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Archive for April, 2010

Michael Jackson’s Message: This is Our Last Chance!!!!


What DID happen on June 25th? part 4

Thanks Carre
I’m wondering if lately things between Sony and MJ hadn’t changed for the better, and hence why a new deal was recently signed?

TMZ April 19 to April 27

My View? The MJ Estate is “setting the record straight” and “cleaning house.

MJ Estate Stops ‘Heal the World’ Copycat

Originally posted Apr 27th 2010 9:45 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

Score another crushing victory for the Michael Jackson estate — this time the MJ squad dropped the hammer on a woman who allegedly set up a sham Heal the World Foundation to dupe Jackson fans into buying merchandise.


TMZ has learned a Federal judge issued an injunction against Melissa Johnson — the woman behind a Heal the World Foundation website — requiring her to stop “exploiting Michael Jackson’s name, image and likeness.”

According to the court order, the judge ruled that Johnson — who has attempted to register at least 40 trademarks with a direct connection to MJ — operates websites that “convey to consumers a false affiliation with Michael Jackson.”

As you may recall, Jackson operated a legit Heal the World Foundation back in the day, but it had been inactive for many years prior to his death.

Filed under: Michael JacksonCelebrity JusticeMusic

Michael Jackson’s Mom Cleans House

Originally posted Apr 27th 2010 1:00 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

TMZ has learned … Katherine Jackson is downsizing the number of grandchildren in her San Fernando Valley mansion — and the stun gun incident was the catalyst.

Sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell TMZ …  Katherine has told Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza — who is currently living at the estate, along with two of her kids by Randy Jackson and two others by Jermaine Jackson — that she must take the kids and move out of the estate next week, because supervising seven children is just too much for the 79-year-old grandmother.

But don’t think Katherine is heartless.  It’s the opposite.  She’s moving Alejandra, along with Jaafar, Jermajesty, Donte and Randy Jr. to a San Fernando Valley condo owned by the estate.


We’re told the move was prompted by the stun gun incident last month. TMZ broke the story that 13-year-old Jaafar bought a stun gun online and fired it in the house.  Sources say Jaafar pointed the gun at two of Michael’s kids, but the family denies that.

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services came to the estate, took the gun and interviewed people in the home, and it became apparent seven kids were too much for Katherine to handle.

So as of next week, Prince, Paris and Blanket will have the run of the mansion, unobstructed.

Filed under: Katherine JacksonMichael Jackson

TMZ Live: Michael Jackson, LiLo & Charlie Sheen

Originally posted Apr 23rd 2010 3:30 PM PDT by TMZ Staff

We took your questions on everything — including Michael Jackson‘s involvement in the Nation of Islam, Lindsay Lohan‘s downward spiral, and Charlie Sheen‘s adult diapers.

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Plus: Lindsay’s 16-year-old sister Ali Lohan could file for emancipation from her parents.
Filed under: Lindsay LohanHarvey LevinMichael JacksonAli LohanCharlie SheenTMZ Live

MJ’s Dancer — I Wanna Join the Cirque

Originally posted Apr 21st 2010 12:40 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

All sorts of people connected to Michael Jackson are bursting at the sequined seams to be a part of the upcoming MJ-themed Cirque du Soleil show — including one of the dancers from Michael’s “This Is It” tour.

TMZ has learned Danielle Rueda-Watts — one of the 12 dancers picked by Jackson for the London concerts — has actually worked with the Cirque before (on the “Love” show) and she tells us it would be “great to work with these people again.”

As we first reported, the first Cirque show will open in the fall of 2011 and will be focused heavily on dancing — with the trademark Cirque acrobatics.

Watts just happens to be a master of all of the above … not to mention a pro at pole dancing.

Michael Jackson — The Cirque Comes to Town

Originally posted Apr 20th 2010 8:59 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

0420_michael_jackson_cirque_EX_GettyTMZ has learned the executors for Michael Jackson‘s estate have signed a huge deal with Cirque du Soleil.

Co-executor John Branca tells TMZ, the first show will open in fall of 2011 — and will travel throughout North America including the Staples Center in L.A. … the same venue where MJ’s memorial was held.

The show will be heavily focused on dancing — honoring the legendary moves of MJ.  It will also feature Jackson’s songs and have the trademark Cirque du Soleil acrobatics.

In 2012, a second show — in partnership with MGM MIRAGE — will open in Las Vegas which will be far more theatrical with emphasis on technology and 3D. “It will be a theme-park-like show,” says Branca.

Sources say the shows will be worth a fortune to the estate.  Cirque and the estate will split costs and profits 50-50.


Celebrity Justice
MJ Estate to Publicist: You’re Not Getting a Cent!

