Tom Petty died of drug OD

Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.

His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner's office earlier in the day that the overdose was caused due to a variety of medications.

The statement was posted moments before the Los Angeles coroner's office issued its official findings, which confirmed that Petty had a variety of medications, including fentanyl and oxycodone in his system.

They say Petty suffered from emphysema, a fractured hip, and knee problems that caused him pain, but he was still committed to touring.

He had just wrapped up a tour a few days before he died in October at age 66.





Russell Brand starts petition

Russell Brand has launched a petition demanding politicians take action to help homeless people displaced by Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle.

The British funnyman and activist wants council officials in Slough, England, which borders Windsor, where the royal couple will be married, to create a new homeless shelter in the town as a "wedding gift" to the royal couple.

Russell, 42, launched his petition, which had already gained 15,000 signatures by Friday, after Windsor council leader Simon Dudley wrote to the police asking them to deal harshly with the homeless to clear the town's streets before the wedding.

In a video posted on YouTube the Get Him to the Greek star compared Dudley's demands to "genocide" and added that harsh treatment of the homeless affects staff at a charity he works with, Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC).

He then called on council officials to give the charity a new building to use as a shelter and hub for the less fortunate.

"I'm suggesting that as a wedding present to Prince Harry and Meghan we encourage - insist - push Slough Council to donate a building to SHOC.

"The building already exists, all they have to do it sign a little bit of paper and the building can be used by SHOC to help the homeless that will be affected by this royal wedding, and they're already bl**dy homeless. I mean things aren't great right now."

In his petition, Russell wrote that the donation of the building would be a "great gift" for the couple. SHOC staff have worked from temporary premises for the last three months.

He also wrote that Slough council officials donation of the building would act as a "rebuke" to the Windsor council leader and claimed all they had to do was sign a "change of use" form allowing staff to use an existing empty property.

Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding will take place at Windsor Castle, St George's Chapel on 19 May.



Rapper Kodak Black arrested

Rapper Kodak Black has been ordered held without bail in Florida on seven felony charges that include child neglect and drug possession.

The Broward Sheriff's Office arrested the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, on Thursday. During a hearing Friday, Judge Joel Lazarus ordered him held in jail because he was already on probation.

Jail records show Octave was booked into jail Thursday night. He's also charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and marijuana possession. No further details were immediately available.

A lawyer for Octave wasn't listed on jail records.

Octave is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Florence, South Carolina, hotel room in 2016. He has been jailed several times in Broward County after violating probation.





Prince gets a buzz cut

The hair on the heir is no longer quite so apparent.

Prince William, whose hairline has been receding for years, has opted for a dramatic close-shaved new hairstyle.

The buzz cut was captured by photographers as 35-year-old William, who is second in line to the British throne behind his father Prince Charles, visited a London children's hospital on Thursday.

British bookmakers are looking to profit from William's hair loss. They are now taking bets on what style he will sport at younger brother Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle on May 19 at Windsor Castle.

Harry has teased William for years about his thinning hair.

Bookie William Hill is offering 1-2 odds on the current closely cropped style, 6-4 on a totally shaved head and 6-1 on a hair transplant.



Dion cancels more shows

Canadian singer Celine Dion has cancelled two more concerts in Las Vegas, making it seven shows she has cancelled this month due to illness.

A statement on her Facebook page says concerts on Friday and Saturday won't go ahead as scheduled because the singer "has been suffering for the past week from congestion and irritation of the vocal chords due to a lingering cold."

The statement said her physician "has instructed her to rest until these symptoms clear up completely."

Dion had previously cancelled a performance last Saturday and again on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Last week, Dion posted a similar statement saying she was "truly sorry" for cancelling a Saturday night concert.

The statement says Dion is expected to resume performances at The Colosseum on March 27. It also said ticket holders will be refunded for cancelled shows but promoters "are not responsible for hotel, travel or other expenses related to the cancellation."

Many fans on social media have largely been sympathetic and posted notes of best wishes for Dion, but some have expressed frustration that cancellations have often come at the last minute.

Others have called on Dion's promoters to give the singer an extended break, noting that many fans had booked expensive trips to Las Vegas specifically to see a concert.

After cancelling her show last Saturday, Dion told fans that "cancelling a show is the hardest thing I have to do, especially when I know that so many people have travelled far to see me in Las Vegas."



Artist slams Katy Perry

A visual artist has accused Katy Perry of stealing his work to use on the cover of her single Chained to the Rhythm.

London-based designer Dom Sebastian was browsing Spotify when he noticed striking similarities between artwork promoting the Hot Chip remix of Katy's track and a piece from his 2012 'Holographic Melt' series.

