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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 »

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 »

Neverland Ranch Could Become ... State Park

Assemblyman pushes for study amid skepticism

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is one of the most opulent estates in the US, and one California lawmaker can't resist the idea of turning it into a state park. "It will absolutely be a destination for many who admire music and the performing arts," said Assemblyman Mike Davis,... More »

Death Turns Jackson From Bust to Boom

'Tasteful yet profitable' marketing of singer's death rakes in $1B

(Newser) - Estate of Elvis Presley, watch out: You may yet be eclipsed by Michael Jackson. Jackson died on the brink of financial collapse, but a year later his estate is booming. Last year he sold 8.3 million albums in the US—more than any other artist—and the posthumously released... More »

Jackson On Course to Out-Earn Elvis

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's estate is bigger and healthier than it's ever been, the New York Times reports. A little over six weeks after his death, the late singer has raked in $100 million through merchandising and movie deals, and will likely earn another $100 million more before the end of the... More »

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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Doc Gave Jacko Drug to Curb Boy Desire

(Newser) - One of Michael Jackson's doctors prescribed him a drug to curb his apparent desire for young boys, the Daily Mirror reports. Seeing Jackson enjoy wine and sleepovers with children at Neverland Ranch between 2001 and 2003, Dr. Alimorad Farshchian gave him Depo Provera, a birth control drug that limits testosterone.... 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 »

Stress, Debt Killed Jacko: Trainer

But his ghost lives on

(Newser) - Add Lou Ferrigno to the list of people who believe stress killed Michael Jackson. The Incredible Hulk star—and Jackson’s friend and trainer for his 50-show tour—tells the Mirror, “He was under tremendous stress, so much I think it killed him. He was $400 million in debt.... More »

Twitchy Jacko Denies He Molested Boys in 1996 Video

1996 tape shows an uncomfortable Michael

(Newser) - A 1996 video of Michael Jackson being interviewed by lawyers has surfaced, the News of the World reports. The tape shows the star squirming and groaning in annoyance throughout a barrage of questions from lawyers representing several Neverland employees who sued Jackson after being fired. At one point, the King... More »

No Jackson Memorial Friday: Family Source

King of Pop can't be buried at Neverland due to legal restrictions

(Newser) - There will be no public memorial for Michael Jackson at the Neverland Ranch this week, the AP reports. Previous reports had said that a viewing would be held Friday at the Santa Barbara estate, but a source close to the family says nothing is planned. Instead, there will likely be... More »

In '07, Jackson Worth $237M, But Cash-Poor, in Debt

(Newser) - As recently as 2007, Michael Jackson had a net worth of $236.6 million, the AP reports. But his finances weren’t that simple. Most of his $567.6 million in assets were tied up in property and rights—he had just $668,215 in cash—and his debt totaled... More »

Jackson's Public Viewing Set for Friday

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s body will be taken to his Neverland Ranch on Thursday for a public viewing the next day at the California site, CNN reports. A private memorial service will follow Sunday. Where the singer will be buried remains unknown, though the mayor of Jackson’s hometown of Gary,... More »

Jackson Funeral Will Hold for Autopsy No. 2: Dad

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's father, Joe, says planning for the pop star's funeral is awaiting results of a second autopsy. Joe Jackson told reporters outside the family's Southern California compound at midday today that the second autopsy is under way, and he expects results soon. The county coroner conducted an autopsy Friday... More »

Jackson Finance Mess Will Take Years to Untangle

Singer left behind perplexing jumble of assets and debts

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's death has left Sony execs groaning over the jumbled state of the singer's finances, the New York Times reports. Jackson was a shrewd investor and negotiator but was prone to wild spending sprees, according to some of the many financial advisers he hired and fired. Sorting out the... 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 Auction Canceled

(Newser) - Sorry, Jacko fans, you'll have to make your own studded glove. A scheduled auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia—everything from that famous glove he wore in the "Billy Jean" video to the gates of Neverland Ranch—is now off, reports E! Online. Jackson reached a settlement today with the... More »

Neverland Auction: Weirdest Yardsale Ever

(Newser) - A big, plastic motorized baby lies in its cradle, waving its limbs. Its fingers are missing. “That is just creepy,” remarks an onlooker, one of many milling about this abandoned Beverly Hills mall. Decked out with red carpets like an award show, it’s currently exhibiting a host... More »

Jacko Has Boyish Taste in Art

Neverland property loaded with sculptures of boys

(Newser) - Michael Jackson is fighting to keep his possessions off the auction block, and now we know why. TMZ has a list of everything on his Neverland ranch property, and it includes lots of creepy-sounding art. Among the pieces: "boy with accordion," "boy sitting on bricks," "... More »

Jacko's Neverland Treasures Up for Auction

Suits of armor and a fedora from 'Billie Jean' video among items up for sale

(Newser) - A portrait of King of Odd Michael Jackson dressed as an Elizabethan monarch, a red velvet throne, and a fedora from the Billie Jean video are a few of the unique treasures from the singer's Neverland ranch being assembled for an upcoming auction in Los Angeles, reports the Guardian, which... More »

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