Though they lost their dad way too soon, the orphaned Jackson siblings have each other to depend on, a bond strong enough to thwart any scheming Jackson relatives. Despite the series of unfortunate events, Prince Michael, the eldest of the brood is looking after his younger siblings.
Prince, Paris and Blanket honored the late singer’s birthday at his childhood hometown in Gary, Indiana.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Mischief & Mayhem at 2:11 AM EDT on Mar, 12 2011
Lawyers for the Michael Jackson estate have once again filed a motion to have Alejandra Jackson removed from the families Hayvenhurst estate.
According to the court motion, Alejandra, who has children with both Randy and Jermaine Jackson is an unwanted house guest who has no grounds to stay on the property.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 3:25 AM EDT on Feb, 18 2011
The death of Michael Jackson has turned into a gold mine for his estate with an estimated $310 million being earned since the singers death in 2009.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Jackson died with approximately $400 million in worldwide debts, while $310 million has already been made from his death with nearly half of that money already being spent.
Of that $310 million owed, executors have paid back $159 million in debt, income taxes and other expenses including family support for Jackson’s mother Katherine.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 1:24 AM EDT on Feb, 08 2011
Dr. Conrad Murray will not only have to face a jury of his peers, but also a world stage when his wrongful death trial involving Michael Jackson begins in April.
Judge Michael Pastor on Monday announced his surprise decision to televise the proceedings.
While the trial will focus on the Jackson death suit, it will also bring to light how the medical community treats famous celebrities as they look to treat both real and fake conditions.
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Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 4:21 PM EDT on Jan, 15 2011
The “post” Michael Jackson era has begun and now the Jackson Estate or at least Joe Jackson can add a fragrance collection to their rapidly growing list of Posthumous products with the king of pops name attached to them.
Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson has teamed up with a french perfume company to release a Jackson scent line.
Jackson signed the deal with Julian Rouas Paris Company to create the collection which will debut in just a few short months.
Rousas Paris Chief Executive Frank Rouas told PopCrunch:
“With Joe Jackson, we are 50-50 partners in world sales, television rights and advertising receipts. We did it very, very quickly. Usually it takes a year.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 3:46 PM EDT on Dec, 11 2010
Michael Jackson fans are not happy that the Discovery Channel plans to air a TV special featuring a virtual autopsy for the King of Pop. The TV special, titled Michael Jackson’s Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson has led to a petition which is now circulating the web.
According to TMZ, the petition was created by MJ Justice Project and MJ Children.
The petition states:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 12:21 AM EDT on Dec, 06 2010
Need a pair of gloves for the winter? You can get one of Michael Jackson’s for the very low cost of just $330,000. That’s the price one bidder was willing to pay at a recent Julien’s Auction event. The glove in question was worn on the “Bad” tour in the 1980s.
Also sold at the event? a $72,000 Fedora also from the Michael “Bad” era.
Other bidders also showed up for numerous items that didn’t belong to Michael Jackson, including x-ray pictures of Albert Einstein’s brain which sold for $38,750 and a set of Marilyn Monroe prescription bottles went for $18,750.
I think I paid $10 for my last pair of gloves and I got two of them.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 12:54 AM EDT on Nov, 18 2010
Ready to catch the cast of Glee performing Michael Jackson’s smash hit Thriller? Fox has announced that the shows post-Super Bowl showing will features the song.
Fox has divulged that the episode will have a sports-theme that will focus on KcKinley High playing for the state championship while Sue Sylvester’s cheerios (cheerleaders for the non-Gleeks) cheer them on.
The Superbowl episode is also set to have the Glee cast also cover Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas and Lady Antebellum.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 7:47 PM EDT on Nov, 13 2010
Black Eyed Peas founder and producer extraordinaire Will.i.Am says he wants no part in the new Michael Jackson album because it stands against everything Michael believed in.
Will.i.am told EW:
“Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are … He just wasn’t any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it’s disrespectful. There’s no honoring.”
According to Will.i.Am the biggest issue is using unfinished Michael Songs on the album:
“Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished … Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used … he was that hands-on.”
