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Jessica Simpson confirms pregnancy on Twitter

Kim Kardashian isn’t the only former reality television newlywed making headlines this Halloween.

After weeks of speculation, EW has confirmed that Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her first child. Simpson, 31, made the announcement on her Twitter feed Monday afternoon. The singer and fashion designer posted a photo of herself in Halloween mummy garb, posing and cradling her growing baby bump. “It’s true – I’m going to be a mummy!” she Tweeted.

Simpson became engaged to her baby’s father, former NFL player Eric Johnson, last November. She was previously married to Nick Lachey.

Coroner concludes alcohol killed Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse died as the unintended consequence of drinking too much alcohol, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of “death by misadventure,” saying the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning. “The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death,” Greenaway said.

The singer, who had fought drug and alcohol problems for years, was found dead in bed at her London home on July 23 at age 27. An initial autopsy proved inconclusive, although it found no traces of illegal drugs in her system. Pathologist Suhail Baithun told the inquest into the singer’s death that Winehouse had consumed a “very large quantity of alcohol” — the level in her blood put her more than five times over the legal drunk-driving limit. READ FULL STORY

Aerosmith concert in Paraguay postponed after Steven Tyler falls in hotel bathroom

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler suffered minor injuries after falling in a hotel bathroom in Paraguay on Tuesday, prompting the band to postpone tonight’s concert until tomorrow, reports the AP.
The 63-year-old singer and American Idol judge was treated at a hospital in Asuncion for facial cuts and needed dental implants after breaking two teeth. A spokesman for the concert organizers called the accident “small,” noting: “He is fine, he’s in his hotel but he’s not able to do the concert.”
In the summer of 2009, Tyler broke his shoulder after tumbling off the stage during a South Dakota gig, forcing the cancellation of the remaining dates on Aerosmith’s North American tour.

Country legend Loretta Lynn hospitalized with pneumonia

Country star Loretta Lynn was forced to cancel a pair of concerts this weekend because she is in the hospital. According to her official website, the 76-year-old singer of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” is in the early stages of pneumonia and according to her doctors requires rest.

The hospital stint forced her to cancel shows in Ashland, Kentucky and Durham, North Carolina, though she doesn’t expect to be down for long. “Loretta is doing well and is disappointed but feels confident she will be ready for upcoming November dates,” said the site.

This isn’t the first time this year Lynn has had to postpone performances because of health issues. According to People, she had to skip shows in August because of knee surgery and also missed a pair of appearances after being hospitalized with heat exhaustion.

Lynn, whose astonishing personal narrative was adapted into the 1980 Sissy Spacek film Coal Miner’s Daughter, received a career resurgence in the past decade thanks to Van Lear Rose, her award-winning 2004 album produced by Jack White.

Jack White Q&A: He talks to EW about life after the White Stripes, becoming a mogul (or not), Loretta Lynn and more
Review: Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn
Review: Loretta Lynn, Van Lear Rose

Conrad Murray drops defense claim that Jackson administered lethal propofol dose

An attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death on Wednesday dropped the defense claim that the superstar swallowed a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol while the physician wasn’t looking. The defense claim had been a key tactic in the case of Dr. Conrad Murray. Attorney J. Michael Flanagan told the judge that he had commissioned a study about the effects of propofol if swallowed. The studies showed that any effect from swallowing propofol would be “trivial,” he said. “We are not going to assert at any time during this trial that Michael Jackson orally administered propofol,” Flanagan said. It was unclear if the defense planned to argue if Jackson might have injected himself with the fatal dose. READ FULL STORY

Indian singer Jagjit Singh dies at age 70

Indian singer Jagjit Singh has died at the age of 70, according to the AP. The prolific vocalist, who specialized in the musical form known as “ghazel,” was initially admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on Sept. 23 after he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Singh released dozens of albums during his career. In a condolence message, India’s minister for information and broadcasting Ambika Soni said Singh’s death left a void that would be difficult to fill.

Legendary pianist Roger Williams dies at age 87

Virtuoso pianist Roger Williams has died at the age of 87, according to the AP. The Juillard-trained musician scored a massive hit in 1955 with “Autumn Leaves,” which remains the only piano instrumental to reach No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart. His other hits included “Born Free” and “Lara’s Theme from Dr Zhivago.”

In all, the prolific Williams recorded more than 100 albums and became famous in his later years for playing marathon, 12-hour long concerts. He also performed for every commander in chief from Harry Truman to George H.W. Bush, earning the nickname “pianist to the presidents” along the way. He played his last show in March, shortly after announcing that he had cancer.

Jurors hear Michael Jackson doctor detailing treatments

Jurors who have sat facing Dr. Conrad Murray for two weeks listened Friday as the physician detailed in a recorded interview his interactions and treatments on Michael Jackson in the months and hours before the singer’s death. Murray sounded calm on the more-than two hour recording as he spoke of their relationship, efforts to save his life, and the medications he gave Jackson in his efforts to get him to fall asleep. It was the first time Murray’s interview with police detectives had ever been played in public.

The June 27, 2009 interview outside a noisy hotel ballroom gave police their first hint that Jackson’s death was not from natural causes and that he had been given the powerful anesthetic propofol in an effort to cure his extreme insomnia. “He’s not able to sleep naturally,” Murray told the detectives early in the interview. READ FULL STORY

Rapper T.I. to be released from halfway house today

T.I., who returned to prison last month after violating the terms of his work release program by conducting business while crossing state lines, is set to be freed today from an Atlanta correctional facility, according to He had previously served  a 10-month sentence in Arkansas on federal firearm charges.

The rapper born Clifford Harris was detained Sept. 15 and has been held in custody since that date; he will now return to the halfway house he was initially released to last month.

T.I. released from prison (again)

After being pulled from his halfway house back to prison for allegedly engaging in unapproved business on his tour bus, T.I. has been released from prison once again.

The rapper’s publicist confirms that he is now in an Atlanta halfway house. He will serve out the remaining two weeks of his sentence — caused by a parole violation, which stemmed from a 2008 weapons conviction — there.

Read more:
T.I. sent back to federal prison
T.I. released from Arkansas prison
Review: T.I., ‘No Mercy’

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