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  • As if dealing with her family drama weren't enough, now Katherine Jackson has been invited by Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted in her son Michael Jackson's death, to visit him in jail.

    Murray extended the invitation to the late pop star's mother to "answer any questions she might have."

    The invitation came Tuesday night via a statement released to CNN through Murray's lawyers, Valerie Weiss and Michael Flanagan.

    "I've been told that she has a desire to speak with me before she departs this life," Murray said. "Seeing that she is up in age and in questionable health, and the fact that she is the mother of a very dear departed friend, it would give me great pleasure to sit with her one on one and answer any questions she might have."

    Murray, who is serving time in a Los Angeles County jail after he was sentenced to four years for involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death, said he would put Katherine Jackson's name on the

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  • Russell Brand will not be going to jail for tossing a photographer's iPhone through the window of a building in New Orleans on March 12.

    NIGHTLINE: Seriously Funny: Russell Brand

    An attorney representing Brand entered a not guilty plea Thursday on the actor's behalf to one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property, but then worked out a deal with prosecutors that calls for the star to perform 20 hours of community service and pay $500 in court fees.

    The charge will be dismissed if Katy Perry's ex completes his community service by August 31.

  • (Twitter/@Rodriguez)In a cinematic universe where Charlie Sheen can be the president of the United States and Lindsay Lohan can play a gun-toting nun, it should be no surprise that writer-director Robert Rodgriguez would tap Lady Gaga for his zany "Machete" series. Still, the news Mama Monster filmed her feature film debut on the set of Machete Kill s was apparently Hollywood's best-kept secret.

    Given Rodriguez' do-it-yourself take on the movie business, he broke the news himself Thursday via Twitter, posting, "I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills, she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!"

    PHOTOS: The Many Faces, and Moments, of Lady Gaga

    Rodriguez also posted a character poster reading, "Lady Gaga as La Chameleon." While nothing's known of the role, it seems the star's penchant for changing her image plays heavily into it - perhaps a deadly mistress of disguise?

    Gaga is pictured topless, but covered by a dead wolf she's draped around her, a golden pistol

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