LOS ANGELES – The doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death has asked a judge to sequester jurors in the physician’s upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial, citing coverage of the Casey Anthony case and the threat of information leaks on social media.

The filing Thursday by attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray said information from those sources could interfere with Murray’s right to receive a fair trial.

It cited the increased ratings for HLN and commentator Nancy Grace, who featured the Anthony case on her show on a nightly basis and believed Anthony was guilty.

It also said her show and others are likely to include discussions of Murray’s case that aren’t limited to testimony or evidence presented in the courtroom, along with expert commentary and information.

Jurors will be prohibited from accessing those media reports, but the defense fears the coverage will be so pervasive that exposure to some of that information is unavoidable. “There is sincere danger that a well-meaning juror will be more impressed with an ‘expert’ on television than one presented by the parties at trial,” the filing states.

‘Apes’ actress pleads no contest, sent to rehab

LOS ANGELES — A judge has ordered actress Estella Warren to serve four months in a residential rehab facility after she entered a no contest plea in a drunken-driving case Friday.

Los Angeles city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said the “Planet of the Apes” actress, 32,  was also sentenced to serve five years of informal probation.

Warren had been facing four misdemeanor charges after her arrest earlier this year for crashing into three parked cars and tussling with police.

Mateljan said a hearing will be held Oct. 7 to determine if Warren must pay any restitution.

Suit seeks ‘I’m sorry’

LONDON – One of music’s most famous family feuds is headed for the courts.

Oasis singer Liam Gallagher said Friday he is suing his estranged brother and former bandmate, Noel, for saying his hangover forced the rumbustious Brit rockers to cancel a concert.

Bad blood between the brothers has made headlines ever since Oasis burst to fame in 1994 with their debut album “Definitely Maybe.”

When Noel left the band in 2009, he said it was because he couldn’t work “a day longer” with his brother.

Liam is disputing comments Noel made last month alleging that Liam pulled out of the 2009 V Festival due to a hangover.

Liam said in a statement he wants an apology and for Oasis fans “to know the truth” about what happened: Laryngitis prevented him from performing the gig.”This is not about money,” he added. “All I want is a full apology from Noel.”