1. Teen Metal Band Just Signed to Sony Now Releasing Book

    July 18, 2014 9:12 AM EDT The teen metal band Unlocking the Truth, which recently signed a multi-album deal with Sony , plans to release a book next year. G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, part of Penguin Group (USA), said Friday that it would publish a book written by the Brooklyn trio chronicling the…

  2. Michael Jackson's Mother Should Pay Court Costs, Judge Says

    April 15, 2014 2:41 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issued the tentative ruling calling on the…

  3. Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

    March 21, 2014 2:25 AM EDT The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday. Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Courtney Cash's body was found Wednesday morning in a home near Cookeville, about 70 miles east…

  4. Accounts of Morrissey's Homosexual Relationship Edited Out of U.S. Autobiography Release

    December 04, 2013 9:50 PM EST Morrissey's aptly-named "Autobiography" makes its debut stateside this week, albeit with one hitch: deemphasizing his reported relationship with photographer Jake Owens Walters. The book, published in the U.S. by G.T. Putnam's Sons, removes a photograph of Walters from the…

  5. 'Big Fish' Musical to Get the Hook

    November 11, 2013 9:40 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

  6. Broadway Musical 'Big Fish' Gets The Hook

    November 11, 2013 1:37 AM EST "Big Fish" has gotten away. Producers said Sunday the Broadway musical starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will play its final performance Dec. 29. When it closes, it will have played 34 previews and 98 regular shows at the Neil Simon Theatre. The quirky and…

  7. Morrissey's Memoir to Be Published in U.S.

    October 29, 2013 1:20 PM EDT The Morrissey memoir show will soon arrive in the U.S. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that Morrissey's "Autobiography" has been acquired jointly by three of its imprints. G.P. Putnam's Sons will publish the hardcover Dec. 3, while Penguin Classics will handle the…

  8. AEG Live Not Responsible in Death of Michael Jackson

    October 02, 2013 7:00 PM EDT A jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live on Wednesday of negligence in the hiring of the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson. The panel unanimously rejected a lawsuit brought by Jackson's mother that sought to financially punish AEG Live LLC, the promoters of her son's …

  9. Michael Jackson Case in Jury's Hands

    September 26, 2013 10:42 PM EDT Closing arguments have finished in the five-month civil trial over the King of Pop's death. After a bitterly fought five-month trial, a negligence lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against his concert promoter was placed in the hands of a jury Thursday after a final plea by a…

  10. Michael Jackson ‘Was Playing Russian Roulette’ With Drugs, Lawyer Tells Jurors

    September 26, 2013 12:17 AM EDT Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices involving the drug that killed him and the doctor who provided it, not because of anything done by AEG Live, a lawyer for the producer of Jackson's comeback concerts told jurors Wednesday. Delivering his closing argument in the long…

  11. Jurors Get Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Sessions

    August 12, 2013 12:39 AM EDT Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated…

  12. Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions To Be Reissued As Three-Disc Box Set

    August 05, 2013 1:49 AM EDT It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via satellite, viewed by a billion people…

  13. Katherine Jackson Tearfully Concludes Testimony

    July 23, 2013 3:42 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother claimed AEG Live watched the King of Pop "waste away" in the ongoing civil trial. The promoters of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts watched the singer waste away and should have reached out to his family for help, the superstar'…

  14. Michael Jackson Was Afraid of Concert Promoter, Son Testifies

    June 26, 2013 4:39 PM EDT Prince Jackson describes heated conversation before the "This Is It" tour was going to begin. Michael Jackson's eldest son testified Wednesday that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death but wasn't happy about the pressure that came with the ill…

  15. AEG Live Boss Says Info on Michael Jackson's Health was Conflicting, Tears-Up Recalling His Death

    June 14, 2013 4:27 AM EDT The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts testified Thursday that he received conflicting and confusing information about the singer's health days before his death. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips said he was concerned about information from high…

  16. Michael Jackson Lawsuit Is Extortion Attempt, AEG Live CEO Says

    June 05, 2013 8:54 AM EDT The head of AEG Live told a jury on Tuesday that he believes a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against the concert promotion company was a baseless extortion attempt. CEO Randy Phillips also said the company bears no responsibility for Jackson's 2009 death, as his mother…

  17. Emails Reflect AEG's Execs' Concern On Michael Jackson's Health, Court Told

    May 30, 2013 5:13 AM EDT Jurors hearing a lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live LLC have been shown emails in which top company executives expressed fears about Michael Jackson's health and the amount of time they had to get the singer prepared for his ill-fated series of comeback tours. The messages were…

  18. AEG Lawyer's Email Called Michael Jackson a 'Freak,' Court Told

    May 23, 2013 3:40 AM EDT A lawyer for the parent company of AEG Live LLC called Michael Jackson a freak on the day the singer signed a multimillion contract for a series of ill-fated comeback concerts, emails displayed for a jury on Wednesday showed. The emails were presented by Brian Panish, an attorney for…

  19. No Background Check on Michael Jackson's Doctor, Says Lawyer

    May 21, 2013 9:22 PM EDT AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physician. AEG Live General Counsel Shawn Trell told…

  20. Breakdown Led Wade Robson to Reverse on Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Claims

    May 09, 2013 10:36 AM EDT A choreographer and television personality who was a key witness in Michael Jackson's successful defense against child molestation charges is seeking permission to file a claim against the singer's estate alleging the pop superstar sexually abused him as a child, court records and…

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