Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says

    "On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full-on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication," according to the statement from Dana Petty, his wife, and Adria Petty, his daughter. The medical examiner's news release said the autopsy found these drugs in Petty's system: fentanyl, oxycodone, acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl, which are opioids; temazepam and alprazolam, which are sedatives; and citalopram, an antidepressant. The cause of death was "multisystem organ failure due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to mixed drug toxicity" and the manner of death was "accident," the medical examiner's news release said.

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    Lupita Nyong'o penning children's book about colorism

    (CNN)Lupita Nyong'o has spoken powerfully about discrimination against darker skin and now she's writing a book about it. The Academy award-winning actor will write "Sulwe" for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. The book, which will be aimed at children ages 5 to 7, will tell the story of a 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya who struggles with having the darkest skin tone in her family. "Sulwe is a dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure, and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty," Nyong'o wrote in her announcement of the book on Instagram.

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    Ed Sheeran engaged to long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

    Ed Sheeran has announced he's engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. Posting on Instagram he said they are both "very happy and in love", joking that their cats are happy for them too. The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015, spending most of 2016 travelling the world during his year off from music. Cherry is a hockey star and helped England U21's win the bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships. Last year Ed said that he'd finally had the chance to fall in love after taking a break from music. "This has been the first time I've ever actually had the time to fall in love properly," he told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. "'I've always got into relationships

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    'Lady Bird,' Jay-Z nominated for GLAAD Awards

    "What people see in the media has a powerful impact on how they treat others and the GLAAD Media Awards raise the bar for media to tell LGBTQ stories that accelerate acceptance," GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "At a time when anti-LGBTQ policies and harassment are on the rise, it is imperative that Hollywood and news media tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community's rich diversity."

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    'Star Wars Rebels' sets 90-minute series finale

    (CNN)"Star Wars" is officially closing one chapter in its universe, with the animated series "Star Wars Rebels" to conclude March 5 with a 90-minute series finale. The program, which airs on Disney XD, will return February 19 with back-to-back episodes leading up to its conclusion. The cable network also confirmed that Ian McDiarmid -- who has played Emperor Palpatine in the "Star Wars" movies -- will provide the character's voice during this final flurry of episodes. (Another actor had previously voiced the character, who has been heard but not seen in the series.) The emperor is shown fleetingly in the trailer, which was released Friday. Despite airing on a children's network, "Rebels," now

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    From Hollyoaks to Hollywood?

    Two former stars of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks could be jetting out to LA if their short film lands an Oscar nomination on Tuesday. Rachel Shenton, 30, played the soap's wannabe WAG Mitzeee Minniver for three years from 2010. The fact she spelt her first name with three Es said everything that needed to be known about the character. At the same time Chris Overton, 28, played ex-footballer turned cage fighter Liam McAllister. In those days the only nominations that they were in the running for were of the TV Quick Awards variety. That has all changed. Their film, The Silent Child, tells the story of a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl Libby. She lives a silent life until a social worker, played