Grapevine: Val Kilmer and more booked at Comic Con

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
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Val Kilmer, Lucy Lawless and more booked at Motor City Comic Con

Besides exhibitors, comic artists and loads of people watching, the Motor City Comic Con also promises a lineup of celebrity guests who will sign autographs and take photos with fans (for a price). This year’s lineup includes “Batman Forever” and “Top Gun” actor Val Kilmer, “Princess Bride” actor Wallace Shawn, Lucy Lawless of “Xena: Warrior Princess,” actor Jason Patrick, “The Walking Dead’s” Alanna Masterson, pro wrestler and yoga expert Diamond Dallas Page and others. This year’s con is May 18-20 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Visit for tickets and other details.

Report: Fentanyl in Prince was exceedingly high

A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy shows that he has an “exceedingly high” concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died. The Associated Press obtained the confidential report, which said the concentration of the drug in Prince’s blood was 67.8 micrograms per liter. Fatalities have been documented in people with blood levels ranging from 3 to 58 micrograms per liter. The AP reports that, according to experts, there is no “lethal level” at which fentanyl can kill. A dose that could kill one person may help another. Last week, the head prosecutor said he would decide “in the near future” if anyone will be charged in relation to the musician’s April 2016 death.

‘Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller is out of jail, in halfway house

Abby Lee Miller, the boisterous star of reality show “Dance Moms,” has been let out of prison and is now at a halfway house in Long Beach, according to record obtained by Page Six. The television star, 52, is set to be released on May 25 after serving one year in prison on bankruptcy fraud. She failed to report $120,000 worth of Australian currency. Miller has lost 100 pounds in the past year after undergoing gastric bypass surgery just before beginning her sentence.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Wednesday’s birthdays

Reba McEntire, 63

Cheryl James (Salt), 52

Vince Vaughn, 48

Julia Stiles, 37

Lady Gaga, 32

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