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Documents: Michael Jackson Had Horrifying Porn Collection

'Images of pornography, animal torture, S&M, and gore'

(Newser) - Radar Online claims to have obtained official documents depicting the “images of pornography, animal torture, S&M, and gore” that Michael Jackson allegedly used while molesting children at Neverland Ranch. “The documents exposed Jackson as a manipulative, drug-and-sex-crazed predator who used blood, gore, sexually explicit images of... More »

Michael Jackson's Gone With the Wind Oscar Is Gone

King of Pop dropped $1.54M on the statuette

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's Gone With the Wind Oscar is gone. Jackson paid a record $1.54 million for the statuette awarded to producer David O. Selznick in 1940, and now executors of his estate can't find it, the Hollywood Reporter reports. "We would like to have that Oscar... More »

In New Movie, Michael Jackson to Be Played by a White Guy

Joseph Fiennes set to play the King of Pop

(Newser) - In a new movie about Michael Jackson, the King of Pop will be played by ... a white British guy. Joseph Fiennes is set to play Jackson in Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, a film that follows Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor (played by Stockard Channing), and Marlon Brando (played by Brian Cox) as... More »

33 Years Later, a New Record for Thriller

Michael Jackson becomes first artist to attain 30-time multiplatinum status

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's Thriller is still scaring up sales and giving the King of Pop's legacy a new milestone. The album has sold 30 million copies in the United States, making Jackson the first artist to attain 30-time multiplatinum status, the Recording Industry Association of America and Jackson's... More »

For Sale: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

All yours for $100M

(Newser) - A 2,700-acre piece of pop-culture history is now up for sale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch near Santa Barbara is on the market for $100 million. Except it's now called Sycamore Valley Ranch, and while it no longer has amusement park rides... More »

Cause of 20-Year Axl Rose-Slash Feud Finally Uncovered?

It could all have to do with Michael Jackson, big-screen TV

(Newser) - The mystery behind why Axl Rose and Slash have been on the outs since 1996, when Slash quit Guns N' Roses, may have finally been solved. And it all comes down to ... Michael Jackson and a big-screen TV? Vulture picks up on this tidbit from former GNR manager Doug Goldstein'... More »

7 Celebrity Ghosts

These stars have supposedly been spotted after their deaths

(Newser) - It's one thing to see a ghost—but a celebrity ghost? The Stir rounds up 15 late stars rumored to haunt the living, including:
  • Michael Jackson: A TV crew claims to have spotted his ghost at Neverland Ranch.
  • Marilyn Monroe: Her ghost has reportedly been sighted at her grave,
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7 Musicians-Turned-Actors

You may have forgotten about some

(Newser) - Who says a celebrity can only do one thing? HLN rounds up 14 musicians who tried their hands at acting. A sampling:
  • Prince, Purple Rain
  • Mick Jagger, The Man From Elysian Fields
  • David Bowie, The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Michael Jackson, The Wiz
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Analysis: Sinatra Is Planet's Most Important Person...

...at least according to Wikipedia ... and its English version

(Newser) - Using methods borrowed from Google, a group of researchers has analyzed all Wikipedia pages and determined that, at least on the English language version of the site, Frank Sinatra is the world's most important person. Second place goes to Michael Jackson, and third to Pope Pius XII. When factoring... More »

Jackson Kids' Allowance: $8M a Year

And boy, do they spend it

(Newser) - As Michael Jackson's estate grows in value, the yearly allowance his children Prince, 17, Paris, 16, and Blanket, 12, share has increased from $5 million to $8 million—and it sounds like they take full advantage of it. Page Six talks to sources including former Jackson friend Marc Schaffel,... More »

Michael Jackson Hologram Wows Billboard Awards

'Creepily real' moonwalker performs new hit

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake was the big winner at last night's Billboard Music Awards but the real star was his idol: Michael Jackson. The singer was resurrected as a hologram that performed his "new" hit "Slave to the Rhythm" off his posthumous album in front of a thrilled crowd... More »

11 Insane Celeb Conspiracy Theories

Yes, there are people on Planet Earth who apparently believe these

(Newser) - Conspiracy theories are not just limited to the worlds of science and politics: Radar rounds up 20 of the wackiest conspiracy theories ... in Hollywood. And yes, all of them are real (in some minds):
  • OJ Simpson, not Robert Kardashian, is Khloe Kardashian's real dad.
  • Siblings Michael and LaToya Jackson
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Surprise: Michael Jackson's 'New' Single Is Really Good

Critics think it's vintage Jackson from his 'Off the Wall' era

(Newser) - A posthumous Michael Jackson album comes out later this month, and Epic Records offered a taste by releasing a single that Jackson wrote in 1983 (with Paul Anka) but never released. The label actually put out two versions of "Love Never Felt So Good," one with Jackson solo... More »

Michael Jackson Fans Win 1 Euro Each for Distress

5 prove their case against Conrad Murray in French court

(Newser) - Lots of people around the world were distraught when Michael Jackson died, but only five have proven it in court. As AFP reports, the five won damages of 1 euro apiece against Jackson doctor Conrad Murray in a French courtroom today. They convinced the judge of their trauma in part... More »

Conrad Murray: I Held Michael Jackson's...

Gives sad, intimate details of Jackson's last days

(Newser) - Conrad Murray has given his first interviews since leaving jail in October. Murray continues to assert he "did not kill Michael Jackson," even though in 2011, he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's 2009 death. What is new in these interviews are the intimate details, true... More »

10 Celebs Who Needed Interventions

Some kicked the drugs, alcohol, but for others, a sad ending

(Newser) - Radar rounds up a list of stars who have faced intervention attempts from family members and friends. In some cases, they went to rehab and got cleaned up—but other cases had a tragic ending. Check out a sampling of 10 of them in the gallery or the full... More »

10 Crazy Celeb Interviews

One of them involves removing an artificial leg on-air...

(Newser) - When celebrity interviews go wrong: Radar rounds up 24 of the absolute weirdest and craziest sit-downs. A sampling:
  • Princess Diana, separated from Prince Charles and having learned he cheated on her, told Martin Bashir, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
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Jackson Doctor Freed After 2 Years

Conrad Murray wants his medical license back

(Newser) - The doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death was freed from the Los Angeles County jail at midnight after serving the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in 2011 but only served two because of California prison rules that give him a day... More »

11 Celebs Who Are Godparents to Celebs

Seems like everyone in Hollywood knows one another

(Newser) - In honor of Prince George, who has seven new godparents , PopSugar rounds up 23 celebrities who are godparents of other celebrities' children. A sampling:
  • Michael Jackson was godfather to Nicole Richie.
  • Simon Pegg is godfather to Apple Martin, daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
  • Drew Barrymore is godmother to
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Quincy Jones: Jackson Estate Cheated Me on Hits

Producer sues for royalties over re-editing of some classic songs

(Newser) - Quincy Jones has sued Michael Jackson's estate, claiming he is owed millions in royalties and production fees on some of the superstar's greatest hits. Jones' lawsuit seeks at least $10 million from the singer's estate and Sony Music Entertainment, arguing that the entities improperly re-edited songs to... More »

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