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Taj JacksonTaj Jackson Claims Star Was Secretly Investigated By FBI. 28-02-'19

As HBO preps for the premiere of its controversial documentary 'Leaving Neverland', little-known facts about its subject, Michael Jackson, have slowly been revealed.

One of Jackson’s nephews, Taj Jackson, recently shared on The Breakfast Club that the “King of Pop” was secretly investigated by the FBI for 10 years. For the Jackson family, this proves the superstar was innocent because an investigation that lengthy would have revealed evidence if there were anything to find.

“He had a secret 10-year investigation going on him that no one knew about, 300 pages of documents and not one shred of evidence. They would have locked him up,” Taj said.

When asked why the FBI was investigating Michael, he responded, “Because of the allegations.”

Taj also alleged that his uncle owned half of Sony Music’s catalog, revealing that the singer would often say, “They’re trying to kill me for my catalog.”

Source: Ebony / Billie Jean


Michael JacksonMichael Jackson Once Wanted To Do A Harry Potter Musical. 28-02-'19

In a 2015 interview, J.K. Rowling talked about the Harry Potter’s franchise and how much she at first rejected when the movie went to stardom!

Rowling admitted she once received a proposal from the King of Pop to adapt the movie into a musical.

At the time, Rowling refused the proposal and we can only imagine how amazing that would have been.

“Michael Jackson wanted to do the musical. I said no to a lot of things. I have a say. For me I love the films, I love the books, and there are elements that are really fun around it.” J.K. Rowling

Few years later and after Michael’s passing, the musical Harry Potter debuted in London in 2016.

Michael Jackson was a real fan of the Harry Potter movies and even gave tickets to the cast for “This Is It” concerts in London in 2009.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Katherine Jackson 'May Never Walk Again' As Health Declines Amid Paedo Claims. 28-02-'19

Katherine JacksonMichael Jackson's mother Katherine is said to have been left crushed by the allegations in 'Leaving Neverland'.

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has reportedly been hit so hard by allegations of paedophilia made against him that she may never walk again.

The 88-year-old is said to be devastated at claims made in 'Leaving Neverland', and is now in a wheelchair full time.

According to the DailyMail.com, the 'Thriller' singer's mum's health took a decline following the "destructive allegations" made against her son, and her family members are concerned about her wellbeing.

An insider said: "I have spoken to family members who have told me that Mrs Jackson is in a wheelchair.

"The Wade Robson and James Safechuck allegations and documentary has affected her enormously, and she is terrifically upset by it. It is affecting her health and condition."

The documentary will tell the stories of Jackson's former companions, who have since accused him of vile sexual abuse.

Not only is Katherine wheelchair bound, amid reports she feels "betrayed by her son," but she is also said to be "emotionally crippled," after hearing the allegations.

"It is so terrifically sad. While her mind is still strong, the emotions have taken a toll on her body - everyone can see that," the source added.

Katherine's heartache comes after The Daily Mirror recently reported that the star's family was in a fight to save his reputation ahead of the film's release on Channel 4 and HBO.

They fired what they thought would be a fatal strike - a $100million lawsuit against US channel HBO, accusing Wade and James of having “financial motivations”.

But HBO is not about to surrender. Slamming the “desperate lengths taken to undermine the film”, it vowed: “HBO will move forward with the airing of 'Leaving Neverland', on March 3 and 4. This will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves.”

Channel 4 is also standing its ground. They will still show it on March 6 and 7, telling the Mirror: “Our plans remain unchanged. Viewers are entitled to hear from these two men who Michael Jackson first met when they were children.”

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Back On The Market For $31 Million. 26-02-19

Neverland RanchWhile Michael Jackson’s estate filed a breach of contract lawsuit against HBO for its upcoming documentary on the star last week, his iconic Neverland Ranch is coming back on the market.

The ranch is being listed for $31 million, a marked drop from its original asking price of $100 million in 2015.

Jackson purchased the property, which is located about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1987 for $19.5 million. He lived in the nearly 12,000-square-foot main house on the 2,700-acre property for more than 15 years.

