Posted in E!, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Funerals/Memorials, Just In, King of Pop, La Toya Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Staples Center

Just In: Michael Jackson’s Private Funeral

Some of Michael Jackson‘s family members apparently wanted to say their goodbyes under the moonlight.

Less than 12 hours before tomorrow’s funeral service and blow-out memorial at Staples Center, a number of family members made the trip Monday night to Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills, possibly for a private viewing of the entertainer’s body.

KCAL-TV footage showed a hearse driving in and backing up toward a building on the grounds.

A massive law-enforcement contingent started sealing off the area late this afternoon, but E! News caught glimpses of brother Randy Jackson and sister La Toya arriving.

In addition to the large LAPD presence, there was a security team checking in vehicles. The head of the team tells us that everyone involved signed a confidentiality agreement.

Jackson family friend Majestik Magnificence tells E! News that what is taking place at the cemetery is not a funeral service, and that he’s expected at the family’s Encino home Tuesday at 6 a.m. to join the caravan to Forest Lawn.

A rep for the Jacksons has yet to comment.

Source: E!

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“Your thoughts? Should they have made Michael Jackson’s memorial private or public and take him to the Staples Center for the world to see?”

Posted in A.J. Hammer, ABC, Anderson Cooper, Charles Gibson, Chris Jansing, CNN, Don Lemon, E!, FOX, Fox News, Funerals/Memorials, Headline News, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Just In, Katie Couric, King of Pop, Larry King, Michael Jackson, MSNBC, NBC, Robin Meade, Staples Center

Just In: Michael Jackson Memorial A Special Event on TV!

Television networks planning Jackson coverage…

NBC executives changed their minds Sunday and decided to join other networks that will televise Michael Jackson‘s memorial service live this week.

NBC joins ABC, CNN, MSNBC and E! Entertainment in offering the ceremony live. It’s set for 10 a.m. PDT (1700 GMT) Tuesday at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

NBC had initially planned only a one-hour prime-time special on Tuesday night, but said Sunday it would also cover the event live. It was not immediately clear who would anchor.

Charles Gibson will anchor coverage for ABC, which is setting aside its typical daytime programming.

CBS anchor Katie Couric will be at the Staples Center, although the network had not yet said whether it was offering live coverage of the memorial.

CNN has seen its ratings soar with the Jackson story, and it will show the memorial on the main network and HLN (formerly Headline News). CNN International will air the ceremony to the rest of the world. Anderson Cooper, Larry King and Don Lemon are the anchors for CNN coverage. Robin Meade, A.J. Hammer and Jane Velez-Mitchell will anchor at HLN. CNN en Espanol also will cover it.

Chris Jansing will anchor live coverage of the memorial on MSNBC. Fox News Channel hadn’t announced its plans.

E! Entertainment will cover the ceremony on its television network and its Web site.

Source: Yahoo! News

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Who Rocked It Better?: Keyshia Cole or Terricka

Keyshia Cole was spotted at the premiere party for E!’s new show “Candy Girls”.  She’s pictured here wearing the same dress as Candy Girl’s cast member Terricka.

So tell us, who rocked it better?
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Click on, “Who Rocked It Better?” to vote.

Posted in Adrienne Bailon, Bruce Jenner, E!, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Reggie Bush, Rob Kardashian, Tune In

Tune In: Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Kardashians: Which Sister Wants a Baby?

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Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian say they rented a chimpanzee for a week on the third season of Keeping up with the Kardashians (debuting this Sunday) because mom Kris has babies on the brain. But when asked about it, it’s really Kim who wouldn’t mind giving Octomom a run for her money. “I wouldn’t mind a baby now,” Kim told us this morning. “But I’d want like five.” (Does her boyfriend, Reggie Bush, know about this?)

If their experience with a chimp named Suzy is any indication, the gals might not quite be ready for motherhood. “The chimp was torture,” admits Kim. “That was so much work. It was way more than what we bargained for. We changed diapers, had to feed it, do everything. But we made my mom do most of the diaper changing.” Adds Khloe, “Mom’s been begging for babies lately. She’s really desperate, so we got a chimp to show her what it would be like. You’ll see it on the show.”

