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Joe Jackson Has Stroke

83-year-old could be home tomorrow, however

(Newser) - Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, reports celebrity website X17 Online . Michael Jackson's controversial dad, 83, is at a Las Vegas hospital, though his spokeswoman says he's doing fine and could be home tomorrow, reports AP . “The good thing is that... More »

Jackson 5 Skit Sparks Outrage—It's in Blackface

Guest judge Harry Connick Jr. calls out Australian TV performers

(Newser) - A popular Australian TV variety program is under fire internationally for a skit that depicted Michael Jackson in whiteface and the rest of the Jackson 5 in blackface. Guest judge Harry Connick Jr., was shocked. “We’ve spent so much time trying to not make black people look like... More »

New Jackson 5 Tracks Drop in Nov.

New single 'That's How Love Is' available online now

(Newser) - The Jackson 5 may well be back on the charts this November with the release of I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters, a collection of never-before-heard material and alternate versions of beloved tunes. One of the new songs, “That’s How Love Is,” can be heard on the... More »

25 Car Tunes for Kids and Parents

Add some Marley, Beach Boys to the Disney playlist

(Newser) - Parents, don’t let Disney's catalog of saccharine tunes ruin any more of your road trips. There are songs that can bridge the generation gap, Lindsay Armstrong writes on Babble:
  • Jackson Five’s “ABC”: School the kids on the alphabet and pop music—all at once.
  • Billy Idol’s
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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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Jacko Autopsy Results Under Wraps, Kids Get Biz Guardian

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's autopsy has been completed, but authorities won't release the results until after their investigation into his death has been completed, reports CNN. Detectives are investigating what role the anesthetic propofol—administered by Dr. Conrad Murphy—played in the singer's death, according to sources. Meanwhile, Jackson's three children are... More »

Jackson Bros Talking Comeback

(Newser) - Could a new Jackson Five wow without Michael? Fans may soon find out, reports the Los Angeles Times. The remaining brothers are negotiating with AEG Live to take over some London dates previously earmarked for Michael. Original Jackson Five members Tito, Jackie, and Marlon—as well as baby brother Randy,... More »

Guest List Solidifies; Liz Taylor Won't Attend

(Newser) - The star-studded guest list for the Michael Jackson memorial service tomorrow in Los Angeles doesn't include Elizabeth Taylor, but the legendary actress is sure her dear friend would understand, People reports. "I just don't believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others,"... More »

Jackson Played Peter Pan to Charm White America

To understand Jackson, look beyond the man in the mirror

(Newser) - A musical genius, yes, but Michael Jackson was also a master of performing roles. And his greatest may have been that of a de-sexualized, non-threatening black man who appealed to white audiences, David Gates writes in Newsweek. The King of Pop looked "blackest" on the cover of 1979's... More »

How Jackson Got His Glove

Singer was transfixed after spotting film editor working with one glove on

(Newser) - Some of the mysteries that surrounded Michael Jackson may never be solved, but the glove enigma can be cleared up right now, John Kehe writes at the Christian Science Monitor. Kehe designed the video for the Jackson 5's Can You Feel It in 1980 and took Jackson on a tour... More »

Top 10 Moments in Life, Career

(Newser) - As legions mourn the King of Pop, Time rounds up the 10 defining moments of his life and career:
  • The Jackson 5 bursts onto the scene in 1968, and its first single, “I Want You Back,” makes it to No. 1.
  • The release of Thriller in 1982 makes
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US Promoter Sues to Block Jacko's London Gigs

Plaintiff demands singer play US show or cough up $40m

(Newser) - A New Jersey promoter has filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent Michael Jackson from starting his 50-concert London marathon next month, the Telegraph reports. The singer contracted to play a reunion concert in the US this summer with other members of the Jackson family before performing anywhere else, the suit... More »

Jacko Bro Plans Slavery Theme Park

Historians condemn $3.4B project

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's big brother Marlon wants to bring tourists to Nigeria by building a $3.4 billion resort—complete with an ever-so-slightly controversial slavery theme park, a replica slave ship, oh, and a Jackson Five exhibit, the Telegraph reports. Visitors to the park, located in Badagry, the departure point for... More »

Jacko at 50: 'I Feel Young & Wise'

Superstar under shadow planning a comeback

(Newser) - The man who never wanted to grow up hits the half-century mark today. Michael Jackson told ABC's Good Morning America in a phone interview he's feeling "very young"—but also "wise and sage." The superstar is still writing songs and hopes to tour again, but is... More »

Jackson Five May Reunite in '08

Michael will take part, says Jermaine

(Newser) - The Jackson Five could be touring again as early as next year, according to Jermaine, and Michael will take part. "We feel we have to do it one more time," the third-oldest Jackson brother told the BBC. "We owe that to the fans and to the public.... More »

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