June 24, 2010

Former Jackson doctor denies drinking night before Michael died

Posted: 08:29 AM ET

(via EOnline)

Heard the one about Conrad Murray boozing it up at a strip club the night before Michael Jackson died?

Well, Murray has and he's not happy about it.

A rep for the not so good doctor shot down Joe Jackson's claim that he administered propofol while under the influence or otherwise engaged in any sort of behavior unbefitting a physician on the eve of Michael's death.

In fact, he went so far as to say allegations of such behavior were not only untrue on that occasion, but they would be untrue on any occasion, thanks to one very important but apparently ignored-by-Joe detail.

"Dr. Murray does not drink," Miranda Sevick, the spokeswoman for Murray's defense team told E! News. "It is complete and utter nonsense, just ridiculous."

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April 15, 2010

LKL Blog exclusive: Five questions for Michael J. Fox

Posted: 03:38 PM ET

Michael J. Fox is an award-winning actor, activist, and New York Times bestselling author.  He’s also a high school drop-out who’s earned a Ph.D. in real life.  Michael shares his hard-earned wisdom in the new book:  A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE:  TWISTS AND TURNS AND LESSONS LEARNED – which is perfectly timed for the graduation season. 

He talked about the book, his on-going battle with Parkinson’s, and other topics as he answered "5 Questions" for the LKL Blog.  

LKL Blog:  If readers could take away just one thing from your new book, what do you most hope that would be?

Michael J. Fox: Well, it’s that education is great but that if you think it’s going to be the blueprint for you life to follow for a desired or expected outcome, then you’re wrong.  Life is really what happens when stuff goes wrong.  And you find yourself able to rise to the occasion and learn from new opportunities that come out of losses.  It’s just – hang on and enjoy.

LKL Blog:  Besides your own, what’s your favorite book and what’s the appeal of it for you?

Fox:  Oh, boy.  There are so many books that I love.  I’m just going off the top of my head here, but probably “All of the Pretty Horses.”  Just because McCarthy is such a brilliant writer.  There’s a great line in there and I’m not going to get the quote right, but the young protagonist is talking to this woman in Mexico, this older kind of woman, and she said, ‘Whatever it is, you never get it.’  Whatever that prize is, you’re never going to get it.  It’s never going to happen because you’ll realize it’s not what you thought it would be. 

So it ties into something I learned at one point in my life and that I’ve really taken to heart, which is that your happiness grows in direct proportion to your acceptance and an inverse proportion to your expectations.  It’s really about acceptance. 

LKL Blog:  It’s been said that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  Do you agree or disagree with that and why?

Fox:  You know I quote in the book, I quote [retired basketball coach] John Wooden and he’s great, he says, ‘It’s what you learn after you already know everything that really matters.’  And that’s what it is.  I mean, a lot of knowledge is probably worse than a little knowledge because it’s all fluid.  I mean, no matter how much you know, expect to learn more and more.  And know that your truth may not be somebody else’s truth.  So you have to be willing to change the way you look at things and you can learn from other people’s knowledge and it may give you something new.

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