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The Marin County Sheriff's Department held a press conference yesterday to reveal the details of ROBIN WILLIAMS' death.  As most people assumed, he hung himself. They said he was found by his personal assistant, quote, "clothed in a seated position, unresponsive, and with a belt secured around his neck with the other end of the belt wedged between the closed closet door and door frame." But Robin also had "superficial cuts" on the inside of his left wrist, and there was a pocket knife nearby that appeared to have dried blood on it.  This suggests Robin tried to cut his wrist before hanging himself. There was nothing to indicate a "struggle or any altercation" prior to his death. Robin's wife Susan had left the house Monday morning to run some errands, and didn't return until his body had already been found.  She was the last person to see him alive, at about 10:30 the night before. ROBIN WILLIAMS was already providing for his three adult children at the time of his death.  He'd set up a trust for them in 2009, providing that they get their money in increments when they turned 21, 25 and 30.  It's not clear how much money was in the trust to begin with. Cops describe how he was found. HERE IS THAT GREAT TWEET STORY FROM NORM MCDONALD ABOUT WHEN HE MET ROBIN WILLIAMS

Random Robin Williams trivia:

When Mork & Mindy debuted in 1978, Williams made $35,000 per episode; at its peak, the comedy drew 60 million weekly viewers.

A huge Star Trek fan, Williams was in line to guest-star on The Next Generation as Berlinghoff Rasmussen, but had to pass to play Peter Pan in Hook.

Other roles Williams reportedly brushed up against include Batman Forever's The Riddler (which went to Jim Carrey), Philadelphia lawyer Joe Miller (Denzel Washington),   and Taxi's Bobby Wheeler (Jeff Conaway).

In his senior year at Redwood High School in California, Williams was voted both "Funniest" and "Least Likely to Succeed."

Aladdin: The box office and critical hit was reportedly denied an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay because Williams famously ad-libbed much of it.

When asked by Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton what he'd like to hear God say upon his arriving in Heaven, Williams answered: "There's seating near the front

Hollywood legend LAUREN BACALL died yesterday after suffering a stroke at her home in Manhattan.  She was 89.  Bacall will forever be linked with HUMPHREY BOGART, her partner onscreen and off.  She also is credited with coining the term Rat Pack.

 According to "Billboard," sources say the music industry is close to adopting a global street date that would see new albums arrive in all countries on Friday.  The change is reportedly a "done deal"and could be implemented by July 2015.  The main goal of the move is supposedly to cut down on digital piracy.  Australia currently puts out new music on Fridays, and the releases have quickly been traveling around the world before they are officially released on Tuesdays here in the U.S. or on Mondays in the U.K.

Sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney are reportedly holding out to film the tenth season of their E! reality show until the capture of the person or persons responsible for a series of thefts from their homes.  Which means my plan is working. They think it is someone who works for the show and they want producers to have crew members undergo lie detector tests to out the thief.  Three thefts have netted four-thousand dollars in money and jewelry from Kourtney's rental in the Hamptons in New York, 50-thousand from her home in Calabasas, California and a reported 250-thousand-dollars in jewelry from Khloe's home in California.  With no signs of forced entry, the Kardashians believe the thefts were an inside job.

At this point, you couldn’t blame anyone for giving up hope on that Zoolander sequel.  But in a new interview with Vulture about his new HBO series The Leftovers, Theroux said that the project isn’t dead, and that the creative team has “just been in talks again.” Here’s how he described their progress as it currently stands: “We’ve got a script for the sequel, and… we’re trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running.”

 

James Brown never received the burial he desired, his widow claims in a new interview, because a judge ordered his body to be posthumously dismembered for DNA testing. "They had to cut off his legs to get to his bone marrow," Tomi Rae told The Daily Mail. "My husband, the greatest dancer in the world, had his legs hacked off in death." The tests were ordered to determine the paternity of Rae's son, James Jr. The Godfather of Soul's remains are now buried in the garden of his eldest daughter's home in Georgia, but Rae claims Brown wanted to be laid to rest in a Graceland-like mausoleum.

 

Last month, "WEIRD AL" scored his first ever #1 album.  It wasn't shocking that he'd never had one before, but it was a big deal that he got one now, after 30-plus years in the business. Billboard put out a list of artists who never have had a #1 record.

Marvin Gaye.  His 1973 album, "Let's Get It On", reached #2.

  The Who.  They've had ten Top 10 albums, and they've hit #2 twice:  With 1973's "Quadrophenia" and 1978's "Who Are You".

 Sheryl Crow.  She had four straight albums make it to #2 between 2002 and 2010, but none of them were able to crack the top spot.

 Sting.  He's had ten Top 10 albums as a solo artist, with three of them hitting Number Two.  But he DID have a #1 album with The Police.  "Synchronicity" spent 17 weeks at #1.

Willie Nelson.  His 1982 album "Always on my Mind" spent four weeks at #2, but couldn't reach #1.

9.  Tina Turner.  Her 1984 album "Private Dancer" spent 11 weeks stuck at #3 behind Prince and the Revolution's "Purple Rain" at #1 and Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." at #2.  And "All the Best" in 2005 hit #2.

10.  Brad Paisley.  He's come close, with four albums reaching #2:  "Time Well Wasted", "American Saturday Night", "This Is Country Music" and "Wheelhouse".

11.  James Taylor.  He's had 11 top 10 albums, and reached as high as #2 with "Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon" in 1971.

12.  Dr. Dre.  "The Chronic" spent six weeks at #3 in 1993, and his album, "2001" spent three weeks at #2.

13.  KISS.  They don't have a #1 . . . but they're the American band with the most top 40 albums, with 26.  They got closest to #1 with 2009's "Sonic Boom", which debuted and peaked at #2.

14.  Jewel.  "Pieces of You" peaked at #4 for two weeks in 1997, and she's been in the Top 10 five more times.  She topped out at #2 with "0304" in 2003.

15.  Bob Marley.  He reached the Top 10 just once, with 1976's "Rastaman Vibration", which rose to #8.

ON TV

America's Got Talent" [Quarterfinal Results] . . . 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. on NBC.  Seven more contestants are sent home….Shark Week continues with stuff about sharks

Jimmy Fallon has Taylor Swift… Seth Meyers has Mickey Rourke

BIRTHDAYS

Danny Bonaduce is 55.

Debbie Mazaris 50

Fidel Castrois 88.  Nearly dead dictator.

LAURYLCANYON

Today’s birthday girl has been punished more than a teen who stayed out past curfew …in 167 fine films including:

 

·        Case of the Mad Tickler

·        Fatal Erection

·        The Sopornos

·        Loose Ends Volume 4

·        Crème De La Face Volume 32: Over 500 Served

·        Shaved Sinners Volume 1

·        Ubangis From Uranus

·        VaginaTown

·        And who could forget…her unforgettable role in…Mo Goo Guy Panties

 

LaurylCanyon  is 50 YEARS OLD

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