Morning Soul: You Gotta Try A Little Harder

  • Jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit ruled in favor of concert promoter AEG, saying Conrad Murray was competent when he was hired, despite his eventual role in the singer's death. [TMZ]
  • Jay Z signed DJ siblings Theo and Sasha Spielberg -- whose father is iconic director Steven Spielberg -- to Roc Nation and announced plans for their 2014 album release. [THR]
  • Following her recent marriage, Janet Jackson allegedly sought advice on how to adopt a child "after being moved" by recent events in Jordan and Syria. [EM]
  • "...theme music...every good hero should have some": Soul Gladiators, stay tuned later today for a SCANDALOUS mixtape, with bounce worthy music for tonight's Scandal premiere! [DB]

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