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MJ Remembered At The Grammy Museum. 03-07-'09

In celebration of the life and work of Michael Jackson, The GRAMMY Museum is sharing a collection of Jackson's most iconic wardrobe pieces (including the suit he wore on the cover of Thriller).

Starting June 26, 2009, these will be exhibited on the Museum's third floor alongside video of some of Jackson's most exciting GRAMMY performances. We hope this exhibit will serve as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history. The Museum will open to the public on Friday at 11:30am.

Grammy Museum

For thousands of years, royalty has called attention to itself with extravagant clothing and other finery. Jewels, fine fabrics, and elaborate accessories can complete the transformation of a person into a brightly-shining star that holds its audience spellbound.

As the self-anointed "King of Pop," Michael Jackson has fully embraced this royal tradition. And like his album HIStory, this exhibit gathers together some of his greatest hits — pieces that are uniquely and unmistakably his.

"The GRAMMY Museum is excited for this rare chance to share this material with our visitors," said Chief Curator Ken Luftig Viste. "Michael Jackson is undeniably one of the most significant entertainers in pop music history, and the pieces' star power — and design — is striking. Few, if any, have ever before been made available to the public in this way."

Including seven elaborately embellished jackets, two gloves, and more, highlights include jackets worn on the Victory tour, at Jackson's 1984 American Music Awards appearance, and at the dedication of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All are elaborately bejewelled, beaded, and detailed — with one piece weighing nearly fifteen pounds.

"As a 21st Century museum, we will update our exhibit content frequently," said Executive Director Robert Santelli. "Though we've only been open a short time, Michael Jackson: HIStyle allows us to demonstrate our steadfast commitment to putting that goal into practice. Plus, it's an amazing collection."

Working with talented designers, Jackson's crystals, sequins, beads, embroidery, and insignia have combined to catch the eyes of millions, transmitting his dance moves from the stage to the back row, and his star power across the world.

Go to Grammy Museum

Source: Grammy Museum / Billie Jean


Staples CenterMemorial Service Ticket Info. 03-07-'09

A press conference took place at Staples Center Los Angeles (USA) today at about 10:15am. Topic was the logistics of Michael Jackson's memorial.

Information given during the press conference was as follows:
The Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles (USA) and simulcast inside to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE across the street.

A limited number of tickets (17.500) for the memorial will be made available for Michael Jackson's fans to attend as follows:

Due to the expected overwhelming demand, the following procedures have been set to accommodate registration for the tickets. Please note that by registering for tickets to attend the Public Memorial Service, it does NOT guarantee the registrant tickets.

Tomorrow, randomly 8750 names will be drawn for 2 tickets each (11.000 seats available at Staples Center, 6.500 at Nokia Theater to view the memorial service on large screens). Just enter your information for your chance to receive two tickets, that will be randomly distributed for either STAPLES Center or Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Only one entry per individual will be accepted. Registering to attend the Public Memorial Service is NOT a guarantee of tickets. Two tickets will be issued to each randomly selected attendee. Offer valid to residents of the United States only.

Notification if you will receive tickets will be sent out by e-mail on Sunday 11am -8pm together with further instructions on how to obtain tickets and wristbands.

It was also said that without a ticket your best option to view the memorial service will be to stay at home. The Jackson family has ensured that a worldwide internet feed of the service will be available to all stations for free.

What exactly the memorial will consist of is still being developed.And the family spokesperson would not say whether Michael's body would be at the memorial.

Source: MJFC / Billie Jean


U.S. President Barack ObamaObama Cites MJ As Entertainment Icon. 03-07-'09

In an interview, US president Barack Obama has called Michael Jackson a brilliant performer.

"I'm glad to see that he is being remembered primarily for the great joy that he brought to a lot of people through his extraordinary gifts as an entertainer."

Obama said he did not see any controversy in the fact that he did not issue a formal public statement upon Michael Jackson's death, and said he was unaware of any dissatisfaction in the black community with his response.

"I know a lot of people in the black community and I haven't heard that," Obama said.

The president said he grew up on Michael Jackson's music and "I still have all his stuff on my iPod."

