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'DANCING WITH THE STARS:' The Los Angeles Police Department says it has determined there was no threat associated with white powder sent to CBS Studios' mail room Wednesday.
E! News reported the powder was contained in an envelope addressed to "Dancing with the Stars," but it was unclear specifically for whom it may have been intended.
A hazardous materials team was called to investigate a report of a suspicious package sent to the mail room on the 7800 block of Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, but quickly determined there was no danger, E! News said.
Envelopes containing suspicious white powder were previously sent to "Dancing with the Stars" and "Late Show with Craig Ferguson," but those substances were also determined to be harmless.
MICHAEL JACKSON: Michael Jackson's head of security says the U.S. pop star's children wept when they saw Dr. Conrad Murray trying to revive Jackson the morning he died.
Faheem Muhammad made the remarks during his testimony at Murray's involuntary homicide trial in Los Angeles Wednesday, TMZ reported. Muhammad said Jackson appeared dead when he arrived on the scene.
He said Jackson's daughter Paris, then 11, was "on the ground, balled up crying," while his son Prince, then 12, "was shocked and slowly crying," the entertainment news Web site said.
Muhammad said his fellow bodyguard Alberto Alvarez assisted Murray in administering CPR, but they were unable to resuscitate him.
The singer died June 25, 2009, at age 50. Autopsy results showed lethal levels of the anesthesia propofol and sedatives in his system.
Murray is accused of having administered the fatal doses of the drugs in an effort to help Jackson sleep.
Prosecutors said during the opening of Murray's trial Tuesday that Jackson was dead because the doctor "repeatedly acted with gross negligence, repeatedly denied care, appropriate care, to his patient, Michael Jackson, and it was Dr. Murray's repeated incompetent and unskilled acts that led to Michael Jackson's death."
Murray's defense team argued Jackson was a prescription drug addict who caused his own death by self-administering a dose of propofol when Murray was out of the room, creating "a perfect storm in his body that killed him instantly."
TMZ said Muhammad testified Wednesday that Jackson visited dermatologist Arnold Klein's office several times a week after which he often seemed "a bit tipsy," leading credibility to defense claims that Jackson obtained drugs from doctors other than Murray.
Muhammad said Jackson once told him, "You must think I'm crazy for going to Dr. Klein's every day."
ROMAN POLANSKI: In a new documentary, "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," the French-born filmmaker apologizes to the woman he sexually assaulted in 1977 when she was 13.
Directed by Laurent Bouzereau, the documentary premiered Tuesday night at Switzerland's Zurich Film Festival.
"She is a double victim: my victim and a victim of the press," The Daily Telegraph reported Polanski, 78, said in the documentary. "Everybody has made mistakes and I have made mistakes, too, things that happened and I am sorry for that."
The Oscar-winning writer-director pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to unlawful sex with a minor decades ago but fled the United States before he could be sentenced and has been living in Europe since.
He was accused of drugging and raping Samantha Geimer, who as an adult in recent years has asked prosecutors to drop the matter so she could move on with her life. She accepted a settlement from Polanski in a civil lawsuit but is not permitted to discuss the terms.
Polanski was picked up on the outstanding warrant at the 2009 edition of the Zurich Film Festival and placed under house arrest in Switzerland for several months. He eventually was released.
Officials have said they will not extradite Polanski to the United States to face the charge. A Los Angeles judge said he will not consider dropping the charge unless Polanski appears in person before him, and Polanski has vowed not to return to the United States unless the charge is dismissed.
Fox News said Polanski received a standing ovation at the festival Tuesday when he was presented with the lifetime achievement award he was scheduled to receive in 2009, but missed because of his arrest.
The filmmaker thanked the audience, joking it was "better late than never."
"It's a strange anniversary for me, two years, day for day," Fox News said he noted. "Certain parts of it I'd rather forget, but I'm happy to be here."
His films include "Rosemary's Baby," "Chinatown," "The Pianist," "The Ghost Writer" and the forthcoming "Carnage."
Simpson's ex-husband, recording artist and TV personality Nick Lachey married his longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo in July.
"Everything is up in the air," an insider told UsMagazine.com about the Simpson-Johnson wedding. "She can't figure out what kind of day she wants. Some days she wants a big wedding in Hawaii, then other days she wants something closer to home."
"She was so gung-ho about planning their wedding, and now she's gone dark," added a second friend. "She won't commit to a date."
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