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Joan Rivers’ Cause of Death Revealed

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers died because her brain was damaged due to lack of oxygen. That’s the official finding of the New York City Medical Examiner, who released the news Thursday.

Rivers was undergoing a procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan August 28 to evaluate acid reflux and changes in her voice, and was sedated with the anesthetic propofol when she suffered hypoxia, or not enough oxygen in her blood. The official manner of death is “therapeutic complication,” meaning her death resulted from a “predictable complication from medical therapy.”

Propofol was also the drug that Dr. Conrad Murray administered to Michael Jackson before the entertainer’s death in 2009.

Rivers subsequently suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died Sept. 4 at age 81, having never regained consciousness.

The New York State Health Department told ABC News not long after Rivers’ death that it had opened a “full investigation” of the clinic where Rivers was being treated. A source said there was no suspicion of wrongdoing and the investigation was routine.

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Zoe Saldana Finally Opens Up About Her Pregnancy

Randy Holmes / ABC(LOS ANGELES) — For months, Zoe Saldana has played coy about her pregnancy. However, on Wednesday night, she revealed that her due date is eight to 10 weeks away and that so far, things have been going well.

“I feel great,” she told said during an appearance The Late, Late Show. “I’m hungry all the time!”

The actress, 36, is reportedly expecting twin boys with her husband, Marco Perego, though she has yet to confirm that tidbit. One thing is for sure, though: Pregnancy has increased her appetite. During her appearance on the talk show, the actress dug into ribs that host Craig Ferguson provided for her.

“It feels good. Food just tastes so delicious,” she gushed. “It’s really good because you trick yourself. Working in Hollywood, you trick yourself, going, ‘That burger’s disgusting. A burger is awful,’ but now that you’re pregnant, you’re like, ‘I can eat all of that together at the same time! I can have the pickle with the doughnut and it will probably be life-changing.'”

However, Saldana said that she isn’t craving anything specific, nor has she sent Perego out on a food-finding mission. Instead, her sleepless nights are spent watching crime mysteries and dreaming about receiving compliments on her changing physique.

“Now that I’m pregnant, I’m kind of itching for sex comments, compliments,” she said. “Not getting picked up because my husband will kill you, but, [for someone to say], ‘Your wife is looking really hot!’ We like that.”

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Joan Rivers’ Cause of Death Revealed

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Joan Rivers died because her brain was damaged due to lack of oxygen. That’s the official finding of the New York City Medical Examiner, who released the news Thursday.

Rivers was undergoing a procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan August 28 to evaluate acid reflux and changes in her voice, and was sedated with the anesthetic propofol when she suffered hypoxia, or not enough oxygen in her blood. The official manner of death is “therapeutic complication,” meaning her death resulted from a “predictable complication from medical therapy.”

Propofol was also the drug that Dr. Conrad Murray administered to Michael Jackson before the entertainer’s death in 2009.

Rivers subsequently suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died Sept. 4 at age 81, having never regained consciousness.

The New York State Health Department told ABC News not long after Rivers’ death that it had opened a “full investigation” of the clinic where Rivers was being treated. A source said there was no suspicion of wrongdoing and the investigation was routine.

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Brad Pitt Tells “Details” Magazine ‘I Don’t Suck at Being a Dad’

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Brad Pitt is an A-list actor and a family man, and he discusses how he manages to balance the two in the latest issue of Details magazine, declaring he doesn’t “suck at being a dad.”

Much of the 50-year-old actor’s time is spent being dad to his and wife Angelina Jolie’s six children, and he thinks he’s pretty good at it.

“I’ve discovered I don’t suck at being a dad,” he tells the magazine.

Another thing Pitt has learned to deal with is living in the public eye. He notes, “My soul was stolen by the camera so long ago, I don’t have to think about it anymore.”

“One definition of freedom is the ability to follow your bliss without being watched, recorded, scrutinized,” Pitt added.

The actor has been riding motorcycles since he was a kid and tells the magazine he tries to find time to do it as often as he can. “I try to carve out time for a solo ride in every country I travel to, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the belly of India.”

“I haven’t even come close to fulfilling my list — yet,” he admits. “But, in the traffic of L.A. with a helmet on, I’m just another a**hole on the road.”

Even when he’s not riding, Pitt loves being outdoors.

“The woods, rivers, bluffs, lakes and caves have all left an indelible mark on me,” he reveals. “And I’m quite reverential when it comes to a tree. On my forearm, I had tattooed 94.9m — the height of the largest sequoia.”

Pitt will next be seen in the World War II drama Fury, opening Friday.

The latest edition of Details magazine hits newsstands Oct. 28.

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Chris Noth on “Sex and the City 3″ Rumors, His Mr. Big Character

Warner Bros. (New Line)(NEW YORK) — Amid rumors of a third Sex and the City movie, actor Chris Noth, who played Mr. Big, recently discussed the topic with the Australian news website News.com.au and said he’ll “believe it when they say ‘Action.'”

Noth adds, “…Until then I don’t pay any attention. Sure, I’ve heard rumors, but they’ve been saying that s**t for 10 years.”

The 59-year-old actor also talked about Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw, and cleared up a misconception about his character’s money and power giving him the upper hand in the relationship, noting that “emotionally he was a wreck.”

“It was [Carrie] who tried to pretend he was something he wasn’t. He was always honest about himself — he never cheated on her,” Noth explains.

“The relationship just didn’t work, and he went on to get married while she went on to…how many boyfriends did she have? She was such a whore,” Noth declares with a laugh.

