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Beyonce & Jay Z Share Home Videos, Honor Michael Jackson During Tour Kick Off

June 26th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Beyonce & Jay Z Share Home Videos, Honor Michael Jackson During
Beyonce and her husband Jay Z kicked off their "On The Run" tour in Miami, Fla., on Wednesday night and honored the five year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death by performing one of his hit songs. The couple sang Jackson 5 hit "I Want You Back" at the Sun Life Stadium.

Beyonce honored the King of Pop earlier in the day by writing on her website: "Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am thank you Michael. Love always, B."

The songstress dazzled fans when she first appeared on stage wearing a plunging fishnet leotard and balaclava. She and Jay Z opened the co...
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Joe Jackson Pays Tribute To Michael, Says Son Visits Him In His Dreams

June 25th, 2014 11:37pm EDT
Michael Jackson
The father of late pop icon Michael Jackson says that his son visits him in his dreams.

Joe Jackson spoke out on the fifth anniversary of his son's death on Wednesday, revealing that Michael is present in the same room as him while he's sleeping in a tribute posted on his website.

"Michael, not a day goes by when I don't think of you. I miss you. Everywhere I go, your music follows me. I hear it in the stores, in the car, on TV. You are everywhere. You were a great son and I will always miss you," Jackson wrote.

He also shared a story that he hasn't told "anyone in the world."

"Time and...
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12 Dead Celebrities People Love To Believe Faked Their Deaths

June 4th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Dead Celebrities People Love To Believe Faked Their Deaths
Sometimes we just don’t want to believe a loved one is gone. The same is true for some celebrities, especially after they die under odd circumstances. There will always be a slice of the population that believes these celebrities faked their death for one reason or another.

Kurt Cobain

Despite evidence Cobain committed suicide, the rock legend continues to be the target of conspiracy theorists. In one of the most bizarre theories, it's believed Cobain faked his death and continued to live as Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of Weezer. Why? Cuomo appeared in the music scene soon after Cobain's de...
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We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup Charity Singles

May 19th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup C
Since the mid 80s, there have been several one-off supergroups brought together to raise money for a great cause. While we applaud the efforts of the celebrities involved, we can't help but poke fun at them for being, well, celebrities. Join us as we break down the great celebrity supergroup singles.

USA for Africa - We Are the World

- Disassociated Star: Michael Jackson

- Star Who Doesn't Fit In: Dan Aykroyd

- Star With Barely Any Face Time: John Oates

The momma of them all, predating everything but Band Aid. Still, USA for Africa created all of the themes you see in charity music v...
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The Black Keys And Michael Jackson Expected To Top Charts Next Week

May 16th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
The Black Keys
Unsurprising, two familiar savvy chart performers – The Black Keys and Michael Jackson – are expected to reside in the top two spots on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. I predicted this before reading the official predictions from Billboard – go me! Previously, I wrote that likely these two power releases would help to infuse some more life into the music industry. Well, only to a certain extent… this is where my sharpness sort of fell off… Currently (according to billboard.com), The Black Keys are being prognosticated around 150,000 copies (Turn Blue) while Michael Jackson is being progn...
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Review: Michael Jackson, ‘Xscape’ Proves To Be A Much Better Than Expected Posthumous Album

May 15th, 2014 8:45pm EDT
Michael Jackson, ‘Xscape’
“Couldn’t have said it better myself!” – my thoughts on another new Michael Jackson album that is, as excerpted from a previous post: “Let’s not kid ourselves at all here – Michael Jackson’s most important/best work has come and gone. No questions or skepticisms whatsoever. The classic albums that the late pop/R&B star previously released are what cement his legendary status, not something like the highly anticipated, posthumously released Xscape.” Perhaps I was a bit harsh or the slightest bit too pre-judgmental, but truthfully, unless MJ had released another Thriller posthumously someho...
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Watch The Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake 'Love Never Felt So Good' Music Video

May 14th, 2014 10:00pm EDT
Watch The Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake 'Love Never Felt S
Epic Records just released the new music video for Michael Jackson's "Love Never Felt So Good" featuring Justin Timberlake.

The video includes classic clips of Jackson from various videos juxtaposed with modern intrepretations of his iconic dance moves.

Jackson's posthumous album "Xscape" was released on Tuesday and includes a number of songs that never made it onto his studio albums, all of which were remastered and released for the first time.

Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid executive produced the album with contributing producers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome "Jr...
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Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Bashes Michael Jackson's New Album

May 14th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
Patrick Carney Of The Black Keys
The Black Keys' Patrick Carney does not hold back when he's hating on something. Now he's letting people know what he thinks of Michael Jackson's posthumous album, Xscape.

Carney told Rolling Stone, "[It's] some f---ing bulls--- that sucks so bad that it took them three years after he died to make it listenable... Like he had to be dead for three years for it to be released.” He went on to say the album was made because "L.A. Reid needed a new boat."

