Nurse saw no needle marks on Jackson
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A nurse-nutritionist who worked with Michael Jackson said Los Angeles homicide detectives who interviewed her claimed that needle marks were found on the pop singer's body.
Cherilyn Lee said yesterday that she told the detectives that she didn't see any so-called "track marks" on Jackson's arms when she provided vitamins and other supplements earlier this year.
Lee also told detectives Friday in answer to their question that she saw no bruising on Jackson, but that Jackson's veins made placing an IV needle difficult, which could result in bruising.
Lee has said she refused Jackson's request for a powerful anesthetic to alleviate his insomnia. That drug was found in his home after his death.
'SCREAM' STAR HANGS OUT AGAINST HUNGER
Actor David Arquette is raising awareness about hunger by spending time yesterday and today inside a Plexiglas box atop New York City's Madison Square Garden marquee.
The 37-year-old star of the "Scream" movie franchise hopes to raise $250,000 for Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief charity (he chairs its Entertainment Council), by spending about eight hours each day in the box.
Donations are being accepted near the box and through text messages and a Facebook page setup.
PROBATION FOR GUNS N' ROSES PIRACY
A blogger who admitted leaking part of the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" has been sentenced to a year of probation.
A U.S. District magistrate in Los Angeles also ordered Kevin Cogill to serve two months of home confinement, subject his computers to government scrutiny and record a public service announcement for the Recording Industry Association of America.
Cogill pleaded guilty this year to a misdemeanor count of copyright infringement for posting nine tracks from the Guns 'N Roses album last year. Cogill apologized in court yesterday for posting the tracks online.
MORE SALANDER ART FRAUD ACCUSATIONS
The owner of a closed Manhattan art gallery that had a star-studded clientele was arrested again yesterday on charges of art fraud that now totals $93 million.
Lawrence B. Salander is accused of stealing from artists, art owners and investors, including the estate of abstract expressionist Robert De Niro Sr., father of the famed actor, and tennis great John McEnroe.
The indictment yesterday, the second against Salander in four months, charges him with grand larceny and falsifying business records. His Salander-O'Reilly Galleries LLC closed in 2007.
Salander, 60, and his co-defendant, gallery director Leigh Morse 53, pleaded not guilty yesterday.