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It sounds strange, but sources intimately connected with the Heath Ledger investigation say it's possible the actor died of natural causes.

According to TMZ, it' appears that the level of toxicity (from medication) in Ledger's body was so low it may not have caused his death.

Sources are saying Heath Ledger's heart stopped. It could have been a heart attack that took his life, but it's not certain ... at least not yet.

It's rare for a 28-year-old to die of natural causes, but possible. Initial autopsy results were inconclusive, and now this report. Interesting, to say the least.

Many this will shut John Gibson up, although we doubt it. In any case, we will keep you posted as more details about Heath's tragic death are learned.

Heath Ledger (1979-2008) was laid to rest privately late last week.

Also, authorities do not believe a housekeeper heard Ledger snoring when walking in his bedroom at around 1:00 p.m., as has been reported.

A fireman observed rigor mortis in Ledger's jaw shortly after arriving on scene at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, when Heath was found dead.

Officials believe Ledger was dead for about three hours prior to their arrival at his apartment, ruling out the possibility of snoring around 1 p.m.

Authorities are also annoyed at reports that there may have been a plot to remove drugs from Ledger's apartment before cops and firemen arrived.

There are reports that the masseuse called Mary-Kate Olsen and a plot was hatched to have her bodyguard remove drugs. Not so, authorities say.

The cops were there the entire time the bodyguard was present, and there would have been no opportunity to carry out such a plan.

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Former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens has a chance to clear his name - and snag $500,000 - if he appears on the new Fox show "The Moment of Truth."

The strange program, which debuted to 23 million viewers last week, sent a letter to the Rocket's manager, asking Roger Clemens to appear.

Contestants on the show are asked a series of personal questions while hooked up to a polygraph - and then have to own up to their answers.

Clemens' reputation has been sullied by ex-trainer Brian McNamee, who ratted out or lied about (depending on what you believe) Roger in the Mitchell Report.

Don't hold your breath for Roger Clemens' "Moment of Truth."

Howard Schultz, executive producer, says Roger Clemens can put the question of his steroid use to rest and donate his winnings to the charity of his choice:

"People have stood in awe at your incredible accomplishments. This could let the world know that you are a courageous person, as well as to clear your name in front of a nationwide audience, all in the name of charity."

Somehow we doubt Rocket will jump at the offer.

As for the real moment of truth for Roger Clemens? His meeting with Congress' committee investigating steroids was pushed back to February 5.

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What will Cora Skinner think about this!?

Lindsay Lohan and Brody Jenner avoided being photographed together Friday night as the two hit night clubs in New York, but while inside, the two young hotties got pretty cozy, sources tell People magazine.

Lindsay Lohan Hangs Out

The pair was spotted "all over each other" at Beatrice Inn and stayed about 30 minutes, then headed to another celebrity hot spot, The Box.

We're refraining from making obvious jokes about Lohan's promiscuity here. The pair stayed there, along with Brody's pal Frankie Delgado, until 3:30 a.m.

Lindsay Lohan? Say it ain't so, Brody Jenner.

"She likes [Brody Jenner]. It's early, but they are more than friends," a source says of Lindsay Lohan. "He seems to like her back. They're actually sweet together, it would be nice if she kept him around."

On the other hand, Brody recently said that his "new girlfriend" Cora Skinner had already "met the parents" and is "part of the family."

Lauren Conrad had no comment.

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We wouldn't expect one of the best known and most respected actors in Hollywood to weigh in on the Britney Spears meltdown from early this month, but it turns out George Clooney was sort of there as it happened.

Clooney didn't know he lived near Britney Spears until the area was surrounded by helicopters, police, paramedics and paparazzi during the "custody dispute" on January 3 that resulted in her two-night hospital stay.

The Oscar nominee and boyfriend of Sarah Larson recalled the evening to the Huffington Post, and needless to say, it's highly amusing:

"I'd gone upstairs, and I came out and I'm in a robe. All of the sudden I look out and see all this s--t going on.

"I have a guest house where my assistant sometimes is, and I think, someone has broken out of prison and like escaped, because it's a chase scene out there. It was like something out of Die Hard."

On Jan. 3, Britney Spears imploded, unbeknownst to neighbor George Clooney.

"I get my baseball bat, which is what you always get in every film â€" I actually think Clive Owen said, 'Get a baseball bat' â€" and I called up my assistant, who I thought was in the guest house, and I said, 'Are you OK?'

"And she's like, 'Yes.'

"And I said, 'Look, if there's someone in the place, say the word stonehenge.'

"And she's like, 'What the f--k are you talking about? I'm in my apartment.'

"I go, 'You're not in the guesthouse?'


"So I'm, like, 'Well, then, what the f--k is going on?' And I go out and I'm running around with a baseball bat in my robe.

"And it turns out it's Britney Spears' house is like, 300 yards from mine. So now I have to move."

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We welcome you back, celebrity gossip fans around the world, to The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, a Fun Friday afternoon tradition.

This week's winner is Historygirl. Congratulations! It was a tough choice, but no way we could pass up any reference to the great Blake Fielder-Civil.

Conservator and Daughter

The winning caption to this classic, pre-hospitalized Britney Spears photo appears below. Thanks to all for playing and good luck again this week!

Brit: Hey Blake, let's get together sometime, who cares about Amy!
Blake: Sorry, I have to hang up, it's time for yard exercise.

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Brody Jenner and Cora Skinner, his new girlfriend, are happy together. She has even met mom and dad!

Don't look for her on The Hills anytime soon, however.