Originally posted Apr 19th 2010 2:09 PM PDT by TMZ Staff

Michael Jackson‘s former right-hand woman just tasted a $44,000,000 defeat — after MJ’s estate rejected 2 creditors’ claims she filed earlier this year.


Raymone Bain — Jackson’s longtime publicist/manager/friend — had filed the docs claiming MJ owed her more than $44 mil in back wages and profit sharing.

But today, MJ’s estate finally got back to Bain — with a big, fat, rejection stamp.

Bain is the latest in a series of creditors’ claims to be denied by the estate — with more denials expected to be on the way shortly.

Harlem Gospel Choir Tribute to MJ

And somehow, MJ continues to spread the message of peace and hope. This time through the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Then there’s Travis Payne with some dancers doing the “drills” in different places….


The Sidney Morning Herald

April 24, 2010

They’ve performed with U2, Elton John and Andre Rieu, and now the Harlem Gospel Choir’s Australian tour will be a tribute to the King of Pop Michael Jackson.

The New York-based choir has arrived in Sydney for its Concert of Hope tour, which takes in Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Singers Michael Flowers, Alana Alexander and Jeremy Williams are among 13 choir members performing in Australia and New Zealand.

Flowers says the Australian concerts will celebrate the music and times of Jackson, a friend of Harlem Gospel Choir’s founder Allen Bailey.

Members of the choir were invited to sing at Jackson’s funeral last year.

“His passion was one of a kind,” Flowers said in Sydney.

Alexander said the King of Pop was an all-rounder who inspired the choir.

“(Jackson) wasn’t just a singer … he wanted to give you more,” she said.

“When he walked away he wanted you to be completely wowed.

“It’s something for us to live up to … we didn’t know him personally but he left a legacy for us.”

Founded in 1986 by Bailey, who has worked with Lionel Ritchie and the Commodores, the Harlem Gospel Choir features a total of 75 members who travel the world in groups showcasing their gospel music.

“I love what I do and I thank God everyday for it,” Flowers said.

“When we go to different countries and they don’t speak the same language we speak, they understand us through music because it builds a bridge.’”

Added Alexander: “People are on their feet … doing conga lines, it’s crazy.

“I don’t know what to expect from Australian audiences but it’s going to be a lot of fun. We’re going to make them dance, they’re in for a show.”

During an impromptu rendition of Bless the Lord for a photo shoot in Sydney’s CBD, commuters stopped to listen and applaud.

Williams said gospel music had an incredible power to unite people.

“They feel our energy, they feel our heart,” he said.

The Harlem Gospel Choir kicks off its tour in Frankston on April 30, before heading to Adelaide, Perth, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.


Dancer shares Michael Jackson moves


Cirque du Soleil, huhhhh?…. 😉

Young Canadians get schooled by artist who worked with King of Pop

By Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald; Shunt@theherald.Canwest.Com With Files From; Canwest News ServiceApril 24, 2010

Daniel Celebre, centre, teaches  members of The Young Canadians.

Daniel Celebre, centre, teaches members of The Young Canadians.

Photograph by: Ted Jacob, Calgary Herald, Calgary Herald; Shunt@theherald.Canwest.Com With Files From; Canwest News Service

Between lunch rushes at his dad’s southern Ontario deli where he worked making sandwiches, dancer Daniel Celebre sent his agent a message.

Frustrated by the vagaries of showbiz, his love of dance diminished by the challenge of trying to earn a living at it, Celebre had a better idea.

He would still dance. He had a gang of fellow dancers who got together every day to dance — and every day that Celebre danced was a good day.

He would just do something else for money, like make sandwiches at his dad’s deli.

Hence the call to the agent, who, besides booking him work on a few TV commercials and 2003’s Honey and The Lizzy McGuire Movie, wasn’t booking him much.

“I told my agent, unless Prince or Michael calls, don’t call me anymore,” Celebre says.

Then, Celebre went back to making his sandwiches.

A few weeks later, his agent called back.

“He said, ‘Dan, I know you told me not to call you unless Prince or Michael calls,’ ” Celebre says, recalling the moment. ” ‘So I’m calling you because Michael called.’ ”

Yes. That Michael.

It was the early days of 2009, and Michael Jackson was crewing up to prepare for the 50 London concerts he had contracted to do for his big comeback tour. It was a Friday afternoon. Celebre was intrigued enough to call Los Angeles, where he was invited to audition to join Jackson’s tour as a dancer. The auditions were the following Monday, in LA.

Celebre hung up the phone, unsure he wanted to make the trip.

L.A. was a long way to go just to hear one more round of “thanks, but no thanks.”

Luckily for Celebre, his father viewed the phone call for exactly what it was: the opportunity of his 24-year-old son’s lifetime.

