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Sony Scrap Pre-christmas This Is It Dvd Launch

Movie executives at Sony Pictures have scrapped plans to release MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT film on DVD before Christmas (09) after cinema bosses urged them to delay the release.Theatre chain heads insisted a speedy...

Jackson's Recordings Subject Of Creditor's Claim

MICHAEL JACKSON was recording a new musical when he died in June (09), according to the bosses of a sound equipment company who claim they have a stockpile of unreleased material.Executives at Audio 4 Video...

Jackson If Only He Had Been Alive To See It

In a case of what Billboard describes as turning "human tragedy into ... creative and financial triumph," the Michael Jackson concert documentary This Is It! opened with an estimated $32.5 million over its first five...

Bon Jovi Infuriate Fans

Bon Jovi have been blasted for "ludicrous" ticket prices for their London residency.The 'We Weren't Born to Follow' rockers are set to play a string of dates at the city's O2 Arena from June 7...

This Is It Run Extended Run After Huge Opening Weekend

Movie bosses have extended the planned two-week run of MICHAEL JACKSON's concert rehearsal movie THIS IS IT after the film pulled in $101 million (£63.1 million) worldwide in just five days.The pop superstar passed away...

Jackson's This Is It Moonwalks To Top Of U.s. Box Office

MICHAEL JACKSON's THIS IS IT rehearsal documentary has soared to the top of the U.S. box office, taking $21.3 million (£13.3 million) in its opening weekend (30Oct-01Nov09).The film, which follows the Thriller legend as he...

Jackson Planned Thriller Movie

MICHAEL JACKSON was planning to make a feature-length big screen version of his hit THRILLER video when he died.Close friend and Jackson's comeback tour director Kenny Ortega reveals he had discussed several movie projects with...

Sony Thinks This Is It! Deserves A Best-picture Oscar

Sony said Thursday that it plans to promote Michael Jackson's This Is It! concert documentary for a best-picture Oscar. The film, which received mostly solid reviews from critics when it was released on Wednesday, is...

25 Million View Trailer For Twilight Sequel

Maybe you can't judge a book by its cover, but it's certainly possible to judge a movie's potential box-office performance by the number of people viewing its trailer. And by that measure, it looks like...

No New Treats At Halloween Box Office

Halloween weekend usually marks a bleak time at the box office, and, except for Michael Jackson's This Is It! concert documentary, which actually debuted on Wednesday (or, in many markets on Tuesday night), no new...

Tito Jackson To Testify

Tito Jackson has pledged to testify in a court battle over Michael Jackson memorabilia.Music producer David Gest - a close friend of the late 'Beat It' singer - is demanding damages from Julien's Auction House...

Jackson Autopsy Photos Still Secret

The head of the Los Angeles County Coroner's office has denied reports an autopsy photo taken of MICHAEL JACKSON has leaked.Reports earlier this week (29Oct09) alleged a snap of the star's corpse, taken for the...

Wonder Sobs During Jackson Tribute At Hall Of Fame Show

STEVIE WONDER broke down in tears as he paid tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert in New York on Thursday (29Oct09) night.The soul star teamed up...

Jackson Creditors Serve Up A Thriller Triple At Halloween

MICHAEL JACKSON's estate administrators have been dealt a triple creditors' THRILLER - just in time for Halloween.The Thriller video's director, the company behind the promo and the man who produced it have all filed for...

More Lost Jackson Footage Unearthed By Hitmakers Gamble & Huff

THIS IS IT won't be the only film featuring MICHAEL JACKSON available to fans this weekend (30Oct-01Nov09) - rare home video footage of the late superstar working with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hitmakers...

Jackson's Dad: 'King Of Pop Is Worth More Dead Than Alive'

MICHAEL JACKSON is worth more dead than alive, according to his dad JOE.The pop superstar, who died in June (09), has rocketed into the top five of Forbes magazine's new annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list...

Jackson Film In Less-than-thriller Start

The Michael Jackson concert documentary This Is It! brought in $2.2 million at the box office in late-night screenings Tuesday -- very good, but far from extraordinary. Industry forecasters said that it was likely to...

This Is It Boss Defends Decision To Exclude Jackson's Death

The makers of MICHAEL JACKSON's THIS IS IT documentary decided to exclude any mention of the KING OF POP's death in the concert rehearsal movie to spare the star's children the pain of reliving the...

Gest Fires Back In Auction House War

DAVID GEST has accused bosses of a Los Angeles auction house of "running scared" in an ongoing legal wrangle over MICHAEL JACKSON memorabilia.Gest is suing Julien's Auctions for more than $1 million (£625,000) in damages...

Peter Andre Plans Jackson Tribute

Peter Andre will mark the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death with a "very special tribute show".The 'Behind Closed Doors' singer is busy planning a "top secret" memorial for the late 'King of Pop' which...

Auction House Hits Back At Gest Legal Threat

Music mogul-turned-British reality TV star DAVID GEST has followed through on his threat to sue the bosses of a Los Angeles auction house for using his name to sell MICHAEL JACKSON memorabilia the day after...

Joe Jackson And Mayor Meet Investors For Gary Tribute Complex

MICHAEL JACKSON's father and the mayor of the family's hometown are hatching plans to build a large tribute complex around the clan's rundown old home.Gary, Indiana Mayor Rudy Clay is in Las Vegas with the...

Yves Saint Laurent Tops New Dead Rich List

Late fashion king YVES SAINT LAURENT has beaten out MICHAEL JACKSON and ELVIS PRESLEY as the top-earning dead celebrity on finance magazine Forbes' latest macabre rich list.The designer made an estimated $350 million (GBP219 million)...

Jacksons Praise This Is It Movie

MICHAEL JACKSON's father JOE JACKSON has given the late King of Pop's THIS IS IT concert rehearsal movie the thumbs up after watching it in Las Vegas on Tuesday night (27Oct09).The Jackson family patriarch had...

Jackson Eyed A Move To Bel Air Mansion

MICHAEL JACKSON was close to sealing a deal for a new $38 million (£23.75 million) mansion in the exclusive California neighbourhood of Bel Air just days before he died.The King of Pop, who died from...

Jackson Grief Cut From This Is It

Footage of MICHAEL JACKSON's dancers and crewmembers coping with the news of the King of Pop's death on 25 June (09) was cut from new concert rehearsal movie THIS IS IT - because director KENNY...

Yves St. Laurent Tops Dead Celebrity Money List

The late fashion designer Yves St. Laurent has jumped to the top of Forbes magazine's "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities" list thanks to a one-time estate sale last February that netted $443 million. With a total of...

Movie Reviews This Is It!

Clearly critics who sat in on advance screenings of the Michael Jackson concert documentary This Is It! were expecting to see a shadow of the former vibrant entertainer and a film slapped together to exploit...

Michael Jackson Makes Millions From Death

Michael Jackson has earned $90 million since he died.The late 'Thriller' singer - who passed away from acute Propofol intoxication on June 25 - came third in Forbes.com's annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list with the...

90210 Star Was Jackson's This Is It Love Interest

90210 star MEKIA COX was all set to be MICHAEL JACKSON's leading lady during his THIS IS IT comeback shows.The sexy actress/dancer, who plays DJ Sasha on the hit TV show, can be seen strutting...

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