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Blood On The Dance Floor CD Single Cover'Blood On The Dance Floor' Wins Silver Certificate In The UK. 31-08-'21

A success in Europe, the single 'Blood On The Dance Floor' from Michael Jackson's 'Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix' album was awarded a silver certificate by BPI, the British Phonographic Industry.

To earn a single certification for a single on British territory, the 'King of Pop' had to sell 200,000 units of the song.

The platinum, gold and silver certifications awarded by BPI in recognition of sales milestones include streaming audio data since June 2015, with 1,000 streams counting as a "sale".

'Blood On The Dance Floor' joins the singles 'Scream',‘ and 'Stranger In Moscow' which were also previously certified silver, while 'Bad' was gold.

Source: BPI / Billie Jean


MJ Smooth IconMichael Jackson Voted Greatest Artist Of All Time. 30-08-'21

Smooth Radio listeners voted the 'King of Pop' the best artist of all time.

After thousands of votes, Michael Jackson was crowned by Smooth Radio listeners and SmoothRadio.com readers as the greatest artist of all time!

Speaking exclusively to Smooth Radio, Michael's brother Tito Jackson said of the 'King of Pop's victory: "I would like to thank the fans for choosing Michael as the artist of Smooth Icons. Michael's talent has always been completely genuine. He was a nice guy who loved his kids and we really missed him. This means a lot to our family."

The top 5 had 2 songs each and Smooth Radio played 'Man In The Mirror' and 'Human Nature' for Michael.

The complete top 10:
1. Michael Jackson
2. George Michael
3. Queen
4. ABBA
5. Whitney Houston
6. Bee Gees
7. Elton John
8. Elvis Presley
9. The Beatles
10. Prince

Source: Smooth Radio / Billie Jean


The World Wishing Michael Jackson Happy Birthday. 29-08-'21

The world came together this week-end to celebrate what would have been Michael Jackson's 63 birthday.

From Celebrities to radio stations, from friends to family members, messages of love and wishes flooded social media:

Michael Jackson fans have also taken over social media to show their love to the 'King of Pop' and as usual, flowers from all over the world were delivered to Forest Lawn where the King is resting.

Forest Lawn
Roses are delivered at Forest Lawn: 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA.

As COVID Restrictions eased in some countries, fans were able to meet again! In the UK and Belgium, fans went to see the Jacksons (Tito, Jackie and Marlon) performing; in London, fans met at 'Burn This Disco Out' where they danced all night to Michael Jackson's music.

In Las Vegas, the Official Michael Jackson Birthday Bash of 2 days took place. As well as the Estate, Travis Payne, Kenny Ortega, Jonathan Sugarfoot Moffett, Rich & Tone Talauega, Miko Brando, Michael Bush were present at the event but also Prince, Bigi and the 3T were meeting fans and enjoying the festivities.

During the event, the Estate has released unseen footage from the HIStory World Tour. As rumours were planted before the event that the Estate will make a big announcement such as announcing a new album, it seems that they are working on releasing HIStory World Tour in the next few months (or next year). This project was in process already before COVID disturbed the world.

Virtually, MJ Chart Data organised a surprised Streaming Party with #DangerousStreamingParty which was followed by #DangerousTourWatchParty with thousands of fans participating.

Source: Social Media / MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Michael JacksonMichael Jackson Would Have Been 63 This Year. 29-08-'21

It's Michael Jackson's birthday today. The pop superstar, who tragically died in 2009, would have been 63.

May the star of Michael Jackson shine forever in the sky and in our hearts...

Michael was the seventh child of a child rich family, that exist of the sisters Maureen, LaToya, Janet and the four brothers Jackie, Marlon, Tito and Randy.

Today we celebrate the life, career and message of Michael Jackson: the Greatest Entertainer that ever lived and a great human being. Keep his legacy alive and spread his message of love, peace and heal the world every day!

Love you Michael, Gone Too Soon.

Webmaster Dirk.

