Judge leans to letting Jackson suit continue
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says she is inclined to allow a lawsuit by Michael Jackson’s mother against a concert promoter she claims is responsible for her son’s death to go to trial on a single claim.
Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issued a tentative ruling Monday stating that a jury should decide whether concert giant AEG negligently hired the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the singer’s 2009 death.
Palazuelos’ tentative decision calls for the dismissal of other claims that could hold AEG liable for Jackson’s death. It is unclear when the ruling will become finalized and it could change.
AEG had sought a complete dismissal of the case, arguing that former cardiologist Conrad Murray wasn’t an AEG employee, but was acting as Jackson’s personal physician.
Pippa Middleton to write column
LONDON (AP) — Pippa Middleton is making another foray into lifestyle writing.
The younger sister to Prince William’s wife Kate will become a columnist for a monthly magazine published by upmarket British grocery store Waitrose.
The column, called “Pippa’s Friday Night Feasts,” will feature what’s billed as “casual dining ideas and recipes.”
The 29-year-old, who helps out with her parents’ party supplies business, last year launched her first book, “Celebrate,” a guide to entertaining at home that included recipes.
The book received largely negative reviews, with many complaining that the tips she offered were obvious and unimaginative. Middleton defended it by saying she had to “cover the basics.”
She said Monday that the new column will enable her to share her “passion for food and entertaining.”
Lindsay Lohan guest-starring on sitcom
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan will be playing herself, but as a therapy patient, in an upcoming episode of the FX sitcom “Anger Management.”
Producer Lionsgate Television says Lohan will develop a romantic relationship during her sessions with the therapist character played by series star Charlie Sheen.
Lionsgate says the episode is set to air in April. Sheen and Lohan have also recently worked together in the upcoming “Scary Movie 5,” which is set to debut the same month.
“Anger Management” airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.