Dr. Conrad Murray is a free man today after serving 2 years for causing Michael Jackson's death. Murray's four-year sentence for the involuntary manslaughter conviction translated into just two years in jail because of California prison rules that give an additional day credit for each day served. A jury concluded after a two-month trial in 2011 that Murray's negligence led to Jackson's death from an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol. He served his time in the local jail because of overcrowding in state.
Legendary musician Lou Reed passed away yesterday morning in Southampton of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant. He was 71. Reed is best known for his work as guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground, and his solo career. Born in Brooklyn, Reed spent most of his childhood in Long Island. Reed identified as bisexual and received electroshock therapy as a teenager.
Chris Brown was arrested on a felony assault charge in Washigton D.C. yesterday after a scuffle outside the W Hotel. Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, got into a "physical altercation" with a third man around 4:30 am. Hollosy was also arrested on a felony assault charge. Sources say the victim never threw a punch and told TMZ he and a friend were hanging out at the W when they saw 2 women about to take a picture with Brown. The victim says he's not a Chris Brown fan -- says he and his buddy photo bombed the 2 women and Chris went nuts, punching him in the face and broke his nose. He went to the hospital and says he may need surgery. Brown and Hollosy are expected to remain in jail until a Monday court date. Brown is still on probation for his assault on former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Marcia Wallace, whose four-decade television career included playing the secretary on "The Bob Newhart Show" and Bart's fourth-grade teacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," passed away Saturday. Wallace was 70. In recent years, Wallace also advocated for awareness of breast cancer, a disease she battled herself. Her 2004 book, "Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way," in part chronicled her fight with breast cancer.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are expecting their first child together. The two first met on the season finale of Saturday Night Live in 2011 and began dating six months later. They got engaged in January. Earlier this year, Wilde said she was excited to start a family with Sudeikis in the future. “He’s so good with kids,” she told Marie Claire. “I’m open-minded about how many, but three is like a little party.”
When Robin Thicke was asked how he and Paula Patton keep things spicy after more than two decades together, Thicke says that's not a problem. He tells Elle magazine for its November issue "The spice is not our problem. We're over spiced. We could probably take a few spices off the shelf." He also reveals one way he and Patton keep things steamy behind closed doors – by playing his own music – and a little role-playing. Robin says "In fact, she likes to do it more than ever now. Sometimes she'll even play groupie for me."
Bruce Jenner will walk Kim Kardashian down the aisle at a lavish wedding. Kim considers Bruce to be her dad, and she always planned on having him give her away just like he did when she married Kris Humphries. Kim and Kanye plan to tie the knot soon.
Christina Ricci and James Heerdegen tied the knot at the Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall Saturday on the Upper East Side in NYC. Family and friends enjoyed a cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, dancing and a candy table with bags for the guests to fill.
At the movies this weekend, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa pulled in $32 million bucks. Gravity slipped to 2nd but still made $20.3 million. Captain Phillips snagged 3rd while The Counselor took 4th. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 rounds out the Top 5.