Coroner rules Jackson’s death a homicide
By msnbc.com news services - msnbc.msn.com - August 24, 2009
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press, a finding that makes it more likely criminal charges will be filed against the doctor who was with the pop star when he died on June 25.
Jackson Film to Sony for $60 Mil; Halloween Release Set
By Roger Friedman - showbiz411.com - July 21, 2009
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the film that will be made out of Michael Jackson's rehearsals for his "This Is It" concert tour. The price: $60 million, above initial projections reported elsewhere. The split on the money is 90% to the Jackson estate and 10% to AEG Live.
July 07, 2009
Michael Jackson's harrowing accident
Video Clip - July 15, 2009 Pepsi commercial on January 27, 1984, when a pyrotechnics accident left Michael Jackson with second and third degree burns to his face and scalp.
This ISN'T It: Next Jacko Tribute in London
By Roger Friedman - showbiz411.com Today's memorial for Michael Jackson won't be the last. Sources tell me that Jackson insiders are planning a true memorial concert for what would have been the singer's 51st birthday on Aug. 29. The location would be the O2 Arena in London, where Jackson was set to start his "This Is It" concert tour this coming Monday.
Jackson hailed as greatest entertainer, best dad
By Bob Tourtellotte - thestar.com.my Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and Usher sang emotional farewells on Tuesday to Michael Jackson, who was hailed as "the greatest entertainer that ever lived" and described by his tearful 11-year-old daughter Paris as "the best father you could ever imagine."
'King of Pop' eulogized as entertainer, humanitarian
By Vicki Hyman - nj.com Michael Jackson was eulogized in word and song today in Los Angeles by some of America's most famous entertainers, athletes, and public figures, including poet Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King III and sister Bernice King, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Magic Johnson and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Michael Jackson memorial to play live in 88 movie theaters
By Ben Fritz - latimes.com Michael Jackson's memorial service will be a theatrical event too, as digital events company Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. has arranged with AEG and the singer's family to broadcast the event live in 88 movie theaters.
Jackson memorial performers announced as LA braces
By Jesse Washington, AP - yahoo.com The stage was set Monday for Michael Jackson's final act as the world capital of make-believe braced for what could be the biggest, most spectacular celebrity send-off of all time.
Stars Align for Tomorrow's Michael Jackson Memorial
By Breanne L. Heldman - eonline.com The star's close family members will gather at Forest Lawn Cemetery bright and early at 8 a.m. for a private funeral service. Then, they'll make their way through traffic to the Staples Center for the 10 a.m. PT show. Joe, Katherine, Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine, Randy, LaToya, Rebbie and Janet Jackson will all be there.
Judge backs Jackson lawyer and friend
By Anthony McCartney - Associated Press : theglobeandmail.com Attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain get designated to take over singer's estate
Michael Jackson Agonistes: An American Pop'era In Three Acts
By Barry Michael Cooper : huffingtonpost.com Thursday, 25 June 2009, is the day everyone will live outside of the calendar, because that's the day when time stopped and hovered over U.C.L.A Medical Center in Westwood, Ca. That was the day our King Of Pop -- Michael Joseph Jackson -- died from cardiac arrest (a.k.a., a broken heart), at 2:26pm, Pacific Standard Time.
Michael Jackson's Doctors Served With Search Warrants
By Gil Kaufman : mtv.com As part of their ongoing investigation into whether prescription drugs played a role in the death of Michael Jackson, the Los Angeles Police Department has executed at least three search warrants on different physicians over the past week. The Los Angeles Times, citing unnamed sources familiar with the investigation, reported that the warrants were an attempt to reconstruct the singer's medical history, a job complicated by the fact that Jackson was treated by a number of different physicians over the years.
Jesse: Michael Jackson's doctor's behavior 'bizarre'
Staff Reporter : thedailyvoice.com According to Jackson, Dr. Murray "did not call, did not talk with the cororner, did not sign the death certificate, couldn't be found for awhile and his car was impounded, and then he shows up with a lawyer, which creates all of these suspicions."
July 05, 2009
Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson: 'We made history together'
By Quincy Jones : latimes.com Michael Jackson was a different kind of entertainer. A man-child in many ways, he was beyond professional and dedicated. Evoking Fred Astaire, Sammy Davis Jr. and James Brown all at once, he'd work for hours, perfecting every kick, gesture and movement so that they came together precisely the way they were intended to. Together we shared the '80s, achieving heights that I can humbly say may never be reached again and reshaped the music business forever.
