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Posted at 8:40 AM ET, 08/24/2009

Jackson Funeral Postponed Again; Reality Show Contestant Turned Murderer Found Dead

By Liz Kelly
Monday

Headlines: Michael Jackson's burial postponed again... Jackson kids spend weekend in Las Vegas... Brad Pitt calls Tom Cruise's "Valkyrie" "ridiculous... Sheryl Crow sells music catalog in $10 million deal... Maxim cover girl Milla Jovovich marries director Paul Anderson... "Hills" co-star Brody Jenner has appendix out.

Crime Watch: VH1 reality show contestant suspected of murder found dead...


More: LeAnn Rimes questioned in collision... Lindsay Lohan's Los Angeles home burgled.

Pix: Lindsay Lohan sports planet's fugliest boots (and second fugliest).

Video: Heidi Montag's Miss Universe performance.

Rumor Mill: Heather Locklear in talks to join updated "Melrose Place"... Dakota Fanning to star in "Wizard of Oz" sequel?

Not News: Anna Paquin not pregnant, says rep.

By Liz Kelly  | August 24, 2009; 8:40 AM ET
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Those pants kind of make Heidi look like a Ken doll (from the waist down, of course).

Posted by: StuckatWork | August 24, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

MJ burial postponed, kids spend weekend in Vegas. He IS alive.

The Obvious Award goes to Brad Pitt.

Sheryl Crow, I know you think you invented music, but please look at what happened to the Beatles catalogue.

Posted by: epjd | August 24, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

"Michael Jackson's burial postponed again." First, he's got to wrap up filming as the Very Special Guest Star of "Weekend At Bernie's 3."

(Or would, but you know...)


Q: How bad is it?
A: After a minute of Heidi Montag's Miss Universe performance, you'll wish you were watching footage of 9/11 instead.

Posted by: byoolin1 | August 24, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

What epjd meant to say was:

MJ burial postponed, kids spend weekend in Vegas, and Sheryl Crow sells her music library for $10 M....He IS alive. And flush with cash, too.

Posted by: mdreader01 | August 24, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Brad re Cruise. Still, somebody had to say it. Pitt, on the other hand, was totally believable as a man who ages backwards.

Leann Rimes life this year, maybe not a trainwreck, but at least a fender-bender.

"Performance" is stretching it a bit...

Presumably the Lilo's boots were left behind by the burglars.

Liz, love the "not News" please keep the items, not? coming.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 24, 2009 9:26 AM | Report abuse

My punctuator is broken.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 24, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does this Ryan Jenkins dude bear an extremely uncanny resemblance to a strung-out Jon Gosslin?

This weekend, Maxim cover girl Milla Jovovich marries director Paul Anderson... "Hills" co-star Brody Jenner has appendix out. This morning, both Paul and Brody are walking funny for completely different reasons.

Heather Locklear in talks to join updated "Melrose Place." In the old MP, didn't she sublet her apartment, then sleep with the tenant? I guess now she owns the whole building and sleeps with all the tenants.

Posted by: mdreader01 | August 24, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Check out Brangelina sighting, "Finding Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the French Brocante"
http://willows95988.typepad.com/tongue_cheek/2009/08/finding-.html

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 24, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Michael and Elvis are planning a big resurrection tour.

Posted by: hodie | August 24, 2009 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Watching that Heidi video made me nostalgic for the old days when Britney wore the sparkly flesh tone body suit.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | August 24, 2009 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm finding it hard to tell whether Brad Pitt is serious in that interview.
If he is, though, ..coughMeetJoeBlackcough...

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | August 24, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

With Brad dissing Wee Tom, the next "Interview with the Vampire" cast and crew reunion dinner at Olive Garden should be interesting.

Sheryl Crow's selling her catalog can only mean one thing -- commercials for anti-depressants underscored with, "If it makes you hap-peeeeee, it can't be that baa-aa-aa-ad. If it makes you hap-peeee, then why the h*ll are you. So. Sad."

I'd rather see Heather Locklear in an updated "Dynasty" or "T.J. Hooker."

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 24, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Sheryl Crow's selling her catalog can only mean one thing -- commercials for anti-depressants underscored with, "If it makes you hap-peeeeee, it can't be that baa-aa-aa-ad. If it makes you hap-peeee, then why the h*ll are you. So. Sad."

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 24, 2009 9:41 AM

And sunscreen commercials with "Soak up the Sun."

