Los Angeles County coroner's report released on Monday revealed a mixture of drugs that were in actress Carrie Fisher's system when she went into cardiac arrest on an L.A.-bound flight and later died. Fisher's toxicology review found evidence of cocaine, methadone, MDMA (better known as ecstasy), alcohol and opiates when she was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital on Dec. 23, a toxicology report showed. ... "My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases," [daughter Billie] Lourd told People. read more
Kathy Griffin is fighting back against the abuse and "death threats" she has received in light of controversial images released earlier this week that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump. read more
When asked about the idea of running for president of the United States in the future, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson left the door open in an interview published Wednesday. According to Caity Weaver of GQ, The Rock said, "I think that it's a real possibility," with regard to an attempt to become commander in chief.
Driving while on drugs was associated with more deaths in 2015 than driving with alcohol in one's system, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains a bigger problem and say that "drugged driving," as the report refers to it, needs more research. Of those tested, 43% of motorists who died had drugs in their system, the report said. This number surpassed the 37% of motorists who died who tested positive for alcohol in the same year.
Lonzo Ball pulled his hamstring during UCLA's season-ending loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, his father LaVar Ball revealed Thursday, adding it prevented him from taking over for teammates that lacked the athleticism required to win a national championship. "Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow. I told Lonzo, 'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they're right there."