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Black & White Nr.28 Devoted Magazine CoverRecently Added To My Collection. 17-08-'17
Black & White Nr.28 (Devoted Magazine)

Black & White is a German quarterly magazine dedicated to Michael Jackson, edited by Captain EO Productions. The name of the magazine is a reference to the title 'Black Or White'.

This magazine was released in February 2000 in France and has nice colour glossy 36 pages in A4 format, it includes 4 big glossy colour posters.


Black & White magazine contains exclusive news, report and photographs of Michael Jackson.

Here are the highlights of the magazine:

- Hot News.
- Interview: Michael interview with TV Guide.
- Interview: Michael & Liz Taylor interview with Paul Theroux for the Talk magazine.
- Did you know that about Michael.
- This does not just happen to the others!
- The Maxi shop: items are discussed.
- Collectors Chronicle: on this page items are discussed.
- Call Hector: collectors are discussed.

My magazine is printed in France.

Publisher: Captain EO Productions
Publishing Director: Julien Derain
Editor: Laurent Hopman
Artistic Director: Christophe Boulmé
Released: 02-2000
Language: German
Pages: 36
Printed: France
Guide price: 15 €

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Source: Billie Jean

Michael Jackson: United States Discography – Vinyl Records (1971-2015) Book. 16-08-'17

Michael Jackson: United States Discography – Vinyl Records (1971-2015) Book CoverA new book is released on April 22nd in the USA by publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and it is all about Michael Jackson’s vinyl's from America between 1971 and 2015.

The book is just over 300 pages and has around 300 items. Just like the 'Ultimate Collector Book Series', but only for vinyl's from America.

Michael Jackson book. vinyl records full-color discography +1100 Images + 300 pages, lp's, singles 7" & 12". Images of front and back covers and A/B side labels of every Record. Discography edited in United States by Motown / Epic (1971 - 2015). A full-color guide for everyone. A consultation for those who want to remember or who are beginning to know the best artist of all time: The King of Pop. Welcome to: 'Michael Jackson: United States' Enjoy Juan Carlos Irigoyen Pérez.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Juan Carlos Irigoyen Pérez
ISBN: 978-1545552513
Pages: 320
Printed: USA
Guide price: 66 €

Order the book here at Amazon.

Source: Amazon / Billie Jean

Uri Geller's New Museum Features Paintings By Michael Jackson's Chimp. 16-08-'17

The spoon-bender hopes the “amazing” art will attract tourists from all over the world.

Geller, 70, a close friend of the late King of Pop, promised the animal’s paintings will take pride of place when an exhibition opens in Jaffa, Israel, next year.

He tweeted a photo of himself alongside the pictures with the message: “I’ve just received 3 amazing painting by Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s chimpanzee!

Uri Geller
Geller hopes the 'amazing' art will attract tourists from all over the world.

“They are for my museum.’’

Bubbles, 34, has been turning out art from his new home at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida.

Five paintings recently sold for £577 each to raise cash for the sanctuary.

Twelve others have gone on display in Miami, where gallery chief Yansi Meoqui has insisted they are “incredibly popular”.

He added that the works “show a very individual style”.

Geller, a former co-chairman of Exeter City FC, has announced his museum will also feature rocks taken from his own island – Lamb in Scotland’s Firth of Forth.

He believes the island, which he bought for £30,000 in 2009, contains a secret stash of buried treasure.

Source: Daily Star / Billie Jean

Thriller LiveSummer Sale: Up To 46% Off Tickets For 'Thriller Live'. 16-08-'17

'Thriller Live' at Lyric Theatre in London's West End is a spectacular, high-octane show celebrating the career of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. We've got a special summer deal on tickets from £29.75.

'Thriller Live' includes eye-popping multimedia effects and dazzling choreography by the show's award-winning director Gary Lloyd, who has previously worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud. Additional choreography is by five-time MTV award-winner LaVelle Smith Jr.

In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson sold 750 million records worldwide with the 'Thriller' album, which is still the world's bestselling recording of all time. 'Thriller Live' includes over two hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that recaptures the dazzling spectacle of Michael Jackson's legendary live performances.

