Apart from that, how was your weekend?
... brought to you by Adele at the Grammys. She won approximately everything and did so without having to set her hair on fire, wear a suit made of broccoli or waltz with 12 specially trained dogs. Lady Gaga must have choked on her face-net. You can read Ben Rayner's take on the Grammys here. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT).
Doesn't look like Whitney died from drowning TMZ: "Whitney Houston's family was told by L.A. County Coroner officials ... the singer did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol ... this according to family sources. We're told Coroner's officials informed the family there was not enough water in Whitney's lungs to lead to the conclusion that she drowned. Our sources say the family was told Whitney may well have died before her head became submerged. And family sources tell us ... it was actually Whitney's aunt, Mary Jones, who discovered Whitney's body in the bathtub. Mary had laid out Whitney's dress for the evening on the bed and the left for about a half hour. When Whitney didn't come out of the bathroom, Mary entered, pulled Whitney out of the tub and began administering CPR. And we're told ... Whitney's mom has arranged to have the singer's body flown back to Atlanta, as early as tomorrow. The family was told the Coroner has no problem releasing the body because there is no evidence of foul play - and unless cops put a hold on the body, it can be flown back East."
Angelina Jolie to play Maleficent THR: "Disney's Maleficent will be Angelina Jolie's next movie. Jolie, speaking at a crowded news conference Saturday at the Berlin International Film Festival, where her feature directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey is screening out of competition, brought up the project - without directly mentioning a title - when asked about the next step in her career. "I haven't acted in two years, and I haven't done anything else since this [Land of Blood and Honey]. The next thing I am looking at is a Disney movie," said the actress."
Roseanne and John Goodman together again Deadline: "Roseanne co-stars Roseanne Barr and John Goodman together again. I’ve learned that, after lengthy negations, Goodman is in final negotiations to join Barr’s new sitcom, the NBC pilot Downwardly Mobile. Co-created by Barr, her boyfriend John Argent and Eric Gilliland, who will serve as showrunner, the multicamera Downwardly Mobile stars Barr as the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to all of the unique people who live there in a challenging economy."
New epic love biscuit alert People: "Robin Wright and actor Ben Foster, who starred together in the film Rampart, were spotted earlier this week having an intimate dinner date at a low-key Italian restaurant in Australia. A rep for Foster had no comment, while Wright's couldn't be reached, but photos show the pair looking cozy. They are seen gazing across the table from each other, Wright touching Foster's face and Foster kissing Wright's hand. Another photo shows the couple embracing outside the restaurant. Wright is currently in Australia shooting The Grandmothers, about a pair of friends who fall for each other's sons, with Naomi Watts. Robin Wright was previously married to Sean Penn for 13 years."
What's up with Macauley Culkin? "Macaulay Culkin bailed on his monthly deejay gig Thursday night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City's West Village ... "He's here all the time. He comes pretty often. Tonight, something just came up and he couldn't make it," a club employee told People. "But he did drop off his iPod – that's what's playing. It's a shame he's not here, because he always plays really good music." Culkin, whose gaunt appearance in a paparazzi shot made headlines Thursday, was expected to take to the turntables around 10 p.m. Around that time, a sign (above) was taped to a box downstairs by the bar telling fans a canned good would get them in for free, and with no "Mack" in attendance that dancing would be to his pre-selected tunes. "Macaulay Culkin is in perfectly good health," his rep said in a statement. "For anyone to speculate or suggest otherwise is reckless, irresponsible and destructive. The massive media attention towards the status of Mr. Culkin's health is unnecessary but duly noted."
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