NEW YORK – La Toya Jackson writes in her new book, “Starting Over,” that the first question that ran through her mind after she learned of her brother’s death was, “Who killed Michael?”

The book is scheduled to go on sale next week, two years after the pop star’s death of a sedative overdose. Dr. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and trial is set for September.

La Toya Jackson says her brother often predicted he would be killed over his estate and music publishing catalog. She also says she learned a lot about Michael’s well-being in the days before his death. His daughter, Paris, told her that “Daddy was always cold” and that “he would always cry.”

La Toya Jackson writes that she confronted Dr. Conrad Murray in the hospital shortly after her brother was pronounced dead to find out what happened and that he gave her only “evasion and excuses.” Her brother Jermaine Jackson also has a book coming out in September.

Broderick returning to Broadway for Gershwin show

NEW YORK – Matthew Broderick is returning to Broadway in a musical next spring built around George and Ira Gershwin’s songs.

Producers said Thursday that Broderick will star in “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”

Kathleen Marshall, who just won her third Tony Award for directing “Anything Goes,” will choreograph and direct the new show.

Broderick has been on Broadway many times, most notably in “The Producers,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.”

Rowling announces website in the wings

NEW YORK – J.K. Rowling has a new website — details to follow.

The site,, is a new project for the “Harry Potter” author, spokeswoman Rebecca Salt said Thursday. The site is “not a new book” and “not directly related” to the final Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which comes out next month, she said.

“We aren’t saying any more than that!” Salt said.

“Pottermore” was trademarked in 2009 by Warner Bros., which distributes the Potter movies. The site itself reveals little beyond a scrawled message from the author that reads “Coming soon …”. Rowling already has a personal website, at

Runaway bride in Playboy

CHICAGO – Playboy is making a last-minute addition to the cover of its July issue after founder Hugh Hefner’s fiancee called off their wedding.

Playboy says it is affixing red and yellow stickers over the cover image of 24-year-old Crystal Harris. The stickers say: “Runaway Bride in this issue!” The 85-year-old Hefner announced Tuesday that the pair will not wed.

The issue is due on newsstands today.

Harris appears on the July cover wearing a sailor hat with the headline “America’s Princess introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner.” The pair were to be married Saturday at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

Hefner tweeted Wednesday that “recent events call for a special sticker on the July cover.”