1. MTV Video Music Awards 2013: 10 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    August 26, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The VMAs descended upon Brooklyn New York, bringing legions of folks from the surrounding neighborhood to the corners surrounding Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues hopeful to catch a glimpse of some of music’s biggest stars. 

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  2. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  3. Metallica to Rock the Apollo Theater

    August 22, 2013 4:54 AM EDT There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month. Metallica is set to rock the legendary Harlem venue on Sept. 21. They will promote their 3D concert-action film "Metallica Through the Never," released in IMAX ...

  4. Justin Timberlake & 'N Sync to Reunite at MTV VMAs: Report

    August 20, 2013 4:42 AM EDT 49.316 k 1.96 k 11 0 The upcoming MTV VMAs just might be packing a massive, unexpected punch – an 'N Sync reunion. The New York Post is reporting that Justin Timberlake and his former bandmates will take the stage together during the show Sunday nigh ...

  5. Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber Collaboration ‘Slave 2 The Rhythm’ Leaks, Disappears

    August 19, 2013 3:38 AM EDT An improbable pop super-duet featuring Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber has emerged online. And promptly disappeared. The track “Slave 2 The Rhythm” was reportedly recorded by Jackson well before his death in 2009, and quietly appeared in 2010 ...

  6. Record-Breaker Calvin Harris Appointed 'Electronic Cash King'

    August 16, 2013 5:40 AM EDT Calvin Harris has had an 18 months for the record books. The Scottish DJ and producer has been proclaimed the world’s highest-paid DJ by Forbes, just a week after he set another chart record in the United Kingdom. With the No. 9 bow of “Thinking O ...

  7. Fight for Michael Jackson's Glove Rolls On Between African Dictator's Son, U.S.

    August 15, 2013 4:18 PM EDT For those incredulous that Michael Jackson's family's wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live is now in its fourth month of trial, consider that the United States government's attempts to seize a Jackson glove from a dictator' ...

  8. 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 rehea ...

  9. Michael Jackson's Security Chief Tells Court of Drug Concerns

    August 02, 2013 4:22 AM EDT A former security worker for Michael Jackson told a jury Thursday that he was concerned the singer would overdose on prescription medications in the early 2000s but didn't see signs of impairment in the singer later that decade. Michael La Pe ...

  10. Duets Featuring Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury to Be Released

    July 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Three duets starring pop legends Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will be released later this year, exactly three decades after they were recorded in Jackson's home studio in Encino, California. Queen guitarist Brian May is working with lo ...

  11. Iron Maiden Tops Hot Tours With Revenues of $19 Million

    July 26, 2013 12:28 PM EDT English heavy metal band Iron Maiden earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking this week with $19 million (US$) in box office revenue reported from its summer tour in European cities. The Maiden England World Tour originally kicked off last year with a ...

  12. Michael Jackson's Drugs History Scrutinized in Court

    July 26, 2013 12:01 AM EDT Michael Jackson had a high tolerance for certain drugs and wasn't always forthcoming with his medical history, a nurse anesthetist who treated the singer testified Thursday. Witness David Fournier told jurors he had worked with Jackson for a ...

  13. Sneaky Photo Earns Spectator a Ban From Michael Jackson Court Case

    July 25, 2013 12:33 AM EDT A spectator attending the civil trial over Michael Jackson's death was banned Wednesday by a judge after he snapped a photo in a courthouse hallway that included jurors hearing the case. Earlier on Wednesday, jurors watched the videotaped tes ...

  14. Michael Jackson's Mother Tearfully Concludes Testimony in AEG Wrongful Death Suit

    July 23, 2013 8:45 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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's mother tearfully told a jury on Monday. Clutching a ti ...

  15. Katherine Jackson Testifies in AEG Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    July 19, 2013 6:08 PM EDT LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's mother tearfully described finding out about her son's death Friday and said she expressed concerns about his comeback concert schedule to the promoters of the tour. Katherine Jackson said she called the ...

  16. Bob Marley Hits Top 10 on Social 50 Chart For First Time

    July 19, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Bob Marley breaks into the top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 chart for the first time. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's methodolog ...