Source: Billie Jean


The Jacksons To Perform A Tribute To Michael Jackson At Happy Days Festival. 27-08-'21

The JacksonsThe Jacksons will perform a tribute to their late brother Michael Jackson ahead of his birthday when they headline the Happy Days Festival this Saturday (August 28).

The 'I Want You Back' hitmakers will headline the festival the day before what would have been Michael's 63rd birthday on Sunday (August 29) and Tito Jackson has revealed that he and his siblings will be singing a selection of songs by the 'King of Pop' - who died in June 2009 at the age of 50 - to remember him ahead of the poignant date.

When asked if Michael - who first found fame with his family as the lead singer in the Jackson 5 - would be remembered during their set, Tito said: "Absolutely, it's going to be fun. We will sing songs from his albums, like 'Rock With You' and 'Can't Let You Get Away'.

"We've been doing tributes to Michael for some time now, it's one of my favourite parts of the show.

"We miss him and we miss being on records on with him."

The concert is the first time The Jacksons will have been back on stage since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and Tito insists those in attendance can expect all the hits from the Jackson 5's Motown days and their disco period.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: "I'm excited.

"The fans can expect to hear the Jackson 5 hit records with a lot of energy."

During the coronavirus lockdown Tito recorded a new solo album, the blues inspired 'Under Your Spell', and he will be performing his single 'Love One Another' during the set and he hopes people will take away the track's message to spread love and positivity throughout the world.

The 67-year-old singer said: "I'll be doing a song from my new album, 'Love One Another'.

"During lockdown I recorded a complete album. I've wanted to do a blues album for some time. You know blues is a style of music that I've always enjoyed so I decided it was the right time to make a blues album."

The Happy Days Festival takes place at Imber Court in Esher, Surrey, this Saturday and Sunday.

Joining The Jacksons on Saturday's bill is fellow legendary Motown act Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, R&B group Shalamar and Harold Melvin's Bluenotes.

Taking to the stage on Sunday is the House Gospel Choir, Soul II Soul, Stereo MC's, Alison Limerick and Sonique.

Source: MSN / Billie Jean


Michael  and Gloria HaydockThe UK Fans Say Goodbye To Gloria Haydock. 26-08-'21

Gloria Haydock was well known in the UK fan community especially for those who were born when the internet was not invented and the main source of information on the 'King of Pop' was fan clubs and magazines.

Gloria, along with Adrian Grant created 'Off The Wall' and 'King' magazines, and the fan club MJNI.

The fan club got access to Michael Jackson and helped promoting his music, his art to the fans via different media.

She also helped fans in the UK to get tickets for concerts, award shows and other official events.

MJNI also organised MJ Day Events which from time to time Michael would attend or send a message to the fans attending.

In 2002, Gloria organised the 'Killer Thriller' event which Michael attended.

She has inspired generations of fans and we will never forget what she gave to our community.

Gloria Haydock has passed away at her home in Bournemouth.

Rest in peace.

Source: SWG / Billie Jean


Chinese Fans Are Gearing Up To Celebrate Michael Jackson On His Birthday Too. 26-08-'21

Chinese fans are gearing up to celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday.

In the city of Hangzhou, a cool public exhibition has been set for all to enjoy.

The exhibition plays around his songs and photos of the 'King of Pop' to celebrate his birthday.

Michael Jackson Exhibition In China
The modern art exhibition is taking place in Hangzhou, China between August 25 and 30.

Source: Keen Zhang / Billie Jean


Rich + ToneRich + Tone Talauega Part Of 'MJ The Musical'. 26-08-'21

'MJ' Director and choreographer Christoper Wheeldon has introduced brothers Rich and Tone Talauega as part of the musical's creative team.

The Talauega brothers, who have been working with Wheeldon on the development of 'MJ' for the past three years, will focus specifically on the Michael Jackson movement for the production. They were previously dancers on Michael Jackson's tours and performances and have choreographed multiple Jackson-related projects since, including Cirque Du Soleil's, The Immortal World Tour and Michael Jackson One.