Following Jackson’s death, his estate made several attempts to sell the property. After the first listing in 2015, the property switched listing agents and dropped the price to $67 million in 2017, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The real estate agents explained to the WSJ that the property failed to find a buyer due to the high initial asking price and environmental conditions affecting the area at the time, including droughts and later mudslides and wildfires.

The ranch has seen several upgrades, but no major changes, other than the removal of amusement park rides that once appeared on the property. It reportedly still has the fire department building, a 1950's fire truck, swimming pool, basketball court, and several guesthouses.

There’s one other significant change: the property is now known as Sycamore Valley Ranch.

Source: Fortune / Billie Jean


BBC Announces Rival Michael Jackson Film To Channel 4's 'Leaving Neverland'. 26-02-'19

The BBC will air its own investigative documentary about the late Michael Jackson to rival Channel 4's controversial 'Leaving Neverland'.

But unlike the two-part Channel 4 and HBO film set to premiere in March, the BBC's 'Michael Jackson: The Rise And Fall' will serve as an overview of his entire life and career, rather than strictly the abuse allegations levelled against him.

BBC Two has commissioned filmmaker Jacques Peretti to make 'The Rise And Fall', which will be his fourth film about the King of Pop. In this one, he will interview those who knew and worked closely with Jackson.

'The Rise And Fall' traces Jackson's troubled childhood in Gary, Indiana to his lavish lifestyle in the Studio 54-era of New York City in the late 70's, all the way to his retreat into his Neverland estate and final days preparing for his doomed 'This Is It' concerts.

"We knew it would not shy away from the controversies that surround MJ and would be a thorough look at the many facets of his life that would help us try to understand what made him who he was."

'The Rise And Fall' will air later this year – but first HBO and Channel 4 will share the stories of two men who allege that they were abused by Jackson in the two-part 'Leaving Neverland'.

Jackson's estate recently hit HBO with a $100 million lawsuit to try to stop its premiere this weekend, but both the US premium network and Channel 4 in the UK have vowed to press on with its transmission.

Source: Digital Spy / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson's Family Reacts To Explosive Claims In 'Leaving Neverland'. 26-02-'19

Michael Jackson's family is defending the iconic artist's legacy ahead of an explosive new documentary set to air Sunday on HBO. In 'Leaving Neverland', Wade Robson and James Safechuck accuse Jackson of molesting them when they were young boys. The Jackson family has denounced Robson and Safechuck as "opportunists" and "admitted liars."

"You say that it's lies, and you don't intend to see it," "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King said in an interview with the Jackson's brothers, Tito, Marlon, and Jackie Jackson, as well as Jackson's nephew, Taj. "How can you complain or challenge something that you have not seen?"

"No. I know my brother. He's my little brother. I know my brother. He's not like that," Jackie Jackson responded, in the family's first TV interview reacting to the documentary's claims. The extended interview will air Wednesday, Feb. 27 on "CBS This Morning."

The accusers said Jackson warned them they had to keep the abuse a secret and allegedly pressured them to defend him in his sex abuse cases. In court and in TV interviews, Robson denied being molested by Jackson. But in 2013, after suffering nervous breakdowns, Robson decided to tell what he claims is the real story in a lawsuit against the Jackson estate. Safechuck followed him a year later, though, according to reports, he had also previously denied the allegations. Both cases were thrown out because of the statute of limitations. The men are now appealing.

The family said Robson and Safechuck are coming forward now because of money.

CBS This MorningJackson family to reacts to documentary 'Leaving Neverland'.

"It's all about money," Marlon said.

"It's always been about money. I hate to say it when it's my uncle, it's almost like they see a blank check," Taj said, adding, "These people ... felt that they're owed something. You know, instead of working for something, they blame everything on my uncle."

Marlon said he wants viewers to know "this documentary is not telling the truth."

"There has not been not one piece of evidence that corroborates their story. And they're not interested in doing that," Marlon added.

"Some would say though, guys, it's hard for you sit here and say the documentary isn't telling the truth when you haven't seen the documentary. Shouldn't you at least seen the documentary?" King asked again.

