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Nothin' (That Compares 2 U) [Single]

'Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)' is the first single released from The Jacksons album '2300 Jackson Street', released on May 2nd, 1989 in the USA on the Epic label. The song was co-written by L. A. Reid and Babyface. 'Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)' is considered one of The Jacksons last successful singles before the group's breakup.

Michael wasn't involved with recording this song.

My single is printed in Holland with the series number: EPC 654808 7.

Track list:

1. Nothin' (That Compares 2 U) (Edited Version) - 3:26

1. Alright With Me - 5:51

Record label: Epic
Released: 02-05-1989
Series number: EPC 654808 7
Printed: Holland
Guide price: 15 €

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Michael Jackson Documentary 'Leaving Neverland' Receives 5 Emmy Nominations. 16-07-'19

Leaving NeverlandThe explosive and controversial Michael Jackson documentary 'Leaving Neverland' is among this year’s list of Emmy nominees.

The HBO documentary nabbed five nominations, including outstanding directing for a documentary/nonfiction program; outstanding documentary or nonfiction special; outstanding picture editing for a nonfiction program; outstanding sound editing for a nonfiction program; and outstanding sound mixing for a nonfiction program.

In the film, two men — Wade Robson and James Safechuck — allege that the late music icon sexually abused them when they were children. The Jackson estate has sued HBO and slammed the documentary, calling it “another rehash of dated and discredited allegations.”

'Leaving Neverland' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. In the documentary, both Robson, 36, and Safechuck, 40, detail their alleged inappropriate experiences with Jackson.

The Jackson estate came out swinging before 'Leaving Neverland' even premiered at Sundance.

“This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson,” the Jackson estate said in a statement in January.

In late February, two co-executors of Jackson’s estate and Optimum Productions sued HBO and its parent company, Time Warner, for $100 million, claiming that airing the two-part film would violate a non-disparagement clause, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. “Michael Jackson is innocent. Period,” the lawsuit says in part.

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, HBO responded: “Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged. HBO will move forward with the airing of 'Leaving Neverland'. … This will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves.”

Source: Yahoo / Billie Jean

The Estate Of Michael Jackson
The Estate Of Michael Jackson

HBO 'Neverland' Arbitration Row Paused In Anti-SLAPP Effort. 16-07-'19

A California federal judge on Monday (July 15) held back on deciding whether the Estate of Michael Jackson’s breach of contract suit over HBO’s 'Leaving Neverland' documentary should go to arbitration right away, instead allowing HBO to address First Amendment issues underlying the allegations it disparaged Jackson’s character.

At a hearing in downtown Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu entertained a short oral argument over the estate’s motion to compel arbitration regarding a 1992 agreement between HBO and the estate before deciding he would not rule on the matter without first giving the network a chance to file an anti-SLAPP motion, which is used to guard against lawsuits that are intended to impede free speech.

HBO’s attorney, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, told Judge Wu there was “no question” that 'Leaving Neverland' is a documentary of public concern.

“It’s clear it’s fully protected speech,” Boutrous said.

But the estate’s attorney, Jonathan P. Steinsapir of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP, argued that federal court rules dictate a deadline for filing anti-SLAPP motions and that it doesn’t apply in relation to motions to compel arbitration.

“Giving them a way out at this point is just not fair,” Steinsapir said.

But Judge Wu said there are SLAPP concerns in the allegations and that he would give HBO a chance to file an anti-SLAPP motion.

In the $100 million suit against HBO, filed in February, the late singer’s estate claims HBO broke an agreement permitting it to use footage from Jackson’s Dangerous World Tour in exchange for monetary and non monetary considerations, including a promise from HBO not to “disparage” the singer.

The estate alleges the documentary has harmed Jackson’s legacy.

In May, Judge Wu denied the Jackson estate’s bid to compel arbitration or remand the case to state court, finding that the language of the 1992 agreement does not indicate that any disputes should be handled only by state court. He also ruled that he should be the one to make a determination on arbitration.

But Judge Wu did allow for supplemental briefing on arbitration part of the motion ahead of Monday’s hearing.

A hearing for HBO’s anti-SLAPP motion was set for Sept. 16.

