AUTHORITIES OBTAIN SEARCH WARRANT FOR PRINCE'S HOUSE
Authorities have obtained a search warrant for Prince's house yesterday (April 28th) in Carver County, Minnesota. According to TMZ, sources say that authorities want to see if there are evidence of drugs, correspondence, prescriptions and medical information.
The sheriff's office said in the request for a warrant that they want to keep the information in the warrant confidential because "premature disclosure of the details provided in the search warrant and its accompanying documents may compromise this law enforcement investigation by causing the search or related searches to be unsuccessful."
The judge ordered that the sensitive documents be sealed for six months or until the commencement of any criminal case.
Meanwhile, L.A. Times reported that there will be a tribute to Prince with a public memorial at City Hall in Los Angeles on May 6th.
UPDATE: The Associated Press reported Thursday (April 28th) that investigators are looking into whether Prince died from a drug overdose. A law enforcement official said that they are also looking into whether a doctor was prescribing the singer drugs prior to his death.
Officials have said that investigators are also looking into whether a doctor was onboard Prince's plane when it made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois.
MORE RUMORS SURROUNDING PRINCE'S DEATH
In other news, there are still several unconfirmed rumors going around regarding Prince's death. The National Enquirer has reported that sources are claiming Prince was allegedly diagnosed with AIDS just six months before his death and refused treatment because he believed God would heal him. The tabloid also reported that the musician contracted HIV in the mid-90s but it only developed into AIDS six months ago -- and he had been preparing to die.
Other reports say that Prince was addicted to painkiller Percocet. According to CNN, the musician had prescription painkillers on him at the time of his death.
The music icon died on April 21st in his home in Minnesota. He was 57.
TRACY MORGAN REMEMBERS PRINCE
Tracy Morgan revealed his favorite memory of Prince. In an essay for Billboard, he recalled attending a party at Prince's Los Angeles home, saying, "About seven years ago, I went to a party at Prince's house in Los Angeles. We had to take a bus there -- Jennifer Lopez, everybody was on this bus -- and Prince performed with his band in the living room. The liquor was flowing and everybody was getting nice. At the end of the night, me and my boy Bradley were drunk. We had these two girls on the sofa and we were talking, joking, laughing. Prince and his wife came downstairs and they had on purple pajamas. He said, 'Tracy, get the f*ck out!'"
He continued, "As I walked out the door, I grabbed him by the back of the neck and I pulled him close to me. I noticed that mole on his face -- he was so pretty, I turned gay for about five seconds -- and I said, 'My father loved 'When Doves Cry.' And he said, 'Yeah, yeah. Just get the f*ck out.'"
He added, "Prince's music taught me how to suck t*tties! He taught me how to be gentle. Because of him, I once sucked a t*tty for an hour. At the end, it looked like a tater tot."
LEAH REMINI SUPPORTS NEW BOOK BY FATHER OF SCIENTOLOGY LEADER Ron Miscavige, father of Scientology leader David Miscavige, is about to publish a new memoir called Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me. The book has been slammed by the church but has the full support of former Scientologist Leah Remini. Both Leah and Ron appear on ABC's 20/20 tonight (April 29th) to discuss the book and speaking out against the church. Leah explains how she reached out to Ron after word spread that he left Scientology saying, "I tracked him down. I called him and I offered my support because I know he must have felt alone. I just wanted him to know that we were willing to take them in because there is no place for them to go unless they have family, which is very rare, outside of the church."
The church has slammed Ron's book as a work of fiction and has threatened to take legal action.
JUDGE THROWS OUT RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST CHARLIE SHEEN Charlie Sheen may be in hot water with his ex-wives but no longer with his ex-fiancée.
TMZ is reporting that a judge in L.A. threw out the restraining order that Brett Rossi acquired against Charlie after alleged threats he made on her life. Brett was granted a temporary order that was overturned on Thursday (April 28th) because she was a no show in court. She was apparently in Atlanta for a paid appearance at a strip club.
The case will be revisited on May 18th.
Meanwhile, Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller are teaming up to go after Charlie for more child support. He recently had his payments lowered from $55,000 a month only $10,000 because he apparently could no longer afford the higher amount. The ex-wives are reportedly trying to argue that they can't afford to pay their own bills -- including one for a child who has been receiving psychological help. They are building a team to bring Charlie back to court for more money.
KELLY RIPA MAKES JOKE ON LIVE! AMID NETWORK DRAMA Kelly Ripa made a little joke about the drama going on at Live! on Thursday's (April 28th) show while meeting a loud armadillo along with Michael Strahan.
Something flew off the critter and onto Kelly which prompted wildlife expert Peter Gros to say, "PETER: Would you like a napkin? KELLY: No, I just want to take him into contract negotiations with me! MICHAEL: I mean, wow!"
It is unclear if Michael was actually reacting to Kelly's comment or just the animal's behavior.
