▪ Beyoncé and Jay Z last week welcomed twins—reportedly a boy and a girl—at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. “Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source tells People.com. It was actually Beyonrdent fan base— “At long last, the royal babies have been born!” read one tweet. Beyoncé and Jay Z also have a 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
▪ Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson this week posted a passionate online love letter to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, calling for the Australian hacker- provocateur’s release after five years of detention at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. In “Why My Heart Stands Withresa May, excoriating her as “the worst prime minister in living memory.” Anderson, who has openly expressed her love for Assange and visited him during his confinement, said his “bravery and courage” make him sexy, and signed off, “I love you, Pamela.”
▪ Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin, ethanol, and opiates in her system when she died at 60 in December. Documents from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office this week reveal Fisher—who suffered a heart attack on a London-to–Los Angeles flight and died in a hospital—had taken cocaine “within the last 72 hours” of being tested. The toxicology report found the actress-writer also had traces of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, as well as an antidepressant and an antihistamine. But the coroner—who examined Fisher externally because the family objected to an autopsy—ruled the cause of death “undetermined,” pointing to heart disease and sleep apnea as possible factors. “My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life; she ultimately died of it,” says her only child, Billie Lourd. “She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. She’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles.”