"It has been very exciting to have them as a part of my team as their first-hand knowledge both of Michael's life on tour and movement languages is invaluable and informed the authenticity of our show," said Wheeldon in a press release.

Performances of 'MJ' are scheduled to begin at the Neil Simon Theatre on Dec. 6, with an opening night set for Feb. 1.

Rich and Tone are no strangers to the Fans!

We first saw them with Michael on the HIStory World Tour but also on the short film 'Ghosts'.

They also play stunts in 'You Rock My World' and seen on the TV documentary 'Michael Jackson: The One'.

The brothers are also heavily involved with Michael Jackson's Estate since he passed away.

First in 2011 with Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour and Cirque du Soleil’s 'Michael Jackson ONE' as mentioned and now the 'MJ Musical'.

But they were also involved in the 'Michael Jackson Halloween Special' (2017), the Michael Jackson's Hologram at the 2014s Billboard Music Award and choreographed Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake's 'Love Never Felt So Good' short film.

This Week-end, Rich and Tone will talk about their involvement with the 'MJ Musical' at the Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration in Las Vegas.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


'Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind' REELZFest Music Documentary. 25-08-'21

Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind DocumentaryMichael Jackson died over a decade ago, and yet the late 'King of Pop' remains one of the most notorious enigmas in entertainment history.

But the upcoming REELZFest music documentary, 'Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind', will answer disturbing questions about the motivations behind the performer's behaviors, addictions and relationships, before zeroing in on his allegedly abusive father, Joseph Jackson.

"Would he only use a belt?" journalist Michael Bashir asks the once-child star a 2003 interview.

"Why would you do this to me? No, more than a belt," Jackson replies reluctantly, lifting his hand up to his face so as to collect his thoughts.

"What else did he use to hit you with?" Bashir asks, prompting Jackson to reply emotionally, "Ironing cords, whatever was around."

It's believed that Jackson was so physically abused and emotionally starved by his father that he turned to audiences for approval. For a young Michael, the stage was the one place he could experience true love.

"I think the dynamic between [Michael] and Joseph skewed his idea of what love was," says Matthew Allen, music journalist and TV producer. "So when you're in the moment of being on stage, the audience is loving you, they're not judging you, they love you for who you are in that moment. And I can imagine that that's something that Michael really thrived on."

And the feeling was more than mutual.

As Epic Records General Manager Ron Alexenburg puts it, "You can see when certain people hit that stage – bang! – it was magic. Nothing like Michael."

Alexenburg signed Jackson in 1975, before the release of the pop star's multi-platinum albums, 'Thriller' and 'Off The Wall'.

Jackson went on to achieve global superstardom for decades to come, all while his eccentric personality morphed into bizarre and inexplicable behavior.

In the documentary, psychiatrist Dr. Bob Johnson will unpack Jackson's Pandora's box of childhood abuse, being one among many children, adolescent superstardom, untold riches, accusations and exile in the hope of better understanding the man who died behind the mask of plastic surgery, misinformation and mystery.

Johnson will attempt to answer: What led Michael to behave the way that he did with children? Did he realize how that would lead to his own self-destruction? Did his childhood (and adulthood) as an international star – where boundaries never existed – make him believe he was untouchable? Did that, in turn, delude him into believing that his own moral compass was always right? How did his past experiences shape his own disturbed present reality?

The REELZFest presentation of 'Michael Jackson: Inside His Mind' premieres on Thursday, August 26 at 9 PM ET/10 PM PT on REELZ.

Source: Radar Online / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson’s HIStory Statue From Best Still Hoping To Find A New Owner. 25-08-'21

MJ StatueAs you recall, the HIStory Statue based in Best, Netherland within a McDonald's carpark has been removed back in 2019 after the drama following the fake documentary 'Leaving Neverland'. It was set there for over 20 years before the removal.

Since then, the statue has been resting in a nearby town's warehouse waiting for a new living place.