What else goes down in season three of E!’s hit series? Here’s what the girls are dishing about in an interview with E!…

Is the drama, the screaming, the fighting and the whining back and better than ever on season three?
Khloe:
Oh yeah. You’re gonna have it this season, honey. This season is crazy from the first episode to the last episode. It’s so different, too. You really have to watch every episode to know what’s going on because something major happens in every episode. I go to jail. I have a PETA campaign. Reggie is more prominent on the show, so we see more of Kim and Reggie’s relationship.
Kim:
Reggie’s usually shyer, but he’s coming around. He’s really reserved and quiet, but he’s opened up a lot.

Are we hearing wedding bells for you and Reggie this season?
Kim:
You definitely won’t see that on the show this season. Would I do a televised wedding? I don’t know. I don’t think my boyfriend would.
Khloe:
If they pay her a couple mil.

You’ve watched the episodes back. What is your biggest cringe moment?
Khloe:
I cussed my mom out in one episode. I can’t believe some of the things I say sometimes. It’s so rude. It’s so weird that I would tell my mom to “suck my balls.”
Kim:
My cringe moments are more catty than that, like when I hate my hair at an interview or something like that.

Kourtney, in the promos for the show we hear you screaming, “I’ll never forgive you” and “I’ll never forget.” What was that all about?
Kourtney:
I said that to my mom. There was drama over my first magazine shoot for 944 magazine. I can’t say more than that. You’ll have to watch.
Kim:
There’s a lot of drama around my new perfume, too. I have my own perfume coming out. We are still coming up with a name. It’s a huge issue in this show of the name that I want to use. I mean, it’s the major issue in the show.

What’s the most shocking thing we’ll see on season three?
Kim: Someone in the family gets some major plastic surgery, and we show it all on camera. I’m being serious. We do. We can’t say who, but it’s not another butt implant. [Laughs.]

Is it your mom or Bruce Jenner?
Kourtney:
Can’t say.

How is poor Bruce Jenner doing? He always seems stressed out.
Khloe:
He is. He’s same ol’ Bruce this season. He’s learning how to keep cotton in his ears so he never has to listen to us. Poor Brucey. He’s amazing. But you might see him break down a little and see him have some bitch fits.

What else do we get to see you ladies do this season?
Kourtney:
I do a spread for Maxim.
Khloe:
More like, she spread for Maxim.
Kourtney:
I think it’s fashionable but sexy. I’m wearing a motorcycle jacket and little booty shorts or skinny jeans and a top.
Khloe:
But definitely still Maxim. We also still have the stores, which have been there before the show and will be there after the show. It’s our foundation. It’s our prime focus. And, for me, I go to New York this season and have my own fashion show there and focus on the Dash brand, trying to expand that and cover every angle with that.
Kim:
You see me perform with the Pussycat Dolls. We’re so known as a trio, but this season you see more of our individual selves coming out, which causes some sibling rivalry, of course, and a little jealousy. There are feuds going on for sure.
Khloe:
This season I have a boyfriend who I break up with. And you see a lot of our brother Rob and [Cheetah Girls singer] Adrienne Bailon together. Kimberly is in la-la-love-land. You know, I hear there is a Kardashian curse going around. It’s not easy dating us because if you date one of us, you date us all, which has to be scary for some guys. But it’s fun for us. You get to see my sister’s interrogating and fighting with my ex-boyfriend, which is really funny.

What’s next for the Kardashian trio?
Kim:
I ultimately think fashion is where we all want to end up. And I just think that there is so much that we have going on, but at the end of the day, this is all fun for us right now, but I want to eventually settle down and have a family.

Tune in tonight and watch, “Keeping up with the Kardashians” @ 10:00pm followed by “Candy Girls” @ 10:30pm on E!.

Source: E! Online

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Just In: Chris Brown and Rihanna Together?

Rihanna, Chris Brown

Word is, Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together.

People reports that the R&B-star duo are spending one-on-one time at a residence belonging to Sean “Diddy” Combs.

E! News learned earlier this week that the pair had been in touch, with Brown contacting Rihanna on her 21st birthday on Feb. 20.

A rep for the “Disturbia” singer denied that she had talked to him on the phone but… They apparently reconnected somehow.

“While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves,” a source told People.

This looks to be the pair’s first in-person reunion since Brown was arrested Feb. 8 for allegedly assaulting Rihanna and leaving her with visible injuries. Except for flashes of them in transit (separately) from here to there, and some pics of Rihanna that just surfaced from her sojourn to Mexico last weekend, both have lain incredibly low since.

