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Judge raps troubled teen

A TEENAGER who pushed a youth in front of a garda car to delay officers getting to a crime scene has been told by a judge that court is "not a social work department".

The boy (17) had pleaded guilty in July at the Children's Court to obstructing gardai at Buckingham Street, in Dublin city-centre, on May 30 last.

The case resumed yesterday with Judge Clare Leonard hearing that the teenager was a suspect in a "serious incident" at a bookmakers, in Dublin city-centre earlier this month, but he had not yet been charged.

The judge adjourned sentencing for five weeks,.



Jackson doctor trial to resume

The trial of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray will resume tomorrow.

Los Angeles Judge Michael Pastor ordered the delay so defence lawyers could get more details on test results that the coroner's office recently conducted. The tests dealt with the levels of the sedative lorazepam that were found in Jackson's body.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.



Celebs spoof Clinton charity

Bill Clinton is happy to have celebrities call attention to his Clinton Foundation, but he's not above spoofing them, either.

In a new web video for the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Foundation, a coterie of stars performs as the foundation's airheaded Celebrity Division. Ben Stiller leads an unproductive fundraising brainstorming session with Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.



Actor Quinto on coming out

Actor Zachary Quinto says he feels a range of emotions after coming out as gay in a recent New York magazine interview, but most of all he's grateful for the kindness he has received since.

Quinto (34) -- best known for playing Spock in the last Star Trek movie -- describes the experience as "scary" but he knows he's supported by "amazing people". He said he looks forward to the day when saying you're gay "won't really matter".