Police officers and federal agents swarmed the offices of Dr. Conrad Murray in Houston Wednesday. Agents now suspect that Michael Jackson, King of Pop, was the victim of manslaughter. It seems that Murray is of some interest in the case. Murray was the doctor on hand at the time of Jackson’s death, and accompanied the singer to the hospital where professionals where unable to revive him.
The LAPD has said that Murray is not considered a suspect, though clearly investigators are looking for some form of evidence or information that somehow relates to the physician. Currently, there is no record of a search warrant for Murray’s medical office or his private home in Las Vegas. At this time, the cause of Michael Jackson’s death remains unknown.
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The Jackson custody hearing, scheduled to commence Monday, has now been pushed back to August 3. It’s only another of many postponements in the case, which has been repeatedly delayed as Katherine Jackson (Michael’s mother and the current custody-holder) and Debbie Rowe (biological mom to the two oldest kids) work behind the scenes to decide upon an appropriate settlement.
According to reports, the hearing has been delayed because the two are actually close to reaching a settlement. Until the August hearing, Katherine will retain custody of the kids.
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“They are all his children,” Tito Jackson spoke to the Mirror recently on the subject of his deceased brother’s three children. For years, the public and the press have speculated that Prince, Paris and “Blanket” Jackson are not linked to Michael Jackson by DNA. This would be mostly because the children have a distinct Caucasian look to them which would seem to belie any African-American blood.
“Blanket is Michael’s, I can tell,” Tito continued in his interview. “Those eyes don’t lie. Them eyes are Michael over again. I see a lot of Michael in him.” He added, “Paris and Prince are Michael’s children. Yes they are. Just because they look white doesn’t mean they are not his.”
Jackson added, “I have an uncle who is married to a white girl and they have three kids. Two of them are white and one is black.”
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Was this the moment that started Michael Jackson‘s reported addiction to drugs?
Back in 1984, the King of Pop and his brothers filmed a commercial for Pepsi. Although earlier takes went off without a flaw, a sixth take went horribly wrong.
The exclusive footage obtained by Us Weekly shows the terrifying moment when poorly timed pyrotechnics set Jackson’s hair on fire. Unaware of the flames, the singer continued performing for several moments. He was later rushed by others on scene.
Jackson - who ultimately received 2nd and 3rd degree burns as a result of that incident - was prescribed a number of medications to deal with the pain.
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Try not to guffaw when you hear this one. Entertainment Tonight is reporting on the “explosive new allegation” that Michael Jackson was, in fact, a homosexual. Can we be serious for a second? It’s not new news or old news, in fact it’s not really news at all, that anyone might think/claim/say/assume the King of Pop could have possibly had some homosexual leanings. I’m not saying he was or wasn’t, I’m just saying that when you’re a man who wears a lot of make-up, impregnates women through IVF and acts flamboyant as all hell, the issue’s going to come up.
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It isn’t often that the New York Post makes a mistake, but when they do, they do it pretty big. The front-page banner ad printed by the paper today, claiming that Debbie Rowe will accept $4 million in exchange for dropping her custody claim, is inaccurate.
Not only inaccurate, it’s created a resulting media fire storm of lawyers, angry letters and additional headlines. If I didn’t know better, I’d say the false story was planted on purpose for just this reason…
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The custody hearing for Michael Jackson’s three children has been pushed back again. The event has now been moved to July 20 so that biological mom Debbie Rowe and grandmother Katherine Jackson can continue to battle…sorry, talk it out. In the meantime, Jackson will continue to serve as the guardian for all three children per her son Michael’s last will and testament.
In a statement from Mrs. Jackson, attorney L. Londell Mitchell said he hopes both parties may “privately and amicably resolve this most important matter in a dignified manner, for the benefit of the children.”
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The heavily-publicized memorial service is over, the body has been buried and the press coverage of the star-studded event carries on. But aren’t we all forgetting something?
Like the fact that we still don’t have a real, definitive answer on what killed Michael Jackson in the first place? Jackson’s official death certificate says the cause of death is “deferred,” which means they simply haven’t figured it out yet.
“We have to keep some secrets,” Chief William J. Bratton of the LAPD played his cards close to vest when questioned on Tuesday. And though Jackson’s body has been released to the family following the official autopsy, not all of his organs have been given the same treatment.
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Lost boy indeed…
There’s nothing Corey Feldman loves more than to celebrate his inner Michael Jackson, and today’s memorial gave him the unfortunate chance to do just that.
The day after Jackson’s death, the actor - who once had a close relationship with the singer - also wore an MJ-inspired outfit to a special taping of Larry King Live. (You can see a post-show interview with him after the jump.) Thankfully, he apparently had more than one ensemble to choose from.
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The Michael Jackson Memorial begins today, Tuesday, July 7th at 10:00 AM PDT, live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 17,500 people have won tickets, out of a staggering 1.6 million people who signed up for the priviledge. Of course, you don’t need to be in Los Angeles in order to enjoy this event, as there are multiple destinations online that will be streaming the Michael Jackson Memorial live, including Hulu with Fox News, Facebook with CNN, Ustream with CBS News, among others. Here’s a list, along with details, on each site that will be streaming the Michael Jackson Memorial.
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