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Jermaine's Old Book Pitch: Michael Hated Jews

Jackson bro hoped to pen shockingly candid tell-all

(Newser) - Jermaine Jackson circulated a tell-all book proposal that got no takers in 2003, writes Roger Friedman for Showbiz411. He lays out some salacious excerpts:
  • "My brother purchased children. It is like a sanctioned black market. He is very powerful; he picked the sperm donor by using information provided by
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John Hughes Was Peter Pan: Molly Ringwald

Director, mentor was 'one of us' kids

(Newser) - For Molly Ringwald, John Hughes was like Peter Pan, drawing his teen actors into Neverland, she writes in the New York Times. Hughes “was one of us,” laughing alongside the actors rather than reprimanding them as they worked. And when Ringwald and her fellow actors chose to move... More »

Jackson Family Holds Cemetery Vigil

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's family held a quiet vigil beside his casket last night before the singer is interred today, reports the Times of London. Jackson's sister La Toya, brother Randy and daughter Paris were spotted at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park soon after Jackson's casket was transported there for a private... More »

Investors Begin to De-Jackson Neverland

Abandoned ranch spruced up in hopes of a sale

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's virtually abandoned ranch is being given a makeover as part of an effort to get the singer's finances back on track, the Wall Street Journal reports. The investment firm that co-owns Neverland has begun sprucing up the grounds and removing many traces of Jackson, who vowed never to... More »

Jackson Parts With Neverland

Deed turned over to firm owned in part by Vegas real estate firm

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's Neverland dream is over, E! Online reports. The star has handed the deed for his now run-down 2,500-acre California ranch to a company owned partly by himself and partly by the real estate firm that owns the Las Vegas Hilton—sparking rumors that a ranch comeback... More »

Investors Throw Dice on Jacko's Vegas Comeback

Investment firm pushing for a start to Michael Jackson: the Vegas Years

(Newser) - A Las Vegas comeback could be in the cards for Michael Jackson if a private equity firm has its way, the Wall Street Journal reports. A firm that owns the Las Vegas Hilton and a big stake in a casino company bought $23 million of Jackson's debt last month and... More »

Investment Firm Bails Out Neverland

Eccentric Pop King gets to keep fantasy land estate

(Newser) - An investment company has bailed out Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and a foreclosure auction of the 2,500-acre California property—which once featured roaming wild animals and amusement park rides—has been canceled, reports the Los Angeles Times. The financially troubled pop star bought the Los Olivos ranch in... More »

Jacko Can Keep Neverland

Last-minute deal keeps King of Pop's ranch from public auction

(Newser) - The King of Pop will live another day as the rancher of Neverland. Michael Jackson made a last-minute deal today to refinance his notorious California homestead and will retain ownership, the AP reports. The 2,500-acre property had been scheduled for a public auction next week after Jackson—who hasn't... More »

Jackson's Neverland Foreclosed

2,800-acre ranch is set for sale in March

(Newser) - Creditors have foreclosed on Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, which will be auctioned March 19 if the King of Pop doesn't pony up $24.5 million by that date, Fox News reports. If the sale goes through, Jackson would lose everything in the California house, including furniture and relics of... More »

Cash-Strapped Jacko Could Lose Neverland

King of Pop defaults on $23M loan and has 90 days to pay—or else

(Newser) - Michael Jackson has defaulted on a $23 million loan against his storied Neverland Ranch, and he’ll lose the Santa Barbara fortress if he doesn’t pay in 90 days. The King of Pop is in his worst financial situation ever, says Fox News, and speculation is mounting that he’... More »

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