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The complete Whitney Houston autopsy is in, and it reveals a number of harrowing details regarding the singer's death on February 11.

The document states that a "spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it" was found in the hotel room in which Whitney died, along with a "white powdery substance" later tested and determined to be cocaine.

A Final Image of Whitney Houston

Houston's body was found face down in the bathtub - in approximately 13 inches of water, the report adds -with "bloody purge coming from her nose." Moreover, a "perforation of posterior nasal septum" made it clear that the singer had a history of drug use.

There were no signs of foul play, officials included, while also writing up a detailed account of Houston's surroundings. It reads as follows:

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She's a woman of many different looks, but could one of them be a version of Whitney Houston?

Rihanna thinks so. Rihanna hopes so. With rumors swirling that a Whitney biopic is in the works, the singer made it clear in an interview with The Press Association this week that she'd love to take on the iconic big screen challenge.

"That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off," Rihanna said. "That's a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job."

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Added Rihanna, who is reportedly being considered for the role, along with Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson and others:

"My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song - 'I Will Always Love You.' It was really inspiring and it made me develop a passion for music, so really she's partly responsible for me being here in this industry."

Rihanna will make her big screen debut this month in Battleship, which opens on April 11. Do you think she'd do Whitney proud in a movie version of Houston's life?

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Whitney Houston passed away in February, but fans will still get a chance to watch her on the big screen in August.

That's because the singer had just finished filming Sparkle when she died, a remake of a 1976 movie in which she plays the matriarch of a musical family.

In various interviews since Houston left us, Jordin Sparks - who makes her Hollywood debut as Houston's daughter - said “it was amazing to walk into work and then Whitney is sitting in her chair blasting gospel music and singing,” while producer Howard Rosenman added that the legend “is unbelievably brilliant in [the film].”

The Today Show gave us our first look at Sparkle this morning. Watch now:

Cissy Houston, meanwhile, recently spoke out on her daughter's death and said she did everything she could have done to point Houston in the right direction.

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For the first time since the death of her daughter, Cissy Houston has spoken out.

In an interview that will air Monday on New Jersey's My9's 10 O'Clock News, Cissy Houston says she still has her "moments" of mourning since Whitney passed away in February.

"I'm not there yet. I don't think I'm any more courageous than anyone else. I am a true believer in God, if I could bring her back I would, but that's not possible."

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News broke yesterday that cocaine was found in Whitney's hotel room, following coroner confirmation that the singer died with that drug in her system.

The artist's substance abuse problems have been well documented, of course, but Cissy says she can't hold herself responsible for these issues, not after so many years of attempting to intervene.

"I know I did the best I could," she says. "I don’t blame myself. I know I did the best I could for everything."

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We have an update on the passing of Whitney Houston.

A week after the official coroner's report listed this singer's cause of death as being a heart attack, likely related to cocaine use, it's now been confirmed that the drug was, indeed, discovered in Whitney's hotel room at the time her body was found.

Whitney Houston ABC Interview

Initial reports had been sketchy on this fact, with rumors circulating that cocaine may have been present in Houston's system - but no traces of the substances were anywhere near the bathtub in which she drowned.

Allegations of someone tampering with the evidence even ran wild.

But now sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ that "white, powdery remnants" were taken into custody and later identified as cocaine.

Does this put the tragedy to rest? Sadly, probably not. Accusations of who supplied Whitney with her drugs of choice will continue for the foreseeable future. Ray J has already been forced to come out and defend himself against this charge.

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When Bobby Brown was arrested this week on suspicion of DUI, few people were surprised. It wasn't exactly the singer's first arrest.

Among those who saw another run in with the law coming for this New Edition members? Cissy Houston, the mother of Whitney who has been telling everyone in her circle that Bobby is a bad influence on 19-year old granddaughter Bobbi Kristina.

Bobby Brown at Work

Sources tell TMZ Cissy feels "vindicated" by the arrest and hopes the incident helps her case: that Brown should "keep his distance" from his child, who has been going through a great deal of turmoil since her mom's passing last month.

Referring to her dad, one insider says: "This is the last person she needs to be around."

It doesn't sound like Bobbi will need much convincing. Rumors state that the teenager is hoping to change her last name in the near future in order to separate herself as much as possible from her law-breaking parent.

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The coroner's report may now be out, and we may now know the official Whitney Houston cause of death, but that doesn't mean the controversy surrounding this artist has gone away.

On an edition of CNN's Headline News last night, Leolah Brown - the sister of Whitney's ex-husband, Bobby Brown - came right out and accused Ray J of supplying her former sister-in-law with the cocaine found in her system at the time of her passing.

Brown referred to Ray J as Houston's "runner boy."

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In response, a rep for the singer has released the following statement:

"Even though Leolah Brown was nowhere near the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the day Whitney Houston died, Ms. Brown falsely claimed that Ray J was at the hotel and contributed to Whitney Houston's death. Even the most minimal inquiry with anyone actually in contact with Whitney would reveal that Leolah Brown had been out of contact with Whitney for more than a year."

Earlier in the week, Ray J also shot down chatter that he was in possession a sex tape starring himself and the late "I Will Always Love You" legend.

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The Los Angeles County Coroner has released the official cause of death for Whitney Houston.

According to the report, the singer passed away due to an "accidental drowning" that was related to heart disease and also the presence of cocaine in her system.

A Final Image of Whitney Houston

An insider tells TMZ that it's "very possible" the heart attack caused Whitney to pass out and fall under the water. It's also likely this was triggered by the use of cocaine. It should be noted, however, that no cocaine was found in the hotel room where Houston passed away.

Law enforcement officials have said from the beginning that no foul play was involved in the tragedy and nothing in this report suggests anything different.

Perhaps now folks such as Nancy Grace can let Whitney rest in peace.

UPDATE: Coroner Chief Craig Harvey said in a news conference that evidence points to Whitney as a "chronic" cocaine user and that the traces in her system were "acute," meaning she took the drug immediately prior to passing away.

Other substances in her system at the time included: marijuana, Benadryl, Flexeril, and Xanax. They played little to no role in her death.

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Considering his resume, we suppose this rumor was inevitable...

A rep for Ray J has come out and shot down chatter that his client is in possession of a sex tape, and/or any amateur pornographic material, starring the singer and late girlfriend Whitney Houston.

Sex Tape Actor

"The despicable tabloid report released today claiming the existence of a sex tape between Ray J and Whitney Houston is not true," this source tells TMZ, denying accusations that Ray J is holding naked videos or photos of Whitney for ransom.

Ray J, who was dating Houston at the time of the her death, has reportedly agreed to enter grief counseling in order to deal with his pain.

His reputation for filming bedroom conquests was solidified after he captured himself and Kim Kardashian boning and helped sell it to the public.

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Yes, Bobby Brown really might write a memoir about his life with Whitney Houston and - brace yourselves for this revelation, folks! - a source says the tell-all would pretty much just profit the washed-up artist.

"He's not going to address anything that will cast him in a negative light," an insider tells E! News of Brown's book. "And that's why people, I don't think, will buy the book. They're going to see that it will most likely be completely self-serving."

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston Photo

From leaving Whitney's funeral early, to making odd in-concert statements about himself and his wife, Bobby has been less than respectful since Houston died, many believe.

What great revelations is he going to have in this book, the same E! mole wonders, adding that Brown would just be after a paycheck if he went through with the plan and:

"Don't forget he signed the confidentiality agreement [when he and Whitney divorced]. He may have to get somebody else to write it. A ghostwriter. What am I saying? He's not going to be writing it anyway, of course he'll get somebody else to do it."

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