After 15 years, we're down to the last week. July 12, 2013 will be the last show for John & Michele in the Morning. There's nothing scandalous to report...sorry!
John will continue his reign as Springfield's morning show king, but he'll just be doing it with someone new.
Michele is moving on to a new phase of her career in the radio business. She'll still be in Springfield and still with Neuhoff Media, however instead of being on the air she's going to be focusing on all things digital. It's been a great 15 years, and John & Michele plan to spend this last week reminiscing with guests and playing some of the best moments of the past.
Michele would LOVE to hear from you this week. Write on the John & Michele Facebook page, email her, or tweet.
Steve Kramer: At Donnie B's comedy Club Friday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Saturday (New Years Eve) at 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for more info.
First Night Springfield: Saturday presented by the Springfield Area Arts Council. Free performances and childrens activities at sites throughout downtown Springfield. Visit http://springfieldartsco.org/content/first-night for all the details.
Bret Michaels Get Your Rock On New Years Eve Extravaganza: 8pm - 1am at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
The E Buzz for December 30, 2011
Lots of Christmas Engagements You probably know someone who got engaged over Christmas. It is a very popular time of year to pop the question...for celebrities too. Michael Jordan is reportedly engaged to the woman he's been dating for about three years.
Wynonna Judd is hoping the third time's a charm. She reportedly got engaged on Christmas even to her boyfriend, Cactus Moser.
And while Steven Tyler isn't confirming whether he's engaged, his jeweler is talking. Loree Rodkin says the engagement ring is a five-carat, brilliant-cut diamond on a micropave diamond and platinum band.
Kelly Clarkson Supports Ron Paul It's not often you hear any celebrity supporting a Republican, but Kelly Clarkson is. She took to Twitter Wednesday saying "if he (Ron Paul) wins the nomination for the Republcan Party in 2012 he's got my vote."
Your Favorite TV Shows Will Be Back Soon It's been a TV wasteland lately, but never fear. Your favorite shows and some new ones will be back soon. Here are some of the premiere dates for these mid-season shows... Monday, January 2 The Bachelor - ABC at 7pm
Pretty Little Liars - ABC Family at 7pm
The Lying Game - ABC Family at 8pm
Hoarders - A&E at 8pm
Intervention - A&E at 8pm
Tuesday, January 3 The Biggest Loser - NBC at 7pm
Switched at Birth - ABC Family at 7pm
Work It - ABC at 7:30pm
Celebrity Wife Swap - ABC at 8pm
Jane By Design - ABC Family at 8pm
Thursday, January 5 Winter Wipeout - ABC at 7pm
Project Runway All-Stars - Lifetime at 8pm
American Stuffers - Animal Planet at 9pm
Friday, January 6 Merlin - Syfy at 9pm
Sunday, January 8 The Firm - NBC at 8pm
Shameless -- Showtime at 8pm
House of Lies - Showtime at 9pm
Californication - Showtime at 9:30pm
Wednesday, January 11 Whitney - NBC at 7pm (new timeslot)
One Tree Hill - CW at 7pm
Are you there, Chelsea? - NBC at 7:30pm
Rock Center with Brian Williams - NBC at 8pm
Thursday, January 12 30 Rock - NBC at 7pm
Rob - CBS at 7:30pm
The Finder - FOX at 8pm
Up All Night - NBC at 8:30pm (new timeslot)
The Firm - NBC at 9pm
Sunday, January 15 Undercover Boss - CBS at 7pm
Napoleon Dynamite - FOX at 7:30pm
Monday, January 16 Alcatraz - FOX at 7pm
Tuesday, January 17 Remodeled - CW at 8pm
Justified - FX at 9pm
Southland - TNT at 9pm
White Collar - USA at 9pm
Wednesday, January 18 American Idol - FOX at 7pm
Royal Pains - USA at 9pm
Thursday, January 19 Archer - FX at 9pm
Unsupervised - FX at 9:30pm
Friday, January 20 Shark Tank - ABC at 7pm
Monday, January 23 Alcatraz - FOX at 8pm (time period premiere)
Wednesday, January 25 Touch - FOX at 8pm
Sunday, January 29 Luck - HBO at 8pm
Friday, February 3 Who Do You Think You Are - NBC at 7pm
Sunday, February 5 The Voice - NBC after the Super Bowl
Monday, February 5 The Voice - NBC at 7pm (time period premiere)
Smash - NBC at 9pm
Tuesday, February 7 The River - ABC at 8pm
Sunday, February 12 The Celebrity Apprentice - NBC at 8pm
Sunday, February 19 Eastbound & Down - HBO at 9pm
Life's Too Short - HBO at 9:30pm
Sunday, March 4 Harry's Law - NBC at 8pm
GCB - ABC at 9pm
Tuesday, March 6 Breaking In - FOX at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 11 Bob's Burgers - FOX at 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 13 Fashion Star - NBC at 8pm
Thursday, March 15 Missing - ABC at 7pm
Monday, March 19 Dancing with the Stars - ABC at 7pm
Touch - FOX at 8pm
Taylor Lautner Magazine Cover Is Fake Tween girl hearts were breaking Monday when a "People" magazine cover featuring "Twilight's" Taylor Lautner coming out of the closet went viral on on the internet. The cover had a photo of the actor and the caption "Out & Proud." Turns out that the cover was "absolutely fake," according to the magazine.
