After a 3Am start to cover what turned out to be rather uneventful Oscar nominations - at least they were predictable - the day seemed to be winding down nicely by lunchtime. Then the news broke that - according to US media outlets like AP and TMZ - Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, is about to be charged with involuntary manslaughter. The story remains unconfirmed by the authorities, but something is clearly in the air and I sense the beginning of a potentially long and - perhaps - final chapter in the story of Michael Jackson's death.
What were know: Dr Conrad Murray is in LA with his lawyers.
The DA's office has not announced any charges.
Plenty of speculation that Dr Murray will be charged and arraigned Wednesday. Judging by the media interest we are going to see another circus.
Avatar and The Hurt Locker tied 9 nods apiece for the Oscars.