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Murray tries to halt Jackson photos, Bieber bends it like Beckham

posted 8 Apr 2011, 13:40 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 8 Apr 2011, 13:42 ]
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Conrad Murray's lawyers try to stop the release of Jackson's autopsy photos, Justin Bieber bends it like Beckham, and Disney breaks ground in China.
REUTERS / POOL / BARCA TV - Conrad Murray's defense has asked that photos of Michael Jackson's autopsy not be shown to the jury in the doctor's involuntary manslaughter trial. Attorneys for Murray said showing, what they called "gruesome," photos risks jeopardizing the trial by manipulating jurors to respond to emotions over the images and not the facts behind them.

Justin Bieber showed off his soccer skills while in Barcelona. Sporting a soccer uniform, the singer showed he had a powerful left foot on the training ground where he played with members of Barca's B-team. Bieber

was in Spain as part of his worldwide tour.

Pia Toscano - thought to be a frontrunner on "American Idol" - was sent packing from the show in an elimination that drew booing from the audience and visibly angered the judges. A clearly upset judge Jennifer Lopez buried her face in her hands at the news. Toscano's surprising elimination left eight finalists fighting it out to win season 10.

The Walt Disney Company has expanded its empire to China. Construction has started on Disney's newest theme park in the commercial capital Shanghai. The park and resort will be Disney's first in mainland China.

Finally, Eva Longoria has released her own cookbook. Called "Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends," the book includes family recipes and her own go-to dishes such as chicken tortilla soup.

Bob Mezan, Reuters.