Steven Tyler May Be Engaged President Obama isn't the only on vacationing in Hawaii. Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler is there with his girlfriend Erin Brady, and TMZ says she's moved from girlfriend to fiance status. Brady was spotted in Maui with a large diamond on the ring finger of her left hand, and an unnamed source says they are engaged. This would be Tyler's third marriage.
Most Watched and Least Watch TV Shows of Fall 2011 Which network TV show do you think had the most viewers this fall? Here's the top 5...
1. NCIS, 21.4 million
2. Sunday NFL Football, 19.9 million
3. Two and a Half Men, 18.9 million
4. Dancing with the Stars, 18.5 million
5. NCIS: LA, 17.4 million
And the bottom 5...
1. H8R, 1.2 million
2. Bob's Burgers, 1.65 million
3. Gossip Girl, 1.68 million
4. 90210, 1.7 million
5. Ringer, 2.02 million
Matthew McConaughey Is Off the Market Sad news for women all over the world. Matthew McConaughey proposed to his girlfriend on Christmas Day. The couple have two children together ages 3 and 2.
Mel Gibson Historic Divorce Payout They say it's one of the most expensive divorce payouts in Hollywood history. Mel Gibson's divorce from his wife of nearly 30 years was finalized on Friday, and the "Los Angeles Business Journal" estimates Gibson's ex-wife got a settlement in the ballpark of $425-million.
Sinead O'Connor's Marriage Makes Kim Kardashian's Look Eternal If you thought 72 days was a short marriage, think again! Kim Kardashian and Chris Humphries made it four times longer than Sinead O'Connor. The singer who famously ripped up a photo of the Pope in "Saturday Night Live" once, has ended her marriage after just 18 days. She announced on her website Monday that's she's ending the relationship saying, "He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap."
Robert De Niro Is a Dad? He's 68, but that doesn't mean Robert De Niro can't be a new daddy! The actor and his wife recently had a baby girl via surrogate. A rep for De Niro tells "The Hollywood Reporter" the baby's name is Helen Grace.
"The Hangover 2" Getting Sued Again First there was the lawsuit over the tattoo on Ed Helm's face, and a screenwriter suing for plagiarism. Now there's a lawsuit involving Zach Galifianakis. Louis Vuitton has filed a trademark lawsuit against Warner Bros. They say they were damaged by a scene in this Zach's character says he has a Louis Vuitton bag. In fact, the bag was a knock off.
The Most Illegally Downloaded Film of 2011 This is NOT a list on which you want to be number one! But "Fast Five" tops the list of most pirated movies of 2011. The film was downloaded 9.3 million times this year...illegally. Coming in at number two on the list was "The Hangover Part 2" followed by "Thor," "Source Code," and "I Am Number Four."
"Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" Wins The Weekend
The fourth film in the Mission Impossible franchise won at the weekend box office easily winning over "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "Avlin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked."
Holiday LIghts at the Zoo: Through December 23rd 5pm - 8pm each night. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive free admission for each toy you bring. Otherwise it's $2.75 for adults and $1.50 for kids.
Movie Openings: Friday - My Week With Marilyn - featuring Michelle Williams We Bought a Zoo - featuring Matt Damon
Saturday - Darkest Hour - featuring Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella War Horse - featuring Jeremy Irvine
Barbara Walters Names Most Fascinating Person Wednesday Barbara Walters named the most fascinating person of 2011, and she broke a rule doing it. In the past it's been a rule that any person on the list be alive, but in naming the late Steve Jobs as the most fascinating person of 2011 she broke her own rule. Walters explained that they planned to name Jobs to the list before he passed away in October and felt it was right to leave him there.
Golden Globe Nominations This Morning Sofia Vergara, Woody Harrelson, and Gerard Butler will be up early today at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to announce the nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation. The awards will be handed out January 15th.
