Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed.

Source: WELCOME 2017 – LorettaLynn.com

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Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey among top Daytime Emmy winners – NY Daily News

Mary Connelly, center, accepts the award for outstanding entertainment talk show for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom “Ellen.”

The ceremony was held as negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and producers attempted to reach a deal on a new contract and avert a strike that could disrupt daytime and prime-time TV shows and movie production. The existing contract expires Monday night.

Source: Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey among top Daytime Emmy winners – NY Daily News

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A different sort of White House correspondents’ dinner

But even before Trump sent his regrets, it was clear that folks from Hollywood – a community that has been vocally opposed to the president – were not interested in coming to Washington this year. Many of the corporate sponsors of the glitziest parties from past seasons also decided to stand down.

Source: A different sort of White House correspondents’ dinner

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Disney’s ‘Miracle’ actor Michael Mantenuto commits suicide at 35 – NY Daily News

Actor Michael Mantenuto, the star of the Disney film “Miracle,” committed suicide on Monday.

Mantenuto was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in Washington by the Des Moines Police Department, The Kings County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to the Daily News.

Source: Disney’s ‘Miracle’ actor Michael Mantenuto commits suicide at 35 – NY Daily News

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‘Bachelor’ star called 911 before allegedly fleeing scene | WPXI

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Former Bachelor Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before authorities say he left the scene and holed up in his home for hours until his arrest.

Soules, who starred on ABC’s “The Bachelor” two years ago, said the man had been thrown into a ditch, wasn’t conscious, and didn’t appear to be breathing. He told the dispatcher that he didn’t know CPR, and he could be heard asking others who were there if they did. The audio then indicates that someone tried to perform CPR on the man, but it’s unclear whether it was Soules. Soules said the man had a pulse and had blood coming from his mouth.

Source: ‘Bachelor’ star called 911 before allegedly fleeing scene | WPXI

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Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56 | E! News

TMZ reports the actress recenty passed away

The Harrison County Sheriffs Department in Harrison County, Ind. tells E! News in a statement, “On April 22, 2017 at approximately 4:07 p.m., the Harrison County Sheriffs Department received a 911 call that referenced an unresponsive female. Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased and an autopsy is pending.”
The celebrity’s later years were plagued by hardship, as in 2012 it was reported that Erin was homeless and living in hotels after being kicked out of her mother-in-law’s Indiana mobile home due to hard-partying.

Source: Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56 | E! News

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