SHOW-BIZ BUZZ — Murray’s Guilty, Frazier Dies, Jobs’ Interview And More …
Here's the latest from Hollywood and beyond... To start things off, we have the reading of the verdict in the Conrad Murray case...
Conrad Murray Convicted
Michael Jackson’s doctor was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the King of Pop. Dr. Conrad Murray is being held without bail until his sentencing on November 29th. He is facing up to four years in prison and could also lose his medical license in three states. The jury deliberated less than nine hours over two days before reaching their verdict. Jackson died on June 25, 2009. According to TMZ, Dr. Murray was offered a sacked lunch behind bars yesterday. Law enforcement sources say that his first meal contained a cheese sandwich, fruit punch, some carrot sticks and some homemade Oreo-knockoff cookies that were baked in the jail’s own bakery. Murray has reportedly been deemed a “keep away inmate” – which means jail officials will be taking special precautions to keep him safe during his stint behind bars. He will be assigned a single cell for his own protection as well as an “escort” to keep an eye on him wherever he goes – including shower time.
Former Heavyweight Boxer Joe Frazier Dies
Former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier died yesterday after he was diagnosed with liver cancer, his family said in a statement. He was 67. Smokin’ Joe Frazier, as he was known, fought Muhammad Ali three times, including the famous “Thrilla in Manila” fight in 1975. Frazier retired in 1976 with a 32-4-1 record and staged one last comeback fight in 1981. During his career, Frazier fought Ali, George Foreman, Oscar Bonavena, Joe Bunger and Jimmy Ellis. He made his name by winning a gold medal for the United States at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo. But it was his three much-hyped fights against Ali that helped seal his legend. Frazier was a two-time heavyweight champion for nearly three years until he lost in January 1973 to George Foreman.
Newly Unearthed Steve Jobs Interview To Be Shown In Theaters
A new never-before-seen video with late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has been discovered and will be shown in Landmark Cinemas across the U.S. on November 16-17. The footage, now titled “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview,” was originally taped for an interview with Apple co-founder Robert Cringely for a 1996 miniseries titled “Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires.” The original series included a 10-minute conversation between Jobs and Cringley but the rest of the footage was lost until director Paul Sen found a VHS tape in his garage.
Hannibal Lecter TV Show In The Works
NBC is reportedly working with “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller on a potential Hannibal Lecter TV series. Fuller is developing a script based on “The Silence of the Lambs” character played by Anthony Hopkins. If NBC executives like the script, the project would skip the pilot stage entirely and go directly into series production, according to Deadline.com. Fuller is also working with NBC on a possible “Munsters” revival, which looks like it may become a summer series or event series for NBC.