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  • Coroner rules Jackson’s death a homicide
    By news services - - 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 - - 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.

  • Michael Jackson Memorial Service Videos Video Clips - July 07, 2009

  • The Program From The Michael Jackson Memorial Service - July 07, 2009

  • This ISN'T It: Next Jacko Tribute in London
    By Roger Friedman -
    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.
  • The Web Holds Up During Jackson's Memorial Service
    By Jenna Wortham -
    The event drew millions of fans and spectators, both online and off, but this time the Internet didn't crack under the strain.
  • Jackson hailed as greatest entertainer, best dad
    By Bob Tourtellotte -
    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."
  • Brooke Shields, Al Sharpton, and others honor the late, great, Michael
    By Effie Orfanides -
    Brook Shield's, 44, emotional speech at Michael Jackson's memorial service was quite moving. She revealed that the pair had become friends as teenagers and spent much time together, playing and laughing.
  • 'King of Pop' eulogized as entertainer, humanitarian
    By Vicki Hyman -
    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.
  • Jackson memorial service live blog ...
    By James Hibberd -
    James Hibberd live blogs the Jackson memorial service
  • Los Angeles Braces For Michael Jackson's Final Act
    The Associated Press -
    Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey Others To Participate In Ceremony

July 06, 2009
  • Michael Jackson memorial to play live in 88 movie theaters
    By Ben Fritz -
    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 -
    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 -
    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.
  • Michael Jackson's Doctor Not Licensed to Prescribe Controlled Drugs in California
    By Jana Winter -
    According to federal drug regulations, Michael Jackson's personal physician couldn’t legally prescribe even a powerful cough medicine for the King of Pop in California, and he couldn’t go to the pharmacy to get drugs for him, either.
  • Judge backs Jackson lawyer and friend
    By Anthony McCartney - Associated Press :
    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 :
    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 :
    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 :
    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 :
    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 :
    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.
  • Madonna Salutes Michael Jackson At London's O2 Arena
    By Jayson Rodriguez :
    Material Girl gives an emotional tribute at the venue were Jackson was scheduled to perform 50 concerts.

July 04, 2009
  • Jackson honored at Essence Music Festival
    By Jerry Shriver :
    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.
  • Jermaine Jackson: 'I wish it were me', wants Michael buried at Neverland Ranch
    By Tiffany Warner :
    Former Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson recently sat down with the Today Show (see video below) following the death of his little brother Michael and shocked fans by saying, "I wish it were me."
  • Jackson Music Sales: Off the Wall
    By Eric Horng :
    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.
  • Networks to offer live Jackson memorial coverage
    Associated Press :
  • MJ fans flock to sign memorial book
    By Nikita Braxton :
  • Friends jet off to LA to pay last respects
    By Camille Bethel :
    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 :
    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.

  • Michael Jackson's Love for Diana Ross Continues Even in Death
    By Luchina Fisher, Sarah Netter and Russell Goldman :
    Attorney Said Naming Ross Secondary Caregiver to His Three Children Was a Great Honor

July 03, 2009

July 02, 2009
  • 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.
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    Part 2

  • Michael Jackson's Love for Diana Ross Continues Even in Death
    By Luchina Fisher, Sarah Netter and Russell Goldman :
    Attorney Said Naming Ross Secondary Caregiver to His Three Children Was a Great Honor
  • Fans must register for tickets to Jackson memorial
    By Alan Duke and Saeed Ahmed CNN
    Fans wishing to attend singer Michael Jackson's memorial service next week will have to register for the 11,000 free tickets, organizers said Thursday.

  • Michael Jackson This Is It Final Rehearsals - June 23 2009

  • Jackson active in rehearsal video from two days before death
    By Alan Duke and Saeed Ahmed :
    AEG, promoter of Jackson's planned London shows, released the short video of Jackson rehearsing on a stage in the Staples Center arena on June 23, 2009
  • Michael Jackson Rehearsal Video Released
    By Roger Friedman :
    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.
  • Michael Jackson's family: No public memorial at Neverland
    By Sean Michaels :
    Plans for a public viewing of Michael Jackson's body at his former home have been cancelled

  • First New Jacko Book Coming from His Producer
    By Roger Friedman :
    In the Studio with Michael Jackson by Bruce Swedien
    In the Studio with Michael Jackson by Bruce Swedien

    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 :
    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.
  • Michael Jackson Funeral Set for July 7 at Staples Center
    By Roger Friedman :
    There's no official confirmation yet...
  • A World Without Michael Jackson Has A Lot Less Magic In It
    By James Montgomery :
    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 :
    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

June 30, 2009
  • AP: Jackson family lawyer says will has been presented
    By Nekesa Mumbi Moody : AP Music Write
  • Last pictures show Michael Jackson rehearsing for London comeback gigs
    By Daily Mail Reporter :
    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.
  • Apollo Theater Hosting King Of Pop Memorial
    CBS Broadcasting :
    Thousands Of Fans Expected At Harlem Landmark In Memory Of King Of Pop
  • AP: Jackson wrapped video before death
    By Michael R. Blood : Associated Press Writer
  • The MJ I Knew
    By Deborah John :
    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 :
    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 :
    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.

June 29, 2009

June 28, 2009
  • When the King of Pop met the Queen of the Universe
    By Mark Lyndersay :
    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 :
    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 :
    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

June 26, 2009

June 25, 2009
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