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Katherine Jackson 'isn't worried' about custody

April 22nd, 2014 6:20pm EDT
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Katherine Jackson "isn't worried" about Debbie Rowe's bid to gain custody of Michael Jackson's three children.
The former nurse - who was married to the late 'Thriller' star for just under three years until October 1999 - reportedly wants to secure guardianship of their son, Prince, 17, and daughter, Paris, 15, and his son Blanket, 12, who was born via surrogate, because she thinks their grandmother Katherine, who is the children's legal guardian, is too old to care for them properly.
But a source told PEOPLE.com: "Katherine isn't worried about it. It will never happen. She's not heard a wo...

Katherine Jackson to pay $800,000 court costs

April 16th, 2014 4:20am EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother has been ordered to pay $800,000 to his promoter AEG Live for a failed lawsuit.
A jury ruled in October last year that the company were not to blame for the death of Katherine Jackson's son in 2009 and they were not wrong for hiring disgraced physician, Conrad Murray, to care for the 'Thriller' hitmaker before his 'This Is It' comeback concert series in London.
And now a judge has ruled she must pay the company compensation after they fought for costs and damages.
AEG Live had sought $1.2 million to cover costs, but Katherine's lawyers claimed it was not justified....

Judge rules Katherine Jackson must pay AEG's court costs

April 14th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is liable to pay more than $800,000 (£500,000) in trial costs to concert promoters at AEG Live after unsuccessfully suing them for the King of Pop's wrongful death.

Katherine Jackson failed to prove AEG executives were responsible for the Thriller hitmaker's 2009 passing after a jury ruled in favour of the entertainment company in October (13).

The defendants subsequently asked a judge to bill the Jackson matriarch for their legal fees, which amounted to over $1.2 million (£800,000), but she challenged the fees in papers filed in December (13).

AEG boss...

Debbie Rowe is furious with the Jackson family

April 13th, 2014 3:20pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Debbie Rowe is furious with Michael Jackson's brothers for accusing her of abandoning her children for money.
The former nurse - who was married to the late 'Thriller' hitmaker for just under three years until October 1999 and had children Prince, 17, and Paris, 15, with him - was criticized by his siblings Tito, Randy, Jermaine, and Jackie Jackson for asking to be made her children's legal guardian and take responsibility for their brother Blanket, 12, who was born via surrogate, as she thinks their grandmother, Katherine Jackson, is too old to care for them properly.
A source told gossip...

Debbie Rowe is engaged

April 11th, 2014 6:20pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's ex-wife is engaged to his former producer.
Debbie Rowe - who was married to the late 'Thriller' star for just under three years until October 1999 and had children Prince, 17, and Paris, 15, with him - is set to marry porn filmmaker Marc Schaffel, who worked with Michael on his charity single 'What More Can I Give' in 2001.
A source told TMZ.com that Schaffel proposed to the former nurse, 55, three weeks ago, but she only accepted after doctors confirmed on Wednesday (04.09.14) that she does not have terminal cancer and diagnosed her with an auto-immune disease, sarcoidosi...

Michael Jackson's ex-wife wants guardianship

April 11th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's ex-wife wants guardianship of their children.
Debbie Rowe - who was married to the late 'Thriller' star for just under three years until October 1999 and had children Prince, 17, and Paris, 15, with him - is also said to wants to take responsibility for Michael's son Blanket, 12, who was reportedly born via surrogate.
According to TMZ, Debbie thinks their grandmother Katherine Jackson, who is the children's legal guardian, is too old to care for them properly.
A source said: "Debbie is deeply concerned about the environment in the Jackson home. She likes Katherine Jacks...

New Michael Jackson Album To Drop In May

March 31st, 2014 11:00pm EDT
New Michael Jackson Album To Drop In May
Epic Records will release new music by Michael Jackson on May 13. The album "Xscape" will feature eight new, never-before-heard tracks from the King of Pop, who died in 2009. A Deluxe Edition will include all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form.

Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid executive produced the album after being granted permission to mine the archives at the Estate of Michael Jackson. Additional producers include Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome "Jroc" Harmon and John McClain.

Reid commented: "Michael left behind some musical performanc...