1.6 Million Try for Michael Jackson Memorial Tickets
By Christina Caron and Emily Friedman : abcnews.go.com When the registration closed today, 1.6 million people were pinning their hopes on the lottery for a seat at the memorial service, but only 17,500 ticket wristbands are available.
Jackson honored at Essence Music Festival
By Jerry Shriver : usatoday.com Pop music is alive and well, proud and dynamic – and very much missing Michael Jackson, as the 200,000–plus fans attending the three-day Essence Music Festival can attest.
Jackson Music Sales: Off the Wall
By Eric Horng : abcnews.go.com At Reckless Records in Chicago, the King of Pop is certainly selling like one. Whether it's CDs, DVDs or vinyl, anything with Michael Jackson's name on it has been flying off shelves for more than a week.
Friends jet off to LA to pay last respects
By Camille Bethel : trinidadexpress.com
Like so many of Michael Jackson's fans, they flew thousands of miles just to pay their respects. Trinidadians Jacqueline Ramoutarsingh and her friend, Chrissie Amar, left Trinidad on Wednesday and arrived in Los Angeles at 2 a.m. on Thursday just to be a part of the memorial that is taking place outside the Jackson family home in Encino, Los Angeles.
Jackson's Trini doctor skipping memorial
By Juhel Brown : trinidadexpress.com
Michael Jackson's doctor, cardiologist Conrad Murray who grew up in Trinidad, will be skipping the pop music icon's memorial service next week, his spokesperson told US-based entertainment news publication People magazine.
Royal guards in a real Thriller
By Andy Crick : thesun.co.uk Michael Jackson's mega hit Thriller has been given this hilarious revamp by the army's world-famous Band of the Coldstream Guards - just a stones throw from Buckingham Palace.
Michael Jackson and Diana Ross Diana (a project for CBS network) was the first TV special of Diana Ross' not produced by Motown Productions. It was produced under Diana Ross Enterprises, it combined footage from a concert held in L.A. on February 5, 1981, with studio footage.
Michael Jackson Rehearsal Video Released
By Roger Friedman : showbiz411.com
AEG Live has released the first video clip of Michael Jackson's rehearsal two nights before he died, on June 23. Jackson and his dancers perform "They Don't Care About Us" and it's, frankly, thrilling. Michael looks lean and mean, totally coherent, clear-eyed and in control. He doesn't look frail, fragile or confused. So much for the idiotic comments from sources that "he knew he was going to die" or anything else like that. More clips should be coming soon, and they will continue to show that there was no indication that the pop star wouldn't be breathing just days later. His death remains a mystery and a tragedy. What a shame if, as so far indicated, it turns out to have been an accidental overdose that did him in.
It's a coincidence: the first new book about Michael Jackson is on its way, due from the publisher on July 27. It had been set for October, but the publisher–Hal Leonard Books–has moved up the release date.
"In the Studio with Michael Jackson" is written by Bruce Swedien, Jackson's premier producer and recording engineer. Swedien, working under Quincy Jones, and then Michael himself, recorded all of Michael's major solo albums. He's the man behind "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous," and "HIStory." He won four Grammy Awards along the way, and was nominated for 12.
July 01, 2009
Federal Drug Agents Asked to Join Michael Jackson Death Probe
By Vic Walter and Richard Esposito : abcnews.go.com
Federal drug agents have been asked to join the investigation into Michael Jackson's death, ABC News has learned. Until now, the probe into the pop star's death has been managed by the LAPD alone.
A World Without Michael Jackson Has A Lot Less Magic In It
By James Montgomery : mtv.com
Michael Jackson was never a normal person; he never had a normal childhood (his father put him to work in the family business — the Jackson 5 — at the age of 5), and he segued from that directly into an exceedingly abnormal adulthood, one spent directly beneath the megawatt glare of the spotlight. He lived – and died – smothered by fame.
'Endless' supply of music in Jackson's vaults
By Jake Coyle : Associated Press
Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died - music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come.
Geller to Jacko: You will die
By Tom Wells : thesun.co.uk
Fighting back his grief over the King of Pop's death, Geller revealed for the first time how he often found himself yelling at the singer over his addiction to prescription drugs.
