The prosecution called their final witness this week
in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad
Murray for the death of
Prosecutors maintain Dr. Murray gave The King Of Pop
the fatal dose of propofol among many other medical
mistakes. The defense says Jackson administered the
extra dose to himself and that killed him.
Anesthesiologist Dr. Steven Shafer is an expert in
the field and testified on Dr. Murray’s methods and
the possibility of Jackson giving himself propofol.
Dr. Shafer says inadequate equipment, failure to
stay with the patient immediately after
administering the drug and inadequate record keeping
of Jackson's immediate medical history are
violations of the proper standard of care. Plus, Dr.
Shafer says the propofol bottle was pierced with a
spike and not a needle. Spikes are used to let
doctors infuse drugs through a line, which would
cast doubt on Dr. Murray’s claim that he only gave
Jackson a shot as opposed to a continuous supply.
The defense is scheduled to call for testimony
police, another medical expert and character
witnesses. Dr. Murray could face up to four years in
prison if convicted.
Friday, October 21st
is the day we get to see the twin babies of
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.
Son Moroccan and daughter Monroe will be introduced to the world
with Barbara Walters on 20/20. The babies were born in late April.
Carey tried to sell the first photos, but she wasn’t offered the
millions she hoped. This will be the first time we will see the
Arsenio Hall is returning to TV on the reality show
The show’s new season kicks off next spring.
Congratulations to Actress Viola Davis.
She and her husband, Actor Julian Temple, are the
proud parents of a baby boy that they adopted this
month. Davis, 46, has had an amazing year. She
starred in the summer blockbuster The Help and has
been surrounded by Oscar buzz once again.
Filming has just wrapped up on the Bishop T.D. Jakes
movie Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th
Blair Underwood is starring, and the movie hits
theatres next year.
Rapper DMX says no more drugs for him.
The rapper has been battling drug abuse for years. He says after his
bouts of drugs and jail time, no more cocaine for him. DMX recently
appeared on the BET Hip Hop Awards, and he appeared clean and
healthy. DMX says he wants to concentrate on his career and
repairing his family.
Steve Harvey has been given the green light for his new talk
Harvey's talk show will air on NBC stations, and Philadelphia has
been chosen as one of the markets. His talk show will be
relationship based and will have lots of humor. Harvey is also the
host of Family Feud which airs 12noon on NBC-10. His movie, based on
his bestselling book Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man, hits theatres
in April, and on Saturday, November 10th,
he’s in concert at The Liacouras Center.
Toni Braxton says she is no cougar.
She is shooting down reports that she is dating
Terrence J from the BET show 106 & Park. She’s 43,
and he’s 27. Braxton is currently separated from her
husband Keri Lewis from Mint Condition.
Congratulations to BeBe and CeCe Winans.
They just got a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Other gospel greats who have stars on the Hollywood
Walk include Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland and
CBS has made it official. Sheryl Underwood has been
added as a new co-host to the daytime show The Talk.
Underwood was bought in on a trial basis as the show
underwent a makeover letting go former Co-hosts
Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini. The beginning
was rough for Underwood, who was seen as too brass
and vulgar for the show. There were reports that
show boss Julie Chen wanted her off. After the Peete/Remini
dismissals, sources say Chen, who is married to CBS
Boss Les Moonves, didn’t want any backlash. So, she
is riding out the season with Underwood. Holly
Robinson Peete is staying within the CBS family. She
will be guest starring on future episodes of their
hit show Mike & Molly. Good Luck Holly!
Mrs. Robin Thicke a.k.a. Jumping The Broom Star Actress Paula Patton
has been named the new ambassador for Cover Girl Cosmetics.
Miami Basketball Wives Star Royce Reed has changed her mind.
She says she is now returning for a fourth season of Basketball
Wives. Reed, who has a baby by Basketball Star Dwight Howard, is
known as the one who stirs the pot on the show. Look for more of her
craziness with the new season.
George Lopez says he is returning to TV.
Two months ago, the TBS network dumped his Lopez Tonight late night
show due to poor ratings. Lopez says he will be returning in a
family comedy show, and he will be doing his third HBO comedy
special premiering next year.
Will Smith and wife Jada are the new minority owners of the 76ers.
The team was recently sold to a group of investors and The Smiths
are among them.
has a new DVD coming out.
A Madea Christmas:
The Play is coming out on DVD November 22nd.
Perry’s new TBS TV series Better Or For Worse debuts November 23rd.
The comedy stars Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White and is based on
Perry’s hit movie series
Why Did I Get
Kevin Hart’s Laugh At My Pain has already grossed
over $7 million at the box office.
The comedian’s movie/documentary only cost $750,000
to make. Hart is also joining the cast of the ABC
comedy Modern Family. Hart will be doing a guest
starring role as a doctor who is also “Phil’s”
Singer Keith Sweat is writing a book about
The book, Make It Last Forever, will talk about the
do’s and don’t of relationships. Sweat is teaming up
with Erotic Author Zane for the book, which is due
out next year.
Singer Roberta Flack is getting ready to release a
new music project after eight years.
The CD, featuring Beatles classics, comes out in
American Idol’s 11th
season kicks off Sunday, January 22nd
following the NFC Championship game.
Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Ryan
Seacrest are all returning. Judge Randy Jackson is
also gearing up for a new reality show on VH1. It’s
about how celebrities deal with their celebrity.
Chris Tucker’s financial problems may cause him to
lose some property.
The Rush Hour star may need help getting his
financial house in order.