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Sony Buying Out Michael Jackson’s Music Catalog?

3/16/2016 8:47am EDT
Sony To Purchase Michael Jackson's Music Catalog For A Cool $750
Sony Music plans to purchase Michael Jackson's complete music catalog for a cool $750M.

An agreement to the deal is expected by the end of March, according to E! News.

Jackson's estate will reportedly sell its remaining stake in the catalog to the music corporation.

The final deal will likely not occur until late 2016 or early 2017.

Billboard reported that the Jackson estate will continue to hold on to just 10 percent of the interest in holds in both EMI Music Publishing and Mijac Music.

Mijac Music owns the songs written by Jackson plus his master recordings.

"This transaction furthe...
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MJ's Daughter Reveals Quiet Struggle With Addiction

2/4/2016 2:21pm EST
Paris Jackson Addiction, AA Meetings: Michael Jackson's Daughter
Paris Jackson is attending AA meetings (Alcohol Anonymous).

Michael Jackson's daughter took to social media and revealed her secret struggle with addiction. Paris also vowed not to let haters and pressure from the public led her down a deadly path of self-destruction similar to her late father's fate, according to an Instagram post.

Paris is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. The aspiring musician revealed a part of her private life that took some by surprise and validated the suspicions of others.

Jackson responded sharply to followers over a string of comments made on the p...
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Joseph Fiennes Talks Playing Michael Jackson

1/29/2016 9:13am EST
Joseph Fiennes On Playing Michael Jackson: 'I'm As Shocked As Yo
Joseph Fiennes admits it may seem odd for him to play iconic singer Michael Jackson in an upcoming British half-hour comedy special. The actor told ET about playing the King of Pop: "I'm a white, middle-class guy from London. I'm as shocked as you may be."

The film is a "light tongue-and-cheek look" based on an urban legend published in a 2011 Vanity Fair article. It centers on Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor and Jackson renting a car and taking a road trip following 9/11.

Fiennes explained: "It's kind of off the wall, but the writing is a delight, and the kind of interaction between the...
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Joseph Fiennes To Portray Michael Jackson

1/27/2016 3:19pm EST
Joseph Fiennes Is Playing Michael Jackson In New British TV Movi
Here's an interesting bit of casting: English actor Joseph Fiennes will be portraying pop icon Michael Jackson in an upcoming British television movie.

But before you get too confused, it should be noted the film isn't purported to be a biography. Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon is instead a comedy based on a Vanity Fair article that depicts Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando renting a car and taking a road trip as they leave New York City post-September 11.

Brian Cox (Manhunter, X2: X-Men United) will play Brando and Stockard Channing (The West Wing) is set as Taylor in the movie,...
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Paris Jackson Tells BF To BEAT IT? Yea, We're Confused Too

12/20/2015 9:04am EST
Paris Jackson Marriage Rumors Update: Reportedly, She And Her 'F
The latest news about Paris Jackson and Chester Castellaw's marriage rumors has taken an unfortunate turn. According to a National Enquirer report, Paris split from her boyfriend weeks ago, and things their breakup wasn't peachy.

Paris Jackson, 17, is a reportedly a single lady. Sources say the love of her life who was rumored to be her husband-in-waiting, got his walking papers over a blowup. And the word is, Paris and her -- presumably -- ex-lover are not communicating, according to a super-secret source to the tabloid.

"Paris broke up with Chester about three weeks ago, and they are ...
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Michael Jackson's Son's Paternity Scandal Involves A Shocking Twist

10/30/2015 9:38am EDT
Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson
Prince Jackson is in the news again. Less than a week after Michael Jackson's Dermatologist died, the latest rumor suggests Prince wants a paternity test to learn if Dr. Arnold Klein is his real biological father.

Klein was 70 at the time of his death on October 22 in Palm Springs, California, reportedly after complaining of severe stomach pains. Some sources say he suffered from multiple sclerosis.

Over years, he's been a figure of controversy: some say he is responsible for Michael Jackson's prescription drug addiction; others say the late doctor was the birth father of Prince Jackson...
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Is Paris Jackson Married Already?

