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Anna Nicole - Killed by Caffeine?

3/29/2007 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Could caffeine have helped kill Anna Nicole Smith? One theory being floated this morning says that Anna drank so much soda, which interacted with her Cipro, causing severe insomnia, which then led her to overdose on chloral hydrate, her eventual downfall.

The theory is posited by FOX News, and their "expert source" says that taking Cipro and drinking soda at the same time (several soda cans were found around her bed) kept Anna Nicole awake and unable to sleep, which she tried to counteract with choral hydrate, the powerful but dangerous sedative. Broward County toxicologist Howard Schueler acknowledged that both caffeine and Cipro were in her blood, but didn't confirm that their combined effect would be overly strong.

Schueler did say, as Dr. Joshua Perper said Monday, that the Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, and the chloral hydrate together were a lethal mix for the late Anna Nicole.

Diddy Diddles for Hours


P. DiddyImmodest rap mogul P. Diddy wants the world to know that he really can go all night long – and all day, and almost all night again. Diddy is claiming in a London tab that he and his baby-mama Kim Porter had tantric sex for "at least 30 hours" on their recent trip to Paris. "As meticulous as I am with my work, I'm more meticulous with lovemaking. I like to do it for a long time," says Puffy.

Meanwhile, as fulfilling as his sex life might be, Diddy tells People that he's going through "Snoop withdrawal," missing his partner-in-rap, Snoop Dogg, after the Doggfather was denied entrance to Britain during their current tour. The two will be reunited in Dublin, not to worry.

Lindsay Shills for Condo, Didn't Buy Anything


So did you hear that Lindsay Lohan bought this swank new condo in Midtown Manhattan? TMZ certainly did. Turns out -- oops -- that the developers of the Atelier building on West 42nd Street are just letting La Lohan use the apartment – in exchange for her star power in promoting the project, according to Page Six. Lohan is neither buying nor renting the place, says a source, but is going to look for her own crib sometime later this year. And Lindsay isn't the first celeb to trade a pad at the Atelier for some PR love – tennis star James Blake and model Maggie Rizer have also lent their names to the building's marketing materials.

Party Favors: J-Hud May Team with Forest Whitaker for Next Acting Gig ... "Top Chef's" Lakshmi Dumps Author Rushdie? ... Halle Talks About Near-Suicide


Jennifer Hudson may have her next acting gig lined up, playing the daughter of fellow Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker in "Winged Creatures," about the survivors of a murder in a restaurant. While there are scheduling conflicts with the making of her first album, Hudson's people are trying to fit the project in, says Variety. ... You almost knew it was too good to be true -- statuesque "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi has split from author Salman Rushdie after almost eight years of dating and marriage, reports the New York Observer. ... Halle Berry tells the upcoming issue of Parade that she almost committed suicide after her marriage to baseball player David Justice ended, but that her mother's image stopped her. "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming, when I had an image of my mother finding me," the Oscar-winner says.

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