Landlord: 'Jackson Would Still Be Alive If He'd Stayed In Ireland'

MICHAEL JACKSON's one-time landlord insists the King of Pop would still be alive if he'd spent more time in Ireland.
Businessman Paddy Dunning opened his Coolatore House to the pop star and his kids while Jackson was working on new material during the summer of 2006 - and he feels sure his famous friend would not be dead if he'd stayed a little longer.
Dunning reveals the singer was "fit" throughout his stay and ordered staff at the retreat to keep his meals simple and plentiful - he ate traditional Irish porridge for breakfast and fish, chicken and vegetables throughout the day.
The landlord says, "The guy was fit - he was getting stronger, and I reckon if he had lived here and stayed here, he wouldn't have died."
But Dunning has many happy memories of the brief time he did spend with Jackson, including one special studio session.
He recalls, "One night we ended up in the studio (on the estate). Michael was on the drums, I was playing guitar and (producer) Nephew was on the keyboards and we just started getting a rhythm together.
"Slowly but surely Nephew just creeped the song into Billie Jean. It was just mad playing Billie Jean with Michael Jackson - I never thought I'd do that."
Jackson died in June 2009.


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Michael Jackson's Neverland to be Sold: What Can You Buy For $60m? 4308001 News

What would you do if you won the lottery this weekend? Buy a yacht? A football club? Well, you could also buy Neverland. Michael Jackson’s famous mansion / theme park in Santa Barbara is being put up for sale by property developers Colony Capital. While the property is valued at $27 million, industry insiders expect that it could sell for as high as $60 million because of its inherent value as a pop culture landmark.

Michael Jackson's Neverland RanchMichael Jackson's Neverland Ranch (Credit: Getty 2003/Frazer Harrison)

While Neverland is owned by the Estate of Michael Jackson, Colony Capital have maintained a 12.5% undivided stake since 2008 when they bought out the late singer’s $23 million mortgage to prevent foreclosure on the property. Nearly six years later, Colony has exercised its legal right to sell the property in order to settle debts owed from the loan, interest etc..

MORE: Michael Jackson’s posthumous Xscape album reviewed

Jackson, who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009, lived at the property until his child molestation trial in 2003. After he felt that the extensive police investigation and searches of the property had “violated” it, he lived in another property in Encino. In 2006, all of its facilities were closed and most of the staff at Neverland were made redundant.

Jackson originally purchased the land from golf course entrepreneur William Bone in 1988 for a fee somewhere between $16-30 million. In addition to being his home, Neverland was Jackson’s private amusement park.

So, what would you get for your $60 million? Stories concerning the magnificence of the property are legendary, reminiscent of the ludicrous splendour of Charles Foster Kane’s Xanadu mansion in the film Citizen Kane. In addition to over 3,000 acres of land, there is definitely a petting zoo, numerous rollercoasters and rides such as an Octopus, Carousel, Zipper and Pirate Ship, as well as bumper cars, amusement arcades and a Ferris wheel. Oh, and two railroads with steam locomotives, apparently.

What would you do if you won the lottery this weekend? Buy a yacht? A football club? Well, you could also buy Neverland. Michael Jackson’s famous mansion / theme park in Santa Barbara is being put up for sale by property developers Colony Capital. While the property is valued at $27 million, industry insiders expect that it could sell for as high as $60 million because of its inherent value as a pop culture landmark.

Michael Jackson's Neverland RanchMichael Jackson's Neverland Ranch (Credit: Getty 2003/Frazer Harrison)

While Neverland is owned by the Estate of Michael Jackson, Colony Capital have maintained a 12.5% undivided stake since 2008 when they bought out the late singer’s $23 million mortgage to prevent foreclosure on the property. Nearly six years later, Colony has exercised its legal right to sell the property in order to settle debts owed from the loan, interest etc..

MORE: Michael Jackson’s posthumous Xscape album reviewed

Jackson, who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009, lived at the property until his child molestation trial in 2003. After he felt that the extensive police investigation and searches of the property had “violated” it, he lived in another property in Encino. In 2006, all of its facilities were closed and most of the staff at Neverland were made redundant.

Jackson originally purchased the land from golf course entrepreneur William Bone in 1988 for a fee somewhere between $16-30 million. In addition to being his home, Neverland was Jackson’s private amusement park.