Posted by: northgs | August 24, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

td, I can see Heather as Krystal, and Megan Fox (she is hott, just ask her) in Heather's old role.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 24, 2009 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Selling the music publishing rights/catalog--never ever a good idea. Unless, as posters have already mentioned, you don't mind having your artistic endeavors used to shill Things Unnecessary to a people with far too many unnecessary things. If you do mind, hang on to the publishing for dear life.

Rest of the morning mix a bit grim. That dead model/murdering husband story is just awful.

Posted by: jelo97 | August 24, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

td, I can see Heather as Krystal, and Megan Fox (she is hott, just ask her) in Heather's old role.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 24, 2009 10:06 AM

Great idea, Heather as Krystal -- and if Pamela Sue Martin could come back as Alexis (muddy catfight, anyone?), I think my life would be just about complete.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 24, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

ok, not trying to be vulgar here in the case of the reality star turned killer, but WTF???

"authorities were able to identify her body using the serial number on her silicone breast implants."

Posted by: Osteph | August 24, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

I'll check out Sherri Shepherd in a bathing suit, but not even I am fool enough to watch that Heidi Montag vid.

Agree that those black cutout gladiator-whatever's Lindsey's wearing in the first photo are good candidates for World's Fugliest Boot, but the second pair isn't even close. I can't find a link to a pic, but the second-fugliest has to be a pair of Puma winter boots I saw on some lady last winter: they appeared to have mini-sleeping bags strapped around the calves. And were mauve. (Which actually sounds like something Lindsey would wear, come to think of it...)

Posted by: northgs | August 24, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

I still have dibs on September 5th (day after the next full moon) on the When Will Jacko Actually Get Planted Pool.

Posted by: yellojkt | August 24, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

They could tell LiLo's house had been broken into because the burglar accidentally left behind some tasteful clothes.

Posted by: yellojkt | August 24, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Osteph
"authorities were able to identify her body using the serial number on her silicone breast implants."

I had the same reaction. What were we expecting them to use, a microchip implanted in her shoulder, like the familiy dog or cat?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 24, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

northgs, I didn't think the second pair of boots were all that ugly, either. However, LiLo's emaciated legs were something else entirely (and not in a good way).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 24, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps the burglary was part of an attempt to get LiLo back for her stint as a judge on "Project Runway." I can hear Tim Gunn now:

"Designers, your challenge is to create a stylish, wearable look using the contents of Lindsay's house. You have three weeks for this challenge. Go."

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 24, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

ok, not trying to be vulgar here in the case of the reality star turned killer, but WTF???

"authorities were able to identify her body using the serial number on her silicone breast implants."


Posted by: Osteph | August 24, 2009 10:22 AM

Osteph, many implantable medical devices have serial numbers, and there are rules regarding recordkeeping by device manufactureres of who buys their products. So, it's possible the ME's office called up the implant maker and asked who they sold implant D-######## to, and then called up that surgeon and asked him to search his/her records.

Posted by: northgs | August 24, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

"authorities were able to identify her body using the serial number on her silicone breast implants."

****

It's kind of like when your mom sews your name on the inside of your clothes.

Which reminds me, I need to UPS her that box of Fruit Of The Looms this week.

Posted by: byoolin1 | August 24, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Shouldn't the headline be "Reality Show Contestant Turned Murder Suspect Found Dead" instead of "Reality Show Contestant Turned Murderer Found Dead"?

Posted by: subwayguy | August 24, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

They needed the serial numbers on her implants to identify the body because the slimeball cut off her fingers and pulled all her teeth out. Its really even too gruesome to contemplate what could drive a person to mutilate another human being like that.

Posted by: jelo97 | August 24, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

"authorities were able to identify her body using the serial number on her silicone breast implants."

Wasn't that on an episode of Bones?

According to the news, her teeth and fingers were removed in an effort to hide her identity. Never figured on the boobs.

Posted by: zn123 | August 24, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Shouldn't the headline be "Reality Show Contestant Turned Murder Suspect Found Dead" instead of "Reality Show Contestant Turned Murderer Found Dead
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innocent until proven guilty, and guilty will never happen now because he was a coward and strung himself up. probably inspired by david carradine. no trial? no plea? not guilty in the eyes of the law. but we all know better...............

