Michael Jackson’s Doctor Conrad Murray to be Released from Jail October 28

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Michael Jackson’s Doctor Conrad Murray to be Released from Jail October 28 (Photo credit: Biography)

Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, will be sprung from prison October 28, his lawyer said. He will have spent less than two years in prison for giving the King of Pop a lethal dose of anesthetic propofol. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter November 2011.

 

SMH: Jermaine Jackson Says Barack Obama Owes Presidency to Late Brother Michael Jackson

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SMH: Jermaine Jackson Says Barack Obama Owes Presidency to Late Brother Michael Jackson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jermaine Jackson is straight trippin’ in his latest interview with Telegraph, in which he claims President Obama is where he is now because of Michael Jackson. Um, really Jermaine? He cited Oprah Winfrey’s 1993 interview with Michael Jackson as catapulting her to fame and the “effect of reiterating Jackson’s black heritage” helped Obama win the election after she publicly endorsed him. Right. Michael Jackson helped Obama win the presidential election. Jermaine Jackson needs to lay off the hairspray and take care of his kids. Obviously Obama’s parenting skills haven’t rubbed off on him one bit. I am also laughing at the thought that Michael Jackson helped Oprah Winfrey become famous.

 Winfrey’s backing of Obama in the 2007 primaries is cited by some as the moment that secured his nomination as leader of the Democrats. “Michael invited her [to Neverland] and that was the moment that put her in 90 countries around the world and made her successful. What did she do with that success? She put it behind Obama.”

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Yesterday his brother added: “No one knew Michael like we did. He wasn’t weird or strange he was just different. And it is only since his death that people are finally beginning to truly understand him.” Source: Telegraph

Right, Jermaine, that’s exactly why you all should have known the people Michael Jackson surrounded himself with and the fact that he was using anesthesia to go to sleep. The bullsh*t from the Jackson family, namely Jermaine and Latoya Jackson just never cease to amaze me. Hey, Jermaine, are you caught up on your delinquent child support payments yet?

 SMH: Jermaine Jackson Says Barack Obama Owes Presidency to Late Brother Michael Jackson

MSNBC to Air Documentary “Michael Jackson and the Doctor” Four Days After Guilty Verdict

MSNBC to air “Michael Jackson and the Doctor” chronicling Conrad Murray’s relationship with the late pop star, just four days after a guilty verdict.

SHAMEFUL:  MSNBC will air “Michael Jackson and the Doctor” at 10 p.m. Friday EST, just four days after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer’s death. This is a disgrace to the late singer and his family. This is all about money. The program will chronicle the trial from the points of view of Conrad Murray and his defense team, essentially giving “an exclusive look into the past two years of Murray’s life.” Yuk.

Murray will reveal personal details of his relationship with Jackson, his role within the singer’s family life, the intense pressures that Jackson felt leading up to his tour and what happened the day Jackson died.

The doc, directed by Tom Roberts, is from October Films, which spent two years with Murray and his defense team. It also will take viewers behind the closed-door meetings with Murray’s attorneys.

Michael Jackson and the Doctor“ is an October Films and What’s It All About? Productions co-production in association with MSNBC.

Zodiak Rights controls worldwide distribution rights to the documentary and has already secured pre-sales with broadcasters around the world, including Channel 4 in the U.K. and Nine Network in Australia. Source

I know Conrad Murray will need money for his legal bills, but this is a bit much and MSNBC is just in it for ratings and money. This won’t be a ratings bonzana as they believe. There are a lot of people who abhor Conrad Murray and the fact that he enabled a known drug addict to the point of death. Murray, who was remanded to custody without bail, will be sentenced on November 29 at 8:30 a.m. PST. If the prosecutors have their way, he will not be spending a brief incarceration in a county jail, but in a state penitentiary.

 MSNBC to Air Documentary Michael Jackson and the Doctor Four Days After Guilty Verdict

Conrad Murray Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of Michael Jackson

Conrad Murray Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of Michael Jackson.

Dr. Conrad Murray found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. The judge socked it to him by remanding him into custody until sentencing. While I believe that Michael Jackson played a role in his own demise, the doctor was the professional who should have stood up to his wishes for propofol and said no. Instead, he let money and prestige cloud his judgment. He will no longer be able to practice medicine in any state.

