Michael Jackson

  1. 'New' Michael Jackson Single Written In 1983

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson didn't do it his way after all. Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single "This Is It" was released amid great hype on Monday, it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure P ...

  2. New Michael Jackson Single Hits The Airwaves

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's new single "This Is It" began streaming online and playing across the radio airwaves Monday, nearly four months after the "king of pop" died of a prescription drug overdose aged 50. The track, which featu ...

  3. Autopsy Shows Michael Jackson Was Healthy

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn't the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The A ...

  4. Jackson Estate Sues Foundation Over Name

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's estate on Tuesday sued a foundation that bears the name of one of his most famous songs, "Heal the World." The federal court lawsuit claims the Heal the World Foundation is improperly using trademarks and Web sites ...

  5. Jackson Sneak Peek Screenings Sell Out In 2 Hours

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is still playing to sell-out crowds. Advance screenings to the music documentary "Michael Jackson: This Is It" sold out within two hours early Sunday as fans who began lining up three days earlier snapped up all 3,000 tic ...

  6. AEG President: Michael Jackson Movie Will Clear Co. Name

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As dozens of buoyant Michael Jackson fans queued up in the Nokia Plaza to be among the first to see their idol's last performance, others watching the scene expressed mixed emotions. Tim Leiweke, president of AEG, which bankrolled Jackson ...

  7. New Michael Jackson Song, Album To Be Released

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new Michael Jackson song entitled "This Is It" will be released as a single on Oct. 12. The song - which features backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons - is part of a two-disc album of music inspired by the upcoming & ...

  8. Jackson Movie To Get Mass Worldwide Premiere

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" -- based on footage from concert rehearsals before his death in June -- will have simultaneous premieres in more than 15 cities around the world next month, the studio behind the film said. "Th ...

  9. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song After MTV VMA Performance

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  10. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song, "Make Me," After VMAs

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  11. Jackson Tribute To Kick Off MTV Music Video Awards

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Before MTV settles into its annual teenybopper party known as the Video Music Awards, the ceremony will have a tender moment. Janet Jackson will kick off the show Sunday night with a tribute to her late brother. Michael Jackson's death on Jun ...

  12. Mary J. Blige, Akon, Chris Brown For Jackson Tribute

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Jackson has confirmed that R&B stars Mary J. Blige, Akon and Chris Brown will be taking part in the Michael Jackson tribute concert at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace on Sept. 26. Commenting on recent media speculation that the acts w ...

  13. Stars, Family Honor Michael Jackson At Funeral

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was buried on Thursday, more than two months after he died of a drug overdose, marking the last stop for a superstar who spent most of his 50 years in the public gaze. The singer, whose enormous success with such albums as "Of ...

  14. Coroner Rules Michael Jackson Death A Homicide

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles County coroner says Michael Jackson's death was a homicide primarily caused by two drugs. In a statement released Friday, the coroner said the cause of death was acute intoxication from the anesthetic propofol. Other sedatives ...

  15. TV Network Confirms Jacksons Reality Series

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The A&E network said its previously announced documentary about members of the Jackson family will be expanded into a reality series. A&E's official word came only after "Entertainment Tonight" declared the Jackson series wa ...

  16. Coroner Says Jackson Died From Lethal Dose Of Propofol

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday. The "Thriller" singer suffere ...

  17. Michael Jackson Memorabilia Shows Gets Judge's OK

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge on Friday firmly approved a deal between Michael Jackson's estate and a concert promoter to exhibit his memorabilia, praising the arrangement that the singer's mother had fought in court over her concerns that it could harm his l ...

  18. Studio Pushes Up Jackson Film, Ortega To Direct

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The studio behind the Michael Jackson film "This Is It" on Thursday advanced its release by two days to Oct. 28, anticipating huge demand for the movie of his final performance rehearsals just days before his death. Sony Pictures Enterta ...

  19. Judge OKs Jackson Deal, Burial Planned

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge has approved a deal for the sale of Michael Jackson merchandise, but delayed making a decision on a traveling exhibition dedicated to the King of Pop, amid objections from the singer's mother. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell ...

  20. Michael Jackson's Glittery Glove Up For Auction

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The glittery glove that Michael Jackson wore when he unveiled his moonwalk on TV in 1983 is hitting the auction block. This one isn't like his other glittery gloves, which were made for the right hand and adorned with hand-sewn crystals. This ...

  21. Authorized Jackson Photo Book In The Works

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A luxury publishing company said it is putting together a Michael Jackson photo book that the pop star wanted to create before his sudden death about two months ago. Kraken Opus said "The Official Michael Jackson Opus" will be available ...

  22. Flo Rida, Chuck Berry, Journey Among Top Downloaded Tracks

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It shouldn't be strange to see Chuck Berry's "Johnnie B. Goode," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" and Michael Jackson's "Black or White" on someone's iPod, as each of these tracks w ...

  23. Promoter: Jackson Tribute To Be Televised Globally

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next month's tribute to Michael Jackson on the grounds of a 17th century palace in Vienna will feature a three-hour, star-studded show to be televised live to a global audience of 1 billion people, the event promoter said Tuesday. Georg Kinde ...

  24. Michael Jackson Tribute Planned In Vienna Palace

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace is planned to provide the stage for a high-profile tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, at the end of September, organizers of the concert said on Tuesday. Michael Jackson's older brother Jermaine is i ...

  25. Judge Approves Michael Jackson Film

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Audiences will get to see the King of Pop perform one more time after a judge approved a major deal to produce a movie fashioned from footage of his final rehearsals. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved a deal on Friday bet ...

