July 31, 2009
Posted: 05:16 PM ET
EXCLUSIVE! Living at Neverland with Michael
She lived at Neverland for about 2 months with Michael and Omer. Tonight, in an exclusive interview, Nisha Kataria talks about living with Michael Jackson, dancing with Omer Bhatti, and the inside scoop of life at Neverland. Plus...
Is the water safe? It wasn't for our guests tonight. They'll tell harrowing tales of shark attacks.
And we want to hear from you:
Are you afraid to swim in the ocean?
Filed under: Larry King Live
Posted: 04:04 PM ET
Joe Jackson says he is, but many, including Omer Bhatti himself, deny it's so. Tonight on LKL, Nisha Kataria, who lived a few months at Neverland, will tell her stories about Michael and Omer. In the meantime, some perspective from the man who interviewed Joe Jackson.
Filed under: Michael Jackson
Posted: 12:28 PM ET
Posted: 09:14 AM ET
Michael Jackson's personal chef Kai Chase says June 25 was shaping up as another typical day in the superstar's usually peaceful and orderly home until an urgent plea from Jackson's personal doctor sent panic sweeping through the household.
In an interview with CNN's Larry King that aired Thursday night, Chase described the chaotic events that fateful day and what life was life inside the Jackson family before the singer's shocking death.
Chase said she was downstairs preparing lunch for Jackson - being sure to wrap it in Saran wrap because the singer liked his meals served room-service style - when Dr. Conrad Murray called out for her. Murray is the central focus of a federal investigation into the singer's death, a law enforcement official told CNN on Wednesday.
Around noon or a little after, Chase said, "Dr. Murray comes down the stairs. There was a stairwell that leads into the kitchen. And he's screaming: Hurry! Go get Prince. Call security. Get Prince."
Chase said she quickly got Jackson's oldest son.
Posted: 07:09 AM ET
Search warrants filed Thursday in court in Clark County, Nevada, and carried out at properties of Michael Jackson's doctor imply that investigators looking into his death believe the singer was a drug addict.
he warrants, signed by District Judge Timothy Williams and given to CNN by Las Vegas affiliate KTNV, say "there is probable cause to believe" that searches would uncover evidence at the Las Vegas home and office of Dr. Conrad Murray of excessive prescribing, prescribing to an addict, excess treatment or prescribing, unprofessional conduct, prescribing to or treating an addict and manslaughter.
They cite "probable cause to believe" that the premises contained "records, shipping orders, distribution lists, use records relating to the purchase, transfer ordering, delivery and storage of propofol (Diprivan)."
A source told CNN on Monday that the Texas-based cardiologist allegedly gave Jackson the anesthetic propofol - commonly known by the brand name Diprivan - in the 24 hours before he died.
July 30, 2009
Posted: 07:26 PM ET
Justin Barrett's email in response to a newspaper article regarding the Gates / Crowley affair got him suspended from the Boston Police Department and the National Guard. The email contained language such as "banana-eating jungle monkey."
Justin Barrett will be a guest on Larry King Live tonight, along with his attorney Peter Marano, who wrote the statement below.
On behalf of Justin Barrett, I offer this apology, first to his fellow police officers and fellow national guardsmen, as well as to the citizens of Boston and the citizens of the United States.
Justin’s intent in authoring a response to Yvonne Abram’s column in the Boston Globe was not to inflame racial tensions, express prejudice or bigoted views, or inflict hurt and pain upon any member of society. Regrettably, these words are the lasting picture people will see of Justin Barrett.
Justin Barrett is a citizen, a husband, a father, a soldier, a police officer, and a human being. He has made a mistake - his poor choice in words is that mistake. His lack of thought into the possible outcome of using such words has caused this debate. Justin never intended for these words to bear such a racial connotation.
Justin regrets the poor choice of words. Justin offers his apology to all of the above and also, Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gates. Justin has learned from this episode the powerful force behind words, and although not intending to spew racial discord or hate speech, he offers his apology for the interpretation of what he wrote.
-Peter T. Marano, Esq.
Filed under: LKL Web Exclusive
Posted: 04:18 PM ET
On the right, Ann Coulter. On the left, Rev. Al Sharpton. Head to head.
As Larry likes to say, "this, folks, will not be boring."
Plus, EXCLUSIVE: Suspended Boston police officer Justin Barrett on the controversial memo he wrote about the Gates situation. What did he really mean by "banana-eating jungle monkey?"
And Michael Jackson's chef, Kai Chase. She was in the house the day Michael died, and will share her chilling account of that day with Larry. CLICK HERE to read her memories from that day.
And we want to hear from you before, during, and after the show:
Who do you think will win / is winning / won the faceoff between Ann and Al?
Filed under: Larry King Live
Posted: 10:28 AM ET
Michael Jackson's ex-wife and the mother of his two eldest children, Debbie Rowe, has agreed not to challenge the singer's mother for custody of the children, a Jackson family lawyer said in a CBS News interview.
Londell McMillan, who represents Katherine Jackson, said a tentative agreement was reached "for the best interests of the children."
"This is not a money deal," McMillan said. "This is not about money."
Debbie Rowe never publicly said if she would fight Jackson's 79-year-old mother for custody of her son and daughter - ages 11 and 12 - and a court hearing concerning custody was delayed several times this month while lawyers for each side talked. The youngest child, 7, was carried by a surrogate mother, whose name has never been released.
Katherine Jackson gained temporary guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children soon after his death last month.
Posted: 10:27 AM ET
Posted: 07:29 AM ET
Michael Jackson's cardiologist is the central focus of a federal investigation into the singer's death, a law enforcement official told CNN on Wednesday.
While authorities have subpoenaed the records of various doctors who have treated Jackson over the years, "Dr. [Conrad] Murray is the only one we're looking at," the federal law enforcement official said.
The disclosure was among several developments Wednesday in a story that continues to gather steam more than a month after the death of the pop icon on June 25.
• Jackson's personal chef, Kai Chase, recounted the day the singer died and how Jackson's children and his staff gathered in a circle to pray for him.
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