 

Prosecutors Display Photo of a Deceased Michael Jackson on Gurney During Opening Statements

I know “shock and awe” often works well for prosecutors trying murder cases, but dang, did they have to show the jury a photo of a deceased Michael Jackson lying on a gurney during their opening arguments in the manslaughter case against Dr. Conrad Murray? I have never heard of anyone using anesthesia as a cure for insomnia. If you ask me, Michael Jackson was asking for trouble when he embarked down the dangerous road of using such powerful drugs to get some sleep. The doctors who introduced and injected him with these drugs all deserve to be behind bars. Still, he shares some blame in his death.

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Prosecutors show photo of deceased Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Skit Aired on Australian Television During Talent Show Sparks Racism Calls From Many Including Show Judge Harry Connick Jr.

An Australian talent show skit based around the late Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 has sparked outrage after guest star, U.S. crooner Harry Connick Jr., called for an apology and viewers accused the program of racism. The comedy troupe, who called themselves the “Jackson Jive,” painted their faces black and wore black afro wigs in the skit that was aired on television yesterday evening. Connick, a talent judge, was angered by this display of blatant racism and said “If I knew that was going to be part of the show I definitely wouldn’t have done it.” He called for a halt to the skit and awarded the six performers with a zero rating.

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The wannabe performers of this distaste skit are: Suresh De Silva, David Jefferson, Joseph Macdessi, Mark Sader, Harry Koumoukelis and Anand Deva, as Michael Jackson, during auditions at the Kirribilli Club in Sydney for Red Faces.

Daryl Somers, the show’s host, reportedly apologized to Connick on air for the so-called “blackface” routine during a special reunion program watched by 2.3 million people, acknowledging producers had been briefed on the skit, based on a similar one performed 20 years previously. The skit was heavily criticized on Twitter. Viewers criticized the skit on Twitter, with one calling the show “embarrassing and distasteful” and questioning whether “Is it racist for white folks to paint their faces black?”

To view pictures from the skit, CLICK HERE.

Photo credit: Black Face Jackson Jive skit, Courier Mail

 Michael Jackson Skit Aired on Australian Television During Talent Show Sparks Racism Calls From Many Including Show Judge Harry Connick Jr.

Oprah Winfrey Gets Approval from City of Chicago to Close Magnificent Mile for Taping, Mayor Daley Comes Under Fire

Oprah Winfrey has shown how far her influence reaches in Chicago. Some folks are up in arms over the Mayor Richard Daley and the city of Chicago have agreed to allow the talk-show queen to shut down a significant stretch of the Magnificent Mile next week for the kickoff of her 24th season. According to the Chicago Sun Times, plans call for Michigan Avenue to be closed to vehicular traffic from Wacker Drive to Ohio Street for more than two days — from 12:01 a.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. The hourlong show will be taped at 5 p.m. Tuesday at a temporary stage to be built near the Michigan Avenue Bridge. The taping is free and open to the public.

Some shoppers and businesses only the Mag Mile are upset that Ms. Winfrey was allowed to close off the famous strip for so long. I find it hard to believe that this won’t be good for the city. Oprah Winfrey has more than star power. For example, there is a Gap clothing store nearby. I am sure that they will get some more business from all those people coming to the taping. The only problem I expect would be for drivers and public transit riders. The Chicago Transit Authority is telling commuters to use alternative routes.

Mayor Daley said any inconvenience is worth it and that motorists and commuters will understand. He said Winfrey’s taping great publicity for the city and an event that will create jobs. At least this isn’t a free meal as in the case of the Michael Jackson memorial service. The show will reimburse Chicago for any costs incurred. Well, almost everything — sanitation isn’t included. Of course, you can’t please everyone. There are many who have taken offense to what Ms. Winfrey is doing, for all the wrong reasons.

Prince Michael Malahi Jet Jackson, 24, Claims to be Long Lost Love Child of the Late Michael Jackson

Brace yourselves. Another Michael Jackson love child has surfaced. Prince Michael Malahi Jet Jackson, 24, has come forward this week claiming to to be a long lost love child of Michael Jackson ahd his attorney, LaRue Grim claims he isn’t motivated by money. You will recall there was a lot of news swirling around the paternity of Omer Bhatti recently.

“Malachi has been told his entire life that he is Michael Jackson’s son. His primary goal is to have closure on whether or not Michael was his father, and he wants a DNA test to prove it. Prince Michael Malachi Jet Jackson, who goes by Malachi, turns 25 in September, and is currently enrolled in “a special needs college at an undisclosed location.”

