GINGER JUICE : Friday March 23, 2012
EVP (Erika Van Pelt) from Rhode Island was booted from American Idol last night. And Heejun is still there? Hrmm . . . The judges decided not to use their one save on her.
Hilary Duff gave birth to a baby boy Tuesday night. This is the first child for Hilary and her husband. They named him Luca Cruz Comrie.
At a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, the decision was made to cover Jessica Simpsons partially nude "Elle" magazine cover with a piece of cardboard. And to make sure nobody messed with it, they actually wrote, "Please do not remove cardboard" on it.
This comes as no real surprise, and I'm sure you've already heard about Whitney Houston's official cause of death. according to a coroner's report that came out yesterday, she died of ACCIDENTAL DROWNING, but heart disease and COCAINE USE were listed as contributing factors. The coroner said Whitney apparently used cocaine, "immediately prior to her collapse in the bathtub at the hotel." The report also states, "We know that when she slipped under the water she was still alive." Whitney had a 60% narrowing of the arteries . . . which they say was a direct result of her chronic cocaine use. Marijuana was also found in her system, along with some prescription drugs like Xanax, a muscle relaxant called Flexeril and Benadryl. After reading the report, Whitney's family issued a statement saying, quote, "We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure." http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/22/whitney-houston-coroner-cause-of-death-drowning-cocaine/#.T2vbMNmW4ud
Kim Kardashian was at an event in Hollywood last night to promote her perfume "True Reflection", and while on the red carpet, a woman ran up to her and hit her with baking flour. Kim was rushed away, and the woman was detained. Kim was able to laugh it off, though. She said, "That probably is the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me.
Usher is gettin busy! He has an album coming out sometime this year called "The Shanertance". He's playing Sugar Ray Leonard in an upcoming boxing movie called "Hands of Stone", but it won't hit theaters until next year. And now he says he wants to collaborate with Adele. He says, "I think the world deserves an Usher and Adele record. That's what I think."
Ah whoops! Victoria Beckham wanted to surprise her son, Romeo, on his birthday with a visit to see Justin Bieber. She writes in the April issue of "Vogue", "The family took him to hang out in Justin Bieber's studio while he was recording his Christmas album. Bieber sweetly sent the boys signed guitars afterward, but Romeo's was signed to "Pax" (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's 8-year-old son).
"Who Do You Think You Are?". . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC. Helen Hunt investigates into her family lineage and discovers her great-great-grandmother's involvement in the fight for women's rights.