Another great entry from SeeingClues blog. Check it out:
This article documents some of today’s well-known artists who have gone on record and spoken about the dark side of the entertainment industry. Some of the industry’s biggest stars, including Dave Chappelle, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan, have hinted at the true nature of the business in their own words. Here are some of my findings.
Throughout my articles, I discuss many dark aspects of the entertainment industry. Some of these aspects are so awful and improbable to the average reader that they become hard to believe, especially when the information comes from an anonymous blogger such as myself. Some actual celebrities have however gone on record with some truths on the industry. Those rare outbreaks are rarely publicized but, they are available online. So, for this article, I’m letting the insiders do the talking. Who is better placed to talk about the entertainment business than the entertainers themselves, those who have experienced first hand all facets of the business?
Although most artists will not use the terms “mind control” or “occult initiation,” they are explaining, in their own words, the strange realities they are witnessing. These are some videos I’ve found. I hope they’ll work for everyone.
Warning: Some of these videos are disturbing or contain foul language.
This stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer and actor is most famous for creating Chappelle’s Show, a ground-breaking sketch comedy television series which ran on Comedy Central until 2006. The DVD set is currently the all-time best-selling DVD for a television show, having sold more than three million copies. Its early success prompted Viacom (Comedy Central’s parent company) to offer Chappelle a $55 million contract for the production of two more seasons of Chappelle’s Show. The production of season 3 was extremely difficult, however, as Chappelle did not like the direction the show was taking. He even referred to it as being “socially irresponsible.” Chappelle also had troubles coping with the pressure coming from network executives to compromise and dumb-down his show.
On May 2005, Chappelle abruptly left the production of season 3 of the show and traveled to Africa. A media frenzy ensued, fueled by speculation and rumors of Chappelle “going crazy” and being on drugs. Upon his return, Chappelle was interviewed on Inside the Actors Studio in December 2005. He discussed many subjects, including his reasons for leaving for Africa. In this next portion of the interview, Chappelle describes in a very vivid matter the “sick” nature of Hollywood.
Keep in mind the portion of the interview where Chappelle talks about Mariah Carey and her losing her mind. She and her “handler” Tommy Mottola will again be mentioned by another fairly known celebrity later in this article.
In an interview with Oprah, Dave Chappelle shares his own theory concerning black comedians being forced to cross-dress at one point or another during their career. The following video compares Chappelle’s story with 2Pac during the filming of Poetic Justice.
Selling One’s Soul to the Devil
“Selling one’s soul” can be defined as allowing one’s integrity, values and moral code to be defiled in order to obtain riches and success. Considering the occult aspect of the industry, “selling one’s soul” can take a more literal meaning, as there exist actual ritualistic initiations and obscure secret societies working in the shadows. Some artists, who have been more or less in contact with that darker side of Hollywood, have spoken on the subject in their own words.
In the next video, model and actress Melyssa Ford discusses the price of fame in Hollywood.
In the next video, singing legend Bob Dylan explains on 60 Minutes the reason for his longevity in the music business.
What is Katy Perry referring to in this next video? Is “selling one’s soul to the Devil” the folksy way to say I’ve been initiated into the Illuminati industry?
Who better than the King of Pop to speak the truth about the music industry? I’ve been asked numerous times about Jackson’s involvement in the Illuminati industry and the causes of his death. I’ve never attempted to write an article on the subject, as his career was incredibly long and filled with astounding events and requires more than just a summary survey.
What is obvious, however, is that MJ, in his last years, was becoming increasingly outspoken on the shady dealings of the music industry. Indeed, it seems the man who was the ultimate Illuminati slave was attempting to break free. In June 2002, Michael Jackson, gave an unexpected speech about the dark side of the entertainment business.
Jackson directly points to Tommy Mottola, the ex-president of Sony Music and the ex-husband of Mariah Carey, who was less her husband than an actual mind control handler. Did “the Devil” get back at MJ for speaking the truth?