Grim says Malachi’s mother, Zerline Lavette Dixon, had trouble with drugs so Malachi’s grandmother raised him. But, you know who his long-lost dad is. “Malachi looks exactly like Michael Jackson,” Grim added. Really, which version of Michael Jackson does he resemble?”I’m seeking a DNA test and I’m very concerned that it be reliable and that no one slips in DNA from a stranger. Malachi never met Michael … from what I understand Michael Jackson was very private about his personal life.” The attorney was asked about the alleged relationshipbetween Zerline and Michael, and the response was: “I don’t know about that now. I’m gathering that information.”

According to Grim, back in the 1980s Zerline was a fashion designer and had a fashion line under the company name of Michael Jackson.”Michael seemed to be a very smart businessman. I don’t think he would have let anybody run a company with his name on it without his approval.” Funny, isn’t Michael Jackson the same person who, according to Mark Lester, asked him to donate sperm because of his own idiosyncrasies? This is nothing but hogwash.

"Lethal Levels" of Anesthetic Propofol Killed Singer Michael Jackson, Death Ruled a Homicide by LA Coroner

It is a sad commentary that Michael Jackson led such a tormented life. The fallout from his death continues. According to a search warrant obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the late singer had lethal levels of Propofol in his system when he died. The report states that Dr. Conrad Murray told cops he had been treating Jackson for six weeks for insomnia and giving him 50 milligrams of Propofol every night through an IV. He also told the cops that he feared Jackson was getting addicted so he reduced the dosage to 25 mg and reportedly mixed it with two other sedatives — lorazepam and midazolam. On June 23, two days before Jackson’s death, he reportedly administered those two medications and withheld the propofol. Michael Jackson was murdered and those doctors who fed him such dangerous drugs should be brought to justice and their medical licenses should be revoked immediately.

On the morning Jackson died, Murray tried to induce sleep without using propofol, according to the affidavit. He said he gave Jackson valium at 1:30 a.m. When that didn’t work, he said, he injected lorazepam intravenously at 2 a.m. At 3 a.m., when Jackson was still awake, Murray administered midazolam. Over the next few hours, Murray said he gave Jackson various drugs. Then at 10:40 a.m., Murray administered 25 milligrams of propofol after Jackson repeatedly demanded the drug, according to the court records.

Although Murray acknowledged to police that he administered propofol, authorities said they could find no evidence that he had purchased, ordered or obtained the medication under his medical license or Drug Enforcement Administration tracking number. However, police detectives saw about eight bottles of propofol in the house along with other vials and pills that had been prescribed to Jackson by Dr. Murray, Dr. Arnold Klein and Dr. Allan Metzger.

Other drugs that were confiscated in the search included valium, tamsulosin, lorazepam, temazepam, clonazepam, trazodone and tizanidine. They also found propofol in Murray’s medical bag. Murray told detectives that he was not the first doctor to administer the powerful anesthetic to Jackson.

Murray said he noticed injection marks on Jackson’s hands and feet. When he asked Jackson about them, the pop star told him he had been given a “cocktail” to help him. In addition to Murray, authorities subpoenaed medical records from Dr. Arnold Klein, Dr. Allan Metzger and Dr. David Adams, the affidavit states. They also asked for medical records from Dr. David Slavitt, who conducted the independent medical examination of Jackson for Anschuntz Entertainment Group, Dr. Randy Rosen and nurse practitioner Cherilyn Lee. They also subpoenaed records from Dr. Mark Tadrissi, who stored medical records with Adams.

Jackson’s doctor told authorities he left Jackson’s bedside for no more than two minutes before returning to find the pop star not breathing. Jackson reportedly fell asleep at 10:40 a.m. Source: LA Times

This is, indeed, a very sad end to a life that had an impact on so many people across this world. I don’t want to blame his family for his downfall, but I have to wonder if they couldn’t have done more to help Michael Jackson, rather than use him as their meal ticket. It is equally amazing that Dr. Arnold Klein said on the Larry King Show that he repeatedly told Michael Jackson that propofol was a dangerous drug, but it seems that there is some evidence that he clearly knew more than he professed. Dr. Murray had no business administering such dangerous drugs when he clearly did not possess the expertise to do so.