Michael Jackson's Death Ruled A Homicide; John Krasinski & Emily Blunt Engaged

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  • The L.A. County Coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide caused by a mixture of the anesthetic propofol and the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam, but MJ had many other drugs running through his system when he died.

According to a statement released today by the coroner's office, the toxicology report also says midazolam, a muscle relaxant; diazepam, a.k.a Valium; lidocaine, a local anesthetic for needle burn; and ephedrine, a stimulant and decongestant. The final autopsy and toxicology reports will remain on security hold for now at the request of the LAPD. Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer criticized the coroner's office for only releasing a summary of the report, calling it "gamesmanship." [N.Y. Times]

  • John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are engaged. They have been dating since November 2008. [People]
  • In the video at the link Christina Aguilera tears up while describing what a great husband and father Jordan Bratman is. [Perez Hilton]
  • Jon Gosselin says, "I love Hailey... I'll always love Kate. I went through a whole bunch of pictures today, and it's sad to see something that was good turn bad but we moved in two different directions. We know that... I have no ill will toward Kate. She's the mother of my kids. She's a great mom. She does a lot for them." [People]
  • Alicia Silverstone says she was OK with going nude in her new PETA ad because, "I used to spend a lot of time with Woody Harrelson, and he's not afraid to get naked. So, around him and his wife and their kids, I just think I got more grounded. I was like, 'This is my body, it's not some scary thing.'" [The Sun]
  • Kelly Osbourne says she got addicted to opiates at age 16 when she was offered Vicodin by an acquaintance, but her addiction got worse when her mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2002. "I was trying to stay strong so I took Vicodin to hide the terrible sadness. But by this point, I was waking up and emptying six Vicodin into my hand. Soon I was taking 50 pills a day. Most people would overdose on ten," she said. [Daily Mail]
  • The National Enquirer is of the opinion that Meg Ryan is dating producer Graham King, who is married and has two kids. [National Enquirer]
  • New Moon director Chris Weitz says of Dakota Fanning, "She is very strange and very spooky in this movie. I think [Dakota] wanted to play an evil character for once." [People]
  • According to a press release, Paula Abdul will host the Vh1 Divas Live concert on September 17.
  • Though an arbitrator has ruled Jeremy Piven didn't violate his contract by leaving Speed the Plow due to a case of mercury poisoning, the National Fisheries Institute issued a statement on their website urging the media "to treat Piven's statements with skepticism... It is important to note that no peer reviewed medical journal has ever published any evidence of a case of methylmercury poisoning caused by the normal consumption of commercial seafood in the U.S. This ruling does not change that simple scientific fact." [N.Y. Times]
  • Are Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane expecting a "little McSteamy"? A source says they've been trying to get pregnant for six months. [Life & Style]
  • John Mayer kept up his end of the "find my mug shot" challenge, writing two checks totaling $25,000 today to animal charities selected by TMZ. [TMZ]
  • Check out Rihanna on the cover of the couture supplement of Italian Vogue: [Socialite Life]
  • At the link, New York Magazine takes a look back at "the Ballad of LiLo and Sam: a lesbian love story." [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Sigourney Weaver doesn't strip in her new film You Again, but she does pole dance. "I didn't learn that at Yale," she says, "Although it would have been useful." [E!]
  • Jamie Foxx brought his "Blame It" tour to New Orleans to cheer fans up on the night before the fouth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. [CBS News]
  • Emily Deschanel says, "There absolutely will be more kissing" on the next season of Bones. [E!]
  • Ricky Martin Tweeted an emo picture of himself on a train as he travelled across Asia and wrote: "Asia, a train, my backpace, some silence n that's it." [World Of Wonder]
  • Channing Tatum's wife Jenna Dewan says she's proud of his stripper past, and has seen the video of his performance that recently surfaced. "When I saw it, I was like, "That's my husband! And that's all mine," she said. [E!]
  • Tim McGraw, who has thrown fans out of his concerts twice for being abusive to women, says, "It's all about enjoying yourself and not messing with other people's fun, and certainly I don't think you should be abusive to women. I think that's No. 1 right there." [AP]
  • Lily Allen says of her fondness for Twitter. ''My boyfriend gets really, really angry with me because he's just like 'I just want to spend some time with you, do we have to have one and a half million people in the room with us at one time?'. I'm like 'Yes, shut up.''' [Telegraph]
  • Megan Fox says of kissing Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer's Body, "I feel much safer with girls, so I felt more comfortable kissing her in the movie than kissing any of the other people that I had to kiss. I think she was extremely uncomfortable. I don't think that - I know that. She was not comfortable and there was a lot of laughing - like, giggling fits that happened in between takes." [MTV]


It's crazy how many of us have John Krasinski as our secret boyfriend.