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Brittany Murphy Obsessed With Being A Mother In Final Days

March 21st, 2010 9:00am EDT
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Tragic actress Brittany Murphy spent her final night talking about her dreams of becoming a mom.

The Clueless star's widower Simon Monjack reveals his late wife was obsessed with the idea of starting a family in the weeks before her death on December 20.

He tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "That was the big obsession, to have a baby. We talked about it the night before she died.

"Naming our children was one of Brittany's greatest sports... If it was a boy, it was going to be Oliver and if it was a girl, it was going to be Sophie. That was her perfect life."

The actress died after ...

Widower Says He's Not Having Sex With Brittany Murphy's Mother

March 20th, 2010 12:02pm EDT
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Brittany Murphy's widower has fired back at critics who blasted him for taking a pretty date to the Oscars less than three months after his wife's death, insisting his companion was the actress' longtime best pal.

Producer/photographer Simon Monjack was invited to attend the Oscars to witness the Academy's In Memoriam tribute to his late wife - and he was heavily criticized for showing up with another woman.

Monjack had planned on taking Murphy's mother Sharon to the Academy Awards but when she announced she was too sick to accompany him, the Brit asked his late wife's friend Hayley to be...

Pharmacist: Brittany Murphy Got Hundreds Of Pills A Month

March 20th, 2010 9:38am EDT
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A Los Angeles chemist is questioning remarks Brittany Murphy's widower made about his late wife's drug intake, revealing he stopped serving the couple and the actress' mother over fears "there was going to be an accident."

Eddie Bubar, who owns Eddie's Pharmacy, reveals he filled more than 100 prescriptions for the "Clueless" star, her husband Simon Monjack and her mom Sharon between January 2008 and August 2009 under various aliases.

The pharmacy boss has told investigators a courier picked the various prescriptions up in an envelope approximately every two weeks with the name 'Lola Mani...

Comparisons Between Brittany Murphy & Corey Haim Make Widower Furious

March 19th, 2010 8:25am EDT
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Brittany Murphy's widower Simon Monjack has slammed comparison's between his wife's death and the Corey Haim tragedy - insisting the only link between the pair was their acting careers.

The British producer admits he's "furious" about comparisons made between the "Clueless" star's death and Haim's suspected overdose last week.

Speaking exclusively to news show "Access Hollywood," Monjack says, "That's absurd... Corey was someone that had openly used drugs for many, many years and had a problem. Brittany was someone that had never used a drug in her life."

Asked if he ever saw Murphy take...

Miley Cyrus Thinks The Media Is Mean & 'Love Makes The World Go Round'

March 16th, 2010 8:21am EDT
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Miley Cyrus hopes the deaths of Brittany Murphy, Casey Johnson and Corey Haim will prompt the media to be nicer to Hollywood stars and socialites.

The pop star and actress has spoken out about the pressures of fame on young stars, and blames the tabloids for making their lives a misery.

She tells, "Maybe people would stop being so mean to people that (sic) are in this business... because, if something does happen, it's just another story to sell. People should learn to be respectful and realize that love makes the world go round. It's not your job to sell another stupid mag...

Brittany Murphy Charity Only Earned $800?

March 5th, 2010 9:58am EST
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Brittany Murphy's widower Simon Monjack has begun giving back donations after the charity he set up in his ex-wife's name was shut down - but insists he only managed to collect a total of $800.

The actress died in December after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home, and her grieving husband subsequently set up the Brittany Murphy Foundation in her honor.

He even planned a charity gala for the launch of the Foundation last month, charging $1,000 a ticket, but cancelled the bash at the last minute.

It was later revealed the foundation was not legally registered as a ch...

Brittany Murphy's Home Is On The Market

March 2nd, 2010 9:56am EST
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Brittany Murphy's mother has put the house the actress died in on the market for $7.25 million, according to a report. The 32 year old suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in her palatial Hollywood Hills home in December.

The star's mother Sharon and widower Simon Monjack are struggling to cope with their grief over the actress' death and have decided to move to New York, the filmmaker tells Murphy bought the house from Britney Spears for just under $4 million in 2003.

It has also been confirmed that Monjack was left out of Murphy's will - she left her entire estate to her mother. ...