"I think that Michael Jackson will go down in history as one of our greatest entertainers. His brilliance as a performance also was paired with a tragic and in many ways, sad personal life."

Source: smh.com.au / Billie Jean


Michael JacksonMJ Was Reportedly Working On 2 Album. 03-07-'09

According to an exclusive report by prestigious Billboard magazine, recently Michael was not working on one but two albums: one in the pop vein and another with an instrumental classical composition.

On the pop album he was working with songwriter Claude Kelly and Akon. Akon says that Michael was motivated by the ticket sales for his performances.

"He said, 'My fans are still there. They still love me. They're alive,'" Akon says. "His kids are like his first priority, and they had never seen him perform live. He was trying to create the most incredible show for his kids."

Kelly, who wrote "Hold My Hand," the Akon-produced duet that leaked last year, says Michael never lost his passion.

"He was the King of Pop, the biggest to ever do it, and the one thing you never lose—whether known by the whole world or just 10 people—is your love for music. That never goes away, and it never went away for him amidst his troubles."

Composer David Michael Frank had worked with Michael on the 1989 Sammy Davis jr. TV tribute. He received a call from the Michael's assistant two months ago about collaborating again. Michael invited him to his LA home. He told him he was working on an instrumental album of classical music and asked for help with orchestration.

"He had two demos of two pieces he'd written, but they weren't complete," says Frank, who adds that he was impressed with Michael's knowledge of classical music. "For one of them, he had a whole section of it done in his head. He had not recorded it. He hummed it to me as I sat at the keyboard in his pool house and we figured out the chords—I guess this recording I made is the only copy that exists of this music."

A few weeks ago, Michael called again to see how Frank was progressing on the orchestrations.

"He mentioned more instrumental music of his he wanted to record, including one jazz piece. I hope one day his family will decide to record this music as a tribute and show the world the depth of his artistry."

Greg Phillinganes, a keyboardist who collaborated with Michael as musical director of the "Bad" tour and appeared on several of his albums, says he sounded as good as he ever did.

"He still had a good voice and never had a problem singing. There were questions about him being able to pull off the tour on the choreography side, but sources working with him told me he was dancing all the time, every day, and was very focused, excited and committed to making this tour the best it could be."

Akon last spoke to Michael three months prior to his death.

"He would always tell me to eat right and ask me if I was exercising and drinking water. He'd always stress you had to take care of yourself before you can go off and do anything else."

Frank agrees:

"He seemed totally healthy, not frail, and gave me a firm handshake when we met. He seemed in good health, had a good voice and was in good spirits.He was very skinny, but from what I knew, he was always thin. He was also taller than I pictured, but he might have been wearing some platform shoes. And he was impeccably dressed."

Much has been made of Michael's intense rehearsal schedule, but Phillinganes says that Michael lived up to his reputation as a perfectionist.

"It was the biggest comeback of his career, arguably the biggest comeback in pop music—even bigger than Elvis. So obviously he'd want to do the best he could. He never did anything half-assed, which is what originally got him to the stature he had."

Source: MJFC / Bilboard / Billie Jean


Rehearsal Video On CNN. 03-07-'09

CNN started to feature about 1:43min of a full dress rehearsal video recorded at the Staples Center last week. AEG, promoter of Michael's planned London shows, released the video of Michael rehearsing on a stage in the Staples Center arena on June 23, 2009.

Rehearsals

Michael sang 'They Don't Care About Us' as he danced along with eight male dancers and a female guitar player, including a HIStory segment.

This video should finally put to rest rumours that Michael was fragile the days before he died. His performance is simply thrilling and one can only imagine what concert goers have missed. It is such an unbelievable loss to the world that such an incredible performer has gone forever.

The video is available at CNN.

Michael, we love you and especially that smile at the very end!

Source: CNN / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Funeral Set For July 7. 02-07-'09

The Michael Jackson funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Sources tell me that AEG Live, which owns Staples and next-door neighbour Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza.

There’s no official confirmation yet, but I’m told all systems are go.

Insiders also say that AEG will put gigantic screens outside the facilities for the thousands who will not get inside. No word yet on how ticketing will be handled.

