Gary Coleman reportedly died Friday after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage after falling at his home Wednesday. With close friends and family at his side, his wife, Shannon, had Coleman taken off life support and he died a few minutes after noon on Friday, TMZ reports. His brother-in-law told TMZ that the 42-year-old "Diff'rent Strokes" star suffered a head injury in a fall and was hospitalized in Provo, Utah. Coleman, who had suffered from ill health all his life, was hospitalized in January and again in February after having seizures.
Lindsay Lohan must phone her new probation officer every evening, and during the call she will be told whether she must report the next day for a drug test. The star, who must abstain from alcohol and recreational drugs, learned the requirements of her probation during Thursday's meeting, which reportedly "went well." Lohan was reportedly told that she is allowed to take medications that are prescribed for her, including Adderall, for ADHD, and Ambien, for sleep. Lindsay did go out to a club the night before the meeting, wearing bellbottom jeans to cover her alcohol-sensing bracelet, but stuck with Red Bull. She tweeted later, "Red Bull and Waters and Work - my new bff's hehe - everyone should try it! It's more fun - you'll see :)."
"American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox suffered two losses Thursday -- not only did she lose the title to Lee DeWyze, she and her boyfriend broke up and he returned to Ohio. She told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that Tony Kusian "went home. He wasn’t cool with the lifestyle." He left just before the final performance show, and she said the decision was mutual. The Elliston, Ohio, native said, "We’re both logical, grown adults," she said. “He’s a small town guy and it’s fine. But I’m a small town girl but I want this. I want this more than anything — this career, this lifestyle. I didn’t think he was up for it. He didn’t think he was up for it." Bowersox says the two will remain friends and she has no hard feelings. "He’s been amazing," she says. "He stuck it out through this whole thing." Kusian was shown in the audience several times during the top 12 finals.
New reports say that former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman bought two new life insurance policies on his wife, Monica, seen at left, before they departed for the Mexican resort where she was killed. ABC News is reporting that one policy would pay $50,000 in case of accidental death while traveling, while the other would pay $500,000.
Meanwhile, Beresford-Redman's Mexican attorney says prosecutors want to charge him with first-degree murder in Monica's death. Attorney Jaime Cancino Leon said prosecutors will turn their findings over to a judge by the end of the day Monday, but the judge could then take weeks to review the evidence and decide whether Beresford-Redman should be charged. Cancino blasted Mexcian law enforcement officials, saying, "Bruce has never had the chance to defend himself. They didn't even give him the chance to participate in the investigation."
With no charges filed against him yet, Beresford-Redman has moved to regain guardianship of his two children, Camila, 5, and Alec, 4. In a legal declaration, he says, "As Camila's and Alec's biological parent, it is my desire to immediately resume my full custodial and parental responsibility ... and I am capable and fit to do so." Meanwhile, Beresford-Redman is battling Monica's family's wish to have the children attend their mother's memorial service on Sunday, saying, "It would be healthier for the children to participate in a small, quiet and private memorial for their mother." Beresford-Redman even wants to change this week's visitation day of Monica's sisters from Sunday to Saturday, because he fears the sisters will take the kids to Monica's service against his wishes.
The hotel employee who found Slipknot bassist Paul Gray dead in his room said in his 911 call that he found Gray slumped against the wall, a hypodermic needle next to the bed and "all kinds of pills" nearby. Gray was found dead in his room Monday at the TownePlace Suites in Urbandale, Iowa. Police Sgt. Dave Disney said, "At this point the cause of death is still under investigation and they're waiting on toxicology, so until that comes back everything is just speculation." He added, "Some of the things mentioned in the (911) tape were consistent with what we found."
A California court has rejected Dr. Conrad Murray's appeal for forgiveness of the $16,000 he owes in back child support, which endangers his Nevada medical license. The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners agreed to not revoke his license if he could get the back child support forgiven. But a California judge rejected the request. A hearing on his license will be held in Nevada on June 25, the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.
-- Anne Neville