Carney is most likely not too worried about backlash for his words; in 2013 he infamously threw shade at Justin Bieber at the Grammys after ...
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Michael Jackson's Second Posthumous Album, 'Xscape,' Released

May 13th, 2014 9:45pm EDT
Michael Jackson's Second Posthumous Album, 'Xscape,' Released
Michael Jackson's posthumous album "Xscape" was released on Tuesday, and to coincide with the new disc, SiriusXM satellite radio launched "The Michael Jackson Channel."

The new station will give listeners exclusive access to Jackson's hits, rarities and songs off the new album for its limited two-week run.

"Xscape" includes a number of songs that never made the cut onto his studio albums, all of which were remastered and released for the first time. The deluxe edition of the album features the original versions of the songs, along with a single reworked into a duet with Justin Timberlake....
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Will A Michael Jackson Hologram Perform At The Billboard Music Awards?

May 8th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Michael Jackson
A press release about the Billboard Music Awards is generating a lot of buzz – because it could be hinting at the digital return of Michael Jackson.

Billboard.com writes, "...the 2014 BBMAs raise the bar even higher with a world premiere experience featuring the late King of Pop.

"The Estate of Michael Jackson created the spot, which will present the superstar 'like you’ve never seen him before.'"

That's it for details, but it certainly sounds like Michael Jackson will make an appearance on stage via hologram, possibly with "Love Never Felt So Good" collaborator Justin Timberlake.

The B...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Queen To Release Lost Freddie Mercury Duet With Michael Jackson

December 2nd, 2013 9:24am EST
Queen
A batch of Freddie Mercury's lost songs could soon be released.

Brian May and Roger Taylor have confirmed that undiscovered tracks recorded by the Queen frontman, including 1983 collaborations with Michael Jackson, are being finished by the band.

May tells Mojo magazine: "There's more in there than we thought, in the Queen source archive.

"I'm a little nervous of saying there's an album there, but there's certainly a few tracks ... We've found some Freddie vocals, some demos."

The legendary singer and the late King of Pop worked together 30 years ago but failed to release anything after...
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Dr. Conrad Murray Blames Michael Jackson For His Overdose

November 24th, 2013 4:03pm EST
Michael Jackson
Legendary musician Michael Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray has sensationally alleged the singer overdosed on drugs by secretly injecting himself.

The physician was sentenced to four years for the involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop, and he was released from prison last month after serving half his sentence.

Jackson died in 2009 from an overdose of anesthetic Propofol and Murray was convicted of administering the fatal dose however in his first interview since being freed, Murray insists Jackson was responsible for the tragedy.

Murray, who did not testify in his criminal t...
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Michael Jackson's Doctor Conrad Murray Freed From Jail

October 28th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Conrad Murray
After serving two years for involuntary manslaughter, the doctor deemed responsible for Michael Jackson's 2009 death has been released from jail.
 
According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, physician Conrad Murray left a Los Angeles jail early Monday morning. He was found guilty in 2011 of administering the fatal dose of anesthetic that killed the King of Pop.

A few days ago, Murray's lawyer filed court documents in Texas in a bid to prevent state officials from revoking the doctor's medical license.
 
On Friday, attorney Charles Peckham filed a civil petition in Travis County, a...
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Michael Jackson Is The Highest-Earning Dead Celebrity

October 24th, 2013 2:34am EDT
Michael jackson
Even though he passed away four years ago, Michael Jackson continues to earn more money than any living pop star. The King of Pop tops Forbes' list of "The Top-Earning Dead Celebrities." It's estimated he earned $160 million in the last 12 months.

To put that in perspective, Madonna topped the list of highest-earning (living) singers, and she made $125 in the past year.

In compiling the list, Forbes took into consideration money coming into the estate and didn't deduct for how the estate handles the funds.

In second place on the list is singer/actor Elvis Presley ($55 million), followed ...
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Lady Gaga Wants To Buy Gory Michael Jackson Burn Photos

October 15th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is purportedly in a $1 million bidding war to buy photos featuring Michael Jackson following his horrific fire incident in the 80s. The pop star is a huge fan of the singer, and she continually adds to her King of Pop collection with one-of-a-kind memorabilia.

Jackson's hair caught on fire on the set of a Pepsi commercial in 1984, and the original medical records and photos from the traumatic head injury are being auctioned off in Nashville, Tenn., by Flatsigned auction house.

The photos, which show Jackson's second-degree burns, were found in the trash near the hospital where J...
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Jury Rules AEG Live Executives Not Liable For Michael Jackson's Death

October 2nd, 2013 11:59pm EDT
Michael Jackson
After three days of deliberations, the 12-person jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial has ruled that executives of concert promoter AEG Live are not responsible for the singer's 2009 death.

While the jury ruled that the concert promoter did hire Dr. Conrad Murray to care for Jackson during his planned 50 show London concert residency in 2009, they also ruled that he wasn't "unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired".

