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Coffee Talk: Michael Clarke Duncan Died of Natural Causes, Says Coroner

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• The Los Angeles coroner's office confirmed that Michael Clarke Duncan died of natural causes. Assistant Coroner Chief Ed Winter said Duncan's personal physician signed off on the report. As for his upcoming memorial service, TMZ has learned he will be laid to rest in an invite-only service this coming Monday. Bishop Charles Blake will lead the service, while Dr. H. Beecher Hicks will deliver the eulogy. A short public casket viewing will occur on Sunday at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Cemetery between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. [E! Online][TMZ]

• Dr. Dre is Forbes' 2012 Hip-Hop Cash King. The music veteran earned a reported $110M last year. Much of his earnings came from selling a 51% stake in Beats By Dr. Dre. [Forbes]

• Tonight, the 2012 Video Music Awards will air from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The live telecast was originally set to air at 9 p.m. but was pushed up one hour to avoid conflicting with President Barack Obama's Democratic National Convention speech. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Steve Harvey's new daytime TV show is off to a great start. Apparently, no show has done so well on TV since Dr. Oz premiered in 2009. Critics believe Harvey owes his strong numbers to the fact that he debuted a whole week before his competitors. Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and Jeff Probst will all debut their talk shows some time next week. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Yesterday, some of music's biggest stars came out to say goodbye to industry mogul Chris Lighty in New York. Lauryn Hill, Nick Cannon, 50 Cent, Diddy,  Mary J. Blige, Russell Simmons and more were spotted entering and exiting the packed Campbell Funeral Chapel. [YBF]

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