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DJ AM, who fought several battles with drugs in the past and survived a near-fatal plane crash just last year, passed away this afternoon. He was 36.

The star, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, was found dead in his New York City apartment Friday afternoon. The cause of death has not been released by the medical examiner, although it does not look like there was foul play.

Sources say he was found in his apartment at around 5:20 p.m. DJ AM had not been seen or heard from in a few days, prompting one of his friends to check on him.

He got no response after knocking on his apartment door.

The friend called the police, and this afternoon, the fire department finally entered his apartment and found his body, shirtless and wearing sweatpants.

TMZ reports that drug paraphernalia was found at the scene, including a "pipe commonly used to smoke drugs" - later identified as a crack pipe.

There were also reports of prescription pill bottles found in the vicinity of DJ AM's body. Details are just trickling in at this time, but stay tuned.

Adam Goldstein, a.k.a. DJ AM (1973-2009).

Only three days before his death, he Tweeted, "New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems." So true.

Last year, he revealed that he was abused by his father, became addicted to drugs and had even attempted suicide in the past. DJ AM said he attended recovery meetings and has remained drug-free for about a decade.

"He was sober for 10 years, a friend said. "His sobriety was really important to him."

In April, the celebrity DJ signed on to do an intervention-style reality show, called Gone Too Far, on MTV and had began promoting the series this month.

In September, he was badly injured after a plane caught fire during an aborted takeoff in South Carolina. After surviving the crash that left four others dead, the star - who survived along with Travis Barker - said he was "the luckiest guy alive."

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America's most eligible bachelor, Jon Gosselin, says that while it was over with wife Kate last fall, he tried counseling in an effort to save their marriage.

"I worked on my marriage," the reality star told People.

"I went to therapy. I have huge bills, so [detractors] can't denounce that. For [Kate] to say she'd been working on it – well, I'd been working on it too."

"At one point in time I just gave up. There's a point in time where you have to just say, 'This is not going to work.' So at that point I just moved on."

That point for Jon was October 2008.

In May 2009, he says he began "talking" to Hailey Glassman, 22, but they did not start dating until after Kate Gosselin filed for divorce on June 22.

That's because it "wasn't appropriate" to paw each other until then, Jon says. Railing Deanna Hummel prior to the divorce filing? Another matter.

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Jon Gosselin loves Hailey Glassman. And earrings, and Ed Hardy t-shirts.

In any case, Jon has no problem admitting he and Hailey Glassman are "boyfriend and girlfriend," and in no uncertain terms, that he's a one-woman man:

"I love Hailey," he says.

But he still has respect for his ex-wife, particularly as a mother: "I have no ill will toward Kate. She's the mother of my kids. She's a great mom."

"I'll always love Kate. I went through a bunch of pictures today, it's sad to see something that was good turn bad, but we moved in different directions."

And he's not talking just about opposite ends of the couch - although Jon says anyone watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 could tell they were having issues.

"We move further and further apart because we're frustrated," he says. "But it's reality TV. We get in a fight today and have to do an interview tonight."

It's tough being Jon. If only he could get a regular 9-to-5 job ... that pays him $75,000 a week and enables him to score with lots of mediocre girls.

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The Los Angeles County Coroner has just ruled the manner of Michael Jackson's death homicide, and the official cause of death "Acute Propofol intoxication."

Reports surfaced last week that the signer's death would be ruled a homicide, which constitutes a death at the hand of another person, but does not necessarily result in criminal charges. In this case, however, odds are that it will.

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Sources familiar with the case say prosecution is not inevitable, given Jackson’s long history of drug use, health problems and other challenges in the case.

However, in court papers, the LAPD has identified Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's doctor at the time of his death, as the target of a manslaughter investigation.

The Coroner did not disclose the full autopsy - just a press release summarizing it. But when the manner of death is ruled "homicide," you get the idea.

The report says "other conditions contributing to death: Benzodiazepine effect." Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

According to the medical examiners' findings, Propofol and Lorazepam (Ativan) were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Michael Jackson's death.

Other drugs detected in Michael Jackson's system:

  • Midazolam (Versed)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Lidocaine (a topical anesthetic)
  • Ephedrine (for hypotension associated with anesthesia)

The final and complete report, including the toxicology report, will remain on security hold, per the LAPD, which is still investigating the star's demise.

No charges have been filed against anyone ... yet.

Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, has admitted giving him what was the fatal dose of Propofol. However, the timeline in which that took place, as well as the various other inconsistencies, have police digging deeper.

He may well face a manslaughter charge when all is said and done.

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are engaged, according to the stars' rep.

"We can confirm John and Emily are engaged," a rep for both stars said.

That's even better than The Office spoilers about Jim and Pam's wedding!

John Krasinski is 29 and Emily Blunt is 26. The two began dating in November 2008, but have been very tight-lipped about their relationship throughout.

We are happy for the cute and talented couple, who seem great together.

John Krasinski Photograph

Blunt said she learned her lesson after she was forced to discuss her split from Canadian singer Michael Buble in July of last year after three years together.

We forget the details of their breakup, but the fact that there was a grainy picture of Michael Buble naked on some chick's phone couldn't have helped.

"Unfortunately, when you invite those questions in, when things go south, people still assume you want to talk about it. And I don't," she said.

"It was a learning curve for me," the London native added. "I don't feel like [talking about my relationship] is something I have to do."

Well, here's wishing them a happy, private lifetime together!

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In a recent interview with OK!, the lovely Whitney Port reveals that when it comes to her celebrity crush, she has eyes for a certain former Mouseketeer.