Brown, who was booked on Grammy night on suspicion of making criminal threats, is due to be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on March 5 but, according to the L.A. District Attorney’s Office, that might not happen.

“We don’t have the evidence yet. [LAPD detectives] are still investigating,” D.A. spokeswoman Jane Robison told E! News Wednesday.

“The D.A. is being even more thorough than usual with this case. They don’t want to mess it up,” said a source close to the investigation.

At this point, it’s unclear what Rihanna and Brown‘s reported reunion could mean for the D.A.’s case.

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired,” Brown said in a statement released Feb. 15. “I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person.”

Source: E! Online

Yay! I hope they rekindle and make it all better for themselves.

Posted in Chrihanna, Chris Brown, E!, Just In

Just In: Rihanna’s Bruised Face Photo Leaked

Police Investigating Rihanna Photo Leak
According to E!, the Los Angeles police have opened an internal investigation into who illicitly leaked a closeup photograph of Rihanna‘s brutalized face purportedly taken after her Feb. 8 altercation with Chris Brown.

“The Los Angeles Police Department takes seriously its duty to maintain the confidentiality of victims of domestic violence,” the LAPD said in a statement Thursday. The department has yet to publicly identify Rihanna as the alleged victim in Brown’s case.

“A violation of this type is considered serious misconduct, with penalties up to and including termination.”

The LAPD says that it immediately launched an investigation after its media relations department was inundated with press inquiries about the picture, which first surfaced on TMZ.com and which appeared to the cops to be a photo taken “during an official domestic violence investigation.”

The police encourage anyone with information about how the photo got out in the first place to contact the department.

The photograph making the rounds is a closeup of a young woman’s face. Her eyes are closed and she looks to have sustained various cuts and bruises to her forehead, lips and cheeks.

A law-enforcement source close to the Brown investigation tells E! News that the leaked photo was one taken by a detective when officers first arrived at the Hancock Park scene of the alleged attack.

“There was another set taken at the hospital where the swelling is even worse,” the source said.

Per the source, the fight began when Rihanna intercepted an incoming text message to Brown‘s cell phone from another woman. She later told police that this wasn’t the first time Brown had been physically abusive.

But this time, the source said, “she may have thrown the first punch.”

The insider also tells us that, within 48 hours of Brown’s arrest, “a tabloid”“over a hundred grand” offered for a police photo of Rihanna.

“Internal Affairs is up in their butts over the leaks,” the source said, adding that, even earlier today, LAPD staffers were being warned about leaking info. “They’re threatening to administer polygraphs.”

The D.A.’s office, which is trying to pin a felony charge on Brown, is still mulling over the best avenue to take if it opts to prosecute.

The consensus among police is that the D.A. will only file charges for crimes for which they have “solid” evidence.

Source: E!, TMZ

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Posted in Chrihanna, Chris Brown, E!, Just In, Rihanna

Just In: D.A. Wants Felony Evidence on Chris Brown Case

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As bad as the last week has been, Chris Brown may not have even seen the half of it.

At the request of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, the R&B star is being investigated for a variety of felonies, including domestic violence, assault resulting in great bodily injury and—based on specific allegations made by Rihanna—even attempted murder, a source close to the L.A. Police Department’s investigation tells E! News.

But as they build their case, the source says, prosecutors fear that making any serious felony charges stick could prove difficult in a case where there are no direct witnesses other than Rihanna and Brown.

Brown is accused of beating his longtime girlfriend in the early morning hours of Feb. 8, causing them both to cancel their scheduled Grammy performances that night.

Rihanna told police that, while the two were fighting in his rented Lamborghini, Brown said to her, “I’m going to kill you,” while his hands were around her neck. The Barbados-born songstress, who is reportedly cooperating with the cops’ investigation, also told authorities that Brown choked her until she lost consciousness.

Brown was booked by police on suspicion of making criminal threats, but the D.A.’s office wanted further investigation into the incident before it decided on pressing charges.

The 19-year-old singer has been free on $50,000 bail and is currently back home with his family in Virginia.

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired,” Brown, 19, said over the weekend via his rep in his first public statement since his arrest. “I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person.”

Rihanna, 20, was treated after the incident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was discharged the following night. After canceling her upcoming public appearances, she spent last week with her family in Babardos before departing for parts unknown.

Source: E! Online