Monarch Programming Caught on Tape
Sometimes without even knowing it, celebrities expose the ugly side of the entertainment industry through their actions. I have discussed in numerous articles the existence of mind control in entertainment industry and its symbolism in popular art, and people have asked me if the artists I discuss are actual mind control victims or if they are just performing art that incorporates mind control symbolism. It is obviously difficult to determine which celebrities are actual victims of monarch programming but some rare footage has appeared showing some celebrities switching mind-control “alters” or personalities. Those videos are quite a disturbing display, but reflect the unfortunate reality of the mass entertainment industry.
ANNA NICOLE SMITH
In the next video, model and actress Anna Nicole Smith is filmed while one of her Monarch alters is switched on. In this disturbing home video, filmed by her handler Howard K. Stern, Anna-Nicole is completely dissociated and child-like. Media outlets claimed Anna Nicole was under the influence of drugs during the taping of the video, which was probably the case. Drugs alone cannot explain her state of mind, however, as there are obvious symptoms of profound psychological trauma.
Anna-Nicole Smith has clearly an “alter” personality switched on who firmly believe that a doll is actually a real baby. The clown makeup (probably ordered by Stern himself to give the video more impact), reinforces the concept of alter personality in a sick display of manipulation by a handler. Notice in this CNN report that Geraldo refers to Smith as being “in character,” another term to explain an alter personality.
This video only reports one of the many bizarre events toward the end of Anna Nicole Smith’s life. Her entourage and environment was totally foul. It is not a coincidence Smith often posed as Marilyn Monroe during her career: Monroe was the original “mind controlled” sex-symbol.
Looking at the circumstances surrounding the death of her 20-year-old son Daniel in 2006, we can find another example of the trauma-based mind control Anna Nicole was subjected to. The death indeed appears to be a ritual sacrifice. Daniel died in Anna Nicole’s hospital room, right in front of her, only three days after she gave birth to her third baby. Here’s how the authorities described Daniel’s death.
“It would appear from our report that the mother had gotten up, saw him in the chair and he appeared to be sound asleep. She tried to wake him up, he was unresponsive, and she sounded the alarm.”
After witnessing the miracle of birth, Anna was forced to witness the death of her son in her own room. Daniel death was later attributed to the “presence of three types of prescription drugs in his system” and was considered “suspicious”. The event caused a violent trauma in Anna Nicole, and reports say she was then heavily sedated. She then dissociated from reality (the goal of Monarch mind control programming) and even lost memory of the event.
“The devastation and grief over Daniel’s sudden death coupled with the sedation has been so extreme that Anna Nicole experienced memory loss of the event,” attorney Michael Scott said.
This is just an example of the disturbing events surrounding Anna-Nicole Smith’s life. Many more details could be discussed in a later article perhaps.
In this 2006 interview with Diane Sawyer, Britney seems to momentarily switch alters in what seems to be a “mind control glitch”.
The episode of her breaking down and shaving her head might have been an attempt to break free from her mind control manipulation. Reality is indeed WAY stranger than fiction.
What more can I say?
Since the death of Peter Lopez, MJ’s ex-lawyer, many people have been questioning the reasons for it. Many believe it was murder and NOT suicide. Apparently, Michael did NOT want to do the O2 concerts at all and this Peter Lopez, his lawyer, at the time, was trying to get him off… He was later fired but it is believed that MJ was not the one who fired him. Likely Tohme Tohme did, or someone from the management team. There is a strong belief that MJ was being controlled and forced into doing these concerts.And that Peter Lopez was killed because of his part in trying to help MJ out of those contracts.
I don’t necessarily share these views, simply because I don’t have enough information to form an opinion. I do question Peter Lopez’ death though… Something is not right there. But if his death is somehow connected with MJ, I really have no idea as to the reason. I find it improbable that he would be killed NOW for something he tried to help MJ with a year ago.Improbable, but not impossible. Just keeping an open mind to all possibilities…
Here is the complete post from the MJDHI forum which posted an article from Newshound blog (from UK in Spring 2009), talking about how MJ tried hard not to do the O2 announcement :
From heisinme09 from MJDHI forumBlog Entry #1
Here is a mention of Peter Lopez from a British blog called The Newshound….I’ll warn you in advance…this blog is NOT at all kind to Michael:***********************************************************
Sad but predictable news has reached the Newshound that Michael Jackson’s O2 negotiations have faltered for a third time.
