Newspaper and broadcast editors surveyed by the Associated Press voted Michael Jackson’s death the top entertainment story of the year. When it came to MJ’s death there was indeed a lot to talk about. From the outpouring of love from fans around the world to his majestic star-studded funeral in Los Angeles and the ongoing investigation of his physician Dr. Conrad Murray.

The Chris Brown and Rihanna assault incident was voted number six. Kanye West’s stage crash at the MTV Awards came in at number seven.

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