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

3/7/2014 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

1/29/2014 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

12/2/2013 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

11/24/2013 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

10/28/2013 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

10/24/2013 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

10/15/2013 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

10/2/2013 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

10/1/2013 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

9/10/2013 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?

8/29/2013 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

8/27/2013 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'

8/27/2013 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

8/16/2013 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

8/15/2013 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

7/11/2013 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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Doctor Claims Michael Jackson Was A Drug Addict In 1993

7/9/2013 7:45pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Twenty years ago, a doctor who once treated Michael Jackson for pain on tour told an AEG Live executive that the singer was a drug addict. No one believed the doctor when he informed concert promoters that Jackson was an addict. The doctor also told tour manager Paul Gongaware, who is now an AEG Live executive, that Jackson was dependent on opiates.

Dr. Stuart Finklestein, who is now an addiction specialist, was called to testify in what was the 43rd day of the ongoing wrongful death trial.

During Jackson's 1993 "Dangerous" tour, Finklestein traveled the world with the King of Pop and tes...
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Katherine Jackson Brought To Tears During Cirque Du Soleil Premiere Of 'Michael Jackson ONE'

7/1/2013 8:50pm EDT
Prince Jackson and Katherine Jackson
Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's mother Katherine was brought to tears at the Las Vegas premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson ONE" at the Mandalay Bay Resort on Saturday night.

The family's matriarch was joined by sons Tito, Marlon and Jackie along with grandsons Prince Michael and Prince Michael II aka Blanket. Jackson's troubled granddaughter Paris wasn't in attendance.

"It was hard - just like it is now to talk about it. I can't find words to describe how I felt - it brought tears to my eyes," she tells Access Hollywood, "It was one of the best shows I've ever seen. Very go...
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Paris Jackson Won't Testify In Lawsuit Against Concert Promoter

6/28/2013 2:14pm EDT
Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson will be spared the pain of testifying in an ongoing court battle over her father's death.

Michael Jackson's teenage daughter expected to be among the witnesses called as part of a legal battle between the superstar's family and executives at AEG Live, the concert promotion company behind Jackson's doomed London comeback concerts.

The 15 year old was recently hospitalized after a suicide attempt, and now lawyer Deborah Chang has confirmed Paris will not be forced to testify. Speaking during proceedings at Los Angeles Superior Court, she told the judge, "Paris is not going t...
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The Morning Roundup: Michael Jackson's Son Testifies, James Gandolfini's Wake, DOMA Defeat, Kat Von D Single

6/27/2013 10:39am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's son Prince Michael testified in the ongoing trial his family has brought against bosses of AEG Live on Wednesday. The 16-year-old revealed that although Michael was excited about his concert residency in London, the concert promoter had put so much pressure on him that he would often cry after getting off the phone with executives. Prince said that after one such call he heard his father say, "They're gonna kill me. They're gonna kill me." He also revealed that Dr. Conrad Murray, who is currently in prison on involuntary manslaughter charges over the death of the pop super...
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Prince Jackson Gives Shocking Testimony In Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

6/26/2013 10:36pm EDT
Prince Jackson
Michael Jackson's son Prince testified against AEG Live on Wednesday in the ongoing wrongful death brought against the concert promoter by the late singer's mother Katherine.

The 16-year-old revealed that his father would regularly break down in tears over the pressure he felt while rehearsing for his "This Is It" concert residency at London's O2 Arena. Prince shocked the courtroom by saying that his father feared that the event would result in his death.

Princes says he witnessed many phone conversation his father had with AEG executives, some of which caused enough stress to make the Ki...
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Paris Jackson To Remain In Grandmother's Care

6/25/2013 9:09pm EDT
Paris Jackson
Michael Jackson's troubled teen daughter Paris will remain under the care of her grandmother in light of her suicide attempt earlier this month.

A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday -- the four year anniversary of Jackson's death -- that Katherine Jackson would retain custody of the late King of Pop's daughter, along with his two sons, Prince Michael and Prince Michael II, aka Blanket.

15-year-old Paris was hospitalized on June 5 after attempting to cut her wrist with a meat cleaver and taking a handful of Motrin pain pills at the family's Calabasas, Calif., home. Judge Mitchell Beckloff ...
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Paris Jackson's Suicide Attempt Caused By Upcoming Anniversary Of Michael's Death?

6/7/2013 3:01pm EDT
Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson's recent suicide attempt might have something to do with the death of her father, Michael, according to a top Beverly Hills child psychiatrist.

Dr. Fran Walfish said that the upcoming anniversary of her father's death may have been a contributor to the state of mind that led her to attempt to kill herself.