In order to do this, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, scheduled to Bower its run at Staples on July 8, had to be persuaded to postpone moving into Staples by several hours.

Source: Showbiz411 / Billie Jean


Costume Designers Talk About TII Costumes. 02-07-'09

In an interview to People magazine, Michael's longtime costume designers Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins talked about the costumes they developed together with Michael for the 'This Is It' concerts. Tompkins and Michael Bush worked on creating an “over the top” wardrobe for the tour.

“He’s still a terrific dancer,” says costume designer Dennis Tompkins.

On his final night of rehearsal, Michael...

Costumes

“was doing the moonwalk. Everything!” says Bush. “He did the whole show full out at performance level. He was like, ‘When are we going to London? Let’s go. I’m ready.’”

He was also on a creative high.

“Working with Michael for 25 years we had never seen his creativity at this level,” says Bush. “It was like where is this coming from? I get goose bumps thinking about what this visual was going to look like.”

Bush and Tompkins gave People an exclusive look at the show costumes. Here’s an inside look at what you might have seen in London:

1. A THRILLING JACKET: They re-created Michael’s iconic looks for each of the 26 songs he was to perform, but the singer asked, “How can we take it to the next level?” Bush recalls. The solution? Fiber-optic lights sewn onto his red leather “Thriller” jacket, for a surprise light show timed to the music.

2. OLD FAVES: Michael was going to back his signature crystal glove and socks, which caught the light — and assured that even fans in the back could see him dance. “He was so excited to perform,”says Bush.

3. A MILITARY SALUTE: For a rendition of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” they created a “regimented, military” look.

4. BELTS AND WHISTLES: Tompkins had to make sure items like a jeweled belt would fit Michael’s slight 27 3/4 inch waist, but says his weight was not an issue: “He was a bit smaller, but he was always thin.”

5. MAJOR DANCE MOVES: Michael’s new Billie Jean suit held 7.5 lbs. of Swarovski crystals and 60 lights, so the star made sure he could do a spin before signing off. “The dance came first; costumes were secondary,” says Bush. “And his moves were sharper than ever.”

Source: People / Billie Jean


Lionel RichieLovely Message From Lionel Richie Fan Club. 02-07-'09

In this time of great sadness it is wonderful to see that there are many people out there who actually care and share our grief.

The following message was sent to MJFC form the Lionel Richie Fan Club and we of course want to share it with Michael fans worldwide:

"A Note from The Lionel Richie Fan Club

On behalf of The Lionel Richie Fan Club,

I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Michael's Fan Club around the globe.

Many Lionel Richie Fans are also fans of Michael and we just wanted to express our love and send some online Hugz to his Fan Clubs WorldWide and let you know we are thinking of you while sharing some of your grief and tears in the loss of this musical legend.

With Love,
Kelli Miller
President of The Lionel Richie Fan Club"

Source: MJFC / Billie Jean


'Endless' Unreleased Music In MJ's Vaults. 02-07-'09

Those familiar with Michael Jackson's vaults say the entertainer has left behind a trove of unreleased music.

Executives and lawyers who know the material anticipate that unreleased tracks from studio sessions of some of Michael's best albums, as well as more recently recorded songs made with Akon and will.i.am could be released.

Tommy Mottola, former chairman and CEO of Sony Music which owns the distribution rights to Michael Jackson's music, described the unreleased material as "endless." He added that new and repackaged releases "could go on for years and year — even more than Elvis."

Source: MJFC / AP / Billie Jean


Jermaine Jackson Interview On Michael Jackson: “I Wish It Was Me!”. 02-07-'09

Jermaine JacksonJermaine Jackson was on the today show and said some intriguing things about his brother Michael passing away:

Jermaine Jackson says he would like to see Neverland Ranch as his brother Michael’s final resting place. In an interview broadcast Thursday on NBC’s “Today” show, Jermaine Jackson also said he wishes he had died instead of his younger brother, and that Michael was “a gift from Allah.” “He went too soon. I don’t know how people are going to take this, but I wish it was me,” Jermaine Jackson said.

