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Entering its second week today, Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial is not exactly off to a strong start from the physician's perspective.

Various witnesses detailed his panicked and inconsistent behavior, such as concealing evidence. Paramedics even said he didn't call 911 fast enough.

Now, the linchpin of his defense - that Michael Jackson killed himself - may be hurt by a report that MJ's prints were not found on any Propofol bottles.

Rest in Peace MJ

Dr. Murray's lawyers contend that when the Murray left the room briefly, Jackson grabbed a bottle of the drug, ingested it and subsequently died.

Attorney Ed Chernoff told the jury during opening statements that MJ self-administered an extra dose of Propofol and Lorazepam on June 25, 2009.

This "created perfect storm in his body, that killed him instantly," Chernoff said.

"No CPR, nor doctor, no paramedic, no machine was going to revive Michael Jackson. He died so rapidly, he didn’t even have time to close his eyes."

The defense might have a hard time convincing a jury of this given what the EMTs have said, but a lack of prints would definitely hurt Murray's case.

Says a source close to the trial:

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About a year before she started dating Chaz Bono, Jennifer Ella had an incident that she would just as soon forget. She was arrested and booked on a charge of “battery of an ex-spouse/fiancee/person with a dating relationship.”

Pretty hard core.

Jennifer Ella, Chaz Bono

Often referred to as “simple domestic battery,” the charge means that the perpetrator or attacker can be arrested “even if only the slightest force is used in the incident ... any unwanted physical touching will suffice."

Short story, you don't have to injure the victim to be convicted.

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She claims to be the perfect homemaker, but a new book calls into question Martha Stewart as a perfect mother. And the author of this book? Martha's daughter, Alexis.

The 46-year old slams her famous parent in "Whateverland: Learning to Live Here," writing of her childhood: "If I didn't do something perfectly, I had to do it again. I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head."

Whateverland: Learning to Live Here

Labeling the domestic television goddess as "not interesting in being kid-friendly," Alexis goes into detail about Martha's Christmas present philosophy (""She used to make me wrap my own presents...") and hypocritical shoe removal demands.

"My mother has a sign on all of her doors to take your shoes off," Alexis writes. "For god's sake! My mother's dogs p--s and s--t on her rugs and she's telling people to take their shoes off?"

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Lauren Conrad, whose fashion line for Kohl’s and her own Paper Crown line are both going strong these days, says the trick to designing great clothes is to do so selfishly. Her motto for creating each season’s signature look?

“You know what you’d want to buy - design it,” she tells People.

Lauren Conrad Head Shot

There’s a continuity in each season for each line that comes from the former Hills star's very own vision. “The look is soft, romantic, pretty,” she explains.

And the 25-year-old says she’s also figured out that style isn’t just about looking good. “Dress in what makes you feel good about yourself too,” she says.

The California girl isn’t only involved in fashion these days; she just finished up her stint as a guest writer for Forbes and recently announced plans to launch a beauty line based on her popular new website, TheBeautyDepartment (dot) com.

She's also reportedly dating Derek Hough! Way to go LC!

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In Contraband, Mark Wahlberg stars as a reformed hoodlum who thought he was out of "the game," only to find himself pulled back into it by his family.

Having gone straight, but needing to save a brother-in-law who got in over his head, he rejoins his old crew for one last job. Funny how that works out!

Giovanni Ribisi plays what appears to be the main bad guy in this explosive - seriously, a lot of stuff blows up - film. Contraband hits theaters January 13.

Check it out the trailer below, although be forewarned that there are some spoilers. All trailers lay out the story a little, but this one more than usual:

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America's favorite groupie slut Michaele Salahi was in her element this weekend.

The former Real Housewives of D.C. star and her fairy tale rocker beau Neal Schon of Journey fame took their bizarre PDA to new depths/heights in Denver.

Neal and the band rocked "Happy Birthday" onstage for the whole world to see. If this doesn't make you tear up over their fairy tale romance, what will?!

Just magical. Except for Tareq Salahi. Fortunately he may be too wrapped up in trying to cash in on his misfortune with his new reality show to notice.

Anyway, watch the Journey ax man serenade his adulterous lover here:

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Four years after she was arrested on suspicion of having killed her roommate in Italy, American Amanda Knox pleaded for a jury to overturn the conviction.

"People always ask who is Amanda Knox? I am the same person I was four years ago. But I have lost a friend. I have lost my faith in Italian police," she said.

"I am paying with my life for something I have not done. Four years ago I didn't know what suffering was," she added, delivering her statement in Italian.

"I did not kill. I did not rape. I did not steal. I was not there."

Amanda Knox Appeals

In her second trial, Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito are fighting to be acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher. They were convicted in 2009.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, have called for their sentences - of 26 and 25 years, respectively - to be increased to life. Two judges and six jurors will decide.

Amanda Knox's appeal has focused largely on DNA evidence found on a knife and on a bra clasp belonging to the victim. They argue it's not enough.

Closing arguments was Knox called "Lucifer-like, demonic and Satanic," but her defense says that like Jessica Rabbit, she's not bad, just "drawn that way."

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If last week's Sister Wives season premiere taught us anything, it's that life in a polygamist household entails a different spin on some of life's rites of passage.

Case in point from last night's episode: "The Talk."

As in the talk about s-e-x. How does a man with four wives and 17 kids (or something, we lost count) broach this topic? What values does Kody Brown instill?

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In the living room of one of the family's new Nevada homes, the Brown Bomber took charge, telling the kids he doesn't want them to date in high school.

That did not exactly go over well.

"You should not be sexual until you've graduated high school ever," he said, adding that he'd "prefer" they wait until marriage to become sexually active.

"I don't really want to talk about my daughters marrying ... or dating," Brown says later. Understandable, given that he's married four people's daughters.

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Prepare to chicken dance, Arrested Development: arguably the funniest, most intelligent sitcom in the history of television is likely heading back to the air.

At a New Yorker Festival event yesterday, series creator Mitch Hurwitz said he hopes to "do a limited-run series into the movie," where the show would come back for approximately 9-10 episodes, with each focusing on just one character and updating fans on his/her life over the five years since the series went off the air.

These episodes would then lead into the wildly-anticipated Arrested Development film.

Arrested Development Pic

Nothing is official yet, but Hurwitz said he hopes to bring the show back next fall.

Let's all celebrate with a meal of frozen bananas and a call to Steve Holt, shall we? Steve Holt!

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"I've done a lot of complaining here, but of all the things I've complained about, I can't complain about my life." - Andy Rooney in his final essay, My Lucky Life.

Sunday, the 92-year-old made his 1,097th and last appearance on 60 Minutes. “I wish I could do this forever,” he said, admitting he's dreaded his retirement.

The long-running CBS news program, which has featured Andy Rooney since its 1978 debut, also conducted a long interview with the writer/commentator.

Poignantly, but with his vintage curmudgeonly humor, he closed by thanking his fans. However, “If you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner.”

Watch Andy Rooney's final 60 Minutes appearance here:

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