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March 2, 2010

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Drug tests pending in Osmond son’s death

Los Angeles — Toxicology tests will determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the death of Marie Osmond’s 18-year-old son, who police said jumped to his death from a downtown apartment building, a coroner’s official said Monday.

Michael Blosil left a suicide note before he leaped from the eighth floor of the building on Friday night, said police Lt. Paul Vernon.

Vernon said he did not have details of the note.

Coroner’s officials were investigating the case as a suicide, but an autopsy conducted Sunday did not officially determine the cause of death pending the results of toxicology tests, which could take up to two months, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.

Theron and Streisand join Oscar lineup

Los Angeles — Academy Award winners Charlize Theron, Barbra Streisand and Kathy Bates have joined the lineup as presenters for the Oscars.

Also announced Monday as Oscar presenters are past nominees Robert Downey Jr., Queen Latifah and “Pulp Fiction” co-stars Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta.

The acting veterans are joining younger stars previously announced as presenters, including Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron and “Twilight” co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.

The 82nd Oscar show airs live Sunday on ABC.

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