Selected staff at Sony BMG’s London HQ had been briefed that Jackson would announce details of his O2 residency on Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, staff at the O2 arena were told over a week ago that the residency would be announced in a press conference on either Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
By midday on Thursday there was confusion at Sony HQ as to why the announcement had not been made. However, staff were reassured that the announcement would be made by the end of the day.
The announcement never came.
The Newshound is now hearing whispers that Jackson has fired Peter Lopez, the star’s music lawyer of several years. Lopez had been representing Jackson in negotiations surrounding the residency since they began in 2007.
Rumours of the lawyer’s dismissal are as yet unconfirmed and the reasons behind the alleged dismissal remain unclear.
The Newshound, however, will be so bold as to venture that should these rumours prove true, there is just one reason behind the decision.
Jackson is extremely work shy and has been since the late ninties. In 1999 the star signed contracts to perform two concerts at the turn of the millennium. However, Jackson failed to perform those concerts and never offered a legitimate reason as to why.
Jackson approached his next studio album, Invincible, so lazily that Sony rejected it in its original state. Insiders claim that Jackson was so addicted to alcohol and painkillers that friends and colleagues feared for his life. The star reportedly had no interest in the project, earning most of his songwriting credits by changing occasional words in other people’s compositions.
Prior to the album’s release, Jackson performed two largely mimed concerts in New York, infuriating producer David Gest by showing up high on painkillers.
The star went on to record one music video for Invincible but shunned all subsequent promotion, branding his record company ‘racist’.
Later, in a 2003 television special, the star declared that he hated touring.
In late 2003 Jackson struck a peace deal with Sony, agreeing to embark on a short European tour to promote his ‘Number Ones’ compilation album. However, it is worth noting that although Jackson technically agreed to the tour, he had already got wind of an impending child abuse allegation and hired Mark Geragos as his defence lawyer. As such, it could be the case that Jackson knew he would never have to fulfill that particular obligation.
Since his child molestation trial Jackson has promised charity singles, a music video and an album – and, more recently, claimed to be ‘finalising’ TV specials and a world tour. To date none of these projects, some of which date back to 2005, have ever seen the light of day.
No evidence exists to suggest that the star has completed any work on his new record apart from a lacklustre duet with Akon, featuring a vocal so half-hearted that Jackson could have recorded it in under an hour.
Jackson displayed further laziness early last year when he reneged on a deal with Sony to promote ‘Thriller 25’ at the Grammy Awards. The star was due to perform a live medley and then complete a backstage interview for the promotional podcast series known as the ‘Thrillercasts’.
Jackson angered Sony by failing to complete either activity and enraged Grammy organisers to such an extent that they cancelled an ‘all-star salute to the King of Pop’, despite having already advertised it on national television.
Sony sources also told the Newshound in late 2007 that Jackson had recently backed out of an X Factor appearance, claiming he had done so because the press had ‘ruined the surprise’.
During the last 18 months Jackson has become involved in serious discussions with AEG Live – promoters for the O2 arena – on three separate occasions; once in late 2007, once in early 2008 and once during the last fortnight.
It seems that firing Peter Lopez could be Jackson’s way of backing out for a third time, effectively killing the negotiations by removing his only point of contact. This would be typical of Jackson’s cowardly approach to dealing with problems, which tends to consist of either running away and leaving somebody else to clear up his mess or trying to place the blame on a third party. Or, quite often, both.
However, speculation is rife that the O2 has already booked dates for Jackson’s residency, with no concerts currently being marketed between July 6th and August 5th. Rumour also suggests that some papers could already have been signed, which – if true – could leave Jackson fighting one of the most intense legal battles of his career.
The future of Jackson’s O2 residency is unclear. The only certainty is that Sony employees and O2 employees were expecting an announcement on Wednesday or Thursday. That announcement never came. At the same time, the steady stream of leaked information has once again dried up, suggesting that negotiations have ceased.
More as and if the Newshound hears it.