Page Six is reporting that all of the recent drama with the show has the people at ABC News doing major damage control. A source at the network said, "We don't discuss Kelly. It's awkward...when people do, it's in a very hushed tone."
It was announced earlier this week that Michael's last day on the show will be May 13th.
KYLIE JENNER CONSIDERS HERSELF A FEMINIST Kylie Jenner considers herself a feminist, although she may not be outspoken about the issue in public. In the June issue of Glamour, Kylie said, "I mean, of course I do, but I don't think I stand up in public that way a lot. Not that I don't feel things in my personal life, but yes: I do consider myself a feminist. I'm a young woman, for one thing, and I don't depend on a man or anybody else. I make my own money and start my own businesses, and I feel like I'm an inspiration for a lot of young girls who want to stand on their own."
On managing her finances, the Jenner sister said, "I haven't had a dollar of my mum's money for five years. Ever since I started earning my own money, I've paid for everything: all my cars, houses, clothes, everything. I like to know exactly what's going on and I'm actually quite careful with what I spend. We all are as a family."
She went on to reveal that she would like to step back from the spotlight. Kylie continued, "I only show people what I want them to see. And in time, I think I'll just slowly start moving behind the scenes. Keeping Up With The Kardashians has to end eventually, and I'm not going to leave until we're done with it, but by 20 I want to have the whole of my cosmetics line out because that's my primary focus. I definitely won't want to be doing anything else that would make me more public."
GWYNETH PALTROW SPEAKS ON THE SUCCESS OF HER CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING Gwyneth Paltrow admits that timing her divorce announcement was a big part of making her "conscious uncoupling" from Chris Martin so successful.
She explains in the new issue of UK's Red magazine, "Time is an important part in it as well. We had broken up a year before we announced it, so we would have this time to work through everything. But it's also almost about having to press the 'override' button whenever you feel angry or jealous or whatever, broken-hearted. You have to press the button -- I'm going back to the baseline of I love this person, he's the father of my children, he's a wonderful man. I'm just going to put my shit aside for right now." Gwyneth adds, "It really has not been easy for me at times, I'm sure it's not been easy for him. But when we said we're going to put the children first, we meant it. If you want to put your children first then why are you slagging your husband off in front of them? So we really tried and that meant I'm gonna check my shit at the door, and I'm going to focus on all the reasons that I love you, that you're like my brother and my family forever and we'll deal with that stuff another time. It's not always easy, but it's just the way we wanted to try to do it. I have to say it wasn't the outcome we were hoping for, but it was our outcome and we've really done the best that we can."
Gwyneth and Chris announced their split in 2014 but according to The Sun, the divorce was not finalized until last month.
They are parents to 11-year-old daughter Apple and 12-year-old son Moses.
OITNB'S DIANE GUERRERO SPEAKS ON HER PARENTS BEING DEPORTED Orange Is The New Black actress, Diane Guerrero, has opened up about how she dealt with her parents being deported as a teen. The actress spelled out the situation in her new book, In the Country We Love. In an audiobook clip from the memoir, which was released by Entertainment Weekly, Guerrero said, "Deported. Long before I fully understood what that word meant, I'd learn to dread it. With every ring of my family's doorbell, with every police car passing on the street, a horrifying possibility hung in the air – my parents might one day be sent back to Columbia."
The Jane the Virgin star went on to reveal that she discovered her parents had been deported when she came home to an empty home. She continued, "Day after day, year after year, my mom and dad tried desperately to become American citizens and keep our family together … and in the end, none of their efforts were enough to keep them here in the country we love. My story is heartbreakingly common."
Guerrero added that she hopes her story can help children find comfort in knowing that it is possible to survive such circumstances.
Her parents have not been able to come back to the U.S., not even as visitors.
The memoir hits shelves on May 3rd.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP RONALD REAGAN'S SON IS PISSED ABOUT UPCOMING MOVIE: Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, is not happy with a newly announced movie that makes light of his father's Alzheimer's struggle. News broke on Wednesday (April 27th) that Will Ferrell will be playing the 40th president in a comedy about an intern who has to convince the ailing POTUS that he is actually an actor playing the president for a role. Michael tweeted, "What an Outrage. Alzheimers is not joke. It kills. You should be ashamed all of you. Alzheimers is not a comedy!" He tweeted again on Thursday (April 28th,) "Alzheimers is not a comedy it robs you then it kills you @THR. Alzheimers is not a comedy first it robs you then it kills you.#Alzheimers."
KIM BASINGER SPEAKS ON SPLIT FROM ALEC BALDWIN: Kim Basinger admits that things got nasty with her ex-husband, Alec Baldwin, after they divorced and it definitely had an effect on their daughter Ireland. Kim told The Edit, "Divorce is hard on a kid, no matter how you cut it. And ours was very public and nasty. So I brought up Ireland in a very unconventional way." She continued, "I just wanted her to be free. If she wanted to have her friends over and write over the walls with pen, that was fine. I wanted her childhood to be full of love and light and animals and friends. Alec and I are cool now, though. Life goes on." Kim and Alec were married nearly nine years before splitting in 2002. It took them four years to work out a custody agreement for Ireland.
