Ledger's death ruled accidental pill overdose
NEW YORK - Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication and other prescription drugs, the New York City medical examiner said Wednesday.
The cause of death was 'acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine,' spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said in a statement.
The medical examiner's office only provided generic names, so it is unknown whether he took generic or brand-name drugs. Police had said they found six types of prescription drugs, including sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication, in Ledger's apartment.
Jennifer Lopez expecting twins, her father says
NEW YORK - Jennifer Lopez is expecting twins, her father says.
'They are twins, yes,' David Lopez said on Telefutura's 'Escandalo TV' program.
The 39-year-old singer, who is married to Marc Anthony, confirmed her pregnancy during a concert in November.
Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against CBS and 'Dr. Phil' McGraw
LOS ANGELES - A judge refused to dismiss a defamation suit Tuesday against CBS and television psychologist 'Dr. Phil' McGraw brought by two brothers who were questioned in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
William Cremer, the lead attorney for Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, praised the decision by Superior Court Judge Edward A. Ferns.
'I'm going to take Dr. Phil down,' he said outside the courtroom.
The Kalpoes, who have maintained they had nothing to do with Holloway's disappearance, sued in December 2006, claiming the 'Dr. Phil' talk show altered portions of a taped conversation between Deepak Kalpoe and a private investigator to 'create false, incriminating, and defamatory statements that the plaintiffs engaged in criminal activity against Natalee Holloway.'