“There’s a misconception that Carrie was a victim of him, and that’s not the case — she was a strong, smart woman,” Noth adds.

When asked why he thinks the critical response to the second Sex and the City movie was mostly negative, Noth blamed poor timing.

“I think it was considered an indulgence and a distraction because it hit right when the recession happened,” he tells the Australian website. “People were like, ‘Who gives a f**k about these broads going to Dubai when we can’t pay our mortgage?'”

“It was originally intended as a romp between these friends, but I think it was a mistake to leave New York City, because New York is an integral part of that show,” he added.

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Organization Upset over Killer Clown in “American Horror Story”

Michele K. Short/FX(NEW YORK) — A clown organization has a message for FX: Don’t send in the clowns. Not the evil clowns, anyway.

The Clowns of America International is expressing concern over the new season of the FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show, which features a killer, Twisty the Clown, played by John Carroll Lynch.

The president of Clowns of America International, Glenn Kohlberger, tells The Hollywood Reporter, “We do not support in any way, shape or form any medium that sensationalizes or adds to coulrophobia or ‘clown fear.'”

American Horror Story: Freak Show, which focuses on the stars of a freak show in 1950s Florida, premiered last week.

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Archie Panjabi Will Leave “The Good Wife” After This Season

Photo: Jeffrey Neira/CBS(NEW YORK) — Archie Panjabi is leaving The Good Wife at the end of this season, ABC News has confirmed.

The actress, who has played Kalinda Sharma on the CBS drama since 2009, has inked a deal with 20th Century TV that will begin when her current contract with CBS expires at the end of this season.

The plan is for Panjabi to headline a drama pilot for 20th Century TV this spring.

“Archie is an Emmy Award winning dramatic actress, and rightly so. Her work on The Good Wife has been extraordinary, and the time has come for her to star in a project of her own,” Fox’s executive vice president of casting, Sharon Klein, told ABC News in a statement. “We couldn’t be happier that it will be with us.”

This is the second big loss for the The Good Wife, which also dealt with the the departure of Josh Charles earlier this year. However, showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in a statement that “we still have her for the rest of season six, so let’s not exhaust our goodbyes yet.”

“Archie is an amazing actress who helped build Kalinda from the ground up as an enigmatic, powerful, and sexy character. It’s been a pleasure to write for her, and we’ll be sad to see her go,” they said. “We look forward to meeting all the wonderful new characters Archie brings to the screen. But either way, we’re keeping the boots.”

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Neil Patrick Harris Named Host of the 2015 Oscars

Heather Wines/CBS (NEW YORK) — Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Emmy Awards and the Tony Awards, but he’s never emceed the Oscars. That will change next year.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday afternoon that Harris will host the 87th Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22, 2015.

Harris confirmed the news with an online video in which he says into a cellphone, “I’m in.” The camera then pans over to his bucket list, on which he circles the final item, “Host the Oscars.” Above it are several items that are already checked off, such as “Meet the president,” “Have children” and “Get married.”

Harris later released the following statement: “It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show. To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”

Previously, the How I Met Your Mother star hosted the Emmy Awards twice and the Tony Awards four times.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the Oscars telecast for the third consecutive year. ABC will air the show live.

The 2014 Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, aired last March 2.

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Joe Giudice Accepts Plea Deal in Fraud and Forgery Case

iStock/Thinkstock(PATERSON, N.J.) — After thinking things over, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice has accepted a plea deal in a fraud and forgery case, in which he has been accused of using his brother’s marriage and birth certificates to obtain a driver’s license in 2010.

The plea deal, which will allow Giudice to forgo a trial, required him to plead guilty to possession of a fraudulent driver’s license. He initially faced a more serious charge of willfully using the identification of another — a second-degree offense that carried a maximum 10 years in prison. Under this deal, Giudice accepts an 18-month sentence that will run concurrently with his previously arranged federal prison sentence.

Earlier Wednesday, Giudice, 42, told a Paterson, New Jersey, judge that he refused the deal, because it required him to admit guilt. However, he changed his mind after a judge asked him to think things through.

Earlier this month, the reality TV star was sentenced to more than three years in a federal prison and ordered to pay part of $414,000 in restitution for federal crimes including hiding assets, submitting fake loan applications and failing to pay taxes.

He and his wife, Teresa Giudice, who was ordered to spend 15 months in prison, will serve their time separately, which the court determined was in the best interest of their four children.

“I just want to apologize that I got you into this mess,” he told his wife in a televised interview after his federal sentencing. “If I could take it all back, I would.”

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Joe Giudice Rejects Plea Deal in Fraud and Forgery Case

iStock/Thinkstock(PATERSON, N.J.) — Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice has rejected a plea deal in a fraud and forgery case, in which he has been accused of using his brother’s marriage and birth certificates to obtain a driver’s license in 2010.

Giudice, 42, told a Paterson, New Jersey, judge that he refused a plea deal that would have included jail time because he is not guilty. However, a judge advised him to think things over and said the court would reconvene later Wednesday.

If Giudice does not accept the plea deal then his case will go to trial.

Earlier this month, the reality TV star was sentenced to more than three years in a federal prison and ordered to pay part of $414,000 in restitution for federal crimes including hiding assets, submitting fake loan applications and failing to pay taxes.

He and his wife, Teresa Giudice, who was ordered to spend 15 months in prison, will serve their time separately, which the court determined was in the best interest of their four children.

“I just want to apologize that I got you into this mess,” he told his wife in a televised interview after his federal sentencing. “If I could take it all back, I would.”

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