The owner of the statue and McDonald Peter van Gelder was reluctant to remove it as "there is no hard evidence" of Michael Jackson being guilty of the accusations but the company holding the brand requested it to be removed.

The statue was first placed in a barn between the cities of Best and Liempde and then moved to Nuenen in a warehouse owned by van Gelder.

Back in 2019, van Gelder stated he wanted to donate the statue to the fans but he was misunderstood and received thousands of emails from fans asking for it.

"I've had a lot of emails from people who said: 'I want it'. But you can't just put it in your backyard or on the street side. I'm looking for a location in public space, where it's really possible."

However, finding a serious party for this is not easy, says van Gelder. According to him, a municipality in the west of the country showed interest in the image for a new neighbourhood in which the streets are named after pop stars. But that also led to nothing. Then they immediately say: 'That man is controversial'. And then I already know: 'That's going to be another difficult story.'

Yet Van Gelder is not giving up hope for the time being. "There only has to be one person who dares to do it," he says. "And in the meantime, it is safe and dry in the shed. Draining the image to the landfill is my honor. That's never going to happen."

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Paul Anka Was 'Beyond Pissed' With Michael Jackson Over 'Stolen Tapes'. 24-08-'21

Paul AnkaPaul Anka was furious with Michael Jackson for "stealing" a recording of a song they wrote together at Anka's home studio in the early 1980s.

The 'Diana' crooner first met Jackson and his family in the 70s when they used to attend Anka's shows in Las Vegas.

"I got close to them," he told Page Six recently, adding that Jackson wanted to be on his 1983 album 'Walk A Fine Line', so they got together to collaborate on a song.

"I sent the tapes to Los Angeles for him to meet me there so we could put the rest of the band on. They called me from there a couple of days later and said, 'Mr. Jackson stole the tapes.'"

Anka said he was also told Jackson wouldn't go and record the song.

Flabbergasted, Anka says he immediately contacted his lawyers, who happened to also represent Jackson.

"I said, 'Guys, am I missing something? We've got a contract,'" Anka recalled. "'Well, Paul, you know he's got 'Thriller' out and it's taking off. He just doesn't want anything else out there, blah blah. And we can't find the contract.' I said 'What? OK, boys, I see who's more important. You're getting sued. I'm out of here.'"

Anka said they returned the tapes to him and he left the law firm.

"Michael went on to be what Michael is, deservedly so as an artist. He was a great artist," Anka conceded.

And that was the end of it, or so Anka thought.

In 2009, just before Jackson's sudden death, he released the song 'This Is It', which Anka immediately recognized as the song they penned together.

"I got ahold of the lawyers, who were the same two lawyers who screwed me in the beginning," he explained. "I said, 'Hey guys, that's my song with Michael. We have a problem here, boys. This ain't going to fly; you've got about two, three hours to fix this.'"

Anka added that Jackson "had copied the tape and put it in the drawer."

"It was very simple. I said, 'I want half of everything or it's not coming out.' And we got what we wanted."

Jackson's estate did not return our request for comment, but at the time, released a statement to the New York Times, "The song was co-written by the legendary Paul Anka."

Anka's rich catalog of publishing royalties also includes the Tom Jones hit 'She's A Lady', the English lyrics to the Frank Sinatra classic 'My Way' and the song that has earned him the most money over the years, the theme song for 'The Tonight Show'.

The 80-year-old singer/songwriter is still going strong with a new album, 'Making Memories', and a tour, which begins on Oct. 22.

Source: Page Six / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Photos Sent To Space! 24-08-'21

Harrison Funk, one of the most famous Michael Jackson photographer, confirmed that some of his photos of Michael Jackson has been sent to space by OWC.

OWC, Other World Computing is an American computer hardware company and online store for Mac upgrades and accessories located at MacSales.com that was founded in 1988.

Last year, OWC launched a project "OWC in Space" sending a very special drive out into space and back again with submitted pictures.

Certificate of Achievement
Harrison has now received his certificate to confirm his photos went to space!

