Posts tagged "Michael Jackson"

Conrad Murray Sentenced: Michael Jackson’s Doctor Gets Four Years In Prison

After being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison — the maximum sentence possible — for his involvement in the death of Michael Jackson. During the sentencing, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor noted that “Dr. Murray engaged in a recurring, continuous pattern of deceit and lies.” More…

Becky Bain | November 29, 2011 - 11:09 am

Katy Perry Only The Fifth Artist To Land Six Top 10 Hot 100 Hits From One Album

When the pop history book is finally written about this era of music, upcoming SNL host Katy Perry will have at least one more achievement to look back on, following her record five Hot 100 chart-topping singles from Teenage Dream — she’s now only fifth artist to land six Top 10 hits on the Hot…

Robbie Daw | November 23, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Whatcha Say: Headless Gaga + Posthumous Amy Winehouse Got Our Readers Talking

By Monday morning, Lady Gaga’s UK X Factor performance — which featured a decapitated Mother Monster holding her own head in the crook of her arm while singing “Marry The Night” — had washed onto the Internet. The past week also brought a listening session for Amy Winehouse’s upcoming Lioness collection, Rebecca Black’s new single…

Robbie Daw | November 18, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Michael Jackson’s “Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie”: Mashup Made In Heaven

Ahead of next week’s release of Michael Jackson’s Cirque Du Soleil soundtrack Immortal, Billboard brings us a full listen off Epic Records’ “re-imagining” of the King of Pop’s work (which hath also wrought an encyclopedic megamix). “Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie” stitches together two of MJ’s Jacksons-era grooves over a driving house…

Idolator Staff | November 16, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Michael Jackson Biopic In The Works

Michael Jackson has posthumously received his own Cirque Du Soleil show, and he may soon get his own Hollywood movie. Variety reports that the Jackson estate has approached the Montecito Picture Company about producing and financing a biopic of the King Of Pop, focusing only certain periods of the star’s life. (So, we’re safe to…

Becky Bain | November 16, 2011 - 1:28 pm

Michael Jackson’s Deathbed No Longer To Be Auctioned: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Though we know you rabid MJ fans are probably disappointed, the queen-sized bed Michael Jackson died in will no longer be auctioned. Though the full bed wasn’t for sale — just the headboard, as the mattresses were taken away as evidence — the item has been pulled upon request…

Becky Bain | November 16, 2011 - 5:00 am

Michael Jackson Recordings With Freddie Mercury & Queen To Be Released

Even more posthumous music from Michael Jackson is to be released, following last year’s Michael compilation. MTV UK reports that the late King Of Pop’s estate has given permission to rock legends Queen, who recently performed with Adam Lambert at the MTV Europe Music Awards, to finish production on tracks Jackson recorded in the early…

Robbie Daw | November 14, 2011 - 9:41 am

Michael Jackson’s Deathbed Up For Auction (Don’t All Rush At Once, Folks)

Items from the mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles where Michael Jackson and his children lived in at the time of the singer’s death are heading to auction, reports Entertainment Weekly. To be included: antique furnishings, paintings, sculptures and the queen-size bed Jackson died in. (This is the point where you close…

Robbie Daw | November 9, 2011 - 11:23 am

Michael Jackson Trial: Conrad Murray Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

After a six-week long trial filled with disturbing photos, audio and details of the King of Pop’s private life, the verdict of Dr. Conrad Murray’s responsibility in the death of Michael Jackson has been revealed — the jury found Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The 58-year-old cardiologist faces a maximum sentence of four years in…

Becky Bain | November 7, 2011 - 1:27 pm

VH1’s 40 Greatest Michael Jackson Songs List Isn’t Bad

Michael Jackson was not immortal, no matter what Cirque Du Soleil might have you believe. His music, on the other hand, will last forever, and the art of pop is already far better for the influence that Jackson wielded during an historic 40-year career. With an airing of This Is It this week, VH1 decided…

Idolator Staff | November 6, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Listen To The Michael Jackson “Immortal Megamix”

