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Guilty: Conrad Murray convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death

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Jury finds Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death.

GUILTY: Per the AP, “ Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.

The verdict against Dr. Conrad Murray marked the latest chapter in one of pop culture's most shocking tragedies - the death of the King of Pop on the eve of the singer's heavily promoted comeback concerts. 

 Members of Jackson's family, including his sister LaToya, wept quietly after the verdict was read. 

La Toya Jackson told the AP she was overjoyed.  "Michael was looking over us," she said on her way out of the courthouse.

Murray sat stone-faced during the verdict and was handcuffed and taken into custody without bail until sentencing on Nov. 29. He appeared calm as officials led him out of the courtroom." http://apne.ws/twgCge 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: Link to immediate react, per the AP. http://apne.ws/tzgffw

MURRAY LOCKDOWN: Per TMZ, "Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Dr. Conrad Murray has been deemed a "keep away inmate" -- which means jail officials will be taking special precautions to keep him safe during his stint behind bars.

We're told Murray will be assigned a single cell for his own protection -- and he'll also be assigned an "escort" to keep an eye on the doc wherever he goes inside the jail ... including shower time. http://bit.ly/uZRpo8  

 IN AND OUT: Per the AP, “Lindsay Lohan was released from a Los Angeles County jail early Monday, less than five hours after she arrived at the suburban women's lockup to serve a 30-day sentence for violating probation.
The "Mean Girls" actress was booked into the Century Regional Detention facility in Lynwood at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, in what was expected to be a short stay because of jail overcrowding.” http://apne.ws/rRk9Iv

MEANWHILE: Per TMZ, “Lindsay Lohan is telling friends ... her 4.5 hour stint in the pokey was "scary" ... even though she was never placed with the general population.

We're told Lindsay was alone in her cell during her time in custody at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA.

Sources tell us Lindsay described the jail as "cold" -- saying it's one of the worst places she's ever been in her life.” http://bit.ly/vi9HeM

TEST ME: Per People, “Justin Bieber is set to take the next step – a DNA test – to prove he isn't the father of Mariah Yeater's baby.

Bieber, 17, has already vigorously denied the 20-year-old fan's claim that he got her pregnant, saying he never even met her. He will take the test once he returns to the U.S. from Europe next week, a source tells PEOPLE.
The pop superstar is also likely to sue Yeater and the people representing her to show there are consequences to making false accusations.

"It's disappointing that people would stoop so low, but somebody needs to stand up to them," says the source.” http://bit.ly/u2mG1p

YEAH, YEAH: Per Radar, “After a surprising weekend meeting with her estranged husband, a sullen Kim Kardashian was snapped arriving at LAX late Sunday, and RadarOnline.com has all the pictures for you.
Kim, wearing all-black except for her leopard skin scarf, sported a dour expression as she walked through the terminal while cameramen furiously snapped away.
As we previously reported, Kim -- who shocked the world in filing for divorce from her husband of 72 days a week ago -- met for two hours Sunday at Humphries' lakefront Minnesota home with Pastor Joel Johnson, who officiated the couple’s August wedding ceremony. The E! star was seen making several calls from the home's porch; Pastor Johnson declined to answer reporters questions about how the couple is doing.” http://bit.ly/sWUwgt

MEANWHILE: Per the Huffington Post, “With the world still buzzing over the news that Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage, "Saturday Night Live" chimed in with their satirical take on the failed nuptials. It's not very kind to the Kardashian clan, but at least one was able to find the humor in it.
"Ha! I just saw the SNL skit they did and I could not stop laughing.... LOL" Khloe Kardashian tweeted late Sunday night. Responding to fan who applauded her appreciation for the skit, Khloe wrote, "u have 2learn2 laugh at urself life is 2short." She then added, "Its SNL... They r supposed 2make fun Its not who we are&I know that." http://huff.to/vQPWws

FIGHT!: Per Us Weekly, “Brody Jenner and girlfriend Avril Lavigne had a bloody bad time at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel over the weekend.
Hills star (and stepbrother to Kim Kardashian) Brody, 28, and rocker girlfriend Lavigne, 27, both sustained bloody cuts and bruises -- with Brody getting stitches at a local hospital -- following an intense brawl inside the L.A. hotspot. (X17 first revealed shots of a bloodied Brody nursing his wound outside the club following the incident.)” http://bit.ly/rPcPzw

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. (HINT: Eclectic band that developed a cult-like following in College Park and Baltimore in the mid 70s but never really caught on elsewhere). http://bit.ly/s4SGZL

BUT ALSO: Here’s the backstory, per the Baltimore Sun. http://bit.ly/rzWStE

--Skip Wood

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