Debbie Rowe undergoing cancer tests

March 31st, 2014 10:20am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's ex-wife is undergoing tests to see if she has cancer.
Debbie Rowe -who was married to the late 'Thriller' star for just under three years until October 1999 and had children Prince, 17, and Paris, 15, with him - will undergo a biopsy today (03.31.14) after medical examinations over the last few months have shown "irregularities" with her lymph nodes, and though her doctors are said to be "convinced" she has lymphoma, the 55-year-old nurse is confident she will be given the all-clear.
According to website TMZ, she said: "I'm too healthy to have cancer."
Michael died of acu...

11 Celebrity Scandals We Forgot About

March 29th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
kanye West
Everyone loves a juicy celebrity scandal and in the past ten years alone, there have been so many that its hard to keep track of them all! Still, there are still some that when you do recall, you can remember every minute in juicy detail. In no particular order are 11 of the best celebrity scandals we forgot about. Now do you remember? We thought you would!

1. Kanye West, "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People!", 2005

The "Concert for Hurricane Relief" in support of victims of Hurricane Katrina was to be a place where singers and celebrities came together to aid the areas most aff...

17 Celebrity Deaths That Left Us Shocked

March 16th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
michael jackson
The death of a celebrity can bring out mixed emotions in people. If they were fans of the person, that certain celeb's death can bring on as much anguish as if it were a close, personal family member. Celebrity deaths also bring out much more than emotion; a natural curiosity comes forth as well; how did it happen? Why? Was it a suicide? Is it a scandal? Did the doctor do it?

At any rate, celebrity deaths are, in many ways, in line with the life of fame - high profile, lots of media attention and crowds of distraught fans. Some, however, leave friends, fans and families more shocked than o...

Michael Jackson accused of beating up Bubbles

March 15th, 2014 7:20am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson has been accused of beating up his chimp Bubbles.
The late singer's pet was reportedly "being beaten" while in his car, and a leading chimpanzee expert insisted she tried to intervene when she'd heard about the way he was being treated.
Jane Goodall told TMZ: "I went to see him and we talked about Bubbles. I ticked him off.
"Bubbles is still alive and he's beautiful, but when he was with Michael he was being beaten ... Chimpanzees belong in the forest. By the time they are seven or eight they are dangerous."
While Jane didn't directly name the 'Thriller' hitmaker - who passe...

DNA Results Saying That Singer B. Howard Is Michael Jackson's Son Probably Fake

March 7th, 2014 8:01pm EST
Michael Jackson
Recent reports confirming that 31-year-old musician Brandon Howard is the son of late pop star Michael Jackson look to be falsified, thanks to an investigation by TMZ.com.

Thursday afternoon website FilmOn.com shared the results of a DNA test in a live stream on the site, revealing that there was a 99.9% chance that Jackson fathered Howard and that Howard may even be the subject of Jackson's 1982 hit "Billie Jean."

But after a little digging, TMZ learned that the Irish corporation called "DNA Lab," which allegedly handled the testing, doesn't exist anywhere in Ireland. Better yet -- whoev...

Was Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Written About Brandon Howard?

March 7th, 2014 8:07am EST
Was Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Written About Brandon Howard
Thirty-one-year-old aspiring singer Brandon Howard has believed for quite some time that Michael Jackson was his biological father. But some are arguing that Joe Jackson, Michael's father, is Brandon's dad.

It was believed that Michael had a secret love child with Brandon's mother, gospel singer Miki Howard. She was represented by Joe in the 1980s and toured with him and Michael.

An insider told the New York Daily News newspaper: "I've been hearing for years that Brandon is Joe's son."

Meanwhile, a dental surgeon acquired Michael's DNA from one of the singer's dental devices and after ha...

Joe Jackson fathered love child, not Michael?

March 7th, 2014 4:20am EST
Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson may be the father of Brandon Howard - not Michael Jackson.
A DNA test released yesterday (06.03.14) allegedly proved the late King of Pop fathered a secret love child with gospel singer Miki Howard, however, in a sensational twist, it's now claimed the 31-year-old aspiring singer is in fact the love child of Michael's father.
Miki was represented by Joe, 85, in the 1980s and toured with Michael and his music manager dad.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "I've been hearing for years that Brandon is Joe's son."
A press conference was held by Beverly Hills dental su...

DNA test proves Michael Jackson fathered love child?

