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Of all the Michael Jackson tributes taking place since the King of Pop died tragically Thursday afternoon, this has to be one of our favorites so far.

Hosting Sunday's BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Foxx walked on stage dressed as an 80s era Jackson - complete with the gloves - as "Beat It" blared in the background. He shouted for the audience to clap their hands.

Saying he was there to honor Jackson, Foxx said "It don't matter what he looked like ... what his nose looked like ... it was what he sounded like."

"C'mon," he yelled, "for Michael."

Later, Foxx did the moonwalk across the stage to honor the music icon, who died Thursday at the age of 50 after suffering cardiac arrest (initial autopsy results on Jackson's body were inconclusive, and a second is reportedly being conducted).

"I am going to moonwalk for Michael Jackson," Foxx told the crowd. As he worked his way across the stage, the audience went wild.

No one can move like Michael Jackson, but Foxx certainly held his own. Check out the video of him moonwalking to "Billie Jean" ...

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A haunting and upsetting portrait of Michael Jackson's final months has now been painted by Grace Rwaramba, a nanny who cared for his three children.

In an interview with The Times of London, Rwaramba said she routinely pumped his stomach after he had ingested a dangerous combination of drugs.

"I had to pump his stomach so many times. He always mixed so much of it," Grace Rwaramba, 42, said. "There was one period that it was so bad that I didn't let the children see him ... He always ate too little and mixed too much."

Rwaramba, who is originally from Rwanda, is en route to L.A. where she will be interviewed by the LAPD, which is investigating why Michael Jackson died.

Having once proposed a drug invention for Michael, and contacting his mother Katherine and sister Janet for their help with it, the nanny instead got fired:

"He didn't want to listen. That was one of the times he let me go."

An employee of Michael Jackson's for more than a decade, Grace Rwaramba started as an office assistant to the pop star before becoming a nanny to his three children.

Jackson's three children are Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., 12 (also known as Prince Michael Jackson), Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11, and Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket), 7. Debbie Rowe is the mother of the elder two.

Rwaramba was last fired by Michael in December 2008, and claims that when she visited the three children in April, she personally had to buy the balloons for Paris' birthday party because Michael Jackson was so broke.

"Michael had no idea about money," she says, backing up claims that Jackson was rumored to be awash in about $400 million in debt at the time of his death.

According to Rwaramba, on Friday, the day after Michael died, his mother Katherine called her from Michael's L.A. house and asked where he kept his cash.

"She said, 'Grace, the children are all crying. They are asking about you. They can't believe that their father died. Grace, you remember Michael used to hide cash at the house. I am here. Where can it be?'"

Rwaramba advised looking "at the garbage bags and under the carpets."

Then, said the former nanny, "She said, 'Grace, where are you? Come. I will pick you up from the airport.' She sounded so strong. So strong!"

Jackson's autopsy results revealed an unknown cause of death. Toxicology testing should help establish more concrete answer, but will take weeks.

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It seemed weird when he pulled a Mark Sanford and went off the grid, but Dr. Conrad Murray - who met with police last night - is no more than a witness when it comes to the death of Michael Jackson, according to the physician's attorney.

Investigators met with Murray for about three hours Saturday night after he voluntarily contacted authorities. Dr. Conrad Murray (also known as Dr. Conrad Robert Murray) is certain he is in no way responsible for the death of Jackson.

The LAPD released this statement:

"Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was with Michael Jackson at the time of his collapse, voluntarily contacted the Los Angeles Police Department."

"Detectives met with Dr. Murray and conducted an extensive interview. Dr. Murray was cooperative and provided information which will aid the investigation."

Murray

Murray is now free to go if he wants, but says he plans on staying in town "out of the goodness of his heart." His lawyer says there is "no need for further questioning" of Murray, but says the doctor "wants to help out as much as possible."

He is not considered a suspect.

Despite all of this, Michael Jackson's family members still have their suspicions about Dr. Conrad Murray and what happened on the day Jackson died.

A source close to the family says they feel Conrad Murray should not be cleared of any wrongdoing just yet. The family requested a second autopsy to find out the last drug Jackson took. A Demerol overdose has been rumored but not confirmed.

The family feels once those results are known, a criminal investigation will take place. The family is questioning Dr. Murray's abilities as a doctor.

