On November 30th, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” turns 40 years old. A special 2-disc anniversary edition of the albu… https://t.co/gPiXNZbeu3
Iconic record producer Quincy Jones has slammed Taylor Swift's songwriting.
The legendary music producer has taken aim at the chart-topping star's songwriting talents, suggesting that her tunes are too hook-heavy.
Quincy - who has previously worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra - told GQ magazine: ''We need more songs, man. F**king songs, not hooks.''
Continue reading: Quincy Jones Isn't Impressed By Taylor Swift
Carter says he feared dying young like Jackson after his weight dropped to 115 pounds.
Cater, who has publicly batted an eating disorder and prescription drug abuse revealed that he feared dying when his weight dropped to just 115 pounds, the same weight Jackson was when he died in 2009.
Aaron Carter in April 2017
Continue reading: Aaron Carter Opens Up About The Death Of His Friend Michael Jackson
A lot of hours of hard work went into her costume this year.
When it comes to Halloween costumes, nobody beats Heidi Klum. Each year with the help of artists and prosthetics, she thoroughly transforms into various unique guises and this year she's chosen a werewolf Michael Jackson from his hit video 'Thriller'. It's safe to say she completely nailed it.
Heidi Klum snapped at LAX
Apart from Dave Grohl's incarnation of David Letterman, Heidi Klum's MJ is probably the most thorough costume we've seen yet this year. Complete with a furry mask and prosthetics on her torso and hands, as well as an exact replica of Michael Jackson's outfit with his football jacket, she looked indistinguishable from the singer in the 1983 short film.
Continue reading: Heidi Klum Replicates Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Look For Halloween
Is she as good as her late father?
It was always going to be a matter of time before Paris Jackson followed in her later father's footsteps and made her singing debut, and indeed she did so earlier this week when she joined her cousin Austin Brown on stage during his New York show.
Paris Jackson at a People Magazine event
The 19-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson showed her support for her 31-year-old cousin Austin Brown by turning up to his show at Soho House in New York City and singing along to an acoustic performance of his latest record 'Smile'. He shared a clip of the pair of them singing together on Instagram.
Continue reading: Paris Jackson Sings In Public For The Very First Time
The new album will be celebrated with special event in six world cities.
A brand new posthumous album release from Michael Jackson is set to hit shelves this September. Entitled 'Scream', it features thirteen songs in all including a bonus mash-up track by The White Panda and comes just weeks after 'Thriller' was premiered in 3D at Venice Film Festival.
Michael Jackson performing live
The Estate of the late Michael Jackson have worked alongside two record labels to release this collection of classic tunes, including an extra special medley called 'Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous' by electronic remix duo The White Panda.
Continue reading: Michael Jackson's Posthumous 'Scream' Album Release Date Revealed
The producer was awarded over $9 million after suing the singer's estate.
After a nearly four-year long legal dispute, this week Michael Jackson's long-term producer Quincy Jones is finally awarded nearly $10 million after he sued the estate for in unpaid royalties from music used in the star's documentary and two shows from Cirque du Soleil.
Quincy Jones at Netflix's 'Sandy Wexler' premiere
On Wednesday (July 26th 2017), the 84-year-old producer was handed a massive $9.4 million in damages for lack of royalties from music used in the 2009 'This Is It' documentary and two Cirque du Soleil shows. It's less than a third of the $30 million he originally sued for.
Continue reading: Quincy Jones Victorious In Michael Jackson Royalties Lawsuit
Paul McCartney has worked with some of the world's most talented acts.
Paul McCartney may be one of the greatest musicians on the planet as a solo artist, but whenever he gets together with another trailblazer, magic happens. From Michael Jackson to Kanye West, he has worked with so many greats - and it's likely there will be many more.
Paul McCartney performing at Desert Trip 2016
Here are our ten favourite Paul McCartney duets:
The 18-year-old writes music for herself, but doesn't see a recording career in her future.
Paris Jackson says she has no plans for a recording career, despite her musical heritage.