"I trust my attorney," Marlon responded.

"I don't care to see it," Jackie said. "No, because I know my brother. I don't have to see that documentary. I know Michael. I'm the oldest brother. I know my brother. I know what he stood for. What he was all about. Bringing the world together. Making kids happy. That's the kind of person he was."

"He was never, in your opinion, abusive to children?" King asked.

"No. Never," they responded in unison, shaking their heads.

"Never inappropriate with children? In a sexual way?"

"Never inappropriate," Marlon said.

"The people that really know him, they know the truth, too," Jackie said.

Watch the extended interview with the Jackson family on Wednesday, Feb. 27, on "CBS This Morning." On Thursday, Feb. 28, King also sits down with Robson and Safechuck who share their stories.

Source: CBS News / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson's Cousin, Keith Jackson Says Michael 'Feared For His Life' Over Sex Abuse Allegations.
23-02-'19

Keith JacksonMichael Jackson's cousin has revealed the singer feared for his life over sex abuse allegations, as the family file an £80m lawsuit against a lurid HBO documentary.

Keith Jackson, 55, said his cousin revealed to him how he was terrified that people were out to kill him as the singer faced a police probe in 2003.

Keith slammed the claims against the King of Pop, saying that he was concerned for Michael's mother Katherine, 87, and his children, Prince, 22, Paris, 20, and Prince 'Blanket' Michael III, 17.

The estate of Michael Jackson is hoping to prevent HBO from airing the upcoming documentary 'Leaving Neverland' by hitting the company with an £80 million lawsuit.

Keith told the Mirror: 'Michael loved kids, he loved his own kids and he loved kids in general like he did his own. It's a shame that he's gone and the family has to defend him now.

'Michael gave away millions of dollars to try to help people, save kids' lives and help cancer patients.'

Keith claimed that Michael had already been proved innocent by his earlier legal battles and that bringing the allegations after his death was shameful.

The Michael Jackson estate's court filing, which was obtained by DailyMail.com, accuses HBO of breaching a contract that was signed by Michael back in 1992 when his Dangerous World Tour aired on the premium cable channel.

The film does this by suggesting that Jackson molested children while he was on the Dangerous World Tour.

'It is hard to imagine a more direct violation of the non-disparagement clause,' declares the suit.

Source: Daily Mail / Billie Jean


HBO Will Air Michael Jackson Documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ Despite Lawsuit. 22-02-'19

Leaving NeverlandHBO is standing by its decision to air a four-hour “documentary” detailing the stories of two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molestation in the face of a suit filed by the Estate of Michael Jackson that claims airing the film would be a breach of contract.

“Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged,” the network said in a statement to CNN.

“HBO will move forward with the airing of ‘Leaving Neverland,’ the two-part documentary, on March 3rd and 4th. This will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves.”

This is the response from HBO to the Michael Jackson Estate’s lawsuit and they’ve gone again to the media with their answers and not directly to the Estate!

Fans around the world have been taking social medias by storm to fight this ridiculous so called “Documentary” about two alleged liars! It seems the fight is not over yet! It’s time to fight back!

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Let's Shut Up & Dance'Let’s Shut Up & Dance’ Tribute to Michael Jackson. 22-02-'19

As announced last August, The tribute project to Michael Jackson is now out!

Global Pop Superstars Jason Derulo, Lay Zhang (EXO) and NCT 127 Collaborate to tell the World ‘Let’s Shut Up & Dance’ with new single, video.

7SIX9 Entertainment releases first single and music video inspired by and Dedicated to the Art and Genius of Michael Jackson.

7SIX9 Entertainment today announced the release date for the single and video 'Let’s Shut Up & Dance' by global pop music superstar Jason Derulo, Lay Zhang (EXO) and NCT 127. On February 22, the video will have its broadcast premiere on MTV and will be available on YouTube. Written by Derulo, Ant Clemons, and written and produced by Bongo ByTheWay, Ali Prawl, Ray Key and Robot Scott, this is the first single from a four song EP and box set entitled 'The Greatest Dancer', inspired by and dedicated to the art and genius of Michael Jackson. The box set is scheduled for June 25, the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s untimely death.

