Drugs and drowning claimed Whitney Houston's life 

click to enlarge Singer Whitney Houston attends the Pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brownin Beverly Hills, California in this February 12, 2011 file photograph. - REUTERS FILE PHOTO
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  • Singer Whitney Houston attends the Pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brownin Beverly Hills, California in this February 12, 2011 file photograph.

Surprise, surprise — Whitney Houston’s death was drug-related.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s report released Thursday stated the pop singer’s official cause of death as “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”

The troubled diva — known for a history of substance abuse — was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel Feb. 11, hours before the Grammy Awards. She was 48.

While the report described the manner of death as an accident, it also said she had cocaine — as well as lesser amounts of marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril and Benadryl — in her system.

Reese expecting

The last time a tabloid claimed Reese Witherspoon was pregnant with her third child, she sued. But this time around, the baby news appears to be the real deal.

The Oscar winner, who has two kids with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, is expecting a baby with her second husband, Jim Toth, sources confirm to People magazine.

“They are both thrilled,” says a pal.

“Reese is right around 12 weeks,” a source tells Us magazine of the “This Is War” star, whose baby bump is undeniable in recent photos.

“The timing is right,” says another source. “She’s so happy!”

Congratulations, Reese! Oh, and if this report turns out to be wrong, please don’t sue us!

Rihanna and Ashton?

Well, this is rather interesting.

Rihanna stopped by Ashton Kutcher’s place Wednesday … from midnight to about 4 a.m., according to TMZ. Call us old-fashioned, but a visit during those hours sounds an awful lot like a booty call.

The singer was reportedly accompanied by her security detail when she pulled up at the actor’s L.A. home. (We’re guessing she didn’t end up requiring their services.)

Is this really going to happen? Hey, we’d way rather see RiRi with him than Chris Brown!

Family knows best

Kim Kardashian has admitted she should have listened to her family when they warned her about marrying Kris Humphries. The socialite told Jay Leno her close-knit clan tried to talk her out of the ill-fated marriage, but she wasn’t having it.

“I’m a person, when I’m in love, you can’t tell me anything,” the reality star declared.

Hey, you’ve gotta admit there’s something romantic about the fact that Kim listened to her heart. Which just happened to be telling her the exact same thing as her E! show’s producers.

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