Michael Jackson is already Forbes’ top-ranking highest-earning dead celebrity, but expect his estate’s fortune to grow even more with the impending release of Michael Jackson Immortal soundtrack, which accompanies the King Of Pop’s Cirque Du Soleil spectacular. Today we get to hear “The Immortal Megamix”, which mashes up the pop singer’s hit singles “Can You…

Becky Bain | October 31, 2011 - 10:25 am

Michael Jackson Is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity, Says ‘Forbes’

As the trial of Michael Jackson’s former doctor Conrad Murray wears on, Forbes reports that the onetime King Of Pop is #1 on the publication’s annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. It’s the second year in a row the music legend has topped the list, though Forbes points out that the $170 million his estate…

Robbie Daw | October 26, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Janet Jackson Cancels Australian Tour Dates To Attend Conrad Murray Trial

As Conrad Murray’s defense team makes its case today, Janet Jackson is making sure she’s there in the courthouse to support her family. Jackson has canceled three of her Number Ones tour dates in Melbourne, Australia in order for her to be present at the trial. “When I planned these shows, the schedule in California…

Becky Bain | October 24, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Paris Jackson Meets Chris Brown (PHOTOS)

No one was more excited for Chris Brown’s sold-out Staples Center gig than Paris Jackson. Reportedly, when the Soul Train Awards nominee heard the late King Of Pop’s daughter was coming, he generously invited her to attend his sound check. If you couldn’t tell by the 13-year-old’s Twitter profile pic, she got a photo with…

Erika Brooks Adickman | October 21, 2011 - 9:45 am

Patrick Stump And 10 Other Artists Who Went Solo

Patrick Stump’s debut solo album Soul Punk drops today, and its fusion of pop, R&B, soul, and dance is a far cry from anything he released during his ten years in Fall Out Boy. It will be interesting to see how FOB followers react to the singer’s new experimental sound, but going solo is never…

Becky Bain | October 18, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Katy Perry Covers Adele’s “Someone Like You” — Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Katy Perry pays respect to her fellow American Music Award nominee Adele by covering her #1 single “Someone Like You” while in concert, sandwiched right in the middle of an acoustic performance of her sixth Teenage Dream single “The One Who Got Away”. [ONTD]

:: Coldplay’s…

Becky Bain | October 14, 2011 - 5:03 am

Christina Aguilera Gets “Dirty” For Michael Forever Tribute (PHOTOS)

Christina Aguilera (along with Jamie Foxx, fellow Voice judge Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis, and Ne-Yo) paid tribute to late music legend Michael Jackson at the Michael Forever concert on Saturday. And what better person to perform MJ’s 1988 hit “Dirty Diana”, than the dirrrty diva? Check out the fragrant pop star as…

Erika Brooks Adickman | October 10, 2011 - 9:20 am

Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo & Beyonce Thrill At Michael Jackson Forever

Over two years after the King Of Pop’s passing, MJ fandom is as strong as ever, with major stars still turning out to honor the fallen legend. At this weekend’s Michael Jackson Forever tribute concert in Wales, performers such as Christina Aguilera, Jamie Foxx, Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis, and Ne-Yo paid homage by singing…

Idolator Staff | October 9, 2011 - 11:33 am

Michael Jackson Trial: More Disturbing Audio Released

As much as we try to focus on any uplifting Michael Jackson news – his pretty awesome-looking Cirque Du Soleil tribute show finally premiered, yay! – the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial goes on, continuing to bring more disheartening details about the King Of Pop’s life and death. Besides a never-ending assortment of pill bottles found…

Becky Bain | October 5, 2011 - 4:02 pm

Michael Jackson’s ‘IMMORTAL’ Cirque Du Soleil Show Opens (PHOTOS)

The Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil spectacular, The IMMORTAL World Tour, officially opened yesterday in Montreal. Over 13,000 fans joined the Jackson family for the premiere tribute to the King Of Pop. While these recently released show pics reveal a dancing Bubbles, he sadly was not portrayed by a real chimp as we had originally

Erika Brooks Adickman | October 3, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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