"With love and tremendous gratitude to my dear friend Setorii Pond and her colleagues at OWC!" said Funk.

What an amazing idea and great to see that Harrison selected some of Michael's famous photos for this project!

Source: OWC / Harrison Funk / MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


LawsuitThe Lawsuit By 3 French Fan Clubs Dismissed. 23-08-'21

In 2019, 3 French Fan clubs took James Safechuck and Wade Robson to the French Justice and after multiple postponements due to COVID, the judge dismissed the case.

In its judgment of July 26, the Orleans court dismissed the summons filed by the three fan associations MJ COMMUNITY, MJ STREET and ON THE LINE against Wade Robson and James Safechuck.

In the reasons for its decision, the court explains that the applicants consider that the accusation of pedophilia brought by Messrs. James Safechuck and Wade Robson in the documentary 'Leaving Neverland' undermines the honor and consideration of Mr. Michael Jackson.

They seek compensation for the damage they have personally suffered as a result of the fault committed by these two witnesses, who, for them, defamed the artist whose memory and memory they maintain through their association.

However, the court specifies that on reading the statutes of these 3 associations and their corporate purpose, it should be noted that there is no legal link between the deceased and the claimants for compensation.

Indeed, article 34 paragraph 1 of the law of July 29, 1981 specifies that the applicant must have a link with the deceased, namely the living heirs, spouses or legatees. In this case, and this is what the court emphasizes, the 3 associations cannot claim to have this same link. Moreover, since the defamation supposes that its author intended to damage the honor or the consideration of these associations, they do not demonstrate that Messrs Safechuck and Robson intended to harm them.

The Orleans court therefore made its decision on the form and admissibility of the complaint and not on the fault of Messrs. James Safechuck and Wade Robson affecting the late Michael Jackson.

In the order of a judicial review, a judge first considers questions of form. It is only after declaring the claim admissible that he addresses the substantive issues. This is the reason why only the admissibility of the request of the 3 associations was judged. As this was inadmissible, the court ruled on nothing further and therefore did not judge the actions of Messrs. James Safechuck and Wade Robson.

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean


'Thriller' Album Now Certified 34X Multi-Platinum. 20-08-'21

Michael Jackson's groundbreaking album, 'Thriller', has been certified 34X multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

With more than 34 million units sold in the U.S. alone, 'Thriller' remains the second best-selling album of all time. The Eagles' compilation album, their 'Greatest Hits' (1971–1975), is the top-selling album of all time in the U.S. with 38 million copies sold (as of August 2018) which has been questioned by the fans and the Estate of Michael Jackson.

Thriller Certified 34x Multi-Platinum
The album 'Thriller' certified 34 times multi-platinum in the USA.

In addition to 'Thriller', Jackson has also gained new plaques for his 1987 album, 'Bad' (now 11X multi-platinum), as well as his great hits compilation albums 'Number Ones' (now 5X multi-platinum), 'The Essential Michael Jackson' (now 5X multi-platinum).

Source: RIAA / Billie Jean


Universal Media Group Inc. Will Release A Special Michael Jackson Edition With Greg Phillinganes.
20-08-'21

Greg Phillinganes
Michael Jackson's Keyboard players Greg Phillinganes & Rory Kaplan sit down with Before The Fame TV Show with Mike Sherman.

Universal Media Group Inc. currently trades on the OTC Market and produces a weekly celebrity television series "Before The Fame with Mike Sherman" will release a special Michael Jackson edition featuring former band members of the Jacksons & Michael Jackson, keyboard players Greg Phillinganes & Rory Kaplan.

Mike Sherman was privileged to sit down with the two iconic keyboard legends that once played right beside the 'king of pop' for over 10 years. Mike was on location at Record One Studio in Sherman Oaks California where Michael and his brothers laid down some of the biggest hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

This show is filled with incredible behind the scenes footage of Greg and Rory as they perform some of the Jackson's and Michael Jackson's greatest hits on the keyboard and showcase their amazing talent. This explains why Greg and Rory have worked with some of the biggest icons in music such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton and more.

