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Michael Jackson Earned More Than Any Living Celebrity In 2016

Michael Jackson Earned More Than Any Living Celebrity In 2016

Michael Jackson is setting records even from the afterlife. The King of Pop topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid dead celebrities in 2016, raking in $825 million in pretax earnings — the biggest haul of any celeb in the past year, living or dead. Jackson’s […]

Joseph Jackson Hospitalized

Joseph Jackson Hospitalized

The 87-year-old was undergoing a routine checkup with his primary doctor in Los Angeles last week when he fell ill. TMZ reports that the music manager was having some tests done when he ‘became weak’ and came down with a high fever. Sources told the […]

Sony Buys Michael Jackson’s Stake In Lucrative Music Catalog

Sony Buys Michael Jackson’s Stake In Lucrative Music Catalog

The Sony Corporation has announced it will pay Michael Jackson’s estate $750 million for Jackson’s 50 percent share of the Sony/ATV music publishing company. The backstory here has more twists and shouts than a long and winding road (Couldn’t resist, but note that the rights […]

Thriller Becomes The First-Ever 30 Times Multi-Platinum Album

Thriller Becomes The First-Ever 30 Times Multi-Platinum Album

The new milestone continues Jackson’s reign as the best-selling artist of all time, with over 100 million sales for “Thriller” worldwide and 1 billion total sales to his credit. Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become the first album ever to be certified 30 times multi-platinum for […]

Michael Jackson Estate Sued for Shutting Down Tribute Film ‘Messages to Michael’

Michael Jackson Estate Sued for Shutting Down Tribute Film ‘Messages to Michael’

Sharad Chandra Patel claims he was assigned a contract from his dying son to make a movie about Jackson’s fans, but the late entertainer’s executors won’t provide home video footage or music rights. The father of a deceased producer and friend of Michael Jackson’s has […]

Epcot To Replace Michael Jackson’s Captain EO

Epcot To Replace Michael Jackson’s Captain EO

Michael Jackson’s space mini-opera Captain EO will moonwalk across the Magic Eye Theater movie screen one last time on December 6. In its place will be the new “Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival.” The date of debut of the new Pixar attraction was not announced. The 3-D […]

New Book Alert- MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson

New Book Alert- MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson

Steve Knopper is on a rescue mission: To restore Michael Jackson’s legacy as a significant artist. Go elsewhere, in other words, if what you want from Knopper’s MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson is to wallow in the lurid farrago of indictments, trial records and […]

Sony, Michael Jackson Estate in Talks for Transfer of Massive Catalog

Sony, Michael Jackson Estate in Talks for Transfer of Massive Catalog

Sony ATV, the famous music-publishing catalog that Michael Jackson bought in 1985 and used for decades as a financial lifeline, will soon be sold in full to the late singer’s estate — or the estate may sell its own half back to Sony Corp. The […]