Heidi Montag says she is devastated by the vehicle crash death of her plastic surgeon, who was criticized for performing 10 separate plastic surgery procedures on the 22-year-old in a single day last year. Montag, far left, took to Twitter to declare that Dr. Frank Ryan, left, "was the most amazing person I have ever known. He was an angel and changed my life and the lives of everyone he met. He was the most brilliant talented surgeon who will ever exist," she adds. "My thoughts and prayers go out to his mother, family, friends, and anyone who was ever blessed enough to meet him. He is in a better place." Ryan, 50, died Monday when his Jeep swerved off the Pacific Coast Highway and landed on rocks on the beach. A candlelight vigil was held for Ryan Tuesday night on the beach about 12 miles from where he died.
An autopsy showed only that Ryan died of blunt-force trauma, because toxicology reports will take six to eight weeks. Montag denies that drugs or alcohol could have caused the fatal crash. She tweeted, "FYI Dr. Ryan never drank, never smoked. He's never done drugs this was something everyone knows about him. He was always on call 24/7." Ryan's other celebrity patients included Janice Dickinson, Shauna Sand, Gene Simmons, Vince Neil and Lorenzo and Shayne Lamas.
Shortly before he died, Ryan posted on Twitter, "After 25 years of driving by, I finally hiked to the top of the giant sand dune on the pch (Pacific Coast Highway) west of malibu. Much harder than it looks! Whew!" His final Tweet was was a photo of his dog looking down onto the beach with the caption, "Border collie jill surveying the view from atop the sand dune." After the crash, the dog was found in the ocean and was taken to a veterinary hospital, where she was treated for eye and paw injuries and then released to Ryan's family.
In its report on the death of Simon Monjack, who died months after his young wife, Brittany Murphy, the L.A. Coroner's Office reports that a person who lived in the house shared a bed with Monjack after Brittany Murphy's death. Law enforcement sources have identified the person as Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, who lived with the couple until first her daughter and then her widowed son-in-law died. According to the coroner's report, the investigator and the unnamed person, later identified as Sharon Murphy, were going through the master bedroom in the Hollywood Hills home that Simon once shared with Brittany ... when (Sharon) pointed to one side of Monjack's bed and identified it as "her side of the bed." Prescriptions in the nightstand had the names of Sharon Murphy and Sharon Monjack. The report doesn't suggest the pair had a sexual relationship.
The estranged wife of Edward Furlong, who played John Connor in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," has obtained a temporary restraining order against him after she says he left obscene and threatening voicemails. Rachael Kneeland's request was granted Friday by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, who ordered the actor to stay at least 100 yards away from Kneeland, with whom he is involved in a bitter divorce, and their 3-year-old son, Ethan. Kneeland's filing contained transcripts of several profanity-filled messages Furlong left threatening her current boyfriend if he has any contact with the couple's son. "If he dares hang out with f--king Ethan, I swear to God I'm gonna f--king rip his f--king heart and f--king feed it to him, you understand me?" Furlong says in one the messages. Furlong also calls Kneeland, whom he married in April 2006, "f--king vermin" and a "cesspool of s--t." Kneeland, who uses the stage name Rachael Bella, also describes an episode when she says Furlong pulled down their son's pants in front of relatives as a punishment and also claims Furlong "admitted to me that he hit Ethan in his testicles to teach him a lesson." Kneeland says she has saved the voicemails and will play them during a court hearing Aug. 31. Furlong's publicist declined comment. Kneeland also got a restraining order against Furlong in September, when she said he struck her while in a drug-fueled rage. Furlong's past includes drug abuse, stints in rehab, a DUI in 2001 and other run-ins with the law.
Erykah Badu has paid a fine and agreed to probation for appearing nude in public during the filming of a music video in March. While cameras rolled, Badu, real name Erica Wright, stripped and walked through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. The R&B singer paid a $500 fine on Friday and must serve six months of probation. Badu was charged with disorderly conduct after a female passer-by filed a complaint claiming she and her two children were forcibly exposed to the public nudity.