Friday, March 12, 2010
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LOS ANGELES -- Authorities said actor Corey Haim had a fraudulent prescription when he died that was linked to a major drug ring.
The California Attorney General's Office said Friday it was investigating the drug ring and how Haim obtained the prescription.
The agency offered few details in a news release and a spokesperson did not immediately return a call seeking more information.
Coroner's officials in Los Angeles County, where Haim died Wednesday, said four prescription drug bottles in the actor's name were found in an apartment where he collapsed.
The coroner's office has declined to state what medications were found, but said no illegal drugs were discovered.
Haim battled addiction for years. He gained fame after starring in 1980s flicks ''The Lost Boys'' and ''Lucas.''
Ratings high for Leno's return to late-night
NEW YORK -- After a smashing return, Jay Leno appears headed to a battle with David Letterman for late-night television supremacy.
The Nielsen Co. said Leno averaged 5.6 million viewers last week, his first back at NBC's ''The Tonight Show'' following the ill-fated prime time experiment. Letterman had 3.7 million at CBS. Leno took advantage of curiosity over his return and a strong lineup of guests, including Olympic stars and Sarah Palin. It was a half-million more than he averaged his last season at ''Tonight.''
It's been much closer the second week. Through four nights, Leno is averaging 4.3 million viewers and Letterman has 4 million.
Considering Leno usually beat Letterman by a million and a half during their last season of competition, that's a sign of erosion for NBC's late-night franchise. Letterman consistently beat Conan O'Brien after O'Brien took over last year.