Dom then took to Instagram to call out the Teenage Dream singer and bosses at her label Capitol Records, writing, "@katyperry has stolen my artwork (this piece is from 2012) and used it on her single cover - I was never contacted by her or anyone from her team or label @capitolrecords."

Accusing her of unfairly profiting from his work he added: "What's more is that Katy has been selling my artwork as her own, as merchandise on her store, and through other outlets, as a $35 print. I'm shocked that @katyperry and @capitolrecords think it is acceptable to lift my work directly from my website and use it as they please without paying me or even contacting me."

A lithograph featuring the alleged stolen artwork is available from Katy's online store, but it is currently listed as having sold out.

Dom elaborated on his accusations in an interview with Paper magazine and said he had tried to reach out to Capitol executives and Katy's team, but had not received a reply.

"I have tried contacting them; Capitol Records make themselves hard to contact, so doing it through social media seems to be the best way of making sure something is done about it. Katy or her team are yet to respond," he explained.

The artist's Holographic Melt pictures feature hazy distorted patterns and became popular online after being shared by internet users, and he told Paper that this is not the first time he believes he has seen his work used without permission.

"A similar thing has happened before when I was walking through the London Underground, and saw my work had been incorporated into a company's advertising campaign on billboards without my permission," he said.

Chained to the Rhythm was released in February last year, and made the top five in the U.S. and U.K. charts.



Timberlake wants more kids

Justin Timberlake isn't done making babies with wife Jessica Biel just yet.

The 36-year-old singer is father to two-year-old son Silas with his actress spouse. But when it comes to further extending their family, Justin has some rather large aspirations.

"I want to have as many kids as we can, if I'm being honest," the singer confessed during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio on Thursday.

Following Silas' arrival, both Justin and Jessica took some time away from the spotlight to concentrate on parenthood. However, with a new album, Man of the Woods, set for release days before he plays the Super Bowl Halftime Show next month, Justin's career is well and truly back up and running.

Despite that, fatherhood will always be the most important part of Justin's life, with the former *NSYNC star adding to DJ Zane that he found becoming a parent made him take an retrospective look at his own upbringing.

"When you have kids, all of a sudden you're faced with your own childhood, good and bad. And, 'Am I going to completely mess this kid up?'" he mused. "I feel like the success of parenthood is feeling like I failed all day today, but I get to wake up tomorrow and do it again and, hopefully, they turn out to be a good human being."

Jessica is also enjoying success off the back of her recent TV series The Sinner, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. But when it comes to spending time together, or having date nights, she and Justin don't often get to go out together.

"My wife and I, when we have a night off and we get into bed and we sit down and watch a movie or something, we're like, 'What did we do before this? Did we go out to dinner? Were we at a bar? What did we do before this?'" Justin laughed.



Bieber's mom praises him

Justin Bieber's mom has heaped praise on her "amazing" son just days after his girlfriend Selena Gomez's mother made it clear she was not thrilled the couple was back together.

Earlier this week, Mandy Teefey admitted she was "not happy" with the fact her daughter appears to be getting back together with the Baby hitmaker.

Selena and Justin have not responded to Teefey's comments, but his mom, Pattie Mallette, has now taken to social media to express how proud she is of her son.

"I'm so proud of the amazing young man you are, and the young man you are becoming," she writes on Instagram alongside a picture of them on vacation. "None of us are perfect and never will be, (so we will always need patience and grace for each other), but your genuine growing relationship with Jesus is evident in the choices you are making daily and the good 'fruit' you bear."

"I admire your character and integrity," she continues. "You are maturing beautifully and wise beyond your years. You are so funny that I find myself laughing out loud when I'm alone, remembering something you said or did. And your heart is gold. I love you to the moon and back... Ps. Did I mention I was proud of you?"

Bieber has had a strained relationship with his mom in recent years and became estranged from her at the height of his legal troubles four years ago because he knew she was "disappointed" in him.

The singer previously confessed his period of bad behavior drove a wedge between himself and Mallette, and their once-close bond became "pretty nonexisting".

"I was distant because I was ashamed," he told Billboard magazine. "I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and I knew she was. We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust."

He paid tribute to Pattie on Mother's Day in 2015, thanking her for helping to bring his "stupid phase" to an end.

"This little 4'9" woman may not look like a mom but she is, and she's the best at it!", he wrote beside a photo of Pattie. "This woman taught me everything I know, how to love, how to be compassionate, how to be strong when the only thing u (sic) wanna be is weak, how to stand when all you want to do is fall.

"If it wasn't for this woman lets (sic) just say I would have had a way LONGER stupid phase. I love u and thank u for not giving up on me!"

Pattie, who raised her son as a single mom, famously served as Justin's manager in the very early days of his career, until the then-12 year old's talents were spotted on YouTube.com by music executive Scooter Braun.

