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Prince had painkiller Percocet in his system: reports


Music superstar Prince's autopsy found the painkiller Percocet in his system, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KSTP-TV reported on Thursday, citing sources close to the investigation.

Janus' Bill Gross sells part of famed stamp collection

Billionaire bond manager Bill Gross has sold part of his famed stamp collection for $4.5 million and will donate some of the proceeds to a philanthropic arm of his former employer, Pacific Investment Management Co, which he is now suing.

04 May 2016

Janet Jackson returns to spotlight with new video

LOS ANGELES Janet Jackson has released a first look at her new music video entitled "Dammn Baby" -- just as several celebrity news outlets are reporting the singer is pregnant, citing unnamed sources. | Video

Music 05 May 2016

Artist ends lawsuit over Shkreli's one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album

NEW YORK An artist from Long Island, New York has ended his lawsuit blaming indicted drug executive Martin Shkreli and Wu-Tang Clan leader Robert "RZA" Diggs for stealing his illustrations for a one-of-a-kind album that Shkreli bought for $2 million.

Music, 04 May 2016

Prince died on eve of planned meeting with addiction doctor

Music legend Prince died one day before he was scheduled to meet a doctor who specializes in addiction treatment for a "life-saving mission," the doctor's lawyer said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Music 04 May 2016

Congo lays to rest music and fashion legend Papa Wemba

KINSHASA Hundreds of thousands of mourning fans came out on Wednesday to bid a final farewell to Papa Wemba, the legendary Congolese singer who brought his tumultuous country's music to a world audience and became a national hero in the process.

Music, 04 May 2016

Orlando Bloom visits war-torn Ukraine

UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Orlando Bloom has traveled to war-torn eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of a global education crisis which faces children in humanitarian emergencies. | Video

Life 04 May 2016

Planned 'Star Wars' museum seeking 'locations outside of Chicago'

CHICAGO Filmmaker George Lucas is seeking a city other than Chicago to host his planned "Star Wars" museum after two years of waging a legal fight for a lakefront project site opposed by a local conservation group, his wife said on Tuesday.

Life, 04 May 2016

Drake joins Forbes list of top five richest hip-hop stars

NEW YORK Rapper Aubrey "Drake" Graham became the newest member of The Forbes Five club of hip-hop's wealthiest artists on Monday with a net worth of $60 million, according to Forbes.

Music, 04 May 2016

Kaskade on hidden popularity of dance music

As Kaskade prepares for one of the biggest concerts of his career this weekend in Los Angeles, the American DJ and music producer spoke to Reuters about the appeal of electronic dance music (EDM) and why people want to experience it live. | Video

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