Michael Jackson

  1. Michael Jackson's Doctor Ordered to Stand Trial

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST A judge on Tuesday ordered Michael Jackson's doctor to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's 2009 death by an overdose of the powerful drug propofol. Judge Michael Pastor gave the order on the sixth day of ...

  2. Michael Jackson Committed Suicide, Defense Will Claim

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST A prosecutor says defense lawyers for Michael Jackson's doctor will claim at his involuntary manslaughter trial that the singer killed himself. The statement by Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren came at a hearing Wedne ...

  3. Posthumous Michael Jackson Album Sells 3 Million Worldwide

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, but he's being challenged by the current queens of music. Taylor Swift's album "Speak Now" is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, followed by Susan Boyle's "The Gift. ...

  4. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, "Michael" Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. ...

  5. Could Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Be The Next Julliard?

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The financiers who own Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch want to turn it into a teen music school similar to The Juilliard School in NYC. Colony Capital, which recently rehabbed the grounds, wants creative young adults to study all aspects of ...

  6. Michael Jackson Fans Protest Autopsy TV Special

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson fans have launched a petition to keep the Discovery Channel from airing Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson next month in the U.K. The MJ Justice Project and MJ Children group has received about 1,500 ...

  7. Michael Jackson's Dad Files New Wrongful Death Suit

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST An attorney for the father of Michael Jackson on Tuesday filed a new wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. The lawsuit by attorney Brian Oxman on behalf of Joe Jackson was fil ...

  8. Why Michael Jackson's New Album Could Debut Stronger Than 'This Is It'

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly a year and a half after the tragic death of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop continues to play a significant role in boosting the fortunes of his label Epic Records and its parent Sony Music Entertainment. Jackson's total U.S. music sa ...

  9. Michael Jackson 'Hold My Hand' Duet with Akon Debuts

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The first official single from a controversial new Michael Jackson album was released on Monday to good initial reviews and expectations of strong digital sales. "Hold My Hand," a duet Jackson first recorded with Senegalese rapper and re ...

  10. Sony: New Michael Jackson Album Could Sell 400,000 In First Week

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The initial U.S. shipment of Michael Jackson’s "Michael," due Dec. 14 on Epic Records, is 900,000, according to retail sources. Sony is projecting first-week CD sales of 340,000 and digital album sales of 60,000. That projection is simil ...

  11. Jackson Producer, Manager Vouch For Jackson Song

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Some of Michael Jackson's family members are unhappy with the release of the posthumous single "Breaking News." But the late legend's longtime producer and manager say it is indeed Jackson's voice on the newly released tra ...

  12. Michael Jackson's New Album Out Dec. 14

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Michael," the Michael Jackson album comprised of original material recorded by the King of Pop before his death, will be released Dec. 14 on Epic Records in conjunction with his estate, it was announced today (Nov. 4). The first full tr ...

  13. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  14. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's sudden death sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, but fans also opened their wallets to make him this year's top-earning dead celebrity with $275 million (£174.6 million), Forbes said on Monday (Oct.25). Jac ...

  15. Calif. Court To Hear Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday (Oct. 6) on whether Michael Jackson's father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son's already lucrative estate. Joe Jackson has appealed a probate court's dismissa ...

  16. Former Jackson Manager Seeks Financial Records

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's final business manager asked a judge to unseal detailed financial records from the singer's estate, arguing that the sealing of the documents could prevent him and other creditors from being paid. Business manager Tohme ...

  17. Jackson Estate Licenses Virtual 'Planet Michael'

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called "Planet ...

  18. AEG Fires Back at Michael Jackson Family Lawsuit

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for AEG are responding to the lawsuit filed yesterday by Michael Jackson's mother blaming the event promotion giant for Michael's death. The allegations in the suit are "inaccurate, unsubstantiated and meritless," accor ...

  19. AEG Live Sued Over Michael Jackson Death

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother and his three children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the promoters of a series of planned concerts by the singer before his death last year. The civil lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Sept. 15 by ...

  20. Appeals Court Sets Hearing In Jackson Estate Case

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An appeals court has scheduled a hearing for lawyers for the father of Michael Jackson to argue that he deserves a role in decisions involving his son's multi-million dollar estate. The Second District Court of Appeal said Thursday (Sept. 2) ...

  21. Judge Dismisses Promoter's Lawsuit Against Jackson

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has dismissed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by a concert promoter against the late Michael Jackson over a failed reunion concert that would have featured the Jackson Five and his sister Janet. U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. gr ...

  22. No Charges For Jackson Doctors

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT State investigators probing the death of Michael Jackson have decided not to file charges against seven doctors who treated him, authorities said Wednesday (July 28). The doctors were part of an investigation by state Attorney General Jerry Brown& ...

  23. Calif. Lawmaker Ponders Neverland As State Park

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The former home of the King of Pop could become California's latest state park under an idea being floated by a California state lawmaker. Assemblyman Mike Davis said that he believes it's worth studying whether the California Department ...

  24. Michael Jackson's Dad Ends Bid For Estate Stipend

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father is withdrawing his request to receive more than $15,000 a month from his late son's estate. A court filing says Joe Jackson is dropping his bid to receive a monthly allowance, opting instead to pursue a wrongful ...

  25. Michael Jackson U.K. Sales Snapshot

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the year since his death, Michael Jackson's combined album and track sales in the U.K. total 4.31 million according to the Official Charts Co. For the 12 months since June 25, 2009, Jackson moved 2.77 million albums and 1.54 million tracks ...

  26. Jackson Fans Pay Tribute To The Billion Dollar Man

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson fans around the world lit candles on Friday (June 25) to mark the death one year ago of the controversial pop star whose posthumous popularity has returned him to a pedestal and made him a billion dollar man. Fans in Hanoi, Vietnam ...

