Leslie Carter was battling addiction to prescription drugs in the days before her death, and family members believe she died as a result of an overdose.

According to TMZ, the 25-year-old sister of Nick and Aaron Carter recently moved from Canada to Upstate New York to live with family members.

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Do not judge a book by its cover. Or an American Idol contestant by her glasses.

That's the back-handed compliment of a message Randy Jackson sent to viewers and Brittany Zika last night, telling the aspiring singer - following a great rendition of Brandi Carlile's "The Story" - that she looks "nothing like what you sound."

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Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, the myth, the legend, emerged from Gobbler's Knob this morning and saw his shadow, thus decreeing six more weeks of winter.

Of course, given the unseasonably warm temperatures and a lack of snow this winter throughout most of the northern U.S., maybe that's not the worst thing.

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A total of 45 Golden Tickets were handed out in Portland last night, as American Idol made its first-ever stop in this Pacific Northwest city.

But one contestant made an impression above all others who were granted access to Hollywood: Romeo Diahn, a Liberia native who fled that country in the 1990s during its civil war and ended up in a refugee camp in Ghana.

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Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska is shooting down accusations that she has a problem with prescription drugs. The South Dakotan denies having an addition to Ambien.

An addiction to leopard print apparel and fake tanning, maybe, but not Ambien.

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Amy Winehouse's life had more than its share of controversy. In death, she is no different, as the coroner's inquest into her demise is coming under scrutiny.

British officials are currently investigating the coroner in charge of conducting the singer's medical examination and whether he was unqualified for the job.

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An Egyptian soccer match between two longtime rivals descended into a violent melee yesterday as fans supporting the winning side rushed the field at the end.

They attacked players and fans in clashes that reportedly killed at least 79 people.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in damage control mode after a comment he made about not being concerned about America's poorest people.

He said this pretty much verbatim. In context, but still.

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