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Jackson announcement this morning?
Sony sources are telling the Newshound that today (Thursday 26th February), at 9am GMT, an announcement regarding Michael Jackson’s O2 residency will be made via his official Sony website.
The Newshound must stress, though, that this may be misinformation.
For example, a year ago when rumours of an O2 residency were circulating, a high up Sony source told various fansites that the concerts were to go ahead. Plainly, the shows did not go ahead. This is just one of many instances of misinformation about Michael Jackson being distributed by authoritative sources.
In the world of Michael Jackson nothing is concrete until it is officially announced. Sometimes the star changes his mind on a whim. On other occasions people act beyond their briefs and leak information before it has been confirmed. Sometimes false information is intentionally leaked with the intent of distracting the press and public from ongoing negotiations. Other times high-ups float false information as part of a mole hunt – the aim is to discover and plug the leak.
The Newshound has decided to publish this breaking news as it was delivered directly by numerous Sony sources. However, there is every chance that for one of the aforementioned reasons, the announcement will not be made.
Fingers crossed, however.
Blog Entry #2
Here is the 2nd reference to Peter Lopez in the British Blog, The Newshound which may provide a timeline of when Lopez stopped working for Michael…this comes from a British blog site, written April 15, 2009 in regard to background of the This Is It O2 Press Conference:
In the world of Michael Jackson, onlookers must often wait for the dust to settle before events become clear. The star is eratic, his plans are rarely concrete and his motivation is often beyond comprehension.
Events surrounding Jackson’s press conference last month were typically baffling, but the Newshound is now able to shed some light on the confusion that surrounded the announcement of his London concerts.
In February the Newshound became the first journalist to break news of Michael Jackson’s summer residency. Shortly afterwards, the Newshound received information from Sony and O2 sources that a press conference would take place on Thursday 26th February.
The date came and went and the Newshound’s sources were bemused. At the time, it was speculated that company heads could have leaked the wrong date as a diversionary tactic.
The Newshound can now reveal that this was not the case – Jackson really was due to announce the concerts on Thursday 26th February.
Sources involved in organising funding and sponsorship for the concerts say the star is a ‘loose cannon’ who simply failed to show up in London at the appointed time.
Jackson fired lawyer Peter Lopez early in the week that the announcement had been scheduled, leaving organisers unable to contact him and forcing them to scrap their plans.
When concert promoters eventually contacted Jackson through his manager, Dr Tohme Tohme of Colony Capital, the press conference was rescheduled for the following week.
When anxious organisers received word that Jackson had boarded his flight to London on Tuesday 3rd March, a source contacted the Newshound to leak the star’s arrival time and accommodation details. Organisers also ensured that news was leaked to Jackson’s many fansites.
Those responsible claimed to be leaking the information on Jackson’s behalf, saying that the star wanted his fans to greet him upon his arrival.
This later proved untrue – Jackson hid behind an umbrella at the airport and entered his hotel through a back door, shunning the fans who organisers had urged to wait outside the hotel all afternoon.
The true reason for the leak was that the previous week’s event had served as a stark reminder to concert organisers that Jackson is entirely unreliable.
In an act of desperation, information was leaked to the Newshound and to the fan community in the hope that the mainstream press would pick up on it. If the press caught Jackson sneaking into the country, thought the organisers, there was no way he could pull out of the press conference and sneak back out again.
It was The Sun who delivered the golden egg, capturing long lens photographs of Jackson exiting his private jet at Mohammed Al Fayed’s private airstrip.
The Newshound can today reveal that despite having been captured on camera arriving in London, Jackson still attempted to pull out of his press conference.
The Newshound was issued accreditation for the press conference and so was stuck in the holding pen, otherwise known as the Indigo2 nightclub inside the O2 complex, as a drama secretly unfolded at Jackson’s hotel.
As the appointed time of 4pm drew closer, press and photographers grew ever more anxious: Why were they not being allowed into the foyer for the announcement? Annoyed snappers and reporters began gathering at the nightclub doors, much to the chagrin of PR staff.
