Fentanyl at Prince's home Officials in Minneapolis investigating Prince's death found falsely labeled counterfeit pills at the musician's house that contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. An official told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity the pills were stamped with a code that identifies them as containing a mix of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, a far less potent opioid.
Amber Heard gives it all away You can't accuse this particular ex- of greed: Two days after Johnny Depp's estranged wife Amber Heard agreed to a $7 mil divorce settlement, she gave it all to charity. The American Civil Liberties Union and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles will receive $3.5 mil each, says the Hollywood Reporter.
We want HRH Elizabeth II Which celeb would you want to give you a tour of London? In a new poll, Americans picked Queen Elizabeth as their dream tourist guide. HRH QEII beat out her grandsons Princes William and Harry, not to mention Princess Kate, Adele, David Beckham, and William Shakespeare, who has been retired for a bit.
Changes coming to 'Radio Times' The WHYY show Radio Times tweeted on Thursday: "Exciting changes coming to @whyyradiotimes. Starting next week, Marty will only do the interview for Hour 1. Marty Moss-Coane, celebrating 25 years this year as host of the show, announced on the air that the second hour will be hosted by anchor/reporter Mary Cummings-Jordan.
Taran Killam: No idea Why did Saturday Night Live boot comic Taran Killam after six seasons? "I don't know fully," Killam tells Uproxx.com. "I was never given a reason why, really." Killam says he thinks SNL may be miffed about the time he needs to take to direct the Arnold Schwarzenegger pic Why We're Killing Gunther.
President Obama: Feminist President Obama admits men don't usually notice just how thoroughly negative gender stereotypes dominate our culture. Men don't really get it, the prez writes in Glamour mag, until they have to raise daughters. That's when "you see the subtle and not-so-subtle social cues transmitted through culture," he writes. "You feel the enormous pressure girls are under to look and behave and even think a certain way."
Eva Mendes on the circle of life Eva Mendes attended the funeral of her brother Carlos, who died of cancer in the spring, in the same week she and Ryan Gosling welcomed their now-3-month-old baby, Amada Lee. "It was really, really intense and obviously beyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful," Mendez, 42, tells People.
Kimmel 2016-17 season The Kimmel Performing Arts Center has announced its 2016-17 season. Offerings range from family fare (Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China, Oct. 30) to Broadway (Dirty Dancing (May 16-21, 2017) to jazz (The Chucho Valdés-Joe Lovano Quintet, Nov. 4) to celebs (Steve Martin and Martin Short, Oct. 28-29). For more info, see our Arts Blog at Philly.com/kimmel1617.
Doherty battles cancer Shannen Doherty is sharing her battle with breast cancer. The Beverly Hills, 90210 star has posted pics on Instagram that show her cutting her shoulder-length hair, then shaving her head. (Chemotherapy causes heavy hair loss.)
War of attrition: Swift, West Political analysts continue to express alarm at the deepening rift between Taylor Swift and Kanye West that threatens to upset the balance of world power. At issue is Swift's disapproval of a verse in West's song "Famous": "For all my Southside [bleep] that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."
Someone who looked like her It took a while before the mass media caught on to the fact that not everyone looks like Ozzy and Harriet. Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones says she remembers the day when, as a kid, she saw the first star who looked like folks in her family.
Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.
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