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Children's Belongings Removed From Home. 28-06-'09

On Saturday, sisters Janet and LaToya arrived at their brother's rented Holmby Hills home as moving vans removed the singers (and his children's) possessions.

According to People, the children's things were removed from the home and taken to the Jackson family home in Encino, where the three children have been staying with Michael's parents since Thursday.

Janet was present at the home during the move while LaToya showed up later in the day. Michael's things were removed from the house for safekeeping as the family was concerned that someone could break into the home.

Source: people.com / Billie Jean


Stars Continue To Pay Tribute.... 28-06-'09

Hollywood is still reeling after the sudden loss of Michael Jackson on Thursday with many of the industry's biggest names voicing their grief over the King of Pop's passing.

On Friday, Beyonce dedicated her concert to Michael saying,

The reason I am here is due to Michael Jackson."

She then sang Jackson's "I Can't Help It" which was followed by an instrumental version of "Billie Jean."

Actor Corey Feldman, took to his blog to try and make sense of his feelings. After noting that he and Jackson's friendship had been estranged for several years, Feldman said he is,
"filled with sadness and remorse" because their "broken friendship had never been repaired." Feldman also stated that Jackson was his, "idol, a role model, a brother [and] an inspiration."

Singer Patti LaBelle spoke with E! News saying,

I can barely speak because I'm so heartbroken. I feel like I've lost a piece of my heart. Michael was a true treasure and there will never be another like him. My prayers and deepest sympathies go out to his family."

Finally, Alicia Keys had this to say,

We all know him in one way or another. In some way he has touched us, been the voice of one of our sweetest memories. And what a wonderful, genuine, compassionate, soft-spoken giant so full of love.

"He gave us love, excitement, one-of-a-kind moments in a mundane world. I can't believe he won't be with us here on Earth anymore. But long from now, when we are all dust, he will still never be forgotten. To the best that ever did it! You are loved, admired and respected forever."

Source: eonline.com / Billie Jean


Michael JacksonMichael Jackson Songs Top Charts Worldwide. 28-06-'09

Paul Harris in New York The Observer, Sunday 28 June 2009 Article history Michael Jackson dreamed of a global comeback that would make his moniker "the King of Pop" a reality once more rather than a throwback to happier times.

Now, in a grim twist of fate, his untimely death has achieved just that as sales of his albums and songs have rocketed, putting him back on top of the music charts all over the world.

There is even the prospect of a new Jackson song being released after self-help guru Deepak Chopra revealed details yesterday of what he said was Jackson's last recording. The Good Morning America TV show played a brief tune, without any words, which Chopra said was part of a song the friends were working on together and which would have addressed environmental issues.

"Michael called me a while ago and said he wanted to do something for the environment," Chopra said. "It is in fact the last music he made. We were going to write the words for it.

"We were saying the trees are our lungs, the air is our breath," Chopra added, describing the song as comparing Earth to a human body.

But it is Jackson's old songs that have generated all the interest in the past two days, with sales surging in almost every country of almost every song that Jackson produced. Within hours of his death three of his albums were in the top 10 chart of iTunes.

By Friday all of Amazon's top 15 albums were Jackson's work, and his songs accounted for 60% of all music sales at the online retailer. That meant more Jackson songs had been sold on Amazon in 24 hours than in the past 11 years. Other music stores, including Barnes and Noble and Borders, reported a similar rise in sales.

Source: guardian.co.uk / Billie Jean


U.S. President Barack ObamaObama Calls Michael Jackson A "Spectacular Performer". 27-06-'09

U.S. President Barack Obama called Michael Jackson, the 50-year-old "King of Pop" who died suddenly on Thursday, a "spectacular performer" and a music icon, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Friday.

Gibbs also said Obama believed some aspects of Jackson's life were "sad and tragic" and offered his condolences to the musician's family.

Source: Reuters / Billie Jean


Wallpaper 361958 - 2009 Wallpaper. 27-06-'09

Hi, sad Michael Jackson fans we all in shock by the died of The KIng Of Pop. What must I say to you, I feel just like al the fans around the world. Michael is Gone Too Soon.

I can't believe it, not today not tomorrow, how can it be.

"We’ve not only lost a great friend in Michael but also lost a wonderful sensitive human being.

This night I made a new wallpaper, I must to do somethin'. I cry all the time when i'm working on the wallpaper.
Wednesday is normally the update of the month with 20 remixes, sorry fans but I can't not placed the remixes. They will be for August ok.
Just the Item of the month is for Wednesday.

So, I wish you al the love and support.