Brittany Murphy's Dad Denied Access To Daughter's Grave

February 17th, 2010 8:44am EST
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Brittany Murphy's devastated dad has blasted bosses of the cemetery where the actress is buried - for refusing to allow him to visit her grave. Angelo Bertolotti visited Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills on Monday and asked staff to direct him to his daughter's final resting place.

However, he insists he was shown to the main office and then refused access to the site - even after offering to provide documentary proof he is Murphy's dad, according to

Bertolotti - who wanted to place a special trinket on the grave - tells the website he was "raging" after staf...

Brittany Murphy's Foundation Is Not Legally Registered

February 15th, 2010 9:37am EST
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Officials at the foundation set up in Brittany Murphy's name following her death in December have vowed to hand back all donations - after reporters discovered it is not registered as an official charity. The Clueless star's husband Simon Monjack created The Brittany Murphy Foundation in honor of the actress - who died of a cardiac arrest aged 32 - in a bid to raise funds for art education.

However reports that the foundation is in name only - as it has not legally registered as a charity with the state of California.

Following requests for comment by, the website w...

Brittany Murphy's Last Film Set For Summer Release

February 12th, 2010 2:53pm EST
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The last film tragic actress Brittany Murphy made before her death is set for release this summer. The Clueless star passed away on December 20th after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home.

She finished shooting psychological thriller Abandoned in June last year with co-stars Dean Cain and Mimi Rogers - in which she plays a woman who receives a ransom demand after her boyfriend mysteriously disappears. Distribution company Anchor Bay Entertainment has now bought the rights to the film for a North American release, bringing Murphy back to the big screen months after her...

Brittany Murphy Knew She Was Going To Die

February 6th, 2010 10:50am EST
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Brittany Murphy told her mother Sharon she loved her the morning of her passing because the actress knew she was dying, according to her widower.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office ruled earlier this week the star's primary cause of death was pneumonia, with contributing factors of anemia and "multiple drug intoxication".

Her husband Simon Monjack believed the 32 year old had contracted laryngitis, and he and Murphy's mom were nursing in their shared Hollywood Hills home, expecting her to make a full recovery.

But Monjack insists Murphy knew she was dying the morning she suffe...

Brittany Murphy's Death Was Preventable, Says Coroner

February 4th, 2010 9:08pm EST
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Brittany Murphy's death could have been prevented if she had only visited her doctor after falling ill with what she thought was a bout of influenza. The 32-year-old "Clueless" star passed away on December 20 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office declared the actress' death accidental, listing community acquired pneumonia as the primary cause of death.

The coroners' report, which was released on Thursday, stated anemia and "multiple drug intoxication" were also contributing factors.

And Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winte...

Warner Bros. Execs Apalled By Accusation They Contributed To Brittany Murphy's Death

January 29th, 2010 8:35am EST
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Movie executives at Warner Brothers are firing back at "false, reprehensible, and defamatory" accusations leveled at them by actress Brittany Murphy's widower.

Producer Simon Monjack has hinted he's planning to file a wrongful-death suit against the movie studio bosses for allegedly firing the actress from "Happy Feet 2" two weeks before her death.

He claims she suffered a heart attack as a result of stress related to being let go from the project. Monjack recently told, "They killed her... She was devastated. All she wanted to do was to make movies. She was waiting ...

Husband: 'Hollywood Killed Brittany Murphy'

January 17th, 2010 9:00am EST
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Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack has opened up about the death of the Clueless star - blaming her demise on the pressures of Hollywood.

The actress, 32, died on December 20 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home. She was laid to rest on Christmas Eve, but the cause of her death has been deferred pending toxicology results.

Monjack and his mother-in-law Sharon have now spoken out for an upcoming talk show - and the British director is convinced the Tinseltown lifestyle led to his wife's death.

In an emotional interview with Larry King, he says: "You w...

Starpulse Scene Weekly Wrap Up: Brody Jenner, Jayde Nicole & More

January 4th, 2010 1:12pm EST
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Contributing writer Erin Demchak shares the Top 10 latest Hollywood gossip on the Starpulse Scene. This week Erin discusses celebrity break up news including Brody Jenner and Jayde Nicole, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins and Jerry Ferrara and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was stolen and actress Brittany Murphy was laid to rest. Check out these stories and more on this week's hottest Hollywood gossip video -The Starpulse Scene.

