You’ve gotta love living in a country where a physician can be indicted for murder (which he was pretty much guilty of – or at the very least, SERIOUS malpractice) and still practice medicine. I mean, really? Conrad Murray – who, if the name doesn’t ring a bell, gave Michael Jackson the shitload of drugs that eventually killed him – is back in business, and I’ve lost all faith in the medical field.
Conrad Murray now has a chance to improve his success record in treating patients … because he’s back in business.
TMZ has learned the patients this time around will be children with heart problems. Murray has taken a gig with the Trinidad Ministry of Health, where he’ll be consulting with local heart surgeons.
Murray won’t get rich off the new job — he’s volunteering his services, but it’s definitely a foot in the door. His medical license has been revoked in Texas and suspended in California and Nevada.
The government wants Murray to use his U.S. contacts to help hook up the sick kids.
Uhhh… no. I just don’t even have words for this. We’re trusting him with CHILDREN now? CHILDREN WITH HEART PROBLEMS? In what universe is this a good idea?
Waiting for the first fatality under his care, because you know it’s coming. :(
March 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
When you’re famous, people constantly crawl out of the woodworks trying to get a piece of the pie. People you haven’t spoken to since middle school (and chances are, they bullied you back then) will seriously hit you up in your 30s talking about, “Hey, remember me, man? School was rad!” (or something). I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but the point I’m trying to make here is that this kind of bullshit is even MORE common when the celebrity in question is dead, because then, not many people can refute it.
Apparently there’s been claims that Michael Jackson is 99.99% certain to be the father of some 31-year-old musician named Brandon Howard. Brandon has worked with everyone from Ne-Yo to Chris Brown, so looks like musicality runs in the family! It’s said that a DNA test proves this paternity thing, but the problem with that is that the testing facility, which is said to be based in Ireland, doesn’t actually exist, and the graphic used on the testing paper is straight outta one of the Terminator films.
Here’s a shocker — the DNA test results that allegedly prove 31-year-old Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson’s son are BOGUS … in fact, so bogus … the logo from the so-called DNA testing lab was ripped from “Terminator Salvation.”
As we reported, FilmOn.com’s Alki David put on a spectacle Thursday — claiming he had DNA results proving singer B Howard was the biological son of the King of Pop. He then produced the results showing a “99.99999%” probability that MJ was Brandon’s dad.
TMZ obtained a photo of the DNA doc — allegedly from a testing facility in Ireland called “DNA Lab.” We searched high and low but could find no such generic DNA lab in Ireland.
Skeptical, we investigated — a simple Google image search of “DNA results” turns up a bunch of sample docs with the same exact easily-stealable format as the one we got.
But the coup de grace — we then Google image searched “DNA logo” and the first result … literally … was the same DNA pic used in the “DNA Lab” logo.
Oh, dear. And here’s the testing results in question:
SMH at people. What’s wrong with everybody? Also, this guy – who seemed to have a pretty decent career before all this – has basically erased any credibility he had. Everyone’s going to remember him as the dude who tried to swindle the Michael Jackson estate now, NOT as a legit artist. What was the point of it all?
March 7, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Conrad Murray went to prison for killing Michael Jackson (a manslaughter charge) but he’s insisting he didn’t kill him; that Jackson did it himself, because he was drug addict. He’s got an especially detailed defense. Here’s what he told Daily Mail, via Extra:
I did not kill Michael Jackson. He was a drug addict. Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson… I never gave Michael anything that would kill him.
You want to know how close we were? I held his penis every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night. Michael trusted no one. The bed chamber smelled because he did not even let maids in there to clean it. There were clothes strewn everywhere.
I tried to protect him but instead I was brought down with him.
Dude, don’t even. Yeah, MJ was a grown man, but you were his doctor and he was your patient, and good doctors don’t usually let their patients die. Maybe you didn’t personally give them to him, but he should not have been left alone with drugs that you knew were possibly lethal if left with someone who isn’t a doctor. Also, you should have immediately called 9/11 instead of his bodyguards and then his damn children. I blame Conrad Murray 100%. I know he didn’t do it on purpose, but he did it.
Regardless, he’s out of prison now.
November 25, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Michael Jackson‘s family has been through years of crap. Mother Katherine Jackson just wants to know what happened to her son and who to hold accountable. Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, went to prison for manslaughter, but there was still the matter of who was responsible for Murray. The Jacksons sued AEG Live, the people behind Jackson’s big comeback tour that never happened. And today, the jury ruled against them. The Jackson family lost. From TMZ:
The Jackson family just LOST their bid to hold AEG Live accountable for Michael Jackson’s death.
The jury ruled AEG Live did hire Conrad Murray. That’s huge. The jury then ruled Conrad Murray was NOT unfit or incompetent to treat MJ. Katherine and the kids lose.
So here’s the thing. The question that ruined Katherine’s case was whether Murray was competent to handle Jackson when he was hired, and the jury said he was. Ironically, a jury in the criminal case ruled Murray then went off the rails and did things that ultimately killed MJ. But because he was competent at the outset — the Jackson family lost.
The jury foreman just explained the logic behind the verdict. They felt Murray was competent to do the job for which he was hired — to be a good general practitioner. Jurors felt Murray had gone to a good school and was qualified. The juror added, “That doesn’t mean we felt he was ethical. Had that question been in there, it could have been a different outcome.
Sounds like this was based on semantics, really.
October 3, 2013 at 7:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Michael Jackson‘s diary is being used as evidence in court, evidence of Jackson wanting to continue a career and a desire to earn money. And what do these particular diary secrets reveal? Michael Jackson wanted to be some sort of film superstar. From Huffington Post:
According to the New York Post, the “Thriller” singer unveiled his deepest desire in his secret diary, writing: “If I don’t concentrate (on) film, no immortalization.” The King of Pop wanted to emulate his entertainment heroes, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, and be “in the likes of Chaplin Michelangelo Disney. These men Demanded Perfection Innovation always. [sic]“
Huh. Weird how there was nothing in there about wanting to do a song with Timbaland after death.
And yes, Michael Jackson’s manslaughter trial seemingly has no end. They should Captain E.O. this shit for prosperity.
September 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Michael Jackson has been dead for a few years now, but that won’t stop money hungry companies from trying to make money off him. In fact, he’s coming out with a new album, according to Timbaland! In a YouTube video, Timbaland revealed that he was using Jackson’s vocals on a new track called ‘Chicago’ and described the song as “two kings working together”. He later set the video to private, of course (LOL). Newsflash to Timbaland: You make good beats, but you are far from Michael Jackson’s level, let’s get that straight.
Here’s more from Idolator:
Timbaland unveiled a new Michael Jackson project in a cryptic YouTube video this afternoon (August 27). The 39 second video appears to be a heavily edited preview of a longer interview but it’s possible to glean some interesting information. For starters, the super-producer not-so-humbly describes the endeavor as “two kings working together”.
He also reveals that the first single will be a song called “Chicago”. It’s unclear if he’s referring to a completely new track or an old demo but it’s exciting to know that new music from MJ is on the horizon. In the clip, Timbaland says “we spoke on the phone” — perhaps a reference to a planned collab while Michael was still alive? Watch up top.
Huh. I guess Michael Jackson fans would be interested in hearing new stuff from their idol, but if it’s a Timbaland remix, it hardly counts as unreleased material. Poor Michael is probably rolling in his grave. Between this and Bieber wanting to buy his Neverland ranch, he can’t get any peace even in the afterlife.