The song and accompanying video may serve as an homage to Jackson, but don’t be mistaken, it does not imitate. 'Let’s Shut Up & Dance' acknowledges and draws inspiration from many of the greats, and Derulo and his team morphed it with his own unique sound and style to create something fresh and new.

 

The video for 'Let’s Shut Up And Dance' was produced by FREENJOY, directed by Daniel Russell, choreographed by Danielle Polanco with assistant choreographers Jeremy Strong, Andrew Carter, with featured dancing by Derulo, Lay and NCT 127. It encompasses sweeping locations from dark alleys to lush international locales, evokes the mood of 'Black Or White', 'Bad' and even 'Smooth Criminal' and yet, those that have never seen those iconic Jackson works will still see innovative, infectious choreography to a song that has the same rhythmic sensibility and artistry that Jackson demanded.

Created as a short film, Derulo said, “I want people to get up and dance when they see this video. A lot of the dance and movement is intricate and showcases the talent that was pulled together for this – from Lay and NCT 127 to the amazing dancers.” The intricacies come from the dancers who were choreographed by veteran Danielle Polanco and span across the globe. “They all brought this crazy energy to each shoot – energy that I get inspired by; they’re the most incredible talents on the planet,” Derulo said.

The producers’ goals were to keep everything as authentic as possible: From the award-winning crew, to hiring the best underground street dancers and professionals, shooting in locations from South Korea, Ethiopia, Jamaica, London and Los Angeles, the video is meant to capture the marriage of music and dance on an epic, gritty and authentic cinematic scale.

Together, Derulo, Lay and NCT 127 have collaboratively put their own stamp on pop music and the enormity of visuals to celebrate the mastery of Jackson’s global, musical influence.

More information is available at 7SIX9.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Mod In 'Street Fighter 5'. 21-02-'19

The King of Pop continues to live on in hearts, memories, music and now 'Street Fighter 5' as the modding community has given G a Michael Jackson makeover.

Sarcastigasm is the genius behind this creation, and has uploaded a handful of screen shots of MJ as well as a download link for PC users that would like to use him.

The design is pretty slick, though 'Street Fighter 5's tendency to overly enlarge hands and feet do kind of seem to clash with Jackson's thin frame. I'll also admit that Jackson's in-game face is easily recognizable, but the nose could use a bit in the way of surgical alteration.

Street Fighter 5Someone made a Michael Jackson mod in Street Fighter 5.

This isn't the first time MJ has appeared in a fighting game, in fact modders have been placing him in the fight even back in the Street Fighter 4' days. He actually worked with Midway Games to get himself in 'Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2' as a playable character.

The call to use G as the base for Jackson is surely inspired by the presidential fighter's alternate "Q" costume. G dons a fedora in this look, and already features rhythmic, dance-like movements during his walk animation and after the conclusion of certain attacks.

Source: Event Hubs / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Estate Hits HBO With $100M ‘Leaving Neverland’ Lawsuit. 21-02-'19

The Estate Of Michael Jackson
The Estate Of Michael Jackson

The burgeoning battle between the estate of Michael Jackson and HBO over the controversial 'Leaving Neverland' sex abuse documentary is moving into a full-scale legal war that could cost the premium caber up to $100 million.

“The Jackson Estate will seek all damages proximately caused by HBO’s reprehensible disparagement of Michael Jackson, which could exceed $100 million should HBO succeed in the damage it is intending to cause to the legacy of Michael Jackson,” said an injunction and arbitration seeking breach of contract complaint filed today by lawyers from Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LL and Freedman + Tailtelman LLP in L.A. Superior Court.

“Petitioners further pray that the arbitrator award punitive damages in the maximum amount permissible if and when Petitioners show their entitlement to such damages,” the 53-page filing adds.

Having premiered under a heavy police presence at the Sundance Film Festival last month, the Dan Reed directed 'Leaving Neverland' is set to debut on HBO on March 3 and 4.

