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August 24, 2011

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Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system when she died, and it is still unclear what killed the singer, her family said yesterday. The family said that toxicology tests showed “alcohol was present’’ in the singer’s body but it hasn’t yet been determined if it contributed to her death. The 27-year-old soul singer, who had battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, was found dead in her London home on July 23, and an initial postmortem failed to determine the cause of death. (AP)

Man gone wild? “Girls Gone Wild’’ creator Joseph Francis has been charged with assault, false imprisonment, and other misdemeanors for allegedly attacking a woman he met at a Hollywood club. The charges against Francis and his bodyguard stem from an alleged January altercation that began when three women got into his limousine. Prosecutors claim the women thought they were being driven to their car but were taken to Francis’s home, where a struggle ensued and he allegedly slammed one woman’s head on a tile floor. Francis said he has witnesses and evidence that will exonerate him. (AP)

King goes Green mile Stephen King is hiring a former Green Party vice presidential candidate to cohost a morning talk show on two stations he owns in Bangor, Maine. “The Pulse Morning Show’’ will be cohosted by 50-year-old Pat LaMarche and 43-year-old Don Cookson, a former television reporter. LaMarche ran for vice president as a member of the Green Party in 2004. (AP)

Sharpton is TV host After several weeks in a tryout role, the Rev. Al Sharpton has been named host of a weeknight hour on MSNBC. The program, now called “PoliticsNation,’’ will air at 6 p.m. and premiere Monday, the network announced yesterday. (AP)

He’ll be back - in film Arnold Schwarzenegger will make his movie comeback in New Mexico. The Valencia County New-Bulletin reported that the movie “Last Stand’’ will start filming in Belen, N.M., in October. The movie is a modern-day western about convicts making their way to the Mexican border through New Mexico after escaping from a prison in Las Vegas. (AP)