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Michelle Williams is fighting back against Us Weekly and their new cover story.

In this week's issue, the mag claims that Heath Ledger used and abused alcohol, heroin, cocaine and pills.

Us also reports that Williams attempted to get the actor help, but that he refused to go to rehab. It also purports that Michelle recently refused to let Heath see their daughter, Matilda, unless he got drug tested regularly.

But that's not true, claims Williams' publicist.

Mara Buxbaum, who was also Ledger's rep, just issued the following statement on Michelle's behalf:

"Much of the tabloid reporting is inaccurate. This fabricated story of Michelle Williams attempting to bring Heath Ledger to rehab is just one lie among many. The speculation is heinous. Let this family grieve privately."

Wonder if Michelle's publicist will comment on Heath's shocking drug video, which Entertainment Tonight and The Insider are planning to broadcast??

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  1. yomi says – reply to this


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    moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  2. blablabla says – reply to this


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    What Michelle needs to do is SUE their fucking asses off for slander and emotional distress.

  3. Trina says – reply to this


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    So sad!!

  4. Rhiannon says – reply to this


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    Thank you! I am glad Michelle has come out to defend Heath as this ridiculous media coverage is getting way out of control. Let him rest and peace and his family/friends/fans grieve privately

  5. katie says – reply to this


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    wow

  6. Claire says – reply to this


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    Good for her! Those assholes don't deserve a minute of her time or worry.
    Let the family grieve…have you no souls?

  7. Gera's Brother says – reply to this


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    FIRST FUCKERS !!

  8. first says – reply to this


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    first

  9. Gera's Brother says – reply to this


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    AND SECOND !!!

  10. paige says – reply to this


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    Good for her! let them be.

  11. andrew says – reply to this


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    awww first

  12. Aubrey says – reply to this


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    It's sad when even the publicist has to tell people to leave the family alone.
    People really should stop speculating and let the man RIP already.

  13. katiii says – reply to this


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    first??

  14. miche says – reply to this


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    hm

  15. ASSHOLE!! says – reply to this


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    A lie that people like you, Perez…..are spreading!!! Leave the guy alone already!!!!

  16. carrie says – reply to this


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    fuck us weekly!

  17. Mormor-h says – reply to this


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    Leave Heath be.. He isn't here to defend himself. Have some respect!

  18. brainchild says – reply to this


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    He didn't hurt anyone except himself. He didn't seek attention. Let his poor soul rest in peace!!

  19. arlysse says – reply to this


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    you suck perez

  20. Martha says – reply to this


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    wowo

  21. sarah says – reply to this


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    OMG good for her
    1st

  22. sarah says – reply to this


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    OMG good for her
    1st

  23. di says – reply to this


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    :(

  24. Vanessa says – reply to this


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    I'm so glad that Michelle fighting back . It's so wrong of you and other gossip magazine talk bullshits about Heath. You guys don't know him personally. He is a true actor of our generation. He will be never forgetten.

  25. Katie says – reply to this


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    hmm?

  26. di says – reply to this


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    :(

  27. JAPSICAN MOMMA says – reply to this


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    Now be careful Perez, you dont want another damned email with the over use of the word infringer again now do you??? For those of us who are not "Smarter than a fifth grader" can someone fill me in what the hell that last note meant anyway??? LOL!!!!!!

  28. mercy says – reply to this


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    they should really stop the headlines and let the people breath.
    michelle should be with her family, friends.. but instead of that she is clearing out rumours, which in my opinion is not so easy to say after his death.

  29. Holly says – reply to this


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    I agree. Ledger is dead. Leave it be and let him rest in peace. His family doesn't need this!

  30. roooooooo says – reply to this


    30

    first

  31. showbiz says – reply to this


    31

    let heath RIP.

  32. Tali says – reply to this


    32

    rip:(

    he was soooo perfect

  33. momo says – reply to this


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    o

  34. AMK1819 says – reply to this


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    GOOD FOR HER!!! I AM GLAD SOMEONE IS TRYING TO CLEAR HEATH'S NAME!!!
    THIS BULLSHIT HAS GOT TO STOP, THE MAN IS DEAD…LIKE SHE SAID LET THEM GRIEVE IN PEACE!!!

  35. wowowow says – reply to this


    35

    geez

  36. Tira says – reply to this


    36

    Whoever said the tabloids were accurate?

  37. US mag gets lamer by day says – reply to this


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    Its so sad that Michelle has to deal with this BS on top of her grief.

