Thursday Summary: Mariah Carey, Dennis Hopper
By Andy Pemberton
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New details surrounding Gary Coleman’s death have emerged with his attorney saying the child star of “Diff’rent Strokes” and his wife divorced in 2008, and Utah authorities releasing a tape of her frantic 911 call after he struck his head in a fall. The Post reports that the Utah hospital released a statement revealing that Coleman had completed an advanced directive granting Price permission to make medical decisions for him. “An advanced healthcare directive remains in effect regardless of a patient’s marital status, unless modified by the patient,” the statement said. /AP, NYP 21
Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer were among the actors who joined dozens of Dennis Hopper’s relatives, friends and Taos locals to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass on Wednesday in New Mexico. Nicholson described his “Easy Rider” costar as “an all-around guy.” “It was a very singular relationship I had with him, like nobody else. We were soul mates in a way. I really miss him,” Nicholson said. /AP
The prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba is now wanted by Peruvian cops for the murder of a 21-year-old woman—exactly five years to the day after Holloway vanished. Joran van der Sloot, 22, is believed to have brutally stabbed Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez in his Lima hotel room before rolling her corpse into a blanket and checking out Sunday. /NYP 1, 4; DN 1, 5; USAT 6A
Mariah Carey is pregnant, according to RadarOnline.com. The pop diva, 40, dropped out of Tyler Perry’s latest movie because of her condition, and has gone to great lengths to hide her baby bump from photographers, the Post reports. /NYP 18
Paul McCartney performed at a White House on Wednesday night, and sang the Beatles’ song “Michelle.” After serenading the first lady with the words, “I love you, I love you, I love you,” McCartney joked that he just might be the “first guy ever to be punched out by a president.” President Obama presented the former Beatle with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. /AP, USAT 2D
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