A former American Idol hopeful found dead outside Paula Abdul's home last November committed suicide, a coroner in Los Angeles has confirmed.
Authorities had suspected Paula Goodspeed, 30, killed herself and had been waiting for toxicology reports. Assistant Chief of Coroner Ed Winter said Goodspeed overdosed on unspecified prescription drugs, reports The Associated Press. Goodspeed did not leave a note, Winter said.
Goodspeed, who had auditioned for Season 5 of Idol...
President Barack Obama
My fellow citizens:
I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.
After the jump, the full text of President Obama's Inaugural address...
Inauguration Day 2009 was, of course, memorable in and of itself. But watching Barack Obama being sworn in as the nation's first African-American president wasn't the only unforgettable moment of the day. Here are our top 10 moments so far, in (mostly) chronological order. Thanks to our users who've submitted their own top moments — keep them coming! (And keep following us on Twitter!)
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Jill Biden, Oprah
Oprah Winfrey knows how to get women to dish on their husbands - even when it's Jill Biden.
Jill Biden said Monday that her husband had his pick of being either Barack Obama's running mate or the secretary of state on Winfrey's broadcast from Washington's Kennedy Center - a major slip that the vice president-elect immediately tried to silence.
"Joe had the choice to be secretary of state or vice president," she said. Her husband turned to his wife with his finger to his lips and a "Shhhh!" that sent the audience into laughter. "OK, he did," Jill Biden said in her defense.
The vice president-elect blushed bright red, laughed uncomfortably but then gave his wife a hug while the audience continued to chuckle...
AnnaLynne McCord, who already on Tuesday nights plays 90210's naughty Naomi, is going in for another Nip/Tuck (or two) when she resurfaces on the FX drama's next fresh episode, airing Jan. 27.
"I'm reprising my evil vixen role," McCord tells TVGuide.com, referencing her previous run as Eden, an 18-year-old hellraiser who at first merely wanted her virginity "restored," but then went on to torment Sean, corrupt little Annie and poison/shoot Julia.
Where has this bad girl been since wrapping up her original reign of terror? "I've gone off to Europe, but now I come back to ...
Huge Disney stars Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato got the crowds dancing and singing at the Kids' Inaugural concert in Washington, D.C., but it was Michelle Obama who really pumped up the audience — many of whom were military families invited to attend the concert for free.
"Barack and I are so thankful for the military sacrifice that helps make our nation safe," she told the audience on the eve of her husband's presidential inauguration...
Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline
Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline and Paul Dano have been tapped to join John C. Reilly in the new comedy The Extra Man.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini signed on to direct the movie based on Jonathan Ames' novel, and production is set to begin this February in New York, according to Variety. Springer Berman and Pulcini last directed The Nanny Diaries together.
In the film, Kline plays a failed playwright who works as a male escort for rich widows on the Upper East Side. Kline's character also forms a mentor-student relationship with a troubled, wannabe playwright (Dano). ...
Cher and Johnny Knoxville
Well Cher's not Catwoman (yet), but she is a cougar... preying on a Jackass.
The Oscar winner has signed on to star alongside Johnny Knoxville in the upcoming comedy, The Drop-Out, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The flick will revolve around a 35-year-old undergrad (Knoxville) who is
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
Though Portia de Rossi has been with Ellen DeGeneres since 2004, it was their August 2008 nuptials that brought them even closer together and "completely changed my life," de Rossi says.
"Marriage is a different way of being together," the actress tells People. "There's a peace to [being married] and a sense of ...
Who is the host of Canada's Next Prime Minister?
Alex Trebek, of course.
The Jeopardy! host is returning to his Great White North roots (he's an Ontario native) to emcee the CBC reality series that is almost as crazy as it sounds, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Four aspiring politicians will engage in ...