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The Houston office of Dr. Conrad Murray is being raided by authorities who are looking specifically for all medical records relating to Michael Jackson.

Murray was Jackson's personal physician at the time of his June 25 death. He is the focal point of police and coroner investigations into Michael's demise.

Eight DEA vehicles arrived at his offices around noon CST. LAPD detectives also arrived on the scene along with uniformed members of the Houston PD.

Reports say there are at least 10 members of the DEA's Tactical Diversion Team and another dozen or so DEA agents on hand as well. Serious stuff.

A search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believe constitutes evidence of manslaughter.

Armed with a search warrant, law enforcement agents entered the Houston property and began going through medical records belonging to Conrad Murray.

The doctor may be looking at criminal charges for administering Propofol to Michael Jackson - with some sources saying it is more a matter of when than if.

Propofol is a hospital-grade anesthetic that should never be found outside a hospital, yet was found in Michael Jackson's home and body after the star died.

He obviously never intended to kill Michael Jackson, so murder is off the table - but manslaughter charges seem very realistic considering what happened.

For now, he is not charged with anything. Murray's lawyer, Edward Chernoff, issued the following statement regarding the investigation of medical records:

"The coroner wants to clear up the cause of death; we share that goal. Based on Dr. Murray's minute-by-minute and item-by-item description of Michael Jackson's last days, he should not be a target of any criminal charges."

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You may recall that Michael Jackson's family commissioned a second autopsy on the star's body after the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office conducted one.

Well, the results are in and they are not any different.

Smiling Michael Jackson

A source with knowledge of the findings from both autopsies tells E! News that the private pathologist's findings are consistent with the county coroner's.

In addition to finding needle marks on Jackson's body, both procedures revealed a potentially lethal amount of Propofol in the late singer's system.

Propofol is a potent anesthetic administered via IV that leaves people in a largely comatose state. It should never be found outside a hospital, but it was.

Police found it in Jackson's Holmby Hills mansion after he died June 25.

Michael Jackson (1958-2009).

Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has not been charged with any crime, but many believe he may be at some point, as he may have administered Propofol to Michael, which would almost certainly be in violation of the law.

County officials confirm Jackson was taking prescription medications when he died, but they aren't expected to make public their full autopsy report until at least next week because of the ongoing, possibly criminal investigation.

Federal regulators are considering adding Propofol to their official list of controlled substances, which would require hospitals to account for every drop used.

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Katherine Jackson's lawyer, Londell McMillan, says that Michael's mother wants "a seat at the table" in all matters involving her late son's estate.

McMillan says Katherine called him the day Michael Jackson died, and that she and husband Joe Jackson expressed "concern" over the estate of the deceased icon.

Michael J. Walks

They then hired him to represent Katherine's legal interests.

McMillan says Katherine Jackson will not challenge the will (which leaves her 40 percent of the estate and guardianship of his three children), but as far as the executors are concerned, he says, "She deserves a seat at the table at a minimum."

McMillan would not say if Katherine merely wants to be a third executor or if she will challenge named co-executors John Branca and John McClain.

Sources connected with Katherine claim she already asked the co-executors to allow her to participate in the decision-making and her request was "rejected."

McMillan says neither he nor Katherine are pushing for Joe Jackson, with whom Michael had a contentious relationship and left out of his will, to be co-executor.

McMillan, who worked for Michael Jackson during the last 3 1/2 years of the singer's life, also has repped Katherine on business matters related to her son.

The attorney says that he remains "optimistic they can work things out, but I'm prepared to go the distance if Mrs. Jackson directs to do so."

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Last night, Michael Jackson's father Joe was on Larry King Live, where he was asked about the allegations that he physically abused his children.

He first brushed off the question by claiming any such reports are "a bunch of bull$h!t," but when King asked a second time, Joe wasn't as direct.

King mentioned that Michael himself made allegations of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of Joe, which rattled the 79-year-old creep.

What started off as a denial bizarrely morphed into a claim that he "didn't make no mistakes" as a parent and ended, after a brief aside, as a passionate, albeit slightly incomprehensible social commentary on slavery in America.

And you wonder why Debbie Rowe and all of America is appalled by the idea of this guy even being in the same room as Paris, Prince and Blanket.

Check out this clip of Joe Jackson's rants on CNN ...

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That's the question people have been asking ever since her ex-husband, the great Michael Jackson, passed away June 25 at the age of 50.

Rowe is mother to two of Michael Jackson's children, Prince and Paris, 12 and 11.

At the singer's memorial service, the children took the stage in one of the only public appearances they've ever made, bringing Rowe (watching at home) to tears. But her relationship with the two kids has barely existed.

In a 2003 interview, Rowe said: "Just because you give birth, because you impregnate someone, that does not automatically give you that title of mother or father."

"My kids don't call me Mom because I don't want them to."

  • Debbie Rowe, Prince Michael
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Will the real Debbie Rowe please stand up?

So what does Debbie Rowe, who has said she will attend any custody hearing pertaining to the children (who were entrusted to Michael's mom Katherine Jackson in his last will) want in the wake of the star's tragic death?

"At the end of the day, Debbie just wants what's best for the children," Rowe's close friend and former business partner of Jackson, Marc Schaffel, says.

"Her interest is that the children are going to be taken care of."

Rowe has said since Jackson's death that she is considering asserting her legal, parental rights and filing for custody of the children – including Blanket, 7, who was born to an unnamed surrogate after she divorced Michael.

