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.

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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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The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far.

A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis rank the best films made since 2000.

There Will Be Blood” tells the story of an American oilman, Daniel Plainview, who persuades the locals in a California ranching town to let him drill on their land. He also establishes an uneasy rivalry with a preacher, Eli Sunday, and the two men, each selling his own brand of faith, enact the timeless battle between God and Mammon – though who is on what side is not always clear.

Spirited Away,” by the Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki, follows the enthralling and terrifying adventures of a young girl named Chihiro. The film’s artistry and magic defy description, but we asked Guillermo del Toro, a Miyazaki fan and a formidable movie magician in his own right, to share his thoughts. He spoke by phone with A.O. Scott. Here are edited excerpts from his comments:

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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.”

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Pittsburgh will host ‘American Idol’ audition | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“American Idol” will bring auditions to the Steel City Sept. 3.

Although “American Idol” left the stage only a year ago, it’s being revived by ABC Entertainment. The original version, which ran for 15 seasons on Fox and was produced by the current team at Britain’s FremantleMedia, announced Monday it will bring auditions to the Steel City Sept. 3.

Singers must be at least 15 years old and can audition in person at one of 19 sites, or through online video submission. More details available at AmericanIdol.com.

Source: Pittsburgh will host ‘American Idol’ audition | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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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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The Bachelorette Issues a Firm GTFO

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis crashed the Memorial Day episode of ABC’s hit The Bachelorette on May 29

After all the niceties and awkwardness of last week’s premiere, tonight’s episode wasted no time at all in getting things started. After Chris Harrison once again asked if all the guys were serious and ready to get down to business (which they were), it was group date time. Obviously, they put Whaboom and Penis Man/drummer dude/Whaboom’s greatest enemy together on the date in order to set up some drama, and drama we got.

Source: The Bachelorette Issues a Firm GTFO

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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.

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Cher and Celine Dion Reigned Over the Billboard Music Awards | Vanity Fair

Celine Dion is nearly 50 and Cher is just past 70, yet they’re both ageless vampire divas, and they pulled off two of the most memorable performances at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, even surrounded by the youths who, in theory, should be the ones getting all the attention.

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The 15 Films Everyone Will Be Talking About at Cannes | Vanity Fair

The movies we’re most excited to see at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

For its 70th celebration of the art of moviemaking, the Cannes Film Festival, beginning May 17, has assembled quite a lineup. From long-revered auteurs to promising newcomers, the main competition and smaller sidebar slates are packed with exciting entries. In order to make sense of it all, here are the 15 films we’re most looking forward to this year.

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Amazon made landline phones trendy again

When is the last time you used your landline phone? Chances are that your smartphone is the one and only device you need. Old-fashioned phones have been fading away from most living rooms. But it doesn’t mean that landline phones aren’t useful. Amazon is well aware of that.

The company unveiled the Echo Show earlier this week, a $230 device with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, two powerful speakers as well as a camera and a touchscreen.

Source: Amazon made landline phones trendy again

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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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Sinclair Said Close to Buying Tribune for About $45 a Share

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is close to buying Tribune Media Co., a deal made possible after the Federal Communications Commission voted last month to ease a limit on TV-station ownership in the U.S.

The acquisition of Tribune would give Sinclair TV stations in big media markets like New York, Chicago and Miami, strengthening its hand in negotiations with pay-TV distributors and major broadcast networks. The larger scale also would help the combined company face down online competitors vying for a piece of the local advertising pie.

Source: Sinclair Said Close to Buying Tribune for About $45 a Share

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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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13 Can’t-Miss Looks From the 2017 Met Gala

The stars pulled out all the stops with their looks for fashion’s biggest night in New York City!

The theme of the night was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art Of The In-Between,” honoring the bold, architectural creations of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo, and Katy Perry gave her best take on the motif in a bright red Maison Margiela ‘Artisanal’ dress designed by John Galliano, which she paired with a silk veil, intricate “Witness” headpiece and red leather heeled boots.

Source: 13 Can’t-Miss Looks From the 2017 Met Gala

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Ryan Seacrest Joins Kelly Ripa as Co-Host of ABC’s ‘Live’

“Live With Kelly and Ryan” will face an aggressive ratings push in the fall from NBC, which will put Megyn Kelly in the 9 a.m. weekday slot that Ms. Ripa has long dominated.

“It’s making sure the show is in the right hands — one day, eventually, I’m sure of it, I will retire,” Ms. Ripa, 46, who has been a “Live” host since 2001, said by phone. “And Ryan Seacrest, who is a seamless broadcaster and a kind human being, is the one who can take this show into the future.”

Mr. Seacrest, 42, speaking on a separate call, heaped similar praise on Ms. Ripa. “She is so smooth and seamless and wonderfully clever and quick — she’s part of people’s lives, in their living rooms — and I want to come in as a friend of hers and as a friend to the audience,” he said.

Source: Ryan Seacrest Joins Kelly Ripa as Co-Host of ABC’s ‘Live’

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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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