“As we said in our papers and at today’s argument, we believe there is no legal basis for the estate’s petition and we look forward to presenting further arguments to the court,” an HBO representative told on Monday.

A representative for Jackson’s estate did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Michael Jackson’s estate is represented by Howard Weitzman, Jonathan P. Steinsapir and Zachary T. Elsea of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP and Bryan J. Freedman of Freedman & Taitelman LLP.

HBO is represented by Daniel M. Petrocelli and Drew E. Breuder of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. and Nathaniel L. Bach of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

The case is Optimum Productions et al. v. Home Box Office et al., case number 2:19-cv-01862, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Source: Law360 / Billie Jean

Review: Over Michael Jackson - Een Analyse Van The King Of Pop Book Is Released. 18-06-'19

Over Michael Jackson - Een Analyse Van The King Of Pop Book CoverThe book 'Over Michael Jackson - Een analyse van The King of Pop' book (original title is 'On Michael Jackson') is released in Holland by publisher De Arbeiderspers. This book is the translation into dutch by Pauline Slot.

Michael Jackson, The King of Pop: icon, provocator, mystery. Who was he really? And how are his spectacular rise and catastrophic decline determined by those who have shaped him, who have damaged him and who loved him?

Margo Jefferson wrote an astute analysis of this broken man, who was convicted for his skin and appearance, his inscrutable behavior, his dubious relationship with children. A tragic story that we can only accept if we acknowledge what it evokes in us - despair, sadness, anger, compassion - and try to translate it into wisdom.

Following the abuse that came to light in the documentary 'Leaving Neverland', Margo Jefferson wrote a new introduction.

Publisher: De Arbeiderspers
Author: Margo Jefferson
Translated by: Pauline Slot
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9789029539876
Printed: Holland
Point price: 19,99 €

Order the book here at Singel Uitgeverijen.

Source: Singel Uitgeverijen / Billie Jean

The Legend 2019 ExhibitionMichael Jackson: The Legend 2019 Exhibition. 12-07-'19

Talking about Michael Jackson is talking about music, choreography, history, emotion and, ultimately, a legend with capital letters. Now, comes to Las Arenas the exhibition that commemorates the successes of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson “The legend 2019”.

Would you like to take a tour of the most important events of the singer’s career ? Then you can not miss it! It will be on the ground floor of Las Arenas until September 1.

Discover some of his discography, objects, promotional products, and many more …


Centro Comercial Las Arenas
Ctra. del Rincón, s/n,
35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Las Palmas, Spain

For more information, click here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

Moonwalker'Moonwalker' At Tokyo & Osaka. 11-07-'19

Fans in Japan will be able to celebrate Michael Jackson’s Birthday by watching 'Moonwalker' on the big silver screen!

The event will take place on August 29 in 2 Zepp Cinemas.

Tokyo and Osaka Zepp cinema will screen the 1988’s masterpiece at 7.30pm.

Moonwalker' is an American anthology film released in 1988 by singer Michael Jackson. Rather than featuring one continuous narrative, the film is a collection of short films about Jackson, several of which are long-form music videos from Jackson's 'Bad' album.

The film is named after the dance technique known as the moonwalk, which Jackson was known for performing in the 1980's. The name of the dance move was dubbed by the media, not by Jackson himself; however, he did choose the title of the film himself. 'Moonwalker' was a success at the box office, making a total of $67,000,000 worldwide.

More information and tickets, click here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

Michael Jackson's Ex Tatum O'Neal Says 'It's Hard Not To Believe' Sex Abuse Claims. 10-07-'19

Tatum O'NealMichael Jackson 's ex-girlfriend Tatum O'Neal has confessed she's not surprised by the horrific allegations of child sex abuse made against the pop superstar.

The actress was the late King of Pop's childhood sweetheart, but she has now declared it's "hard not to believe those boys".

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain today, Tatum, 55, explained she was struggling to discount the allegations made by James Safechuck and Wade Robson in shock doc 'Leaving Neverland'.

She said: "It's hard not to believe those boys...

"I didn't see anything myself..."

The movie star went on to add that she's not disturbed by the claims as she's convinced there's plenty of murky secrets in Hollywood.

