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Michael Jackson Cried Talking to Brando About His Sex Life

At least according to an upcoming podcast

(Newser) - Seems Marlon Brando once asked Michael Jackson about his sex life, and the pop star became surprisingly emotional. In Telephone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson , host Brandon Ogborn reads from a transcript of Brando talking to prosecutors in 1994 about sex-abuse accusations against the pop icon. "It's... More »

Chappelle: I Don't Believe Michael Jackson's Accusers

In new special, comic says he doesn't think the pop star molested anyone

(Newser) - The Michael Jackson documentary Neverland has prompted even some of his staunchest defenders to doubt Jackson's innocence in molestation claims. But one fellow celeb appears to be holding the line. "I’m going to say something I’m not allowed to say, but I gotta be real: I... More »

'I Have Prayed That Michael Jackson's Will Would Be Found'

Former publicist says singer left secret will, but it's missing

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's former publicist claimed Thursday that the late singer left behind a secret will in which he detailed how he wanted his legacy to be preserved—but she has no idea where it is. "I don't have it. I don't know where it is,"... More »

Report: Lisa Marie to Drop Bombshell Book

She'll reportedly get up to $4M to dish on Michael Jackson, Elvis

(Newser) - This should certainly help Lisa Marie Presley's financial woes . A source tells Page Six that the daughter of the King of Rock and Roll has inked a book deal that will see her paid $3 million to $4 million to dish on her famous father and two-year marriage to... More »

Michael Jackson Not the Only Celeb Who Died 10 Years Ago

It's the 10-year anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

(Newser) - The world's biggest pop star died 10 years ago Tuesday, and the estate of Michael Jackson marked the occasion with a statement calling him "more important than ever," reports Billboard . "A decade later, Michael Jackson is still with us, his influence embedded in dance, fashion, art,... More »

Michael Jackson's Kid Is a College Grad

Eldest son Prince Jackson has a new degree in business administration

(Newser) - The eldest son of the King of Pop is now a college graduate, reports People . Twenty-two-year-old Prince Jackson—real name Michael Joseph Jackson Jr.—graduated Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Saturday with a degree in business administration and family was around to applaud him. Cousin TJ Jackson... More »

Corey Feldman Struggles to Make Doc on 'Hollywood Pedophiles'

The former child star also reassesses his friendship with Michael Jackson

(Newser) - Corey Feldman is still waging a war against what he calls widespread Hollywood pedophilia—which has earned him online enemies and led him to see an old friend in a new light, Rolling Stone reports. "It caused me to have concerns," he says of Finding Neverland , the HBO... More »

Barbra Streisand Apologizes for Michael Jackson Remarks

Of the molestation, she had said, 'it didn't kill them'

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand has backtracked quickly from her assertion that boys molested by Michael Jackson were "thrilled" to be there . "I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully," she said in a Saturday statement, per TMZ . "I... More »

Barbra Streisand on MJ's Alleged Victims: 'It Didn't Kill Them'

76-year-old singer facing big backlash after comments on Michael Jackson documentary

(Newser) - When someone's name is trending on Twitter, it's often because it's their birthday, they died, or they did or said something causing a whole lot of people to shake their heads. In Barbra Streisand's case, it was the latter on Friday after a London Times interview... More »

Paris Jackson Calls Out TMZ After New Report

'Liars,' she says after report of hospitalization

(Newser) - Paris Jackson is lashing out at TMZ over a disturbing report about her on the website. The outlet reported that the 20-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson was hospitalized after a suicide attempt Saturday morning. Her response was blunt: "F--- you you f---ing liars," she tweeted Saturday afternoon. It... More »

Paris Jackson Talks Defense: 'There's Nothing I Can Say'

She really just wants everyone to 'chill out'

(Newser) - Don't expect Paris Jackson to come to her late father's defense amid renewed abuse allegations. That's "not my role," and "there's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said in regards to defense," the 20-year-old model tweeted Thursday after she... More »

Feldman Changes His Tune on Neverland

The former child star speaks out

(Newser) - Corey Feldman is backpedaling a little on Michael Jackson. The former child star and friend to Jackson, who initially said he "took issue" with the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, struck a different tone Wednesday: "I don't want to be perceived as I'm here to defend Michael... More »

Paris Jackson Speaks Out on Leaving Neverland

'Chillax my dudes,' she tweets, as Corey Feldman says he can no longer defend MJ

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's daughter has broken her silence on the Leaving Neverland documentary, and she seems largely untroubled by allegations that her father sexually abused two boys. "Smoke some weed n think about the bigger picture. chillax my dudes," Paris Jackson advised followers in a tweet Thursday. When... More »

More Michael Jackson Fallout: This Time, the Simpsons

Producer cites Leaving Neverland documentary in yanking episode that featured the singer

(Newser) - Six months ago, Matt Groening proudly confirmed that Michael Jackson had voiced a character in a 1991 episode of The Simpsons. Now, after allegations of child sexual abuse in the searing documentary Leaving Neverland, it's an episode the show would like to forget about. Executive producer James L. Brooks... More »

Michael Jackson Estate Now in Major Damage-Control Mode

Sony's $250M bet on Jackson now looks risky

(Newser) - The headline of an op-ed published by Bloomberg reads "Stop Listening to Michael Jackson." The piece by Ramesh Ponnuru is exactly what Jackson's estate had been hoping to avoid following HBO's Leaving Neverland documentary, in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck claim Jackson sexually abused them... More »

Film: Hallway to Jackson's Bedroom Had Warning Bells

Documentary airing on HBO brings disturbing allegations to a large audience

(Newser) - The Michael Jackson documentary in which two men allege in detail how the pop icon molested them as boys has begun airing on HBO, prompting a storm of reaction to and assessments of Leaving Neverland. Here's a sample:
  • Corey Feldman: The former child star is out with a fierce,
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Michael Jackson's Estate Offers Alternative Programming

Airs concert film as HBO runs first part of 'Leaving Neverland' documentary

(Newser) - HBO began airing the damning Leaving Neverland documentary about Michael Jackson Sunday night, and the singer's estate did the only thing it could: offered alternative programming. The estate put up a concert film of Jackson in Bucharest in 1992 on his YouTube channel, reports Deadline . On Monday night, when... More »

Neverland Ranch Has New Name, Much Lower Price

Michael Jackson's former home up for $31M, down from original $100M listing

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch went on the market in 2015 for $100 million, and any millionaires who were tempted then will now be happy they held off. The 2,700-acre ranch in Los Olivos, California, has just been relisted for $31 million, reports the Wall Street Journal . The property... More »

Michael Jackson's Estate Sues, but HBO Will Air Documentary

In the film, 2 men accuse the singer of abusing them when they were kids

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's estate has sued HBO to block the airing of a documentary in which two men say that the singer molested them when they were boys. HBO says it is undaunted. "Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged," the network... More »

Jackson Accuser: He Taped Sex Act With Me, Erased It

2 subjects of 'Leaving Neverland' say star also slammed women, was jealous of Sheryl Crow

(Newser) - They've faced backlash and even death threats, but the two men who say they were abused by Michael Jackson when they were kids are still speaking out. Wade Robson and James Safechuck, subjects of the new Leaving Neverland documentary by Dan Reed, sat down with USA Today and offered... More »

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