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by a super-talented cast and band, including the smash hits: 'I Want You Back', 'I'll Be There', 'Show You The Way To Go', 'Can You Feel It', 'Rock With You', 'She's Out Of My Life', 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean', 'Earth Song', 'Thriller' and many more.

In our Summer Sale: Save up to 46% on best available tickets.

Book tickets now.

Source: Broadway World / Billie Jean

Riley Keough Opens Up On Michael Jackson As A Stepfather. 16-08-'17

She's the granddaughter of Elvis Presley and the step-daughter of Michael Jackson.

And Riley Keough admits her childhood was anything but ordinary while appearing on the Late, Late Show with James Corden on Monday (August 14).

'I didn't know Elvis, but I did know Michael,' the 28-year-old actress, who is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, explained.

'He'd get me lots of toys and things I wanted. One time he got me this really nice watch at Disneyland, it was a 'Beauty and the Beast' watch.'

Riley's mother Lisa Marie was married to the King of Pop from 1994 to 1996 when Riley was between the ages of five and seven.

When Corden asked the actress about Bubbles, Michael Jackson's famous chimpanzee, she confirmed that she had, indeed, met the famous chimp.

Riley Keough
Riley Keough reveals she brought one of stepdad Michael Jackson's chimps to school as a child and talks life on Neverland Ranch.

Everyone loves Bubbles! When Corden asked the actress about Bubbles, Michael Jackson's famous chimpanzee, she confirmed that she had, indeed, met the famous chimp.

'There were a few different chimps that I remember, I don't remember which one was which,' she admitted.

She said she remembers one of them pulling down curtains in the house and reveals one went to school with her, although she can't confirm if it was Bubbles or not.

So there were multiple chimps, but we only knew about Bubbles, the other chimps must have hated Bubbles,' Corden joked. 'People would be like, why is Bubbles getting all the love.'

Billy Eichner, who was the other guest on the couch, was fascinated by Riley's experiences: 'You were at Neverland and Graceland,' Billy exclaimed, throwing up his hands. 'I've never even been to San Diego.'

The actress, who comes from Hollywood royalty, was recently filming her latest role alongside Al Pacino in New York City.

Source: Daily Mail / Billie Jean

Pink To Get Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award At MTV VMA's. 15-08-'17

PinkPink will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, it was announced today (Aug. 15).

The singer-songwriter will also perform live during the awards ceremony.

Pink last week released her new single, 'What About Us', off her forthcoming album, 'Beautiful Trauma' (out Oct. 13). MTV will air the exclusive broadcast premiere of the single at 6 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 16).

In a release announcing that Pink would be receiving the award, MTV said she was being honored "for her trailblazing impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy."

"Known for her boundary-breaking and rebellious nature, Pink’s legacy spawns a 17-year long career as a powerhouse vocalist and performer," the release continued. "The prolific singer/songwriter has created some of the most memorable pop songs and music videos of our time, from 'Don’t Let Me Get Me' and 'Try' To 'F**kin’, 'Perfect' and 'Trouble.' Pink’s signature vocals have transformed her into a fearless pop artist with an eclectic range, allowing her to produce everything from a pop-rock song one day to a soulful R&B song the next. She is also known for lighting up the stage with her unparalleled acrobats and evocative live shows, dazzling audiences with her memorable performances."

Past Video Vanguard recipients include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna.

The 2017 VMA's, hosted by Katy Perry, will air live on MTV from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Kendrick Lamar leads this year's nominations with eight nods, while Perry and The Weeknd are tied in second place with five nods each.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Billie Jean

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'La Isla Bonita' Was Originally Offered To Michael Jackson. 14-08-'17

Madonna has had a number of key collaborators over the years (Shep Pettibone, Stephen Bray, Mirwais and William Orbit all spring to mind), but Patrick Leonard was arguably the most integral to her legacy. Together they conjured up dozens of pop classics including 'Live To Tell', 'Like A Prayer' and 'Frozen'. He recently gave an interview about their working relationship and shares a couple fascinating tidbits. One of most interesting is the fact that “La Isla Bonita” was originally offered to Michael Jackson.

