Celebrity Roundup: August 31, 2012

By Sam Lansky 08/31/12

Heart disease, not drugs, killed Sage Stallone, allegations of cocaine use at Prince Harry's naked party, and Shia LaBeouf's method acting extends to tripping on acid.

Sage Stallone died of a heart attack.
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Reports of drugs found at the scene of the death of  Sylvester Stallone son, Sage, death last month prompted a rash of speculation that he may have been in the late stage of drug addiction or even selling pills. But one thing is clear: drugs didn't cause his death. The Los Angeles Coroner’s office has determined that Stallone died of natural causes. Specifically, they report that there was evidence of heart disease—unusual for a man of only 36. 

While no one has suggested that Prince Harry himself was under the influence of drugs when his notorious nude photos were taken, one eyewitness claims that things got pretty crazy that night. The source says that cocaine was being used at the party, and that guests were high on hallucinogenic mushrooms. “That’s exactly why no one there has come forward on the record,” the source claims. “They don’t want to be implicated for any illegal activities.”

Shia LaBeouf has a fast-growing reputation for eccentricity—and reports that he went pretty method for his role in Charlie Countryman should only reinforce that image. He tripped on acid in preparation for the role. “Sometimes, it does get real,” he explained to USA Today. “Too real for a [director] who’s trying to keep a diplomatic set.” Hard to imagine what one of those looks like. 

Colin Farrell’s tough road to sobriety has been turbulent and well-documented. But the launch of his new film, Total Recall, has the actor reflecting on his past indiscretions. “It’s helped to stay away from cocaine and whisky,” he acknowledges. What keeps him occupied now? “Yoga.” Whatever works! 

Although reports broke early yesterday that LeAnn Rimes had checked into rehab for primary addiction treatment, she later clarified that her treatment was for psychological issues unrelated to addiction. “LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her rep said in a statement, adding that “she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms.”

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Sam Lansky is the West Coast Editor at TIME. He has written for Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Grantland, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, OutBillboard and more. He is also the author of The Gilded Razor. You can find Sam on Linkedin and Twitter.