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  • Usher Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson at Essence Festival

    Posted Jul 4th 2011 at 12:05 AM by Boombox Editors

    Usher closed out the first day of the Essence Music Festival on Friday (July 1), with a rousing two hour performance in which he paid homage to the late Michael Jackson. Shocking the audience with his entrance, the Grammy winner emerged from a platform in the middle of the New Orleans Superdome high above the crowd, before breaking into his set. "Welcome to the first day of the Essence Music Fe...

  • Aaron Carter Says Michael Jackson Gave Him Cocaine

    Posted Jun 30th 2011 at 07:00 PM by AOL Music Editors

    Two years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to leave an indelible mark on his pop peers and disciples -- and some of it isn't so good. In a revealing interview with OK! Magazine (via Long Island Press) singer/rapper Aaron Carter tells a tale of drug use and underage drinking with the former King of Pop. "I never talked about it... This is the first time. I do... I miss Michael... I hav...

  • Michael Jackson's Iconic 'Thriller' Jacket Sells for $1.8M

    Posted Jun 27th 2011 at 09:03 AM by Katelyn Mullen

    In an unfortunate and sad twist of fate, almost exactly two years after Michael Jackson's shocking and untimely death, his iconic leather jacket worn by him in the 'Thriller' video has sold for an eye opening $1.8 million dollars. The red and black leather jacket was purchased on June 26, 2011 by Milton Verret, a commodities trader from Austin, Texas at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. Verre...

  • Michael Jackson's 'Behind the Mask' Video Premieres

    Posted Jun 15th 2011 at 01:15 AM by Boombox Editors

    Michael Jackson might be gone, but his fans live on. The Behind the Mask Project -- the global online casting call for Jackson's 'Behind the Mask' music video, off his first posthumous album 'Michael' -- premiered this morning on the late pop icon's Facebook page. Directed by Dennis Liu the video is "100 percent fan made" by fans from all over the world, including Jordan, Southern Sudan, Russia...

  • Michael Jackson Collaboration With Bee Gees' Barry Gibb Unearthed

    Posted May 25th 2011 at 09:05 PM by Spinner Editors

    With the world clamoring for posthumous Michael Jackson material, most of what has been unveiled so far has been mired in controversy for one reason or another. The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, who is an official Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) lest you forget, is hoping to change that. Turns out, he's been sitting on an undisputed but largely unknown collaboration with Jackson that da...

  • 'Thriller' Portraitist Dick Zimmerman: 'Michael Jackson Had Tears In His Eyes'

    Posted Mar 10th 2011 at 10:34 PM by Matthew Shepatin

    Dick Zimmerman became world-renowned for introducing a style of celebrity portrait photography that looked like a painting. (You remember all those TV Guide covers from the '70s and '80s, right?) Over the years, he's shot some of the biggest names in Hollywood, ranging from Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman to John Travolta and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Over a 13-year period, Zimmerman also ...

  • Michael Jackson's Kids Want to 'Continue' Dad's Legacy in Showbiz, Charity Work

    Posted Feb 25th 2011 at 11:40 AM by Sarah Crow

    'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts talked with Michael Jackson's kids, Prince, 14, Paris, 12, and Blanket Jackson, 9, in a new interview that aired Friday. The previously sheltered kids spoke candidly about how their lives have changed since the loss of their father almost two years ago. The three children, who have been attending a traditional school since their father's death, after be...

  • Michael Jackson's Children Open Up on 'Good Morning America'

    Posted Feb 24th 2011 at 11:30 AM by Sarah Crow

    Two years after the devastating loss of their father, Michael Jackson's children are opening up about how they've coped with Jackson's death and what their lives are like now. In an exclusive interview with 'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts, Jackson's mother, Katherine, commends her grandchildren's strength, saying, "It was kind of hard at first, but they've adjusted pretty well." Despi...

  • Michael Jackson's Doctor Will Be Tried in Televised Trial

    Posted Feb 7th 2011 at 08:52 PM by Rebecca Macatee

    It seems like Michael Jackson's personal life will continue to be a publicized media affair when it comes to the details surrounding his death. CNN reports that a judge ruled Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician accused of involuntary manslaughter in the king of pop's death, will be tried in a court that allows approved television cameras. The judge also ordered that jury selection for the trial wi...

  • Michael Jackson's Estate Sues Unauthorized Memorabilia Website

    Posted Jan 20th 2011 at 09:00 PM by Rebecca Macatee

    Michael Jackson's estate is suing a businessman who has teamed up with the King of Pop's mother, Katherine, to market memorabilia related to the late star on jacksonsecretvault.com, Reuters reports. The lawsuit alleges that the website "does absolutely everything in its power to suggest to its visitors that it is the hub for all things Michael Jackson, and that it is sanctioned and supported by...

  • Jackson's Rabbi: Michael's Doctor Was a Drug Pusher

    Posted Jan 13th 2011 at 09:20 AM by Rob Shuter

    Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, learned on Tuesday that he will face trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge in the pop star's death. One person, however, has already decided that he's guilty: Michael's longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. "Here is a doctor, who essentially acted as a pusher, now denying any and all responsibility for dispensing to Michael a truc...

  • Michael Jackson Autopsy Documentary Postponed Indefinitely

    Posted Jan 3rd 2011 at 12:05 AM by Spinner Editors

    Michael Jackson's family and fans will be relieved to learn that the controversial medical documentary, 'Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson,' has been shelved. The Discovery television network announced Dec. 31 that it will no longer air the show, which features a reenactment of the superstar's autopsy, citing concerns from Jackson's estate and an upcoming court heari...

  • Outrage Over Michael Jackson's Autopsy Reenactment

    Posted Dec 30th 2010 at 06:30 AM by PopEater Staff

    The Discovery Channel in Europe is planning to air a TV special on Jan. 13 called 'Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson,' which includes a reenactment of Michael Jackson's autopsy. Revelation of this has outraged the executors of Jackson's estate. EOnline is reporting that co-executors John Branca and John McClain sent a letter to Discovery yesterday, saying, "Your deci...

  • Michael Jackson Producer: Controversial New Songs Underwent 'More Processing'

    Posted Dec 13th 2010 at 08:10 AM by Zach Dionne

    Just days before the first posthumous Michael Jackson album hits, controversy is still raging. A new UK Reuters interview with Teddy Riley, one of the "main producers" on 'Michael,' reveals that the vocal material culled for the album was far from finished. "I had to do more processing to the voice, which is why people were asking about the authenticity," Riley says. "We had to do what we had t...

  • Michael Jackson's Brother Randy Unleashes on Sony and Shady Posthumous Album

    Posted Nov 18th 2010 at 07:50 AM by Zach Dionne

    Michael Jackson's youngest brother, Randy, took to Twitter last night for a self-scheduled pseudo press conference tackling his brother's first posthumous album, a shady affair by some accounts. In a massive stream of tweets, Randy attacked Sony, the rift between the Jackson family and the executors of Michael's estate, and, most directly, the new record, 'Michael,' landing Dec. 14. "I becam...


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