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Anthony Bourdan Suicide: Major New Detail Revealed

While the world continues to come to grips with the loss of Anthony Bourdan, a key new detail regarding the celebrity chef’s death has been made official.

Bourdain, of course, tragically took his own life on Friday.

His body was discovered in a French hotel room by close friend Eric Ripert, who had been filming a new episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown with Bourdan in Ripert’s native country.

Those who have followed this sad story closely already knew that Bourdain killed himself via hanging, and they already knew his death took place in the aforementioned hotel room.

But French officials have now confirmed two more critical pieces of information:

  1. Bourdain hanged himself in the hotel room’s bathroom.
  2. He used the belt from his bathrobe to do so.

Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny also says that there are no signs of foul play.

There are no indications anyone had entered Bourdain’s room at the luxury Le Chambard Hotel any time close to the beloved star’s passing.

This should effectively end all official inquiries into Bourdain’s death.

Questions will continue to be asked about Bourdain’s state of mind and mental history and what could have possibly caused him to make such a heartbreaking decision.

But there are not many more practical details related to his suicide that remain uncovered.

The French prosecutor did add in his report that toxicology tests were being carried out, including urine tests, to determine if Bourdain was on any medications at the time of his hanging.

Said CNN in a statement yesterday morning:

It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdains.

His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.

His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.

Bourdain had premiered Parts Unknown on the networkin 2013 and won a Peabody Award shortly thereafter.

He was widely respected for the way he paid tribute on his show to a wide variety of cultures and countries.

Tweeted Italian actress Asia Argento, Bourdain’s girlfriend of about a year, hours after news of the chef’s death went viral:

“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds.

He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.

My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine.”

Bourdain leaves behind an 11-year old daughter from his second marriage.

He was 61 years old at the time of his death.

His final act came three days after fashion designer Kate Spade also killed herself; she did so by hanging herself in her New York City apartment.

In response to these developments, the Mental Health Association of New York tells TMZ that its hotline has experienced a 25% increase in call volume compared to this time last week.

The number has been shared by number of celebrities on social media, which the organization says has resulted in more people “being aware of the resource and calling the Lifeline to get help.”

It’s simply awful that it took the suicides of two respected global figures for this to happen.

But perhaps some solace can be found in the silver lining that people with mental health struggles are taking the necerssary measures to make sure they don’t end up like Bourdain, Spade and so many others.

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Maci Bookout Scores MAJOR Legal Victory Over Ryan Edwards!

If you're a Teen Mom OG fan, then by now, you're probably aware that Ryan Edwards has spent the past few months royally effing up just about every aspect of his life.

Ryan has gotten arrested; he's fallen off the wagon; he's cheated on his wife; and he's gone to great lengths to alienate those closest to him.

But for all of his repugnant behavior, perhaps nothing is more appalling than the news that Ryan threatened the life of Maci Bookout's husband, Taylor McKinney.

Now, it looks as though Ryan will pay for that crime dearly, as Maci has taken steps to protect her family by separating Ryan from that which matters most to him.

Here's what we know so far…

1. Downfall

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Ryan’s latest round of troubles began back in March, when he was arrested for a probation violation stemming from a 2017 arrest for heroin possession.

2. The Truth Comes Out

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In the weeks that followed the arrest, a number of surprising revelations about Edwards emerged, and fans realzed the narrative about his redemption and recovery from addiction was fraudulent.

3. A Shameful Secret

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For starters, it was revealed that Ryan had been using a misleading dating profile to try and cheat on his pregnant wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

4. One Loyal Wife

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Remarkably, Mackenzie has stood by Ryan regardless, even helping him in his efforts to keep his original possession arrest a secret. But there were some things the couple wasn’t able to conceal …

5. His Lowest Point

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Amid the deluge of shocking revelations about Ryan, fans learned that he had issued a threat to Maci Bookout’s husband, Taylor McKinney.

6. Taking Action

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Alleging that Ryan had threatened to shoot Taylor in the head, Maci and Taylor filed for orders of protection for themselves and their children, includng 9-year-old Bentley, Maci’s son with Ryan.

