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Michael Jackson News / Doctor convicted in Jackson death seeks release
« on: January 27, 2012, 06:50:32 PM »
Doctor convicted in Jackson death seeks release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death is asking a judge to release him from jail pending his appeal.

Dr. Conrad Murray said in a motion filed Friday that he should be released either on his own recognizance or on bail with electronic monitoring. He said he is not a danger to society.

Murray, who is serving a four-year sentence, said he would try to find employment to contribute to the support of his seven children.

His lawyer said Murray is being held in solitary confinement and is chained to a table when he meets with his lawyers. He said the sentence and confinement are extremely severe for a man with no prior criminal history and that Murray is extremely sorrowful about Jackson's death.

Can you imagine the unbelieving fans...he was CONVICTED !  How can he get out and be safe??

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Michael Jackson News / Register to bid today
« on: December 17, 2011, 04:05:25 PM »
There are two auction houses holding auctions on Michael's things.  Today is one at Julien's.  You can view the items and actually register to bid!!
Follow the link...lots of pics and pages.

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Elizabeth Taylor / Elizabeth Taylor's Jewelry Sells for $115 Million
« on: December 15, 2011, 05:15:30 PM »
Elizabeth Taylor's Jewelry Sells for $115 Million
By Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Winter Style – Wed, Dec 14, 2011 3:02 PM EST


This 33-carat Cartier diamond ring sold for $8.8 million.

"These have always brought me luck," Elizabeth Taylor famously boasted of her diamonds, in a fragrance commercial.

She wasn't kidding. Yesterday her jewelry collection broke records and toppled expectations when it sold at auction for an estimated $115 million.

While Taylor's cache added immense value, the astounding sale had a lot to do with the merchandise: big rare rocks of the sparkling nature.

Taylor was a life-long collector of unique gems. Many of the milestones of her life were marked by additions to her collection, now valued at well over $100 million.

    See Elizabeth Taylor's life in pictures

There was the diamond brooch passed down from the Duchess of Windsor.
And the diamond encrusted bracelet, a gift from her best friend in later life, Michael Jackson. On Tuesday that gift sold at Christie's auction house for almost $200,000 -- four times the price it was expected to command.

The two biggest sales in Taylor's collection were markers of another famous relationship. During her two (that's right two) marriages to Richard Burton, she amassed some of the rarest, most coveted jewels from around the world. The 33-carat Cartier diamond ring Burton designed for his bride sold on Tuesday for $8.8 million to a private buyer from Asia. That was a steal, compared to the $11.8 million dollar necklace, purchased by Burton for his love in 1969. It was estimated to sell for $2 or $3 million at Tuesday's auction, but bidders skidded right into the double digits for the charm. The ruby and diamond necklace, named La Peregrina, boasts a two-inch pearl that dates back to the 16th century. Burton had paid $37,000 for it at an auction. When Taylor lost it in her suite at a Las Vegas hotel she spent the night crawling around the floor in search of it. Burton found it the next day in her dog's mouth.

    The love stories behind Taylor's jewelry

It's fitting that one of Hollywood's greatest, most volatile and most over-the-top romances would live on in the form of highly-coveted gems. But there's another side to Taylor and her sparkling collection. In addition to being a hopelessly garish romantic, she was also a generous and powerful AIDS activist. A portion of the proceeds of Tuesday's auction go to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation, a non-profit organization the actress started in 1991 to support people living with the virus. For Taylor, diamonds offered more than just luck, they paved her legacy.

Janet Jackson / Janet and Nutrisystem
« on: December 15, 2011, 09:03:23 AM »
Janet's twitter...  I didn't know she was doing this or on GMA today, which I missed  :(

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Hey you guys, @Nutrisystem Success is part of my life. You don’t have to do it alone. #NSSUCCESS
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Our secret is out! @JanetJackson is the new face of #NSSUCCESS! She's talking about it on @GMA as we tweet!
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Jackson doctor seeks court-paid lawyer for appeal
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | AP – 54 mins ago

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, photo, Dr. Conrad Murray waits to leave the …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson asked a court Tuesday to appoint a publicly funded attorney to handle his appeal because he cannot afford to hire counsel.

Dr. Conrad Murray filed an amended notice of appeal stating he is indigent and unable to pay for an appellate lawyer to try to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

The 58-year-old cardiologist intends to argue his case before the California 2nd District Court of Appeal, based in Los Angeles.

Murray's filing states that a court-appointed attorney would decide how to frame the appeal after reviewing transcripts and rulings from the case.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that felony convicts have a constitutional right to assistance of counsel.

A jury convicted Murray last month in Jackson's June 2009 death. Murray is expected to serve roughly two years in jail, half of the four-year sentence that Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed down on Nov. 29.