“HBO breached its agreement not to disparage Michael Jackson by producing and selling to the public a one-sided marathon of unvetted propaganda to shamelessly exploit an innocent man no longer here to defend himself,” Jackson estate attorney Howard Weitzman told Deadline Thursday.“

“HBO could have and should have ensured that 'Leaving Neverland' was properly sourced, fact checked and a fair and balanced representation,” he added in language similar to a letter sent to HBO CEO Richard Plepler over a week ago. “Instead they chose to fund and produce a film where they knew the two subjects had for many years testified under oath and told family, friends and law enforcement that Mr. Jackson did nothing inappropriate to either of them.”

HBO did not respond to request for comment on today’s legal move.

However, HBO execs asserted earlier this month that they stood by the film and nothing was going to stop it from airing in early March. “The one thing I would say about this documentary is I would ask everybody to watch it and make their judgments after seeing it,” the premium cabler’s programming chief Casey Bloys asserted on February 21.

“Nearly four years after Michael died they suddenly changed their recollections, sued the Estate of Michael Jackson for hundreds of millions of dollars and had all of their lawsuits dismissed,” Weitzman continued in his statement attacking Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim in the film that they were sexually abused by the ‘Thriller’ superstar when they were children. “Yet they are still seeking money, having appealed. HBO and the director were well aware of their financial motives and that ample opposing facts are available from numerous sources, but made the unconscionable decision to bury any evidence casting doubt on their chosen narrative. Had they made an objective film it would have allowed viewers to make up their own minds about these allegations, instead of having a television network dictate to them that they must accept these false claims about Michael Jackson.”

Since it was announced in early January that 'Leaving Neverland' would open at Sundance, Jackson fans around the world have taken to social media and elsewhere to condemn the documentary.

Source: Deadlne / Billie Jean


Blanket JacksonHappy Birthday, Bigi (Blanket)! 21-02-'13

Bigi (Blanket), today it's Michael Jackson's youngest son his Birthday and he may blow out 17 candles.

Prince Michael Jackson II, also known as "Blanket", is the third child of famous pop-singer Michael Jackson. Born February 21, 2002, his mother is unknown to the public.

Blanket, who prefers to be known as Bigi, is looked after by his grandma Katherine, 88, and co-guardian TJ Jackson, who is Michael’s 40-year-old nephew.

Stepping into his teenage years, wishing for you a future full of love, happiness and success and may the love and memories of your father light your way".

With Love,
Michael Jackson Fan Site Billie Jean

Source: Billie Jean


Wade RobsonWade Robson Needed Money. 19-02-'19

In the final credits of the documentary 'Leaving Neverland', we can see Wade Robson burning a glitter glove and a 'Thriller' jacket.

Dan Reed, the director of the film, gave an interview to the Vice.com site asking him a question about it: "Was it the real glitter glove and the 'Thriller' jacket that Robson was to burn in the final credits of the film?

To which he replied, "I was not there when Wade burned those things, but the photographic evidence suggests that it was the real stuff, yes."

When we know that Wade Robson sold a business that Michael Jackson had offered him in 2011 via the famous auction house Julien's Auctions, we are entitled to ask questions about the fact that could have kept a glitter glove and a 'Thriller' jacket!

As a reminder, in 2011 Wade Robson had not yet accused Michael Jackson and according to him he had not realized the harm that had been done. So in 2011, Wade Robson, in search of money, sells Michael Jackson's business. And so a few years later, and after having accused him, he would have kept the affairs of someone who committed the most abject crime, and would not need any more money to burn up these things. while filming this act?

In addition, Julien's Auctions, the famous auction house, has social media dialogues with the former Wade Robson auction featuring a $ 49,920 'Smooth Criminal' video hat, forearm gloves from the 'Bad' clip sold for $ 31250 and Michael Jackson's forearm gloves during the Bad Tour sold for $ 41,600.

