Day in Pop Report for 04/05/2012


Whitney Houston Autopsy: Drug Spoon and Cocaine Were Found in Hotel Room
(TMZ) A "spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it" and a "white powdery substance" -- which we know was later tested and determined to be cocaine -- was found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died ... this according to the singer's final autopsy report.

The report reads, "Located on the south portion of the counter was a small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper, along with other miscellaneous items."

"Located in the top drawer, in the north side of the counter were remnants of a white powdery substance, and a portable mirror on a base." Officials found more white powder on the base of the mirror.

The report also states, "[Whitney] possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol."

According to the report, Whitney's body was discovered FACE DOWN in the bath tub ... with a "bloody purge coming from her nose."

The report notes Whitney had a history of substance abuse ... which was evident by a "perforation of posterior nasal septum."

The singer's official cause of death is listed as accidental drowning -- but heart disease and "chronic" cocaine use were contributing factors.

As TMZ previously reported, Whitney had cocaine in her system at the time of her death -- which tests showed she used immediately prior to her death.

Officials say Houston also had traces of marijuana in her system ... as well as Xanax (anxiety medication), Flexeril (muscle relaxer) and Benadryl (allergy medication).

As we previously reported, Whitney was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel. more on this story

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The Jacksons To Reunite for Tribute Tour To Michael
The Jacksons are reuniting for a summer tour to honor the memory of their late brother and Jackson Five vocalist Michael Jackson.

The North American tour is set to kick off on June 18, 2012 and marks the first time siblings Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson have toured together since their Victory Tour in 1984.

"This is a dream coming true," said Jackie Jackson of the tour. "I can't believe this is finally happening. There's nothing like having all the brothers on stage at the same time. This will be exciting for our fans around the world-- and I know at each concert, MJ's spirit will be in the house with us."

Honoring Michael's memory and bringing the fans all the timeless hits they know and love is also paramount for Jermaine Jackson, according to the announcement. "I am so happy and excited to perform again onstage with my brothers," he said. "I can't wait to sing all the songs that were so much a part of all of our lives. We are ready and committed to keep the family's legacy alive and perform once again with the highest level of excellence, creativity, and most of all, integrity." more on this story

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Mary J. Blige Disowns Chicken Commercial
(TMZ) Mary J. Blige says she never signed off on the controversial fried chicken ad that she shot for Burger King -- at least not the version that was blasted on the Internet.

In a statement, Mary J. tells TMZ, "I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that's not what was happening in that clip."

The spot -- which Burger King has since yanked from its YouTube site -- features Mary singing about a new crispy chicken wrap. The ad drew tons of criticism on Twitter for playing off a stereotype about African-Americans and chicken.

Mary also says, "I understand my fans being upset by what they saw. But, if you're a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow an unfinished spot like the one you saw to go out."

Burger King confirms the ad was released prematurely ... "before all of the licensing and final approvals were obtained." The fast food giant also says, "We would like to apologize to Mary J. and all of her fans for airing an ad that was not final."

Burger King says the final ... approved version will be released soon. more on this story

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Larry Miller Rushed To Hospital for Head Injury
(TMZ) Larry Miller -- who's starred in a TON of hit movies including "Nutty Professor" and "10 Things I Hate About You" -- is currently in the ICU at an L.A. hospital after suffering a freak injury to his head.

Miller's rep tells TMZ ... the 58-year-old actor was having a beer at an L.A. bar Tuesday after taping Adam Carolla's daily podcast show ... when he went outside to take a phone call.

On his way back into the bar, Miller lost his footing and fell backwards ... smacking the back of his head on the hard floor.

People at the scene rushed to his aid and called 911. Miller was transported to a nearby hospital ... where he was treated in the E.R. before being transferred to the intensive care unit.

We're told ... doctors have told Miller's family the actor is expected to make a full recovery, but they want to keep him in the ICU for a couple of days for observation.

Miller's resume is damn impressive ... he's appeared in "Pretty Woman" ... "Princess Diaries" ... "Necessary Roughness" ... "Curb Your Enthusiasm" ... "Boston Legal" ... and a whole lot more. more on this story

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CeeLo Green Gets Staged!
CeeLo Green is the latest artist to have his song lyrics Staged on the Warner Sound Youtube channel. Staged takes lyrics from one of Warner Music's favorite songs and dramatically re-interprets them in a short film.

For the CeeLo editions, Two fighters step into the ring to settle an old score in this classic tale of a courageous underdog versus a menacing giant.

Starring: Brandon Olive and Fred Ochs and Special Guest Star Bill Goldberg you can check it out right now, right here.

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Justin Bieber Near The Top With Boyfriend
(popmusiclife) Justin Bieber has made yet another splash on the US charts. Billboard reports Justin's new single, "Boyfriend," has debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

While Fun's "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae held on to the #1 spot for a fifth week, Bieber's lead single from his forthcoming "Believe" album had the second-highest-ever debut digital sales week.

"Boyfriend" opens atop the Digital Songs chart with 521,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since SoundScan began tracking digital sales (in February 2005), only Flo Rida's "Right Round" has debuted on Digital Songs with a higher total (636,000, the week of Feb. 28, 2009). more on this story

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Katy Perry 3D Movie Trailer Goes Online
(popmusiclife) Earlier this week, Katy Perry offered up a preview tease of her upcoming 3D concert movie, "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D."