No, not Justin Timberlake. The City star prefers Ryan Gosling.

“I think he’s super-talented and really sexy,” she says, adding that part of the reason is that Rachel McAdams' ex exemplifies what she loves about style.

“I like them pretty simple,” Whitney Port says. “A t-shirt, jeans and sneakers is fine by me. I don’t need the guy to care much about what he wears.”

Like her dream guy, this bi-coastal beauty aspires for the classic look, and tries not to get caught up in all the crazes in celebrity fashion just because.

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  • A Nice Port

Whitney Port is into Ryan Gosling, but not the latest fashion trends.

“I like pieces that I can wear no matter when,” she says. “If I’m going to spend money on something, I want it to last for awhile. I’m not much of a trend-savvy person. I like what I feel confident in. It doesn’t have to be in style.”

But she won’t bash what some consider fashion disasters.

“I don’t really have a pet peeve with fashion, because I feel like if the person wants to wear that, then they should be entitled to wear it,” she says.

“I think what someone chooses to wear is a reflection of who they are as a person, so I don’t think anybody can come out and try to hold that against you.”

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After her son's formal sentencing to five years' probation this week for beating Rihanna, Chris Brown's mom Joyce Hawkins has spoken out for the first time.

Thanking fans for standing by her troubled 20-year-old son, Hawkins posted the following comments on the singer's fan site, TheChrisBrownFanClub.com:

Chris Brown, Jenna Bentley

"I want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your continued support. I'm sorry I wasn't allowed to speak to anyone as the case was ongoing."

"I can now say this has been the most painful moment in my entire life, but knowing that you were still standing by Chris' side made it a little easier for us."

"Because of all your prayers, God brought him through."

Chris Brown and his mom Joyce Hawkins.

"I just want to say God has never failed me and never will. All moms and dads please stand by your children and pray for their goodness each and every day."

"I made a promise. I would never be ashamed of him no matter where I am or who I talk to. You see this whole thing isn't about Chris Brown, it's about God."

"He wants to show all of you the goodness of him through Chris. Chris will be addressing all of his fans very soon. We love you so much and so does God."

On Wednesday, both Chris and his mother taped a revealing interview - his first since the February 8 beating - with Larry King, which will air September 2.

It's certainly hard to fault Joyce for sticking by her son, but evoking God can only do so much. Given Brown's history of violence, it's on him to set a better example and prove that he deserves the second chance he's been given.

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Fresh off an appearance on Royal Pains, gorgeous Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker is returning to TV with a guest role on Ugly Betty this fall.

The wife of Andy Rodick will appear as Betty's co-worker Lexie. Decker, 22, sort of confirmed her appearance with this post on her Twitter this week:

“Working on an amazing set!! Can’t tell you guys what it is... Just yet," she Tweeted. "But I can tell you I’m loving it and can’t wait to spill the beans!”

The beans have been spilled. Sorry, B-Deck.

She also appeared on one episode of Chuck last season. Here's hoping for lots more appearances on TV. Or at least more SI Brooklyn Decker pictures.

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Brooklyn Decker is coming to ABC's Ugly Betty this fall.

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Heather Mills may be a renowned digger of gold and an all-around painful individual, but she didn't make terrible points about embattled football star Michael Vick at the Celebrity Catwalk event benefiting National Animal Rescue last night.

At the charity fundraiser in Hollywood, in which the animal lover was honored, she and other stars were asked about Vick and his return to the NFL.

Michael Vick, Eagles

While some stars slammed Vick, Heather Mills was more introspective.

"Everybody deserves a second chance," she told Radar Online. "It's about getting him to turn around a younger generation. In a way, it's the most horrific thing, but if it hadn't have happened there wouldn't be the awareness there is."

Heather Mills looking as glorious as always.

And, while R&B star Mya said "shame on you," to Vick, she also implied that his prison term may have been too severe: "People have done cruel things to other people and have not gotten as much punishment," she said in an interview.

Other stars were more blunt in their disgust for Vick. Girls Next Door star Bridget Marquardt said that she wouldn't give Michael the time of day.

Hills moron Stephanie Pratt didn't hold back: "I hate him. I think he's vile and disgusting." A great line coming from a sibling of Spencer Pratt.

Shannon Elizabeth said Vick "got a free pass" (two years in federal prison apparently qualify) and "better start becoming an animal advocate."

Should Michael Vick receive another chance?

 

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By dating Frederic Thiebaud, Shania Twain has raised eyebrows.

He's the ex-husband, after all, of her friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud - who had been having an affair with Shania’s husband, Robert 'Mutt' Lange. That's drama.

Well, eight months after she began dating the husband of the other woman, it is being reported that Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud are getting married!

The couple showed off matching "promise rings" - hers silver with diamonds, his just silver - at Shania’s secluded cottage on the Lake of Bays in Ontario.

They "can’t wait" to make it official.

Shania Twain's husband, Mutt Lange, cheated on her with this dude's wife. Now she's getting the best revenge by getting engaged to Frederic Thiebaud! Supposedly.

A Star Magazine insider (there's a contradiction in terms) says Shania and Frederic have been discussing wedding plans and hope to tie the knot next year.

“[Frederic Thiebaud] is the only person that Shania trusts outside of her family,” says another insider. “She feels so lucky to have found him.”

This story is probably complete crap, but Mutt Lange is still an idiot.

On an unrelated note, Shania turns 44 today. Happy birthday, girl!

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