Meanwhile, Gomez and Bieber reunited last year after she split from The Weeknd. In November, she opened up about reconnecting with Justin, revealing he has had an "impact" on her life.



$1,000 for Elvis cup?

A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Tulsa is being auctioned on eBay for more than $1,000.

North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in April 1956, after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Jones says a fan named June allegedly retrieved the cup the day after the performance, right before he left town for a show in Oklahoma City. A letter accompanying the collector's item says June had asked to keep the cup "as a little memento."

Jones says the highest bid for the cup was $1,080 as of Wednesday. He says the auction closes Sunday evening.



Christina Perri is a new mom

Singer Christina Perri is a new mom after welcoming a baby daughter.

The A Thousand Years star's new husband Paul Costabile has posted a photo of the family on Instagram, calling his baby daughter "the greatest gift we've ever known".

"Welcome to the world Carmella Stanley Costabile...," he adds. "Mom and our little principessa are doing great. Dad can't stop crying!"

The couple had no idea about the sex of the baby until little Carmella was born.

Paul previously said, "In a world of so much technology, we kind of decided to just wait and see what happens because we'd rather be surprised the day of. It's been an exciting waiting time."

Perri and Costabile tied the knot last month on the fourth anniversary of the day they first met.

The singer shared a romantic photo of the newlyweds on Instagram on 12 December, adding the caption: "On this day four years ago, we met. today, WE GOT MARRIED!!!"

Paul also gushed about their union on the picture sharing site, adding: "4 years ago today I met my dream girl in this room (sic). 4 years later today I married my dream girl and best friend. Pretty sure I'm the proudest I've EVER been to be able to call the most bellissima person + woman I've ever known now my wife!!! Whoa.

"I thank God for the gift of her, our relationship, our bambino on the way, our family's love and support and this unforgettable year. And for friends and fam (family) wondering... invites to an official shindig coming soon... now I'm going to go scream this news on rooftops across this town because I AM that guy."

The couple became engaged in June, when TV personality Costabile opened up about falling for his new fiancee before an interview.

Perri announced she was pregnant in August.



Salma Hayek heartbroken

Salma Hayek shared a touching tribute to her dog Lupe after she announced her death on Instagram.

The 51-year-old actress has previously described Lupe as her best friend and "greatest companion," and has even claimed that the Mexican street dog she rescued "saved" her.

Salma uploaded a photo of her cuddling her beloved friend, and wrote, "With my heart filled with love and pain I had to say goodbye to my Lupe," she shared to her 5.6 million followers. "I am so grateful for the 18 years she enriched my life with her great spirit.

"I have no words or tears to describe how much she meant to me. May she run free with my pack of dogs that are already waiting for her in dog heaven."

The Mexican film star concluded the post by translating her moving words into Spanish.

Salma mourned the loss of another dog two years ago, after a neighbor shot and killed her nine-year-old pooch Mozart. Salma's neighbors alleged the animal ran into their garage and attacked their own dogs, but the film star insisted that Mozart was not violent, reported The Associated Press.

The Oscar nominee is a well-known animal lover and has often spoken openly about her love for her pets.

"I have five horses, four alpacas, one cat, eight dogs, one hamster, five parrots, two fish, I'm sure I'm forgetting something!" she laughed, when she was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres show in 2013.

"You know this is like the Oscars, you forgetting someone. Oh, I forgot! I have bunny rabbits, I have turkeys, 20 chickens, same with the rabbits."



Kim K hasn't decided name

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have yet to find the perfect name for their newborn daughter, according to reports.

The reality star and her rapper spouse became parents of three when their surrogate gave birth to a baby girl on Monday. And while fans are on tenterhooks waiting for the announcement of the tot's name, following the pair's other children's unusual names, North and Saint, sources close to the couple insist they are "still trying to decide" on a moniker for the new arrival.

They are said to have left the hospital without settling on a name for their daughter, meaning they will have to file paperwork to make the name official at a later date, when they have eventually come to a decision.

The claim that they are struggling to come up with the perfect name comes after Kim caused a frenzy with a picture posted to her Instagram page on Wednesday. The 37-year-old shared a close-up snap of Louis Vuitton's famous monogram print with no caption, leading to fans speculating the newborn will have a name somehow derived from the designer's title.

Top guesses included "LV West", "Elle V West" and "Louis West", although others pointed out that Kim previously stated she likes names with just one syllable, telling TV host Ellen DeGeneres, "Short, easy to spell, one syllable, that's kind of my vibe" - suggesting Elle V might be the eventual choice.

Others suggested the picture was entirely unrelated to the couple's new baby, and Kim was simply referring to Wednesday's news that Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton's artistic director of menswear, was stepping down from his position after seven years. According to Vogue, the designer's last presentation for Louis Vuitton will be his Fall 2018 runway show on Thursday.



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