Did Diabetes Cause Johnson's Death?; Jake Tries To Win Reese Back With $75K Dishes

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  • Though Casey Johnson was known to have a drug problem, law enforcement sources say she may have died from not taking her diabetes medication.

“She was still suffering from diabetes and she was still on diabetic medications,” said a police source. “The speculation is she came home after a night of partying and passed out without taking her meds or her insulin and that was the end of her.” She was hospitalized at least twice, once in the past year, after falling into a diabetic coma. [TMZ, People]

  • Ali and Lindsay Lohan were photographed crying and talking on their cell phones yesterday in St. Barths. Radar Online speculates, “Could it be that they just heard the news that their friend, heiress Casey Johnson, had died?” Classy. [Radar Online]
  • Sources say Brooke Mueller went to rehab for alcohol abuse while she was pregnant. After one of her twins was born with a heart problem Charlie Sheen told her it was her fault. [Radar Online]
  • Redmond O’Neal was arrested again on drug charges while on his first 24-hour pass from rehab. He’s now facing up to six years in prison for violating his probation. [Radar Online]
  • Former NBA star Jayson Williams fractured his neck this morning when he crashed his SUV into a tree in Manhattan. Police charged him with drunk driving at his hospital bed. [CNN]
  • Here’s a heavily edited clip of Mike Tyson threatening to kill the paparazzo he allegedly assaulted at LAX in November. [TMZ]
  • Jake Gyllenhaal is trying to win back Reese Witherspoon, so he sent her $75,000 of vintage French dinnerware along with e-mails and flowers. [In Touch]
  • Miley Cyrus made her boyfriend hold her pocketbook. [TMZ]
  • Sources say Katy Perry and Russell Brand are engaged. [Us]
  • Also, Marilyn Manson reportedly proposed to Evan Rachel Wood. [The Mirror]
  • The National Enquirer claims that Elizabeth Edwards is planning to meet Frances, the child John Edwards allegedly fathered with Rielle Hunter. She wants him to pay child support and a source says, “Elizabeth sometimes breaks down in tears when talks about Frances. Once she said, ‘She needs a daddy.'” [N.Y. Daily News]
  • Electronic Arts has decided to keep Tiger Woods‘s name on their PGA Tour Online game. [N.Y. Daily News]
  • Elin Nordegren has reportedly hired a private detective to figure out exactly how much Tiger Woods is worth before she divorces him. [N.Y. Post]
  • According to Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi‘s recent speeding ticket, she was driving 116 mph. [Radar Online]
  • Burt Bacharach postponed several shows after undergoing back surgery. [Contact Music]
  • Freddie Mercury‘s long-time lover Jim Hutton died on New Year’s Day of complications from broncho-pneumonia and HIV. He was 60. [Contact Music]
  • BREAKING: Mischa Barton went out with no makeup on. [Radar Online]
  • Mel Gibson, Gerard Butler, and Sophia Loren will attend the Golden Globes. [People]
  • A judge dismissed a misdemeanor battery charge against Gerard Butler today. Butler got into a scuffle with a paparazzo in October 2008 and could have gone to jail for six months if convicted. [TMZ]
  • Yet another creditor’s claim against Michael Jackson‘s estate: Signal Hill Capital says they’re owed $328,299 for “financial services related to music publishing assets.” [TMZ]
  • “I’m willing to read for anything. Acting is something I love and I want to do it all. It would be an awesome dream to get a part in a James Bond movie. We’re big fans of Daniel Craig. DC is the best and it would be an honour. It’s a prestigious film series.” — Joe Jonas [Contact Music]
  • “Yes, I’m English, but I never really read the Sherlock books as a boy. This was a new literary discovery for me, but a great one because as an adult I was able to sit down and love the source material. Believe me when I say it’s a good thing to grab a mug of tea and curl up with a great ‘Sherlock Holmes’ book.” — Jude Law [Contact Music]
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