“After the Victory Tour, I was still in touch with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones and doing some work with them and Quincy called me and said, ‘I want to do something sort of Sade-like for Michael — would you write something?’ and so I wrote that song and sent it to him with some form of a vocal on it and the phrase 'la isla bonita,’” Patrick tells Boy Culture. “He called up and said, ‘Ah, I just don’t think it’s for Michael.’ Madonna and I were getting together, so I showed it to her and she said, ‘Oh, I like this, let’s work on it.’”

“So we sat and changed, you know, whatever we changed and she changed lyrics and we reconstructed it. It’s a good song, for sure. I don’t know why she would return to that one more than others, to be honest. But I like it. It’s always easy — over the years, I learned to play 'Live To Tell' and I can play 'La Isla Bonita'. All the rest I have to re-learn them.”

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

South Park's Top 10 Celebrity Cameos Revealed As Show Turns 20: From Kanye West To Michael Jackson. 13-08-'17

South Park - The JeffersonsSouth Park has been keeping viewers in hysterics for 20 years now with its hilarious social commentary and cutting digs at some very famous faces.

Since first hitting our screens in 1997 and now spanning 221 episodes over 20 seasons, South Park has taught us, if nothing else, (probably nothing) that no one is safe from creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

Their unique brand of torturous mocking is so absurd that even the most super-cereal celebrities can do nothing but sit back and laugh - even Kanye West.

To mark 20 years of South Park we have dug deep into the archives of the cult show to bring you the best and most ridiculous celebrity ‘cameos’ ever have the dubious honour of being in South Park.

Michael Jackson - 'The Jeffersons':
A particularly significant episode as ‘Jeffersons’ marks the first time Michael Jackson was introduced to the world of South Park in role that he continued to reprise throughout numerous other series, playing a central role in another four episodes.

Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny notice that someone new has moved into the Donovans' former residence. A little boy named Blanket tells them they moved to South Park to escape city life. They then realize the house is filled with toys and games, and the backyard is a funfair.

They meet Blanket's father Mr. Jefferson, a wealthy, eccentric, effeminate, pale-skinned man-child (obviously Michael Jackson wearing a fake moustache, though everyone remains oblivious and it's never explicitly mentioned).

Coming at the height of Michael Jackson's highly documented public problems, The Jeffersons spawned what might be the ultimate and longest running celebrity ‘cameo’ joke South Park have ever done.

Look here for South Park's top 10.

Source: Mirror / Billie Jean

Recently Added To My Collection. 12-08-'17
Black & White - HIStory World Tour Nr.1 (Special Edition) [Devoted Magazine]

Black & White - HIStory World Tour Nr.1 (Special Edition) Magazine CoverBlack & White is a German quarterly magazine dedicated to Michael Jackson, edited by Captain EO Productions. The name of the magazine is a reference to the title 'Black Or White'.

This special edition magazine dedicated to the HIStory World Tour was released in September 1996 in France and has nice colour glossy 36 pages in A4 format, it includes 4 big glossy colour posters.


Black & White magazine contains exclusive report of the concert in Prague (September 6) and photographs of Michael Jackson.

Here are the highlights of the magazine:

- The concert.
- The program.
Technical specifications.
- The calendar.
- Did you know that about Michael.
- Special concerts.
- The Maxi shop: items are discussed.

My (special edition) magazine is printed in France.

Publisher: Captain EO Productions
Publishing Director: Julien Derain
Editor: Laurent Hopman
Artistic Director: Christophe Boulmé
Released: 09-1996
Language: German
Pages: 36
Printed: France
Guide price: 15 €

Go and see my collection

Source: Billie Jean

Michael Jackson Official 2018 Calendar. 11-08-'17

The Official Michael Jackson 2018 Calendar has just been revealed to Danilo, he will be released on September 1.

The king of Pop is back with a bang in this new 2018 official calendar. Features a collection of stunning images from Micheal Jacksons iconic music carear, each month also has a monthly date panel.

We will keep you updated about the calendar 2018.

Height: 420 mm
Width: 297 mm
Product code: 118
Guide price: 10,9 €

Pre-order the calendar here.

Source: Danilo / Billie Jean

getTV Celebrates Michael Jackson’s Birthday With 4 Episodes Of Cher's Variety Show Ft. The Jacksons.

Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1974)getTV will “turn back time” to celebrate the 59th anniversary of the birth of the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, on August 28 with four one hour episodes of Cher’s 1970’s variety series–with and without Sonny–featuring guest appearances by Michael and his siblings. getTV will kick off its Michael Jackson birthday party at 9PM ET with a 1976 “The Sonny And Cher Show” episode with special guest stars The Jacksons, Michael and brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Randy and legendary comedian Bob Hope. The brothers appear in some comedy sketches and perform 'Enjoy Yourself'. Originally known as The Jackson 5, they became The Jacksons when their Motown contract expired and they went to Columbia Records, minus Jermaine, who was married to the daughter of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

At 10PM ET, getTV will air a 1975 episode of Cher’s solo variety series, “Cher,” in which The Jackson 5 (plus 2) Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, with youngest brother Randy and little sister Janet appear along with comedienne Lily Tomlin. Cher and Janet share a brief interview segment, the guys perform 'I Am Love', and then Cher joins the guys for a medley that includes 'I Want You Back', 'I’ll Be There', 'Dancing Machine', 'Never Can Say Goodbye', and 'The Love You Save'.

At 11PM ET, a 1974 episode of “The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour” will be shown, with the couple, when they were still married, welcoming The Jackson 5, “All in the Family”‘s Sally Struthers and country musician Tennessee Ernie Ford. The 5 perform 'Dancing Machine'.

Michael’s birthday celebration concludes at 12 midnight ET with a “Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour” episode from 1972 with The Jackson 5 and then-Governor Ronald Reagan. The Jackson 5 perform 'Looking Through The Window', and Michael sings 'Ben'.

Sonny and Cher’s first TV series, “The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour,” began as a summer replacement series in 1971, but was so successful that the network brought it back that fall, and it continued to air until 1974, when the couple separated. The following year, Cher headlined her own series, “Cher,” for a season and a half, and then, post-divorce, she and Sonny reunited in early 1976 for “The Sonny And Cher Show,” which lasted another season and a half. Over the years, the shows received a total of 22 Emmy nominations, including three for Outstanding Variety Series, one for Outstanding New Series and one for Outstanding Single Program – Variety or Music, and received one Emmy award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety or Music in 1972.

Source: Broadway World / Billie Jean

Thriller Album CoverMichael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Hits 300th Week On Billboard charts. 11-08-'17

On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Aug. 19), Arcade Fire tops the list with its third straight No. 1, 'Everything Now'. The set earned 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 93,000 were in traditional album sales. 'Everything Now' is the only album to debut in the top 10, as the next highest new entry is way down at No. 27: Vic Mensa’s The Autobiography.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the latest Billboard 200 chart:

— Michael Jackson, 'Thriller' - No. 126 — Michael Jackson’s landmark 'Thriller' album becomes just the 16th album to spend 300 weeks on the Billboard 200. The former No. 1, which was released in 1982, climbs from No. 165 to No. 126 in its 300th week on the tally. Thriller debuted on the list dated Dec. 25, 1982 at No. 11, and rose to No. 1 on the Feb. 26, 1983-dated tally. It spent 37 weeks at No. 1 – the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by an artist. (Only the soundtrack to West Side Story spent more weeks atop the list: 54.)

'Thriller' is easily Jackson’s longest-charting album. It’s well ahead of his second-longest running effort, the 2003 greatest hits album 'Number Ones', with 220 weeks.

Source: Billboard / Billie Jean

MJ OneMichael Jackson Official Birthday Bash Full Details. 10-08-'17

On Tuesday August 29th, The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are hosting the 5th Annual Michael Jackson ONE celebration for the King of Pop’s birthday. Gather together with all of the other Michael Jackson fans for a celebration in Las Vegas and plan to spend the afternoon at the Michael Jackson ONE Theater enjoying all of the festivities! More surprises for events at Mandalay Bay to celebrate Michael will be announced soon.

Come celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday!

UPDATE: Announcing the schedule of events for the Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration!