March 6th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson allegedly fathered a love child.
A DNA test claims to prove the late 'Beat It' singer is the biological father of Brandon Howard, a 31-year-old aspiring singer, prompting speculation he was the boy Michael was singing about in his 1982 hit 'Billie Jean'.
Brandon is the son of Miki Howard, a gospel singer who toured with Michael and was represented by his father, Joe Jackson, in the 80s.
Beverly Hills dental surgeon Dr. Joseph Goodman claims he procured a sample of the star's DNA from a dental device bought at auction.
At a press conference to announce the results today (...

Michael Jackson's estate earns $600 million

March 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Michael Jackson
The late Michael Jackson was plagued with debt before his death in 2009, but almost five years later, his estate has earned $600 million (£359 million) in revenue.

The King of Pop reportedly owed around $400 million (£239 million) prior to his death, and executors have been making amends for his excessive spending by generating funds for his three children's inheritance by striking various publishing and licencing deals.

According to new documents filed in a California court, Jackson's estate now holds $18 million (£10.8 million) cash and has earned $600 million (£358 million) in revenue....

Wade Robson calls for Jackson molestation list

February 25th, 2014 3:00am EST
Wade Robson
Choreographer Wade Robson has filed legal papers demanding the release of the names of all the boys who accused Michael Jackson of molesting them as he continues to fight the King of Pop's estate amid allegations he was an assault victim.

Robson claims he was repeatedly molested as a kid by Jackson and now it seems he's taking names of all the others who have accused the late pop superstar of sexual misconduct.

He has filed a claim with the estate administrators asking for money as a result of allegedly being molested between the ages of seven and 14, and in new legal documents, obtained ...

Michael Jackson's former manager weds boyfriend

February 16th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand's former manager Sandy Gallin and his partner Bryan Fox exchanged vows in New York last week (ends14Feb14).

The 73-year-old music mogul-turned-home designer and 34-year-old Fox were planning their nuptials with a lawyer when the couple decided to wed there and then.

The newlyweds have been together for five years and actor Fox was by Gallin's side as he battled multiple myeloma recently, according to the New York Post.

Gallin has recently designed homes for Jeffrey Katzenberg and fellow music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Irving Azoff.

Conrad Murray denied rehearing in appeal case

February 14th, 2014 3:10am EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray has been denied the chance to pursue an appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

The medic was found guilty of causing the pop star's 2009 death and served almost two years behind bars. Following his release from jail in October (13), he attempted to clear his name by appealing his conviction.

However, officials at a District Court of Appeal in California rejected his claim last month (Jan14), and now they have made it clear he will not be able to pursue the case any further by rejecting his request to take his appeal to the state's ...

Michael Jackson's estate hit back at IRS claims

February 10th, 2014 10:20am EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's estate claim the Internal Revenue Service's tax investigation is grossly flawed.
The late singer's executors have hit back at the IRS after they launched a legal battle in a bid to secure $505 million and an additional $197 million in penalties, claiming the 'Thriller' hitmaker's assets were grossly undervalued following his death in June 2009.
One point of contention is he estate's original valuation of the pop star's interest in a trust that includes the rights to some of his biggest hits and most of The Beatles back catalogue - including 'Yesterday,' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lone...

Michael Jackson estate owes $702 million?

February 8th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Michael Jackson
The Michael Jackson Estate is being pursued for $702 million in unpaid taxes.
The US' Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reportedly informed the late 'Thriller' hitmaker's executors that they owe $505 million and an additional $197 million in penalties, after accusing them of undervaluing assets following the singer's death in 2009.
The agency has filed U.S. Tax Court documents in Washington, obtained by the Los Angeles Times newspaper, claiming the estate inaccurately placed the star's net worth at slightly more than $7 million at the time of his death, after an overdose of a surgical-grad...

The 5 Best And 5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 29th, 2014 3:03pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and sco...

Carmen Ortega: Justin could have a meltdown

January 28th, 2014 4:20am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber could be heading for a meltdown like Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes, according his new friend Carmen Ortega.
The 19-year-old singer was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an expired license, drag-racing and resisting arrest last week, but the brunette model believes his entourage are to blame for leading him astray and she fears the consequences will be "severe".
Speaking to the MailOnline, Carmen said: "I feel like he doesn't have good people around him. I fear for him, of course, if he doesn't make the right choices, it can lead to bad things.

