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May 3, 2011 at 3:57 AM

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WILL & KATE: More than 52.3 million U.S. viewers tuned in to the networks of NBCUniversal for coverage of Britain's royal wedding last Friday, the media giant said Monday.

NBC News, MSNBC, E!, "Access Hollywood" and Telemundo all aired extensive footage of Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton in London.

"NBC News is uniquely situated to capture the grandeur and spectacle of a royal wedding. It takes a powerful news division to attempt this while meeting the needs of dozens of the NBCUniversal networks, outlets and programs, and we are thrilled that audiences responded in such significant ways," NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement Monday. "The combined remarkable talents of hundreds of individuals were drawn upon to meet our ambitious production demands."

TVGuide.com said an estimated 27 million people in the United Kingdom watched the ceremony.


CONRAD MURRAY: The trial of Conrad Murray, the cardiologist charged in the death of pop star Michael Jackson, won't start in Los Angeles until September, officials said.

Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 50-year-old singer's 2009 death.

An autopsy found lethal levels of the anesthesia propofol and sedatives in Jackson's system.

Murray is accused of administering the drugs in the star's home to help him sleep.

At a hearing Monday, Judge Michael Pastor granted a request from Murray's lawyers to delay the trial. The attorneys said they need more time to prepare for new witnesses expected to be called by the prosecution, TMZ reported.

Opening statements were set to begin May 9.


SELENA GOMEZ: U.S. actress and singer Selena Gomez will be the host of Canada's 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards, organizers said.

The June 19 presentation will air live on MuchMusic in Canada and Fuse in the United States.

This will be Gomez's first trip to the MMVAs.

Lady Gaga is confirmed to perform at the event. More announcements are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

"I am thrilled and honored to host the MuchMusic Video Awards," Gomez said in a statement. "I look forward to seeing all my Canadian fans and kicking off the summer together."

"Selena Gomez is a bona fide star," added Sheila Sullivan, the awards show's executive producer. "Her films and TV show ['Wizards of Waverly Place'] are seen around the world and her songs are topping the charts. Now she brings her signature smile to the MMVAs stage where her fans are guaranteed to welcome her to the most exciting and loudest award show on Earth … . Don't worry Selena, we supply earplugs."


ROB SCHNEIDER: Newlyweds Rob Schneider and Patricia Azarcoya Arce spent their honeymoon in Taiwan, the celebrity couple's representatives said.

The U.S. comic actor and Mexican TV producer spent a week on the island after their April 23 wedding.

"Taiwan is a beautiful place where I have been many times promoting my movies," Schneider said in a statement Saturday. "When I was at the LA Dodgers' Taiwan Day, it reminded me of the island's friendly people and great foods."

Schneider and Arce dined at the famous Din Tai Fong restaurant in Taipei and shopped at Taipei's Shilin Night Market. They also visited Ten Ren Tea Culture Museum, Taipei 101 -- the world's second tallest building, the National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

The couple was expected to leave Sunday, their publicists said.

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