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NEW YORK, Jan 31 (Reuters Life!)- Here is a round-up of this week's U.S. celebrity magazines Life and Style, People, Us Weekly and In Touch Weekly. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TOP STORY-HEATH LEDGER'S DRUG USE

- Sources say actor Heath Ledger was known to use cocaine, and that his behavior ultimately destroyed his relationship with Michelle Williams. "Heath's drug use was something that affected them profoundly," says a source close to the actress. "Michelle didn't want their daughter around that" - PEOPLE

- In March 2006 when the couple's daughter, Matilda, was only five months old, Williams drove Ledger to Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, California, according to a confidant but Ledger refused to check in. Even after the couple split in September 2007, the actress demanded that Ledger be drug tested before his visitations with Matilda - US

- Ledger had started casually dating Mary-Kate Olsen but it wasn't a healthy relationship. "To put it bluntly, both of them had a mutual interest in partying," an insider says. The actress was the first person Ledger's masseuse contacted when she found his body - IN TOUCH

- Ledger struggled with depression all his life, an insider says. "I think that's what led him to the drugs in the first place," the insider says - LIFE AND STYLE

OTHER TOP STORIES

- Lynne Spears flew to Los Angeles earlier this week and was shocked to see how badly her daughter Britney's mental condition had deteriorated, a source close to the pop singer says. "She hadn't seen her in a while and to see her deteriorated to this level -- what mother wouldn't be affected by that? It's awful" US

- Nearly four months after Lindsay Lohan completed rehab the actress is back on the drinking scene. Lohan was spotted sipping vodka at Manhattan's Beatrice Inn with three pals, according to an onlooker. Another pal is worried about Lohan being back on the scene. "They need to send her back to rehab," says the source- PEOPLE   Continued...

 
<p>The late Heath Ledger arrives at the premiere of the film "Candy" in New York November 6, 2006. REUTERS/Eric Thayer</p>