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Lena Dunham Started an Epic Discussion About Birth Control

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Peaches Geldof Did Die of a Drugs Overdose

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Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, a coroner's inquest has confirmed.

The 25-year-old writer and TV presenter was found dead on Monday, April 7 at her home in Kent. The inquest, which was adjourned following a preliminary hearing in May, resumed today (July 23) at Gravesend Coroner's Office.

Pathologist Peter Jerreat stated that toxicology tests showed evidence of codeine, morphine and methadone in Geldof's blood.

The methadone had been synthesized from heroin, the levels of which Jerreat said were at a "fatal range." Puncture wounds were also found on Geldof's wrists and thumbs.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham told the hearing that recent heroin use "was likely to have played a role" in Geldof's passing.

"Someone who stops or ceases to use heroin, then resumes, is less able to tolerate the levels they previously had," said coroner Roger Hatch.

Adding that it was clear Geldof had been taking heroin from the evidence found at the house, Hatch told the inquest that her death will be recorded as "drugs-related."

"It has been said this is a case of history repeating itself. But this is not entirely so," the coroner continued, in reference to the death of Geldof's mother Paula Yates.

Noting Geldof's attempts to rehabilitate herself and end her dependency on drugs, Hatch expressed his sympathies to the mother-of-two's family.

"When considering all of the above information, I, as the Senior Investigating Officer, conclude that Peaches Geldof-Cohen died of a heroin overdose," read a police report from DCI Fotheringham issued immediately after the inquest.

"From known contact between Peaches and her family and friends her death occurred at or after 8 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, April 6, 2014, and from evidence available she was at her home address alone with her son Phaedra.

"There is no indication that any other third party was present or involved in her death, and there is no indication that Peaches intended to take her own life or harm herself in any way as she was reported to be of happy disposition and planning for the future with friends and family."

Geldof's husband Tom Cohen — who discovered her body — also gave evidence to the inquest, confirming that he found her in the spare bedroom of their family home, which they both used when their children were sleeping.

The musician, who had been at his parents' house in south-east London, stated that he had no concerns about Geldof's wellbeing upon speaking to her for the last time, at around 5:40 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, April 6. He returned to their home to check up on her after unsuccessful attempts to contact her on the morning of Monday, April 7.

Cohen told the hearing that his wife had been seeking treatment for a drug dependency in the two years prior to her death, adding that according to Geldof, all her weekly drug tests had been clear.

When asked by the coroner if he now believed she could have been lying about the results of those tests, Cohen said: "Yes."

DCI Fotheringham's written report noted that Geldof "had been supported by drug treatment workers for two and a half years" and was prescribed methadone.

She had "indicated [a] desire to come off methadone completely, and was following a plan to reduce the level of methadone she was taking", he added. "A drugs test in November indicated that she was not taking any illicit drug."

Cohen continued by adding that he was unaware there had been any drugs in their home until they were found by police following the discovery of Geldof's body.

He told the hearing that he believed Geldof had stored drugs in the loft, and added that he found text messages in February that made him suspect she had been taking heroin again.

A bag containing 6.9g of heroin was found at the house, police confirmed to the inquest, along with further drugs paraphernalia including 27 bottles of methadone.

DCI Fotheringham further told the hearing that the purity of the heroin found in the house was of "high-grade" at around 61%, with a street value in the range of £350-£500 ($597.74-$853.91).

A police investigation into the supply of the drugs continues.

DCI Fotheringham added that no-one who had spoken to Geldof in the weekend prior to her death had any concern over her welfare.

Her last known contact with anyone is believed to have taken place at 7:45 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, April 6, when she is thought to have called a friend.

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Janet Mock is Joining Marie Claire

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Drop Everything: Project Runway is Coming Back

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This Tiny Device Can Tell If There Are Date Rape Drugs in Your Drink

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It's about the size of a stick of gum.
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Subtle Eye Movements Determine Whether It's Love or Lust, New Study Finds

If the guy can't focus on your face, he's probably not going to sweep you off your feet.
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Hillary Clinton is Making Our Dreams Come True

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This May Be the Best Game of Thrones Surprise, Ever

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This Injustice in India Will Make Your Jaw Drop

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More Reports Emerge of Trouble in Beyoncé and Jay Z's Relationship

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Thandie Newton: 'Beyoncé makes girls want to be powerful'

Thandie Newton has spoken about Beyoncé's influence over young women.

When asked by The Observer if empowered female public figures like Beyoncé are good role models for young women, the BAFTA Award-winning actress agreed that the 'XO' singer makes girls want to be powerful.

Thandie Newton, Half Of A Yellow Sun, Toronto Film Festival

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Beyonce performs during opening night of the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Sun Life Stadium

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Newton elaborated: "I think when girls hear Beyoncé, it makes them move and want to lift their arms up and be strong, be powerful. She puts this energy of positivity out there which is good for people's souls.

"I think musicians are kind of like shamans: they're bringing the vibrations of a more spiritual state. So yes, I think that is really good for girls."

Beyoncé is known for her female-empowerment songs such as 'If I Were a Boy' and 'Run The World (Girls)'.

Beyonce performs during opening night of the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Sun Life Stadium

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The Grammy-winning singer is currently on a US tour with her husband Jay Z.

Newton can be seen in Half of a Yellow Sun with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anika Noni Rose.

Watch Beyoncé's 'Run The World (Girls)' music video below:

 

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Beyoncé Teases First '50 Shades of Grey Trailer on Instagram

Beyoncé has released a preview of the first 50 Shades of Grey trailer.

The singer posted a snippet of the trailer on her Instragram on Saturday night (July 19). The full promo will be unveiled on Thursday, July 24.



The teaser features what sounds like a version of Beyoncé's hit song 'Crazy In Love' over scenes from the movie.

"This Thursday the worldwide phenomenon comes to life", the teaser's tagline read.

Based on EL James' bestselling book with the same name, 50 Shades of Grey explores the racy sexual relationship between its two lead characters Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson).

Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie


Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam was initially cast as Christian alongside Johnson but left the project last year reportedly due to scheduling conflicts between the movie and his TV show Sons of Anarchy.

Last month, Hunnam revealed it was "heartbreaking" to leave the project.

He said: "When you put the time into something like that and a character comes alive in your mind, it's heartbreaking not to be able to play him... It was definitely kind of heartbreaking having to say goodbye to that character and not bring it to life."

50 Shades of Grey will be released on February 13, 2015 in the UK and US.



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Cory Monteith's Mom Opens Up About His Death for the First Time

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Nicole Scherzinger Re-Imagines 'Your Love' With An Acoustic Performance

Nicole Scherzinger is insanely talented — this we know — but sometimes her sultry, mezzo soprano vocals can get lost amidst the high-flown dance and house instrumentals that get our parties started.

Proving that she's just as sensational, if not more, without all the bells and whistles, The X Factor judge has unveiled an acoustic performance of her smash summer single, "Your Love," on The Box. Scherzinger, accompanied by a small band, re-imagines the high-octane club track into a more sedated, funky ballad with a wealth of doo-do-do-da-doos. We not only hear more of Nicole's jaw-dropping vocal chops, but also her delightfully kitschy lyrics.

Watch the stripped down set, below:

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Selena Gomez Has an Inspiring Message

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