Julien's Auctions said this: "Wade sent us his collection directly. He was the person we paid when we sold his collection. He needed money ... Wade asked to remain anonymous and said that he did not want anyone to know that he was the one selling in 2011. But we did not agree with that and he listed as the Wade Robson collection. He wrote several articles and wanted us to sell all his valuable items.

Source: Vice / Billie Jean


MoneyStreaming “MONEY” From 2-8 March 2019. 18-02-'19

In our fight against the so called “documentary” lamely named 'Leaving Neverland', streaming one of Michael’s song might also get the attention of the media and the general public or diverge the attention from this horrible documentary! Many fans online have been talking to stream 'Money' from the album 'HIStory'.

The best day to do this is maybe the day the documentary is aired on HBO and Channel 4. But we can start now and listen to the most relevant song for this event! The more you listen/stream it, the more chances the song will appear in the charts! and the more chances some media will pick up on it and check the lyrics and meaning of the song and how relevant this is!

As Charts are recording Friday to Friday, the best week to stream the song is between 02 and 08 March 2019!

Who’s best to defend Michael? Michael himself! With his music!

Where to Stream “Money”?
This has to be as official as possible.
You can stream “Money” here:
– Spotify
– Pandora
– Google Play Music
– SoundCloud
Those are the main streams to make it count!

Please note that you will have to play it 150 times to count for 1 sale! So keep playing!

Or you can purchase the song on itunes directly! Every purchase will count for 1 sale!

Facebook Event Page, click here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Lisa Marie Presley Reveals All About Wild Sex With 'Screeching' Michael Jackson. 18-02-'19

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie-Presley has revealed the reality of sex with Michael Jackson and told how he 'sang and screeched' his way to orgasm.

Elvis' daughter, who was married to the singer between 1994 and 1996, told a friend it was the best sex she'd ever had.

The revelations are included in book, 'Dark Lady' by Anthony Gregoreli, where it's claimed Lisa Marie insisted on wild sex with the King of Pop before they married - because she wanted to make sure he could fulfil his spousal duties.

Lisa Marie, now 51, said she and Michael were spending a weekend at Donald Trump's Florida mansion when she first pulled him into bed.

She told a pal they romped 'all night' and that the Thriller singer preferred having sex from a standing position.

"It was absolutely wild. He was slow getting started, then he just wanted more and more," she said.

Lisa Marie added that Michael liked to sing and shriek as they got intimate , which often left her in fits of giggles.

The pair first met in 1975 when a seven-year-old Lisa Marie attended Michael's concert in Las Vegas.

But a friend of the pair revealed their 'adult friendship' began in 1992.

While Lisa Marie was still married to musician Danny Keough, she was invited to move into the Neverland Valley Ranch.

Twenty days after divorcing Danny, Lisa Marie and Michael tied the knot in a top-secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic.

The daughter of Elvis and Priscilla supported Michael through the child abuse claims that emerged in 1993.

"I believed he didn't do anything wrong, and that he was wrongly accused and, yes, I started falling for him. I wanted to save him. I felt that I could do it," she said in 'The Magic And The Madness' by J. Randy Taraborrello.

After the allegations, Lisa-Marie had encouraged Michael to settle out of court and check into rehab when the stress left him self-medicating.

In January 1996 Lisa-Marie filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. During an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2010, the singer revealed she and Michael spent four years after their split trying to reconcile.

Michael was Lisa-Marie's second husband. After their divorce in 1996 she went on to marry Nicholas Cage, (2002-2004) and then Michael Lockwood (2006-2016).

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean


Wax Figure Grévin Museum ParisNew Michael Jackson At Grévin Museum Paris. 18-02-'19

The famous French wax museum Grévin has gone for a refurbishment and while they were at it, they got a new Michael Jackson wax work!

The fans already know the museum and the wax work there which was inaugurated by the man himself on April 19, 1997. Marcel Marceau event came for the event! The wax work was made by Sculptor Denis Lonchampt and decorator Laurent Teboul which both men met with Michael Jackson in June 1996.

This wax work has now gone and replaced by a new one sculpted by artist Jean Baptiste Seckler which the fans know well.