Posted by: frieda406 | August 24, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

"According to the news, her teeth and fingers were removed in an effort to hide her identity. Never figured on the boobs." ZN123

Apparently he never watched original CSI. They use that schtick everytime a show girl is murdered (every other episode). Since I have seen every episode multiple times (I keep hoping they won't find Sarah when she is lost in the desert), I was not surprised they used the implant ID to identify her.

Posted by: epjd | August 24, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

frieda, there are news reports that Ryan may have had one or more accomplices, who presumably are still alive.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 24, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Never thought I'd come to Wee Tom's defense, but Brad Pitt - shut up. You're not exactly Sir Laurence Olivier in the acting department, hon. And for all Wee Tom's faults, I don't hear him trash-talking other actors.

Also, I'd just like to point out that dlisted.com always refers to Wee Tom as Tommy Girl.

Over and out.

Posted by: jaybbub | August 24, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Is Brad Pitt channeling Vito Corleone to find his inner Brooklynite?

The burial of MJ is getting to be a lot like the oft-reported death of Franco. Why bother anyway? He'll probably keep popping up here & there like that other grotesque, Elvis, who also sold his soul to the devil for fame.

Posted by: kabuki3 | August 24, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I understand why they had to look to the implant serial number, but I just can't get over the extent that this poor woman's name is getting dragged because of that a-hole. The way she died is bad enough and now we get to know the humiliating way she was identified?

sick.

Posted by: Osteph | August 24, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Chutzpah of the Week candidate?

Outed Skanks Blogger Wants $15 Million From Google
http://www.crn.com/security/219401151;jsessionid=B3DRY0FFFST5BQE1GHOSKH4ATMY32JVN

The blogger who penned the now-infamous "skank" hatchet job on model Liskula Cohen is demanding $15 million in damages from Google (NSDQ:GOOG), accusing thecompany of, in the words of her attorney, "breaching its fiduciary duty to protect her expectation of anonymity."

The blogger, Rosemary Port, told the New York Daily News in an interview over the weekend that Cohen actually "defamed herself" and that Port's right to an opinion should be protected...

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 24, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Osteph, is it any worse than IDing a body by the serial number on, say, an implanted pacemaker?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 24, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

did people.com remove the brad pitt article??? every link leads back to the main page, and even the exact url doesn't work. bummer....

Posted by: paulaschulman | August 24, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Good catch, paula. Huh, that's weird...now Pitt's manager is backpedaling. Wonder if he made People pull the article. (source is US, url:
http://www.usmagazine.com/news/brad-pitt-slams-tom-cruise-nazi-flick-as-ridiculous-2009218
)

I still think Pitt was effin' with the magazine. Didn't he have a ridiculous interview with the German media recently?

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | August 24, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Bawlmer, now the "Us" link goes to an "update" titled "Manager: Brad Pitt Never Called Tom Cruise's Movie 'Ridiculous,'" in which said managers declares that Pitt never even saw "Valkyrie."

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 24, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

The proposed Dakota Fanning sequel to The Wizard of Oz "will be set in the present day and feature Dorothy's granddaughter."

"You've still got Dorothy trapped in an odd place, but she's much closer to the Ripley character from Alien than a helpless singing girl."

Surely this HAS to be a gag. Otherwise it sounds like one of those outlandish pitches in the movie The Player, to wit:

"Alien meets Wizard of Oz. Dorothy's granddaughter is Ripley. We turn Marvel's balloon into Nostromo. Tin Man is a cyborg. Poppies induce hypersleep. We keep the Munchkins, tons of 'em, but now they have these, these lasers. And this -- thing -- comes out of Toto's stomach. . . ."

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 24, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise was very handsome in Walkyrie. I guess you could argue the Hollywoodization of the facts was no more "ridiculous" than any other Hollywoodization of the facts. For an excellent example, see td's 2:39 post.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 24, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

We need the Fox show 'So You Think You Can Dance' so no dancer will ever again have to put on their resume "Back-up Dancer for Heidi Montag".

Of course MJ's burial has been delayed again. Until they can get the undead to lie still in the coffin they can't close the lid.

Posted by: jes11 | August 24, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

There are lots of goodies in the Daily Mail UK today, such as Nicole Kidman looking fab with her hair back to its natural red (YAY!!!) and the most perfect pairing since Crazy Angelina and Crazier Billy Bob Thornton ... Amy Wine-o and Pete Doherty. Not to be macabre, but those two together results in a giant leapfrog to the top of the Celeb Death Pool.