The show will broadcast this Saturday night on the CBS Viacom affiliate WBFS MY 33 Miami. However the show will be re-broadcasted on Universal Media Group's new streaming platform, TitanPro Network, available to the entire world sometime this fall.

About Greg Phillinganes: Gregory Arthur Phillinganes (born May 12, 1956) is an American keyboardist, singer-songwriter, and musical director based in Los Angeles, California. Phillinganes has contributed the role of keyboards to numerous albums representing a broad array of artists and genres. He has toured with notable artists, such as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Toto, served as musical director for Michael Jackson, and has released two solo studio albums.

About Rory Kaplan: 46 years in the music industry,18 world tours, over 100 albums programming and/musician, equipment manager, synthesizer programmer, sound designer, keyboards, artist relations, and consultant for Microsoft, AMD, Intel, and part of the team at DTS Inc. that launched surround sound multi-channel music as executive producer, over 100 surround sound titles. In addition Executive Producer for Auro Technologies, and now with Iron Mountain.

Source: Yahoo Finance / Billie Jean


'Michael Jackson ONE' By Cirque Du Soleil To Reopen Tonight At Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. 19-08-'21

MJ One'Michael Jackson ONE' by Cirque du Soleil, in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will reopen its exclusive residency at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, tonight after a 16-month intermission due to the global crisis. The internationally acclaimed production and virtual parade packed with countless 'wow' moments, will be welcomed back by a sold-out audience and special guests including Jamie King, creative director and choreographer, and Daniel Lamarre, president and chief executive officer for Cirque du Soleil.

Starting tonight, 'Michael Jackson ONE' by Cirque du Soleil will perform five nights Thursday through Monday at 7 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. on select show days. Inspired by the 'King of Pop' and featuring his acclaimed music, the show returns to the 'Michael Jackson ONE' Theater in time to celebrate Michael's August 29 birthday.

'Michael Jackson ONE' is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music. Driven by his biggest hits heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment - 'ONE' takes the audience through a seamless visual and musical montage, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Source: Broadway World / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Official 2022 Calendar. 15-08-'21

The official Michael Jackson 2022 calendar has just been revealed to Danilo, he will be released in September.

Michael Jackson was regarded as the 'King of Pop' and sprang onto the music scene with his brothers as the 'Jackson 5.' In the early 1970's Michael also started to develop a solo career and by the end of the decade, he was an established pop artist. To date, Michael Jackson has now sold over 350 million songs worldwide.

Michael Jackson's back catalogue of album and singles brought many awards including Grammys and Brit awards and MJ was one of the most significant figures of the last century. Some of Michael Jackson's popular hits were 'Billie Jean,' 'Beat It' and 'Leave Me Alone.' MJ was also an amazing dancer and his move called the 'Moonwalk' was special to watch. Likewise, his music videos were well thought out and no one can forget the icon 'Thriller' video.

Buy today a Michael Jackson Official 2022 A3 Wall Calendar featuring the classic photos of the 'King of Pop'. This A3 Calendar is a Michael Jackson Poster calendar as well as an opportunity for you to write your 2022 appointments in the date boxes.

Specifications
Publisher: Danilo
Height: 420 mm
Width: 297 mm
Product code: ?
Guide price: 11 €

Pre-order your official Michael Jackson 2022 calendar at Danilo.

Source: Danilo / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Fragrance Fraud Denied By Batley Designer Hrh Arfaq. 13-08-'21

Hrh ArfaqA fashion designer who claimed to own a bottle of perfume made by Michael Jackson worth £44m has appeared in court charged with fraud.

Hrh Arfaq, from Batley, West Yorkshire, said the intellectual rights to a fragrance by the singer were also his.

At Westminster Magistrates' Court he denied two counts of fraud, one count of possession of criminal property and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.

Mr Arfaq, 50, is due to appear at crown court in September.

