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Brittany Murphy's husband dies

May 25, 2010

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The husband of Brittany Murphy was found dead by his mother-in-law late Sunday at the Los Angeles home he shared with the late actress, the coroner’s office said. Simon Monjack’s death was reported as a possible heart attack and appeared to be from natural causes. He was 39. Murphy died last Dec. 20 after collapsing in the home. (AP)

Lohan to be monitored
A judge yesterday ordered Lindsay Lohan to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet and refused to ease restrictions involving drug and alcohol testing so the actress can film a movie in Texas. Lohan, 23, has been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges. (AP)

Slipknot bassist dead
Paul Gray, the bassist for Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot, was found dead yesterday in an Iowa hotel room. A hotel employee found Gray, 38, dead in a room at the Town Plaza Hotel in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines, police said in a statement. Foul play isn’t suspected, and an autopsy is planned for today. (AP)

‘Road to Nowhere’ lawsuit
David Byrne sued the governor of Florida yesterday, alleging that he used the Talking Heads’ 1985 single “Road to Nowhere’’ without permission. Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Governor Charlie Crist and his senatorial campaign for the use of the song in an ad attacking his Republican primary opponent, Marco Rubio. (Billboard.com)
On the road again
‘I’m ready to rock and we’ll see what happens.’ Rocker Bret Michaels, saying on NBC’s ‘‘Today’’ show that he’ll return to performing despite suffering a brain hemorrhage in April and a stroke last week.