3:00 – 4:00 pm – The Michael Jackson ONE Theater will be open for all guests. During the hour, the visitors will get a chance to:

– Get a sneak peek at actual artist training/rehearsal for two of the featured acts in the show.
– Participate in a Q&A with the cast and artistic team.
– Play a game of Michael Jackson ONE trivia. Prizes will be given to the winners.
-Enjoy a special performance by the cast members created especially for Michael’s birthday.
-There will be a commemorative T-shirt available to each person coming to the special afternoon celebration

4:00 p.m. – Annual Michael Bush book signing at the Michael Jackson ONE boutique.

-Mr. Bush will be available to sign copies of his book about his years spent working with Michael Jackson, “King of Style”.

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Meet & greet reception

-Meet and Greet in the theater lobby with The Estate team members, Jamie King, Rich & Tone and any other VIPs
-Cake to celebrate Michael’s birthday
-Step and repeat photo opportunity with artists
-Guests will have an opportunity to leave a birthday video message for Michael

Book here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

Wesley Snipes Talks Replacing Prince In Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Video. 10-08-'17

Wesley SnipesActor Wesley Snipes was yesterday (August 9) the gust in the late-night talk show 'Late Night With Conan'.

On of Wesley Snipes big breaks in his early career was a role in Michael Jackson’s video for 'Bad' directed by Martin Scorsese. Outside of Wildcats and Major League, this might be his most recognizable role from his early days. It’s certainly a project that carried some heavy hitters along with it, but he almost wasn’t a part of it. As Conan points out, we don’t really know what to actually believe here, but Snipes says that Prince was originally supposed to play his character in the extended video for 'Bad'. Part of that is true, but the details around it are a bit more complicated.

Actor Wesley Snipes was the gast in the late-night talk show starring the former host of "Late Night With Conan'.

A meeting between Prince and Michael Jackson, arguably during the height of their powers over the music world, would’ve been something. But, the problem with this and with the story from Snipes is that Jackson and Prince had quite the rivalry during the 80's — something that our own Steven Hyden talks about in his book 'Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life' — keeping it all quiet and boiling behind the scenes reportedly, with Prince even bailing on a planned contribution to 'We Are The World'. Will.I.Am shared a tale about inviting Michael Jackson to a Prince show in Las Vegas back in 2006, recounting it in MJ: The Genius Of Michael Jackson according to Esquire:

There was a point during the show where Prince was playing bass and he came out into the audience with this giant bass—he knew where Michael was sitting—and he walked right up to Michael and started playing bass in Michael’s face. Like aggressive slap bass. The next morning, Will went over to Michael’s house for breakfast, and they’re talking about Prince and the show. And then Michael goes, ‘Will, why do you think Prince was playing bass in my face?’ Michael was outraged. And then started going on. ‘Prince has always been a meanie. He’s just a big meanie. He’s always been not nice to me. Everybody says Prince is this great legendary Renaissance man and I’m just a song-and-dance man, but I wrote 'Billie Jean' and I wrote 'We Are the World' and I’m a songwriter too.’

Jackson also apparently mocked Prince during an on-stage meeting alongside James Brown in 1983, with the 'Billie Jean' singer saying Prince “made a fool of himself” after falling into the crowd after grabbing onto a fake lamp post on stage according to Consequence of Sound. And the stories seem to go on from there, with heated ping pong match-ups, digs in behind-the-scenes interviews, and even a few jabs in their music over the years.

In reference to 'Bad' and Snipes story from Conan, it was Prince who apparently turned down the chance to appear in the video. And the way he did it is apparently up in the air. One report from Prince’s biographer has the artist re-recording 'Bad' and sending it back to Jackson as a comment on who was really bad between the two, but according to Quincy Jones, the song was originally planned as a duet between the two megastars.

Prince himself commented on the song and video during an interview with Chris Rock, denying any existence of a rivalry and explaining that one line soured him on the plan:

“The first line of that song is ‘Your butt is mine.’ Now, who is going to sing that to whom? Cause [he] sure ain’t singing that to me, and I sure ain’t singing it to [him].”

Jones adds that Prince told Jackson during the meeting that “you don’t need me on this, it’s going to be a number one anyway,” which ended up being right. There’s clearly a rivalry under the surface, but it’s likely both exactly what people expect and nowhere near as heated as people are hoping. We’ll never truly know now because both are sadly gone, while Snipes is out taking credit for things on late night talk shows.

Source: Up Roxx / Billie Jean

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