"She's met the parents. She's part of the family. But no, she's not on the show," Jenner, 24, told People.

"I'm choosing to keep her away from being on The Hills because that would bring a lot of conflict and drama to the relationship [of myself and] Lauren Conrad.

Lauren Conrad, who turns 22 on February 1, was the last girlfriend to receive an enthusiastic thumbs up from Jenner father, Olympic star Bruce Jenner, and his wife, Kris Kardashian. Yes, Kim Kardashian's mother.

Despite any possibility of a reality show conflict, Brody Jenner conceded, "[Cora Skinner] may just do a little guest appearance."

But the 22-year-old model is no stranger to the camera, having appeared in Maxim, Playboy's lingerie catalog, and on CSI: Miami.

However, camera shots aren't the kind that interests Brody.

"My family comes from the South. I love a girl who can hold a shotgun," he said of the pair's skeet shooting outings. "I don't know what it is. But a girl that can hold a shotgun well. ... that turns me on."

And what does Cora Skinner (click for more photos) like about him?

"My bedroom style," Jenner says.

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Asked by photographers Thursday how she felt about Heath Ledger's death, Britney Spears replied, in her British accent:

"He's still here. Oh, yes. No one ever really dies. No one."

Seriously. Check out the TMZ video of this.

The singer chatted with photographers from the driver's seat of her car while her assistant, Carla, was shopping at an L.A. Rite Aid.

In the understatement of the year, Britney Spears said she's not well. But she says that's a good thing? We're as confused as you.

"I'm already very sick â€" but in a good way," she said, asked by celebrity photo agency employees if she needed a sweater to keep warm in the rain.

The crazy Britney Spears then engaged photographers in conversation.

"What are you fellas doing tonight?" Britney Spears asked.

After one replied, "We want to make sure you're tucked in tonight," she responded, "That's not a good thing to say to a girl at all!"

Later, when asked about the whereabouts of her paparazzi boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib, Spears replied, "Who's that?" Naturally.

Finally, assistant Carla emerged from Rite Aid with a bag, and Spears popped her trunk - only to accidentally bump her elbow.

"That hurt really bad," Britney said. "I wanna cry!"

Just don't lock yourself in the can this time, 'kay?

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Who knew The Hills' Heidi Montag could be in the middle of a media circus that did not involve Spencer Pratt in any capacity?

During court proceedings in Rowan County, N.C., Judge Kevin Eddinger caught lawyer Todd Paris checking out the new issue of Maxim magazine.

The one with Heidi Montag topless on its cover.

The judge was so steamed, he threw the book at the attorney. So to speak. Too bad he couldn't throw the physical Heidi Montag Maxim copy at him.

According to the Salisbury Post, Kevin Eddinger fined Todd Paris $300, gave him a 15-day suspended jail sentence that remains in effect for a year and placed him on probation. Spencer would be rolling in his grave if he could hear this!

A witness says Kevin Eddinger (pictured) observed Todd Paris for several minutes. Then he called Paris to come to the bench and bring the magazine.

Todd Paris asked to go outside and discard the magazine. Kevin Eddinger refused to let him leave and demanded the magazine.

Paris told the judge that the publication does not include pornography or Heidi Montag nude. Just topless and pretty covered up at that! Harmless!

When he added that he had the cover folded over so no one could see it, Eddinger responded, "No, you didn't. I could see it from up here."

Paris then told the judge that an assistant district attorney had brought it to his attention. Eddinger took the magazine and showed the cover featuring a half-naked Heidi Montag to the courtroom. The crowd erupted in laughter.

Think this lawyer will be tuning in to The Hills this spring?

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Some people hatch plans to fly planes into your concerts.

Others make up blatant, tasteless lies in order to win tickets.

Hannah Montana Premiere Pic

Such is the increasingly hectic life of Miley Cyrus, a.k.a. Hannah Montana. But the singer is trying to roll with it as best she can.

In response to a recent scandal, Miley is speaking out about the 6-year-old Texas girl who won Hannah Montana concert tickets last month after her mother concocted a story about her father dying in Iraq.

Suffice it to say, the girl's mom, Prescilla Ceballos, was outed and the lie exposed. Ceballos apologized, but the damage was done.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Miley Cyrus, 15, termed the situation "upsetting." Once Prescilla Ceballos' lie was exposed, contest sponsors took the tickets and other prizes away from the winner.

"I was really kind of upset. I mean, that's just not a cool scenario," says Cyrus. "But it just shows what people will do for a ticket."

Cyrus also says she is aware of just how desperate fans are for tickets to her concerts, even if it means burning holes in parents' wallets.

"People are paying thousands and thousands of dollars to come see one show. So we have to give 120 percent each time," she says.

Why not 125? Step it up, Miley.

Cyrus had no additional comment on her rumor breakup with Nick Jonas, or the racy photo scandal that shook the celebrity news world last month.

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Yes, the same assistant who Britney fired about a week ago is apparently back where she belongs - in Spears' crazy, lovin' arms.

We missed you, Carla.

The latest incarnation of Alli Sims (i.e. Brit's personal biatch) was out of the picture for a while, but now she's back and frumpy as ever!

Guess nobody can drive Britney to Starbucks quite like Carla.

Perhaps Spears didn't feel like another tell-all in the News of the World and begged her to come back. Or Brit was lonely with Sam Lutfi in court.

The two went to a West Hollywood restaurant where Spears made a call from a pay phone. Those apparently still exist? And Britney needs one why?

That's all we've got on the saga of Britney for the moment. Sorry if this post wasn't more entertaining. But just give it an hour or two, trust us.