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La Toya fears she could be next Jackson to die

The untimely death of “The King of Pop” could lead to another loss of life, according to Jackson family conspiracy theorist, La Toya Jackson.

Just two weeks after Michael Jackson’s June 25 death, La Toya Jackson shared her belief that unidentified people were responsible for “murdering” her brother. Now a report in the National Enquirer reveals the less famous sibling fears she could be next on their hit list.

“La Toya is convinced someone paid Michael’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, to kill him because they stood to gain up to $1 billion from his death,” an insider explained. “La Toya has been telling pals she can name the mysterious people Michael’s doctor was working with when Michael died.”

It’s that alleged ability to name names that has the far less lucrative La Toya Jackson concerned those mystery men might take aim at her.

“She is convinced they killed her brother and wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to kill her as well,” the insider continued. “She says too many people have got too much to lose if the truth gets out. She fears for her life.”

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    Bale won the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for "The Fighter" on Jan. 30, 2011. Bale thanked the man he played in the film, retired boxer Dicky Eklund, saying "thank you for living the life and thank you for letting me play you."

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    In "Terminator Salvation," Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. The actor made headlines before the film's release when an audio recording caught him in a profanity-filled, on-set rant against the film's director of photography.

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    Bale took on the role of Batman for the second time in director Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight." Bale told MoviesOnline.com what appealed to him about the film. "This was no longer an action movie," he said. "This was no longer a superhero movie. This was a movie that can stand shoulder to shoulder with any genre of movie."

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    Bale was one of six actors (which included his "Dark Knight" co-star, Heath Ledger) who portrayed versions of Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes' 2007 film, "I'm Not There."

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    Bale starred as a small-town rancher who must deliver an outlaw (played by Russell Crowe) to a train in 2007's "3:10 to Yuma." Bale told the Onion A.V. Club that "like in most Westerns, you have the very clear-cut bad-guy/good-guy, however, as the movie progresses, you kind of see that it's a very fine line that divides these two."

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    Bale and wife Sibi Blazic promote "Batman Begins." Bale told About.com that he'd initially been skeptical about doing a comic book film, until he checked out the source material. "I read 'Batman Year One' and like the 'Dark Victory' and stuff, and I thought, 'This is good stuff. There's a really great character here. The way that they play it is fantastic. Why has there never been a movie done?'"

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    Bale lost 62 pounds (he was down to 120) to play the lead role in 2004's "The Machinist." The film tells the story of a man who suffers from both insomnia and paranoia, and slowly starts losing his grip on reality. Staying away from food during the shoot wasn't easy for Bale. He told Ain't It Cool News, "I chose not to go eat with anybody, because the second I saw or smelled that food, I was like a wolf. And, I had a couple of times when I did do that, and I ate five meals at one go, you know?"

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    Bale starred as serial killer, executive and Phil Collins fan Patrick Bateman in 2000's "American Psycho," opposite Chloe Sevigny. Bale told Reel.com that director Mary Harron described the character by saying he was "an alien who is trying to understand or fit into society. It was a great description, really, because he is so inhuman but is attempting to understand these things called humans."

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    Though he'd had a few other small roles, Bale's big break came at age 13 when he was cast in the lead of Steven Spielberg's 1987 film, "Empire of the Sun." According to IMDB.com, Bale was chosen from 4,000 boys who auditioned for the role.

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When Christian Bale brought remorseless killer Patrick Bateman to the big screen in “American Psycho,” he needed just the right inspiration for the smarmy, smiling villain. In an interview with Black Book Magazine, director Mary Harron explained how Bale found his hook in fellow actor Tom Cruise.

“(Christian and I) talked about how… (Bateman) was looking at the world like somebody from another planet, watching what people did and trying to work out the right way to behave,” Harron said. “And then one day he called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy.”

Bill Murray: ‘McG deserves to die’Director McG’s recent claim that funnyman Bill Murray headbutted him on the set of “Charlie’s Angels” came under fire from the actor himself. According to the Murray, he employed a strictly hands-off approach with McG — not that the lack of violence was due to shortage of ill-will.

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“(The headbutt accusation is) bulls---! That’s complete crap!” the actor told The Times of London. “I don’t know why he made that story up. He has a very active imagination.”

Then, in what McG might hope was simply Murray’s brand of straight faced humor, the “Angels’” star added, “No! He deserves to die. He should be pierced with a lance, not headbutted.”

Dish on the flyLong before he was breaking the hearts of “American Idol” hopefuls, Simon Cowell sharpened his verbal barbs on his own mother. “Simon was a determined and often difficult child,” Julie Cowell revealed to Yours magazine. “When he was very small I bought a new hat and asked him if I looked nice in it.” The would-be talent show titan’s reply? “You look like a poodle.” … Despite a report to the contrary, author Salmon Rushdie insists he’s completely over ex-wife Padma Lakshmi. Earlier this week, Rushdie’s former girlfriend, actress Pia Glenn, claimed he was “obsessed” with the “Top Chef” host, but Rushdie set the record straight in an angry rebuttal delivered to Page Six. "It is hard even to list the untruths in her article,” Rushdie said. “What most distresses me, however, is her statement that I am still 'obsessed' with my ex-wife, Padma Lakshmi. When my marriage to Padma ended I was saddened and hurt, that's true, but that was two and a half years ago, and, like any adult, I have accepted the world as it is.”

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