Webmaster Dirk (MJMR3)

Source: Billie Jean


Jackson FamilyJackson Family Statement. 27-06-'09

The Jackson family issued a statement:

"In one of the darkest moments of our lives we find it hard to find the words appropriate to this sudden tragedy we all had to encounter. Our beloved son, brother and father of three children has gone so unexpectedly, in such a tragic way and much too soon. It leaves us, his family, speechless and devastated to a point, where communication with the outside world seems almost impossible at times.

We miss Michael endlessly, our pain cannot be described in words. But Michael would not want us to give up now. So we want to thank all of his faithful supporters and loyal fans worldwide, you – who Michael loved so much. Please do not despair, because Michael will continue to live on in each and every one of you. Continue to spread his message, because that is what he would want you to do. Carry on, so his legacy will live forever.

In addition, Joseph Jackson wishes to personally convey: "My grandchildren are deeply moved by all the love and support you have shown for them and their father, Michael Jackson."

Joseph Jackson & Family

Source: Billie Jean


Debbie RoweStatement By Debbie Rowe. 27-06-'09

In a written statement, Michael Jackson's second ex-wife, Debbie Rowe Jackson, said:

"Though Michael is now at peace, the world has lost a beautiful and loving soul.

I appreciate the outpouring of support and prayer for Michael, all of his family, me and our children, and hope our privacy can be respected at this difficult time."


Source: CNN / Billie Jean


Jackson Family Discussing Funeral Plans. 27-06-'09

According to Tito Jackson, the Jackson family is currently together and discussing funeral arrangements for Michael.

Tito says the family is spending quality time together today and discussing plans about Michael's funeral. Meanwhile Michael kids are in "good spirits."

Asked if there were plans for a public memorial, in addition to the private service, Tito said that option was being discussed now.

Source: TMZ / Billie Jean


Michael JacksonMichael`s Body Released To Family. 27-06-'09

Late Friday night, the body of Michael Jackson has been released to his family members, who have gathered in Encino (California, USA) to plan his funeral arrangements and grieve his loss.

His family is debating whether to arrange a public or private funeral.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office completed Michael Jackson's autopsy Friday, concluding that there were no signs of foul play or trauma.

A person close to the family said Jackson's relatives have many questions about the people who spent time with the pop singer in the days leading up to his death. In particular, Jackson's family wants to know more about the singer's interactions with concert promoter AEG. The family believes that several advisers and representatives who were spending time with Jackson were put in place by AEG.

The president of AEG Live has said Dr. Conrad Murray, the cardiologist who was with Michael Jackson when he collapsed Thursday, was hired at the request of the singer.

"As a company, we would have preferred not having a physician on staff full-time because it would have been cheaper without the hotels and travel, but Michael was insistent that he be hired," Randy Phillips said Friday. "Michael had a rapport with him."

Records reveal that Jackson's doctor had been ordered to pay $400,000 as a result of court judgments over the years and he currently faces at least two other pending court cases and several tax liens. Police have seized the doctor's car in search of evidence, but say Murray is not considered a criminal suspect.

The person who spoke to The Associated Press said Jackson's family is also very concerned about the singer's estate, as they are not sure who has been handling his business affairs.

"There are decisions going down without the family being in the loop; it's becoming an issue," the person said.

While none of Jackson's family members were present when he died, he was not estranged from his relatives, the person close to the family said. The singer's children are now being cared for by his family in Encino.

Source: CTC.ca / Billie Jean


Dr. MurrayDr. Murray Doesn`t Feel Responsible For Death. 27-06-'09

Dr. Conrad Murray, the personal physician to Michael Jackson, is certain he is in no way responsible for the death of Michael Jackson.

One of Murray's lawyers, Matt Alford, told the press that Dr. Murray will meet with the LAPD today at 4 pm. Alford says Murray is not considered by the police to be a suspect, and at this point it is not a criminal investigation. However, the police want Dr. Murray to help piece together a timeline of the day's events.

Source: MJFC / Billie Jean


Family Wants 2nd Autopsy. 27-06-'09

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says Michael Jackson's family wants an independent autopsy following the entertainer's sudden death at age 50.

Jesse Jackson said after a Chicago press conference Saturday that there are unanswered questions surrounding the King of Pop's death, including about the role of the personal cardiologist who was with him.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office performed an autopsy on Friday but deferred a finding on the cause of death pending further tests that could take more than a month.

Jesse Jackson says the family's wound from the sudden death is being kept open by the mystery of the cause of death.

Source: AP / Billie Jean


Michael ChildrenMichael Jackson's Kids Want To Remain With Grandparents. 27-06-'09

Sources close to the Jackson family are saying that Michael Jackson's three children -- Michael Joseph, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine and Prince "Blanket" Michael II -- say they want to stay with their grandparents, specifically Katherine Jackson.

