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No bueno for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Petey Pablo[/lastfm]! Petey pleaded guilty on Monday after authorities found a stolen, loaded gun in his bag at the airport last year on September 11th! No word on when Petey will start his 35-month sentence!
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]‘s Murder Trial Begins
Real quick, here’s an update in Dr. Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial began in L.A. yesterday. Highlights include:
- Prosecutor David Walgren played a recording that Murray made of Jackson from May 10th, 2009 showing the singer “highly under the influences of unknown agents,” as he talked about his planned comeback concert. Prosecutors say the recording is evidence that Murray knew about Jackson’s health problems weeks before his death.
- On the recording, Jackson says, “We have to be phenomenal. When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, ‘I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. I’ve never seen nothing like this. Go. It’s amazing. He’s the greatest entertainer in the world.’”
- The prosecution also showed the jury a photo of Jackson dead on a gurney.
- In his opening statement, Walgren said Murray abandoned “all principles of medical care” in attending to Jackson.
- Walgren said Jackson trusted Murray as his physician. “That misplaced trust in Conrad Murray cost Michael Jackson his life.”
- Defense attorney Ed Chernoff said Jackson’s death was “tragic, but the evidence will not show that Dr. Murray did it.”
- Chernoff said scientific evidence will show that, on the morning Jackson died, he swallowed a sedative without his doctor’s knowledge, “enough to put six of you to sleep and he did this when Dr. Murray was not around.”
- Prosecutors called the singer’s friend and choreographer, Kenny Ortega, as the first witness. Ortega, who was helping Jackson prepare for the This Is It world tour, talked about the singer’s appearance a week before his death. “He appeared lost and a little incoherent. I did not feel he was well.”
- Paul Gongaware, who worked for Jackson’s concert promoter, AEG Live, was the second witness called.
If convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Murray faces four years in prison and the loss off his medical license.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rihanna[/lastfm] Kicked Out For Going Topless
Not everyone appreciates Rihanna traipsing around topless! While she was filming a video on a farm in Ireland. She decided to go topless, which the owner didn’t approve of! He went ballistic, saying “I thought it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop and they did. I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands. From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate. I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.” I bet [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Drake[/lastfm] would have been cool with it!
Do [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] And [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] Have A Sex Tape?
Speaking of Drake, there’s a rumor that his [lastfm link_type=""]Young Money[/lastfm] cohorts Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj have a sex tape! MediaTakeout is claiming that someone from New Orleans is asking $150,000 for the tape, which is three years old! Work out!
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jennifer Hudson[/lastfm] Expands His Shrinking Empire
Speaking of burning some calories! Jennifer Hudson, who has had an amazing transformation in recent months, is doing it BIG! She’s set to open a new branch of Weight Watchers in her hometown of Chicago.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] Has A New Role
Everyone’s favorite crackhead, Whitney Houston has officially signed on to star alongside [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jordin Sparks[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cee-Lo Green[/lastfm] and Derek Luke, in a remake of the 1976 movie Sparkle!
Dancing With The Stars Recap
If you missed it last night on Dancing with the Stars, George Clooney’s ex, model Elisabetta Canalis was eliminated!
On Your Tube
On your tube today, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Quincy Jones[/lastfm]‘s actress daughter, Rashida Jones is on Craig Ferguson and Anna Farris will be on Jimmy Fallon!