“Nothing will be happening for at least twenty minutes,” press were told, “so you may as well sit down.” Twenty minutes soon became thirty, then forty. Forty minutes became an hour.
Press were eventually led into the arena at around 4.30pm, after relieved PR staff received confirmation that Jackson had finally left his hotel. The star would later appear onstage at 5.30pm, an hour and a half late.
The official reason for Jackson’s lateness was that he had become stuck in traffic en route to the O2 complex.
This story was later contradicted by reports that before Jackson took the stage for his announcement, he became the first person to walk around the O2’s new exhibition, the ‘British Music Experience’.
This was self-serving spin designed to accomplish two goals. The first was to give the impression that Jackson had been at the O2 centre all along, distracting press from the real reason for his lateness, and the second was to shamelessly promote the complex’s latest attraction.
In fact, both stories are easily disproved.
When Jackson left his hotel for the press conference he was, as usual, accosted by a mob of fans and photographers.
Photographers snapped the star leaving his hotel at approximately 4.15pm – a quarter of an hour after he was supposed to have taken the stage. He wasn’t stuck in traffic and he wasn’t walking around an exhibition – he hadn’t even left his hotel.
The Newshound can exclusively reveal that Jackson had barricaded himself in his hotel room and spent several hours refusing to attend the press conference. Minders were forced to stand in the hotel corridor and plead with him through the door to his room. By the time he was persuaded to leave, he was already significantly late for the announcement. Meanwhile, at the O2, PR staff were becoming concerned and irritable.
Once at the O2 Jackson remained reluctant to take the stage. After Dermot O’Leary introduced the star, it was several minutes before he eventually stepped through the curtains. Footage of the press conference on the star’s official website was later edited to give the impression that he had sauntered immediately onstage.
When Jackson did take the stage he abandoned his teleprompter and gave a disjointed speech. Rather than the upbeat concert announcement fans had expected, they were instead subjected to a rambling retirement announcement in which Jackson sounded audibly irritated by the fact that he was to perform again, sternly informing the audience, “This is the final curtain call, OK?”
Caitlin Moran later wrote of the event, “He seems borderline tetchy about being here at all… It sounds like a weary warning. I will not be performing for you now, is the subtext. I will give you nothing else… After announcing that that the concerts will be in July, and that he loves us all so, Jackson is gone – giving four minutes to people who have been waiting five hours, and 12 years, and a lifetime.”
After Jackson left the stage one young female follower was carried from the building, sobbing that Jackson had sounded angry with his fans.
Reports suggested that Jackson later returned to his hotel drunk and complaining loudly about the prospect of his live comeback.
Since Jackson’s announcement British tabloids have been awash with stories surrounding the upcoming concerts. These have included stories about four separate properties Jackson will supposedly live in (Rod Stewart’s Essex mansion, a house on the Thames so he can travel to the concerts by boat, a castle built atop a network of haunted caves and a private house in suburban East London), stories about Jackson hiring David Copperfield to help orchestrate magic tricks, and suggestions that Jackson will enter the stage astride an elephant.
The Newshound can reveal that most, if not all of these stories, are false – but they are not the concoctions of tabloid reporters. The stories are in fact being systematically planted on an almost daily basis by concert promoters AEG Live, who have developed an obsession with keeping the concerts in the headlines.
The reason? Although the official line is that all of the concerts are sold out, the company is facing a ticketing crisis.
Just days after the concerts were announced, ‘The Times’ revealed that AEG Live had secretly given up to 1000 tickets per concert to commercialised touting company Viagogo. The tickets would be sold at inflated prices on the condition that both companies shared the profits.
At the time a spokesperson defended the move, saying, “To suggest that there won’t be a premium market is unrealistic.” Indeed. But isn’t that why several blocks of seats at each concert were reserved for £800-a-ticket premium packages?
After reserving several blocks per show for official premium packages and donating up to a further 1000 tickets per show to Viagogo, almost 10% of all seats for the residency were being sold for hugely inflated prices. That is without taking into account the number of business-minded buyers who snaffled tickets in the official sales with the specific intention of re-selling them for several times their face value on Ebay.