Story by Erin Demchak

Starpulse contributing writer

Brittany Murphy Was Pale And Thin In Last Press Conference

December 31st, 2009 9:00am EST
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Tragic actress Brittany Murphy was battling to beat the blues and a cold in time for Christmas in what has become her last interview.

The Just Married star, who died suddenly on December 20, chatted to In Touch magazine reporter Amy Webber, who reveals the star looked "pale and thin" on December 3 at a party in Los Angeles.

She told Webber she was looking forward to getting away from Los Angeles for Christmas and was planning a family holiday in New York with her husband Simon Monjack before kick starting her acting career in 2010.

The publication reports Murphy appeared to have an...

RIP: Notable Celebrity Deaths In 2009

December 31st, 2009 8:54am EST
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Last year Heath Ledger was the shocking celebrity death, and this year it was Michael Jackson. But there were plenty of other notable deaths in 2009. Peruse our photo slideshow commemorating the famous lives who have touched our hearts over the years.

Ron Silver died of esophageal cancer on March 15 at the age of 62.

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Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died on March 18 following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada.

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Brittany Murphy's Husband Simon Monjack Fights Back Against Tabloids

December 27th, 2009 3:00pm EST
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Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack has accused the media of publishing unfair stories about him following his wife's tragic death - insisting the press is targeting him because he is not an attractive Hollywood star.

Murphy passed away earlier this month after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles.

Monjack is adamant many of the reports that have surfaced after Murphy's death have been unfairly negative, with some publications detailing his past financial problems and calling him a "conman."

And the British screenwriter is convinced he is bei...

Producer: 'Brittany Murphy Looked Ill'

December 24th, 2009 2:00pm EST
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Producer Scott Chambers worried tragic actress Brittany Murphy was too ill to work over the summer after turning up on the set of Abandon looking skinny and frail.

The psychological thriller was one of the Clueless star's final projects before she suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on Sunday, aged just 32.

An autopsy was carried out on Monday but the cause of death has yet to be determined.

Murphy's husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, insisted the actress had not been taking any dangerous drugs prior to her passing, but revealed she had been diagnosed with a non-life-threaten...

Brittany Murphy's Father Won't Attend Christmas Eve Funeral

December 24th, 2009 9:10am EST
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Brittany Murphy's estranged father is refusing to attend her Christmas Eve funeral - because he doesn't want to see the body of his tragic daughter.

The Clueless star passed away at the age of 32 on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home. An autopsy was carried out on Monday but the cause of death has yet to be released.

Her husband, Simon Monjack, denied reports the star was taking a dangerous amount of prescription drugs, but did reveal she had been diagnosed with a non-life-threatening heart murmur and had battled laryngitis earlier this year. It is als...

Record Bosses Looking To Cash In On Brittany Murphy's Death

December 24th, 2009 8:30am EST
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Brittany Murphy's music career could get a boost from beyond the grave - label executives are reportedly on the hunt for previously-unheard songs recorded by the star before her untimely death.

The "Clueless" actress embarked on a pop career in 2006 when she teamed up with dance DJ Paul Oakenfold and released the hit track "Faster Kill Pussycat".

She also showed off her vocal talents on the soundtrack for animated movie "Happy Feet", and now record bosses are searching for any hidden gems Murphy may have made to include on a possible posthumous release.

A source tells E! Online's M...

Redbox Removing 'Dead' Brittany Murphy Film Posters (Watch Trailer)

December 23rd, 2009 9:37pm EST
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Bosses at a top DVD rental company have issued an emergency recall for promotional posters for the Brittany Murphy movie "Deadline" - because they feature the late actress posing lifeless in a bathtub.

Redbox executives sent out the marketing material prior to Murphy's tragic death on Sunday, but now officials are working fast to remove the posters from their 19,000 kiosks across the U.S. fearing the image is in poor taste. reports the task will take up to 10 days to complete.

The "Clueless" actress was found unconscious in the shower at her Hollywood Hills home and was pronou...

Brittany Murphy's Christmas Eve Burial

December 23rd, 2009 11:40am EST
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Late actress Brittany Murphy is to be buried on Christmas Eve. The Clueless star passed away on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home, aged just 32.

According to, her funeral is to be held on December 24th at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Hollywood Hills, California. The service is listed as "strictly private".