The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson opened up to director Lee Daniels in a new interview with Carine Roitfeld’s Fashion Book, where she spoke about writing music and why she doesn't want to follow in her father’s footsteps.
Continue reading: Why Paris Jackson Won't Follow Her Family Into Music
Following the outcry over the first publicity pictures of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, Sky has decided to cancel the broadcast of the 'Urban Myths' episode in question.
Sky have announced that they’re cancelling the broadcast of an episode of the forthcoming ‘Urban Myths’ series following the outcry over the casting of Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, as Michael Jackson.
Paris Jackson, the late star’s 18 year old daughter, waded in on Twitter on Wednesday (January 11th) to express her outrage over the first casting pictures and trailers that were released at the start of this week, which showed Fiennes wearing facial prosthetics to make him resemble the King of Pop.
“I'm so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit,” Paris tweeted.
Paris Jackson responded to the first images of Joseph Fiennes playing her father in the new series 'Urban Myths'.
Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris has added her voice to the backlash surrounding the ‘whitewashing’ in the casting of Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, as her father in the upcoming series ‘Urban Myths’.
The 18 year old wrote on Twitter in response to a question asked by a Michael Jackson fan podcast, saying that the first press release images showing what Fiennes looked like playing the King of Pop, which were released on Wednesday (January 11th), made her “want to vomit”.
Not the closest resemblance we've ever seen.
The first trailer for the upcoming Sky Arts comedy series 'Urban Myths' has arrived and it's our first look at Joseph Fiennes as the late Michael Jackson. He's virtually unrecognisable under heavy prosthetics, though it has to be said he doesn't resemble his character as much as the other actors resemble theirs.
Michael Jackson will be played by Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Fiennes and the show creators have been at the centre of a media storm for a year over the apparent 'whitewashing' of the role of Michael Jackson, who may have been born black but gradually got a more caucasian skin tone in the 80s when he was diagnosed with vitiligo.
Continue reading: First Look At Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson In 'Urban Myths' Series
Photoshop or proof that the King of Pop lives on?
Michael Jackson fans believe they’ve found proof that the iconic singer is still alive after ‘spotting’ him in the background of one of his daughter Paris’ selfies. One fan even went so far as to make a video to share the ‘proof’ that Jackson isn't actually dead after all.
While criticising Murray for his "trashy" new book, Jermaine slammed ITV and Ant & Dec for rumours that the disgraced doctor would be featuring in the new series of 'I'm a Celebrity'.
Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine has slammed ITV over rumours that Conrad Murray, the disgraced former doctor whose treatment led to the pop star’s death, is set to feature in the next series of ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’.
61 year old Jermaine took to his Twitter account on Thursday (July 28th) to attack Murray and describe his new book ‘This Is It’ as “sick entertainment” in a series of angry missives.
Jermaine Jackson has urged ITV not to consider putting Conrad Murray on the next series of 'I'm a Celeb'
The comedy will also star Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor and Brian Cox as Marlon Brando.
Joseph Fiennes has been cast as Michael Jackson in one of the most bizarre-sounding TV shows of all time. According to The Guardian, Fiennes will play the King of Pop in a one-off special for Sky Arts which dramatises a road trip he allegedly took alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, following 9/11.
Joseph Fiennes has been cast as Michael Jackson.
Details of the most unbelievable road trip of all time were first reported by Vanity Fair in 2011. According to the story, Jackson was playing two concerts at Madison Square Garden on September 7th and 10th and had invited two of his idols, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.
Continue reading: Joseph Fiennes Cast As Michael Jackson In 9/11 Road Trip Comedy
Michael Jackson's bank account lives on.
The great thing about being an international superstar is that you continue to be rich long after you're dead. Unsurprisingly, Michael Jackson has topped this year's list of highest earning dead celebrities with more than $100 million in earnings since last year.
Michael Jackson is still a top earner
While his body might be no more, it's very clear that the King of Pop's spirit lives on; so much so that his estate has manage to rake in $115 million over the year according to Forbes list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. Plus, his post-mortem earnings altogether have reached a staggering $1 billion, and he's close to doubling the amount he made during his solo career.
