Ryan Dunn and passenger died from impact, car fire

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New details have emerged about the death of “Jackass” stuntman Ryan Dunn, including the identity of the passenger also killed in the fiery crash Monday. Zachary Hartwell, 30, a former Navy Seal and Iraq veteran who married wife Rachel last October, had been celebrating landing a business deal with Ryan before the fateful ride in his pal’s Porsche.

A photo tweeted hours before the crash shows the pair drinking together at a West Chester, Pa., bar.

“That is them and another friend toasting one another in the last Twitter photograph,” a source close to the Hartwell family told Radar Online. “We do not think they were drunk or anything like that. Zachary was not a big drinker at all.”

The Coroner’s Office listed blunt force trauma and thermal trauma as both men’s cause of death, meaning the impact of the high-speed crash and the subsequent car fire killed them. Toxicology test results are pending.

However, that didn’t stop film critic Roger Ebert from posting the controversial tweet “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.” After criticism — including a tweet from fellow “Jackass” alum Bam Margera fuming, “I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and [expletive] Roger Ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents” — the critic backtracked.

“I have no way of knowing if Ryan Dunn was drunk at the time of his death,” Roger said. “I don’t know what happened in this case, and I was probably too quick to tweet.” Indeed.

Some Bunny to Love

Well, that was fast! Hugh Hefner has already hooked up with a new lady, according to reports. And if you guessed that she’s a 25-year-old blond Playboy magazine model … ding, ding, ding!

January 2011 Playmate of the Month Anna Sophia Berglund is said to be the magazine mogul’s new squeeze. And one source told E! he was, ahem, dating Anna “the whole time” he was engaged to Crystal Harris.

Crystal, who called off her engagement to Hef days before their wedding, told “ET” one reason she couldn’t go through with the marriage was because “I can honestly say I was not the only woman in Hef’s life, and I didn’t feel comfortable in my heart knowing that.”

Hef has referred to Anna on Twitter as Crystal’s “best friend,” and insisted “she didn’t see this coming either.”

TMZ reported Anna has already moved into the Playboy Mansion, and the couple call each other “babe” and publicly kiss and snuggle.
“It’s clear Hef has moved on to Anna,” a source said.

And, the Shannon twins, Kristina and Karissa, have moved back into the manse as well. So it’s like one big happy family! Call them … the Bunny Bunch?

‘Wanderlust’ Eye

Has Jennifer Aniston taken a few pointers from Angelina Jolie? Though the former “Friends” star was famously devastated when Angie met husband Brad Pitt on the “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” set and promptly won his heart, Jen appears to have pulled a similar trick while shooting “Wanderlust” with Justin Theroux.Despite the fact the actor-screenwriter had a long-term live-in girlfriend, Heidi Bivens, “Jen went after him,” a source told Us magazine. Allegedly, they began, ahem, spending time together at her rental home near the set.

“Jen wanted Justin and it didn’t matter that he was already with someone,” said the source, adding, “It’s amazing she would go for an attached guy after what happened to her.”

 Or perhaps all the more likely?

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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