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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...

Michael Jackson&#39;s Super Fans Are Determined&mdash;and Angry
Film: Hallway to Jackson's
Bedroom Had Warning Bells
the rundown

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,

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jackson's Family Issues 2nd Statement Against New Film

Calls subjects of documentary 'liars,' 'perjurers,' 'opportunists'

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's family is once again speaking out against Leaving Neverland, the documentary focused on two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as children, which debuted Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. In the family's second statement on the matter, per USA Today , family members say they...

Tensions High as New Michael Jackson Film Debuts at Sundance

Leaving Neverland explores abuse allegations

(Newser) - Michael Jackson has been dead for almost a decade, but he apparently still has fans fanatical enough to worry police. Authorities in Park City, Utah, say they have increased staffing levels because they are worried about protests at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Leaving Neverland, NBC reports. The controversial...

Groening: Michael Jackson Made Early Simpsons Cameo
After 27 Years, Groening
Confirms Simpsons Rumor

After 27 Years, Groening Confirms Simpsons Rumor

He says Michael Jackson was in 1991 episode

(Newser) - Simpsons creator Matt Groening has confirmed a fan rumor that has been circulating for 27 years: Leon Kompowsky is Michael Jackson. Groening told Australian chat show The Weekly this week that the King of Pop ended up voicing the character, a psychiatric patient convinced he is Michael Jackson, after Jackson...

Estate, Sony Cleared in Lawsuit Over Odd Michael Jackson Theory

That doesn't mean anything has been resolved over whether vocals are actually Jackson

(Newser) - The Michael Jackson estate and Sony Music have been cleared in the lawsuit filed over allegedly faked vocals on the King of Pop's posthumously released album, Michael, but that doesn't mean anything has been confirmed as to the authenticity of the songs. In the class-action suit filed by...

New Development in an Odd Michael Jackson Theory

Did the King of Pop really sing the vocals on all of the songs on 'Michael'?

(Newser) - Did Michael Jackson really sing lead vocals on three songs released on his first posthumous album, Michael? It's a question some have been asking since the album dropped in 2010, and statements made this week by record label Sony haven't exactly assuaged fans. The Guardian has the backstory...

History's Best-Selling Album Is a Greatest Hits Collection

The Eagles have given Michael Jackson the boot

(Newser) - The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's Thriller to become history's best-selling album of all-time. The Recording Industry Association of America told the AP on Monday that the Eagles' album—Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975—is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of...

Sam Smith Disses Michael Jackson, Does Not Go Over Well

26-year-old singer caught on video saying he wasn't a fan

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's fans wanna be startin' something with Sam Smith after an online post showed him dissing the King of Pop. People reports the British singer was recently kicking back on a boat with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert and other friends when Lambert started recording their conversation, at...

The World Is Getting a Michael Jackson Musical

It's expected to hit Broadway in 2020

(Newser) - The King of Pop is the latest celebrity to get his own Broadway musical. A show inspired by Michael Jackson's life is in the works and expects to hit the Great White Way in 2020, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The biographical musical's score, of course, will be...

Paris Jackson Scrubs Graffiti From Father's Hollywood Star

Michael Jackson's Walk of Fame star was tagged

(Newser) - Paris Jackson has shared a photo of herself cleaning graffiti left on her father's Hollywood star. Per USA Today , the 20-year-old model posted a shot of herself on hands and knees scrubbing the Walk of Fame tribute to late performer Michael Jackson, who died nine years ago this...

Michael Jackson Avenue Causes Confusion in Detroit

King of Pop won't have a street named after him after all

(Newser) - It seems the late King of Pop won't get a street named after him in Motown, at least not at this point, the AP reports. The Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday that a ceremony planned for Friday for Michael Jackson Avenue has been cancelled. The newspaper says Jackson's...

Jackson&#39;s &#39;Tilt&#39; Requires Special Shoes, Killer Abs
Michael Jackson's
Magical Tilt Isn't
So Magical

Michael Jackson's Magical Tilt Isn't So Magical

Special shoes and a really strong core are needed, say neurosurgeons

(Newser) - Medical researchers apparently unaware that one should never reveal a magician's trick have pulled back the veil on a seemingly impossible dance move by Michael Jackson. The singer's gravity-defying 45-degree tilt, in which he leaned forward while keeping his body straight and shoes flat on the floor, first...

5 Years Later, The Onion Responds to Michael Cohen

Satirical site would love to take him up on his demand for a chat

(Newser) - Back in 2013, Michael Cohen wrote an email to the Onion complaining about a satirical item written about his biggest client, Donald Trump. In the email, Cohen demanded an apology, threatened legal action, and asked the editor at the time to contact Cohen "immediately to discuss." The Onion ...

This Year&#39;s Top-Earning Dead Celebs
This Year's
Dead Celebs

This Year's Top-Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson earned $75M in last 12 months: 'Forbes'

(Newser) - Celebrities aren't any less mortal than the rest of us, but their earning power can be. Forbes takes a look at the highest-paid dead celebrities of the past year, measuring pretax income as of Oct. 15. Among those included is a celeb who died this month—and another who...

Jury Sides With Quincy Jones in Michael Jackson Lawsuit

Singer's estate has to pay producer $9.4M

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from "Billie Jean," ''Thriller," and more of the superstar's biggest hits, a jury found Wednesday. The award from a Los Angeles Superior Court jury fell short of the $30...

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