So, what would you get for your $60 million? Stories concerning the magnificence of the property are legendary, reminiscent of the ludicrous splendour of Charles Foster Kane’s Xanadu mansion in the film Citizen Kane. In addition to over 3,000 acres of land, there is definitely a petting zoo, numerous rollercoasters and rides such as an Octopus, Carousel, Zipper and Pirate Ship, as well as bumper cars, amusement arcades and a Ferris wheel. Oh, and two railroads with steam locomotives, apparently.

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Jackson Family To Star In New Reality Show - But Who Is Alejandra Jackson? 4282671 News

Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are set to star in a new reality series but most people have never heard of the focus of the upcoming show, Alejandra Jackson. So who is she and what exactly will she have to say when the six part series airs on Reelz.

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Alejandra Jackson and her five children will form the focus of a new reality show.

Read More: La Toya Jackson: 10 Facts About Michael's Newly Engaged Big Sis.

Here are 5 facts you need to know:

1. Alejandra's children are cousins and siblings. But it's not as messed up as you think - well not quite. Alejandra had two children with Randy Jackson, Genevieve and Randy Jr., and then began a relationship with Randy's brother Jermaine. She married Jermaine and they have two children together, Jaafar and Jermajesty, although they have since divorced. Alejandra has also raised another son, Donte, since he was 2-years-old. Donte was originally adopted by the Jermaine and Randy's mother and father, Katherine and Joe. But, oddly, Donte now lives with Alejandra and will be appearing on the show. 

There's nothing like keeping it in the family...

2. Alejandra finally moved out of the extensive Jackson home shortly after Michael's death in 2009. The family matriarch, Katherine, owns a large suburban home in Encino, Los Angeles where many of her eight surviving children and their numerous offspring live. Alejandra struck out with her five children on her own, but it doesn't appear to be her decision.

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Alejandra Jackson has children with both brothers Randy (L) and Jermaine (R) Jackson.

3. Apparently there's a lot of politicking in the Jackson family, which is hardly surprising considering the family is so extensive. In a clip, as Billboard reports, Alejandra's daughter Genevieve explained how it wasn't necessary a matter of choice for them to leave, stating "We didn't want it to happen that way." Whilst Donte added "Some of the politics came into play."

4. More will likely to be revealed about the inner workings of the Jackson household, even though the family have not lived there for five years. Apparently the house was a constant hive of activity and some people could not entirely be trusted as Genevieve implied. She said "We were very sheltered. There's a lot of outside people coming in and out of our house. We had to watch what we said."

5. Despite the amount of tabloid coverage the family get, we still know very little about their lives. So why are they the subject of a reality show now? Randy Jr. said, "People already had a preconceived judgment of us and we weren't speaking. Now we feel comfortable enough to show how we really are."

The series, as Billboard reports, is due to premiere on Reelz on November 18th. 

Read More: Michael Jackson's Bodyguards Reveal Intimate Details About His Final Years.

Meet the subjects of the new Jackson reality show: (From L-R) Jermajesty, Randy, Genevieve, Donte, Alejandra and Jaafar:
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Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are set to star in a new reality series but most people have never heard of the focus of the upcoming show, Alejandra Jackson. So who is she and what exactly will she have to say when the six part series airs on Reelz.

Alejandra Jackson
Alejandra Jackson and her five children will form the focus of a new reality show.

Read More: La Toya Jackson: 10 Facts About Michael's Newly Engaged Big Sis.

Here are 5 facts you need to know:

1. Alejandra's children are cousins and siblings. But it's not as messed up as you think - well not quite. Alejandra had two children with Randy Jackson, Genevieve and Randy Jr., and then began a relationship with Randy's brother Jermaine. She married Jermaine and they have two children together, Jaafar and Jermajesty, although they have since divorced. Alejandra has also raised another son, Donte, since he was 2-years-old. Donte was originally adopted by the Jermaine and Randy's mother and father, Katherine and Joe. But, oddly, Donte now lives with Alejandra and will be appearing on the show. 

There's nothing like keeping it in the family...

