1. Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Shows off Her 'Dangerous' Ink

    May 24, 2016 2:34 AM EDT Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris has an impressive new tattoo which pays homage to the King of Pop. Paris’s new ink was inspired by the artwork for her father’s album Dangerous , which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in December 1991. The body art features a menagerie of exotic animals …

  2. Wale Debuts Michael Jackson-Referencing Jam 'My P.Y.T.': Listen

    May 20, 2016 11:01 AM EDT Wale gets his two-step on for his latest single "My P.Y.T.," a Michael Jackson -referencing jam that stands for "pretty young thing." On The Dope  Boyz-produced  track, the D.C. rhymer dedicates a slew of bars to his special lady: "Pretty young girl/ Toast for you and…

  3. Keith Urban Uses Personal Heritage to Push Country Limits in 'Wasted Time'

    May 02, 2016 10:18 AM EDT The track from his 'Ripcord' album was written mere weeks after his father's passing. When his father died on Dec. 5, 2015, Keith Urban was in the midst of working on what would become Ripcord , an album that’s due May 6. That kind of event is profoundly emotional, typically…

  4. Michael Jackson's Worth When He Died at Heart of Billion-Dollar Tax Court Battle

    April 20, 2016 10:21 AM EDT The IRS insists Jackson's name and image were worth more than $434 million. His estate says only $2,105. This story first appeared in the May 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine . Of all the befuddling legal matters in the entertainment business, there's perhaps none that…

  5. Will Paul McCartney Get The Rights To His Beatles Songs Back? He's Already Working On It

    March 18, 2016 3:22 PM EDT When news broke that the Michael Jackson estate would sell its 50 percent share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing to Sony in a $750 million deal, many wondered whether Paul McCartney would finally be able to acquire the rights to his share of the company’s crown jewel -- the Lennon-McCartney…

  6. Michael Jackson Hologram Dispute Is Settled

    March 17, 2016 3:56 PM EDT Two companies that fought viciously over the rights to hologram and digital projection technology have come to an agreement with each other, although it won't quite end all the legal madness over the technology capable of reviving dead stars and allowing living ones to be in multiple…

  7. Inside Sony/ATV's Buyout of Michael Jackson's Estate -- And Why They Cashed Out

    March 16, 2016 6:18 PM EDT From pricey antiques to a sprawling ranch stocked with exotic animals, Michael Jackson made many investments of varying usefulness over the course of his career. Yet among all of them, ATV Music Publishing -- which he purchased for $47.5 million in 1985, merged with Sony in a joint venture 10…

  8. A Timeline of Michael Jackson's Best Bet: The Sony/ATV Catalog

    March 16, 2016 3:34 PM EDT Michael Jackson was a famously profligate spender, renowned in his latter years for endless shopping sprees that nearly broke the bank. As a result, at the time of his death in 2009, the self-proclaimed King of Pop was $500 million in the hole. Before his shocking overdose at age 50, rumors…

  9. Sony/ATV Head Martin Bandier's Memo to Staff Following Jackson Buyout: 'Very Positive News'

    March 16, 2016 3:09 PM EDT In the wake of the announcement that Sony will buy the Michael Jackson estate's stake in music publishing market leader Sony/ATV, that company's CEO Martin Bandier sent a letter to the company’s employees thanking them for their hard work throughout an uncertain period. Sony to Buy…

  10. Quincy Jones' Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Songs Will Go to Trial

    February 25, 2016 3:27 PM EST A judge ruled Thursday (Feb. 25) that a lawsuit filed by producer Quincy Jones against Michael Jackson 's estate and record company over royalties on some of the singer's biggest hits can go to trial. Superior Court Judge Michael Stern said a jury should decide the numerous factual…

  11. This 13-Year-Old Playing Michael Jackson's 'Bad' on Piano Is Very Good

    February 24, 2016 1:30 PM EST Michael Jackson ’s 1987 hit “Bad” has been given a solo piano rendition by a 13-year-old from Seoul, Korea.  The Weeknd, David Bryne, Questlove Appear in Trailer for Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc: Watch Yoham Kim’s performance has become a bit of a viral hit with over 64,000 Facebook…

  12. Joseph Fiennes Defends Playing Michael Jackson in British TV Special, Colorblind Casting

    February 17, 2016 6:55 PM EST Joseph Fiennes is defending himself in the wake of criticism after being cast as Michael Jackson in an upcoming half-hour TV special, acknowledging the topic is "sensitive" but never intending it to be divisive. The white actor will play the King of Pop in the upcoming Sky Arts…

  13. The 9 Best Things We Saw at Sundance 2016

    January 31, 2016 11:00 AM EST Billboard’s new home every January? The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. What started as a must for film insiders has become a mecca for music as well, with lots of great concerts, parties, pop-star sightings, music documentaries and more. After a whirlwind, insomniac week-and-a…

  14. Joseph Fiennes to Play Michael Jackson in British TV Comedy

    January 26, 2016 9:57 PM EST Joseph Fiennes has been cast to play Michael Jackson in a new British TV comedy, chronicling a fabled road trip that the King of Pop took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.  The one-off Sky Arts special will also star Stockard Channing as…

  15. Michael Jackson Wrote 'Sonic the Hedgehog 3' Music: Crazy Theory Confirmed?

    January 26, 2016 5:25 PM EST In the "a broken clock is right at least twice a day" category, it seems one crazy Internet conspiracy theory has recently been proven true: Michael Jackson provided uncredited musical contributions to the 1994 Sega video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The theory has been knocking…

  16. Are More Michael Jackson Movies on the Way?

    January 25, 2016 8:55 PM EST Are you ready for more Michael Jackson movies? At the Jan. 24 premiere of the Showtime documentary  Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall  at the Sundance Film Festival -- attended by director Spike Lee, Questlove and Glassnotes Records founder Daniel Glass -- producer John…

  17. 'Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall': Sundance Review

    January 24, 2016 6:14 PM EST Spike Lee contextualizes the landmark 1979 album that cemented Jackson's status as a superstar solo artist and propelled him on to an even bigger breakthrough with 'Thriller.' The first bars of "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" are among the most iconic…

  18. The Weeknd, David Byrne, Questlove Appear in Trailer for Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc: Watch

    January 13, 2016 10:01 PM EST Spike Lee's new Michael Jackson documentary will be out next month, paired with the reissue of Jackson's Off the Wall , and The Weeknd , David Byrne and Questlove of the Roots all appear in the first trailer.  Michael Jackson 'Off the Wall' Documentary Headed to Sundance …

  19. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Becomes First-Ever 30 Times Multi-Platinum Album: Exclusive

    December 16, 2015 9:00 AM EST The new milestone continues Jackson's reign as the best-selling artist of all time, with over 100 million sales for "Thriller" worldwide and 1 billion total sales to his credit. Michael Jackson 's Thriller has become the first album ever to be certified 30 times multi…

  20. Even President Obama Is Remixing Drake's 'Hotline Bling' (Sort Of): Watch

    December 15, 2015 8:24 PM EST Baracksdubs, the YouTube channel that takes sound bites from President Barack Obama's speeches and remixes them to sound like the lyrics to popular songs, has dropped its latest video. This time, Baracksdubs took on Drake 's chart-topper "Hotline Bling" and even…

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