In the Michael Jackson 911 call, the caller says Dr. Murray was performing CPR on Jackson on a bed; CPR is routinely performed on a hard surface.

A source said, "If you're a doctor, how can you not know how to do CPR?"

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The Los Angeles County Coroner says Michael Jackson's autopsy is complete, but more testing is needed before the official cause of death can be determined.

The coroner said the cause of Michael Jackson's death Thursday was deferred because additional testing - including toxicology and other tests - is needed.

That will take 4-6 weeks to complete.

There was no trauma to Michael Jackson's body and "no indication of foul play" - but he said the superstar had been taking "some prescription medications."

It has been theorized - though not confirmed - that a Demerol overdose may have played a role in his demise by slowing Jackson's breathing until it stopped.

While the singer pronounced dead in the emergency room of UCLA, evidence suggests he was not breathing or conscious at the time a 911 call was placed.

Attempts by Dr. Conrad Murray (left) to revive Michael Jackson were unsuccessful after he suffered cardiac arrest. Michael Jackson's official cause of death is still unknown.

His personal physician, Dr. Conrad Robert Murray (pictured) was presumably the last person to see him alive, performing CPR before paramedics arrived.

Jackson's body will be released after 6 p.m. PST.

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The Michael Jackson 911 call made yesterday at 12:21 p.m. PST from the music icon's house in Holmby Hills, Calif., has been released. It is not pleasant.

The person who makes the call says that the "50-year-old gentleman" (Jackson) was not breathing and was already unconscious at the time of the call.

Michael in Concert

Michael Jackson was not responding to CPR or anything else. His personal physician was next to him at the time and attempting to revive him, to no avail.

The caller, who is not identified, says he did not see what happened to Jackson. The caller says the singer's - Dr. Conrad Murray - was the only witness.

"The doctor has been the only one here," the caller says.

Listen to the Michael Jackson 911 call by clicking here.

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As details of Michael Jackson's untimely death continue to unravel, police are searching for Jackson's personal physician, who was living with the troubled star and reportedly gave him daily injections of very powerful morphine-like drugs.

Conrad Robert Murray, M.D., a cardiologist licensed to practice medicine in Texas, was living with Jackson at his rented Beverly Hills mansion.

Michael, Prince and Paris Jackson

The Houston cardiologist was also with the pop superstar when he suffered cardiac arrest Thursday and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.

It was also Murray's BMW with Texas license plates that was towed away from Jackson's rented mansion by police investigators after the singer died.

The doctor's car was towed from Jackson's residence on Thursday night and it is believed to contain "medications pertinent to the investigation."

Murray's account of what happened could be critical in establishing what happened to Jackson, who is rumored to have suffered a Demerol overdose.

An autopsy on Michael Jackson (1958-2009) is taking place today.

Jermaine Jackson said yesterday that his brother's personal physician tried to resuscitate him at his home, as did the paramedics. Doctors at the hospital then tried to revive Jackson for more than an hour, but were unsuccessful.

The exact cause of his death remains unknown at this moment, however, Jackson's myriad physical problems have been well documented, with some reports eerily suggesting in January that he had just six months to live.

While Conrad Robert Murray is not classified as a missing person, or sought in connection with a crime, police are looking for him so they can question him.

UPDATE: According to TMZ, Murray has surfaced in L.A. and is preparing to speak with law enforcement officials regarding the death of Michael Jackson.

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Sacha Baron Cohen may be known for his tasteless humor, but a scene from his new movie which ridicules Michael Jackson has been cut out at the last minute.

It was deemed “in too poor taste,” in light of the fact that Jackson died yesterday at the age of 50. The change was made in time for the Bruno premiere.

A situation like this is almost unheard of, as the studio in charge of the film’s release had to perform the last-second edit in time for the debut last night.

Bruno follows Sacha Baron Cohen’s alias, a gay fashion reporter from Austria (Bruno) on a journey around America. It's Cohen's NC-17 follow-up to Borat.

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In the deleted scene, Cohen, in character as Bruno, conducts a ridiculous interview with La Toya Jackson, sister of the late Michael, in his chic LA apartment.

