They should change the name of the show to AWKWARD! With Kelly and Michael!
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This is big news!!
The first ever documentary on Whitney Houston that is being officially authorized by her estate is in the works, with Kevin Macdonald at the helm set to direct!
The filmmaker has apparently been given "unprecedented" levels of access to Whitney's closest family and friends, alongside hours and hours of never before seen video from the singer's life, from childhood all the way through stardom.
The film is also set to include an interview with Clive Davis, the founder and head honcho at Arista Records and one of the chief execs at Sony's music label, who is widely regarded as the man who first brought Houston on to the national scene.
Macdonald, who has already won an Oscar for the powerful terrorism documentary One Day In September, said of his motivation centering on Whitney in the project:
A week after Prince's unexpected death, authorities are one step closer to figuring out how the music legend died.
On Thursday, law enforcement told the Associated Press that they are investigating the possibility that the Purple Rain artist suffered an overdose.
As we reported, sources close to the 57-year-old said the musician was prescribed Percocet in 2009 and slowly became addicted.
On April 15 after a performance in Atlanta, the Grammy winner reportedly overdosed on the drug while in flight, prompting the plane to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois. Police are trying to figure out if a doctor was present for this ordeal.
Additionally, officials are investigating what type of drugs were on the plane, and what kind were at his Paisley Park house.
As we wrote on Thursday, police obtained a warrant to search his Minnesota mansion.
Our thoughts and prayers go to Prince's friends and family during this difficult time.
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We had a feeling this would happen.
According to sources connected with TMZ, Prince's only full-blooded sibling Tyka Nelson lost it at a meeting to discuss the late icon's assets. The singer's half-siblings Omarr and Alfred were also in attendance.
Per the insiders, Tyka and Alfred got into a heated discussion two hours into the meeting after he voiced his displeasure over not being invited to his brother's memorial service since Ms. Nelson was the one who had planned the intimate event. The convo apparently got SO heated that the musician's estranged sister stormed out of the room.
To make matters even more tense, the half-siblings accused T.N. of trying to get a bigger chunk of Prince's estate even though under Minnesotan law it doesn't matter if you're only-half related to the deceased. Basically, Tyka is acting greedy.
After the awkward sit down, someone appointed from the 57-year-old's bank took Alfred to his brother's Paisley Park mansion so he could properly grieve. It's nice to know he was given the chance to say goodbye.
Sheesh. We really hope Tyka and her six siblings can work this out — this isn't about money at the end of the day. Prince's legacy and memory is way more important.
So, whose side are YOU on?
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Tracy Morgan really loved Prince!
In an essay for Billboard Magazine, Trace recalled his favorite and most hilarious memories of the late icon. From "going gay" for the singer to bonding over the legend's music with his late dad, Morgan's message covered A LOT of feelings!
For those who don't know, Morgan spent some quality time with the 57-year-old throughout the years. The first time was when T.M. attended a wild party at the Prince's El Lay area home.
Speaking on the fun memory, the poppa recalled:
"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– out!" 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– out.'"
Ha! This anecdote is everything! We don't doubt a lot of people would have "turned gay" for the musician!
The funny man went on to add:
"Prince's music taught me how to suck titties! He taught me how to be gentle. Because of him, I once sucked a titty for an hour. At the end, it looked like a tater tot."
Oh man… there's so much too dissect in that comment. We're glad the Minnesota native was such a source of inspiration for Tracy!
You can read the actor's full post HERE.
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Our hearts are breaking for Eva Mendes.
The actress' older brother — who spelled his last name with a 'z' instead of an 's' — Carlos Mendez has tragically lost his battle with cancer at 53 years old.
The 42-year-old's younger brother, Carlo Mendez, revealed the sad news on his Instagram on April 17, captioning a sweet snap with Carlos:
"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 also added that his brother is survived by two young children, writing:
"He fought with all his might and power and gave cancer one hell of a fight. He leaves behind 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."
See his touching tribute (below):
This is still so hard to wrap our heads around.
On Wednesday, Chyna's manager Anthony Anzaldo gave some insight into what might've caused the WWE icon's untimely passing.
Apparently, Anthony believes that a combination of Ambien and Valium probably caused the American athlete to overdose. How sad!
The manager noted:
While there has been plenty to talk about in the wake of the singer's death, one of the more controversial topics surrounding the death has been the circumstances in which he died and whether or not painkillers were involved.
Before Prince's passing, he was involved in an incident where his plane had to make an emergency landing and the legendary rock star was allegedly treated for a drug overdose. In fact, it was later reported that the Grammy winner OD'd on the painkiller Percocet!
Since then, there has been a lot of conflicting reports as people have taken different sides about the rumored overdose, but now there are more sources linked to the rocker's family that have come forward! The insiders told TMZ that