When asked why he felt that way, Jermaine Jackson said he always felt that he was Michael’s “backbone.” “I wanted to be there for him. I was there and he was sort of like molded. Things he couldn’t say, I would say them. During the trials, during everything …” Jermaine Jackson said that when he rushed to UCLA Medical Center last Thursday, where the 50-year-old pop singer was pronounced dead, “I wanted to see Michael, and I wanted to see my brother, and see him there lifeless and breathless was very emotional for me, but I held myself together, because I know he’s very much alive.” “His spirit is, and that was just a shell, but I kissed him on his forehead and I hugged him, and I touched him and I said, `Michael, I’ll never leave you. You’ll never leave me.’” On Wednesday, Jackson family spokesman Ken Sunshine said a public memorial was in the works but it wouldn’t be held at Neverland. A person familiar with the situation told the AP that permits for a burial at the sprawling Santa Barbara, Calif., estate could not be arranged in time. The person was not authorized to speak for the family and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Jackson said Neverland was Michael’s home. “He created this. Why wouldn’t he be here? I feel his presence.”

Source: bossip.com / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Memorial Will Not Take Place At Neverland Ranch. 02-07-'09

Neverland RanchA public viewing for late pop star Michael Jackson will not happen at the singer’s former fantasy land at Neverland Ranch, the Jackson family announced in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.

“Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland.

Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly,” a rep for the family said.

Source: poprunch / Billie Jean


Friedman: Michael Jackson’s Is The Kid's Dad. 02-07-'09

Roger Friedman published the following in his column on Showbiz411.com:

Debbie Rowe Is The Kids’ Mom, Michael Jackson’s Their Dad.

Now that there’s a brief lull in the Michael Jackson soap opera, let me make this perfectly clear: Debbie Rowe is the mother of Prince and Paris, Michael’s two eldest children. She gave birth to them. It’s very well documented.

Whether Debbie used donor eggs or her own is irrelevant. Millions of mothers around the world who’ve used donor eggs will tell you that. And I’m fairly certain that since the kids look so much like Debbie, they came from her biology.

Furthermore, Dr. Arnold Klein is not the father. These reports from US Weekly and TMZ are so preposterous they would be laughable if only actual children weren’t involved.

Michael and His Children

Michael Jackson was the children’s father regardless of his biological participation. He raised them, and loved them, and was totally devoted to them. In the 2005 trial, as I reported then, a slip of the tongue by one of the attorneys indicated that he was not their biological father. I was told by good sources that Rowe was inseminated from a sperm bank. In the long run, it doesn’t matter.

As for Blanket, aka Prince Michael II, I also reported back in 2005 that he was the product of Jackson’s sperm and a hired surrogate. That’s why there is no mother’s name on the birth certificate.

TMZ and US Weekly continue to practice malicious and wreck less reporting. Let them back up their accusations with named sources, or keep it to themselves.

Source: MJFC / Billie Jean


Tribute March In Helsinki. 02-07-'09

A Michael Jackson tribute march will take place in Helsinki (Finland) this Saturday:

When: Saturday 4th July 2009 @ 2pm
Where: start at Helsinki Railroad Station, Asema-Aukio; ending at Olympiastadion Helsinki, Paavo Nurmen Tie 1

Organizers: Marko Tubli ( markotubli@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

This is a tribute to the KING OF POP. Anyone can join. Please bring along candles, banners, signs, music....anything you want!

If you can't come, then you can send a support letter about Michael to the organizers and it will be read during the meeting!

Please contact the event organizers for further details.

Source: MJFC / Billie Jean


Neverland RanchNo Public Viewing At Neverland. 02-07-'09

The Jackson family has just released the following statement:

"Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland. Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly.

Effective today, the Jackson family has retained the services of Sunshine, Sachs & Associates to handle all public relations for the family regarding Michael Jackson."

Source: Sunshine, Sachs & Associates / Billie Jean


LegolandLegoland To Honour MJ With Exhibit. 02-07-'09

Model builders at the Legoland in Carlsbad, CA (USA) announced today that they will immortalize the late Michael Jackson the theme park.