10/23/2015 10:14am EDT
There Goes The Bride? Paris Jackson Hints At Secret Marriage, Ta
Is Paris Jackson married already?

Michael Jackson's daughter, 17, caused enormous speculation about her marital status when she suddenly changed her last name on Instagram from "Jackson" to "Castellaw." It's unclear when Paris made the change, but social media went bonkers at the suggestion she eloped with her boyfriend, Chester Castellaw, or got married in a super-secret ceremony.

ET probed the matter and learned that the rumors about Paris being married are false, based on an insider close to the family. Recall that the teenager has two guardians: her cousin, TJ, and grandmother, Kathe...
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So, Michael Jackson MAY NOT Be Prince Jackson's Father?

10/23/2015 9:14am EDT
Prince Jackson Questions Paternity: Tweets Confusion Over Michae
Prince Jackson, the eldest of three children to the late Michael Jackson, seemingly has joined the fray of controversy in the family.

Prince posted a controversial tweet to his timeline on Thursday, which suggests he is confused over the paternity of his birth father -- specifically if the King of Pop is biological dad.

A tweet set this trending story in motion. The user, @Akrone6, called out Prince Jackson, challenging him and his family to come clean about his roots.

"Everyone knows you are a Rowe-Klein NOT A Jackson!! Yall should stop trying to put on a FAKE front and get real."...
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Michael Jackson's Kids Spend HOW MUCH Every Year?

8/17/2015 9:17pm EDT
Michael Jackson’s Kids Cost $4.3 Million In A Single Year, Accor
Michael Jackson’s kids cost nearly $4.3 million dollars every year! Clearly they have some very refined (and not cheap in the slightest) tastes. According to MSN, new court documents filed by the late Jackson’s lawyers have offered up some new insights into the former King of Pop’s estate and his children.

And his children are very costly.

Jackson had three children- Prince, 18, Paris, 16, and Bigi, 13 (although Bigi used to go by Blanket, and his real name is actually Prince Michael II), and according to the court documents, the three kids racked up that whopping $4.3 million sum in 2013...
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What Makes These 21 Songs So Manly?

8/16/2015 3:00pm EDT
21 Of The Manliest Songs – Sort Of!
What makes a song manly? Is it courage, resolve, or being hard-nosed? Maybe it’s chugging beer, playing/watching football, and “wearing the pants” in the household. Well in the case of this manly list – 21 of the Manliest Songs – Sort Of! – the only requirement to be manly is to have some form of the word “man” in the song title. Ah, the "all-inclusiveness" is so impressive. No, not every “man” song graced this – that mean’s you Mulan soundtrack standout “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” – but there’s plenty of manly selections to pique your machismo!

1) Michael Jackson, “Man In The Mirr...
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Memorable And Outrageous VMA Moments

8/1/2015 2:30pm EDT
The Most Outrageous Moments From The MTV VMAs
Love'em or hate'em, the MTV Video Music Awards are one of the most iconic award shows in all of pop-culture. Ever since its inception in 1984, the show has been a juggernaut in showing just who told the best visual story with their music. Aside from the music videos, though, there's been a great number of crazy antics and wacky moments that have taken place, too. That's what we're here to celebrate.

Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift (2009)

Nothing represents the craziness of the VMAs more than when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her “Best Female Video" win. It was u...
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Michael Jackon's Stormy Message On The Anniversary Of His Death

6/28/2015 8:14am EDT
Michael Jackson Cloud Captivates Fans: Does This Cloud Formation
Just days after the anniversary of his death, Michael Jackson sent fans a message from the heavens.

A storm chaser reportedly captured a photo of the King of Pop in the clouds after a severe storm over Goochland County, Virginia.

WTVR CBS 6 News reported that photographer John Plashal was apparently just submitting pictures of a June 23 storm to the CBS 6 Facebook page, of which he took dozens in succession, but didn't see the iconic image until someone pointed it out to him.

