, TMZ filled in the blanks on Monday: Sources say Whitney likely died from some kind of prescription drug and alcohol cocktail.
Family sources who spoke to Los Angeles County Coroner officials were told there was not enough water in her lungs for her to have drowned in the bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hilton, where she was found Saturday, TMZ reported. They were reportedly told that Whitney might have died before she sank under the water. Coroner officials, who refused to release autopsy information at the request of police investigators, said it could be weeks before it’s known exactly how she died, but they did say meds were found in the room.
Whitney’s relatives told The Associated Press that the singer’s body would be taken to a funeral home in New Jersey on Monday and services would be held at the end of the week. Speaking on condition of anonymity, family members say they are considering holding a wake Thursday and the funeral Friday at Newark’s Prudential Center — an arena that seats about 18,000.The Whitney effect?
Sunday’s Grammy Awards enjoyed huge ratings. (Was everyone wanting to see how the music world would honor Whitney?) Thirty-nine million viewers tuned in, the show’s second-largest ratings haul ever. Last year’s show was watched by 26.7 million viewers.
Wonder ifBeyoncé and Jay-Z watched it later. Though Jay-Z was nominated, he and his wife, new parents to Blue Ivy
, were spotted Sunday night at a posh Brooklyn pizzeria. They were “just like a regular couple talking and whatnot,” an onlooker tells Us Weekly. Maybe they were celebrating the thousands of well wishes they received after posting pics of Blue Ivy on Tumblr Friday, free for the taking, instead of selling them to the media.She’s happy. Really.
wants people to know she’s not bitter about love despite the themes of her hits “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep.” And she’s doing something to make sure we know it.
In the March issue of Vogue, on sale next week, the Grammy winner says people who meet her are surprised because she’s not melancholy like her music. So she vows to “never” write another breakup record because she’s “done being a bitter witch.”Trouble in paradise
Police arrestedMarston Hefner, Hugh Hefner’s oldest son, Sunday night after he allegedly attacked 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair
, his on-again-off-again girlfriend.
Police were called to the house the two share in Pasadena, Calif., by a 911 call. He told authorities that the two had been arguing, but he did not admit to hitting her. Police reportedly saw bruises and red marks on her body.
She told police he had punched her and kicked her in the stomach. She called family members after the alleged incident; they called 911.More love for Meryl
Entering an Oscar pool this year? Here are some winners from the British film and TV awards, or BAFTAs, awarded Sunday night in London.
Best picture: “The Artist,” which won seven prizes.
Best actor:Jean Dujardin
, “The Artist.”
Best actress:Meryl Streep
, “Iron Lady.”
Best director:Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist,” who thanked Brad Pitt
for correctly pronouncing his name.He’s out
“White Collar” starMatt Bomer
used the occasion of the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in Palm Springs on Saturday to put to rest all those Internet rumors about his sexuality.
Yes, he is gay.
In receiving an arts and activism award for his work against HIV/AIDS, Matt thanked his partner, power publicistSimon Halls
, and their three children. “Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is,” he said of his family. “You will always be my proudest achievement.”Dancing with DeGraw?
Oops. DidRyan Tedder
have a slip of the lip on the Grammys red carpet?
The One Republic frontman hinted to The Hollywood Reporter that his good buddyGavin DeGraw may have dance shoes and tight pants in his future. “Gavin DeGraw is doing ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ I heard,” said Ryan. We’ll have to wait and see.