The museum re-opened its doors on February 9 and a main campaign went out with Michael on the front!

For more information and tickets click here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Gyles Brandreth Recalls His Awkward Encounter With Michael Jackson. 17-02-'19

Gyles BrandrethSunday Brunch was full of celebrity name-dropping from the get-go today (February 17), kicking off with host Simon Rimmer remembering meeting Prince Charles and quickly being followed by actor Luke Treadaway recalling the time he met Prince the singer.

But it was presenter Gyles Brandreth who delivered the best story, as he told today's guests and hosts all about the time he awkwardly attempted to show off his moonwalk while in a lift with Michael Jackson himself.

"I was once caught in a lift with Michael Jackson," Gyles began, which is a solid start to any story.

"He was wearing gloves, the mask, and everything. I was with Uri Geller, who knew him, and we were going up in this lift and I thought, 'I'm not going to get much opportunity to meet Michael Jackson again'."

The 70-year-old then went on to explain how he "chatted away" to the star but received no reply, so he decided to take things to the next level.

"So I then thought I'd demonstrate my moonwalk," he continued. "It was quite restricted in the lift, sort of bumping into Uri at the same time, and then Michael Jackson got out at the end and didn't say a word.

"I said to the minder, 'That's a bit rude of Michael Jackson'," Gyles remembered. "He said, 'It's a Monday, Mr Jackson never speaks on a Monday'.

"Michael Jackson apparently never spoke on a Monday – conserved his energy."

Source: Digital Spy / Billie Jean


MJ One‘Michael Jackson ONE’ Salutes The King Of Pop. 15-02-'19

Michael Jackson went from being the King of Pop to becoming one of the most posthumously revered entertainers in history, rivaled only by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. Jackson is a perfect fit for Cirque du Soleil production 'Michael Jackson ONE', because the gloved one was practically a one-man Cirque show himself. His history and beliefs lent themselves well to a thriller of an extravaganza with no shortage of what Jackson did best: dancing.

One of the reasons 'Michael Jackson One' succeeds is the decision to have four protagonists whose lives will be touched by Jackson’s spirit. Each character—Clumsy, Smarty Pants, Shy and Sneaky—receives a gift from Jackson that leads to them to acquiring new abilities. They find they have double slackline skills, or new martial arts or dancing prowess, or encounter a spangled glove that seems to have a life of its own. The tale unfurls against a high-tech backdrop of futuristic expressionist design and culminates in a battle of light versus darkness. Don’t try to fight the moistness in your eyes that will occur during the show’s most poignant moments.

Mandalay Bay, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Thurs.-Mon., starting at $69 plus tax and fee. 877.632.7580

Source: Las Vegas Magazine / Billie Jean


The Backstage Pass Collection Book Cover'The Backstage Pass Collection' Book Is Released. 14-02-'19

The Chronica Editions are very happy to announce the launch of the English version of its successful book collection: « Jackson Collector Books Series ». This series of books will take fans to the heart of Jackson collectors. Whether it’s listing all the collectors of a certain period, or specific themes, this qualitative series will help the fans complete and improve their collection. This book series contains descriptions, information and photos of each collector.

The Jackson Collector Books Series collection is now available in English after its successful release in French in 2018. Each book is released in small size, and deluxe quality. Each new book will be released in a limited amount. Only 777 copies will be released for each new book.

The English book series comes with have a white cover, while the series in French comes in black.

The first book of the collection “Jackson Collector Books Series” in English is called 'The Backstage Pass Collection' dedicated to backstage passes of every tours. This book contains 116 pages and includes passes of Michael Jackson, The Jacksons, Janet, Jermaine and 3T. A never before seen! More than 300 backstage passes of all shapes and colors are listed. An ultimate reference for every fan and collector.

This book is published by “Editions Chronica” with the support of its friendly partners Jackson Source and The MJ Cast.

Publisher: Editions Chronica
Author: Christophe Charlot
Pages: 116
ISBN: ?
Printed: ?
Guide price: 24,66 €

Order the book here at Peecho.

Source: Chronica / Billie Jean

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