Conrad Murray Found Guilty In Death of Michael Jackson

The jury has just returned their verdict in the case of Conrad Murray.  Conrad Murray showed no emotion as the guilty verdict was read.  Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Joseph Jackson aka The King of Pop.

American Idol: Ladies Night

Like last night, the performances improved as the show went on.   The last four women were excellent!

Haley Reinhart sang Alicia Keys’ “Fallin’”.  The audience, Steven and Jennifer loved it.  Randy did not.  I thought it was excellent and she exhibited confidence, was sexy and delivered a solid performance.

Thia Megia sang “On My Own” from Les Miserables to everyone’s delight.  All three judges had high praise for her tonal quality and Randy compared her to Michael Jackson.

Lauren Alaina sang “Turn The Radio On” by Reba McIntyre and oozed with natural talent and showed a great deal of comfort in performing.  She got big applause and great comments from the judges.

Pia Toscano sang “I’ll Stand By You” by the Pretenders and brought the house down as the finale.  Jennifer told her she was a sly one and saved the best for tonight.  I agreed with Randy that she was the winner this evening,

I missed the first three performances but the clips do not always show much…they tend to find the best part of the performance to highlight so unfortunately I can not in all honestly comment.

Julie Zorilla received much applause by the judges were not thrilled.  People should really avoid Kelly Clarkson songs (Breakaway).  It was suggested that she should have moved the key up higher to better showcase her voice.

Ashton Jones did well but Randy thought “Love All Over Me” by Monica was not enough for her.  He suggested something more like Diana Ross.  The audience enjoyed her performance based on the applause.

I liked Karen Rodriguez’s performance of Maria Carey’s “Hero”.  I agreed with the judges on her use of English and Spanish lyrics.  It was a nice touch.  The audience seemed to really like her performance.

Michael Jackson Portrait By Andy Warhol Up For Sale

Andy Warhol, one of the leading figures in pop art, did a silk-screened portrait of Michael Jackson in 1984.  This portrait is being auctioned off by Christie’s in New York City starting on November 10th and is expected to fetch any where from $500,000 to $700,000.

Jackson’s portrait would certainly make an awesome addition to the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh (Warhol’s hometown).  If you travel to Pittsburgh and enjoy modern art, a trip to this museum is a great way to spend some time.  I am looking forward to my next trip!

The Andy Warhol museum is located at 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Voice (412) 237-8300.  Website:

Michael Jackson Death Ruled Homicide!!!

Weeks after his death, Michael Jackson continues to dominate the news and social media applications.  He is still trending in Twitter! 

So who the heck would wanna murder Michael Jackson!?!  I think he was already doing a good job of killing himself!  Very sad and unfortunate.  Feel sorry for the children.  Wonder if they will ever have a normal life or just be normal?  Having money doesn’t make you a good parent.  That goes for other celebrities as well.  I hate legislating things but the children always suffer.  Not fair!  They are helpless victims.

Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday.