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Murray's Visit to Osteen Church Not for PR

5/10/2010 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joel Osteen's right-hand man tells TMZ Dr. Conrad Murray was indeed invited to come to Osteen's church yesterday "to pray and worship," and met with Osteen privately before the service.

Dr. Conrad Murray
TMZ first reported Osteen invited Murray to the service.  Someone from Osteen's media relations department told us it was a PR stunt, but the guy who runs the PR department says that's not true.

Donald Iloff, Jr., the Chief of Strategic Operations for Osteen (and Osteen's brother-in-law), tells TMZ, "Dr. Murray did call the church to speak with Osteen a while back but Osteen was not available.  Osteen's rep then invited Dr. Murray to yesterday's service."  So, Dr. Murray truly was invited.
 
Iloff says Murray met privately with Joel and Victoria before the service.  We do not know what they talked about.

After the meeting, Iloff says Dr. Murray attended the service.  "He was really engaged in the worship service," Iloff says.


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46.

Trish    

I think the "good" Dr. Murray should get plastic surgery to look like Michael Jackson and start dressing like him.

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47.

Grump    

48. R.I.P. Michael
{Rot In Pieces}



Posted at 11:29 AM on May 10, 2010 by OhWell



You animal! Stop that already, show some respect!

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48.

Trish    

Let the "freak show" get freakier...

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49.

Grump    

Later Grumpy Kimmie



Posted at 11:31 AM on May 10, 2010 by OhWell



Shut up stupid ALF, UR the damn cloner where's lil' debil/sue?! Think whatever you want, that's if you can. Later Loser!



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50.

clobird    

I still think this is a public relations move!

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51.

Lori    

If Dr. Murray went to church, good for him! that's where he needs to be on his face before God repenting and getting things right w/in himself. Thanks for stepping up Pastor Osteen!! A true man of God! and one who cares about lost souls.

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52.

Grump    

Soon he will be visiting a nursing home.
I think we ought to be careful, he might purposely cause someone to have a heart attack while visiting and save the person life to make himself seem like a hero.



Total Publicity Stunt! Very bad PR people on both ends.

1523 days ago
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Siggisis    

56. Everything Joel does is 100% PR. It's a Vegas act for drunken tourists and Murray is attempting to apply some character background sketches for the jury and judge who will decide his fate. The standard guilty criminal's double blackmail tactic of declaring some sudden and absolute conversion to "I'M CHRISTIAN, YOU ARE TRAPPED BY YOUR CULTURAL CODE TO SET ME FREE" has always been phony. We knew it intuitively for 2000 years and now we also know it because archeology, political historians, experts in Roman Empire history and discoveries of historical writings prove that there never was a Jesus as a "Christian" as we have been told, but there was a scheming, corrupt and highly manipulative Roman Empire that was out to manipulative and dominate the population. That Empire collapsed, but a shred of it lingered, as the Roman Catholic Church. It's the exact same thing, the Roman Empire thuggery and all it's brutality, ignorance, abuse of children and women.



Posted at 11:39 AM on May 10, 2010 by PolarBear



A little funny - and a little true...

1523 days ago
54.

juney    

I've read a couple places where Murray says Michael didn't tell him the other meds he was taking. Doctor, all the more reason NOT to give him more meds, don'tcha think??? Obviously, you do not. It's all about money, isn't it Doctor Murray; yes you will not have a peaceful life even if you do manage to lie your way out of this rap. And if you think Osteen helps you, get another preacher!

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Siggisis    

61. I've read a couple places where Murray says Michael didn't tell him the other meds he was taking. Doctor, all the more reason NOT to give him more meds, don'tcha think??? Obviously, you do not. It's all about money, isn't it Doctor Murray; yes you will not have a peaceful life even if you do manage to lie your way out of this rap. And if you think Osteen helps you, get another preacher!



Posted at 12:14 PM on May 10, 2010 by juney



But autopsy shows that only drugs that Murray admittedly administered to Michael that fateful night were in his system. So I don´t understand your point?

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janalal4    

83. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zledxg9KNos




RIP Lena




What a beautiful lady & legendary performer. MJ's got more company up there now:)



Posted at 10:36 AM on May 10, 2010 by janalal4



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/05/10/conrad-murray-michael-jackson-manslaughter-ed-chernoff-miranda-sevcik/6/#c3208875#ixzz0nYZnThBY

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57.

Luis    

Osteen doesn't do anything if he can't get publicity out of it, because for Osteen,(and all the other hacks like him), they believe publicity always leads to cash!
When this hypocrite is caught with his pants down in an airport mens room, or on vacation in Italy with a rent boy, then you'll have a story!

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janalal4    

62. 61. I've read a couple places where Murray says Michael didn't tell him the other meds he was taking. Doctor, all the more reason NOT to give him more meds, don'tcha think??? Obviously, you do not. It's all about money, isn't it Doctor Murray; yes you will not have a peaceful life even if you do manage to lie your way out of this rap. And if you think Osteen helps you, get another preacher!




Posted at 12:14 PM on May 10, 2010 by juney




But autopsy shows that only drugs that Murray admittedly administered to Michael that fateful night were in his system. So I don´t understand your point?




Posted at 12:21 PM on May 10, 2010 by Siggisis



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I'm still wondering about this 'physical' MJ was supposed to have had to comply with the insurance requirements of AEG for the O2 concerts. I've no doubt that the prosecution has the results & they will play a key part in the D.A.'s case(or perhaps the defenses depending on the results). I know the word was "he passed with flying colors" according to AEG. If this is truly the case(and the physical was a true, comprehensive one) then that certainly won't do 'Quacky' a bit of good at all!



How in the world would they argue that MJ had a known history of drug abuse that Murray supposedly wasn't aware of & THAT was what actually caused his death,(THAT would be a hoot considering he is supposed to be his personal physician & therefore AWARE of such information) if he comes back with a negative drug test as part of his physical. It IS my understanding that a drug test was definitely reported to be part of that physical. Hmmmm....I suppose we shall see when that little tidbit comes to light in the trial.

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Siggisis    

Posted at 12:42 PM on May 10, 2010 by janalal4



Very good observations, Janalal.

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janalal4    

65. Osteen doesn't do anything if he can't get publicity out of it, because for Osteen,(and all the other hacks like him), they believe publicity always leads to cash!
When this hypocrite is caught with his pants down in an airport mens room, or on vacation in Italy with a rent boy, then you'll have a story!



Posted at 12:40 PM on May 10, 2010 by Luis



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LOL! Isn't that the truth! Seems these big 'bring 'em all to Jesus' evangelists with their huge following ALWAYS seem to eventually get themselves into trouble & are found to have been engaged in some sort of wrong doing; usually 'financial' wrong doing. I don't trust ANY evangelist when they get as big as Osteen. He might just be a wonderfully righteous man but it seems the bigger they get, the bigger the temptations & they almost always cave in to them.

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