A coroner's report says Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son had been suffering from depression but had no drugs in his system on Feb. 26, when he jumped to his death from the eighth-floor balcony of his Los Angeles apartment. Michael Bryan, left, was depressed due to "bad school grades and a visit from a former girlfriend" and a friend said he had attempted suicide three times previously, according to the report. In his suicide note, Bryan, who changed his last name from Blosil after becoming estranged from his father, Osmond's ex-husband, "outlined his unhappiness with his life and his intent to kill himself," according to the report. At about 9 p.m. the day he died, Bryan was texting with his friend and neighbor, Ruthann Clawson, saying he "felt like sh-t" and would be home soon. Clawson got a final text from him saying he had left "a letter for you on my bed." Moments after she found the note, she heard sirens of emergency vehicles.
It has just been reported that Heather Locklear was cited for hit and run after her car hit a "no parking" sign at 4 a.m. Saturday near her home in Westlake Village, Calif. Someone heard the crash but didn't call police until hours later, when the damage to the sign was discovered. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department investigation, which included examination of Locklear's neighborhood security system, determined that the car that struck the sign was Locklear's black BMW, which was found to be damaged. The hit-and-run charge is a misdemeanor, so Locklear was cited and released. She'll be back in court May 17.
Four people suing Lindsay Lohan for endangering their lives as she jumped into the driver's seat of their SUV and sped drunkenly down the Pacific Coast Highway in 2007 now want a judge to decide against her because she has twice skipped her scheduled depositions. Attorneys for the three people in the SUV she was driving, along with a passenger in the car she was chasing, will go to court this morning to seek a default judgment against the troubled star. Lindsay was scheduled to show up April 14 for the deposition but skipped it and was later photographed shopping.
Actress Melanie Griffith says she has defeated the "monster" of addiction that she has battled for some 30 years. "Addiction's a tough enemy to defeat," Griffith told the Spanish magazine ¡Hola!. "I think of it as a monster," she said. "If I feed it, it will always want more and more, so now I'm letting it starve to death in a corner. But it's always there." Griffith entered rehab last August for an addiction to painkillers that started after a skiing accident. "Now I feel free," she says. "I don't drink. I don't take pills. Nothing." Griffith's husband, Antonio Banderas, says dealing with his wife's struggle with substance abuse has brought them closer as a family with daughter Stella, 13. "We've figured out how to get past obstacles … and if you get past those, you only get stronger," he said.
With Elin Nordegren and his two small children headed for Sweden, Tiger Woods seems to be stepping out as a single man. Woods attended a Nickelback concert Monday, where he partied backstage surrounded by a security team. Before the concert, Woods dined out in a restaurant with friends, his first public outing since the sex scandal in November. Elin and the couple's two children, Sam and Charlie, took off just as airports began to open after being closed by volcanic ash in the air. The trio "have arrived in a very north area, much north of Stockholm," a source in the Swedish capital told People, possibly the estate in the Stockholm archipelago she bought last year for about $2.2 million. The source called the estate, Faglaro Gard, "an oasis of total privacy."
-- Anne Neville