  26. The Song Is Mine: Sony/ATV Pursues New Opportunities

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of a co-owner is a sad and difficult passage for any company. But when the co-owner in question is Michael Jackson and the company is Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the proprietor of the Beatles song catalog, the transition is bound to attra ...

  27. Michael Jackson Merchandise Deal On The Way

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson products could start appearing on store shelves, cell phones, even in X-Box add-ons if a judge signs off on a merchandising deal. The current administrators of the singer's estate have presented several proposed contracts to a ...

  28. Authorities Search Home Of Michael Jackson's Doctor

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Federal authorities searched the Las Vegas home and medical office of Michael Jackson's personal doctor Tuesday, seeking documents as part of a manslaughter investigation into the singer's death. Several Drug Enforcement Administration a ...

  29. LAPD Source: Doctor's Shot Killed Michael Jackson

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's personal doctor administered a powerful anesthetic to help him sleep, and authorities believe the drug is what killed the pop singer, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Monday. The official, who spoke on ...

  30. Heinemann To Re-release Jackson's 'Moonwalk'

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT William Heinemann, an imprint of the Random House Group, is to re-release Michael Jackson's one and only autobiography "Moonwalk" in the U.K. The new edition of the book will be published on Oct. 13 and will include a new introducti ...

  31. Manslaughter Investigation Targets Jackson Doctor

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's personal doctor is the target of the manslaughter investigation into the singer's death, according to court documents filed Thursday, the day after agents seized items from the physician's Houston clinic and a rent ...

  32. Drug Agents Raid Jackson Doctor's Office

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. drug enforcement agents and Los Angeles police raided a Houston clinic owned by Conrad Murray, the doctor who was with pop icon Michael Jackson when he died, looking for evidence of manslaughter. Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administ ...

  33. The Michael Jackson Movie You Never Saw

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT He may be known for his music, but few knew Michael Jackson also enjoyed another artistic outlet: the movies. The King of Pop's long association with a small-time filmmaker led to a featured role in a campy 2007 film unknown to many of his fa ...

  34. Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today, though there are stil ...

  35. Sony Bids $50 Million For Jackson Rehearsal Film

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the ...

  36. Inquiries Into Jackson Estate's Sony/ATV Holding

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Major financial firms have made inquiries into buying the 50 per cent share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing owned by the estate of Michael Jackson, according to the New York Times. The Times names Colony Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Plainfield A ...

  37. Report: AEG Live In Negotiations For Michael Jackson Documentary

    July 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the company behind Michael Jackson's planned comeback in London, is negotiating with several Hollywood studios seeking a deal to release in movie theaters a documentary about the final days of the pop singer, the Wall Street journal ...

  38. Doctors Probed By State In Michael Jackson's Death

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT California's attorney general said his office has run several doctors' names and several potential aliases through its prescription drug database to aid police investigating the death of Michael Jackson. Attorney General Jerry Brown said ...

  39. Fans Snap Up 1.1 Million Michael Jackson Albums In One Week

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop dominates the Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard charts yet again. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Michael Jackson's catalog of solo albums sold a mighty 1.1 million copies in the U.S. in the tracking w ...

  40. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Michael Jackson's death, administrators of his estate are temporarily authorized to reopen for business and negotiate, among other things, agreements relating to the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour. ...

  41. Michael Jackson Concert Merchandise For Sale

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's comeback concerts will never happen, but you can still get the T-shirt. Merchandise from Jackson's "This Is It" tour, which was scheduled to begin Monday (July 13) in London, will be available online and at re ...

  42. Jackson Family Says Concert Plans Too Much For Him

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father said the King of Pop was not ready to perform 50 shows in London, in a TV interview that aired the day the singer was scheduled to start his long-awaited comeback. Joe Jackson told ABC News that his son told him that ...

  43. 11 Jackson Albums Chart Down Under

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's presence is still being felt on the Australian sales charts. After creating chart history last week, the late superstar's tally climbs to 11 on the ARIA Album Chart top 40, up from seven titles. The American pop singer ...

  44. Michael Jackson Remains King Of U.K. Charts

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Cascada's "Evacuate The Dancefloor" (All Around The World/Universal) started a second week atop the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), Michael Jackson's catalog sales enjoyed another healthy week in the market. Altho ...

  45. Total Album Sales Surge

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the first full week after Michael Jackson's death, total album sales shot up to nearly seven million units, a level not seen since early April. Track sales dropped 1% but had risen 9% the prior week, the first full week after Jackson' ...

  46. AEG Live CEO Discusses Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson, Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson’s 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, AEG ...

  47. LAPD: Michael Jackson's Drug History To Be Probed

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Detectives investigating the death of Michael Jackson are looking at his prescription drug history and trying to talk with his numerous former doctors, the Los Angeles police chief said. Chief William Bratton told CNN that police are waiting for t ...

  48. LA official: Promoter Should Pay Jackson Memorial

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A city council member has called on AEG Live to pay some of the estimated $1.4 million cost for policing Michael Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center. Dennis Zine told Fox 11 on Thursday that the city's taxpayers "are ge ...

  49. Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman On Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Tuesday memorial service for Michael Jackson in downtown Los Angeles had only five days to plan the massive event, but the tribute "couldn't have gone any better," according to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. ...

  50. Video: Ortega, Payne, Portnow Reflect On Jackson

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As music industry leaders greeted each other outside Staples Center after the July 7 memorial for Michael Jackson, "This Is It" director Kenny Ortega was in a reflective mood. He joined the associate director and choreographer of what wa ...

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