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Lethal Weapon Renewed For A Third Season — With One MAJOR Change To The Cast…

Good news for Lethal Weapon fans — it’s all set to come back for a third season on Fox… but there’s going to be one major change to the lineup!

According to media reports, Seann William Scott — yes, THAT Seann William Scott — will replace Clayne Crawford as Damon Wayans‘ co-star in the series beginning when season three returns later this year!

Related: Other Stars Kicked Off Shows For Bad Behavior!

Crawford was dismissed from the series after a repeated showing of what execs and producers characterized as “repeated instances of emotional abuse of cast and crew members,” that dated back several months.

The actor apologized publicly last month via his Instagram account, but it wasn’t enough to keep his job on Lethal Weapon.

Warner Bros. said in a statement about their decision to move on from Crawford (below):

“Warner Bros. Television has decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for Lethal Weapon.”

Pretty straightforward! LOLz!

At least it seems like Crawford is more or less taking things in stride (below):

So what do U think, Perezcious readers?!

Any reactions to having Seann William Scott on the show now??

Will you watch the third season with Scott replacing Crawford??

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.]

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Major Fire At Trump Tower In NYC Leaves Five Injured, Including Four Firefighters

Wow!

A fire broke out this afternoon at Trump Tower in Manhattan, and even though Donald Trump himself tweeted at one point that the fire was out and the FDNY did great work on it, the flames kept going well into the evening.

Related: Barack & Michelle Obama Unveil Their Official Portraits!

Social media users in Manhattan took plenty of videos and photos of the fire, as you can see (below):

WHOA!

That is a serious blaze, reportedly at or near the 50th floor of the tower.

News has been trickling in over the last hour about what’s going on (below):

With at least one serious injury reported, it sounds like things have at least thankfully calmed down somewhat.

Still scary though!

Of course, Trump found time to tweet about it (below):

OK, Donnie boy. THANK YOU!

Seriously though, just glad there weren’t more serious injuries.

[Image via Johnny Louis/WENN/Twitter.]

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Melissa McCarthy Worked Hard On MAJOR Weight Loss For A New Movie Role!

Surprise! Melissa McCarthy has lost a TON of weight!

The famous Bridesmaids actress is turning in a very new direction with her next career project, a film coming out in October called Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and part of the difference comes in what we’ll all see on screen: a much thinner Melissa!

Related: Melissa Shows Off As A Metallic Maven!

The talented actress is playing a down-and-out author who turns to crime to pay the bills in this movie (set to open on the 19th of October), and to make it happen for the part, McCarthy lost a whopping 75 pounds!!!

Of course, she downplays the whole thing.

In the past, she has said about her weight and general health and fitness (below):

“I’ll be up, I’ll be down, probably for the rest of my life. The thing is, if that is the most interesting thing about me, I need to go have a lavender farm in Minnesota and give this up. If I, off the top of my head, name 20 of the most amazing women in my life, it’s all shapes, sizes, ages, colours, jobs. I can only go off my reality. What people pass off as ‘normal’, I just have to keep in my head that it’s bullshit.”

Well then!!

Ch-ch-check out the trailer to her new movie set to come out in six months (below):

Looks inneresting!!

And she looks SOOOO different, doesn’t she?!

What do y’all think, Perezcious readers?!

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

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Kathy Griffin Wins Major Legal Battle Against Aggressive KB Home CEO Neighbor

We’ve long been reporting the news about Kathy Griffin‘s aggressive, really kind of wacky neighborJeffrey Mezger, the CEO fo KB Home — but now we’re getting word about a major legal battle won by the comedian.

It was just a couple weeks ago that Griffin had her restraining order against Mezger dismissed by a judge, but now, we know that another judge has completely tossed out a request for a restraining order from Mezger himself.

Sorry, CEO-bro!

Related: Melissa Rivers Says Joan Would Think Kathy Is ‘Desperately Unhappy’

All the legal battles now presumably should be squashed and over with between Griffin and the Donald Trump-butt buddy CEO Mezger, so it appears that whatever beef there is now needs to be solved between the two of them.

Probably for the best, but definitely a final bow tied up on the legal controversies that have plagued this case now for well over six months.

What a headache!!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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