  38. Nik says – reply to this


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    first

  39. Mel says – reply to this


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    Everyone should mind thier own business alreasy. SHIT leave the family alone!

  40. CGEEES says – reply to this


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    Leave her alone!

  41. jess says – reply to this


    41

    its a lie

  42. Anna says – reply to this


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    Oh just leave Heath alone! Geez!

  43. adam says – reply to this


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    FIRST!!!

  44. ashley says – reply to this


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    first

  45. Matt says – reply to this


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    Why is she denying trying to send him to rehab. She is going to go from the helper to the inhibitor in the medias eyes if she is not careful.
    I personally would shout out at the top of my lungs that I tried to help him.
    Her swift reaction just seems weird. Who tries to coreect a story by saying that " I wasn't actually trying to help him" That is just weird to me.

  46. mish says – reply to this


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    everyone just leave heath and his family/friends alone. everyone has problems.
    RIP heath

  47. cdawg says – reply to this


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    ppl need to leave him in peace

  48. teresa says – reply to this


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    why cant people just let them be?

  49. christine says – reply to this


    49

    myspace(dot)com(slash)everyday_is420

  50. NEWS REPORT says – reply to this


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    PEREZ IS A FUCKING FAT ASSHOLE!!!
    MORE AT 11.

  51. I Hate Fucktards says – reply to this


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    GOOD FOR YOU, MICHELLE!!!! I don'y know how this magazine even made it to the shelves…..sickening…..RIP HEATH

  52. sharoony says – reply to this


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    please just leave him alone ……wait till the toxicology reports are out

  53. krissy says – reply to this


    53

    first

  54. Ryan says – reply to this


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    first .

  55. hats says – reply to this


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    let him rest
    for fucks sake people
    we all knew it was a lie
    who cares anymore
    think about what they are going through and shut up

  56. Ok. says – reply to this


    56

    and?

  57. KEG says – reply to this


    57

    First??? Leave him alone to rest in peace!!!!!

  58. YUK!!! says – reply to this


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    Re: christineBEEN THERE!!! YOU'RE A FAT, UGLY PIG!!!

  59. ghostin007@gmail.com says – reply to this


    59

    I gave Kim Kardashian HERPES!

  60. zara says – reply to this


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    Good, go for them Michelle

  61. eric snow says – reply to this


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    first!
    and thats fucking discusting of them!

  62. dood says – reply to this


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    first

  63. Duh says – reply to this


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    ….So if he didn't do drugs why did he died at 28 years old????

  64. Vm says – reply to this


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    Perez why do you write "a lie" i thought you were part of the good "media" i mean a 2 year old video?? come on it dosesn´t mean anything,should michell really have to defend her love??? in a moment like this??

  65. Aimee says – reply to this


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    omg leave them alone already this is ridiculous I respected Perez for showing some respect for the family earlier but now i think you are an ass.

  66. Devore says – reply to this


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    Re: Aubrey

    HL is resting in peace, he is dead.

    Remember?

    The speculation and gossip may distress the living (his friends and family) but the gossip can't hurt him..

  67. caris says – reply to this


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    Let the dead rest in peace and the survivors grieve. Michelle, and his father, mother and sisters should not be having to answer and worry about garbage that is being said right now. LET THEM GRIEVE IN PEACE!

  68. G says – reply to this


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    Kick their ass Michelle!!

  69. STOP FOR HEAVEN SAKE says – reply to this


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    EVERYONE!!! NEEDS TO SHUT UP!!!!
    Stop the "guessing"!!! A young, TALENTED man died. His family deserves so much more then what you all have to say! Think of Matilda, think of his parents, brothers and sisters and Michelle! Just SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!
    Let them have their memories! Not all this garbage about who "knows" what! Stop the grade school drama!

  70. kelly says – reply to this


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    The man has passed and people are in mourning. Why can't they leave it alone. Bringing up issues of things he did will not bring him back to life whether they are true or not. The media needs to stop harrasing the living relatives of this man.

  71. Honestly says – reply to this


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    You're just as disgusting as John Gibson from Fox news… defamating his character Perez. I love you and I live by your site, but you've disappointed me with your reporting on Heath's death.

  72. Lila says – reply to this


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    GOOD FOR YOU MICHELLE! Finally someone is putting a stop to all these ridiculous rumours…I hope they intervene before ET shows that stupid video.

