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Mikey Welsh of Weezer

A death in the Weezer family

Mikey Welsh, a former member of Weezer and painter in his own right, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room this weekend, of a suspected drug overdose. Welsh started playing music in Boston bands in the ’90s and was the bass player for Weezer when the group first came out of hiatus at the turn of the century, playing on such hits as “Hash Pipe” and “Island in the Sun.” He was reportedly in the Windy City to see his old band play. When Welsh spoke to Metro in 2003, he was just transitioning into his career as a painter. He spoke about an artist’s duty to “exorcise the demons.” “I don’t think art is supposed to be pleasant and happy,” he said. “It’s a free-for-all.” Welsh was 40 years old. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

A Kabbalah reunion

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore appeared in public together for the first time since divorce rumors started plaguing them, according to People. The couple attended Friday night services at the Kabbalah Centre in L.A. While they sat on opposite sides of the aisle — as is customary at the Centre — they greeted each other with a hug afterward and left with their arms around each other’s waists, according to onlookers.

Blake Lively moves on?

It looks like Blake Lively’s recent visit with “Green Lantern” co-star Ryan Reynolds in Boston was a bit more than friendly. The “Gossip Girl” star, who recently split from Leonardo DiCaprio, was spending time with Reynolds while he was in the city filming a new movie, according to Hollywood Gossip. “When Ryan took Blake to catch her train back to NYC they were making out and looked really happy together,”?a source said. Apparently, Lively was at a recent Radiohead concert in New York that Reynolds attended with ex-wife Scarlett Johansson — though sources now say that he left with Lively instead, immediately boarding a train for Boston afterwards.

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