Consequently, although the shows are officially billed as ‘sold out’, somewhere in the region of 50,000-100,000 tickets currently remain onsale in the form of VIP packages on Ticketmaster, overpriced tickets on Seatwave and Viagogo and countless tickets being touted on Ebay.
AEG now has a dilemma on its hands. The company has fallen victim to its own greed. Bosses accurately predicted that the shows would be immensely popular and would sell out, leaving a huge excess demand. What they over-estimated, however, was the number of people who could actually afford to pay hundreds of pounds for a concert ticket.
As Britain slips deeper into recession, the number of punters with hundreds or, in many cases, thousands of pounds to spare for one pair of Michael Jackson tickets is dwindling and the Newshound is skeptical as to whether, even at the height of the economic boom, there were ever 50,000 people who would be willing to splash that much cash on a night out.
AEG’s reaction has been to release a steady stream of false stories to the popular press in an attempt to keep the concerts on everybody’s lips but, publicity or no publicity, the public simply cannot afford the extortionate Viagogo prices.
If sales of premium tickets remain slow, organisers face the prospect of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of empty seats at each of the 50 concerts. Worse still, some of the empty seats will be directly in front of the stage. Ironically, had the seats been included in the general sale they would have sold out immediately. As it stands, inflating the ticket prices has actually cost company bosses significant profits – not exactly the desired effect.
A final note from the Newshound on Jackson’s father, who has recently hit headlines fo attempting to stage a coup and oust his son’s current management. Reports suggest that Joseph Jackson emailed media outlets and fansites two weeks ago claiming he had assumed control of his son’s affairs.
The 79 year old was reportedly hoping to cut himself in on Jackson’s 50 nights in London and convince the star to piggyback a Jacksons reunion tour on his own solo success.
The debacle led to the publication of a strange article by Celebrity Access wich seemed to quote Frank Dileo claiming to be Jackson’s manager. This is not the case. Jackson is still managed by Dr Tohme Tohme and Colony Capital, but that Dileo is speaking on Jackson’s behalf is an interesting development. The Newshound revealed in April of last year that Dileo was becoming a more regular fixture in Jackson’s camp.
The Newshound can reveal that Joseph Jackson has been trying to worm his way back into his son’s affairs ever since he learnt that the O2 deal was being finalised. Jackson was sticking his nose in so regularly that staff involved in fundraising for the Jackson concerts believed he was integral to the deal. Jackson told them he was also arranging a Jacksons reunion concert to compliment the residency. Rumour was that a Jacksons concert at Wembley Stadium would be announced in early April, but evidently that did not happen.
The Newshound wonders, though, whether there may be some truth to the rumour. The Jacksons were involved in negotiations for a Wembley Stadium concert in Summer 2007 but the deal was never finalised. Reminiscent indeed of the O2 residency, which was first discussed over 18 months before it finally came to fruition.
As is always the case where Michael Jackson is concerned, only time will tell.
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…
Another blogger, http://www.dianajeann.blogspot.com, did some great research about whether there was a connection between MJ and American Idol. Here’s her Blog:
Thursday, April 8, 2010I’ve posted about this before, but with more research and findings I decided to look into it some more. The first time I posted about this, people where less than convinced, so I decided to let it go. I was recently emailed by somebody who found it interesting, so I went ahead and looked into it more. The connections are just to big to ignore.
Let’s go back to 2006, a year after Michael’s child molestation trial. He is an emotional mess and his reputation is severely damaged. Though Michael’s true fans know he would never hurt a child, thousands of people around the globe still believe he is a criminal. Michael wants his reputation back, he wants to be the King of Pop once again. But how?
Michael moves back to the United States, in late December (2006), after spending some time in Bahrain.
As stated Michael wants to get his reputation back. “Michael is determined to be a global phenomenon again.”
who does he go to?
Why Simon Fuller?
Not only is he the Manager of many sucsessful artists, but he is also the producer and founder of the hit television series American Idol. Which in my opinion is the point of interest.
Here’s where the connections come in. American idol has been the number one TV show for a long while. With millions of viewers, voters and talented contestants American Idol has allot of impact.
