Sideshow: Drugs fingered in death of Peaches Geldof

Posted: May 03, 2014

Geldof death: Heroin

While the exact cause of Peaches Geldof's April 7 death is still unknown, an inquest on Thursday found drugs were a factor. "Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," coroner Roger Hatch said at a brief inquest in England. (A full inquest will be held July 23.)

Hatch said Geldof's body was found on her bed by husband Tom Cohen. Geldof's mother, Paula Yates, died in 2000 of a heroin overdose.

A bit of sun for Geldof

Geldof's grieving dad, rocker and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof, has let a ray of sunshine into his life. Britain's Daily Mail says Bob, 62, has proposed to gf of 18 years, French actress Jeanne Marine.

Celebs connect . . .

Mad Men stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss spent Easter together at Disneyland, In Touch Weekly says. But what does it mean? Excuse us while we consult the tea leaves. . . . Susan Sarandon, 67, tells Closer mag her daughter Eva Amurri Martino will be delivered of her baby at home. "It'll be a very theatrical event," says Susan. "It's such a sci-fi happening!" . . . Twilight's Nikki Reed, who left hub Paul McDonald about a month ago, recently "hooked up" with Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough, says Us Weekly.

. . . and disconnect

Comic Lisa Lampanelli has filed for divorce from husband of four years Jimmy Cannizzaro, TMZ reports. "We're leaving the marriage in much better shape than when we came in," says Jimmy, "since we each weigh 100 pounds less."

She left a prince?!

An international colloquium of pop-cult 'n' gossip analysts, gathered to explain Cressida Bonas' sudden, shocking breakup with Prince Harry, have concluded that Cressida felt she needed more room to breathe. She felt utterly harassed by the media. What's more, she wants to invest time in her career as a dancer.

Queen Latifah's mom

"Words can't express what it's like to see this," Queen Latifah's ailing mom, Rita Owens, 64, tells People of her girl's decision to become her primary caregiver.

Owens, a former high school teacher, is battling scleroderma, an incurable autoimmune disease. "What you put into your child," she says, "is like planting a seed that will grow and end up feeding you its fruit."

Hall for Jim G., Pat C.

Congratulations to CBS3's Pat Ciarrocchi, who will become the first female TV anchor to be inducted into the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Jim Gardner of 6ABC Action News also will be inducted at the ceremony Sunday in Hershey.

Quote du jour

"People want him because he's relatable," Miranda Lambert tells Entertainment Weekly, when asked why Blake Shelton is such a darn popular coach on The Voice. "He's warm and he's funny and feels like home. I would pick him even if he wasn't my husband. He just feels comfortable, like he'll protect you."

Quote du jour deux

"As much of my life as I feel like I've given to this character, she has saved me and helped me grow into the artist that I am." So departing Grey's Anatomy star Sandra Oh tells EW of her character, surgeon Cristina Yang.

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