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The involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, will include haunting, starkly different depictions of MJ’s final days.
In addition to rehearsal footage for his This Is It tour, prosecutors will show autopsy photos of the singer’s lifeless body on a coroner’s gurney, a judge ruled.
Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor cleared prosecutors to present the footage and autopsy photos in a lengthy hearing that set up evidentiary boundaries.
One of the Michael Jackson autopsy photos shows Jackson’s naked body, but the judge explained “certain parts”More >
Dr. Conrad Murray “sounded tired and he was like I’m gonna get some sleep whatever” just a few hours before Michael Jackson died, a stripper says.
Michelle Bella, one of three women Murray was juggling at the time, met MJ’s personal doc at the Spearmint Rhino gentleman’s club in Vegas in ’08.
Bella told detectives that on June 25, 2009, Dr. Murray left a message on her phone at about 8:30 a.m. It sounds like the physician was just beat.
Bella told cops Murray had mentioned Jackson to her before and said:
“I mean his schedule was obviously, you know … I know that he was like up all hoursMore >
Michael Lohan was arrested and hospitalized the other night following an alleged act of domestic violence against his former girlfriend/fiancee, Kate Major.
Not surprisingly, MiLo tells a different story of events than Kate Major told police, and vows to press charges against his ex, who he claims came at him.
Lindsay’s dad says he is meeting with the cops and wants Kate charged with robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, domestic assault and trespassing.
“I asked to press charges on her. Look, I’m the one who got cut, I’m the one that was bleeding!” Michael told Radar Online. “I’m goingMore >
Sarah Palin has a way with words. That way is … well, interesting.
Cracks and unnecessary side comments she made during an event last week, while harmless enough, continue to undermine her attempts to be taken seriously.
No matter how wise she might be about deficits, health care and foreign affairs, her speech to the Long Island Association will be best remembered for this line:
Love her or hate her, Sarah Palin is a quote machine.
Discussing the escalating price of gas and groceries, Palin reportedly said, “It’s no wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody you better breastfeed yourMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – Sport takes a hard toll on those who pursue it professionally and it appears Serena Williams is now paying that price; The 29-year old tennis star was briefly hospitalized on Monday with a hemorrhage.
Serena attended Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party for the Oscars on Sunday and fellow guests say she looked radiant. But on Monday she was admitted to the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in LA to undergo surgery;
“Serena underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” her rep, Nicole Chabot tellsMore >
Serene Branson (Screen grab from www.msnbc.msn.com)
(HMG Celebrity News) - CBS Los Angeles TV reporter Serene Branson,who made headlines when she couldn’t seem to find the right words to complete a sentence during a live Grammy broadcast last Sunday, did not suffer a stroke, as many had speculated. Paramedics were called and Branson went home, but said she was feeling fine.
It turns out the problem was the a symptom of a “complex migraine,” according to her physician, Neil Martin, chief of neurosurgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Martin received permission fromMore >
Elizabeth Taylor, 78, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after suffering from heart failure.
The movie star was watched her health falter, missing an appearance at the amfAR 25th anniversary event on Tuesday, an event where she was to be honored for her work with the AIDS research organization.
Sally Morrison, the long time friend and representative for Taylor released the following statement:
“Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized earlier this week when she was taken to Cedars-Sinai suffering from symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, an ongoing condition. This issue is being
Dr. Conrad Murray will not only have to face a jury of his peers, but also a world stage when his wrongful death trial involving Michael Jackson begins in April.
Judge Michael Pastor on Monday announced his surprise decision to televise the proceedings.
While the trial will focus on the Jackson death suit, it will also bring to light how the medical community treats famous celebrities as they look to treat both real and fake conditions. Opening statements for the Dr. Murray Trial will start in the first week of April.
What are your feelings in regards to this trial being televised? It couldMore >
The heart of Bret Michaels is a busy organ.
Last month, it was officially stolen by long-time girlfriend Kristi Gibson, who agreed to marry the reality show champion/rocker.
Now, today, possibly at this very moment, Michael is undergoing surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center to repair a literal hole in his heart. This is the same facility where Bret was treated for a brain hemorrhage in April.
“Bret is looking forward to feeling 100 percent again,” his rep says.
We sure hope so! Send in your best wishes for a speedy recovery to this legend today!
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Dr. Conrad Murray will be tried in the death of Michael Jackson. Judge Michael Pastor said sufficient evidence was presented at the preliminary hearing.
While completely expected, this marks a significant development, as the case against Murray on involuntary manslaughter charges proved compelling.
Deputy D.A. David Walgren told the judge in his closing argument that, “It was not Michael Jackson’s time to go” and that Conrad Murray is responsible.
As expected, Dr. Murray will stand trial for MJ’s demise.
“Michael Jackson is not here today because of the negligence and reckless acts of Dr.More >
93-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor has been in and out of hospitals for the last several years and on Friday she was hospitalized again for a blood clot.
According to her publicist John Blanchette:
“She was complaining this morning of pain in her knee and swelling.”
Because the “massive” clot could travel to her heart she was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for observation.
In July Gabor was also hospitalized for blood clots and an infection caused after she had hip surgery. She has been in a wheelchair since a 2002 accident.
Celine Dion welcomed twin baby boys into the world at 11:11 and 11:12AM this morning, the boys were born at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Palm Beach, Florida.
Dion, 43 and her husband Rene welcomed the boys who weighed in at 5lbs., 4 oz. and 5lbs., 10 oz. just several days after the singer was admitted to the hospital for observation one month before her due date.
The boys were conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and will be admitted to the hospital for several days as is standard practice for premature born babies.
The couples other baby bay was also conceived through IVF back inMore >
A woman in Florida was about to give birth to her child when she was moved out of her room so Celine Dion would have a place to stay while awaiting the birth of her premature twin sons, who are due next month!
A doctor ordered Celine to bed rest St Mary’s Medical Center in Palm Beach, at which point staffers made the other woman switch rooms so Celine would be more comfortable in the better room.
The room has a bigger bed, a microwave and a mini-fridge, none of which are offered in the room the other lady was transferred to. Apparently the room had been earmarked for Celine’s stay, evenMore >
Elden Fox has a reputation as a fair justice, but one with limited or no patience for defendants if there is any inclination that one has violated his orders.
He’s ordered Lindsay Lohan to appear in person at her hearing Friday, even though she’s now in rehab and is not planning to dispute her failed drug test(s).
These two facts have Team Lindsay extremely concerned.
THE BELL TOLLS FRIDAY: Lindsay Lohan has reason to worry.
Sources say that after all she’s pulled, Fox could sentence Lohan to a year behind bars when she appears for her probation violation hearing tomorrow.
Since she wasMore >
Future welfare recipient Nadya Suleman, better known as Octomom, has been caught in a series of lies pertaining to her octuplets’ birth following an investigation.
A fertility doctor implanted her with 12 embryos in the pregnancy that spawned her octuplets, conflicting with her claims that only six were implanted and two split.
Also, she’s said in the past that she has no embryos remaining. She has 29 of them left. Dr. Michael Kamrava may lose his license as a result.
14 DOWN, 29 TO GO: Fight breedism, indeed.
Implanting Octomom with that many embryos endangered her life and violatedMore >