The exhibit will feature a four-inch-tall model of Jackson, complete with white glove and red leather jacket, exiting a limousine in front of the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The limousine will be surrounded by paparazzi and fans, and the marquee at the theater will read "Thriller."

The permanent exhibit can be seen at Legoland starting Thursday.

According to Legoland, Grauman's Chinese Theatre was selected for the "Miniland" Jackson tribute because the singer's star on the Walk of Fame is in front of the Hollywood landmark.

"Legoland California thought it would be fitting to include Michael Jackson in Miniland not as just a tribute, but for his historical contributions to the world of music," a park statement reads.

Source: CBS 8 / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson's Will: Mother Or Diana Ross Should Care For His Children. 01-07-'09

Michael Jackson said in a 2002 will filed Wednesday that he wanted his mother, Katherine, to care for his three children in the event of his death — and that he wanted Diana Ross to raise them if his mother could not.

Michael Jackson & Diana Ross


The will, filed in a Los Angeles court, leaves his estate to the Michael Jackson Family Trust, the details of which were not made public. But TVGuide.com has learned it includes Jackson's children, members of his family, and charities. It does not include his father, Joseph Jackson, with whom Jackson had a strained and tumultuous relationship.

The will excludes Deborah Rowe, who bore Jackson's two older children. Her attorney, Marta Almli, said Rowe had no comment.

Source: TVGuide / Billie Jean


Tribute Michael Jackson Book CoverTribute Comic Book. 01-07-'09

Press Release: ‘TRIBUTE: MICHAEL JACKSON, KING OF POP COMIC BOOK OFFERS LASTING REMEMBRANCE FOR FANS FROM BLUEWATER

To millions he was the King of Pop; one of the world’s most cherished entertainers and a celebrated international icon. With his untimely passing, Michael Jackson left an extraordinary and tragic legacy. Bluewater Productions is paying tribute in October to his memory and legacy with a special collectors edition biography comic.

The newest addition to the publisher's critically acclaimed biography library will trace Jackson's rise as a musical prodigy with the “Jackson 5” through last Thursdays sad end. The book will feature highlights from his storied career and cover his enigmatic private life.

“Michael Jackson's music served as the soundtrack to countless lives…including mine,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis, “His influence on our culture has been profound.”

“TRIBUTE: Michael Jackson, King of Pop,” features a wraparound cover and foreword by "The Michael Jackson Fan Club’s" artist Giuseppe Mazzola. The issue is being written by Wey-Yuih Loh, (Political Power: Colin Powell” and “Political Power: Joe Biden) and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano (Vincent Price Presents). Noted cover artist Vinnie Tartamella will also provide an alternate wraparound cover.

“This is a celebration of his life and what he meant to a legion of fans,” Davis said. “Although the book won’t shy away from some of his personal troubles, we try to tell a balanced story that shows Jackson as a musical genius, an unparalleled superstar and as a complex person.”

Davis noted that he initially waffled at producing a tribute comic, but after receiving dozens of emails and phone calls he knew it was the proper way to show respect and give fans a lasting remembrance.

In recent months, Bluewater has become one of the leading producers of biography comics. Launched earlier this year, Bluewater’s “Female Force” has featured influential women such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Princess Diana, Sarah Palin and Oprah Winfrey. A follow-up series, "Political Power" launching in July is set to turn the spotlight on politicians like Colin Powell, Barack Obama, and Al Gore.

Bluewater’s biography titles have drawn considerable media attention, including features on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” It has also been featured in such periodicals as People Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets.

To find a comic book store near you, go to the comic shop locator, www.comicshoplocator.com. “Female Force” books are also available on Amazon.com, where they have been ranked among the site’s top 300 books.

High-resolution images and interview opportunities are available upon request.

Source: MJFC / Bluewater / Billie Jean


PropofolDangerous Drug Found In Jackson Home. 01-07-'09

Sources tell TMZ an extremely dangerous and potent drug used for surgical anesthesia was found at Michael Jackson's house after he died ... and this may well be the drug that killed him.

We're told the drug Propofol was discovered at the residence. The drug is used to put people under anesthesia before surgery. It is an extremely powerful drug that is only available to medical personnel. As one source said, "There is no conceivable way this drug can be properly prescribed for home use."

