by Free Britney at

For a mere $1,000, you can attend an event honoring the late Brittany Murphy and line Simon Monjack's pockets support the Brittany Murphy Foundation.

Forgive us for being skeptical, but when the late star's husband launched the foundation last Thursday, we couldn't help but wonder what he's really up to.

Something about that dude is just shady.

Yes, the Brittany Murphy Foundation is dedicated to arts education for kids. Yes, Monjack says he started the non-profit with $1 million of his own money.

But would it surprise you if as head of the foundation, Simon Monjack paid himself a nice six-figure salary for his time? All tax-free of course? Just asking.

That's just us being skeptical. We have no proof that's true. But an Us source says "Everyone thinks it's very tacky that he's making it so much about money."

Monjack is requesting donations of $1,000 per person and $10,000 per corporation to attend the event, taking place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

For once, Monjack has yet to comment. He has been a talk show and magazine staple since his wife's death in an effort to clear her name (and his own).

Murphy was found dead December 20 at the age of 32. The results of the toxicology report to determine the star's cause of her death are still pending.

Tags: ,

by Free Britney at

The investigation into the death of Brittany Murphy has taken an unexpected turn as the L.A. County Coroner's Office tries to fill in key gaps in her medical history.

The actress, who died December 20 at the age of 32, was suffering from severe anemia and other conditions and was under a physician's care, according to TMZ.

Rest in Peace Brittany

The Coroner's Office received medical files from Murphy's doctor, but they show her last visit was months before her death. But someone else was treating her.

The pathologist assigned to the case has been told by Brittany Murphy's friends and family members that other doctors treated Murphy during her final months.

Officials believe these other doctors could help determine her medical condition leading up to her death, and shed light on what, if any, medications she was on.

Brittany Murphy (1977-2009) with husband Simon Monjack.

The toxicology report is not completed, but when it is, the coroner will determine if the medications in Murphy's system were prescribed to her or someone else.

Investigators found numerous medications in Murphy's home after her death.

The mystery comes because those medications were prescribed to Murphy, her husband Simon Monjack, her mom Sharon, and "unidentified third party names."

Monjack has said, in several of his many interviews since Murphy's death, that the meds were his. But it doesn't appear to be case, at least not exclusively.

Dude's also suing Warner Brothers for wrongful her death. What a nut job.

In any case, the Coroner's Office is not expected to release the official cause of Brittany's death for weeks, with these various loose ends needing to be tied.

Tags:

by Free Britney at

Simon Monjack, much-maligned husband of Brittany Murphy, is only days away from filing a wrongful death action against Warner Brothers, claiming that the studio is responsible for the unexpected death of the 32-year-old actress.

“They killed her,” he told The Daily Beast matter-of-factly.

Two weeks prior to Murphy's sudden death December 20, the studio fired her from the Happy Feet sequel, where she was to reprise the role of penguin Gloria.

"She was devastated," Monjack said.

Murphy's cause of death has yet to be released by the coroner's office, but Simon Monjack says her heart attack was a direct result of the cancelled contract.

"It's a cruel town," Simon Monjack says of L.A.

"You're disposable as an actress or actor. But I am tough. I litigate when somebody does something wrong to me. It's one of the reasons I make enemies."

Monjack acknowledges in his latest of many interviews defending his marriage that it surprised many. “I was never the right guy to marry Brittany,” he says.

"She was supposed to marry a young dashing star with a million-dollar smile, not end up with a balding, heavyset guy who doesn't play by their rules."

He recoils, though, at accusations of freeloading.

"I spent over a million on her engagement rings ... probably $3 million on clothes," he said. "When Brittany died she had 60 pieces of unworn Louis Vuitton ... The dog had Louis Vuitton. This was all me. We kept our money separate."

Did his controversial presence "ruin" her? "Brittany's films had grossed $100 million before she met me," he insists. "But her career ended before then."

He adds, "She trusted some people who she shouldn't have." Plenty of fans agree there - they just consider Simon Monjack to be one of those people.

Tags: ,

by Free Britney at

Despite rumors that have swirled since the death of Brittany Murphy last month, both her husband, Simon Monjack, and her mother Sharon say she did not suffer from any mental illness, use drugs or have an eating disorder.

"Do you not think anybody would have picked up on this anorexic, mentally deranged person?" Simon Monjack says. "To suggest that is ludicrous."

Mr. & Mrs. Monjack

The pair have spent the last month sequestered in Murphy's Hollywood home since the actress died of cardiac arrest early Sunday, December 20.

Both say Murphy, who was just 32, had a heart condition that was diagnosed in her teens, for which she had been given appropriate medical care.

"We had it checked out every way you could imagine," says Monjack.

Murphy's mother says her daughter's naturally "bubbly" personality may have sparked rumors of substance use, when in reality she rarely partook.

"She never even drank. Maybe a glass of champagne at New Years," says Sharon. "But everyone used to say she was wasted, she was this, she was that. It was hard for everyone to imagine that somebody was so high on life."

Monjack said on Larry King Live that every morning when he wakes up, "it's like a rebirth. It's -- there's not enough time to -- your dreams, be they good or bad, when you wake up and I reach out to touch or hold my wife, she isn't there."

Murphy's mother found the actress unresponsive in the bathroom. She screamed for Monjack, who can be heard on the Brittany Murphy 911 call.

Monjack blames Hollywood for the actress' demise.

"You want to know what broke Brittany Murphy's heart?" he asks King, in response to allegations of her substance use. "Hollywood broke her heart."

Tags: ,

by Free Britney at

The 911 call made the day Brittany Murphy died, in which her mom can be heard crying to the dispatcher, is as upsetting as you would imagine it is.

"My daughter is passed out," Sharon Murphy pleads as a composed 911 operator tries to instruct her mom and another person how to perform CPR.