SAG Awards Announced..."The Help" Does Well "The Help" leads the list of nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The film picked up four nominations. On the TV side, "Modern Family" ruled with several nominations. The awards will be handed out January 29th.
Kim Kardashian Buys Some of Elizabeth Taylor's Jewelry Tuesday's auction of the late Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection was a record-setter. The collection brought in $116-million, and now we know one of the buyers was Kim Kardashian. TMZ.com is reporting Kardashian purchased three jade and diamond bangles for $65,000.
The Biggest Loser Named It was a win for 40-year-old John Rhode on last night's finale of "The Biggest Loser." Rhode weighed in at 445 pounds when the show started, but only weighed 225 pounds at the final weigh-in. Don't worry about going into withdrawal, because a new season of the show starts Tuesday, January 3rd on NBC.
Charlie Sheen Accidentally Tweets Phone Number Oops! Charlie Sheen will be getting a new phone number after he accidentally tweeted his to his millions of Twitter followers. Sheen was trying to send a private direct message to Justin Bieber that included his phone number. Unfortunately the message wasn't private at all. Soon after the mistake Sheen knew something was wrong. He received over 1800 text messags and calls before the number was disconnected.
"True Blood" Adds a New Cast Member If you were sad when Chris Meloni left "Law & Order: SVU" now you can rejoice! Meloni will be joining the cast of "True Blood" in season 5 as an "ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands." I can't wait!
Jessica Simpson Signs On with Weight Watchers
She hasn't even had the baby yet, and she's already making plans to lose the baby weight. Simpson has confirmed she has signed a $3-million deal with the company to lose weight after the baby is born.
American May Yank "30 Rock" From Flights The Alec Baldwin/American Airlines saga continues. Over the weekend Baldwin made a surprise appearance on "SNL" in character as Captain Steve Rogers, and it got a good laugh. But now American Airlines may have the last word. E! online is reporting the airline's Flight Attendants Union is thinking of pulling episodes of "30 Rock" from its in-flight entertainment lineup. No decision has been made yet.
It's a "Mary Tyler Moore" Reunnion...Sort Of Betty White has already had a reunion with Mary Tyler Moore on "Hot in Cleveland," and now it looks like she'll be reunited with another cast member from the show. Ed Asner will appear in an episode of "Hot in Cleveland" that will air next summer. No word on the role he'll play, but they have to make some kind of reference to Lou Grant and Sue Ann Nivens!
Richard Hatch Released from Prison...Again Survivor season 1 winner, Richard Hatch, has served his time. Hatch was released from prison after serving seven months for again failing to pay taxes on his $1-million prize for winning "Survivor."
Movies Out Today on Blu-Ray/DVD Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Kung Fu Panda 2
Movies Opening This Weekend in Theaters Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Light Weekend at the Box Office "New Year's Eve" managed to win the weekend at theaters, but I don't know how much bragging they will be doing. The film only pulled in $13.7-million. "The Sitter" opened in second with $10-million, and the latest "Twlight" film came in third with $7.9-million.
Amazing Race Crowns Winners The 19th season of "The Amazing Race" has ended. Ernie and City crossed the finish line first and win the $1-million.
"Men's Health" Names Hottest Woman of All Time So far I haven't found anyone who agrees with this, but here it is. "Men's Health" magazine has made their list of the "Hottest 100 Women of All Time." Jennifer Aniston is number one on that list followed by Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, and Madonna.
Holiday Lights at the Zoo: Friday - December 23 5pm - 8pm each night at Henson Robinson Zoo. Friday only there will be two live reindeer at the zoo. For each new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, get one free admission. Otherwise it's $2.75 for adults and $1.50 for kids.
Chris "Boom Boom" Johnson: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Get tickets at 391-JOKE or www.donniebsofspringfield.com
The Messiah: The Springfield Choral Society and Orchestra perform "The Messiah" Saturday at 7:30pm at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. $12 admission. www.springfieldchoralsociety.org or 787-4868 for more info.
Christmas Carol: Presented by Lincoln Land Community College theater department. Friday and Saturday at 8pm at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site visitor center. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for children under 12. 632-5440 for more info.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Presented by the Springfield Theatre Centre. $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and children. www.hcfta.org or 523-2787 for tickets or info.
Dana Thomas House Fondation Holiday Reception: Friday 5:30pm - 7:30pm with live music, food, beverages, Santa, and Susan Lawrence Dana. $20 for foundation members and volunteers, $25 for the general public. Call 788-9452 for reservations.
Christmas at the Carillon: Sunday at 4:30pm in Washington Park. It's a commnity sing-along of Chrsitmas carols to the music of the carillon bells. There will be cookies and hot chocolate to follow. This event is free. www.carillon-rees.org for more info.