"This month marks the fourth anniversary of her beloved father, Michael's, death," Walfish tells WENN.com. "Anniversaries like this are particularly vulnerable times for surviving close family members. Paris's mother, Debbie Rowe has said Paris has 'a lot going on'. Certai...
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Source: Paris Jackson's Suicide Attempt Wasn't Her First

6/6/2013 1:19pm EDT
Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson was rushed to a Los Angeles Hospital in the wee hours of Wednesday morning after attempting to commit suicide, reportedly with no intent on actually killing herself.

Paris called a helpline before her attempt, and also left a note; and despite police officially labeling the incident a suicide attempt, a spokesman told TMZ.com that her actions were just a cry for attention.

"It makes no sense if you really want to die to call a hotline, where the person on the other end will get an ambulance over to your house," the source said.

Paris, the daughter of late King of Pop Michae...
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AEG Live CEO Calls Katherine Jackson's Lawsuit 'Preposterous' And 'Extortion'

6/5/2013 9:07pm EDT
Katherine Jackson
The CEO of AEG Live is fighting back after his company was sued for the wrongful death of Michael Jackson by his mother, Katherine.

Katherine is seeking up to $40 billion in damages and filed the suit jointly with Michael's children Prince Michael and Paris.

The New York Daily News reports that Katherine's lawyer asked AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, “You think this case is a baseless extortion, a shakedown of AEG Live?”

Phillips Replied, "Yes or no answer? Yes."

The lawsuit is now in its sixth week in court, with Jackson's side contending the company should have run a background check on ...
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Michael Jackson Never Signed Dr. Conrad Murray's 'This Is It' Contract

5/22/2013 12:39pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, received no payment from concert promoter AEG Live for his work as Jackson's doctor during rehearsals for his ill-fated "This Is It" residency at London's O2 Arena -- because his contract was never signed by the King of Pop.

Jackson died before he could sign off on Murray's contract with AEG Life, which would have netted the doctor around $1.5 million had the contract been approved.

During witness testimony in the wrongful death trial brought by Jackson's mother Katherine against AEG Live, vice president Julie Hollander testified that the co...
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Michael Jackson Trial: Katherine Jackson's Lawyers Object To AEG Live Giving Candy To Jurors

5/22/2013 10:51am EDT
Katherine Jackson
The trial over the wrongful death of pop star Michael Jackson took a strange turn on Tuesday when lawyers for the defendant, AEG Live, handed out peppermint candy to the jury.

Jackson's mother Katherine, the lead plaintiff in the case, even enjoyed a piece of the candy -- but her lawyer didn't -- he raised an objection, claiming that jurors on the case might be influenced by the gesture, according to CNN.

Ultimately both sides reached a compromise. Now any snacks brought in for the jury must be done so before the jurors enter the courtroom so that they don't know the source of the treats....
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Wade Robson Opens Up About Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse

5/16/2013 2:54pm EDT
Wade Robson
Choreographer Wade Robson has spoken out about his accusation that Michael Jackson molested him when he was a child.

Appearing on "The Today Show" on Thursday, Robson told host Matt Lauer that he endured abuse for years and that he underwent manipulation and brainwashing by the King of Pop.

Lauer grilled the dancer, asking if he was lying when he took the witness stand and defended Jackson during his 2005 molestation trial if Jackson had indeed molested him.

"This is not a case of repressed memory," Robson says. "I never forgot one moment of what Michael did to me. But I was psychologica...
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Michael Jackson's Beating Heart Was Visible Through His Skin

5/13/2013 3:04pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was reportedly so pale-skinned and emaciated in the days before his death that his beating heart was visible through his skin, according to a testimony heard in court last week.

During the trial for the wrongful death suit Jackson's mother Katherine brought against concert promoter AEG Live, Michael's long-time makeup artist Karen "Turkle" Faye made the revelation when took the stand to testify on behalf of the plaintiff.

Faye said she was backstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Jackson was rehearsing for his residency at London's O2 Arena, when the star's co...
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Michael Jackson's Estate Attorney Calls Latest Abuse Allegations 'Outrageous & Pathetic'

5/8/2013 4:34pm EDT
Michael Jackson
An attorney has slammed allegations that Michael Jackson molested choreographer Wade Robson when he was a child. Four years following Jackson's death, Robson filed suit claiming he was sexually abused by the King of Pop.

Jackson's estate attorney Howard Weitzman pointed out that Robson took to the stand at the singer's 2005 child molestation trial to deny he had ever been molested by the singer during several sleepovers.

Robson, who has worked with stars such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, has changed his story and last week asked a California judge to allow him to make a late c...
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