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Joan Rivers' Cause of Death Revealed

Joan Rivers' cause of death has finally been revealed. The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) concluded that Rivers died from “anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest” which is brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.

The OCME released a statement saying, “[The] OCME has completed its investigation. The cause of Ms. Rivers' death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The manner of death is therapeutic complication. The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy.”

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It's Official: Teresa and Joe Giudice Are Heading to Jail

On Thursday October 2nd, 2014 Teresa and Joe Giudices’ legal woes came to a head when the pair was sentenced. Nearly seven months after the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars pleaded “guilty” to multiple charges, including bankruptcy and mortgage fraud, the couple has learned they will both be serving jail time.

Joe was sentenced to 41 months behind bars while his wife, in a surprising move by the judge, was sentenced to 15 months. Many believed that Teresa would be spared jail time, but alas, the judge took no pity on the New Jersey housewife despite her pleas that she is “more sorry than anyone will ever know.” The judge did allow the couple to serve their sentences at different times, however, so that one parent was always there for the girls. Teresa will be up first as she has to report on January 5th, 2015.

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Katy Perry To Headline Super Bowl Half-Time Show?


The Super Bowl is about to get a little sweeter. Pop sensation Katy Perry has reportedly been chosen to headline the 2015 Super Bowl half-time show.

“A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl,” a source told the New York Post.

Perry was on the shortlist of potential performers back in August. Coldplay and Rihanna were also possible performers. However, Rihanna’s recent feud with CBS may have cost her the job. The NFL is most likely hoping Perry’s fun family-friendly act will help revamp the league’s image which has been marred by several scandals over the past few months.

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JLaw Is Sick of the Media’s “Hacking Games”

Jennifer Lawrence’s long-awaited public statement on the recent nude photo scandal begs the media to desist perpetuating it. The actress explains that the delayed response was a consequence of her manifold reaction. "Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for.”

Indeed, the 24-year old shouldn't feel obliged to defend herself. While it’s true that an aspect of being a Hollywood actor involves being in the public eye, it is a completely different story when general conventions and social codes of respect towards an individual’s privacy are breached. In an interview with Vanity Fair’s David Kashner, Lawrence fumes:

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Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Stand-Up Again

Tracy Morgan may have survived the fatal June limo crash he was involved in but his injuries could alter the rest of his life. The comedian's career may now be in jeopardy after suffering a severe brain injury in the crash.

Morgan’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, has reported that, "the jury's still out," on whether Morgan will ever again be able to perform stand-up comedy, a sentiment supposedly echoed by his doctors. Morgan has been undergoing intense rehabilitation for his injury, including speech and cognitive therapy.

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Alessandra Ambrosio Named VO|CO Spokesperson

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has been named the official spokeswoman for theVO|CO The alcoholic beverage is the world’s first drink to blend pure coconut water and premium triple distilled vodka into a “ready to drink” cocktail.

The Victoria’s Secret model made her first appearance as the drinks spokesperson at an exclusive VO|CO cocktail party on Monday in Nobu Malibu. She wore a baby blue cocktail and was joined by fiancé, Jamie Mazur, and close friends as they celebrated the event while drinking VO|CO and eating sushi.

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Everything We've Ever Believed About Robin Thicke is a Lie

Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines" may've brought him to the top of the pop charts, but it also destroyed his personal life. In April, Thicke and Pharrell William were deposed after being sued by Marvin Gaye's children when they alleged that "Blurred Lines" was a rip-off of their fathers 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up." The deposition was released to the public this week and it was mighty revealing, with Thicke dropping quite a few bombshells. Here are the juiciest reveals.

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Fashion Rocks Concert Celebrates Music And Fashion

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, fashion and music joined forces for the annual Fashion Rocks concert. This year’s charity fundraiser event showcased the latest fashion trends as Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Rita Ora, and other musical acts performed at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.

Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj proved the night was all about the booty. Jennifer performed her new single “Booty” in a sparkling silver Versace mini dress, which of course emphasized her own infamous booty. The 45-year-old and mother of two proved she still got it as she sang and danced across the stage. She promised a "bootyful" performance and it earned her the longest applause and loudest cheers of the night.

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Joan Rivers Dies at the Age of 81

Joan Rivers, iconic actress, talk show host, and comedian, died today. She was 81 years old. She had been in a medically induced coma as a result of complications from surgery on her vocal cords.

To this day, Ms. Rivers is one of the most famous and successful comedians that has ever lived. Her career as a stand-up comedian launched, as so many did, off Johnny Carson’s couch on the Tonight Show, where she first appeared in 1965. She was such a hit on the Tonight Show that she became the first permanent guest host, and by 1972 she was the highest-paid entertainer in Vegas.

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2014 CMA Awards Nominees Revealed


Nominations for the 2014 CMA Awards were revealed today. Little Big Town and Darius Rucker announced five categories on Good Morning America while the rest of the nominations were revealed at a press conference. Both Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to host the award show for the seventh year in a row. Miranda Lambert leads this years nominations with nine.

The award show will air live on November 5th on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Here is the full list of nominees for the 48th annual CMA Awards: