Posts by Breanne L. Heldman

  • Heroin and Cocaine May Have Led to Kris Kross Rapper’s Death, Per Police Report

    Breanne Heldman at Stop The Presses!11 mths ago

    The latest news on Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly's death isn't pretty – it's being investigated as an apparent drug overdose.

    Yahoo! Music has obtained the police report from the Fulton County Police Department officer who arrived on the scene of the 34-year-old's home south of Atlanta on Wednesday after his mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, called 911 asking for medical assistance.

    When paramedics arrived, Kelly was sprawled on his living room couch "unresponsive." He "had no life signs," the report described.

    Officer Roger Wayne Burkhart then explained that he spoke to Kelly's mother "who stated that the night before, the victim was out and had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine. She stated that they had brought Kelly home to recover from his drug use and had done this several times in the past."

    According to Pratte, the musician "felt nauseous" in the morning, and passed out around 3 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center South around 4:30 p.m.

    Kelly's uncle, Lamar Williams, and Pratte confirmed Kelly's "extensive history of drug abuse."

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  • Carly Rae Jepsen Won’t Play Boy Scouts Concert – But for Good Reasons

    Breanne Heldman at Stop The Presses!1 yr ago

    There’s no maybe about it: Carly Rae Jepsen is willing to take a stand for something she believes in.

    The 27-year-old “Kiss” singer has backed out of being one of the headliners for the Boy Scouts of America’s National Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia in July. The reason? She can’t support a group with an anti-gay agenda.

    The national organization has a ban on gay members.

    “As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer,” she said via Twitter. “I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level … and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.”

    The other headliner for the event, Train, announced Monday that they were not yet dropping off the bill for the annual event, but that they would if the ban isn’t overturned at a meeting to vote on the matter in May.

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