“American Idol: The Search for a Superstar on the Fox network, the show has since become one of the most popular in the history of American television. It is currently the #1 program in the Nielsen ratings and is one of only three that have been #1 for five consecutive seasons,”
Michael and the people who worked for American Idol
Bruce Gowers-Directed 3 music videos for Michael including
-“Rock with you”,
-“She’s out of my life”
-“Can you feel it”
Hosted : -“Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration on CBS”
Directed: – “Michael Jackson Number one’s in 2003”
-“Michael Jackson greatest video hits- HIStory in 1995”
-“Michael Jackson NRJ Tribute
Gregg Gelfand– Co Directed Michael Jacksons memorial with Kenny Ortega
Dorian Holley-Backing Vocalist for Bad World Tour
-Traveled with Michael for all of his subsequent world tours
-Served as a backing vocalist, as well as the vocal director for This Is It
-Married to trial attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, who once represented Jackson
Simon Fullers-Michael went to Simon for help in restoring his reputation
Simon Cowell-Signed a contract with Michael for his new British TV show ” X Factor”
Paula Abdul- Worked with Janet Jackson and was mentioned in Michael Jackson’s opus
If Michael wanted to work with American Idol, clearly he had the connections to do so.Okay so
Michael wants to get to Simon Fuller
how does he do it?
He knows that Simon Fuller is the producer of American Idol, so he uses his connections to get to him. (Bruce Gowers, Dorian Holley)
Him and Simon have secret meetings, talking about a big project. We don’t know what this project is, but it’s big.
A few years later, Michael “dies”
And it seems like the American Idol crew do a good job with that one.
They have a “Michael Jackson Tribute Week”
I wonder where they got the permission to use his music.
Then Bruce Gowers hosts a Michael Jackson Tribute show
Gregg Gelfand helps Kenny Ortega by Co Directing Michael’s memorial
And did you know that before Michael “died” he signed a contract with Simon Cowell
to appear on Simon’s TV show “X Factor” which hasn’t aired yet? will air in 2011
Let’s see what that brings us.
Did you also know that AEG and American Idol work together for
the American Idol Live tours?
And just as a side note, American Idol is also under contract with Coke-Cola
Posted by Diana Jean at 12:25 AM
I wonder what the Coke company thinks of this,lol
Monday, April 5, 2010
Notice the Coca-Cola cup as well as the umbrella!
But why all of these Coca-Cola references? We joke about it being product placement, but is it REALLY just a joke? Check this out!!
In January 2009 Coca-Cola signed a sponsorship deal with AEG for the O2 arena!!
You can read the entire article here:
Coke Is It!
Posted by SeeingClues at 11:23 AM
Contemplation . . .
… But the dispute over the handling of ”Invincible’‘ grew out of a larger struggle between Jackson and Sony over Jackson’s effort this year to renegotiate his contract with the label, where he has spent his entire adult career, those involved in the negotiations tell the Times.
At issue are two sets of assets. One is Jackson’s master recordings, which Sony is supposed to turn over to him in seven years, but which he wants in three. (Owning those will mean he no longer has to split royalties with Sony.) The other is Sony/ATV, the music publishing company that Jackson co-owns with Sony, which holds the copyrights to several hundred thousand songs, including the catalogs of the Beatles and such Sony artists as Bob Dylan. (Last week, Sony/ATV bought Nashville publisher Acuff-Rose, which holds the rights to 55,000 country songs.) Both Jackson and Sony want to buy out each other’s stake in the publishing venture, the Times says.
It appears it wasn’t enough to take the man’s life, now they want his entire catalog (MiJac), his share of Sony/ATV, and all the profits that can be had from his music – released and unreleased, for the indeterminate future and with John Branca to help them, the possibilities for Branca and $ony’s profits are endless – as they previously and rather blatantly said, although they used the name “Michael Jackson” in place of $ony Corporation in their statement of greed ie:
“We and Sony feel that the future for Michael Jackson is unlimited,” said John Branca, a special administrator for the estate.
