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Walker's death is ruled accidental, Jackson seeks new trial

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 01:29

Dec. 04 - The day's top showbiz news including Paul Walker's death is determined accidental from ''effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,'' and Katherine Jackson seeks a new trial. Roselle Chen reports.

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Paul Walker, who was killed in a fiery car crash on Saturday (November 30), died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries," according to the coroner's office. His death has been ruled accidental. "Fast & Furious 7" has been shut down indefinitely. Walker has starred in all of the films with the exception of the third. Katherine Jackson is seeking a new trial in a wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG, after a Los Angeles jury cleared the company of liability in October. The recently filed court documents cite misconduct of the jury and insufficient evidence among the reasons for the pending request for a new trial. A day after celebrating her 32nd birthday, popstar Britney Spears stopped traffic on the famed Las Vegas Strip where she was welcomed at her new home at Planet Hollywood. She'll be headlining a show there for the next two years. Ticket demand for "Britney: Piece of Me," which kicks off on December 27, has been so overwhelming that additional shows have been scheduled. Katy Perry was appointed the newest Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. The singer will have a special focus on engaging young people in the agency's work to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson told a British court that she had taken cocaine several times but had "never been a drug addict or abuser." Lawson was testifying at the trial of two of her personal assistants who are facing fraud charges relating to the alleged misuse of more than $1 million (USD).

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Walker's death is ruled accidental, Jackson seeks new trial

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 01:29