PAUL WALKER OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED: An autopsy report revealed yesterday that PAUL WALKER died from the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” sustained in Saturday’s fiery car crash. The driver, Roger Rodas, died on impact.
The Los Angeles Coroner’s office ruled both deaths to be accidental. Toxicology reports are still pending and could take up to eight weeks to complete.
They're still trying to determine the cause of the crash ... but People magazine reports that officials said the Porsche may have been going over 90 mph when it struck a light pole, two trees and a 45 mph speed limit sign. Word is it could take weeks to determine exactly how fast the car was going and whether any mechanical problems contributed to the crash.
PRODUCTION ON 'FAST AND FURIOUS 7' SHUT DOWN: Production on "Fast and Furious 7" has shut down indefinitely in the wake of Paul Walker's death. The status of the movie, which began shooting in Atlanta this fall, is now in doubt. The movie company Universal said in a statement it will "assess all options available to move forward with the franchise."
COULD BE TRUE, BUT PROBABLY CRAP - LIAM + MILEY, ORLANDO + LIV: Us Weekly claims LIAM HEMSWORTH and MILEY CYRUS have been secretly meeting up and talking. Liam reportedly wants her back, but Miley is supposedly "confused about how she feels."
Meanwhile ... there's talk that ORLANDO BLOOM and LIV TYLER are in like. Star magazine says they "got cozy" backstage at a Broadway show recently. According the the source, "They were playfully tickling, gazing into each others eyes and holding hands." The two have been friends for years, and starred in the "Lord of the Rings" movies together.
A spokesperson for Bloom denies the tab's report, telling London's Daily Mail, "There is no truth in this."
KIMYE PLANNING LAVISH WEDDING?: How do you top a marriage proposal involving a 50-piece orchestra and an entire baseball stadium? If you're KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST, you have the wedding at the French palace where they signed the treaty ending World War One.
According to Us Weekly, KimYe are hoping to hold a lavish ceremony at the Palace of Versailles [pr: ver-SIGH], famed for its gardens and the cavernous Hall of Mirrors. A source says, "They are not working with a budget." Do they ever?
BABY POOP - SIMON COWELL READY TO POP THE QUESTION?: SIMON COWELL'S baby mama can now legally become his wife. Cowell's very pregnant girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, finalized her divorce on Wednesday.
She and her husband reached an "amicable" divorce settlement in August, only one month after it was revealed that she was expecting a child with Simon. Now that he's out of the way, word has it Simon plans to pop the question over the holidays. The baby is due early next year.
AMANDA BYNES OUT: AMANDA BYNES will be home for Christmas. TMZ's reporting she's been released from the Malibu rehab center where she's been since the summer, getting treatment for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Bynes will be under the direct supervision of her mother, and will continue receiving outpatient treatment. Her doctors warn that if she backslides, she'll be back in rehab.
Amanda was arrested in May in New York after throwing a bong out her apartment window, and was picked up again in July in California after setting a small fire in a random person's driveway. That's what got her parked in the psych ward until now.
NOW AND THEN - JOAN COLLINS: I'm gonna go ahead and say it; JOAN COLLINS is the super sexiest 80-year-old woman on Earth. Although to be fair, I've never met your grandma. (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)