  27. A Year Later: Michael Jackson's Massive Sales Impact

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After his death, not only did Michael Jackson’s albums sell more units than other recently deceased musicians, but the posthumous fervor for his recorded music catalog was unlike anything seen in recent years. Sales of his four studio albums and t ...

  28. Randy Jackson Hospitalized Ror Chest Pains

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Randy Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized in Southern California. A source close to the Jackson family who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated ...

  29. Jackson Fans Will Moonwalk In Motion-Sensing Game

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gamers will have the opportunity to moonwalk alongside the King of Pop. Video game developer Ubisoft announced it would release a new dancing-and-singing game featuring Michael Jackson this holiday season. The as-yet-unnamed game will be among the ...

  30. Michael Jackson Estate Wins Injunction Against Heal the World Website

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's estate has won a preliminary injunction against a group using the name of the superstar's former charitable group. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee on Monday ordered the current Heal the World Foundation to stop using Jack ...

  31. Jackson Doctor's Case Assigned To LA Trial Judge

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With Michael Jackson's mother, father and three siblings looking on, Dr. Conrad Murray began a slow process toward trial Monday with the appointment of a judge and the setting of another hearing to handle pending matters in his involuntary ma ...

  32. Nevada Officials File Complaint Against Jackson Doctor

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nevada state medical officials have filed a formal complaint against Michael Jackson's doctor, saying he twice failed to mention delinquent child support payments on applications to renew his medical license. Douglas Cooper, executive directo ...

  33. Michael Jackson in $200 Million-plus Recording Deal

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The estate of Michael Jackson has landed the late King of Pop the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed contract with Sony Music Entertainment for 10 projects over seven years, according to a person familiar with the deal. T ...

  34. Michael Jackson Doctor Charged With Manslaughter

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. Prosecutors announced the charge Monday against Dr. Conrad Murray, a Houston cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died June 25. He fa ...

  35. Source: Jackson's Doctor To Be Arraigned Friday

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than seven months after Michael Jackson's death from an anesthetic overdose - and following days of heightened speculation - the pop singer's doctor will be arraigned Friday on a charge connected to the death, according to a person ...

  36. Jackson's Doctor Meets With Legal Team

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's physician has been strategizing with his team of defense attorneys and is ready to surrender to authorities if prosecutors file charges, the doctor's attorney said. Dr. Conrad Murray, who has a practice in Houston, came ...

  37. Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." The timing couldn't be better, sadly enough. The duo is summoning lots and lots of talent from Grammy weekend to stay an extr ...

  38. Alan Jackson's 'Train' Coming March 30

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Country star Alan Jackson's new album "Freight Train" (Sony Music Nashville) is set for release March 30. The 12-song album was produced by longtime collaborator Keith Stegall and features eight songs with Jackson's writing cre ...

  39. Chrysalis Sees Lower Rate Of Royalty Growth For 2010

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST British music publisher Chrysalis expects to boost its share of income from royalties in 2010, although not quite at the 2009 rate, due to a host of album releases and the surge in demand for Michael Jackson songs. The British firm, which publishe ...

  40. Michael Jackson Estate Administrators Seek Payment

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The administrators of Michael Jackson's estate and a cadre of attorneys are seeking millions for managing the King of Pop's affairs after death, court documents show. It's unclear how much exactly will be paid out. The administrator ...

  41. Jackson's 'This Is It' Passes $200 Million Worldwide

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's concert movie "This Is It" has taken more than $200 million at box offices worldwide in the first two weeks of release. Sony Pictures Entertainment said the movie had grossed $61 million in North America and more t ...

  42. Records: Jackson's Funeral Cost Nearly $1 Million

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's private family funeral was fit for a king and had a price tag to match: roughly $1 million, according to court documents just released. Although Jackson died in June and had a large public tribute at the Staples Center in Lo ...

  43. AEG Execs Discuss The Making Of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Although the posthumous Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" reportedly grossed more than $100 million worldwide in its first week, the behind-the-scenes work by concert promoters AEG Live to deliver the film could have made for its own fi ...

  44. 'This Is It' Becomes Michael Jackson's Sixth No. 1 Album

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" claims the fifth-biggest sales week for an album this year as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the King of Pop's sixth chart-topping album . . . Additionally, it's Jackson's own b ...

  45. The Inside Story: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For “This Is It,” Michael Jackson’s planned 50-concert residency at London’s O2 Arena, the star’s sudden, tragic death really could have been it, with millions of dollars lost for producer/promoter AEG Live and the star’s vision never realized. n ...

  46. Michael Jackson Poised For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Michael Jackson's movie "This Is It" is about to open in theaters, the film's companion album of the same name is already doing brisk business. Industry prognosticators suggest that the Epic Records set -- which was released ...

  47. Michael Jackson Movie Set For Big Box Office Week

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson looks likely to have a posthumous hit at the box office this weekend. Sony Pictures bows the Jackson documentary "This Is It" as the week's sole wide release. Sony will get the jump on the weekend by moonwalking &quo ...

  48. AEG Execs To Discuss Jackson's 'This Is It' At Billboard Confab

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and a group of top AEG executives will discuss how the Michael Jackson "This Is It" saga played out behind the scenes for the Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 5. Phillips, along with ...

  49. Katherine Jackson Picks New Lawyer In Estate Case

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A shake-up in Katherine Jackson's legal team left her unrepresented during a hearing Thursday to clarify the power two attorneys have over her pop star son's estate, but it didn't stop the judge from issuing orders upholding those p ...

  50. Jackson Film Scores Sellouts Galore Before Opening

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Advance sales for "This Is It" look set to make the concert movie starring the late Michael Jackson into one of the hottest tickets of the year. Two weeks ahead of its opening, the singer's concert movie "This Is It" has g ...

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