Justin Bieber's ex housekeeper worries he'll be the next Michael Jackson

January 26th, 2014 6:20am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber's former housekeeper says he will "become the next Michael Jackson" if he isn't careful.
Tatiana Voziouk has claimed the singer's drug use is making him into a "zombie", and she is constantly "terrified" he will end up dead, like the 'Thriller' hitmaker who passed away in 2009.
She told the Sunday People newspaper: "The drugs and hangers-on are turning Justin into a zombie.
"I'm terrified he'll become the next Michael Jackson. If he doesn't act now I will hear one day that he has passed away.
"It is heartbreaking. I have decided to speak out now as I care for him."
Meanwhile, ...

Justin Bieber Compares Himself To Michael Jackson After Arrest

January 25th, 2014 2:30pm EST
Justin Bieber Compares Himself To Michael Jackson After Arrest
Justin Bieber has broken his silence following his arrest on Thursday by comparing himself to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson.

The teenage singer was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida in the early hours of Thursday morning after police allegedly spotted him taking part in a drag race on a residential street. He was later charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence and driving without a valid licence, and was freed on bail.

Bieber has now commented on his legal troubles in a series of posts on his Instagram.com page, uploading a photomontage of himself a...

Justin Bieber compares himself to Michael Jackson

January 24th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has compared himself to Michael Jackson.
The 19-year-old star was charged with drink driving, resisting arrest and drag racing in Miami in the early hours of Thursday morning (23.01.14) leading him to liken himself to the late 'King of Pop', with a photo of him sitting atop a car with his left hand raised.
The photo is split with a picture of Michael - in a similar pose, standing on top of a car holding up a peace sign - taken outside a court in California after he had pleaded not guilty to seven counts of child molestation at a trial in 2004.
Justin captioned the picture: "W...

Conrad Murray loses appeal

January 16th, 2014 6:20am EST
Michael Jackson
Conrad Murray has lost his appeal against his conviction for killing Michael Jackson.
A three-judge panel at California's Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the disgraced physician's 2011 conviction for involuntary manslaughter, ruling there were no errors during his six-week trial and that there was sufficient evidence to support his conviction.
In the ruling, the judges stated Murray's belief his patient had administered a fatal dose of powerful anesthetic Propofol himself was just a theory, noting the doctor's fingerprints were all over the bottle of the drug and that he had lied to pol...

Lupita Nyong'o inspired by Michael Jackson for 12 Years A Slave role

January 16th, 2014 3:20am EST
Michael Jackson
Actress Lupita Nyong'o drew inspiration from Michael Jackson's shy nature for her role in Steve Mcqueen's critically-acclaimed drama 12 Years A Slave.

The Hollywood newcomer plays the drama's slave girl Patsey, who is viciously beaten and raped, and admits she picked up a lot of her characteristics from the late King of Pop, who famously struggled to adjust to life in the spotlight after shooting to fame as a child star.

She tells Dazed & Confused magazine, "There's something very Michael Jackson-like about Patsey - the childlike quality he always had. She had her childhood stripped away ...

Conrad Murray loses manslaughter appeal

January 15th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's disgraced physician Conrad Murray has lost his manslaughter appeal.

The doctor, who was convicted of administering the dose of anaesthetic Propofol which killed the King of Pop in 2009, was fighting to clear his name and win back his lost medical licence - but California appeals court officials formally shut him down on Wednesday (15Jan14).

Murray maintained that Jackson killed himself by injecting the fatal dose of Propofol, but the lawmakers ruled the evidence still indicates that he was responsible for the pop star's death, according to TMZ.com.

The doctor served alm...

Judge rejects bid against new Michael Jackson death trial

January 13th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother has lost her bid for a new trial in a negligence case against promoters at AEG Live after a judge officially rejected her request to proceed further in her legal battle.

Katherine Jackson spent much of 2013 seeking a wrongful death conviction against the company bosses, claiming they negligently hired the doctor convicted of administering a lethal dose of an anaesthetic to her superstar son in 2009.

In October (13), a jury rejected Jackson's lawsuit, but her lawyers returned to court on 3 January (14), arguing that the verdict form didn't allow jurors to fully con...

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