Prince died on eve of planned meeting with addiction doctor

Courtesy The News International 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. California doctor Howard Kornfeld was first contacted by Prince representatives on April 20, one day before the singer’s…

Prince had painkiller Percocet in his system: reports

Courtesy The News International 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. Prince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement…

Chicago eyes $1.5 bn bonds for ‘Star Wars’ filmmaker Lucas’ museum

Courtesy The News International Los Angeles: Bonds valued at up to $1.5 billion would be issued under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to bring a museum, proposed by “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas, to Chicago, the city said on Monday. The museum will feature Lucas’ collection of paintings, illustrations and digital art. The bonds would be…

‘Jungle Book’ opens to smashing $103.6 million

Courtesy The News International LOS ANGELES: “The Jungle Book” dominated the weekend box office, grossing a massive $103.6 million, and extending the Walt Disney Company’s success in making live action versions of its classic animated features. That ranks as the second biggest April opening in history, behind only “Furious 7’s” $147.2 million launch. With “Cinderella,”…