  17. Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Tour Would Have Gone Global, Court Told

    July 17, 2013 11:49 PM EDT Documents displayed for a jury Wednesday showed the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts had contemplated a worldwide tour for the entertainer in the year before his death. The documents prepared by AEG Live LLC envisi ...

  18. AEG Live Planned a Massive Michael Jackson World Tour, Documents Reveal

    July 17, 2013 11:37 PM EDT Documents displayed for a jury Wednesday showed the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts had contemplated a worldwide tour for the entertainer in the year before his death. The documents prepared by AEG Live LLC envisi ...

  19. Jackson Would Have Earned $1 Billion on Comeback Says Expert

    July 15, 2013 4:12 PM EDT An entertainment accounting expert says Michael Jackson could have earned $1.1 billion or more if he had performed a worldwide concert tour and created a Las Vegas show before his death. The estimate by Arthur Erk came Monday during testimony in ...

  20. Appellate Brief Seeks Reversal For Michael Jackson’s Doctor

    July 11, 2013 5:49 AM EDT A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor told an appellate court on Wednesday that Jackson's contract with AEG Live LLC should have been admitted as evidence in Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial. In the last of a series of appella ...

  21. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': 10 Things We Learned About Jay-Z

    July 09, 2013 4:28 PM EDT After roughly three weeks of unprecedented hype, Jay-Z’s new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail” is available nationwide today (July 9). His 12th studio solo effort is a personal one. From jump, the usually guarded rap mogul mentions his daught ...

  22. July 2, 1988: Michael Jackson Scores Fifth Hot 100 No. 1 From 'Bad'

    July 02, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Today marks the 25th anniversary of the King of Pop setting a record that only one artist has matched since Twenty-five years ago today (July 2, 1988), Michael Jackson made history as the first act to achieve five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Ho ...

  23. Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At BET Awards, Capping Inaugural BET Experience Festival

    July 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Liv ...

  24. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  25. Paparazzi Scrutiny in Michael Jackson Case is Tough on the Kids, Cousin Tells Court

    June 28, 2013 1:20 AM EDT Scrutiny by paparazzi has made it more difficult for the children of Michael Jackson to grieve for their dead father, a family cousin who serves as co-guardian of the singer's children told a jury on Thursday. TJ Jackson said the three childr ...

  26. Michael Jackson's Health Deteriorated from Sleep Deprivation, Expert tells Court

    June 24, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Michael Jackson's inability to learn new dance moves and remember the lyrics to his songs were symptoms that the singer was totally sleep deprived by the time of his death, a sleep expert told a jury Friday. Charles Czeisler said reports by ...

  27. P!nk Tops Hot Tours Chart For Second Straight Week, Grosses $30.7 Million

    June 20, 2013 2:18 PM EDT P!nk earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking for the second week in a row with $30.7 million in grosses reported from the European leg of her world tour.  Last week, ticket totals from the tour's North American leg dominated the Hot Tours tally w ...

  28. 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 h ...

  29. AEG Live Chief Tells Court Michael Jackson ‘Had Control Of His Life’

    June 13, 2013 2:46 AM EDT The head of AEG Live LLC told jurors Wednesday that he knew Michael Jackson as a sophisticated, forceful businessman and not the drugged-up performer who's been described throughout an ongoing civil trial filed over the singer's untimely ...

  30. 'Lost' Beatles Gig Footage Sparks Lawsuit

    June 11, 2013 3:38 AM EDT 'Tis the season for allegations on how overstepping intellectual property rights can lead to trouble. Last week, a $500 million lawsuit against Lionsgate was filed for interfering with a Twilight parody film. Now, a new lawsuit claims that So ...

  31. Judge Admonishes AEG Live CEO Over Testimony

    June 10, 2013 6:51 PM EDT A judge is admonishing the top executive of AEG Live to answer questions from an attorney for Michael Jackson 's mother without arguing with the lawyer. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos told CEO Randy Phillips on Monday that his testi ...

  32. Paris Jackson Suicide Attempt: 5 New Developments

    June 07, 2013 2:12 AM EDT Paris Jackson is recovering in a Los Angeles-area hospital after an alleged suicide attempt early Wednesday. Below find five of the latest developments in the story surrounding the hospitalization of Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter. 1. ...

