According to the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, Whitney Houston died of drowning, and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. The coroner called the manner of Houston's death an accident, with no trauma or foul play suspected. Toxicology tests revealed that "cocaine and metabolites were identified and were contributory to the death." According to the coroner, "marijuana, alprazolam (Xanax), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) were identified but did not contribute to the death."
After a five month run, OWN has pulled the plug on The Rosie Show announced the network's founder, Oprah Winfrey. "I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day," said Winfrey in an official statement. "As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I'm grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all."
On Thursday night, the L.A. Sherriff's Department responded to an incident in West Hollywood after an unidentified woman poured a bag of white powder all over Kim Kardashian. Kim declined to press charges against the mystery woman who was restrained and subsequently released by hotel security. The white powder was deemed to be nothing more than cooking flour.
Prince William returned to Britain on Wednesday after a seven-week military deployment to the Falkland Islands. A palace spokesman was quoted as saying that William and Kate would take the next few days off to spend private time together.
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie became proud parents to a 7 pound 6 ounce baby boy on Tuesday, The 24-year-old announced to her Twitter, "Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie!," wrote Hilary. "We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world…He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well."
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