Sources say MJ's kids will continue to live with Katherine Jackson at the family's Encino home. We're told the family is 100 percent behind this -- feeling that Katherine and Joe Jackson are the only people who can help the children understand who their father was, help them grieve, and teach them to deal with life in the spotlight.

They have no relationship with Debbie Rowe, who is the biological mother of Michael and Paris.

Source: Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Died 1958 - 2009. 27-06-'09

Michael Jackson fans what should I say, I cannot pass a word over my lips, not touch food.
I will do it whit a text on my site.

Why? Why? is our pop idol passed away on his fiftieth.

Now I'm a sad fan who's inner side totally broken, something died in me. Sit with an emptiness in my hart and my wife Rita support me a lot, love her.

I've been already 27 years fan of Michael and will be a fan for ever, as imitator I've decided yesterday in an interview to perform further until my fiftieth. My dream to met Michael will never come true, would like to show to my beloved Rita the "This is it" performance on July 18th but it may not happen.

Everything was been booked, the Eurostar, the hotel etc. Very spiteful that I have to cancel this. 50 Years and on the top of his comeback he goes away from us to a place where they will receive him with open arms.

Michael was so good for the world, his fans and of course his children, he will be living for ever in my heart.

For me was Michael a human being of whom I loved, like to see him dancing and singing. His smile was so special, the child in him has always affect me. Have never spoken to him, nor shake him the hand, still I had the feeling knowing him.

What I felt the last days I've never felt before so sad I am, it has given me Friday such a rare feeling to give an interview on TV as an imitator.

Michael I shall miss you for ever, you get a place in my heart next to my beloved Rita and my 2 children.

Love you forever "Gone Too Soon".

Webmaster Dirk

You Are Always In My Heart

Michael Jackson fans wat zou ik zeggen, krijg geen woord over mijn lippen, laat staan eten.
Doe het met een tekst op mijn site.

Waarom? Waarom? is ons popidool heen gegaan op zijn 50ste.

Ben nu een verdrietige fan die binnenin kapot is, er sterft iets in mij. Zit nu met een leegte in mijn hart en mijn vrouw Rita steunt mij enorm, hou van haar.

Ben al 27 jaar fan van Michael en zal een fan blijven voor eeuwig, als imitator heb ik gisteren in een interview beslist om verder op te treden tot mijn 50ste. Mijn droom om Michael te ontmoeten zal nooit waar worden, wilde de 18de juli aan mijn geliefde Rita het "This Is It" optreden laten zien maar mocht niet zijn.

Alles was al geboekt, de Eurostar, het hotel enz. Heel spijtig dat ik dat heb moeten annuleren. 50 jaar en op het punt van zijn comeback gaat hij van ons heen waar ze Michael met open armen ontvangen.

Michael was zo goed voor de wereld, zijn fans en natuurlijk de kinderen, hij zal eeuwig in mijn hart blijven leven.

Voor mij was Michael een mens waar ik van hield, zag hem graag dansen en zingen. Zijn lach was zo speciaal, het kind in hem heeft mij altijd ontroerd. Heb hem nooit gesproken, immer een hand gegeven, toch had ik het gevoel hem te kennen.

Wat ik de laatste dagen voel heb ik nog nooit gevoeld zo verdrietig ben ik, gaf mij te vrijdag zo een raar gevoel om als imitator een interview te doen voor TV.

Michael ik zal je missen voor altijd, je krijgt een plaats in mijn hart naast mijn geliefde Rita en mijn 2 kinderen.

Love you forever "Gone Too Soon".

Webmaster Dirk

Source: Billie Jean


Michael & LisaLisa Marie Presley: Michael Afraid He Would Die Like Elvis. 27-06-'09

Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Jackson’s first wife from 1994 - 1996, has posted a heartfelt and kind of chilling blog entry about her relationship with the late star and a conversation she had with him 14 years ago.

Presley writes that Jackson told her that he was afraid that he would face a similar fate as her father, the late great Elvis Presley. Elvis passed at the age of 42 from what was first ruled a heart attack that was ultimately thought to have been caused by a prescription drug interaction.

The hole story here

Source: celebitchy.com / Billie Jean


Ed AlonzoMagician Recalls Last Rehearsal. 27-06-'09

The day before Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest and died, the King of Pop seemed completely fine, according to magician Ed Alonzo, who was working on his upcoming tour.

"Michael was on stage performing the numbers, singing and dancing with the cast," Alonzo told Us about seeing Jackson Wednesday evening at rehearsals. "It was a privilege to be able to watch the concert that no one will see now."

He said Jackson -- wearing a white shirt and pants -- arrived at the Staples Center in L.A. around 6:30 p.m.