2. Alejandra finally moved out of the extensive Jackson home shortly after Michael's death in 2009. The family matriarch, Katherine, owns a large suburban home in Encino, Los Angeles where many of her eight surviving children and their numerous offspring live. Alejandra struck out with her five children on her own, but it doesn't appear to be her decision.

Randy JacksonJermaine Jackson
Alejandra Jackson has children with both brothers Randy (L) and Jermaine (R) Jackson.

3. Apparently there's a lot of politicking in the Jackson family, which is hardly surprising considering the family is so extensive. In a clip, as Billboard reports, Alejandra's daughter Genevieve explained how it wasn't necessary a matter of choice for them to leave, stating "We didn't want it to happen that way." Whilst Donte added "Some of the politics came into play."

4. More will likely to be revealed about the inner workings of the Jackson household, even though the family have not lived there for five years. Apparently the house was a constant hive of activity and some people could not entirely be trusted as Genevieve implied. She said "We were very sheltered. There's a lot of outside people coming in and out of our house. We had to watch what we said."

5. Despite the amount of tabloid coverage the family get, we still know very little about their lives. So why are they the subject of a reality show now? Randy Jr. said, "People already had a preconceived judgment of us and we weren't speaking. Now we feel comfortable enough to show how we really are."

The series, as Billboard reports, is due to premiere on Reelz on November 18th. 

Read More: Michael Jackson's Bodyguards Reveal Intimate Details About His Final Years.

Meet the subjects of the new Jackson reality show: (From L-R) Jermajesty, Randy, Genevieve, Donte, Alejandra and Jaafar:
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Michael Jackson - XSCAPE documentary 2.0 teaser 4270856 Videos 4th July 2014

A new teaser has been released for the forthcoming documentary on Michael Jackson's posthumous album 'Xscape'.

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Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good (DM CLASSIC RADIO MIX) Audio 4266950 Videos 1st July 2014

The DM Classic Radio Mix for Michael Jackson's posthumous hit single 'Love Never Felt So Good' has been released as an audio. The track featured on his UK number one album 'Xscape', released earlier this year.

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Beyoncé Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson On 5th Anniversary Of His Death 4259824 News

It has been five years since the tragic death of Michael Jackson and many stars want to share their thanks for his influence and legacy left behind.

The King of Pop passed away in June 2009 after receiving an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleeping aid by Dr Conrad Murray, who was eventually found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

The convicted Grenada-born Conrad was released from prison, after serving two years of a 4 year prison sentence, this past October (2013) and still maintains that he is innocent.

But Wednesday (June 24th) marked the fifth anniversary of Jackson's untimely death, and the response of tributes from fans and performers alike has been enormous.

Beyoncé even shared a lengthy emotional letter to celebrate the 'Thriller's singer's life, and how his influence helped shape her own illustrious career.

Accompanying the four paragraph document, titled 'Inspiration Michael Jackson,' was a black and white photo of Jackson when he was just a child.

More: Joe Jackson: 'Michael Visits Me In My Dreams'

"When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson's live performance of 'Who's Loving You,'" the 32 year-old singer wrote. "He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back."

Adding, "What he wanted me to learn was his soul. You could hear his soul. And he was this little kid who hadn't experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It's something that's God given."

More: La Toya Jackson pays tribute to Michael Jackson

"Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go," she continued.

"Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am thank you Michael," the heartfelt post concluded.

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Wednesday (June 25th) marked the fifth year since Michael Jackson died

It has been five years since the tragic death of Michael Jackson and many stars want to share their thanks for his influence and legacy left behind.

The King of Pop passed away in June 2009 after receiving an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleeping aid by Dr Conrad Murray, who was eventually found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

The convicted Grenada-born Conrad was released from prison, after serving two years of a 4 year prison sentence, this past October (2013) and still maintains that he is innocent.

But Wednesday (June 24th) marked the fifth anniversary of Jackson's untimely death, and the response of tributes from fans and performers alike has been enormous.

Beyoncé even shared a lengthy emotional letter to celebrate the 'Thriller's singer's life, and how his influence helped shape her own illustrious career.

Accompanying the four paragraph document, titled 'Inspiration Michael Jackson,' was a black and white photo of Jackson when he was just a child.

More: Joe Jackson: 'Michael Visits Me In My Dreams'

"When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson's live performance of 'Who's Loving You,'" the 32 year-old singer wrote. "He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back."