And while we're on the subject of macabre, can someone just please lay MJ to rest already? I don't even like the guy and I'm skeeved out.

Posted by: Californian11 | August 24, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

keep hoping they won't find Sarah when she is lost in the desert
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i read she's coming back to the show. arg.

Posted by: frieda406 | August 24, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

there are news reports that Ryan may have had one or more accomplices, who presumably are still alive.
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i read that nosy. hope they catch them. a really gruesome crime.

Posted by: frieda406 | August 24, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Surely this HAS to be a gag. Otherwise it sounds like one of those outlandish pitches in the movie The Player, to wit:

"Alien meets Wizard of Oz. Dorothy's granddaughter is Ripley. We turn Marvel's balloon into Nostromo. Tin Man is a cyborg. Poppies induce hypersleep. We keep the Munchkins, tons of 'em, but now they have these, these lasers. And this -- thing -- comes out of Toto's stomach. . . ."

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 24, 2009 2:39 PM
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Brilliant.

Although Brad Pitt's manager just released a statement saying, "Guten tag! Herr Pitt thinks a remake of 'The Wizard of Oz' would be ridiculous!"

Posted by: mdreader01 | August 24, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Holy Cats re the Pete Druggie and Amy Wino story...they have video on the Mirror and shes just like wandering around on stage while he is performing...looks like she interrupts his singing to whisper in his ear...then she just sits down on stage like she couldn't be more bored. All in all very, very strange.
I agree about the celeb death pool mega jump - I wonder how long it will be until the find a stabbed Amy stuffed into a cabinet in a sleazy tenement??

Posted by: VaLGaL | August 24, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Jackson Died From Lethal Dose Of Propofol: Coroner
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this is just out. no surprises here.

Posted by: frieda406 | August 24, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

reddragon, I think the biggest problem for me with Valkyrie was the fact that Cruise didn't even attempt a German accent, consequently NONE of the actors did, so you've got americans and Brits in all the german parts speaking with their normal accents and it was kind of ridiculous (apologies to Brad Pitt). As for the facts, presumably they're more or less accurate -- or at least as accurate as any other film "based on a true story."

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | August 24, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Frieda, you just had to ruin my day about Sarah coming back didn't you? I hate Jorja Fox in every role she has ever played. Mostly because she plays the same role role -- over the top b! tchy.

Sorcerers_cat, I would rather have them speaking with their normal accents than english with German accents. Too me that just illustrates they are speaking English in situations they would normally be speaking German. With their own accents, well, they are speaking their own language, so I can pretend it is German.

Posted by: epjd | August 24, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

uh, note to Jackson family- corpses start to smell after a while even one as plasticy as Michael's. Please lay the man to rest.

As for the production's statement about the now dead suspected murderer and former reality star- I don't think there is much vetting going on at all. If someone passes the basics (in this guy's case, I think he was worth a small fortune) to qualify for appearance, then that is all you need. The reality shows are cheaply produced and net a small fortune for regular and non-premium cable networks. Blame it all on America's love of "reality" tv and networks opting to produce such shows instead of investing in quality drama or comedies. Except for a handful on regular networks, you can only find these on HBO or ShowTime.

There you have it! Plamar's soapbox moment of the day. Please return to regular snarky remarking.

Posted by: plamar1031 | August 24, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Yeah ep, I guess you're right--I just went and looked at the trailer for the brilliant "Conspiracy" and what I misremembered as german accents was more just a clipped delivery. But it is weird having British and American accents all over a German war movie--hard to tell whose side everyone is on!

And I too am a member of the I-hate-Jorja-Fox club. I will be really disappointed if she comes back to the show.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | August 24, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

I can't help thinking they're drawing out the Jackson funeral so that they can make it into a big event like the memorial and get their mugs on TV again. Or figure out a way to charge admission. Or sell broadcast rights. Or something.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | August 24, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm with epjd on this. Did anyone else see "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"? Most of the cast were English except for Vera Farmiga (sp?), instead of speaking in her native American accent like the other actors, she spoke with a really bad english accent. Very distracting.

Posted by: zn123 | August 24, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they're not burying MJ in case they need to exhume his remains?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 24, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

They're not burying MJ because he's not dead yet, as a matter of fact he's feeling much better, he'd like to get up and take a walk now.

(my apologies to Monty Python).

Posted by: jes11 | August 24, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

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