The 3D documentary was directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, both of whom served as producers on Justin Bieber's 2011 3D "Never Say Never," which grossed $73 million in the States alone.

The film will premiere on July 5. Now, the singer has unveiled the full trailer for the film; watch it here

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Tila Tequila Leaves Rehab After Suicide Scare
(TMZ) Tila Tequila is officially out of rehab ... after 30 days of intense counseling for her substance abuse and psychological issues ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Tila tells TMZ, the reality star "has successfully completed her program in rehab and has safely made her way back home. She has fully recovered, and is currently spending time with her closest family and friends."

TMZ broke the story ... Tila agreed to enter rehab following a suicide scare in her L.A. home last month.

Tila's rep adds, "She is the healthiest she's ever been and wants to thank all of her fans for their undying support while she was battling through some hard times." more on this story

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The Kickdrums Deliver New Mixtape
The Kickdrums new mixtape, Follow The Leaders, is finally available for free download exclusively through Livemixtapes.com.

This release celebrates the eclectic array of influences that are apparent in The Kickdrums work.

With contributions from buzzworthy artists such as Lana Del Rey, ASAP Rocky, Gilbere Forte, Exquire and MGK, this mixtape is a culmination of an extremely prolific 2011 that saw The Kickdrums grow into their distinctive sound and join the aforementioned artists in the upper echelon of musicians dedicated to pushing creative boundaries. Grab it here.

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The Situation Leaves Rehab
(TMZ) The Situation has CHECKED OUT of the Cirque Lodge rehab center in Utah ... where he was receiving treatment for substance abuse ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Mike Sorrentino checked in to the famous treatment center several weeks ago ... claiming he wanted to "get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion."

Sitch was spotted out moments ago at a nearby airport ... and even took a photo with a fan who happened to be on his flight. more on this story

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WWE Offers Maven Huffman Rehab Assistance Following Arrest
(TMZ) He hasn't wrestled for the WWE in 7 years ... but former superstar Maven Huffman is getting a helping hand from Vince McMahon ... after he learned the wrestler was arrested for an alleged prescription pill scam.

The WWE tells us ... the organization has already reached out to Maven to offer "rehab assistance" as part of the WWE's Former Talent Rehab program.

TMZ broke the story ... Maven -- who won a WWE contract on the "Tough Enough" reality show back in 2001 -- was arrested in Florida this week for allegedly doctor shopping in an effort to get his fix of powerful pain pills.

As part of the WWE's policy, the organization will pay for 100% of any rehab or treatment program for former WWE wrestlers ... as long as the wrestler wants the help.

The rep notes, "WWE is the only entertainment or sports organization that offers its former performers assistance with substance abuse issues." more on this story

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Celeb Dentist Keeps Star's Teeth
(TMZ) Dr. Bill Dorfman -- a world famous dentist who treats some of the biggest stars on Earth -- tells TMZ he keeps a "secret stash" of the teeth he's plucked from the mouths of his famous patients ... in the hopes of eventually selling them on eBay.

Dorfman -- who recently treated Lindsay Lohan and whose website features Jessica Simpson, Usher, Ozzy Osbourne, Anne Hathaway and Eva Longoria -- was outside Rock & Brews in El Segundo yesterday when he revealed his secret.

"I actually save famous people's teeth when I pull them ... but I can't tell you [their identities] 'cause it's like patient confidentiality."

He continues, "There have been a few really famous people and I thought one day maybe I could sell this on eBay."

Dorfman insists he always offers the teeth to his patients first ... but they often decline, "So I put it in the back and i just hold on to it."

We've spoken with several dentists who tell us it's not illegal to keep the teeth -- but most dentists either throw them away or give them to dental schools for research purposes.

One dentist told us, "What Dorfman is doing is just sick." more on this story

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Chevy Chase Defends Angry Voice Mail
(TMZ) Chevy Chase tells TMZ ... cussing out "Community" creator Dan Harmon over voice mail was "the right thing to do ... at the time."

Chase was leaving the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood Wednesday night ... when we asked about the feud with his TV boss.

When we mentioned Dan's name, Chevy quipped, "Who's that?" He later added, "I don't know who you're talking about ... I really don't."

Eventually, Chase did address the voice mail attack ... telling us, "I think that was the WRONG thing to say at the time ... NO , it was the RIGHT thing to say ... at the time."

Chase later said the situation had "been handled" ... adding, "I don't have anything to say about this stuff ... we got comedy to make."

Possibly a hint that he'll stay with the show another season? more on this story

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Tim Tebow Pedicure Photo Goes Online
(TMZ) Tim Tebow clearly knows how to impress his new boss ... cause the NY Jets QB went out and got himself a pedicure in L.A. this week.

TMZ obtained a pic of Tebow in the chair at MB Nails in West Hollywood on Tuesday ... moments before technicians went to town on his fingers and toesies.

Sources at the salon tell us Tebow was "VERY friendly" during his $23 mani/pedi treatment ... and dropped a HUGE tip at the end. Check out the photo here.

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