  73. BITE ME says – reply to this


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    You are one of these people. You keep writing about respecting privacy but you have done no such thing since his death. So i suggest you jump up ur own ass!

  74. blah says – reply to this


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    ET and the Insider can go to hell they are dispicable I cant believe they would do such a thing leave the man alone already and stop trying to profit off of a tragedy shame on them.

  75. princessmean1 says – reply to this


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    As Michelle's rep said "The speculation is heinous. Let this family grieve privately." Is this too hard for the media to do?

  76. ft says – reply to this


    76

    blah blah!!
    NEXT!!

  77. tikigirl says – reply to this


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    unreal

  78. talie says – reply to this


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    Re: Rhiannon – too true, let them try get over this terrible time, im sure all our thoughts are with them.

  79. jayjayzip says – reply to this


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    please leave them alone, seriously.
    family and friends need to grieve. its a long process and people like you need to stay away and not butt into their lives….He cannot defend himself. he was a great talented man who we were fortunate enough to have on earth for a short period of time. THese lies are unfortunate, and even if he did choose to do drugs, its not like other hollywood types are innocent. Leave him and his family and friends alone. If you want to talk about drugs, stick to Britney Spears…she seems to be continuing on that awful path and fucking up, but doesnt care. She has the opportunity to defend herself but doesnt. Dont make Heath Ledger out to be the druggie when you know damn well that you are profiting off him and Brtney Spears who is worthless nowadays except to people like you perez. Im a fan, but dont turn your fans against you by becoming one of the lying tabloids.

  80. Marisa says – reply to this


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    Ok….enough is enough people….let this family grieve privately. I think the fact that ET and The Insider are going to air a video of "Heath allegedly doing drugs" is DISGUSTING and INAPPROPRIATE as well. Just because Matilda is only 2 doesn't mean she won't hear about all of this when she is older…can you imagine how Michelle and the rest of his family feels about all of this? What if this was your son/brother/boyfriend/father….how the FU** would you feel huh? I hope to god that Michelle or Heath's family sues someones A** over this BULLSH**!!!

  81. jenjerale says – reply to this


    81

    Pat O'Brien from the Insider wishes he partiiieeedd with Heath, how sad that ET and the Insider have to smear our Heath's memory for ratings when their own Pat O'Brien loves to drink whisky and snort coke off of escorts and call girls arse holes…. Nobody has forgotten Pat!!!!!!!!!!

  82. e2s says – reply to this


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    I think people need to stop assuming things and even if he did anything just let it be. It doesn't need to be discussed. It's not like anyone can do anything about it now. The press and everyone else needs to let Ledger RIP.

  83. Mara says – reply to this


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    I hope when Michelle gets home she sues each and every one of you fukkers.

  84. KEITH says – reply to this


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    PEREZ TOOK A PAYOUT FROM THE HILLARY CAMPAIGN TO HELP THEM GET THE "YOUTH" VOTE. F-ING FRAUD, PEREZ!!! ANSWER FOR YOURSELF!!!

  85. Brandy says – reply to this


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    Jessss….. Let the man rest in peace!! Would you want your daughter to read this crap about you after your dead?? It's sot of like pissing on the man's grave! This man was a great talent and great loss!! Atleast wait to see what the cause of death is then reek your havoc if need be.

  86. suckonthis says – reply to this


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    Perez you're such a fucking hypocrite - only days ago you posted some article by Star Jones about how the media should leave them all the fuck alone and how you agreed with her - but here you are back at what you do best, MUCK RAKING. No fucking surprise, really.

    Heath was only human, he made mistakes and if that includes meddling with drugs (like a huge portion of young people these days) - WHO CARES? It was his life to do with as he pleased - he just didn't go courting the paps and media like a certain few whores out there today and doesn't deserve this.

  87. Jennifer says – reply to this


    87

    Wow, can you please just stop talking about this already. The poor guy died, let him rest in peace. It's one thing that they are going to show it on tv, we have no control over that no matter how wrong it is, but by you constantly posting about his alleged drug abuse is not helping. Even if he did do drugs it doesn't matter now. There is no bringing him back. How would you feel if you died and all this was being made up by desperate reporters? Yeah, some of this may be true, but I think people are going a little overboard with this and it's not their place to be talking about it. Think about his poor family, think about poor Matilda when she gets older and looks up information about her father and finds all this crap. He isn't here to defend himself and now Michelle has to deal with these pathetic rumors on top of her grieving. Show some respect man.

