Doctors compete to treat Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson’s doctors competed to treat the late pop star according to his ex-wife Debbie RoweRowe, who was married to Jackson from 1996-1999, was testifying at a trial in which Jackson’s mother, Katherine, is suing tour promoter AEG Live.

Rowe, who testified on behalf of AEG, said that each of the doctors offered Jackson, who died in 2009, strong painkillers. This was well before his death from an overdose of the surgical anaesthetic propofol, on June 25 2009.

Rowe, who is the mother of the King of Pop’s two older children, said the singer had a very low tolerance for pain. As such, doctors had over the years prescribed potent drugs like Demerol, Dilaudid, Oxycodone, and Vicodin.

Katherine Jackson is suing the promoter in a multi-million case for negligently retaining Conrad Murray who looked after Jackson during the “This Is It” tour.

The doctor was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011. He had prescribed the drug because the “Thriller” singer had chronic insomnia.

The former nurse, who now raises horses, said that because of the music stars history of chronic pain he was ling being prescribed powerful drugs.

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Paul McCartney wins back rights to Beatles songs

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Let It Be – and so it shall be as Sir Paul McCartney has won back the rights to the Beatles songs he lost to Michael Jackson over 30 years ago.

McCartney lost the publishing rights to the quartet’s songs when Jackson outbid him to buy them for a reported £31 million pounds and was disappointed again when they were not left to him in Jackson’s will when the singer died in 2009.

The duo were friends and even teamed up for songs like “The Girl Is Mine” and “Say, Say, Say” before the King of Pop’s move turned caused the relationship to sour.

McCartney, who has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will regain the songs and be able to claim the titles and earn royalties and licensing money in another five years under the US Copyright Act.

Under the Act songs written before 1978 become the property of the songwriter after 56 years. This means McCartney will regain most of the songs by 2026.

McCartney, who recently married for the third time, following an ugly divorce from Heather Mills, is already worth a reported £680 million.

Back in 2005, Sony paid Jackson £62 million pounds for 50 per cent of the rights to the back catalogue.

It is not known how much the catalogue is worth these days.

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