Authorities don’t believe foul play was involved in the death of music superstar Whitney Houston but the case is still under investigation. Beverly Hills police are refusing to say what is still being investigated, only telling People.com that the case is not yet closed. The Los Angeles Coroner’s office announced Thursday that Houston died from an “accidental drowning” and that long term cocaine use and heart disease contributed to her death last month. Still, questions linger about the prescription drugs that were found in the hotel room where Houston was found and how the singer obtained the drugs. The coroner says Houston may have used cocaine shortly before her death but investigators found no evidence of the drug at the scene.
The observations have prompted speculation about whether Houston’s entourage cleaned up the area before paramedics arrived. The coroner also said marijuana, Xanax, Benadryl and other drugs were found in Houston’s system but did not contribute to her death. Thursday’s announcement was only a snapshot of the coroner’s findings so far. A full autopsy report is expected in about two weeks.
Members of Bobby Brown’s family say there are still many unanswered questions and hidden details about Whitney Houston’s death. READ MORE
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is losing one of its more famous supporters. Khloe Kardashian has taken to her Twitter account and blog to announce that she will no longer be supporting the animal rights organization. Khloe explains that the woman who threw flour on her sister, Kim Kardashian, has ties to PETA, and she’s not going to stand beside them while they support “this kind of behavior.” Kim was attending a charity function last week when a woman named Christina Cho tossed flour all over her. Cho is an animal rights supporter who PETA has previously described as a “superstar activist.” READ MORE
Rihanna was spotted at LAX Airport yesterday. Sheâ€™s rumored to be heading to London again to appear at first screening of â€œBattleshipâ€ movie. RiRI fansite says on Tuesday she will visit Tokyo for the movie premiere. A restaurant in Watkinsville, Georgia is apologizing after using Chris Brown and Rihanna’s turbulent relationship to promote a new menu item. Last weekend, Chops & Hops advertised their new “black and bleu” sandwich with a tweet that said they had teamed up with the two pop stars to create their “award winning celebrity sandwich.” The restaurant then tweeted, quote, “Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with a R and ends with A.” Many people found the tweets to be in poor taste, prompting Chops & Hops to apologize and send out a tweet saying they don’t support domestic violence.
According to the “Atlanta Journal-Constitution,” Chops & Hops has removed the “black and bleu” sandwich from their menu. The restaurant is also donating six times the proceeds from the sandwich to a local domestic violence prevention group. Chris Brown was arrested in 2009 for assaulting Rihanna the night before the Grammys. He later pled guilty to assault and is serving five years on probation.
In other news Rihanna reportedly wants Ashton Kutcher to spend the summer with her in England. READ MORE
Sad news UpTown MAGAZINEÂ reports soul singer Bobby Womack was hospitalized this past weekend for pneumonia and has been diagnosed with colon cancer, says longtime friend Bootsy Collins.
â€œI JUST SPOKE TO OUR FRIEND BOBBY WOMACK,â€ Collins wrote Sunday on Facebook. â€œHe Wanted You All to Know That He Loves You & Thxs for the Prayers. Docs Says He Is In 1st Stage of Colon Cancer, He is Very Up Beat About His Future, we laughed & joked before we hung up. Thxs Funkateers, we will get him Back on the One!â€
Womack is known for his extensive body of work as a singer/songwriter and has a catalogue of hits that include â€œWomanâ€™s Gotta Have It,â€ â€œLookinâ€™ For A Love,â€ â€œIf You Think Youâ€™re Lonely Nowâ€ and more. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
“If You Think Youâ€™re Lonely Now”
He is set to release his new album The Bravest Man in the Universe on June 12, produced by Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz and Richard Russell.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Womack at this time.
The daughter of the late Eazy-E is paying tribute to her dad’s legacy. According to BallerStatus, Erin Bria Wright decided to remember her father on the anniversary of his death by recreating two of his solo album covers. Erin used the records “Str8 Off Tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton” and “It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa.” Erin says she still misses her father “dearly,” and is proud to have put her own touch on his work. She adds that she hopes Eazy-E will one day get the credit he deserves for his impact and influence on the hip-hop industry.
Eazy-E, whose real name was Eric Lynn Wright, died on March 26th, 1995 at the age of 31 from complications from AIDS. Prior to his death, Eazy-E was a member of the iconic rap group N.W.A. He also released several solo projects.
Bobby Brown is facing DUI charges in Los Angeles. The singer was taken in to custody Monday afternoon after he was pulled over for allegedly driving while talking on a cell phone. Police say Brown showed signs of intoxication and was unable to perform a series of field sobriety tests when asked to do so. He was taken to a Van Nuys jail and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. Brown was released after posting five-thousand dollars bail. READ MORE
The man suspected in the murder of Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin was indicted by a grand jury this week. The “Atlanta Journal-Constitution” says rapper Young Vito, whose real name is Vinson Hardimon, was formally charged on Tuesday with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. Young Vito is accused of shooting Slim Dunkin, real name Mario Hamilton, on December 16th in an Atlanta recording studio. READ MORE
Well well well Marvin Sapp is back on the dating scene. To avoid running into those single ladies looking for love in all the wrong places, Marvin Sapp sat down on an interview and described a few of the qualities he is looking for “WHEN he decides to get married again”. Oh before you watch the Video if you are NOT WILLING TO SIGN A PRENUP agreement- don’t even bother watching the video. In the words of Marvin Sapp “You Go Be Signing BOO”! Check out the clip