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Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, gets his day in court

Conrad Murray was once paid $150,000 a month as Jackson's private physician. (AP) Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson, is due in court Tuesday for the first day of preliminary hearings to determine whether there is enough evidence to hold a full trial. The prosecution will present its case and 30 witnesses -- including police, medical experts and the coroner -- are expected to appear at the hearing, which will be attented by Jackson's family. "This Is It" choreographer Kenny Ortega is also scheduled to testify at Tuesday's hearing, according to TMZ. Ortega is reportedly expected to testify that Murray said some "terrible things" during a meeting with Jackson in the week before his death....

By Liz Kelly  | January 4, 2011; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime Watch, Michael Jackson  
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The Jackson family opens up to Oprah

Even in death, Michael Jackson's life remains surreal. Case in point: Monday's Jackson family revelations, courtesy of Oprah.

By Liz Kelly  | November 8, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Celebrities, Michael Jackson, TV  
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The anniversary of Michael Jackson's death: not much of a trending topic?

It's the anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. And while the somber significance of the date is undoubtedly a major topic of conversation among the singer's ardent fans, it doesn't seem to be an overwhelmingly popular one on the Internet.

By Jen Chaney  | June 25, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Celebrities, Michael Jackson  
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Michael Jackson tribute preview: What to expect on the anniversary of his death

Friday, June 25th, the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, may as well be called International Michael Jackson Day. No matter where one turns tomorrow -- to the television, the Internet, down an unassuming block in their own neigborhood -- there is a good chance reminders of the Gloved One will await. What can you expect to see, besides the very predictable image of at least one person wearing that red leather "Beat It" jacket or a few zombies recreating the "Thriller" dance? Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. Here's a quick list of some of the more notable items on the MJ tribute agenda....

By Jen Chaney  | June 24, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Celebrities, Michael Jackson  
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La Toya Jackson and the Bubbles reunion

As Liz and I both made clear in our Michael Jackson post Tuesday, we feel a measure of sadness about the upcoming anniversary of the pop singer's death. And our hearts certainly go out to his family members as they revisit their undoubtedly still profound grief. But I'm sorry, this video -- the one you are about to see below, of La Toya Jackson reconnecting with Michael's former pet chimpanzee -- is just ridiculous. As part of an Animal Planet special that apparently aired Tuesday night -- "Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story" -- video footage was captured of La Toya Jackson reuniting with her late brother's dear chimpanzee pal, who now lives in a sanctuary in Florida. The clip is very emotional. In fact, I am quite sure I would have been moved if I had been able to stop laughing while I was watching it. I'm not...

By Jen Chaney  | June 23, 2010; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Celebrities, Michael Jackson  
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Parsing our feelings about Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson performs at Super Bowl XXVII in 1993. (AP) A year after his death, Jen and Liz consider how to feel -- as individuals, fans and celebrity observers -- about Michael Jackson. Liz's take A year later, with scads of tributes planned for this weekend's one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death and gushing praise already starting to clog up the Web, I'm finding myself still conflicted about Jackson's scandal-plagued (though that seems to have been pretty much forgotten) legacy. Last year, on the day Michael Jackson died, I wrote a piece asking if we could separate the man's art from the artist; meaning could we really let go of the controversy and eccentricity that dogged Wacko Jacko's private life and celebrate the King of Pop's almost magical impact on the music industry? We had an answer within days, if not hours. By the time a cavalcade of stars...

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly  | June 22, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Michael Jackson  | Tags:  Michael Jackson  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Jackson Kids: What Now?, Liz Kelly , July 9, 2009
Twittering the Michael Jackson Memorial, Liz Kelly , July 7, 2009
Jacko Overload?, Liz Kelly , June 30, 2009
Share Your Michael Jackson Memories, Liz Kelly , June 25, 2009
Coming to Terms with Michael Jackson at 50, Liz Kelly , December 22, 2008
 
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