CNN: Feds Zero in on Conrad Murray UPDATE #2

CNN’s Randy Kaye reported on Anderson 360 that sources say Conrad Murray is the only doctor they are currently focusing in on in the manslaughter investigation around Michael Jackson’s death.

This is despite many unverified reports that up to 20 doctors were allegedly being looked at.

There is speculation that a mysterious number of unnamed doctors were being probed. But either the police have ruled them out in the death of Jackson, or the cause of death had nothing to do with anything those doctors may or may not have given Jackson years or months ago.



Michael Jackson Makes History On Euro Charts

In a history-making week on Billboard’s European Top 100 Albums, Michael Jackson holds down a spectacular eight of the top ten titles. Meanwhile, “When Love Takes Over” (Positiva/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland starts a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles.

Jackson’s domination also represents a near-lockout of the pan-European top ten for Epic/Sony Music Entertainment, in which last year’s “King of Pop” compilation again comes out on top. It leads the way in no fewer than eight markets, holding at No. 1 in Germany and Austria, moving 77-1 in the Belgian region of Flanders, 6-1 in neighboring Wallony, 13-1 in Poland, 3-1 in Holland and 2-1 in Switzerland and Spain. It’s top five in five other territories.

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Jackson still king of album charts

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Michael Jackson has sold 2.3 million CDs since he died three weeks ago.

Grieving fans and those just wanting to hear his music again have snapped up his albums, including “Thriller” and “Number Ones” – his greatest-hits collection.

Last week, 1.1 million copies of his albums were sold, according to sales figures from Nielsen SoundScan.


Debbie Rowe’s Shocking Custody Emails

Rebecca White, a close friend of Debbie Rowe, is opening up exclusively to “Extra” about emails written by Rowe to White regarding the custody of Michael Jackson’s children, sent just days after Jackson’s death.

“I know she’s seeking custody of the children,” Rebecca reveals. “I think she wants the best for the children.”

In an email dated July 2, 2009, Rowe’s writing suggests that she appears to be conflicted about going after her biological children — Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11. “I’m not going after custody,” Debbie writes to Rebecca. “These kids are not mine. They were never mine. They were always Michael’s. I was Michael’s best friend.” mjkids01

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Michael Jackson was eulogized in words and music Tuesday by some of the most recognizable people in America.

But a brief, sob-tinged statement by the singer’s rarely seen 11-year-old daughter proved to be the most indelible moment to emerge from the widely televised memorial.

“Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you can ever imagine,” said Paris Katherine Jackson, choking out the words as members of Michael’s extended family gathered around her. “And I just want to say I love him so much.”

Paris was the last person to address the crowd at the Staples Center, and by that point, millions of viewers across the planet were surely gazing at their TV screens through a veil of tears.


Memorial UPDATE: 1.2+ Million Registrations, Half a billion Hits in 1st hour

As of 5:50PM EST, CNN is reporting that over 1.2 million people have registered to get tickets to the memorial for Michael Jackson which will be held on July 7 2009.

Yesterday, MSNBC reported 524,000 people so far have registered to be put into a drawing to get tickets to his memorial service. And that was the count at 5:30pm Friday. Only 17,000 people will be able to get free tickets, though.

Organizers say the site received half a billion (that’s billion with a ‘B’) hits in the first hour after the announcement.

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LA Times: Media Frenzy Cause of False Jackson Info

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The past week has been filled with breathless rumors and revelations from supposed intimates of Michael Jackson. Hyper-competitive news outlets are lapping up supposedly inside information from a motley cast of supporting characters, including Deepak Chopra, Lou Ferrigno and Al Sharpton, as well as many lesser lights.

A top publicist hired by the dead singer’s family has lashed back at the extensive and error-prone media coverage.

“People should be embarrassed when they print, blog or say things on the air that are proven to be entirely untrue or partially untrue,” said Ken Sunshine, a veteran PR consultant retained Wednesday by the Jackson family. “And there should be a shame in it.