Christmas Open House at Vachel LIndsay Home: Saturday 10am - 4pm at the Vachel Lindsay Home. Free. 524-0901 for more info.
Candlelight Tours of Elijah Iles House: Saturday 6-8pm. Free.
The E Buzz for December 9, 2011
Just When We Thought She'd Gone Away Forever Octomom is BAAACK. TMZ.com says Nadya Suleman will be getting six-figures for a new web series that will launch this month. She'll discuss topics from parenting to fitness on the weekly show. If you just can't get enough of her, you'll be able to find it on UStream.
Sad News for the Duggars The Duggar family is mourning a loss. People.com says Michelle Duggar, who was expecting her 20th child, has suffered a miscarriage. Duggar was in her second trimester when it was discovered at a doctor's appointment that baby had no heartbeat. The family plans to have a funeral for the baby.
"Survivor" Host Marries There was a reason Jeff Probst didn't live tweet during this week's airing of "Survivor." He was on his honeymoon! People.com reports that Jeff Probst married Lisa Ann Russell on Monday at a private residence in Los Angeles. Both have been married before. In face, Russell was previously married to Mark-Paul Gosselaar and shares custody of their two kids.
American Airlines Tells Their Side of the Alec Baldwin Story Alex Baldwin always seems to be in some sort of trouble. Now he's in a battle of words with American Airlines. Tuesday, Baldwin was forcred off a flight and via Twitter he proceeded to rip American Airlines for what he deemed unfair treatment. Now American has told their side of the story. On American's Facebook page they wrote,“Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter,” the airline posted on its Facebook page. “This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time."
“The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked,” American wrote. The airlines said after flight attendants were asked to check on the situation, “the passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.”
"M*A*S*H" Star Dead Colonel Sherman T. Potter is dead. Actor Harry Morgan, who was also known for his role in "Dragnet," has died at the age of 96. He passed away Tuesday morning at his Los Angeles home.
"Mythbusters" Production Suspended After Cannonball Accident Oops. The Discovery Channel has suspsended production on the popular show "Mythbusters" after an accident with a cannonball. Producers were testing a cannon at a bomb range. The cannonball was supposed to travel through several barrels of water and a cinder block wall, but instead wound up striking something that made it shoot over the hillside and into a residential area. It struck a house, bounced off a roof, and crashed into a minivan. Luckily, no one was hurt. The show is suspended while the network investigates the incident.
Alec Baldwin's "Words with Friends" Habit Causes Trouble If you've ever had an addiction to the Scrabble-like "Words with Friends," you may be able to sympathize with Alec Baldwin. The actor was removed from a plan at LAX in Los Angeles. According to Baldwin they were sitting at the gate not moving when a flight attendant approached him for playing the game on his phone. Baldwin was reportedly moved to another flight.
If You're a Democrat You Probably Don't like "Swamp Loggers" I love these surveys...they're just fun. It's an annual research survey by Experian-Simmons that talks about which TV shows are most liked and least liked by Liberal-Democrats and Conservative-Republicans. Here's how it broke down... Liberal-Democrat Faves "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report"
"30 Rock" and "Parks & Recreation"
"Modern Family" Conservative-Republican Faves "Swamp Loggers" and "Top Shot"
"The Biggest Loser" Liberal-Democrat Least Faves "Swamp Loggers"
"Dog the Bounty Hunter"
"The Price is Right" Conservative-Republican Least Faves "Weeds"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report"
Harry Potter Heading to L.A. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a big hit at Universal Orlando. So big, in fact, they're bringing Potter to Universal Studios Hollywood.
Rosie O'Donnell Engaged She's giving marriage another try. People.com is reporting Rosie O'Donnell is engaged to Michelle Rounds. They met earlier this year at a Starbucks.
Giuliana Rancic Double Mastectomy E! host Giuliana Rancic is fighting breast cancer, and on the "Today" show Monday she announced she'll undergo a double mastectomy. Rancic said she had a double lumpectomy and radiation, but the procedures didn't completely rid her of the cancer. She says the most important thing is to get the cancer out.
"Real Housewife" Enters Rehab This won't be a surprise to anyone who watches the show. Kim Richards of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member, has entered rehab. Sources tell ET online it's unknown what she's being treated for. However, her use of alcohol has been a recurring topic on the show.