Adding, "What he wanted me to learn was his soul. You could hear his soul. And he was this little kid who hadn't experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It's something that's God given."

More: La Toya Jackson pays tribute to Michael Jackson

"Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go," she continued.

"Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am thank you Michael," the heartfelt post concluded.

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Wednesday (June 25th) marked the fifth year since Michael Jackson died

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Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good 4250267 Videos 20th June 2014

'Love Never Felt So Good' is the lead single from Michael Jackson's posthumous album release 'Xscape'. The video features a montage of archival footage from MJ's past videos and performances, plus dancing troupe appearances.

 

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Michael Jackson's Bodyguards Reveal Intimate Details About His Final Years 4240155 News

Michael Jackson’s bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, have written a book giving their account of the final years of Jackson’s life. The two men spent two-and-a-half years working for Jackson, even continuing out of loyalty once he could no longer afford to pay them. They insist that Jackson was a good father and a good man: “We worked for Mr Jackson. We didn’t work for the King of Pop. We got to see him as a man and a father. It was so good to see the side of him which was so in tune as a parent, from helping them with their homework and making sure they were eating right, to putting them to bed.”

Michael Jackson Bodyguard Book Michael Jackson, also known as the King of Pop, died in 2009

They address the rumour that had dogged Jackson in the years leading up to his death and that has lingered since - that he was a paedophile. Both Whitfield and Beard deny that Jackson was sexually attracted to children, instead claiming he had two secret affairs with women. While they deny that Jackson was a paedophile, they do admit he was eccentric: “He was certainly eccentric…He would go into a store and buy everything. When we stayed in hotels he would buy thousands of books. At one point, he bought a whole bookstore.”

MORE: La Toya Jackson wants 'huge wedding'

Whenever he travelled he would take a silver briefcase which contained a pair of Oscars won by 1939 classic movie Gone With The Wind, and another suitcase stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash. In his house he stored hundreds of bottles of Tobasco sauce and would make his family arrange appointments if they wanted to see him.

The children were never allowed to leave the house without masks covering their faces: “That’s all they knew. They knew to cover up and call each other code names in public.” They had no idea their father was known as “Wacko Jacko,” or in fact what any perception of their father from the outside world was. Javon explains: “He didn’t have any internet in the house. The kids couldn’t watch regular TV, so they never saw how he was portrayed.”

Michael Jackson Bodyguard Book Michael's sister La Toya Jackson, with his three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket

Jackson’s three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, were homeschooled so had no other friends and they rarely saw anyone other than their nanny and tutor. Jackson would have toy stores and cinemas closed if they went shopping or to see a movie.

After Jackson passed away in 2009 Whitfield tried to keep in touch with the kids, but he hasn’t spoken to Paris in over a year now. “I miss them…I didn’t want to push the contact but now I’m hoping the book will encourage them to reach out to us.”

MORE: Paris Jackson doesn't want to return to boarding school

Michael Jackson’s bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, have written a book giving their account of the final years of Jackson’s life. The two men spent two-and-a-half years working for Jackson, even continuing out of loyalty once he could no longer afford to pay them. They insist that Jackson was a good father and a good man: “We worked for Mr Jackson. We didn’t work for the King of Pop. We got to see him as a man and a father. It was so good to see the side of him which was so in tune as a parent, from helping them with their homework and making sure they were eating right, to putting them to bed.”

Michael Jackson Bodyguard Book Michael Jackson, also known as the King of Pop, died in 2009

They address the rumour that had dogged Jackson in the years leading up to his death and that has lingered since - that he was a paedophile. Both Whitfield and Beard deny that Jackson was sexually attracted to children, instead claiming he had two secret affairs with women. While they deny that Jackson was a paedophile, they do admit he was eccentric: “He was certainly eccentric…He would go into a store and buy everything. When we stayed in hotels he would buy thousands of books. At one point, he bought a whole bookstore.”

MORE: La Toya Jackson wants 'huge wedding'

Whenever he travelled he would take a silver briefcase which contained a pair of Oscars won by 1939 classic movie Gone With The Wind, and another suitcase stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash. In his house he stored hundreds of bottles of Tobasco sauce and would make his family arrange appointments if they wanted to see him.