After getting her to sit on his “chairs” – Mexican workers bending over on all fours – and then serving her sushi of the hairy body of a naked man, Bruno proceeds to steal La Toya’s cellphone so that he can copy Michael Jackson’s number.

Yeah. Probably a good call to cut that.

The original version of the film has already premiered in Europe including in London, Paris and Berlin, where the comedian has attracted a lot of attention with fancy dress outfits (Sacha Baron Cohen fashion is quite unique) and antics.

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Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, is poised to take full custody of the two kids she had with the superstar, who died of cardiac arrest yesterday.

It is widely reported that Debbie Rowe gave up her parental rights to Paris Jackson and Michael Jr. (a.k.a. Prince Michael Jackson). That is not true.

During the custody fight that Rowe had with Jackson in 2005, she attempted to give up her parental rights, saying MJ was the greatest father ever.

Retired Judge Stephen Lachs, who presided over the hearing, initially ruled her rights were terminated ... but Lachs later reversed that decision.

Lance Spiegel, a lawyer who represented Jackson at the time, says that under the law, the Department of Children and Family Services must conduct a parental fitness investigation before parental rights are terminated.

That didn't actually happen with Rowe.

He's the one known for wearing masks, but Debbie Rowe, former wife of Michael Jackson, has been shrouded in mystery before and after marriage.

Essentially, Debbie Rowe never gave up anything. As a result, under California law, Rowe is now presumed to be the person who will get custody of the kids.

The only way Rowe can be denied custody is if a court determines it would be "detrimental to the children." Considering they lived with Michael Jackson, that seems unlikely. As for whether Rowe will ask for custody, sources say bet on it.

According to a source close to the situation quoted by TMZ, if Rowe gets custody she will receive "a huge amount of child support from Jackson's estate."

Michael never identified the mother of his youngest child, Prince Michael Jackson II, a.k.a. "Blanket." Who will end up with custody of Blanket is unclear.

The exact cause of Jackson's death is also unclear, although speculation has already arisen that a prescription drug overdose may be responsible.

Here's a picture of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe in happier times ...

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This is far from confirmed, but there are reports circulating that Michael Jackson may have died after getting a Demerol injection yesterday.

The Sun (UK) and TMZ are reporting shortly after the injection of the drug, Jackson's breathing got "slower and slower until it stopped."

MJ in Fear

Again, we cannot confirm this story.

However, after Jackson was badly burned during the filming of a Pepsi ad, he became addicted to painkillers and ended up at the Betty Ford Clinic.

As for painkillers, there are reports he was given Demerol. During his child molestation trial, cops seized syringes and drugs, including Demerol.

Also, law enforcement officials are reportedly looking for a doctor who lived at Jackson's home - and the doctor is nowhere to be found.

An autopsy will be performed on Jackson's body today by a coroner in L.A. Until then, the exact cause of the icon's death remains unknown.

Nevertheless, Brian Oxman - who was the Jackson family's attorney for more than 20 years - suspects that prescription drug abuse may have played a role in Michael Jackson's death, which shocked the world yesterday afternoon.

The legendary Michael Jackson (1958-2009).

"I don't know what caused Michael's death, and I don't want to speculate as to what the causes are," Oxmon said. "I only know that I warned [the family] there was the misuse of prescription medications by people who were enabling him."

"So is that the cause of it? I don't know. People die from various and sundry causes - they have congenital malformations of the heart, they have difficulty with various infections. I don't know what Michael Jackson's death is a result of."

Oxmon says Jackson "had no particular health concerns except that he had broken his leg many years ago, and it hurt him. He had cracked a vertebrae in his back and he took painkillers to try to ease the pain. And now we find ourselves here."

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Michael Jackson was awesome.

No other word does justice. The only question is whether he was one of the biggest stars in the history of music, or the biggest star in the history of music.

News that Michael Jackson died yesterday grinded the Internet and much of the world to a halt. Only a select few people would inspire that kind of reaction.

He was incomparable, and is irreplaceable.

Below are just a few memorable photos of the star from his childhood and the peak of his career to his eccentric later years. Click to enlarge the images below ...

  • The Jacksons
  • The Moonwalk
  • Michael Jackson Plastic Surgery
  • Michael Jackson mug shot
  • Off the Wall
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