The drug can only be administered with an IV. Interestingly, Propofol burns and the drug Lidocaine is used to reduce the pain associated with the Propofol injection. As we first reported, Lidocaine was found near Jackson's body.

One of the major side-effects of Propofol is cardiac arrest if it's taken in combination with narcotic painkillers, however, Propofol is so powerful it can stop someone's heart on its own.

A registered nurse has come out and said Jackson begged her for the drug Diprivan -- the brand name for Propofol. She says he needed it for insomnia but she declined to supply it.

Sources say the drug is so inappropriate and reckless for home use, if a doctor facilitated it for Jackson and it caused his death, he or she could be prosecuted for manslaughter.

Source: TMZ / Billie Jean


Sun Newspaper Interviews Dieter Weisner. 01-07-'09

MICHAEL Jackson got so spaced out on drugs that he could not lift a fork to his mouth at dinner, his former manager has revealed. Dieter Wiesner, who managed the late Thriller star from 1996-2003, claims his drug use spun out of control as child sex abuse allegations piled up.

And he plunged deeper into addiction in the wake of Martin Bashir's 2003 TV documentary, when he was quizzed about sleeping with kids.

Wiesner claims he saw Jackson "die" on the night the Bashir show was aired. He said: "It broke him. It killed him. He took a long time to die, but it started that night.

Michael and Dieter Weisner

"Previously the drugs were a crutch, but after that they became a necessity. They got him through his days and insomnia-riddled nights. And the people who gave them knew what they were doing. They should never have been around him."

Wiesner added: "Those drugs and the 'Jesus Juice' - Michael's name for wine - began to claim him. I'll never forget the day at Neverland when he walked into the kitchen to eat.

"He was off his face, he couldn't even bring the fork up to his mouth.

"It was like watching a clumsy robot. There he was, one of the most talented guys on the planet, unable to even eat because he was so doped up."

Wiesner joined jackson on his History tour from 1996-97. He said: "There were drugs then. He said they were for stress.

"I noticed those man-child qualities - the boy who wants to be loved on one side, the business and musical genius on the other. And the drugs moved in to destroy both."

Wiesner - seen in the background as jackson dangled son Prince Michael II from a Bower hotel window in 2002 - also told of the singer's loneliness.

He said: "One day he sat down and just started to cry. He had $500million in the bank and sold the biggest album of all time - I told him he had everything to live for. There was an inner melancholy to him.

"Once I asked about the pills. He said, 'I get the best ideas when I'm in this situation'. He really thought the drugs made him creative when all they were doing was killing him.

"When paranoid on drugs, he was scared social services would take his children away."

Wiesner claimed jackson was NOT on drugs during the baby-dangling incident, saying: "He was just really excited and wanted to show off his son."

He last spoke to the star weeks ago - and says he was fearful of his O2 gigs, adding: "He knew he'd never be as good as in his heyday."

Source: TheSun / Billie Jean


Joe JacksonJoe Jackson Has No Respect For Michael Jackson. 01-07-'09

Michael Jackson's father, who had an uneasy relationship with the superstar, has angered fans by making a commercial plug at his first appearance since his son's death.

Joe Jackson, the 79-year-old patriarch of the musical clan, made a surprise showing on the red carpet at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards, which had transformed into a remembrance for the pioneering King of Pop.

During a live interview on CNN television, Jackson introduced an unidentified man who appeared to be a business partner, saying he wanted to make "a real good statement".

"Marshall and I have -- we own a record company. Talking about Blu-ray technology. That's the next step," Jackson said.

The blogosphere was instantly buzzing with outrage.

Warren Ballentine, an African-American motivational speaker and radio show host, said that he was flooded with angry messages over Jackson's comments.

"Joe Jackson and his lack of sensitivity and respect disgusts me," said one posting on Jezebel, a blog geared toward women.

Another person wrote on Jezebel that Joe Jackson's behaviour was "almost too ghastly to consider: a man seems pursued pretty much to the grave by the demons his father planted in him, and even in death the (expletive) ghoul is still hustling his son's corpse."

Source: AFK / Billie Jean

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