The children were never allowed to leave the house without masks covering their faces: “That’s all they knew. They knew to cover up and call each other code names in public.” They had no idea their father was known as “Wacko Jacko,” or in fact what any perception of their father from the outside world was. Javon explains: “He didn’t have any internet in the house. The kids couldn’t watch regular TV, so they never saw how he was portrayed.”

Michael Jackson Bodyguard Book Michael's sister La Toya Jackson, with his three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket

Jackson’s three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, were homeschooled so had no other friends and they rarely saw anyone other than their nanny and tutor. Jackson would have toy stores and cinemas closed if they went shopping or to see a movie.

After Jackson passed away in 2009 Whitfield tried to keep in touch with the kids, but he hasn’t spoken to Paris in over a year now. “I miss them…I didn’t want to push the contact but now I’m hoping the book will encourage them to reach out to us.”

MORE: Paris Jackson doesn't want to return to boarding school

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La Toya Jackson: 10 Facts About Michael’s Newly Engaged Big Sister 4231033 News

La Toya Jackson is back in the spotlight. The elder sibling of Michael and Janet has just announced her engagement to manager Jeffré Phillips and is about to begin season two of her reality series 'Life With La Toya'. La Toya has had her fair share of ups and downs over the years, but thanks to her famous surname, she’s never strayed too far from the public eye. Here’s 10 things you might not know about the middle Jackson child.

La Toya JacksonLa Toya has recently become engaged to her manager

1. La Toya was born on May 29th 1956 to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. She was the fifth of ten Jackson children and shares a birthday with sister Rebbie, who is six years older.

2. As a child, she made a pact with her bother Michael and friend Kathy Hilton that they would all name their daughters Paris. Both Michael and Kathy kept up their end of the pact (yes Kathy’s daughter is that Paris), but La Toya is yet to have children. She did however, have a dog named Paris.

3. La Toya’s problems with some of her sisters-in-law inspired brother Michael to write the song, ‘Wanna Be Starting Something’. He had originally intended for La Toya to record the track, but it ended up being including on his 1982 album Thriller.

More: La Toya Jackson is Engaged

4. To distinguish herself from the rest of the Jackson clan, La Toya took on a noticeably sexier image in the late 80s, guided by manager Jack Gordon. She would eventually pose for Playboy magazine twice, first in 1989 and again in 1991.

5. Jackson married manager Jack Gordon in 1989, a union which she said she was forced into against her will. The abusive relationship would cause Jackson to lose contact with the rest of her family, with sister Janet telling the press she believed La Toya had been “brainwashed”.

6. In 1993. after Michael was accused of sexual abuse by the parents of 13 year old Jordan Chandler, La Toya held a press conference saying she believed the allegations and offered proof that her brother had abused children to the British and American tabloids. She later told ’20/20’ in 2005 that Gordon had threatened to kill Michael and Janet if she didn't make the allegations.

More: La Toya Jackson to star in New York play

7. Jackson and Gordon eventually spectated in 1997, allegedly after La Toya discovered her husband was planning to feature her in a pornographic film. Jackson said when she became aware of the plans she phoned her brother Randy who flew to New York to help her escape when Gordon was out.

8. In 2007 La Toya was a contestant on CBS reality series, ‘Armed & Famous’ where she received basic training to service as a reserve police officer with the Muncie Police Department. Jackson still maintains her badge by continuing to volunteer as a deputy.

La Toya JacksonIn recent years, La Toya has moved into a career on reality television

9. La Toya was also a contestant on British reality show, ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in 2009, other participants included rapper Coolio and actor Verne Troyer. She was the fourth person to be evicted by public vote, leaving the house on day 20.

10. Jackson’s reality series, 'Life With La Toya', premiered on Oprah’s OWN network last year. The first series featured a single La Toya looking for love and moving into her new home. A second series begins this Saturday (June 7th).

La Toya Jackson is back in the spotlight. The elder sibling of Michael and Janet has just announced her engagement to manager Jeffré Phillips and is about to begin season two of her reality series 'Life With La Toya'. La Toya has had her fair share of ups and downs over the years, but thanks to her famous surname, she’s never strayed too far from the public eye. Here’s 10 things you might not know about the middle Jackson child.