The image that many fans believe looks like Jackson moonwalking has "gone international," according to Plashal....
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Paris Jackson's Stunning Selfie Picture

5/14/2015 8:36am EDT
Paris Jackson Looks Happy With Boyfriend Chester Castellaw In Se
Can you believe that's Michael Jackson's daughter?

It's true. The young woman above is Paris Jackson, the second child and oldest daughter of the late King of Pop. She's posing with her boyfriend, Chester Callaw, in a photo posted to the couple's Instagram page (via the Daily Mail).

The two are decked out in matching punk looks- and getting a little frisky, too. Callaw's sticking to his punk roots by flashing the sign of the horns as he gives Jackson a smooch on the cheek.

(Even if he's not actually doing the sign of the horns. You're supposed to keep your thumb tucked in, dude. With the...
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Songs That Make A Statement With 'Names' & Lyrics

5/10/2015 1:00pm EDT
25 Songs All About 'Names'
What’s in a N-A-M-E – “That is the question!” Within the 25 songs on this random playlist comprised of songs featuring name in their title, the simple, everyday word takes on numerous meanings and interpretations. Maybe it’s the disappointment of not knowing a person’s name, the arrogance of ensuring everybody knows THE NAME (aka cockiness), or more thoughtful ideas such as escapism. Regardless, after diving in to this list, you’ll know every single one of these songs and artists’ names!

1) Shawn Mendes, “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” (Handwritten, 2015)

This girl that Shawn Mendes is...
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Songs Of Beauty To Enjoy

4/25/2015 4:30pm EDT
15 Truly 'Beautiful' Songs
Music causes folks to experience all sorts of emotions: happiness, sadness, jubilance, anger or otherwise. Illustrious beauty characterizes some songs, giving those “goosies” which Jennifer Lopez references on American Idol. Those that aren’t characterized by beauty or their ugliness just MIGHT have some form of the word beautiful or a synonym within their title – hint, hint, HINT!

Yes, this epic list features songs of true beauty – at least in regards to song title. Some songs are considered classics, others contemporary gems, and others are, well otherwise! Regardless of the charact...
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The King Of Pop Did Something Weird To Russell Crowe

3/31/2015 4:34pm EDT
Michael Jackson Prank Called Russell Crowe For Three Years
Michael Jackson was apparently a prankster, and Russell Crowe was one of his victims. In a new interview with The Guardian, the actor reveals that the King of Pop prank called him "for two or three f---ing years."

Kind of strange, don't you think?

Crowe explained: "I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under.

"It didn't matter where I was. He'd ring up, do this kind of thing, like you did when you were 10, you know. 'Is Mr. Wall there? Is Mrs. Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what's holding the roof up? Ha ha.'"

He added, "You're ...
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NBC's Next Live Production

3/31/2015 10:53am EDT
Live Broadcast Of 'The Wiz' To Air On NBC
A live broadcast of the iconic all-black version of "The Wizard of Oz" titled“The Wiz” will air on NBC this coming December.

The groundbreaking musical was a hit on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award for Best Musical. It was adapted into a film in 1978 starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and will be adapted for television just prior to the holiday season.

Kenny Leon will stage both the upcoming Broadway version and television version of “The Wiz.”

Leon is an acclaimed director who has brought two popular plays to television in creative adaptations. He worked on “A Raisin in ...
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Which Celebrities Are Rumored To Be In The Illuminati?

12/11/2014 11:27pm EST
Celebrities That Conspiracy Theorists Claim Are Members Of The I
The Illuminati, that fabled organization of rich folks who run everything and aspire to take over the planet with a new world order (and may or may not even exist) is supposedly filled with dozens of Hollywood's elite.

Historically, the Illuminati began as a secret society in Bavaria during the during the 18th century, when Adam Weishaupt founded the "Order of the Illuminati" on May 1, 1776 in Ingolstadt, Upper Bavaria.

