Posts tagged "Michael Jackson"

One Direction Reveal Which Artist’s Songs They Sing In The Shower: Watch

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A Shower Of 1D
Here’s the meat and potatoes of this video, folks: While answering fan questions on a panel, One Direction talk about the songs they sing in the shower. Then the moderator of the panel says “Alright, everyone, I want you to close your eyes — and picture them in the shower.”

In case there was any question about 1D’s appeal. There it is! Just putting it all out there. That was a grown man advising an amassed crowd of underage girls to picture a bunch of teenage boys naked. We can all go home now. Our work here is done. More »

Alicia Keys Wants To Shave Her Head: Morning Mix

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:: Alicia Keys debuted her sleek, short haircut this summer in advance of Girl On Fire, and we loved it. But now the singer says she wants to go even shorter. When asked if she would ever go the Sinead O’Connor route and buzz it, she replied, “I’m thinking about something like that. I’m telling you. I’m going there. I’m doing it.” This is all Miley Cyrus‘s fault. [Billboard]

:: Is a new Britney Spears live DVD on the way? According to some random Dutch website, yes! Britney Live in Miami is set for a January release, according to said website. Hey, when it comes to live Britney, bitch, we’re fine with grasping at straws. [ONTD]

:: Rick Ross has officially denied that the remainder of his tour was canceled due to death threats from Gangster Disciples. In other news, the Maybach Music Group bawse also tweeted that MMG has merged with Atlantic Records (where his recent sparring partner Young Jeezy is an executive). [Complex]

:: Usher went skydiving in Dubai, and posted many, many pictures of it on Instagram to prove it. [Pop Dust]

:: Ciara‘s VH1 Divas performance will include a Michael Jackson cover. She’s expected to work an MJ song into the beginning of her set before transitioning into “Got Me Good.” [VH1]

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Lady Gaga Buys 55 Pieces At Michael Jackson Auction

Lady Gaga dropped cake like Lady Gaga (a.k.a. hundreds of thousands of dollars) at a Michael Jackson stage costume auction over the weekend. The singer bought 55 pieces at the auction, and tweeted Sunday (December 2) that she will ensure the items are “archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery and fans worldwide.” The event raised over $5 million, and consisted of pieces from MJ’s costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, including a pair of the King of Pop’s crystal-encrusted gloves and a jacket from the Bad tour.

[via Rolling Stone]

‘Michael Jackson: Bad25′: Watch The Spike Lee Documentary

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Behind the Scenes of 'Bad'
During the making of 1987′s Bad, Michael Jackson wrote “100,000,000″ in red Sharpie on every mirror that he used — as in, number of copies he hoped to sell. Jackson wanted to outdo his success with Thriller, and as Spike Lee‘s new documentary reveals, he turned to a wide range of sources, both old (Frank Sinatra) and new (Public Enemy, KRS One), for inspiration.

After making its television debut last night (November 22) on ABC, a pared-down version of Michael Jackson: Bad25 is available to watch online. The Roots‘ drummer Questlove has already complained of crucial information being left out of this edited version, but what’s left is still worth watching. Check out Bad25 above, which features an early interview with “Bad” music video co-star Wesley Snipes, a breakdown of the dancers that most inspired Jackson and a crucial question posed with the help of Justin Bieber: Who is Annie?
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Phillip Phillips Covers “Wonderwall” And “Thriller” With Kids For Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Today Is Gonna Be The Day...
Well, it doesn’t get much more precious than this. We’d be pretty into American Idol‘s Phillip Phillips performing Oasis and Michael Jackson covers even if he wasn’t accompanied by a bunch of kids from Staten Island’s PS22, and even if it wasn’t to benefit the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims. But since it was, all the better. Catch two of Phillip’s own tracks, “Man on the Moon” and “Gone, Gone, Gone,” along with “Thriller” after the jump. More »

Michael Jackson’s ‘BAD25′ Trailer: Watch

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Turkey Day Just Got Badder
The Spike Lee-directed Michael Jackson documentary Bad25, which celebrates the legacy of MJ’s seminal album Bad, is seeing a limited theatrical release in New York and L.A. beginning Friday (October 19). But if you’re not on either of the coasts, you’ll have to wait to see it on Thanksgiving night (November 22) when it airs on ABC. Thankfully, the network has released a 60-second trailer for the film, and the clip touts the unseen footage on the set of the “Bad” video, unreleased MJ interviews and celebrities discussing the album’s impact. Check it out up top.

