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By United Press International   |   Oct. 1, 2011 at 3:55 AM
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MICHAEL JACKSON: A paramedic called to Michael Jackson's Los Angeles-area home the morning the pop star died says he might have been saved if 911 had been called sooner.

TMZ said Emergency Medical Technician Richard Senneff made the remarks Friday at the involuntary manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray, the Texas cardiologist who was Jackson's personal physician.

Jackson 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.

Murray's lawyers have argued Jackson became frustrated and self-administered the last dose of medication while Murray was out of the room.

TMZ quoted Senneff as saying Murray told him he called 911 as soon as he realized Jackson was in distress, but the paramedic believed there was actually a 20-minute delay before Murray dialed for help.

Senneff said Jackson was dead when he and the other paramedics arrived, but he believes they might have restarted Jackson's heart if Murray had called them immediately.

The EMT said Murray lied and told emergency workers Jackson had no underlying health conditions and initially said he wasn't on any medication, but then admitted Jackson was on sedatives but didn't mention he was on propofol, TMZ reported.


AMY WINEHOUSE: American singer Tony Bennett says Amy Winehouse suspected death was around the corner when she recorded a duet with him last spring.

Winehouse died in July at age 27 after years of drug and alcohol abuse.

Bennett discussed working with the troubled British soul singer on his "Duets II" CD during an interview on "The Daily Show" Thursday night.

"She knew that she was in a lot of trouble, that she wasn't going to live," EW.com quoted Bennett as saying.

Proceeds from the sale of "Body and Soul," the song Bennett and Winehouse recorded together, are expected to benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the entertainment news Web site said.


IDRIS ELBA: British actor Idris Elba says he's aware of the rumor he is up for the role of dashing secret agent 007 James Bond and would consider the job if it is offered.

Elba is best known for his work on the TV shows "Luther," "The Wire" and "The Office."

Daniel Craig is the current Bond. He took over the role from Pierce Brosnan several years ago. Other actors who played the part are Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton.

"It's a rumor," UsMagazine.com quoted Elba as telling NPR.

"I just don't want to be the black James Bond," he said. "Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond. ... I'd definitely consider it. ... I'm never shaken or stirred."


JAMES MARSDEN: Lisa Linde has filed for divorce from her Hollywood actor husband James Marsden after 11 years of marriage, court records show.

TMZ said Linde cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split in papers filed Sept. 23 in Los Angeles.

She is seeking spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of their son and daughter, the report said.

"This was a mutual decision," Marsden's representative said in a statement issued to TMZ. "They are committed to raising their kids together and remain great friends."

Marsden is best known for his roles in the "X-Men" films and movie musical "Hairspray."

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