It added details the media would only call ‘gory’ and ‘sensational.’ The report did not alter the official coroner’s conclusion of an accidental drowning. ” and also “When she first fell off the swimming step into the water, why didn’t she simply swim a few strokes and reboard the yacht by way of the step? Even with the heavy jacket, she could have accomplished this effort easily”—he proceeded not to answer any of them.So, rather than create more media indignation over ‘too many details,’ I reluctantly filed away that report.”Noguchi’s discretion failed to save his job; complaints from Frank Sinatra and the Screen Actors Guild, among others, continued to accuse him of sensationalizing his duties. about his most celebrated cases, Noguchi returned to the mysterious death of Natalie Wood—indeed, he began the book with it. Instead, he spun a dramatic yarn about Wood’s clinging to the dinghy as she attempted to propel it to the beach by kicking her feet.
The autopsy revealed that Wood had died of drowning, and that her body had “superficial skin bruises” on the arms and lower legs and a vertical abrasion on the left cheek, such as might have been caused by falling into the water., whose tempestuous search for love had led her finally to remarry Wagner, was terrified of deep water.How had she ended up in the Pacific in the middle of the night?Funny or Die’s new video “Cooking with Christopher Walken,” which you can watch below, is a would-be cooking show hosted by Christopher Walken with special guest Richard Belzer (who had quite a morning interview on “Good Day NY” Wednesday).As “The Deer Hunter” star explains in voiceover, “When he’s not solving crimes, Richard is doing some really exciting things in the kitchen.” Accompanied by a pair of primarily decorative blonde assistants, Walken and Belzer go to the grocery store, stop by a petting zoo and eventually prepare chicken with pears while discussing what an outrage it is that “Citizen Kane” was bumped off the top of the Sight & Sound poll.