MURPHY’S DEATH CAUSED BY DRUGS, ILLNESS! The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Brittany Murphy’s death as accidental, with pneumonia being the primary factor, according to People.com. The coroner’s report also states iron deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication also played a role in the actress’ death. The drugs in question were all prescription, but the coroner’s office didn’t release which medications they were. However, it seems the death was preventable. A complete report with more details will take several weeks to complete.
JOHNSON DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES. The coroner has ruled on the cause of Casey Johnson’s death. TMZ got their hands on the report, which states that the heiress died of natural causes due to “diabetic ketoacidosis.” That means there was a lack of insulin in her system, causing a diabetic coma. The findings show Johnson was not taking her insulin shots, nor was she exercising or following her strict diet. Casey’s body was found on January 4th. She was 30 years old.
FOX NOT SURE ABOUT CONAN! With Conan O’Brien off the NBC airwaves, it seemed like a sure thing that he’d eventually get a show on FOX, but it turns out he’s not a shoo-in. RadarOnline.com reports FOX head Rupert Murdoch isn’t sure they want a Conan show and that there are “different opinions” between the executives. Murdoch did explain though that they’re heavily considering the idea, noting, “If the programming people can show us we can do it, and make a profit, we would do it in a flash.” As part of his severance package, Conan can’t get a show until September.
LOST SERIES FINALE DAY! Lost has been intriguing and confusing viewers for six years, but there is now a day when everything will be answered… hopefully. According to www.PerezHilton.com, the Lost series finale will air on Sunday, May 23rd from 8 to 10 PM. In the meantime, you can catch the show on ABC, Tuesdays at 8 PM.
KATE GOSSELIN RETURNS TO THE VIEW! According to www.ETOnline.com, next month, Kate Gosselin is scheduled to return to The View for the fourth time. The reality TV star will help interview Twilight’s Robert Pattinson on Tuesday, March 2nd. Other celebrity guest hosts who will appear on upcoming episodes of the show include Meghan McCain, Valerie Bertinelli and Victoria Beckham.
KARDASHIAN STALKER GETS LIFETIME BAN! Kim Kardashian can breathe a little easier today, after a permanent restraining order was granted against Dennis Shaun Bowman, who was harassing her on Twitter as well as in person. According to E! Online, Bowman must stay least 500-yards away from Kardashian, and cannot attempt to make any contact with her via social networking sites either. Kim’s attorney is said to be pleased with the ruling. Learn more at www.EOnline.com.
RENT OUT JERSEY SHORE HOUSE! According to www.PerezHilton.com, if you have 65-hundred dollars to spare, you can rent out the infamous Jersey Shore house. That’s right, you can enjoy the six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 32-hundred square-foot house and even use the duck phone! Everything you’ve seen on the show can be yours. Visit www.PerezHilton.com to learn more.
A NEW MUPPETS MOVIE? A new Muppets movie is in the works. According to New York Magazine, it’s called The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made and Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin is the rumored director. The flick has already been penned by How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel, who previously worked with puppets in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. As yet, no deal has been finalized.
PAM ANDERSON ON DWTS? Could Pam Anderson be the newest cast member on Dancing With the Stars? According to www.PerezHilton.com, the former Baywatch star has been asked to be a part of the hit show, even though the cast won’t officially be announced for months. Supposedly, a source said that “she really wanted to do the show and the show thought it was a great idea.”
BABY NEWS! Brothers & Sisters star Sarah Jane Morris has given birth to a baby boy. The actress and her husband, Ned Brower, named their son Emmett Andrew Brower and the baby weighed in at eight-pounds, two-ounces. Emmett’s exact birthday is January 24th. Learn more at www.People.com.