Whitney Houston found face down in tub

Whitney Houston in a scene from "Sparkle." Viewers got a first glimpse of the film Monday when NBC's "Today" show premiered a trailer. ALICIA GBUR / Sony Pictures
Whitney Houston in a scene from "Sparkle." Viewers got a first glimpse of the film Monday when NBC's "Today" show premiered a trailer. ALICIA GBUR / Sony Pictures
Posted: April 06, 2012

Whitney Houston was lying face down in her bathtub of her Beverly Hilton room when she was discovered by her personal assistant on Feb. 11.

This and other sometimes grisly details about the diva's death were revealed with the release of her official autopsy report by the Los Angeles Coroner's Office.

Houston's cause of death remains the same: a combination of drowning, heart disease, and cocaine use.

But the report suggests the cocaine, and other drugs, played a much larger part in her death.

Houston, it says, "possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and alcohol."

Houston's nose was bloody, the report says, and it had "perforation of posterior nasal septum," suggesting she snorted some substance, possibly cocaine.

The report says a search of the room revealed "an ashtray filled with multiple cigarette butts" on the bathroom counter along with "a small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled-up piece of white paper."

In addition, "remnants of a white powdery substance and a portable mirror on a base" were found in a bathroom drawer. More "remnants of a white powdery substance" were found on the bottom of that base. Tests have revealed the powder to be cocaine.

The autopsy revealed no signs of a struggle or foul play. The only notable mark on Houston's body was an "old healed vertical scar ... on her inner lower left forearm."

Houston's mother, Cissy, reportedly was "devastated" upon confirmation that the singer was on drugs. Anonymous sources tell TMZ that Cissy, 78, is mortified the report will tarnish her daughter's reputation.

Justin Moore disses Kutcher - again

Justin Moore isn't done upbraiding Ashton Kutcher for his appearance at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday. The crooner was offended that Ashton, 34, was duded out in a black shirt, bright red Western-style jacket, and black 8½-gallon hat. Worse, Ashton butchered a few lines from George Strait's "I Cross My Heart." Justin, 28, tells FoxNews.com he isn't mollified by Ashton's reply (the Two and a Half Men star said he's "one of the biggest country music fans you've ever met"). The "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" singer says Ashton "may be a country music fan, if he is I'd love to have him out at a show we can discuss it." With fists or friendly lips?

For the love of Kim Kardashian

We all love her. Kanye West more than others. Kanye, 34, arguably the most self-congratulatory man in celebdom, says he luvs the most self-promoting and self-preening celeb chick of all, Kim Kardashian. Us Weekly uncovered this after applying its world-renowned Paul Ricoeur-ian hermeneutical analysis on Kanye's new song, "Theraflu." The song is about Kanye's ex-flame Amber Rose, who is now engaged to Wiz Khalifa. Raps Kanye, "Only I got respect for is Wiz. And I admit I fell in love with Kim around the same time she fell in love with him." Kanye and Kim, 31, have been friends for years, but as this song conclusively demonstrates, he is consumed by a desperate, passionate, desperately passionate, er, passion for her.

Kim K.: Need to focus on Me, Me, Me!

Despite Kanye (and my) howls of love, the twice-divorced Kim K. needs to work on her self-love some more before she'll see a man: "I'm not even close to dating again! And it's just ridiculous when I'm linked to people I've never met or heard of," Kim tells Brit rag Cosmopolitan. "I'm just going to work on me for a bit."

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Unlike Kim, Jennifer Love Hewitt is ready for love. "I am very single," she tells Ellen DeGeneres. "I just read ... that Adam Levine is single again. I'm just saying!" ... Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, 29, has completed a two-week program for drug and alcohol abuse at the Cirque Lodge luxury rehab in Utah, says TMZ. Sitch was reportedly told by MTV suits to clean up his act or lose his place on Jersey Shore. ... TV personality Tila Tequila, 30, is refreshed after a 30-day sojourn in rehab. ... Jennifer Lopez and third ex-hub Marc Anthony will perform together May 26 in Vegas as part of their talent show, Q'Viva! The Chosen Live, which airs on Univision and Fox. ... A British journalist says Ryan Gosling, 31, pulled her away from an oncoming taxi as she was crossing a street in Manhattan Tuesday, saving her life. He didn't stick around for a thank-you kiss, just unfurled his cape and flew away. ... Mary J. Blige says a Burger King ad, which some critics say plays off stereotypes about African Americans and fried chicken, did not turn out the way she planned. "I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence," she says. "Unfortunately, that's not what was happening. ... But, if you're a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow spot like the one you saw go out." BK has pulled the ad from YouTube. ... The New York Daily News says the entire Henry River Mill Village set from the hit film The Hunger Games is up for sale for $1.4 million. You just know some overfed, overrich Dungeons & Dragons-loving dude will shell out the cash for it.

This article contains information from Inquirer wire services and websites. Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com.

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