While it’s true that money will be made, the Michael Jackson estate, namely his children are the one’s to most profit off the album, so I call this one a toss up, after all I’m sure he would want what’s best for his children.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 5:48 PM EDT on Nov, 12 2010
“Hold My Hand” a song collaboration between Michael Jackson and Akon will hit stores on Monday, November 15. The song is just one track that can be heard on the King of Pops upcoming album.
Sony Albums confirmed the sale on Thursday and Akon released the following statement:
“The world was not ready to hear ‘Hold My Hand’ when it leaked a couple years ago. We were devastated about it,” says Akon, while adding “But its time has definitely come; now in its final state, it has become an incredible, beautiful, anthemic song. I’m so proud to have had the chance to work with Michael, one of my all time idols.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 12:35 AM EDT on Nov, 05 2010
Michael Jackson is going the way to Tupac, dropping an album of cut together tracks after his death.
The new album, titled Michael will drop on Dec. 14, just 6 months after his June 2009 death.
According to sources close to the project, the album has been billed as “newly completed recordings” that Michael had been writing and recording with various collaborators which he handpicked.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 12:46 AM EDT on Sep, 24 2010
Jackson has petitioned the court as of yesterday, asking that the judge increase the amount of money she receives from her deceased son’s estate.
The judge noted:
“Counsel will give notice of proposed action re: adjustment to family allowance for the benefit of Katherine Jackson.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 1:46 PM EDT on Sep, 15 2010
How does California plan to get out of debt? Apparently by charging Michael Jackson fans $3 just to leave flowers on the pop stars grave.
The charge, which is in effect at this time comes with a $3 “delivery fee.”
Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale where Michael Jackson is buried originally had a stage where gifts could be left, however they recently removed that stage and announced the new fee. For $3 a member of the cemetery staff will hand-deliver a fans flowers to the Jackson mausoleum.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 10:34 AM EDT on Aug, 30 2010
With the upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray set to start in January, there’s the possibility that Michael Jackson’s body may be exhumed.
British tabloid News of the World says tipsters have told them that Murray’s lawyers want to challenge the original autopsy and that they will have to exhume the body to perform another autopsy if they are to prove any new findings.
According to the tabloid:
“If the tests don’t concur with the coroner’s findings, they have the start of a strong defence. The logical next step would be to exhume the body to make new tests.”
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 8:58 AM EDT on Aug, 24 2010
Conrad Murray, the last personal doctor for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, will go on trial for involuntary manslaughter in January 2011.
The court date was announced this week by Los Angeles authorities, who stated that both sides agreed on the January appearance.
Dr. Murray has entered a non-guilty please for involuntary manslaughter in the June 25th 2009 death of Jackson.
Murray has repeatedly stated that his administration of Propofol helped the singer sleep and that he was not responsible for any wrong doing.
According to Jackson’s autopsy a combination of sedatives and anesthesia led to his death.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 8:44 AM EDT on Aug, 05 2010
The mansion where Michael Jackson died has been put on the Bel-Air Market for $29 million.
The homes owner, Ed Hardy CEO Hubert Guez, tried to originally sell the house for $38 million in 2008 but then agreed to rent the home to Jackson.
For $29 million the new owner will receive 17,171 square feet in the style of a French chateau. The home features seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a seven-car garage. The mansion is also located in the very affluent Holmby Hills neighborhood. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 3:07 PM EDT on Jul, 31 2010
It’s official! Michael Jackson fans will be able to pick up a new album from the deceased singer come November 2010.
Jim Bates, a rep for Jackson’s estate announced on Friday that a new 10 song album will hit stories in time for the holiday shopping season and that his older brother Jackie is working to compile the songs for the album. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 11:22 AM EDT on Jul, 11 2010
The eccentric lifestyle choices of Michael Jackson continue to be discovered even in death. The newest rumor from Jackson’s sister LaToya is that he tried to get his chimp Bubbles to speak.
According to LaToya, Jackson spent thousands of dollars on research, in the hopes that he could have vocal chords surgically implanted in Bubbles, however researchers said the procedure would be too risky.