She explained: "No it doesn't sicken me - there are so many disgusting things in Hollywood now beginning to be uncovered slowly."

Tatum struck up a friendship with Jackson when she was 12 and he was 17, and she later revealed that he wanted a more intimate relationship - but she wasn't ready.

In her 2004 autobiography A Paper Life in 2004, she claimed Jackson attempted to take their relationship to the next level fairly early.

The actress wrote: “I was just 12 and not at all ready for a real-life encounter...

"Michael, who was sweating profusely, seemed as intimidated as I was.

"He jumped up nervously and said, ‘Uh … gotta go.’"

She previously said of Jackson in a 1995 interview with Vibe that he was a "shy" young man and "one of the nicest, most innocent people I've ever met”.

She described the relationship as “a really wonderful friendship” and they would dance and “talk on the phone all the time.”

Jackson spoke about the romance in 2001, saying: “I was, like, in heaven. It was the most magical thing."

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean

King Of Pop(Corn) Back To The King Of Pop. 08-07-'19

If you recall, the Estate of Michael Jackson and the company “King of Pop-corn” company were in legal battle over the name “King of Pop”.

The Estate sued Gourmet Gift Baskets in 2016, alleging that the company’s use of KingOfPop.com for a website selling popcorn infringed on the late musician’s famous moniker.

According to court records, the two parties settled in 2017. But the Michael Jackson’s estate just got control of the domain name in recent days.

King Of PopcornLaw360, New York (October 24, 2014, 7:54 PM ET) — In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Michael Jackson’s estate takes issue with a popcorn retailer, the Marine Corps asserts its surprisingly vast trademark portfolio, and McDonald’s has a beef with a “McVeggie.”

This suggests that the confidential settlement had about a two year transition period to allow Gourmet Gift Baskets to transition its use of the domain. The domain resolved to its former website until about the middle of 2018, at which point it began forwarding to gourmetgiftbaskets.com/popcorn.

Changing a site’s domain name is hard; changing an entire brand is even more challenging.

KingOfPop.com now forwards to MichaelJackson.com

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean

Japan: Michael Jackson Fans Will Celebrate August 29 With The Victory Tour. 07-07-'19

Victory TourThe Toronto Victory Tour concert in October 1984 will be broadcast at Umeda Trad in Osaka City on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

This collaboration with MJ Screen Live, which has lasted for a few years, will therefore propose to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the birth of the King of Pop with the Victory Tour and other carefully selected videos.

The opening is at 18:00 with a projection start at 19:00 and admission is free.

The Victory Tour was the biggest and final concert tour of the United States and Canada in 1984 by The Jacksons. Beginning July 6 and ending on December 9, the tour included 55 concerts to an audience of approximately 2 million. It was named after the newly released Jacksons album Victory although none of the album's songs appear on the tour's set list (Marlon confirmed it was because Michael refused to rehearse or perform them). The tour reportedly grossed $175 million and set a new record for the then-largest grossing tour.

The 1984 Victory Tour showcased Michael's single decorated glove, black sequined jacket and moonwalk, which captivated audiences around the world early in 1983, just about a year prior.

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean

LawsuitThe Deliberation Will Take Place On October 4, 2019. 04-07-'19

The Orleans court on Thursday considered the subpoena filed by the three associations of fans Michael Jackson Community, MJ Street and On The Line against Wade Robson and James Safechuck.

If neither of them attended the hearing and were not represented, the court announced that it will render its decision on October 4, provided that the plaintiffs' lawyer can prove that the summons has been communicated to the two accusers, which he will not fail to do.

Note that in a statement sent to fans of Michael Jackson, MJ Online said that John Branca, co-executor of the Estate, said that the Estate fully supports Mr Ludot, the lawyer of the French associations, hoping that a victory in France could soon fuel a movement in the United States to finally explore changes in US law to protect the deceased against defamation.

We remind you that in the United States, as in the United Kingdom, the protection against defamation does not extend after the death of a person, but in France, the tarnishing of the image of a deceased person is a criminal offense.