La Toya JacksonLa Toya has recently become engaged to her manager

1. La Toya was born on May 29th 1956 to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. She was the fifth of ten Jackson children and shares a birthday with sister Rebbie, who is six years older.

2. As a child, she made a pact with her bother Michael and friend Kathy Hilton that they would all name their daughters Paris. Both Michael and Kathy kept up their end of the pact (yes Kathy’s daughter is that Paris), but La Toya is yet to have children. She did however, have a dog named Paris.

3. La Toya’s problems with some of her sisters-in-law inspired brother Michael to write the song, ‘Wanna Be Starting Something’. He had originally intended for La Toya to record the track, but it ended up being including on his 1982 album Thriller.

More: La Toya Jackson is Engaged

4. To distinguish herself from the rest of the Jackson clan, La Toya took on a noticeably sexier image in the late 80s, guided by manager Jack Gordon. She would eventually pose for Playboy magazine twice, first in 1989 and again in 1991.

5. Jackson married manager Jack Gordon in 1989, a union which she said she was forced into against her will. The abusive relationship would cause Jackson to lose contact with the rest of her family, with sister Janet telling the press she believed La Toya had been “brainwashed”.

6. In 1993. after Michael was accused of sexual abuse by the parents of 13 year old Jordan Chandler, La Toya held a press conference saying she believed the allegations and offered proof that her brother had abused children to the British and American tabloids. She later told ’20/20’ in 2005 that Gordon had threatened to kill Michael and Janet if she didn't make the allegations.

More: La Toya Jackson to star in New York play

7. Jackson and Gordon eventually spectated in 1997, allegedly after La Toya discovered her husband was planning to feature her in a pornographic film. Jackson said when she became aware of the plans she phoned her brother Randy who flew to New York to help her escape when Gordon was out.

8. In 2007 La Toya was a contestant on CBS reality series, ‘Armed & Famous’ where she received basic training to service as a reserve police officer with the Muncie Police Department. Jackson still maintains her badge by continuing to volunteer as a deputy.

La Toya JacksonIn recent years, La Toya has moved into a career on reality television

9. La Toya was also a contestant on British reality show, ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in 2009, other participants included rapper Coolio and actor Verne Troyer. She was the fourth person to be evicted by public vote, leaving the house on day 20.

10. Jackson’s reality series, 'Life With La Toya', premiered on Oprah’s OWN network last year. The first series featured a single La Toya looking for love and moving into her new home. A second series begins this Saturday (June 7th).

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Coolest Thing Online This Week? The Bottle Boys Cover "Billie Jean" 4227344 News

Covers of classic tracks and unconventional instruments are a big thing on youtube, so you can bet the Bottle Boys’ rendition of Billie Jean got some attention after it was posted this week. The Bottle Boys are a Danish band, who cover popular songs, using (you guessed it) glass bottles.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align=center lang="en"><p>This is awesome &gt;RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Thrillist" rel="nofollow" >@Thrillist</a>: This “Billie Jean” cover on beer bottles is spot on: <a href="http://t.co/ZijIRet2C0" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/ZijIRet2C0</a> <a href="http://t.co/DvMW3UAQXX" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/DvMW3UAQXX</a></p>&mdash; RumfordJohnny (@RumfordJohnny) <a href="https://twitter.com/RumfordJohnny/statuses/473515663714447360" rel="nofollow" >June 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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"Hi everybody! Once again it is time for BOTTLE MONDAY (last monday of the month) which means, that a new video is released! We are so excited for this one, because we simply just LOVE Michael Jackson," the group wrote on YouTube.

More: Youtube Snags Stars For First Music Awards Ceremony

The five-piece Danish band has been posting covers on YouTube since 2010, and have covered songs like Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Getting Back Together and Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady. Despite the original concept, however, the channel only has just over 32,000 subscribers and even their most viewed video to date – Billie Jean – is yet to crack the half million view mark.

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Why hasn't Fallon picked them up yet?

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However, the band have seen some mainstream success. Last year, the Bottle Boys appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, performing their version of LMFAO's "Party Rock" for the judges. Unfortunately, their talent didn't impress Simon Cowell, but it did impress the three other judges. They've also starred in a Pepsi commercial playing a Bruno Mars hit in anticipation of his big Super Bowl halftime show.