Jackson's mother Katherine filed the suit on September 15, 2010, claiming that AEG Live negligently hired Dr. Murray, who is currently servi...
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Male Celebrities Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

October 1st, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Usually we think about women when we think about plastic surgery in Hollywood. However, plenty of leading men had had some work done to keep their youthful appearance. Here are some male celebrities who have had plastic surgery...

Mickey Rourke

Despite never losing a matching during his three-year boxing career, the fights left Mickey's face disfigured. The actor says he went to the "wrong guy" for his cosmetic work. He had five operations on his nose and had to fix a broken cheekbone.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce had a facelift and nose job in the 80s during a rough period in his life. "I ...
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Judge Dismisses AEG Live Executives From Michael Jackson Lawsuit

September 10th, 2013 8:18am EDT
Katherine Jackson
The judge overseeing the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial has dismissed two AEG Live executives, ruling that there was not enough evidence to suggest they had negligently hired convicted physician Conrad Murray as the singer's doctor.

Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware were excused from the trial, which has been going on for four months. Both men denied any wrongdoing in their testimony.

However, the singer's mother, Katherine Jackson, has not dropped her case against AEG Live. Her lawyers still insist AEG Live hired Murray, who is currently imprisoned after he was convicted of adminis...
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Timbaland to Produce Michael Jackson Project?

August 29th, 2013 10:45am EDT
Michael Jackson
Heavy Weight Producer Timbaland has revealed that he is in fact working on a new project involving Michael Jackson vocals!

A source has reported that Timbaland, who has already worked on current albums for Justin Timberlake and Jay Z in 2013, has hinted that he is working on a project which combines his production with Jackson’s vocals and that a single titled ‘Chicago‘ is imminent. The producer claims that record label boss LA Reid is also working on the project and described the pairing of himself with Jackson as

“two kings working together.”

The producer’s work with the late Jacks...
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Katherine Jackson Hated Her Grandchildren's Face Masks

August 27th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Remember when Michael Jackson's kids paraded around in public wearing face masks? Their grandmother Katherine wasn't a fan of the bizarre accessories and ditched them as soon as she started taking care of the children.

The King of Pop famously put veils on the faces of Prince, Paris and Blanket (now 16, 15, and 11 years old) to make sure no one knew what they looked like.

Although it was her son's intention was to ensure his family's privacy, Katherine Jackson decided to get rid of the masks after she assumed legal guardianship following the singer's death in 2009 from an accidental overd...
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Katherine Jackson On Granddaughter Paris' Recovery: 'She Is Doing Much Better'

August 27th, 2013 1:49pm EDT
Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mom Katherine Jackson maintains the King of Pop's daughter Paris is "in a good place" as she battles her inner demons in a treatment facility.

In June, the 15 year old was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital amid rumors of a suicide attempt, and after more than a month in the unit she was transferred to a secluded residential facility specializing in treating depressed teenagers.

Her grandmother Katherine has now spoken out to reveal Paris, who kept a collage of photographs of her late father on her bedroom wall, is recovering well and is expected to return home by Decemb...
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Debbie Rowe: Daughter Paris Jackson 'Has No Life' Following Father's Death

August 16th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Paris Jackson
Michael Jackson's 2009 death had a monumental impact on his children, especially Paris, according to her mother Debbie Rowe.

Jackon's ex-wife testified in a Los Angeles court on Thursday that Paris, who allegedly attempted suicide in June, is still reeling from her father's passing.

Rowe said about her daughter and her siblings: "Their father is dead. I almost lost my daughter. She is devastated. She tried to kill herself. She is devastated. She has no life. She doesn't feel she has a life anymore."

Jackson and Rowe wed in 1996 and had two children: Prince Michael, 16, and Paris, 15.

Ro...
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Debbie Rowe Breaks Down Describing Michael Jackson's Drug Dependency

August 15th, 2013 9:17am EDT
Debbie Rowe
On Wednesday, Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe broke down in tears as she testified about the legendary singer's long running substance abuse issues, revealing doctors would compete to prescribe the King of Pop with the "better" drugs.

The former nurse opened up about Jackson's personal problems during her testimony as a defense witness for AEG Live bosses in the ongoing wrongful death lawsuit filed against them by his mother, Katherine Jackson, and his three children.

Rowe, the mother of the Michael's eldest two kids, tearfully told jurors at Los Angeles County Superior Court that...
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Michael Jackson's Tour Director Has A Sorrowful Breakdown In Court

July 11th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Michael Jackson
"This Is It" Tour Director Kenny Ortega broke down in court yesterday as he read an email sent to AEG Boss Randy Phillips concerning the deceased pop icon Michael Jackson's health during the singer's ongoing wrongful death trial.

The letter expressed Ortega's concerns for M.J's mental health and the Tour Director's belief that he should be seeing a therapist. The email had been shown to the jury at the beginning of the wrongful death case, but on Wednesday the director/choreographer read it aloud - and broke down on the stand.

He read: "My concern is, now that we've brought the doctor in ...
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