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Monitor: March 8, 2013

Splits, court appearances, birthdays, and more

Splits
Another Hollywood romance bites the dust. Michelle Williams, 32, and Jason Segel, 33, have ended their relationship after a year of dating.

Update
The wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother and children continues to chug along. On Feb. 28, a Los Angeles judge ruled that the Jacksons’ lawyers have provided enough evidence to move forward with a jury trial. The family insists that AEG Live — the organizers behind the pop star’s ill-fated comeback tour, This Is It — pressured Dr. Conrad Murray to get Jackson ready to perform, despite the King of Pop’s fragile health. In 2011, Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death.

Courts
Bobby Brown, 44, was sentenced to 55 days in jail and four years of probation on Feb. 26, after pleading no contest to DUI.

Deaths
Bonnie Franklin, who played a divorced working mom on the seminal TV series One Day at a Time, passed away at her home in L.A. on March 1 from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She was 69…. Bobby Rogers, 73, a founding member of the Motown group the Miracles, died on March 3 in Detroit. The cause of death has not been released…. Tales of Wells Fargo star Dale Robertson died after a reported battle with pneumonia and lung cancer on Feb. 26 in La Jolla. He was 89…. Adam Strange, 46, a film and commercial director, was killed by a shark off the coast of New Zealand on Feb. 27.
Birthdays

March 10: Jon Hamm, 42; Carrie Underwood, 30
March 11: Terrence Howard, 44
March 14: Michael Caine, 80
March 15 Eva Longoria, 38