Remembering Michael Jackson Pt 1:
Rev Al Sharpton's Speech for MJ's Memorial Service at the Apollo
Last pictures show Michael Jackson rehearsing for London comeback gigs
By Daily Mail Reporter : dailymail.co.uk
The images of the singer hard at work rehearsing for upcoming tour This Is It give a glimpse of what was in store for fans at his planned gigs in London's 02. Jackson was due to begin the first of 50 dates at the arena on July 13, but died on Thursday after being rushed to hospital in Los Angeles.
The MJ I Knew
By Deborah John : trinidadexpress.com
Grammy-award-winning, Trini-born mix engineer Dexter Simmons remembers Michael Jackson, with whom he spent three and a half months working on the Invincible album, as a "humble, polite" person who was very attentive to his children.
CPR Cracked Michael's Ribs
By Newsday Reporter : newsday.co.tt
Michael Jackson's Trinidadian doctor Dr Conrad Murray performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) so vigorously on the pop star last Thursday that he cracked one or more of Jackson's ribs, Murray's lawyer said yesterday.
Marionettes concert to pay tribute to King of Pop
By Aretha Welch : trinidadexpress.com
Local classical choir, the Marionettes Chorale, will pay tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, when it takes the stage for its 45th anniversary concert at Queen's Hall, St Ann's, in less than two weeks.
Cops clear Trini doctor
Trinidadian doctor, Conrad Murray, has been cleared by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) of any wrongdoing in the death of pop star, Michael Jackson.
Dr Murray tells police about Jackson's final moments
The cardiologist who was with Michael Jackson during the pop star's final moments sat down with investigators for three hours to explain his actions, and his spokeswoman says he is not a suspect.
Local medics: Jackson's doctor a good guy
By Aabida Allaham : trinidadexpress.com
EVEN AS Los Angeles police shifted their focus away from Michael Jackson's cardiologist Dr Conrad Murray, who grew up in Trinidad, members of the medical fraternity came out in his support.
June 28, 2009
When the King of Pop met the Queen of the Universe
By Mark Lyndersay : guardian.co.tt
The concerts in Trinidad and Tobago would constitute a sliver of the band's performance history and register as a fragment of that for Michael Jackson, whose star was about to go incandescent.
Michael Jackson remembered
By Denzil Mohammed : guardian.co.tt
On Thursday night, in the city that never sleeps, many people were still awake. After all, the news had spread faster than swine flu. It was the screen above Virgin Records that gave the hint. It showed snippets of music videos, concert acts and screaming fans, over and over and over again.
MJ'S Doc is a Trini
By Aabida Allaham : trinidadexpress.com
Dr Conrad Robert Murray, the doctor who was reportedly with Michael Jackson when he collapsed at his home last Thursday, is a Trinidadian. Murray has emerged as a potentially crucial figure in the investigation, with him reportedly being the last person to see Jackson alive.
June 27, 2009
Michael Jackson's pathway from Jackie Wilson
By John Nielsen : examiner.com
Michael Jackson certainly let it all hang out in performance and in his barrier-breaking videos. The photo to the left shows Jackie Wilson letting it all hang out.
How did Michael die?
That question won't be answered for several more weeks, as a Los Angeles coroner yesterday said more tests would be needed to determine the cause of death, even after a three-hour autopsy.
By Wayne Bowman : trinidadexpress.com
The immediate reaction of most people across the world, on hearing of Michael Jackson's passing, was shock and disbelief.
Mourning Michael Jackson
TRINIDAD and Tobago, along with the world was shocked by news of the passing of Michael Jackson.
Hurting fans buy out MJ's CDs, videos
He left a musical legacy that touched the lives of many. Even in death, the talent of the moon walker, icon Michael Jackson would not be forgotten.
Locals empty stores
By Rickie Ramdass : trinidadexpress.com
"IT'S nothing like I have ever seen." This was the expression of many music store owners and music pirates alike in downtown Port of Spain yesterday. They were speaking about the mad rush by fans of legendary pop icon, Michael Jackson, in the effort to acquire their favourite CDs and DVDs by the artiste.
Trinis: Michael was truly the King
By Rhondor Dowlat : newsday.co.tt
Local fans yesterday paid tribute to Michael Jackson recalling his visit to Trinidad in 1973 when he performed at an early age with his brothers in the Jackson 5 which was deemed the all-time group in the world.
Michael Jackson Tribute (YouTube Video)
The Game's New Song "Better On The Other Side" featuring. Chris Brown, P.Diddy, Polow Da Don, Mario Winans, Usher & Boyz II Men. A Song Tributing Michael Jackson who died of Cardiac Arrest On 6/25/09.