MAC MILLER’S DEATH OFFICIALLY RULED AN ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE – (11/06/2018)
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has released the toxicology report revealing the cause of Mac Miller’s death. According to Page Six via TMZ, Miller died from “mixed drug toxicity,” specifically fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol. His death was categorized as an accidental overdose.
According to the report, the rapper’s assistant found him unresponsive on his bed in a “praying position,” kneeling forward with his fan resting on his knees. The assistant described Miller as already being “blue” during the 911 call. The site also reports that there was a 1/4-inch cut on the bridge of the rapper’s nose, and there was blood coming out of one nostril. An empty bottle of alcohol was also found on the nightstand, and a bottle of prescription pills was found in the bathroom. A rolled up $20 bill with white powered residue was also found in his right pocket.
As previously reported, Mac Miller died on September 7th in the bedroom of his Studio City, California home. He was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. He was 26.
A number of the rapper’s friends honored him in Los Angeles on October 31st during the “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert. The event, which benefitted The Mac Miller Circles Fund, featured performances from Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper, John Mayer, Miguel, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign and more.
ARIANA GRANDE’S EX RICKY ALVAREZ SPEAKS OUT; NORMANI JOINS ‘SWEETENER – (11/06/2018)
Normani announced on Monday that she will be joining Ariana Grande as support for the first leg of The Sweetener World Tour.
“excited would be an absolute understatement,” Normani shared on Twitter with her fans. “I’m feeling special right now because I get to spend three months on tour with @arianagrande 💕 the sweetest of angels. THANK YOU! See y’all soon.”
Meanwhile, Ariana’s ex Ricky Alvarez has something to say about his mention in her new song “thank u, next!”
Ari gave a shout-out to her former tour dancer with the lyrics, “Wrote some songs about Ricky/ Now I listen and laugh.”
Ricky – who knew about the line before the song was released – took to his Instagram Stories to post a video of himself listening to the song and zooming in when his name was dropped.
“HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH IM SORRY U GOT THE WORST LINE,” Ariana replied. “It was meant v lovingly.”
“Nothing but gratitude,” Ricky shared. “Thank u, next. … (those songs are fire tho… you’re welcome).” Ariana was first linked to Ricky in the summer of 2015. Their split was confirmed a year later in 2016.
Ariana will be making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week for the debut performance of “thank u, next.” She will appear on Ellen’s show on Wednesday and will also perform her current single “Breathin’” on television for the first time.
IDRIS ELBA IS PEOPLE’S SEXIEST MAN ALIVE: Idris Elba has been crowned Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. The 46-year-old Brit has become one of Hollywood’s most respected stars, People points out, starting with his breakthrough role in America as drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s hit series The Wire to his role as Heimdall in Marvel’s Thor franchise. Elba is the 33rd man to receive the honor. He tells the magazine of his awkward high school years: “I was very tall and skinny. And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, okay? I got picked on a little bit. But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”
REBEL WILSON APOLOGIZES FOR BLOCKING CRITICS ON TWITTER: After Rebel Wilson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and said she was the first plus-sized woman to star in a rom-com, and then defended herself on Twitter even as several critics pointed out Queen Latifah, Mo’Nique, Melissa McCarthy and others had starred in rom-coms previously, she began blocking people who disagreed with her. So many in fact, they created a hashtag community, #RebelWilsonBlockedMe. Monday night, she apologized, not only for her initial comments, but also for blocking people, explaining she was “hurting.” She wrote: “With the help of some very compassionate and well-thought out responses from others on social media, I now realize what I said was not only wrong but also incredibly hurtful. Again, I am deeply sorry.”
ANDREW LINCOLN REVEALS ‘WALKING DEAD’ PEEVE AS FRANCHISE PREPARES NEXT LIFE – (11/06/2018)
After appearing on The Walking Dead for the last time Sunday night, Andrew Lincoln sounded off on the AMC show with The New York Times.
He says that he shared many fans’ distress at the death of Steven Yeun’s Glenn.
“Because Steven Yeun was such an important part of the rhythm of my years,” Lincoln said. “If anything, it’s probably like being in a boy band — you only have each other as a reference point. And then they start taking them away from you.”
Plus, he didn’t like the way Glenn was killed (with a baseball bat until his eye popped out).
“We’ve been able to terrify people in film for 100 years without having to show an eyeball,” Lincoln said. “When that happens, it diminishes what we’re trying to make, which in my mind’s eye is a family drama set in hell. It’s not a sort of B-movie gore-fest.” Lincoln also suggested that “it would be more disturbing just keeping the camera on Maggie’s face,” and that “maybe that’s why I want to direct, because I want to make what I’ve been filming in my head.”
THE WALKING DEAD LIVES
Meanwhile, AMC is planning to expand the universe of The Walking Dead, with a series of three films set to begin production next year.
“It’s not the beginning of the end, it’s the end of the beginning. And I like the idea that we get to tell a bigger story, maybe with a sort of wider vista,” Lincoln said on The Talking Dead, AMC‘s after-show about the zombie hit. “I’ve always been interested in what’s going on out there, you know, whether or not there is contact with the wider world.”
Lincoln himself will lead the films, which will tell the story of what happened to him post-show. Fan favorites Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol) have also signed new deals. Reedus, who also hosts and exec produces AMC‘s motorcycle series Ride With Norman Reedus, will make $350,000 per episode on top of additional guarantees and advances in a deal that sources say could be worth anywhere from $50 million to $90 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
McBride will earn an estimated $20 million over three years, per THR.
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