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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince? A drug overdose? It's something investigators are taking a close look at. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press investigators are looking into whether the musician died from an overdose. Also under investigation -- is whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home a week ago yesterday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. But the official said among the things that were being looked into is whether a doctor was with Prince on the plane that made an emergency landing in Illinois less than a week before he died -- and what kind of drugs Prince might have been taken.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- What's in the vault? It's a question music lovers are asking about Prince, now that he has been dead for just over a week. The performer had a number of great hits during his long career. But now there will be a focus on some of the stuff Prince never released -- and alternate versions of the stuff he did. Prince was known as a prolific writer and recorder -- and because he was constantly tweaking his musical style, it's hoped that there may be some treasures hidden in the trove of unreleased material. But others note that a number of artists have died -- and when the unreleased recordings were finally made public, it was clear why the artist never released them.
ATLANTA (AP) -- An attorney for Katt Williams says he plans to do his own investigation into the latest criminal charges his client faces. The comedian and actor was arrested near Atlanta after police say he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager. Authorities quote witnesses as saying Williams became upset after his family arrived at the eatery and seated themselves -- only to be told the seats were reserved for another party. When Williams arrived at the restaurant, an argument escalated and Williams threw the salt shaker at the manager. Attorney Drew Findling says he will be investigating the witnesses to the incident. He says Williams' celebrity makes him a target when he goes out in public.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They are as much a part of the Memorial Day tradition as the flags, picnics and parades. Actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will be returning to host the annual Memorial Day concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It's the 11th straight year the two have worked the event -- and both are longtime advocates for veterans' issues. The musical headliners at the May 29th event will be the Beach Boys.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It isn't the only attempt to tell the story of the rise and fall of Whitney Houston -- but it's the first one to be done with the blessing of the singer's estate. Whether that's a good a thing or not -- we'll have to see. But the movie will be done by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald. Among those who will be interviewed for the project will be Arista Records chief Clive Davis. No word on who will distribute the film here in the U.S.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You don't often hear those who create a movie urging people to whip out their smartphones during the showing and point them at the screen. But it's happening. The creators of the "Angry Birds" movie say they hope that will happen. Rovio Entertainment says it is dropping a code in the credits in the upcoming animated film based on the videogame. The code will launch an exclusive level for a new game called "Angry Birds Action!" So far, the company says there's been no pushback from theaters to stop people from pulling out their phones, even if it's at the end of the movie.
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a big deal in the game show world in the mid-to-late 1970s -- and now it's making a comeback with Alec Baldwin at the helm. Baldwin has been named the host of a revival of "Match Game." The game features two contestants who compete to match the answers from celebrities in filling in the missing blank from a phrase or statement. It will join a Sunday night game show lineup that will feature Steve Harvey hosting "Celebrity Family Feud" and Michael Strahan hosting "The 100,000 Pyramid." The block of game shows will be rolled out on June 26.
PRINCE - INVESTIGATION
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince?
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Weedman is in trouble with the law again.
US consumer spending inches up in March
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers boosted their spending by a tiny amount in March as purchases of nondurable goods such as clothing offset a big fall in spending on autos and other long-lasting items.
IN THE NEWS: "ANGRY BIRDS" AND SMARTPHONES
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some people can't seem to leave their cellphones alone -- even while at the movies.
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