DEA: Prince had drug in him The daily drip-drip of news about Prince's death continues. (It's all so undignified.) The Minneapolis Star Tribune, citing sources familiar with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency investigation, says the opioid painkiller Percocet was detected in Prince's system when he died April 21. We'll have to wait days, if not weeks, for the official autopsy report.
Ripa's back! She's back! All creatures great and small uttered cheers of joy Tuesday at the sweet sight of Kelly Ripa, who returned to Live! With Kelly and [for a little while] Michael. Ripa returned after reportedly battling show producers and owner Disney-ABC over her cohost Michael Strahan's decision to quit the chat show in favor of a spot on Good Morning America.
Michael dumps Kelly Michael Strahan - that'd be the Michael in Live with Kelly and Michael - is leaving the show, ABC News says. The former New York Giants defensive end and NFL commentator will join the staff of ABC's Good Morning America as a full-time anchor in September. TMZ says Michael's Live cohost Kelly Ripa was "stunned and upset" when she heard the news.
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