Source: AFP / The Estate Of Michael Jackson / Billie Jean

Statement From The Estate Of Michael Jackson On The French Lawsuit. 04-07-'19

The Estate Of Michael Jackson
The Estate Of Michael Jackson

On Thursday, 4 July 2019, a court hearing is taking place in the Northern French city of Orleans where the Michael Jackson Community, the MJ Street and On The Line groups will commence proceedings against Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two men who sullied the image of the late singer Michael Jackson in the four- hour HBO documentary 'Leaving Neverland' which aired in March.

The fan groups are taking action in a French court because of French defamation laws.

In the US and UK, libel protection does not extend after death but in France sullying the image of a deceased person is a criminal offense.

French attorney Emmanuel Ludot who is representing the fan groups in the case against Robson and Safechuck has called the allegations against Michael Jackson “extremely serious” and likened them to “a genuine lynching” of Jackson, who died on 25 June 2009.

The fan clubs are seeking symbolic damages of one Euro each.

According to John Branca, Co-Executor of the Estate of Michael Jackson, “The Estate is in full support of Mr. Ludot’s efforts on behalf of Michael and his beloved fans in France and across the globe that the truth shall ultimately prevail. We remain hopeful that a victory in France will soon fuel a movement In the United States to finally explore changes in the law to afford defamation protection for the deceased.”

Source: The Estate Of Michael Jackson / Billie Jean

La Storia E L’eredità Artistica Book CoverReview: 'La Storia E L'eredità Artistica' Book Is Released. 03-07-'19

A brand new book about Michael Jackson has been released on June 20 in Italy and is written by Luca Izzo and Michelangelo Iossa.

The book is a pro-Michael Jackson and so far only in Italian and retraces Michael Jackson’s career through his artistry!

Among the most beloved artists of history, the greatest showman of all time, unparalleled performer and songwriter capable of giving life to unforgettable songs that have enthralled audiences of all ages and from all places, Michael Jackson died, becoming immortal, exactly ten years ago.

In music, singing, dance, choreography and video music, Michael Jackson was a pioneer and innovator, an icon-symbol of pop culture from the 1970s onwards.

In this large volume, Luca Izzo and Michelangelo Iossa retrace the incredible career of this “record artist”, aiming to identify the legacy that Jackson has left in contemporary culture, from music to dance, from entertainment to video-culture to the fashion and style. His art has arrived everywhere, managing to inspire millions of people and artists, like the values ​​of his person, marked by solidarity and support for others, which inspire thousands of charitable associations still active today.

Publisher: Arcana
Author: Luca Izzo, Michelangelo Iossa
Pages: 271
ISBN: 978-8862316330
Printed: Italy
Guide price: 19,5 €

Order the book here at Amazon.

Source: Arcana Edizioni / Billie Jean

HBOIn France, Michael Jackson Fans Sue Over HBO Documentary. 02-07-'19

Michael Jackson fan clubs are set to sue two alleged child abuse victims of Michael Jackson in a French court this week over their claims in the recent HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland'.

Thursday's (July 4) hearing will take place at a court in the northern city of Orleans where the Michael Jackson Community, the MJ Street and On The Line groups will begin proceedings against the men they accuse of sullying the image of the late singer.

The four-hour documentary broadcast on US channel HBO focuses on testimony by James Safechuck, 41, and Wade Robson, 36, who recount separate but consistent accounts of how their idol molested them as boys at his Neverland Ranch in California.

The two-part film, which was released in March, broke streaming records and prompted the Jackson family to sue for $100 million (88 million euros).

The French lawyer acting for the fan groups, Emmanuel Ludot, called the allegations "extremely serious" and likened them to "a genuine lynching" of Jackson, who died in 2009.

Under French law, sullying the image of a dead person is a criminal offence, unlike in Britain or America where libel and defamation laws do not offer this protection.

The fan clubs are seeking symbolic damages of one euro each.

Ludot had previously successfully sued Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray for causing distress to his fans by giving the US pop legend the drugs that killed him.

Five Jackson fans won symbolic damages of one euro each in 2014 after the court in Orleans agreed they had suffered "emotional damage" from the pop star's death, but the ruling was seen as legally dubious by experts.

Source: Yahoo / Billie Jean

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