Actually, what is unlimited is John Branca’s and $ony Corporation’s collective greed, and Michael Jackson has little to do with that. In fact John Branca was the second person on his list of people Michael suspected were out to destroy him. Tom Sneddon was the first. And Michael was right about both of these men.
Michael Jackson ditched $ony years ago due to just the type of abuse as they are demonstrating now. They were the first (This Is ItAnd just what will be left for Michael’s children and family by the time $ony is done emptying the trough of every last drop of profit they can suck from him? When will $ony Corp. have stolen enough from Michael Jackson and his family? His very life wasn’t enough. What is? The term boundless greed comes to mind. film) and the second (this $250M deal) – not so coincidentally, to step in to profit off of his death.
The quote below is from the SonyATV website in August 2009, after Michael’s murder. I love their language: “$ony Corp. helped facilitate the deal“. That’s very interesting terminology. The vultures did was that they inserted themselves into the deal so as to keep hold of that catalog in the event that MJ defaulted, or in any event – like his death, for instance. They were constantly meddling in MJ’s financial business in order to manipulate their way to that catalog, as we can plainly see.
Despite media reports of investor interest in Jackson’s half of Sony/ATV, Sony Corp. remains in the driver’s seat. When a cash-strapped Jackson refinanced his debt with the Fortress Investment Group in 2007, Sony Corp. helped facilitate the deal and in return secured the right to purchase half of his share in Sony/ATV at a predetermined price; it also became managing partner of the publishing company, giving it operational control. Sony also obtained the right to match any future offers on Jackson’s remaining 25% stake. Separately, sources say that Sony/ATV also gets a first look at purchasing Jackson’s own Mijac catalog upon the expiration of its administration deal with Warner/Chappell.
From Lynton Guest, author of “The Trials of Michael Jackson“
In writing this book I investigated how, in his later years , Michael was beset with trials and tribulations which , on face of it, were unconnected to each other. There was the prosecution on child abuse charges, the downturn in record sales, the financial catastrophes and the struggles to retain ownership of assets such as Sony/ATV, his back catalogue of recordings and Neverland. Yet far from being coincidental, everywhere we detected the hidden hand of Sony Corporation attempting to orchestrate events.
Statistics back it up: The lame$tream media is part of the PROBLEM, as per usual . . .
Media Tenor International analyzed the news coverage of ABC, CBS, Fox News and NBC in the time frame from June 1st 2004 until May 31st 2009 with a total of 150 portrayals of Michael Jackson in at least 5 seconds of air time. 90% (135) of those portrayals dealt with Jackson´s court case, while only one of the reports concentrated on his career and another one on issues of culture.
And, the quote below from an LA Times article, corroborates the fact that AEG had Michael Jackson over a financial barrel and that in fact, that is why they targeted him as easy prey to be manipulated into doing the O2 shows for them. Oh they were ‘helping‘ him alright. They had complete financial control of him. They told him at one point to ’straighten up’ or they’d yank the financial rug out from beneath him. They were paying the rent on his house in LA, his children’s education/tutoring, etc. – everything. Michael himself said he never wanted to tour again or it would kill him. And so it did. Or I should say, THEY did.
The concerts, Phillips acknowledged, are a do-or-die moment for Jackson. “If it doesn’t happen, it would be a major problem for him career-wise in a way that it hasn’t been in the past,” he said.
‘The Estate’ and John Branca
The Probate Lawyer Blog featured this article about the Michael Jackson Estate several weeks ago, posing the question of whether it is ethical for estate executors to seek a 10% fee for certain business deals they reach for such a high-profile estate.
Well, this attorney, John Branca, and his co-executor, John McClain (a music executive), just hit the mother-load. It was widely reported yesterday that they brokered a deal worth up to $250 million dollars (that’s right — one quarter of a billion dollars!). What was the deal for? Sony announced a seven-year distribution agreement for unreleased music recorded by the late King of Pop (as well as related video footage).
Yes that means that Branca and McClain earned $12.5 million each for one deal.
Why do we question this? For several reasons, actually. First, it’s the job of executors to bring in as much money as possible for an estate that has earning potential like this estate has. They shouldn’t need a 10% incentive to do the job they’re required by law to do.