The past few weeks have seen Paris Jackson deal with deep depression, much of which is the result of bullying by her haters on Facebook.
It turns out that a year before Michael Jackson’s tragic passing in 2009, he signed a contract that allows Netherland Presentations to feature music from his albums Thriller and Off the Wall for a musical play.
According to TMZ, the production hit a major road bump last year when John Landis, director of the music video “Thriller,” claimed that they needed his permission to use the song for the musical.
A lawsuit is now pending. Howard Weitzman, legal guru for the MJ estate, told TMZ, “I’ve seen their creditor’s claim. I don’t agree with their request.”
Would you watch a Michael Jackson-inspired musical?
The cardiologist who was with Michael Jackson when he died in L.A. last year is now accused of acting “unlawfully and without malice” in bringing about his death.
Three seconds later, I was as giddy as a love-struck teenager. “Omigod, it’s 3T!” I squealed to myself. I worshiped this trio in the ’90s, when they were introduced to the world as Michael Jackson’s nephews who wanted a shot at the music industry. Although their singing was a bit nasally, their hit “Anything” captured the hearts of teenagers worldwide. Never mind the nepotism.
Taj, Taryll, and TJ Jackson’s careers never quite made it past the ’90s, with the imminent death of the boy band mania. The past few years, fans such as myself had to settle for the boys’ personal accounts on Youtube and Myspace, where we would stroll down memory lane with their videos and music.
They tried to make a comeback in 2004 with their independent album, Identity, but it proved unsuccessful. If you browse through their Myspace pages, you’ll see that the boys are now busy doing their own things, from film to music.
I’m recently hooked on Taj Jackson’s “I Think Of You” track, where you’ll see how his vocal range has improved since the mid-90s 3T mania.
I was disappointed when Lionel Richie didn’t have time to introduce them at the Grammys. When Paris and Prince Jackson walked in, the three boys were simply referred to as “their cousins.” Ouch.
With all my love and respect for the late King of Pop, there’s no perfect time for a 3T comeback than 2010. Where’s nepotism now that you need it?
One of the highlights of last weekend’s Grammy Awards was the Lifetime Achievement Award for the late Michael Jackson. Accepting the award are MJ’s two eldest kids, Prince and Paris, who made their first appearance since the late King of Pop’s memorial service last year.
“We’re proud to be here to accept this award on behalf of our father, Michael Jackson,” said Prince, trying to hold it together. “First we’d like to thank God for watching over us for these past seven months and our Grandma and Grandpa for their love and support. We’d also like to thank the fans. Our father loved you so much since you were always there for him.”
“Through all his songs, [our father’s] message was simple: love,” said Prince Michael, 12. “We will continue to spread his message and help the world.” He and his sister Paris, 11, were surrounded by their cousins (remember 3T?) as they gave their speech onstage.
“Daddy was supposed to be here. Daddy was gonna perform but he couldn’t perform last year,” said a teary-eyed Paris to an emotional audience. “Thank you, we love you Daddy.”