Coroner Defends Release of Robin Williams' Death Details; Savannah Guthrie Welcomes First Child: Top 5 Thursday Stories

Celebrity News Aug. 14, 2014 AT 10:00PM
Robin Williams and Savannah Guthrie Coroner defends releasing details about Robin Williams' death and more top stories from Aug. 14 Credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images; Manny Carabel/FilmMagic

Just following the law. The coroner who released Robin Williams' graphic death details is defending himself and the sheriff's office saying the information is "public" under California law. Plus, Savannah Guthrie welcomed her first child! Check out the rest of Us Weekly's top stories from Thursday, Aug. 14 in the round-up below.

1. Coroner Defends Release of Graphic Robin Williams Death Details After Public Outcry

Marin County Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd defended himself and his office's decision to release graphic details about the death of Robin Williams saying the details are considered "public information" under California law. 

2. Savannah Guthrie Gives Birth: Today Show Anchor Welcomes Daughter Vale 

She's officially a mom! Today show anchor Savannah Guthrie welcomed her first child, a daughter named Vale, with husband Michael Feldman on Wednesday, Aug. 13. 

3. Robin Williams Was Battling "Early Stages of Parkinson's," Wife Susan Schneider Says

Robin Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, issued another statement following the actor's suicide at age 63 on Aug. 11. In it, she encouraged others fighting personal battles to seek help; she also revealed that the comedian was struggling with "the early stages of Parkinson's Disease." 

4. Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald Celebrate 11 Months of Courtship: Pictures

Almost a year! 19 Kids and Counting star Jessa Duggar and her boyfriend Ben Seewald celebrated 11 months of their courtship with a cute Instagram picture.

5. Chelsea Handler Goes Topless, Says "I'm a Kardashian" in Instagram Photo

Chelsea Handler shared a series of stripped-down photos on Instagram. In one, she even went topless and joked she's a "Kardashian."

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