"By the time that Michael came in, all we had to do was just show [the plan] to him. He was such a quick learner," he said. "He would learn this stuff in seconds. And jump right into it! The choreography, all of it... He looked fantastic."

When it was time to sing, Alonzo said Michael mentioned a seemingly minor ailment.

"He claimed that he felt he had a little bit of laryngitis. He said 'I'm not going to sing this full-out because I have this laryngitis.' But he looked great and these pop-locking moves that he was doing on stage with the crew were just breathtaking... He didn't seem tired. He went from one move to the next. It was an unbelievable experience to be with him and to see it all come together."

Mentally, Michael seemed completely fine.

"He was joking with the crew on stage. There was a cameraman on stage ... that was a foot away from him that was kind of crouched down and Michael said some kind of funny gesture like, ‘Oh you're very close, look how close you are.' And he reached down and touched the cameraman on the top of the head in a joking manner. You could see on the screen how big Michael's image was on these projection screens. He was playful and light-hearted."

Alonzo spent the rest of the evening watching him perform.

"I just thought, 'Wow, he still has it. When he did 'Thriller,' I was just in awe. I stayed for a while, probably until about midnight. And then they started to rehearse the 'Thriller' number with a gigantic spider on stage and I thought, 'Well, it's getting late...' Had I known, I would have stayed another half hour and watched more."

He said that Michael rehearsed with the dancers until 1 a.m.

At rehearsals the following day, none of the crew knew anything was wrong until media reports began circulating the following afternoon.

"I wasn't sure what was happening. People were just looking at their phones and looking at websites and texts that they were getting. I think the news was now coming out. [Show producer Kenny] Ortega was on and off the phone probably five or six different times. And the news was slowly coming in, but it was not definitive. And Kenny finally looked at us and said, 'We need to call a group meeting.'"

He said, 'Michael Jackson was taken to the hospital. We're not sure at this point what has happened, but Michael Jackson has passed away.’ And then there was just this gasp. It was the words we didn't want to hear."

With the collected group of dancers and crew members in shock, Alonzo said Ortega got choked up as he told them all that they would "wrap for now."

"He said, 'Michael said he worked with the greatest artists on this event. It was really sad."

Source: USmagazine.com / Billie Jean


Liza Minnelli On Jackson Autopsy Results: 'All Hell's Going To Break Loose'. 26-06-'09

Liza MinnelliMichael Jackson's good friend Liza Minnelli told CBS's "The Early Show" today that she believes the late singer's autopsy results are going to cause quite a stir.

"All of us who knew him well really know what he was like," she said. "And I'm sure that now the accolades are going, and I'm sure when the autopsy comes, all hell's going to break loose. So, thank God we're celebrating him now."

She went on to say how devastated she is for the loss of her good friend.

"He was just a really splendid man," she said. "And a brilliant performer who changed theatrical history. And I will miss him, I cannot tell you."

Source: Billie Jean


Sony Comments On The Passing Of Michael Jackson. 26-06-'09

Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: “Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. The entire Sony family extends our deepest condolences to his family and to the millions of fans around the world who loved him.”

Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, said: “Michael Jackson's unsurpassed artistry and beloved music brought joy to every corner of the world. We join today with his millions of fans in expressing our profound sadness and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. It was a true privilege for all of us in the Sony Music family to work with one of the most talented superstars in the history of music. We will miss him greatly.”

MJ

Martin Bandier, Chairman & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, said: “Michael was the kind of amazing talent that comes along once in a lifetime. He was an incredible recording artist, an insightful businessman, an unmatched performer, and a true icon. To all of us at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, he was also a trusted and passionate partner, who was very proud of our accomplishments. He will be dearly missed. We wish his children and entire family our deepest condolences.”

Five of Jackson’s solo albums – “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Dangerous” and “HIStory,” all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time. During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award’s Artist of the Century Award.

Michael Jackson started in the music business at the age of 11 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5. In the early 1980s, he defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking videos as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and the epic “Thriller.” Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists.

Source: Sony / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson, the ‘King of Pop,’ Dies at 50Michael Jackson, The ‘King Of Pop,’ Dies At 50. 25-06-'09

Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead Thursday after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after a heart attack left him in a coma, according to published reports. He was pronounced dead at 2:26 local time, Michael was 50.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson’s home around 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center.

Website TMZ reported that “Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived. A cardiologist at UCLA tells TMZ Jackson died of cardiac arrest.”

Jackson, a singing and dancing star who found fame at an early age as a member of The Jackson 5, went on to become the “King of Pop,” a sort of Elvis for the MTV and internet generations.


Source: Billie Jean

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