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marilyn-monroeCoroner says Jackson died from lethal dose of propofol.  Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday. The “Thriller” singer suffered cardiac arrest and died on June 25 at age 50. Since then, an investigation by state and federal agencies have focused on Conrad Murray, Jackson’s personal doctor who was at his bedside the day he died. Crypt above Marilyn Monroe sold for $4.6 million.  An American widow sold her husband’s burial crypt directly on top of film legend Marilyn Monroe’s final resting place for $4.6 million on Monday, through online auctioneer eBay Inc. Elsie Poncher has said she was selling the crypt in a small, celebrity-heavy cemetery in Los Angeles to pay off her mortgage. Canada police know woman with accused model killer.   The woman who helped reality TV contestant Ryan Jenkins get a motel room where the accused murderer killed himself is not considered a threat to public, Canadian police said on Monday. Police know who the woman is and can contact her if needed, but said it was too early to say yet if she would be face any charges for helping Jenkins hide in Canada after he fled the United States with police in pursuit.  Nine Inch Nails digs “Downward” at farewell NY gig. Nine Inch Nails fans in New York got more than they bargained for Sunday, when the rock band played its 1994 classic “The Downward Spiral” in its entirety for the first time ever. The Trent Reznor-led act, on a “Wave Goodbye” tour of small venues, had the 1,000-strong crowd at Webster Hall drenched in sweat within minutes of launching into the punishing rock of “Mr. Self Destruct.”  Nick Jonas says he dreams of being president.  Teen pop star Nick Jonas, taking a break from touring with his brothers to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes, said he dreams about being U.S. president and may study political science in college. The 16-year-old singer, songwriter and member of pop trio the Jonas Bros, spoke on Monday to a sold-out audience at the National Press Club, a venue often reserved for presidents, kings and chief executives but for Jonas had many seats occupied by teenage and pre-teen girls. Venezuelan wins sixth Miss Universe crown.  Venezuelan Stefania Fernandez, an 18-year-old brunette, won the Miss Universe 2009 title on Sunday, giving her South American country its second consecutive win and its sixth title in the beauty pageant. The svelte Venezuelan model defeated favorites from Australia and Dominican Republic to became the 58th winner of the crown in a show broadcast live around the world from the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas. Jack Klugman sues again over “Quincy” profits.  Jack Klugman is accusing Universal Studios of hiding millions in profits from its classic crime series “Quincy, M.E.” In a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the 87-year-old actor claims his deal with NBC to star on the 1976-83 series entitled him to a quarter of the show’s “net profits.” Steven Seagal reality TV show in legal dispute. A new reality television show about the life of actor and martial arts expert Steven Seagal became the subject of a federal lawsuit filed on Monday in a dispute over who thought up the idea for the show. A&E Television Networks sued California-based Genuine Entertainment claiming that Genuine has wrongly asserted the idea for the reality show was stolen from Genuine by A&E after a series of meetings between the two parties. Qatar’s Tribeca looks to create regional film hub.  The Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Qatar’s first film event, said on Monday it wants to create a hub for regional filmmakers in the Gulf Arab state, through education initiatives and community involvement. New York’s Tribeca Film Festival was founded by actor Robert De Niro after the September 11 attacks and Qatar is the first venue to host the event outside its home country. Tarantino’s Nazi movie slays at box office. Nazis and Quentin Tarantino proved a lethal combination at the worldwide box office as the bad-boy director topped the weekend charts with his violent World War Two movie “Inglourious Basterds.” According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, the film sold a total of $65.1 million worth of tickets in North America and 22 foreign territories, a promising start after the disappointment of Tarantino’s previous effort, “Death Proof,” two years ago.

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