The other person there is presumably Simon Monjack, Brittany's husband.

Describing the situation, Sharon says her 32-year-old daughter was walking around dizzy at one point and "couldn't walk right. She's had a cold."

Brittany Murphy died December 20. A cause has not been determined.

You can listen to the Brittany Murphy 911 call below, but please be forewarned, it is tragic. The devastation her poor mom felt is palpable ...

Tags:

by Free Britney at

Way to go, In Touch.

We've seen plenty of ridiculous tabloid covers in our day, and comparatively speaking, this one isn't as bad as many in terms of flat-out lies.

However, referencing Brittany Murphy's "final interview" as an exclusive when it wasn't and taking some quotes out of context? Nice work!

Brittany, who passed away of cardiac arrest on December 20, did in fact talk in an actual interview about what she wants in her "next life."

This is, however, an expression many people use, and was not meant to suggest she thought she'd be dying anytime soon. Come on guys.

Brittany Murphy Cover

HER LAST INTERVIEW: To a huge crowd of reporters. At a premiere. Chilling, indeed. The smile on her face was just a facade, masking her eerie "final words."

Also, in the interview, any references to anorexia, God and feeling incomplete are all in appropriate context - if the topics even come up in the first place.

Trying this hard to cash in a non-suspicious celebrity death? Pretty weak, In Touch. Stick to tall tales about Angelina Jolie's revenge pregnancy next time.

That, or take the opposite approach and flat-out suggest that Simon Monjack drugged Brittany. Some people would believe it, and you'd sell more copies!

Tags:

by Free Britney at

Ten days following the shocking death of Brittany Murphy at the age of 32, the Los Angeles County Coroner has released her death certificate.

It solves no mysteries, but is merely a formality. Brittany died December 20 after suffering cardiac arrest in her her home. Beyond that is unclear.

Brittany Murphy Cover

The actress' cause of death is listed on the document as "deferred," as we reported late last week when her autopsy results were first released.

It may take four to six weeks for toxicology, histiological and neurological test results to become available and thus determine the true cause.

We wish the family of Brittany Murphy the best.

Tayebe Pajooh, the 32-year-old actress' cousin, is listed on the certificate as the informant; Pajooh provided the mortuary with information on her late cousin.

One surprise: the death certificate fails to name Murphy's estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti. Instead, the document lists Murphy's father as "Unknown."

Bertolotti divorced Sharon Murphy, Brittany's mom, when Brit was two, and spent time in a prison on drug charges. He did not attend her funeral service.

Sharon, who was with her when she died, inherits Brittany's estate as per the star's will. Her last will was written before she wed Simon Monjack in 2007.

Tags:

by Hilton Hater at

Brittany Murphy may have been buried on Christmas Eve, but husband Simon Monjack still can't rest in peace.

That's because new sources and reports continue to link Monjack to credit card fraud, mounting debt and visa violations, among other shady charges. The fact that he won't shut up raises a few questions for many, as well.

Take George Hickenlooper, for example.

The director, who was close to Murphy and almost cast her in the role of Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl, said he approached the actress about her plans to marry the British screenwriter. He advised against it.

"The last thing I told Brittany is: “Do you know this guy? I mean do you really know him? Do you know what you are doing by marrying him?'" Hickenlooper said this week. "At this point, Brittany became angry and told me she knew Monjack better than anyone and then hung up on me.

"A few months later I tried to phone her to see if she was alright and Monjack would not let me speak to her."

Wife and Husband

Monjack has come under fire since his wife's death because many prescription pills were found by her bedside.

Asked about the medicine, Monjack's defense isn't exactly re-assuring.

“I know what the inference is by all those pills," he told The Daily Mail. “That she was some kind of addict, but addicts hide away their pills. They do not leave them on the nightstand like Brittany.”

That's true. Unless the addict's significant other is enabling his/her habit.

Tags: ,

by Free Britney at

A private funeral was held on Christmas Eve for the late Brittany Murphy, who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 32 less than a week ago.

A small group of close friends and family members gathered at the Church of the Hills at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in L.A. to pay their respects.

At the service, Simon Monjack called his wife his "soul mate."

He also said of Brittany: "Mystery is the nature of love and you never know when or where it will strike or how quickly it will be taken from you."

Murphy was interred at twilight; "Amazing Grace" was sung at graveside; The service concluded with a reading of The Little Prince, her favorite book.

Her estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti, did not attend the funeral. "If I wanted to go, I would go, but I don't want to see her that way," he told E! News Friday.

"She was flawless to me. She was a little bright child. I have only good memories. She's a memory to me now. To me she's off making a movie somewhere."

A larger memorial service for Murphy may be held early next year.

Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. December 20 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after she was found unresponsive in her bathroom by her mother.

Many have speculated that Brittany Murphy took an unhealthy amount of medication, but her husband denies the star had an overdose or eating disorder.

Tags:

by Free Britney at

In an ironic and tragic example of life imitating art, the late Brittany Murphy's character in the horror film Deadline appears lying lifeless in her bathtub.

The actress' sudden death on Sunday, when she was found in the bathroom and could not be revived, sent the DVD rental company Redbox scrambling.

For obvious reasons, efforts to remove this particularly disturbing image from the DVD cover and other promotional materials are underway nationwide ...

Brittany Murphy stars in the horror film Deadline.

Murphy collapsed in the bathroom Sunday morning and, after unsuccessful attempts by family and paramedics to revive her, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Suddenly, the DVD cover seemed a lot less appropriate.

"We are removing the box art images from our displays," Redbox spokeswoman Laura Dihel said. "We will continue to carry her film, but not featuring the box art."

A much funnier and less morbid example of promotional material pulled in light of current events? Tiger Woods Accenture ads. You wanna talk about irony ...

Tags: