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Cory Monteith’s cause of death still a mystery

With no obvious cause of death for ‘‘Glee’’ star Cory Monteith, the British Columbia Coroners Service said it will do more testing to determine how the 31-year-old died. The autopsy was taking place Monday, but the coroners service said it could take several days before toxicology test results are in. Vancouver police have ruled out foul play. Sergeant Randy Fincham said there’s nothing to indicate Monteith’s death was because of illicit drug use. Police say that when Monteith’s body was found Saturday in a Vancouver hotel, he had been dead for several hours.

McCarthy is ‘View’ cohost

Welcome Jenny McCarthy as the next cohost to join ‘‘The View.’’ The actress and former Playboy playmate was named Monday to join the panel of the ABC weekday talk show. Barbara Walters, who created ‘‘The View’’ in 1997 and has since served as a cohost, made the widely expected announcement on the air. McCarthy arrives at the start of the 17th season on Sept. 9. She has previously made 17 appearances on ‘‘The View’’ and guest-hosted eight times.

Sitcom taps NJ’s Christie

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has appeared many times on late-night TV, including ‘‘Saturday Night Live.’’ Now he has scored his first gig on a sitcom. His office on Monday confirmed a Huffington Post report that the Republican will appear as himself on an episode of the new NBC comedy ‘‘The Michael J. Fox Show.’’ Fox will be playing a sportscaster with Parkinson’s disease who is returning to work, much like Fox is an actor with Parkinson’s who is returning to series television. The show is scheduled to premiere Sept. 26. NBC did not announce an air date for the Christie episode. The governor is running for a second term. The election is Nov. 5.

Lawson, Saatchi to divorce


Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and art collector Charles Saatchi said they intend to conclude a ‘‘swift and amicable’’ divorce by the end of the month, with neither receiving any financial compensation. The couple separated after a newspaper published photos last month of Saatchi grasping his wife’s throat during an argument at a London restaurant.

Brown probation revoked

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A judge in Los Angeles revoked Chris Brown’s probation Monday after reviewing the details of an alleged hit-and-run accident involving the singer and his behavior afterward. However, Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray did not ask for Brown to be jailed, and Superior Court Judge James Brandlin allowed him to remain free on his own recognizance. Another hearing is set for Aug. 16.


“We’re going to frankly have a lot of fun with Regis’s struggles with social media.” — Michael Davies, executive producer of the new sports talk show Regis Philbin will cohost on Fox Sports 1.