Michael Jackson's Family Files Paperwork for New Trial in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
... Despite a jury ruling that AEG had no part in the singer's death in 2009, the family of Michael Jackson
will pursue a new trial in its wrongful death lawsuit. According to Rolling Stone, attorneys for Katherine Jackson and Jackson's three children filed paperwork Monday (Dec. 2) that claims misconduct in the trial's jury and insufficient evidences as grounds for a new trial. The documents also indicated that the family has new evidence to present should said trial occur. The original trial concluded in October, with a jury finding that, despite the family's accusations, Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was competent to treat the King of Pop. "The jury heard what poor condition Michael Jackson
was in, how he had deteriorated, he was frail, underweight, he wasn't going to be able to do the 50 shows," AEG Live's senior vice president Shawn Trell told reporters after the victory. "Then when it came to damages, somehow he was going to tour more from age 50 to 66 than he did at any point in his life. The jury could pick up on that. They couldn't have it both ways." Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 after giving Jackson a lethal dose of propofol. However, he was released in October due to prison overcrowding, having only served half of his four-year sentence. Michael Jackson
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Download Michael Jackson 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Louis La Ro | Prefix
... Tweet One of the hottest DJs in the French house scene, Louis La Roche has a love for Michael Jackson
. Well, don't we all? But last time he had remixed the legendary King of Pop's "Remember The Time." And now he takes on another classic, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin." Noted on his Soundcloud, he used the original 1982 multitapes. He stated "I wanted to do a remix that didn't take anything away from the original legacy of the track but updated it for club play, as well as putting my own twist on it." La Roche accomplished just that by keeping the original's vibrant disco tones and refreshing it for today's dance floor. Jam to and then download the fresh new remix below: Previous · Next Sponsored Content Download Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson's Touring Life After Death: The Billboard Cover Story
... Cirque could have fathomed that an arena trek blending hits like "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" with stunning visuals and the theatrical touch of Cirque would one day rank among the top 10 highest-grossing tours in history.But indeed it has, proving that even in death, Michael Jackson
remains one of the most lucrative musical brands in today's live entertainment business.CONCEIVED THROUGH AN equal revenue-sharing partnership between the Jackson estate and Cirque du Soleil, "Michael Jackson
: The Immortal World Tour" recently became the No. 9 top-grossing tour of all time, earning $325.1 ... [ read more ]
Michael Jackson (Aug. 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009)
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Michael was the 7th of 9 children (Janet and Randy are younger). They grew up in a 2-bedroom house in Gary, Indiana. The 6 boys slept in one room, while the 3 girls shared the other with the parents, Joe and Katherine. Here are the siblings, in order of birth: Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Michael, Randy and Janet. (thanks, Elma - Chennai, India)
He was married twice, first to Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie from 1994-1996, then to his former housekeeper Debbie Rowe from 1996-1999.
He had 2 children from his marriage to Debbie Rowe: Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Macaulay Culkin is their Godfather. His third son, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson II (nicknamed "Blanket), was born to a surrogate mother.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor is his best friend. She is the Godmother of his son, Prince.
His idols included Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelley, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, The Three Stooges and Walt Disney.
Here's his connection with tennis player John McEnroe - his first date was with actress Tatum O'neal, the daughter of Ryan O'neal who went on to marry and divorce McEnroe. (thanks, sara - Kallinge, for above 5)
As a teenager, he had terrible acne which made him very self-conscious.
In 2005, Michael Jackson was found not guilty to 10 counts of child molestation. (thanks, Tony - Sydney, Australia)
Jackson played a variety of instruments.
He suffered from a disease called vitiligo, and he also is allergic to to much sunlight. That's why he wore sunglasses in public and usually had an umbrella with him. (thanks, Johnny - Geneva, Switzerland, for above 2)
In 1985, Jackson made perhaps his best financial decision when he bought the publishing rights to most Beatles songs for $47.5 million, using money from the profits of Thriller. This ended his friendship with Paul McCartney, who felt betrayed by Jackson.
In 1984, he was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
On June 25, 2009, Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion in Los Angeles. Attempts at resuscitating him by his personal physician were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the UCLA Medical Center at 2:26 p.m. local time. Jackson had been preparing for his This Is It tour, a series of 50 concerts to be held at London's 02 Arena beginning July 8. It was to be his first tour since 1997. (thanks, Steven - La Quinta, CA)
His memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009 was a major event, with most TV networks covering it and many celebrities speaking at the service. 17,500 tickets were made available to the public, and more than 1.2 million people signed up for a lottery to get them.
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.