He also revealed a new music video for the 1983 hit single as part of a reissue campaign for his old albums.
Sir Paul McCartney has unveiled a brand new video for his hit single ‘Say, Say, Say’, an old collaboration he recorded with Michael Jackson, as part of reissue campaign for his back catalogue of albums.
The former Beatle’s 1983 single teamed him up with the biggest pop star in the world at the time, and provided both of them with a worldwide hit. Originally promoted with a western-themed music video, McCartney commissioned Ryan Heffington, who worked on Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ video, to update the track for 2015.
Michael Jackson is revived on a brand new remix of his duet with Paul McCartney, 'Say, Say, Say'
According to a Brazilian hospital, Joe Jackson suffered a stroke on Sunday, his 87th birthday.
An emailed statement from the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paolo on Monday morning (July 27th) said that the 87 year old patriarch of the Jackson family had a stroke the previous day and was admitted to their intensive care facility. The statement also says that he has an irregular heartbeat, but does not disclose Jackson’s precise condition at this time.
Joe Jackson has reportedly suffered a stroke in Brazil
Continue reading: Michael Jackson's Father Suffers Stroke
Ahmed Best, who ended up voicing the despised CGI character, said that MJ was pressing George Lucas to let him play Jar Jar dressed in prosthetic limbs.
A new interview has revealed that one of the most hated movie characters of all time – Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, no less – might have been even more annoying. Michael Jackson was apparently very enthusiastic to play the irritating Gungan in prosthetic limbs, but was refused by George Lucas.
Ahmed Best, who actually did play Jar Jar, gave an interview with Vice on Thursday in which he made the revelation. Jackson, who passed away in June 2009, was known to be a keen Star Wars fan, keeping life-size figures of Darth Vader, C-3PO and Boba Fett at his Neverland ranch.
Michael Jackson might have played Jar Jar Binks in 'The Phantom Menace'
Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, now called Sycamore Valley Ranch, is up for sale for $100 million.
Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is on the market with an asking price of $100 million. The former Neverland Ranch, which has been renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch, is being sold by the Estate of Michael Jackson. The 2700 acre estate, located in California, was once notorious for both its fantastical theme park installations and for the extensive searches which were carried out when Jackson was accused of molesting a minor in 2003.
Michael Jackson photographed in 2008, a year before his death.
Continue reading: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch On The Market For $100 Million
The Beatles star's Maton Mastersound guitar fetches the highest bid at Julien's Auctions in New York.
The Fab Four may have once sung "Can't buy me love", but Friday's auction at the Hard Rock Cafe proved you can buy George Harrison's prized Maton Mastersound guitar - if you have almost half a million dollars handy.
George Harrison (far right) with the rest of the Fab Four
Rolling Stone reports that the instrument sold for $485,000, the top earner at Julien's Auctions in New York, which specialized in the sale of hundreds of rare items from the world of music.
Continue reading: George Harrison's Guitar Plucks $485,000 At Auction
Michael Jackson - Make-up artist touches up the wax figure Washington DC, USA - Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. installs a Michael Jackson tribute exhibit to mark the first anniversary of the superstar's death on Friday. Wednesday 23rd June 2010
Latoya and Michael Jackson - LaToya Jackson Dresden, Germany - accepts the 'St. George's Great Medal of Gratitude' honouring her late brother Michael Jackson during the opening of the Semper Opera Ball 2010 at the Semper Opera House Friday 15th January 2010
Michael Jackson Thursday 3rd September 2009 Police keep photographers at a distance as mourners depart from the Michael Jackson funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale, California
Michael Jackson Thursday 26th October 2006
Michael Jackson Tuesday 16th June 2009 leaves a medical building wearing a heavily studded jacket and leopard print pants Los Angeles, California
Michael Jackson Friday 15th May 2009 and his children leave a medical building through an alley in Beverly Hills
Date of birth
29th August, 1958
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