The Buzz: Shain Gandee killed by carbon monoxide

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Add cars to the list of places you should install a carbon monoxide detector.

West Virginia police announced Tuesday that the mysterious deaths of "Buckwild" star Shain Gandee, 21, and two other adults found in an SUV in West Virginia were due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

"Gandee Candy," as fans called Shain for his fun-loving attitude, was found Monday with his 48-year-old uncle, David Gandee, and 27-year-old friend Donald Robert Myers by a passing ATV rider. They were last seen at 3 a.m. Sunday at a bar, telling friends they were going offroading. Indeed, the bodies of the three were found in Shain's '84 Ford Bronco, which was partially submerged in a mud pit near Shain's house. No foul play was suspected, and it didn't look like the crew died in a crash. Then what happened? The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says the Bronco's exhaust pipe was submerged in mud, and the cabin of the vehicle filled with deadly carbon monoxide.

In the wake of Shain's death, the "Buck" stops here -- at least for now. MTV has suspended the second season of the hit show, a sort of backwoods version of "Jersey Shore," but that's not good enough for Charleston, W.Va., Mayor Danny Jones, who tells TMZ it's time for cancelation: "Of the few cast members on the show, already two have had legal issues and now one has died. The show only enhances the negative stereotype the Kanawha Valley already has. I hope the show's life is short."

Either way, Shain will be missed. The coal miner and garbage collector, who was elected prom king but missed prom because he had to work, proved with his mudding adventure this weekend that his exploits, such as turning a dump truck into a swimming pool, weren't just for the cameras. "My life's pretty fun," told MTV News before "Buckwild" premiered. "I don't want it to change."

The sorcerers's apprentice

Normally, Magic Johnson's son walking down the Sunset Strip wouldn't be news -- except the 20-year-old was holding hands with his boyfriend.
Looking more than a little like Tyler Perry in drag with his fur coat, purse, necklace and giant black glasses, Earvin Johnson III, aka EJ, had nothing to hide as he was filmed strolling along with his unidentified man, who looked like Robert Pattinson but probably wasn't.

EJ's parents, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Earlitha "Cookie" Kelly, couldn't be prouder, with Magic telling TMZ, "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way."

Princess Guy?

Speaking of drag, here's news that's breaking way too late.
Princess Diana dressed as a man one night in the late '80s to get into a gay bar with Freddie Mercury -- this, according to British actress Cleo Rocos. In her new memoir, "The Power of Positive Drinking," Cleo reveals that she, comedian Kenny Everett and the late Queen frontman put the princess in an army jacket, cap and sunglasses.

Arriving at London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern, "we felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute," Cleo tells the Sunday Times. "But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. But she loved it."

The foursome started the day the way we do -- drinking Champagne and watching "The Golden Girls."

"Diana was in full mischief mode," Rocos writes. The princess wanted an escape, no matter how brief, from her marriage to Prince Charles, and "Freddie said, 'Go on, let the girl have some fun.' "

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Justin Bieber isn't the only tough-guy celeb who has to be held back from attacking paparazzi.
Halle Berry had to restrain fiancee Olivier Martinez at the LA airport, E! reports.

Returning from Hawaii, the couple were heading to a waiting SUV when Olivier allegedly kicked a photographer, causing the star of "The Call" to grab him and shove him into the vehicle. Halle was the first to snap, though. TMZ says that as flashbulbs went off, the actress, holding 5-year-old daughter Nahla, yelled, "Get away, there's a child. ... What the f--k is wrong with you people?"

You'd think a French actor would be a lover, not a fighter, but recall: Olivier rearranged the face of Nahla's dad, Gabriel Aubry, on Thanksgiving. Still, it sounds like Halle's the one who should be held back.

Quick Takes

ESPN reports that Lamar Odom is facing allegations that his tax-exempt cancer research charity has given zero money to cancer patients.

Actor Colin Hanks -- Tom Hanks' son with his first wife, the late Samantha Lewes -- is expecting his second child with wife Samantha Bryant, People reports.

Ousted Vogue Australia Editor Kirstie Clements, in her tell-all "The Vogue Factor," reveals that models regularly eat tissues to stay "Paris thin."

Say What?

"I'm very proud of it. I consider it the Bentley of tattoos."
- Ryan Cabrera, to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, on getting Ryan Gosling's face tattooed on his leg. The pop-rocker explains that he and his friends "like to play a game called tattoo roulette. We blindfold each other: 'You get to pick a tattoo for me, and I get to pick a tattoo for you.' And you don't get to see it till they're both done."

Lean Out?

"Sometimes people speak about [having kids] like, 'Your life ends -- you're never going to be able to do anything again!' And I'm like, 'What are you talking about?' Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids."
- Hayden Panettiere, to Glamour

Happy birthday for April 3:

Actress Amanda Bynes is 27.
Singer Leona Lewis is 28.

Actress Cobie Smulders is 31.

Actress Jennie Garth is 41.

Singer Sebastian Bach of Skid Row is 45.

Singer-guitarist Mike Ness of Social Distortion is 51.

Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy is 52.

Actor David Hyde Pierce is 54.

Actor Alec Baldwin is 55.

Guitarist Mick Mars of Motley Crue is 57.

Bassist Curtis Stone of Highway 101 is 63.

Singer Richard Thompson is 64.

Singer Tony Orlando is 69.

Singer Billy Joe Royal is 71.

Singer Wayne Newton is 71.

Actress Marsha Mason is 71.

Actress-singer Doris Day is 90.

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