Videos Out Today The Hangover Part II
Cowboys & Aliens
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Madonna Performing at Super Bowl 46 We heard about this weeks ago, but now it's official. NBC has revealed that Madonna will be the halftime performer during Super Bowl 46. The Super Bowl will take place February 5th from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Death Threats for "X Factor" Judges Things are getting interesting on "X Factor." In fact, some fans are taking the show way too seriously. When contestant Drew Ryniewicz was recently eliminated, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger voted against keeping him in the competition. That's when fans of the singer took to social media to show their displeasure. Some of the messages have wished death on the two judges.
"Twilight" Rules Again It was number one at the box office once again for the latest "Twilight" film. It pulled in $16.9-million followed by "The Muppets" and "Hugo."
Athleticare/Sports Radio 1450 Shootout: Saturday at the Prairie Captial Convention Center. $7 in advance, $5 for students. Available at the Center box office and Ticketmaster outlets.
10:30am - Chatham Glenwood JV vs. Calvary Academy
12:00pm - Pleasant Plains vs. Liberty
1:30pm - Maywood Proviso East vs. St. Louis Riverview Gardens
3:00pm - Chatham Glenwood vs. Cahokia
4:30pm - Sacred Heart Griffin vs. Naperville Neuqua Valley
6:00pm - Southeast vs. Chicago Hope Academy
7:30pm - Lanphier vs. Normal University High
Scotty K: Friday and Saturday at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm each night. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for tickets.
Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw Tickets on Sale: Concert is Saturday, July 7th at Soldier Field in Chicago. Tickets on sale Saturday at 10:00am. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.
Jingle Jam: Sunday Noon - 7pm at Southwind Park in Erin's Pavilion. Benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Admission is a voluntary contribution at the door. More info at www.stjudefans.org
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Tickets available at 523-2787 or www.hcfta.org
Christmas Carol: Presented by Lincoln Land Community College Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site. Tickets at 800-710-9290.
1850's Style Christmas Carol Service: Saturday at 6pm at First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th Street. The Lincoln's will greet visitors, and The Rev. Dr. Clifford J. Hayes will protray the Reb. Dr. James Smith who was pastor of the church from 1849 - 1856. Following the service have Mary Lincoln's White Cake in the commons. This event is free. An offering will be taken and donated to the Salvation Army.
Bells in Motion: Handbell concert Saturday at 7pm at First Congregational Church. Sunday at 4pm at First United Methodist Church. $10 at the door. www.bellsinmotion.org
Pancakes, Paws, and Santa Claus: Saturday 8:30am - 10:30am at Lincoln Greens Golf Course. Breakfast and a free photo with Santa. Hosted by Henson Robinson Zoo. Call 753-6217 or visit www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org for more information.
Evergreen Wreath Making Workshop: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 1pm at Washington Park Botanical Garden. Materials for construction provided, bring pruning shears and any custom decorations you want. Reservations at 753-6228.
Candlelight Tours of Elijah Iles House: Saturday 6-8pm at 628 S. 7th Street. There will be Christmas trees from various eras, ornaments from historic periods, and refreshments. Free.
The E Buzz for December 2, 2011
Another Fast & Furious Flick Forthcoming Since "Fast Five" came out earlier this year it's grossed more than $625-million, so naturally there will be another. Ludacris tweeted Thursday night saying "Fast & Furious 6 will begin shooting in 2012."
Most Searched-For Term of the Year No it wasn't a Kardashaian or even Casey Anthony. According to Yahoo, the most searched term of 2011 was the iPhone. Casey Anthony was second on the list followed by Kim Kardashian.
Daniel Day-Lewis As Lincoln Causes a Stir This photo made the rounds quickly yesterday after Michael Philips caught the actor in his Lincoln makeup at a restaurant in Richmond. Amazing!
Kris Humphries Files for Annulment Thursday in Los Angeles Kim Karadashian's husband, Kris Humphries, requested an annulment based on irreconcilable differences and fraud. No word on what "fraud" means.
Kanye West Leads Grammy Nominations It was a good night for Kanye West. He picked up seven Grammy nominations including Song of the Year for "All of the Lights." Adele and Bruno Mars received six noinations each. The Grammys will be awarded on February 12th.
Most Fascinating People of 2011 It's an annual tradition. Barbara Walters has chosen her most fascinating people of 2011. Here are some of the people on her list...
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Khloe, Kim, and Kourney Kardashian
We won't know who's deemed most fascinating until the Decemeber 14th TV special.
Dr. Conrad Murray Could Be Out By Prison By Christmas He may have received a four year sentence for the involunatary manslaughter of Michael jackson, but that doesn't mean he'll be in jail for four years. In face, RadarOnline.com is reporting Murray could be released on house arrest before Christmas. His sentence has already been cut in half, and because he's a non-violent felon he's eligible for house arrent.