So what about the Billie Jean cover? Will this be this month’s ear worm?

Covers of classic tracks and unconventional instruments are a big thing on youtube, so you can bet the Bottle Boys’ rendition of Billie Jean got some attention after it was posted this week. The Bottle Boys are a Danish band, who cover popular songs, using (you guessed it) glass bottles.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align=center lang="en"><p>This is awesome &gt;RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Thrillist" rel="nofollow" >@Thrillist</a>: This “Billie Jean” cover on beer bottles is spot on: <a href="http://t.co/ZijIRet2C0" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/ZijIRet2C0</a> <a href="http://t.co/DvMW3UAQXX" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/DvMW3UAQXX</a></p>&mdash; RumfordJohnny (@RumfordJohnny) <a href="https://twitter.com/RumfordJohnny/statuses/473515663714447360" rel="nofollow" >June 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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"Hi everybody! Once again it is time for BOTTLE MONDAY (last monday of the month) which means, that a new video is released! We are so excited for this one, because we simply just LOVE Michael Jackson," the group wrote on YouTube.

More: Youtube Snags Stars For First Music Awards Ceremony

The five-piece Danish band has been posting covers on YouTube since 2010, and have covered songs like Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Getting Back Together and Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady. Despite the original concept, however, the channel only has just over 32,000 subscribers and even their most viewed video to date – Billie Jean – is yet to crack the half million view mark.

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Why hasn't Fallon picked them up yet?

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However, the band have seen some mainstream success. Last year, the Bottle Boys appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, performing their version of LMFAO's "Party Rock" for the judges. Unfortunately, their talent didn't impress Simon Cowell, but it did impress the three other judges. They've also starred in a Pepsi commercial playing a Bruno Mars hit in anticipation of his big Super Bowl halftime show.

So what about the Billie Jean cover? Will this be this month’s ear worm?