“When I told my dad, ‘Yeah, I don’t know man, I gotta think,’ he said, ‘What the hell you thinking about? Get up. Go home. Get your stuff and get on that plane!’

“So it was him who said, ‘It’s not every day Michael Jackson has an audition.’ ”

Celebre made it to the audition — along with dozens of others — with one objective.

“My sole intention was just to perform a solo onstage for Michael Jackson.

“Of course, deep inside, I wanted it, but my primary thing was just to dance in front of him and see if he recognized the style in which I’ve practised for the last 10 years, which was a style called Electric Boogaloo — which I actually learned from the people who taught him,” Celebre says.

Jackson watched the auditioning dancers, then singled Celebre out to one of his assistants. Apparently, Celebre’s mixture of classical and street style conjured up a vintage description from Jackson.

“He called me a badass Gene Kelly,” Celebre says. Or, more precisely, “Gene Kelly behind bars.”

Celebre was hired, and spent 12 weeks training with the King of Pop — for a tour that never happened — and can be seen in the hit documentary about the ill-fated show, This Is It!

Calgary’s Young Canadians got a dose of Celebre’s moves last weekend, when he spent several days teaching them Jackson’s unforgettable style, in preparation for this summer’s upcoming Stampede Grandstand Show.

The connecting thread between Celebre and the Young Canadians is Brian Foley, the Grandstand Show choreographer who has also taught Celebre since he was four.

“We’re doing a big Michael segment in the Grandstand Show this year,” says Foley,

“And of course, Daniel trained with Michael Jackson for over 12 weeks, getting ready for the tour. He’s bringing to town the real Michael Jackson style and look.”

For Celebre, training a new generation of dancers in the ways of Michael Jackson feels to him like his destiny.

“Pretty much my whole life — from the experience I had with Michael on — is to pass on Mike’s messages,” Celebre says. “And help them (younger dancers) understand.”

As far as the deli life goes, Celebre has left that behind. He’s relocated to L.A., and has been working with Travis Payne, Jackson’s former choreographer, who has been getting him a lot of work.

One new gig he may soon be landing could potentially be with Canadian troupe Cirque du Soleil, who announced Tuesday that their next show will be based on the music and songs of Jackson.

“I’ve been living on Cloud Nine for a while now, and I’m trying not to let it rain, so I fall out of the clouds,” Celebre says happily.

“Trying to stay up in there.”

© Copyright (c) The Calgary Herald

Government, God and Michael Jackson Thriller 2 Part 6C

Self explanatory…

EXCLUSIVE: FRANK DILEO – Lies, Inconsistencies & Deceit PART 5 (TMZ wasn’t punk’d)

Woahh, there’s a lot of info here! How did this person who made this video get all this info?

Things are more and more complicated…. Not sure what to believe.  How did Frank end up working again for MJ? And how come he’s still onboard? Or is he? Or is any of this true.

The Invisible Man—by SeekingClues

Check out this great post by seekingClues. It really makes you think….

it looks like there is so much more to this “Hoax” then meets the eye…


Michael Jackson could still be aLIvE (Sequel Part 32)

Thanks Carre.

That Tom is one sharp fellow! Still not sure what I think of Uri Gellar, though.

Michael Jackson’s Family “Thrilled” About Cirque Du Soleil Show

Why is Katherine in a wheelchair?  She looks great, though…

I’m thrilled about the Cirque du Soleil show too!

Posted on Apr 20, 2010 @ 06:40AM


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Splash News Online

Michael Jackson‘s estate has made a deal with Cirque du Soleil to develop projects based on the late pop singer’s music and choreography – the deal encompasses touring and permanent shows .

The first of these projects will  feature an arena-touring show in which fans will experience a re-creation of a Michael Jackson concert, and this is expected to debut in the fall of 2011. It’s anticipated that show will have an extended run in Las Vegas in conjunction with longtime Cirque du Soleil partner in Sin City, MGM Mirage.

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The permanent show, which will also be in partnership with the MGM Mirage, is expected to debut in late 2012.

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Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson says, “Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way.”

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John Branca, Co-executor of the estate that brokered the deal told RadarOnline.com, “This will not just be a tribute to Michael’s musical genius, but a live entertainment experience that uses the most advanced technology to push every creative boundary as Michael always did. Having attended Cirque du Soleil performances with Michael, I know he was a huge fan. We are excited to be partners with Cirque du Soleil to give Michael’s fans a truly unique way to hear, see and feel Michael’s music

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Michael Jackson’s estate will own 50% of the project and Cirque du Soleil will have the other half. The estate will equally share in casting, developing, building and producing the projects. The estate will also receive  royalty payments on various aspects of intellectual property used in the Michael Jackson projects.