  33. Randy Phillips, AEG Live CEO,Testifies About Emails on Michael Jackson’s Condition

    June 07, 2013 1:55 AM EDT The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts told jurors Thursday that he never consulted a mental health professional to help the singer despite two high-level show workers suggesting it was necessary. AE ...

  34. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips Testifies About Emails on Michael Jackson’s Condition

    June 07, 2013 1:51 AM EDT The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts told jurors Thursday that he never consulted a mental health professional to help the singer despite two high-level show workers suggesting it was necessary. AEG ...

  35. Motown Founder Berry Gordy Memoir Goes Digital

    June 07, 2013 1:44 AM EDT The Berry Gordy memoir which inspired the Broadway hit "Motown: The Musical" is being reissued as an e-book. Gordy's "To Be Loved," first published in 1994, had been out of print. The e-edition is scheduled for release Thu ...

  36. Michael Jackson Lawsuit Is Extortion Attempt, AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips says

    June 04, 2013 9:44 PM EDT The head of AEG Live told a jury on Monday 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 ...

  37. Michael Jackson Doc's Interactions with AEG Detailed

    June 03, 2013 8:33 PM EDT An executive who negotiated with Michael Jackson's doctor says he never considered doing a background check on him. Paul Gongaware told a jury he didn't think that financial issues would affect a doctor's medical judgment. The pro ...

  38. 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 ser ...

  39. AEG Live's Paul Gongaware Testifies About Negotiating Deal for Michael Jackson’s Doctor

    May 28, 2013 8:41 PM EDT LOS ANGELES — A top executive of the company that was producing Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour has acknowledged he negotiated a deal for the doctor that the pop star had chosen to accompany him. But AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware testifi ...

  40. Email Warned of Michael Jackson’s Waning Health, Court Told

    May 24, 2013 7:57 AM EDT A stage manager working on Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert warned an AEG executive days before the star's death that he was in a physical and mental decline and needed help, according to an email shown to juror ...

  41. Ann Tausis Joins Kobalt

    May 23, 2013 5:22 PM EDT On June 1, former Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) director Ann Tausis will join Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Limited (KNRL) as managing director. KNRL focuses on neighboring rights within the industry, offering services to clients through ...

  42. 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 prese ...

  43. Columbia to Release 'Twenty Feet from Stardom' Soundtrack feat. Film's Stars, Lou Reed, Bowie and More

    May 22, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Columbia Records will release the soundtrack for the documentary "Twenty Feet from Stardom" on June 18, four days after the film opens theatrically. The film chronicles the lives of background singers, starting with Darlene Love, movin ...

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

    May 21, 2013 9:47 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 physicia ...

  45. AEG Lawyer Revises Testimony Related to Michael Jackson 'This Is It' Tour Contract

    May 21, 2013 6:21 PM EDT A corporate lawyer for concert giant AEG Live LLC on Tuesday revised his testimony and said the tour director of Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” concerts had a signed contract. AEG Live General Counsel Shawn Trell told jurors that he ha ...

  46. AEG Spent $24 Million On Jackson Concerts Says Witness

    May 20, 2013 3:48 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An accounting executive for AEG Live LLC testified on Monday that the company spent $24 million producing Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concerts. The tally involved expenses compiled through October ...

  47. Weekly Chart Notes: Mariah Carey Adds To Hot 100 Legacy

    May 16, 2013 6:35 PM EDT With the debut of "#Beautiful," Carey pads her historic Hot 100 discography. Plus, Michael Jackson's music is reaching new generations and Rod Stewart returns As "#Beautiful" bounds onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 24, Ma ...

  48. State Attorney Urges Court to Reject Michael Jackson Doctor's Appeal

    May 14, 2013 5:47 AM EDT The involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor should not be overturned because there were no serious errors made by the judge overseeing his criminal case, a state attorney wrote in a filing urging a court to reject his ...

  49. 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 sexua ...

  50. Michael Jackson's Doctor Unqualified In Many Areas, Expert Says

    May 07, 2013 10:04 PM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction and botched resuscitation efforts, an expert cardiologist testifying for the singer's mother told a jury on Tuesday. Dr. Daniel Wohlgelernter ...

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