Is That A Photo Of Justin Bieber’s Lil Bieber? Probably Not: Morning Mix

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:: After Justin Bieber let everyone know that his laptop containing “personal footage” had been stolen, everyone immediately assumed “personal footage” was code for a sex tape or nude pics. So would you believe a photo emerged of a man holding his junk, and that man had a hip tattoo similar to Bieber’s? Well, TMZ says it ain’t Bieber in the explicit photo. [TMZ]

:: At a show in Los Angeles, after news that one member of Pussy Riot had been freed, Madonna reiterated her support for the female punk collective. She told the audience, “May I remind you that two members of Pussy Riot are still in jail.” [WENN]

:: The Michael Jackson documentary BAD25 will screen in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The Spike Lee joint — which looks at the making and impact of MJ’s Bad on its 25th anniversary — will see a limited one-week theatrical run in the cities beginning October 19. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Taylor Swift inked a three-year spokesmodel deal with her favorite shoemaker for Red Keds. The shoes come out October 22 (the same day as her album), and you’ll never guess what color they come in! [Houston Chronicle]

:: Just when you thought there were no B-listers left to “find love” on camera, in swoops Game and VH1 (as always) for Marrying The Game. And yes, it follows the hardscrabble rapper and his fiancee Tiffney Cambridge as they…seriously how many times can this series get made? If you’re interested, it premieres on November 19. [Variety]

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad 25′: Kylie Minogue, Miguel & More Remember The King Of Pop

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Who's Bad?
Tomorrow (September 18) brings the 25th anniversary re-release of Michael Jackson‘s seventh studio album, Bad. Over the past month we’ve celebrated the momentous occasion by revisiting MJ’s 1988 Bad tour performance of “Human Nature”, presenting a rare demo of “Smooth Criminal” (“Al Capone”), listing our favorite pop star covers of Bad tracks and even giving away a copy of the re-release. But we’re not the only ones excited the late King Of Pop’s music milestone. More »

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Songs Covered By One Direction, Christina Aguilera & More

Few albums have stood the test of time as valiantly as Michael Jackson’s Bad, thanks to classics like “Man In The Mirror,” “Dirty Diana” and “The Way You Make Me Feel”, which sound as engaging today as they were in 1987. Given the creative and commercial success Michael enjoyed in this era of his career, it’s no wonder the material on Bad has been re-interpreted by a multitude of different artists ever since (and remains the fodder of talent shows to this very day).

To celebrate the imminent 25th anniversary re-release of Bad on September 18 (enter to win a copy here), we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite covers of songs from MJ’s seventh studio album. Let the “Eeee-Heeeee-ing” commence below! More »

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Re-Release Track “Al Capone”: Idolator Premiere

A week ahead of the 25th anniversary re-release of Michael Jackson‘s 1987 LP Bad, we’re proud to premiere an unreleased demo for a song called “Al Capone.” Loosely referencing the 1920s Chicago gangster, the demo provides a rare glimpse inside the King Of Pop’s recording process: ad-libs and (temporary) scratch lyrics were often recorded over the rough track, before Jackson would go in to fine tune the prose. It’s the best look at this era of Jackson’s musical output we’ve had since “Don’t Be Messin’ Around” premiered in June.

With “Al Capone,” however, this isn’t a case of a demo for a song that never saw the light of day — it’s actually an early version of Michael’s hit single “Smooth Criminal.” Intrigued, pop fans? Hear it below. More »