Prosecutors said Mr Arfaq, who was granted bail, sold a bottle of the perfume to fellow designer Deborah Martinelli Bonavia for £370,000.

He is also accused of claiming he had a £48m deal to sell 200 Ghost brand bags to the royal family of Brunei.

The prosecution said he had told Russian socialite Natalia Rotenburg he had an agreement with a company to produce a pen with her personal branding.

He is accused of later stealing her Bentley convertible.

The prosecution also stated between August 2019 and July 2020 Mr Arfaq had driven a Ferrari Spider, worth £229,000, knowing or suspecting it was the proceeds of criminal conduct.

He attended court in person on Thursday a(August 12) longside his lawyer Graham Atkins, 54, who is charged with two counts of making articles for use in fraud.

Atkins, of Fleet Street, London, also denies the charges.

Arfaq was dressed in a black hoodie and a white T-shirt and spoke only to confirm his details and enter his plea of not guilty.

He also entered a not guilty plea and was bailed to appear at Inner London Crown Court on 9 September.

In November 2006 at the World Music Awards, Arfaq presented Michael Jackson with the V1 perfume. Michael Jackson wore V1 when he received the Diamond Award for which celebrated his most popular album 'Thriller' selling over 104 million copies worldwide.

Unfortunately we would not be able to buy it, as it is all sold out, because just as only 173 of the latter were ever made. Each of the 173 bottles costed $84,000 (£47,500.)

Arfaq has been posting about Michael Jackson for decade and even met few of the siblings of the 'King of Pop'.

Source: BBC News / Billie Jean


The Neverland Valley Ranch™ Collection. 12-08-'21

The Estate of Michael Jackson just released a Neverland Valley Ranch Collection… Maybe just a 2 fingers up to Dan Reed and his 2 bad actors!?

Neverland Valley Ranch CollectionHere what you can get, from cap to T-shirt and from Hoodie to Note book…

So far, this is only for the US MJ Store but you can order here.

Source: MJ VIbe / The Estate Of Michael Jackson / Billie Jean


Notorious Hollywood 'Fixer' Reveals To Tucker Carlson He Was Offered $500,000 For Dirt On Michael Jackson. 11-08-'21

Anthony Pellicano
Anthony Pellicano

Notorious Hollywood 'fixer' and private investigator Anthony Pellicano dished on the industry's power players and his wildest offers during a recent interview with Tucker Carlson.

Pellicano — who spent 16 years in federal prison for racketeering, wiretapping, conspiracy, and wire fraud charges — sat down with Carlson during a recent episode of his Fox Nation series to discuss his time as Hollywood's fixer.

The former private investigator shared that he became so wealthy while working in Hollywood because "everything that you could imagine going on went on."

He was able to get celebrities out of trouble without involving the police — a job that ultimately led to his own downfall in 2002.

"There were women who would do whatever they could to get next to a movie star or to make money or athletes, especially athletes. Sleep with them, become pregnant so they get an annuity. Or, you know, try to extort them for a large sum of money," he said — maintaining that there was "no such thing as the #MeToo movement" during that time in Hollywood.

Pellicano, who worked as a private investigator for Michael Jackson, also told Carlson that he was offered "$500,000 just to tell the truth about" the pop star, but turned the proposition down because he "won't rat on anybody, even someone who is deceased."

While he did spend 16 years in prison, Pellicano's dedication to loyalty has scored him some friends in high places, including Ron Meyer, former NBCUniversal Vice Chairman and co-founder of the dominant talent agency CAA.

Pellicano shared that Meyer, who was ousted from NBCUniversal following an extramarital affair with actor Charlotte Kirk, would send him a commissary every month throughout his sentence.

"You know, he did all kinds of shit. Yeah. He started out in the mailroom like a lot of other people did, but he became, you know, powerful agent. And then he took over, you know, Universal for 25 years. He is my brother," Pellicano added. "I can't I'm not closer to another male on the planet than I am him. He was there for me every single moment of the time that I was in, and there were other people too."

Source: Media Ite / Billie Jean

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