The cause of Murphy's death has been "deferred" pending toxicology results, although an autopsy on her body was completed on Monday. Officials previously stated they believe the star died from natural causes.

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Brittany Murphy's Husband: 'She Was Not On Drugs'

December 23rd, 2009 11:22am EST
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Brittany Murphy's husband has spoken out to dismiss rumors the late actress was taking a cocktail of prescription drugs before her sudden death - insisting none of her medications could have "endangered" her.

The Clueless star passed away on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home, aged just 32. Documents from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office - leaked online this week - alleged officials found a variety of prescription pills in her home, including anti-seizure medication Topamax, Fluoxetine, which is used to treat depression, anti-anxiety medication At...

Producers Warned Director About Brittany Murphy's Husband

December 22nd, 2009 8:04pm EST
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Producers behind upcoming movie "The Caller" dropped late actress Brittany Murphy from the project over concerns about her husband's influence on the star, according to director Michael Z. Gordon.

Local reports suggested Murphy was proving to be difficult on the set of "The Caller" in Puerto Rico and that her husband, Simon Monjack, had been fighting with locals.

Murphy's representative blasted the reports, claiming the decision to quit the film was down to "creative differences".

The blonde actress was replaced by "Twilight" star Rachelle Lefevre and Gordon subsequently hired Murp...

L.A. Coroner Investigating Leak Surrounding Brittany Murphy's Death

December 22nd, 2009 2:41pm EST
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The Los Angeles Coroner's office has launched an investigation to determine who is responsible for leaking confidential documents regarding the death of actress Brittany Murphy.

The 32-year-old star died after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home on Sunday. A confidential report obtained and released online by detailed notes written by the Coroner's office.

The documents, allegedly written by an official named as Investigator Blacklock, reveal Murphy "had been complaining of shortness of breath and severe abdominal pain" for seven to 10 days prior to her de...

Brittany Murphy's Widower Speaks Out

December 22nd, 2009 9:34am EST
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Brittany Murphy's grieving husband has spoken of his devastation for the first time since his wife's tragic death on Sunday - insisting his "world was destroyed."

Simon Monjack, who married the Clueless star in 2007, confirmed that his mother-in-law Sharon found Murphy "unresponsive" in the bathroom after growing concerned over how long she had been in there. He tells Access Hollywood, "Sharon went into the bathroom because she had been in there a long time. Her mom screamed for me and I ran. Then called 911."

And despite reports that his wife had been severely ill on the morning of...

Results Of Brittany Murphy's Autopsy Due In 4 To 6 Weeks

December 22nd, 2009 8:22am EST
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The cause of Brittany Murphy's sudden death has been "deferred" pending further tests, following the completion of an autopsy on her body.

Examinations carried out on Monday - just a day after Murphy suffered a cardiac arrest at her Los Angeles home - found there was no evidence of foul play, reports

Sources tell the website the Los Angeles County coroner will wait for the result of a toxicology report and a study of the actress' organs, tissues and brain, before releasing the cause of her death in four to six weeks time.

Insiders claim Murphy's body appeared "normal" and ...

Dakota Fanning Pays Tribute To Late Co-Star Brittany Murphy

December 21st, 2009 7:27pm EST
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Teen star Dakota Fanning has paid tribute to tragic actress Brittany Murphy, her co-star in 2003 movie Uptown Girls.

Fanning was just nine when she lined up alongside Murphy, who played her childlike nanny in the comedy.

However, she remembers the experience well, and cherishes the time she spent with the late star.

Fanning says, "My thoughts go out to her family and friends. I am just very grateful that I had the chance to work with her."

Murphy died from a cardiac arrest at her Los Angeles home on Sunday. She was just 32.

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What Killed Brittany Murphy: Anorexia? Prescription Drugs? The Flu?

December 21st, 2009 2:12pm EST
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Brittany Murphy's sudden death yesterday at the young age of 32 has caused a lot of speculation online. Foul play is not suspected, according to officials from the Los Angeles Coroner's office.

It's believed the star suffered from diabetes, and according to her family she was ill prior to her death. She was reportedly found by her mother Sunday morning unconscious in the shower with a pool of vomit nearby, and a source tells there were "a lot of prescriptions" in the house.

Some websites mention anorexia may have contributed to her death, even though in 2006 the actress den...

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