JORDAN PEELE RECOMMENDS ELOPING TO EVERYONE: It was announced earlier this week that Keanu star Jordan Peele and comedian Chelsea Peretti eloped instead of planning a huge wedding and they can't recommend it enough. Jordan told People magazine, "We spent the money on ourselves and we had a day for us and we sort of got away, and it was the best thing we could've done. I recommend elopement to anyone! Tell your family about it later." He went on to say of their relationship, "I'll tell you, it felt even better after getting married. I know this is just a perfect situation, because every day it gets better."
CHYNA'S MANAGER CALLS HER DEATH AN ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE:Chyna's manager and best friend, Anthony Anzaldo, is referring to her death as an accidental overdose. He told NBC, "She accidentally and unintentionally misused her legally prescribed medication over the course of 2-3 weeks." Anthony broke the news of her death on Facebook last week writing, "It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world has passed away. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her."
REP DENIES ROMANCE BETWEEN MISCHA BARTON AND ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV: A rep for Mischa Barton is denying that she has been dating her former Dancing With the Stars partner Artem Chigvintsev. Rumors have been circulating about them since they have been spotted hanging out even though they were eliminated from the show. Her rep clarified, "All of these reports are false. Mischa and Artem are not dating. The experience of Dancing with the Stars has a tendency to really bond partners and pros. They have remained friends since the show."
EVA MENDES LOSES HER BROTHER TO CANCER: Eva Mendes is mourning the loss of her older brother, Carlos Mendez, who lost his battle with throat cancer. His death was confirmed by Eva’s younger brother Carlo Mendez last Sunday (April 17th) on Instagram. He said, "With absolute pain and sadness in my heart this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through in my life and as I’m writing this I’m still in disbelief. My brother has passed away peacefully this morning. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for those who have prayed and have kept my brother in your thoughts and who wished him to get better. He fought with all his might and power and gave cancer one hell of a fight. He leaves behind a 13 year old and a 5 year old. I love you my brother may god bless you and I’ll see you once again." The memorial service for the actress’ brother was held on Tuesday (April 26th).
INDUSTRY NEWS DREW BARRYMORE TO NARRATE NEW NBC SERIES:Drew Barrymore has signed on to narrate a new NBC show called First Dates. The show will explore first dates that are happening all on the same night at a restaurant in Chicago. The participants are of varying ages, backgrounds, and places from all over the U.S. It is based on a show that originated in the U.K.
SYLVESTER STALLONE JOINS NEW TV SERIES: Sylvester Stallone has signed to star in his first television show. The project is an adaptation of Mario Puzo'sOmerta -- the final book in the author's mafia trilogy. The Rocky star is expected to play the mafia head. Antoine Fuqua is adapting the book for the small screen.
ALICIA VIKANDER TO PLAY LARA CROFT: Oscar winner Alicia Vikander has landed the role of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. It was previously rumored that Daisy Ridley was the frontrunner for the gig. Roar Uthaug will direct.
VIOLA DAVIS SIGNS DEAL WITH ABC: Viola Davis has signed a development deal with ABC with her company, JuVee Productions. She and her husband will produce content for the network's broadcast, cable, streaming services and digital platforms. They have also hired Bravo's Andrew Wang as the head of television development and production.
NAT GEO ORDERS FIRST SCRIPTED SERIES: Nat Geo is getting into the scripted series business. The network has ordered a show called Genius from Fox 21 TV. The first season will focus on Albert Einstein. Ron Howard has signed on to direct the first episode.
FLOTUS AND JILL BIDEN TO APPEAR ON ‘THE VOICE’:First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will appear on The Voice alongside the show’s coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams. According to E! News, FLOTUS nor Biden will be judging on the show, instead they will be promoting the fifth anniversary of their organization Joining Forces. Also, the show’s audience will be filled with active duty and retired service members and military families. They will appear on the show on Monday (May 2nd). On Tuesday (May 3rd), the First Lady will guest star on NCIS in an episode that will also promote the organization.
KATE HUDSON CLAIMS HER FAMILY DOESN'T KEEP SECRETS Kate Hudson appeared on the Today show on Thursday (April 28th) to promote her role in Mother's Day about a family keeping a lot of secrets.
When asked about keeping secrets in her own family, she responded, "My mom is my great confidante. I pretty much do tell my mom everything. It's vice versa. Look...unfortunately or fortunately, our family is very open. There's some things that we don't necessarily want to know about each other, but everything is out on the table in our family."
Kate's mother is Goldie Hawn and her father is actor/musician Bill Hudson whom she and her brother have been estranged from. She has said in interviews that she considers Goldie's longtime boyfriend, Kurt Russell, to be her father figure.