Living on her ranch in Palmdale, Calif., where she tends to her horses and dogs, Rowe does not seek attention and "is a very simple-living person," Schaffer says. "Does she want to live in a mansion in Beverly Hills? No."

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A bitter dispute over who will call the shots in probating Michael Jackson's will is developing, with several of his family members pitted against one another.

Michael's mom Katherine Jackson's attorney, Londell McMillan, will reportedly challenge the executors Michael Jackson picked, John Branca and John McClain.

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Most of the brothers, with the exception of Randy, are angry that McMillan is challenging Branca and McClain, both longtime MJ advisors and friends.

Ultimately, Joe Jackson has asserted his influence over Katherine to hire McMillan. Sources say she is being manipulated and doesn't have real objections.

Randy is coy on who Joe Jackson and Londell McMillan want as executor in place of or in addition to John Branca and John McClain, but the family is understandably worried Joe and McMillan will rack up legal fees and the estate will suffer.

Ironic, since Michael cut Joe out of the will.

Michael left 40 percent of his estate - and full guardianship of his three children, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, 12, 11 and 7 - to Katherine Jackson.

He left the other 40 percent of the estate to the kids and 20 percent to charity, so it is unlikely Katherine would object to anything in the will. Right?

McMillan denied this report, which first surfaced on TMZ, to Access Hollywood, saying that Katherine does not object to the will and that she has not yet made a decision on whether to challenge the appointed executors.

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While this rumor is supposedly not entirely new, and we do not really believe it, we're The Hollywood Gossip, so if we don't tell you when we hear about Michael Jackson supposedly having a secret son, then we're just slacking off.

Omer Bhatti is this person's name. This is a picture of him:

Michael Jackson, Debbie Rowe, Prince Michael, Paris

Omer Bhatti in his early 20s and hails from Norway.

He has "been close" (according to some soures) with the pop star since the mid-90s, when he began touring with him and living on and off at Neverland Ranch.

While Michael Jackson supposedly told people that Omer Bhatti is his son (the result of a one-night-stand with a Norwegian fan), others claim he just calls him that, and they met only after he wowed M.J. with an impression of the singer.

That would certainly be ironic, since some reports have suggested that Arnold Klein, not Jackson, is the biological father of two of the late pop star's children.

“I’m not surprised Michael says he’s the father,” a source told Fox News in 2004. “It’s a fantasy. But these people did not exist in Michael’s life before 1996.”

Omer Bhatti is allegedly convinced that he is Jackson’s son and is "desperate" for a DNA test to prove it. Sounds far fetched to say the least, but they were definitely acquainted. Interestingly, he was spotted yesterday at the Jackson home.

Going to visit Paris and Prince Michael, maybe?

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As it waits for the findings of several outside consultants, the L.A. County Coroner's office needs another two weeks to release a full Michael Jackson autopsy report.

Some tests are already in and reliable sources say Propofol will ultimately be listed as the primary cause of death. But the Coroner does not release partial results.

Meanwhile, the center of the investigation, Dr. Conrad Murray, has made himself scarce since speaking with the LAPD two days after Michael Jackson's death.

The doctor, who was serving as Michael Jackson's personal physician at the time of the music superstar's death, has left California, at least for the time being.

Dr. Conrad Murray is reportedly back in Houston, Tex., where he practices medicine. As for him being implicated in Jackson's death, it looks like when, not if.

Murder may be a stretch, but Life & Style may not have been as far off as we thought with the above cover. Criminal charges may be filed against his personal doctor.

LAPD detectives continue what has become an exhaustive investigation. They are leaving no stone unturned and are already treating the case like a homicide.

It's looking more and more like the anesthesia Propofol, which no one should ever be given outside a hospital was the cause of Jackson's death June 25.

It is also looking more and more like Murray is the man who administered Propofol.

We emphasize that he has not been charged with a crime. This is just what we are hearing. As always, we will post more details as they become available.

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An unreleased song Michael Jackson recorded is circulating online. The song - "A Place with No Name" - sounds similar to America's "A Horse with No Name."

The track is almost a cover, really, but America's manager gave his group's permission for Jackson to record "A Place with No Name" despite the similarities.

We do not know when Michael Jackson recorded the unreleased track, or if it will ever be released in some capacity. We just heard about it minutes ago.

Here's a 24-second portion of "A Place with No Name" ...

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The man at the center of the investigation into Michael Jackson's death, Dr. Conrad Murray, is in the LAPD's crosshairs thanks to his own comments.

According to TMZ, which cites law enforcement sources, Dr. Conrad Murray's statements to police on the Saturday following Jackson's June 25 death of cardiac arrest contained several incriminating disclosures about his involvement.

Michael in Concert

Some members of law enforcement are surprised Jackson's personal physician spoke in the first place and equally surprised about what he volunteered.

The LAPD is already treating Jackson's death as a homicide and there have been multiple conversations between its detectives and the L.A. County District Attorney's office, although the D.A. has not opened its own formal investigation.

As more facts become known, the wide-ranging LAPD and DEA investigation into what killed Michael Jackson (1958-2009) is centering on his personal physician.

While some of the toxicology results are not in yet, important test results already completed point to the anesthesia Propofol as the primary cause of death.

Law enforcement sources say the evidence is clear - the use of the hospital-grade anesthesia was the primary reason Michael Jackson's heart stopped beating.

So far, Dr. Murray's lawyer has neither confirmed nor denied on the record if his client administered Propofol to Jackson the day he died. We'll keep you posted.

Michael Jackson Biography

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