Uggie leaves prints at Grauman’s theater
Every dog has its day — and Monday belonged to Uggie.
The canine star of the Oscar-winning film “The Artist” became the first dog to put its paw prints in cement outside the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
The rambunctious Jack Russell terrier was celebrated at a treat-laden ceremony outside the landmark as Councilman Tom LaBonge declared it “Uggie Day” in Los Angeles.
Jackson’s doctor wishes he had testified
On the third anniversary Monday of Michael Jackson’s death, Conrad Murray, who is serving four years in jail for his role in the singer’s death, wishes he testified during his trial, his appeals attorney said.
Jackson’s personal physician has spent seven months in the Los Angeles County jail since his involuntary manslaughter conviction in November.
As Jackson stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest under the influence of the surgical anesthetic propofol, jurors were told, Murray chatted on the phone and sent and received email and text messages. And in the crucial moments after he discovered the singer had stopped breathing, he delayed calling for help and lied to paramedics and emergency doctors, witnesses said.
Police: McDermott’s mom was murdered
A reopened police investigation has concluded that actor Dylan McDermott’s mother was killed in 1967 by her now-dead gangster boyfriend.
Waterbury, Conn., police reopened the investigation last year into Diane McDermott’s death after Dylan McDermott contacted them with questions, the Republican-American newspaper reported Sunday and Monday as part of a two-part series. He was 5 years old when his mother was shot in February 1967. Her death was ruled an accident.
Police told the newspaper that the evidence they found would be enough to file murder charges against John Sponza, who lived with McDermott at the time. He had told authorities that McDermott accidently shot herself after picking up a gun he had been cleaning.