Murray's had sought to present evidence to jurors about Jackson's finances, details of his deal for a series of comeback concerts, and information about other doctors treating the pop superstar. But the judge refused and stated the trial would be about Murray's care of the singer.

The Houston-based doctor had been giving Jackson nightly doses of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid. The drug is normally given in hospital settings with extensive monitoring equipment, but testimony showed Murray had only basic equipment and left Jackson's bedside on the morning of his death.

Pastor has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 23 to decide whether to order Murray to pay any restitution to Jackson's family or reimburse them for funeral expenses, which totaled more than $1.8 million.

Jackson's estate estimated the singer would have earned at least $100 million if he had performed his "This Is It" concerts planned for London's O2 arena.

Murray will lose his medical license. He remains in a single-man cell in the Men's Central Jail, which is the address he listed on his appeals filings.

FREE???  FREE????  That says a lot humm...   I guess his other attny's musta sucked up his docu cash!!

General Hoax Talk / Books/magazines about Michael are on here!
« on: December 04, 2011, 10:27:32 AM »
I just wanted you friends to remember that my friend has THE best place to go to read about Michael.
She's loaded TONS and TONS of media that has anything about Michael in it. 
I know she was approached my attny's for Katherine about removing her recent book,
but she has most of the rest.
She has save me so much cash by reading hers, so I sent her a donation.
Nothing compared to what I'd spent to have all this great stuff she's sharing for free.
Check it out!
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I've put up a desktop icon so I can just pop in to continue reading  ;)

Judge denies Jackson doc's bid for new testing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days before the scheduled sentencing of the doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death, a judge denied a request Monday to have an independent laboratory test the contents of a key vial of evidence.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said defense attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray could have sought the testing months ago or even during the doctor's six-week trial but chose not to.

Murray's attorneys wanted a lab to test a small amount of liquid found in a vial of the anesthetic propofol that authorities contend was used to help Jackson sleep on the day he died. Murray had been giving Jackson nightly doses of propofol to help the singer sleep as he prepared for a series of comeback concerts.

Defense lawyer J. Michael Flanagan argued the results would reveal the accuracy of a theory by a prosecution expert who testified that Murray left Jackson's bedside while the singer was on an IV drip of propofol and the painkiller lidocaine.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren contended there was no legal basis for the testing and said Murray received a fair trial.

Pastor examined the propofol vial, which was found in the closet of Jackson's bedroom, before issuing his ruling.

Flanagan said it didn't occur to him that the contents of the vial should be tested until after the conclusion of Murray's trial, which ended Nov. 7 with the conviction of the cardiologist on an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Flanagan said if prosecution expert Dr. Steven Shafer's theory is correct, the small amount of liquid that remained in the vial should contain lidocaine. In that case, "that's the ballgame" and would prove Murray did leave the singer alone on an IV drip, Flanagan said.

Flanagan also argued that Shafer didn't tell jurors that he believed Murray injected lidocaine into the propofol vial until Shafer was called as a rebuttal witness in the final moments of testimony.

Walgren said Shafer and other witnesses acknowledged that they didn't know exactly what happened in Jackson's bedroom before the singer's death on June 25, 2009. Shafer was one of several experts who told jurors that he could only theorize on events based on toxicology results, Murray's statements to police and evidence found at the scene.

"Whether there was lidocaine in that bottle or not is completely irrelevant," Walgren said.

Murray is set to be sentenced on Nov. 29.

Murray remains jailed and faces a possible sentence ranging from probation to up to four years.

___So now, I'm wondering, how can they even THINK they could introduce new "evidence" or tests after there is a verdict??????   Surely this means me it just don't make sense.

Other Odd Things / I 100% BELIEVE he's MURRAY
« on: November 16, 2011, 07:50:12 AM »
I'll have a lot of dispute here, but as soon as Frank began to speak...I heard MURRAY.
I watched him move..and MURRAY.

OMG!!!!!  Frank is on GMA
He holds his head like murray.
He pauses like murray.
It's almost like he's intentionally trying to make us notice it...OR
he's MURRAY!!!
HE'S even TALL!!
I think I found MURRAY!!

I just watched the Today show go inside Carolwood.
Everything was shiny and immaculate.  NOT like when Michael lived there.  They talked about much they were going to get for the thing of Michael's.  They showed a shower bench that Michael drew stick men on.  A message board in the kitchen Paris had a message to her daddy on. 
Things that were NOT right:
They said Michael had pianos all over the house, because he loved them!
But, they said he rented the house totally furnished.

They said everything inside the house is for sale that it is all Michael's.
But, they said he rented it all furnished, but it's worth more because he used it.

They said that Neverland HAS...HAS pianos all over inside it too!

Now, we did see Neverland is empty!  And we did see Michael's things moved OUT of Carolwood!! did they get that little statue on the kitchen countertop with Paris' message to her DAddy???

I noticed that the house was all cleaned..Michael's things moved out...(except that message from Paris and a candle in Prince's bedroom
that Prince carved his name into).

So...the house was furnished WITH pianos all over it?
Neverland HAS pianos all over it?
They intentionally left Paris message to Michael in the kitchen?
They intentionally left a message on the armoire in Michael's bedroom!  Gone was the post it on the
The broken trim in the master bath was repaired.

This house is like...look how Michael Lived.  Opulence!!  Extravagance, beauty...CLEAN.
NOTHING, like the house was when he lived there!!  Or like Neverland looked when he lived there.
None of the hording, the boxes lining the walls. 

To me it looked like another clean up of Michael's reputation...But, it left me with all those questions...

Other Odd Things / Just a weird funny moment at home
« on: October 18, 2011, 08:52:43 PM »
Don't we all have moments like these all day long??  Every day..we hear things and think MICHAEL!!  Well, this just happened to me:
I'm here on the forum...and my husb in channel surfing on tv.  I'm not paying any attention at all to the tv..but a commercial comes on..I can hear it, seems so long it catches my ear.  I glance up and say, that looks like a good movie.  He says, it's not a movie.  I say a good show?  He says it's not a show.  I say, well, what is it?  He says it's a game!...those are all characters in a game talking.  I go..hummm and go back to the laptop as the commercial ends.  Then I hear all those character saying "To Michael" chanting it over and over...(I guess it's the game player  :)  I said to my husband....Let me's a SONY game right???  He'd you know?  I said...WHAT were they chanting???....he said  "to Michael"....  I laughed...EXACTLY!!!!!   
Just one of those moments  :)
Thanks Sony

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Michael Jackson News / Judge expects full jury pool for Jackson case
« on: September 09, 2011, 01:30:31 PM »
Judge expects full jury pool for Jackson case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge presiding over the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor said Friday he expects to have enough prospective jurors to form a complete pool by the end of the day, meaning lawyers could prepare to begin the screening process to select a final panel.

Around 140 people reported for jury duty Friday, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said. There was some tittering when the judge asked whether anyone was unaware of the case against Dr. Conrad Murray, but no one raised a hand to indicate unfamiliarity with the proceedings.

Murray faces an involuntary manslaughter charge to which he has pleaded not guilty. Murray faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted in the case, which will focus on the Houston-based cardiologist's actions in the final hours of Jackson's life.

The session Friday was similar on one held a day earlier, after which 72 people were given a detailed questionnaire probing their knowledge and opinions of the case.

By late Friday afternoon, court officials will know whether they have enough prospective jurors to begin the next stage of the screening process. In-person questioning of jurors based on their written responses will begin on Sept. 23.

The judge is hoping to have 100 prospective jurors who have enough time to devote to the roughly five-week trial and don't have strong views on the case. That group will be whittled down to a jury of 12, with several alternates.

More than half of the 187 people who reported Thursday were dismissed because they could not devote the amount of time needed to hear the case, and all indicated they had some knowledge of the trial.

Pastor had reserved Monday to continue jury selection if a sizeable pool could not be found.


Michael Forever Tribute in Cardiff - October 8, 2011 / Beyonce Cancels
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:44:27 AM »
OK!  Magazine

Beyonce Cancels Appearance in Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
September 9th, 2011 7:10 am / Author: Vicki Salemi

The star-studded roster for the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales next month was shaken up after news broke that Beyonce will no longer perform via life satellite. She will, however make “a special contribution on video” according to the Ticketmaster website. Several Jacksons won’t be in attendance either due to the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.

A source confirmed the news to RadarOnline: ”Beyonce won’t be performing a song live via satellite for the tribute concert now.” The October 8 concert also won’t have Michael’s siblings Janet, Randy and Jermaine in attendance due to the doctor’s trial.

That said, Katherine Jackson indicated she will indeed attend the concert and Michael’s kids will attend it as well! Showing her support for the show, Michael’s sister LaToya will watch it in Wales, too.

Other performances on the schedule include Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Leona Lewis and Ne-Yo. Apparently that may not satisfy Michael Jackson fans who were annoyed promoters are offering two for one deal on tickets, especially to fans who already paid full price for their seat. The concert promoter didn’t immediately respond to RadarOnline’s request to comment on the story.

General Hoax Talk / 2011/08/12/most-iconic-vma-moments
« on: August 12, 2011, 06:21:51 PM »
Shall we vote??  I did!!

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Michael is ahead so far :)

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