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Conrad Murray has appealed his conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, more than a year after he filed an official notice saying he would do so.
Murray was sentenced to four years in prison -- the maximum punishment -- on Nov. 29, 2011. He is eligible for release in October after serving half his sentence. Murray had on Dec. 2011 filed a legal notice saying he intends to appeal the conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jackson. He submitted a formal appeal on Monday, April 22.
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Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter Paris Jackson may not follow in her late dad's footsteps and have a career in entertainment after all. She does, however, want to save lives.
The UK newspaper The Mail on Sunday's Event magazine recently reported that the teenager's ambition is to be a heart surgeon.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who was jailed for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, has been named a witness in an upcoming trial of concert promoter AEG Live, which the King of Pop's mother has sued for alleged involvement.
Katherine Jackson filed the lawsuit in 2010 and claims that the company pressured her son into rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts, despite his poor health, and allegedly hired Murray, who was paid $150,000 a month to be his personal doctor for the tour. AEG Live has denied any wrongdoing and had said Jackson was the one who had chosen the man to be his physician.
Prince Michael Jackson, the 16-year-old son of legendary performer Michael Jackson, has nabbed a big job as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
The young Jackson's first gig on the job was to interview "Oz the Great and Powerful" cast members James Franco and Zach Braff, as well as director Sam Raimi. Video from his interview can be seen below.
Joe Jackson, the 84-year-old father of late pop star Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, but says he will be fine.
The family patriarch told ABC News on Thursday, November 29 that he is was treated at a medical center in Las Vegas and is expected to go home on Friday. Joe has diabetes and had also survived a stroke in 1998.
Jermaine Jackson filed a petition in court on Tuesday, November 6, to change his last name from Jackson to Jacksun.
The 57-year-old singer, who gained fame as a member of The Jackson 5, filed paperwork in Los Angeles and stated the name change was for "artistic reasons," according to The Associated Press.
Paris Jackson opened up about her dreams for the future and wanting to make her own way in the entertainment industry in a new interview with Glamour magazine for the media outlet's October issue, which is available on September 11.
The 14-year-old also talked about which family member is supporting her dreams and what school life is like for her.
A Los Angeles judge has approved a request to make Michael Jackson's nephew TJ, former member of pop trio 3T, permanent co-guardian of the late singer's three children following weeks of family drama.
Jackson's kids, Paris, Prince and Blanket, found themselves in the middle of a dispute last month when their grandmother Katherine, who was named in the King of Pop's will as their guardian, flew to Arizona last month to visit family at a resort. Her nephew reported her missing and Paris ranted about her absence, which appeared to be unprecedented, on her Twitter page.
Janet Jackson released an official statement, claiming that her siblings' interest in Michael Jackson's will is not for financial gain.
"It is important to stress that Janet, Randy and Rebbie have questioned the validity of the will with no financial motive whatsoever - they stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid," read the statement, which was obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on August 3. "That point is worth repeating - they stand to gain nothing financially by a finding that the will is invalid."
Jermaine Jackson is ready to end the family feud.
The 57-year-old singer released a statement on his official Twitter page on August 1 in which he spoke about the family dispute over Michael Jackson's estate and his wish to extend an olive branch in hopes of bringing peace to the family.
Katherine Jackson has officially been reinstated by the courts as the guardian to Michael Jackson's three kids, Prince, 15, Paris, 14 and Blanket, 10.
Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled on the decision on Thursday, August 2, although Tito Joe "TJ" Jackson will remain a temporary co-guardian.
Diana Ross has broken her silence about Michael Jackson's family squabble over the custody of his three children - she is urging people to keep the matter private.
The late King of Pop's 2002 will had stated that his mother would be the guardian of his kids, Prince, Paris and Blanket and that if she were unable to assume the duty, his longtime friend Ross, 68, would act as a potential replacement.