Remember when we found out that Whitney Houston had officially died from an "accidental drowning" and that cocaine may have played some role in her death? Well, now sadly it looks like cocaine had a starring role. The official coroner's report just came out, and it has new and disturbing details about the drug paraphernalia left in her room and what state her body was in when they found her.
While there have been conflicting reports about whether there were drugs in her room or whether someone cleared them out before authorities arrived, it now appears that a "spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it" and a "white powdery substance" were found in the hotel room where she died. The powder turned out to be cocaine, and there were also a few other telltale drug bits, like a rolled up piece of paper and a mirror with more white powder on it.
While her official cause of death remains "accidental drowning," the report says, "[Whitney] possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol." She was apparently found face down in the bathtub with a "bloody purge coming from her nose." That is almost too sad to even type, but it does seem to support the overdose theory in a big way. And, for one final depressing detail, she had a "perforation of posterior nasal septum," which was surely the result of chronic drug use. And with that, let us hope there are no further revelations having anything to do with what happened in that hotel room because we can't handle much more. [TMZ]
Looks like there might be trouble in Jersey Shore paradise. Snooki's fiancé, Jionni LaValle, is reportedly cheating on her. The National Enquirer claims to have photos of him with his ex-girlfriend Erica, whom he dated on and off before he hooked up with Snooki. If we are to believe their source, Jionni has been calling and texting Erica behind Snooki's back and has been hooking up with Erica for most of the time he's been with Snooks. You do not need to be reminded, of course, that Snooki is carrying Jionni's baby, which could make this extra disastrous. For the sake of Snooki's unborn child, let us hope the Enquirer has got it wrong. [National Enquirer]
Actor Jeremy Renner did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in which he addresses the apparently persistent rumors that he is gay. The short version is he'd like you to know that he's not gay. Noted. The longer version is this:
I want my personal life to be personal, and it's not f-ing true. And I don't care if you're talking about things that are true, you're still talking about my personal life. How about I go peek in your window, take what underwear you wore last night, whose husband you were f-ing, and shove that in the megaphone throughout your neighborhood? How does that feel?
I was going to say something here about becoming a very famous (and well paid) actor and how it necessitates giving up a certain degree of privacy. But then I remembered that his puppy just died not very long ago. So I am just going to make a sadface about the dog and cut Renner some slack. [THR]