The caste is mostly comprised of rich white males, although wealth -- whether inherited or self-made -- is something that will get anyone in, thus the alleged involvement ...
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8 Fun Facts About The American Music Awards

11/23/2014 1:00pm EST
8 Fun Facts About The American Music Awards
The Academy Awards…The Daytime Emmy Awards… The Golden Globes…The Grammys… The American Music Awards…There is so many different awards shows for so many different things! With so many to keep up with, one needs a guide – some facts – to differentiate between shows. While The American Music Awards (AMAs) – are one of the more visible music awards shows, just how much and how well does one know the AMAs? Pro or amateur, here are some interesting facts about the AMAs.

1) In The Beginning…

While a great Biblical reference feels right here to replace the ellipses, the talk here is about the...
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Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands

11/22/2014 7:00pm EST
9 Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands
Most boy bands follow a distinct formula. They are brought together by a rich music producer of sorts and taught to sing, dance synchronically and of course, use a multitude of hair products. After progressively releasing three popular albums, they need to "take a break" and soon, their break becomes a longstanding hiatus. Eventually they reunite for a big comeback show, but their fans have moved on and they disappear into the sunset again.

Very few music superstars are able to break out of the boy band mold and make it big in the world of music. A select few become music legends. These 9 ...
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10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title

11/9/2014 2:30pm EST
10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title
Sometimes one word provides common ground for numerous, unrelated songs. Yes it sounds crazy and probably is, but if the old genre-divided playlist has grown old, it’s time to shake things up. The possibilities that happen courtesy of a randomized playlist using one word as the inspiration is nothing short of magical. Hence why this playlist, formed by songs featuring the word ‘white’ within their titles, is truly something…

1) Michael Jackson, “Black or White” (Dangerous)

Honestly, how can you leave ‘the king’ off of any list, particularly if he has a song that fits? “Black Or White”...
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10 Of The Greatest Halloween Songs

10/31/2014 10:00am EDT
10 Of The Greatest Halloween Songs
There are number of different ways to celebrate October 31, best known as Halloween. You could dress up as a witch, a ghost, or maybe Count Dracula – MUHAHA! Or, you could rely on some Halloweens classics – tunes to tickle your fancy on the year’s most ghoulish day. Here’s 10 of the greatest Halloween songs ever… well sort of!

1) Michael Jackson, “Thriller”

(from Thriller, 1982)

Is there any song that does the occult better than Michael Jackson’s “Thriller?” Of course not – it’s rhetorical people. The crazy dance moves, the mysterious, creepy sounds, not to mention the wild music...
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Michael Jackson Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Dead Celebs

10/16/2014 2:06pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson tops the Forbes list of the Top Earning Dead Celebrities for the second year in a row.

The late King Of Pop continues to rake in big bucks posthumously, bringing in $140 million in earnings according to the magazine.

His CD "Xscape" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and his holographic image appeared on the Billboard Music Awards in a move to continue his relativity in the industry.

Jackson's song, "Love Never Felt So Good" a duet with Justin Timberlake, hit the Billboard Top 100 upon its release in May of 2014.

Rounding out the list of the top deceased earners ar...
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Snubbed: 10 Classic Music Videos That Didn't Win An MTV Video Music Award

8/24/2014 10:30am EDT
Snubbed: 10 Classic Music Videos That Didn't Win An MTV Video Mu
The 2014 Video Music Awards are airing this Sunday, August 24, at 9 PM on MTV. This year’s nominees for Video of the Year are Iggy Azalea’s "Clueless" homage, Pharrell’s ode to positivity, Miley’s naked swinging escapade, Sia’s 11-year old dancing avatar, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s black-and-white beach romp. Which one will take home the Moonman, and which four will join the company of these ten classic clips that did not take home music television’s highest honor?

1. Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

In 1999, MTV placed the King of Pop’s epic horror movie homage number one on its list of th...
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Beyonce & Jay Z Share Home Videos, Honor Michael Jackson During Tour Kick Off

6/26/2014 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

6/25/2014 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 Celebs People Love to Believe Faked Their Deaths

6/4/2014 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

5/19/2014 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

5/16/2014 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

5/15/2014 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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