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Bohdi go *uck off!!You dont know sh*t so get off this Michael Jackson's fan chat!!We all believe he would still be alive had he ahd a real DOCTOR NOT DR.DEATH MURRAY He killed him he didnt even know CPR and that was a critical error that caused his death Muray was too interested in hiding his evidence, what an a**hole. People like Murray should Pay for what they do & that is he killed our "KING OF POP" Michael Jackson Now his children are without a DAD & his family lost their Son & Brother, I dont know how Murray could even lie about his actions..I'm so done with all the bullsh*t ppl say, and all the a**holes that come out of the woodwork to get a piece of his Estate Shame on all of them. Now its all in the hands of Judges I hope they have a concious & lots of Morals to do the right thing and put all these ppl to REST & LEAVE MJ'S $$$ to his children..They seem to be very bright children just like their Dad MJ was very well educated as well as talented,,RIP MJ, I will always L.O.V.E you, my Heart still hurts that you are really gone. GONE TO SOON!!!!!!!
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BUT HE'S NOT DEAD ---SILLY PEOPLE---WHEN WILL PEOPLE WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE?.
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Namaste reader(s) of this comment,I don't know. Murray said in defending himself that Michael had used Propofol for the last ten years. It won't surprise me that to be true. If he had stayed in Ireland there was less pressure of a concert tour, the media and all the endless other problems he had. But you how it went with Mike. In the end there would have been another circus. Or sleepingproblemes or whatever. And he would have grabbed his "milk" Propofol. As he called it. He could have died in Ireland. He could have died every time he took that garbage. No matter how fit he was getting. The nurse, Lou Ferrigno told how healthy he was eating. The autopsy revealed he was healthy for a man of his age. Still he decided to use all kind of medicine. Where were all those medicine for if he was that healthy? For a hidden drugaddiction? The police found marihuana and a secret closet full of bottles and medicine. All registred on another name. To much. Why was he taking all that crap if he wanted to live that healthy? You know it is very bad for you? And on top of all freaking Propofol? No junkie in the world was ever crazy enough to use that garbage. Only Michael jackson, only Michael Jackson. I'm sorry to dissapoint you. I loved Michael art. But during the 90's and after I began more and more to realise that the dude was losing his grip of reality more and more. Michael died of his own stupid actions. And at that time the docter Murray was an idiot for folloing him blindly. All a bunch of wacko's there in Hollywood Babylon. Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Siddhi.Ohm mani padme hum. Ohm mani padme hum.Ohm mani padme hum. Ohm mani padme hum.Ohm mani padme hum. Ohm mani padme hum.Ohm mani padme hum. Ohm mani padme hum.Ohm tare tutare tare. Ohm tare tutare tare.Ohm tare tutare tare.Ohm tare tutare tare.Ohm shanti.Siddhi.Siddhi
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if he was staying at my house he wouldn,t have died either RIP.
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annie777: Please enlighten us, please. I want to know the truth. Do you have any facts???____________________________________________________Bodhi: You behave like someone who was abused & neglected as a child. It's really sad, but I can also sense that you have a learning disorder, maybe even mild to moderate mental retardation. You write like someone who's functioning on a 3rd grade level & it's obvious that you have a difficult time comprehending what you read. You really need to pray & seek help for your issues. Hating on Michael will not heal you or take away your pain. It just makes you look like an enraged psychopath, who is jealous because you can't get the love & admiration that Michael gets. STOP, THINK, READ, THEN TRY TO UNDERSTAND!!!! MICHAEL JACKSON WAS A GENIUS!!!!! I REPEAT, A GENIUS!!!!!! THERE WAS NOTHING WACKED ABOUT HIM!!!! THE ONLY ONES WHO CALL MICHAEL WACKO ARE PEOPLE WITHOUT THE BRAIN CAPACITY TO UNDERSTAND HIM. HE TOLD THE NURSE THAT HE HAD TAKEN PROPOFOL BEFORE. THERE WAS AT LEAST 1 Dr. WHO WAS INTERVIEWED ON THE NEWS THAT WAS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR GIVING HIM PROPOFOL IN THE PAST. MICHAEL WAS SMART ENOUGH TO HIRE SOMEONE THAT HE THOUGHT WAS A PROFESSIONAL TO ADMINISTER THE DRUG & MONITOR HIM. HE DIDN'T KNOW THAT MURRAY WAS AN A$$HOLE, WHO WAS ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY & HAD NO INTENTIONS OF DOING HIS JOB. SINCE HE HAD TAKEN PROPOFOL IN THE PAST WITH NO PROBLEMS, HE ASSUMED THAT HE WOULD BE FINE THIS TIME AS WELL. THIS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF HOW PEOPLE JUST DISAPPOINTED & TO ADVANTAGE OF HIM THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. I JUST WISH HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE BEHIND IT. R.I.P MY PRECIOUS ANGEL & THANK GOD YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE LIKES OF A bodhi!!!!!
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I know that's right muscles!!! If he had a real friend, with a brain that he could trust & confide in at the house with him, he probably would have still been alive. I will always love you Michael(;.)
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MJLover4life Lots of thanks come to you from me for being there for MJ. I have strong convinction that you love him, and that is what matters. Nothing would have described Bodhi better than what you have said. Bodhi needs sympathy! He seems sick in the heart and head. We dont blame him. Do you blame a sick person for being sick? No. You just sympathize with him. R.I.P Michael. I love you forever more
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I'm sorry Bohdi, but f**k YOU! f**k you a thousand times over! How dare you say he was stupid? He was suffering from sleeping problems, because he's just one of those people who has a lot on their mind..therefore cannot sleep properly. And I'd like to point out, Doctor Conrad Murray, should not still be allowed to treat people in his profession..it's wrong. He killed Michael, and even though it was an accident..he should of known better! Michael admitted himself into rehab for percribed drugs in the 90's so every god damned doctor should of known that he needed carefully weening off. Not with six f**king sedatives, because the last one didn't work. What a stupid man.
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bodhi plz respect to Michael. U are so obsesive with him. if u dont will say something good, plz dont comments about him. only shut up your mouth.
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Bodhi is wrong, 1st there was not marijuana found that was Michael's. That has been proven. I take medicine & I am healthy. Most people I know take medicine, healthy or not. The reason why some of them are is because they take medicine. Michael was healthy & ate well. He was the best man in the world. I had a medical procedure procedure recently & stopped breathing on propofol too so I do know. I think Bodhi has lost his reality. I will always love you Michael & I know that you were a kind generous man & noone can compete in any way with you
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