Coroner denies Lindsay Lohan's claim she helped bag Whitney Houston's body 

Most stars sentenced to community service end up sullenly picking up trash at the side of the road. Lindsay Lohan says her community service required her to roll out a body bag for late superstar Whitney Houston.

It seems like the most unlikely celebrity crossover since Lil Wayne sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at a 2012 Giants playoff game for his buddy Ryan Theriot, but Lohan claims it happened when she was assigned to the Los Angeles County morgue as part of her probation for a DUI.

In an interview with the U.K.'s Telegraph to promote her upcoming appearance in a London stage production, LiLo said she was singled out for tough tasks, saying, "It's different for me than it would be for other people -- like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in L.A. and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston."

But on Monday, the L.A. Coroner's Office said Houston was never in a body bag after her cocaine-related death in 2012 -- she was wrapped in plastic -- and nobody in the probation program came in contact with the body.

KANYE GETS A BAD RAP

No, Kanye West did not harangue a fan in a wheelchair for not standing up during a concert in Australia over the weekend.

West won't win any awards for his sensitivity -- at one point he made it clear standing was mandatory "unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s***."

But as Web headlines screamed "Kanye West yells at wheelchair-bound fan to 'stand up'?" and "West tries to shame man in wheelchair into standing," venerable urban-legend-debunker Snopes.com had to stand up for Yeezy.

After studying a concert video like it was the Zapruder film, Snopes observed, "When the crowd began to chant 'stand up' during the pre-song banter ... West ascertained that one of the non-standing fans was indeed wheelchair-bound, [and] responded with 'if he's in a wheelchair, it's fine,' and continued with the show."

QUICK TAKES

She was formerly Miss New York, but new Miss America Kira Kazantsev is a Walnut Creek native. ... After Apple beamed U2's new album to all iPhone users last week, irate customers forced the Cupertino company to issue instructions Monday on how to remove it. ... "America's Next Top Model" contestant Angelea Preston says she won the 2011 season of the modeling show, but the ending was refilmed after producers learned she used to be an escort. ... Robin Thicke, accused of ripping off Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" for his hit "Blurred Lines," told a lawyer for the late singer's estate that he didn't actually help write the song because he was far too drunk and high on pills at the time.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

A's first baseman Brandon Moss is 31. ... Rapper Flo Rida is 35. ... Singer Musiq is 37. ... Actress Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") is 43. ... Singer Marc Anthony is 46. ... Comedian Molly Shannon is 50. ... Actress Jennifer Tilly ("Bound") is 56. ... Former MLB pitcher Orel Hershiser is 56. ... Magician David Copperfield is 58. ... Actor Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler") is 58. ... Baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount is 59. ... Singer Frank Reed of The Chi-Lites is 60. ... Jazz musician Earl Klugh is 61. ... Actor Ed Begley Jr. ("LIving With Ed") is 65. ... Actress Susan Ruttan ("L.A. Law") is 66. ... Musician Kenney Jones (Small Faces; Faces; The Who) is 66. ... Blues singer B.B. King is 89. ...

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Giselle Velazquez

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Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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