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TMZ Live: Mel, Capri Anderson, and MJ's New Album

11/1/2010 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We took your questions on everything -- including Mel Gibson's big deposition, Capri Anderson planning to sue Charlie Sheen, and controversy over the new Michael Jackson album.

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Plus: Tom Cruise performs another death-defying stunt.

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writenow    

What's the current lawyer count for Mel today; as opposed to Oksana, and how come no one seems to know Mel's lawyer is Jewish?

1262 days ago
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drdavec    

tmzs on live its a what knd of clown oh a hobo

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Katrina    

Harvey, Is that Charlie Sheen's watch that you are wearing?

1262 days ago
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alex    

I love DMZ. Oksana and Sheen don't deserve your attention. Nice watches guys.

1262 days ago
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mileycfan4eva    

what happened with ashley greene and demi lovota and how come u never cover miley?

1262 days ago
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Stephanie    

Hi Harvey, Why is it next to impossible to get information about your cast? For example: Who is the cute blonde guy and why does he have a black eye?

1262 days ago
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Marc    

"I'm a lawyer!"

Why does TMZ always have this at the end of each show ?

How did you get your "man on the street" job with the peoples court?

1262 days ago
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Tim    

Is it a good idea for Charlie Sheen to be playing an womanizing alcoholic considering his problems?

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martin smith     

if its not michael on the album will sony still be able to release it or will they be breaking laws

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the_dude    

Oksana is not a US Citizen so if she is convicted of extortion, how does that impact her ability to stay here?

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alex    

Yeah aeron chairs ftw

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Donna    

You guys love to keep talking about lindsey, but shut up when it comes to charlie sheen. just because he has potrayed himself as "the type" doesn't mean he should get a pass. his ex-wives trash him in the media upon getting a divorce, once they get money, they suddenly go talk about how much of a good guy he is. weird!!

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Roseilicious     

Wholeheartedly agree with:

The Jacksons continue their tradition of manipulation by telling the MJ kids to lie.

Posted at 3:51 PM on Nov 1, 2010 by aq


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Wake up, Harvey...(lol)


JUDGE DECLINES TO HEAR JACKSON WRONGFUL DEATH CASE

Associated Press - November 1, 2010 5:15 PM PDT

Story photo: Judge declines to hear Jackson wrongful death caseFILE - In this June 14, 2010 file photo Joe Jackson, the father of the late pop star Michael Jackson, arrives to a Los Angeles courthouse for a preliminary hearing setting and motions in the trial of Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - A wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's father will now be handled by a state court after a federal judge said Monday he didn't have authority to hear the case and that the singer's father would be unlikely to collect tens of millions of dollars in damages in his court.

Joe Jackson's attorney agreed to dismiss part of his case against the doctor charged in the pop superstar's death, which prompted the judge to rule that the remaining issues had to be heard in state court.

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter opened a hearing Monday by telling Joe Jackson's attorney that he didn't think Jackson's father could receive any money from one of the major causes of action, which alleged the singer's rights were violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"I am firmly convinced that you can't seek damages on this (disabilities act) cause of action," Walter said.

The judge said that was the only federal issue in the case and he would not handle any other issues. "This is a creature of state law, this wrongful death claim," the judge said.

Joe Jackson's attorney, Brian Oxman, agreed to dismiss the ADA-related claim and said he would refile the case in Los Angeles Superior Court soon.

Walter had previously expressed doubts that the case belonged in federal court, but had allowed it to remain until the case's first scheduling hearing Monday.

The lawsuit will likely join a case filed by the Jackson family patriarch's wife against concert promoter AEG Live. Katherine Jackson sued the company, which planned and promoted a series of London concerts Michael Jackson was preparing for when he died unexpectedly in June 2009.

She has accused the promoter of failing to give Dr. Conrad Murray lifesaving equipment and properly oversee him while he cared for her son during preparations for the concerts. AEG has said the lawsuit is meritless.

"Given the two cases pending, it makes no sense to have them separated," Oxman said. "It's a matter of practicality."

Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and was named in Joe Jackson's lawsuit, but not in the case filed by Katherine Jackson.

Murray's attorney, Charles H. Peckham, told Walter that there would still be legal hurdles in state court for Joe Jackson's lawsuit. He said after the hearing that Murray will challenge whether the elder Jackson has the right to sue for wrongful death.

Authorities have accused Murray of giving Michael Jackson a lethal dose of sedatives, including the anesthetic propofol, in the bedroom of the singer's rented mansion. Propofol is meant to be used in hospital settings.

Murray has pleaded not guilty.

Walter also said Monday he didn't want to wait for Murray's trial to conclude, and he warned the attorneys that if the case remained in his courtroom, it would not be significantly delayed.

"I'm not going to wait around for two years, if you think that's how long the criminal case is going to take," the judge said.

Murray is due back in criminal court Jan. 4 for the start of a preliminary hearing where prosecutors will lay out some of the evidence against him. His attorneys have said he did not give the one-time King of Pop anything that should have killed him.

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en Todo Momento!!    

wait, what???! michael jackson died??! i must've hit my head and was in a coma for a long time!! really??!!!! omg!

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linda forsythe    

Recently octomom received enough money to save her home by having a yard sale? I do not believe she got thatn much money from a yard sale? There is more to the story then what has been written

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