    R.I.P Heath

  88. OKKIE says – reply to this


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    WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU CUNTS?!?
    the man is DEAD.
    it was not ONE but TWO fucking years ago!!!!
    and yet THIS is news to you when all the WINO got was one days worth of coverage on HER drug video?!?
    which seems like nufin' compared to this endless fucking media uproar.
    the media will say preeeety much ANYthing to pile in the $$$$
    DONT.BELIEVE.A.FKING.WORD.
    Heath was an incredible actor with a gorgeous soul.
    LET HIM REST IN PEACE!

  89. drugs = ilegal and kill says – reply to this


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    they say the camera never lies.

    drugs kill and are ilegal.
    if someone does something ilegal they better not be being filmed.
    this is such a tragic mess .
    lessons all around here.

    dont do ilegal drugs, dont get caught doing ilegal stuff.

    this sucks on so many levels.

  90. drugs = ilegal and kill says – reply to this


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    they say the camera never lies.

    drugs kill and are ilegal.
    if someone does something ilegal they better not be being filmed.
    this is such a tragic mess .
    lessons all around here.

    dont do ilegal drugs, dont get caught doing ilegal stuff.

    this sucks on so many levels.

  91. chuck says – reply to this


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    Re: Matt – Because it is not true Matt that is why!

  92. The Problem in Prada-TaMarti says – reply to this


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    DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN, bytches look like HAM… They look like BOILED HAM! LMAOOOOOOOOOO

  93. dina says – reply to this


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    i cant believe how much pain they are trying to cause his family after his death….I wish they wouldnt air the video…what does it prove anyways?!?! if he really did do drugs he had a terrible addiction and thats a shame, but it doesnt make him a bad person. He was a loving father and a son to a family that misses him and will never get him back…..if someone you love died how would you feel if all anyone talked about after was the bad things about them?? what has our society come to?

  94. BROOKLYN LILLIES says – reply to this


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    Well GOOD that she is shooting back. She has a child to protect and she must keep that little girls memory and belief of her dad to be good.

    SO WHAT he did some drugs on a video. SO WHAT. Thats private. THAT video from a year ago DID not kill him and the AUTOPSY prelim did not come up with any OPIATES or COCAINE

    SO FUCKING LET THIS GO AND LET IT BE!! WHY is there this need to make him out to be bad????

    AND SO WHAT if he DID have a drug problem?? SO WHAT!! Does that make his talent, or his beauty less? My God people Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, etc etc etc all either did drugs recreationally or as habit.

    LEAVE IT ALONE LET THEM GRIEVE AND LET HIS FANS ALSO HAVE PEACE. The autopsy willl speak loud enough soon enough but either way there is NO reason to dredge up his past like this!!! Holy shit if they did this to me when I die my kids would be MORTIFIED over the shit I have done in my lifetime! It wasnt FOR them to deal with. It is not FOR Mr Ledgers family to deal with regarding his shit. LET THE MAN REST. Cause if you really gave a fuck (media) about this alleged issue, then you would have ran this shit while he was alive and implored him to get help. You vultures DIDNT because there was NOTHING TO REPORT. Fuckers. Good Girl Michelle for setting that shit straight!

  95. Mia says – reply to this


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    I agree with MATT ( #46): Why does she deny that Michelle tried to help him? This is weird..Interesting that she didn't deny that he had a drug problem. Probably the statement would have been different if they had already known about the video- the rep. would have made sure that Michelle WAS trying to help him ( the video was made around the time Michelle was supposed to have taken Heath to rehab)
    And about all the denials: Don't forget that there are a lot of people out there who are still making money out of Heath (and Michelle) including this rep woman.
    They have an interest that things appear in a certain light.

  96. Keith is challenged says – reply to this


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    Re: KEITH – shut the fuck up asshole there thats an answer

  97. writerjax says – reply to this


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    Joel McHale said it best on The Soup last night: "Heath Ledger was a great talent and we've never had cause to mention him on this show. So stop digging, weasels."

  98. Mia says – reply to this


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    Seriously…let him rest in peace…and let the family grieve privately. My utmost respect for Perez for refusing to display photos that should not have been shown in the first place - ex. his body bag. :(

  99. froom froom says – reply to this


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    Perez, stop it!

    Try and be like Anderson Cooper por favor!

  100. blablabla says – reply to this


    100

    Perez,post the email addresses of US Weekly so we can let them know what we think about the unsubstantiated libel they print
    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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