Posts tagged "Michael Jackson"

Dick Clark’s Famous Friends (PHOTOS)

Over the course of a 65-year career in the entertainment industry, Dick Clark was bound to make some famous friends. The television and music mogul rubbed shoulders with artists long after he discovered or promoted them on his radio show, American Bandstand and annual New Year’s Eve spectacles, which is one reason so many artists

Nicole Sia | April 18, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” Video: Watch This Michael Jackson-esque Teaser

Michael Jackson fans, take notice, start moon walking and let out an ear-shattering Eeeeeeeeeeee heeeeee! In the latest video preview (it’s #3, for those keeping track) for Justin Bieber’s chart smash “Boyfriend”, the teen crooner conjures inspiration from the classic clip for “The Way You Make Me Feel” by popping his fingers and striking a…

Robbie Daw | April 10, 2012 - 7:32 am

Justin Bieber’s Latest Creepy Wax Figure Looks Like Michael Jackson: Morning Mix

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:: Like oil and water, Justin Bieber and wax just don’t mix. The Biebs gets yet another creepy likeness that looks ultra-feminine, and this time, it’s dressed like Michael Jackson. [Pink is the New Blog]

:: G.O.O.D. news for fans of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music.

X. Alexander | March 20, 2012 - 5:30 am

Nicki Minaj Joins Long Line Of Pepsi Faces: Watch 7 Classic Pop Star Soda Ads

That sound you hear in the distance is some cha-ching mixed with a little super bass. Nicki Minj is the latest music star to sign with Pepsi Co. — a multi-million dollar deal, Forbes reports — and the “Starships” songstress is set to be the face of the company’s new soda brand Pop. The first…

Robbie Daw | March 19, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Michael Jackson Theft Of Unreleased Songs Confirmed By Sony

Remember those tracks Michael Jackson was said to have recorded with late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the early 1980s? Turns out they may (or may not) have fallen into the hands of hackers. Sony, which owns the rights to the King Of Pop’s remaining material, has admitted that its website was hacked, and a…

Robbie Daw | March 5, 2012 - 7:15 am

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 1.29.12)

Sorry — what was that? We could barely hear you over the locomotive that is the Madonna Train roaring through Planet Pop at 140 mph. The Queen truly soared and thrilled over the past seven days, but the week wasn’t without heartbreak, as a bona fide R&B pioneer from the television world met a tragic…

Robbie Daw | February 3, 2012 - 5:45 am

Michael Jackson’s ‘Glee’ Tribute Episode: What A “Scream”

Glee’s Michael Jackson tribute episode (cleverly titled “Michael”) aired last night, and it featured a mish-mosh of a cappella versions, faithful covers and reenactments of several classic MJ videos. (There were also cellos, eye patches and Finchel duets filling the relatively plot-less episode right to the brim.) It was all a bunch of silliness to…

Becky Bain | February 1, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Britney Spears And Shakira Duet Rumors Surface: Morning Mix

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:: Rumors are flying that Britney Spears may be hitting the studio with Shakira in a track produced by Pharrell and will.i.am — but are somebody’s hips lying about this? Until we get confirmation, let’s just enjoy this cute photo of Brit-Brit out on a stroll with her boys. [BreatheHeavy]…

Idolator Staff | January 30, 2012 - 5:00 am

Michael Jackson’s Cirque Du Soleil Show ‘IMMORTAL World Tour’: Idolator Review

It was clear even before Friday night’s performance of Michael Jackson’s Cirque Du Soleil spectacular, The IMMORTAL World Tour (playing three nights at LA’s Staples Center) began that this would be a night dedicated to celebrating the glory of Michael’s legacy: we saw so many little kids in fedoras moonwalking in the lobby to…

Becky Bain | January 29, 2012 - 9:55 am

‘Glee’ Has Been Struck By A “Smooth Criminal” — Watch

As Glee draws closer to its Michael Jackson tribute show (make sure you tweet accordingly with the #GleeHee hashtag), the musical dramedy has teased us with another selection from Tuesday’s episode. Naya Rivera pays homage to the original music video for “Smooth Criminal” with a fedora and zoot suit jacket, though she stays clear…

Erika Brooks Adickman | January 27, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Justin Bieber Attends Michael Jackson Ceremony At Grauman’s Chinese Theater (PHOTOS)

The late, great Michael Jackson was honored today by having his glove and shoe prints immortalized at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Joining the Gloved One’s family for the ceremony was Justin Bieber (with his newly tinted ‘do), who posed alongside Jackson’s daughter, Paris. Perhaps having the late King Of Pop as your dad makes one…

Erika Brooks Adickman | January 26, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Darren Criss Tributes Michael Jackson In “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”

Darren Criss obviously knows how to dance — after all, he had to show off his moves nightly during his three-week run in the Broadway show How To Succeed — but we had no idea he knew how to dance. Blaine is the lead Gleek in this performance clip of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”, from Glee’s upcoming…

Becky Bain | January 26, 2012 - 3:02 pm

The 10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Performances Of All Time

On February 5, Indianapolis will host Super Bowl XLVI — the 46th iteration of America’s biggest game. Millions of fans will gather ’round the television set with seven-layer dip and cold drinks to watch an epic match-up of teams, the year’s funniest and most expensive commercials and most importantly — as far as…

Idolator Staff | January 19, 2012 - 6:00 am

‘Glee’ Gears Up For Michael Jackson Tribute Episode With ‘TV Guide’ Cover (PHOTOS)

The Michael Jackson tribute episode of Glee — aptly titled “Michael” — is just three weeks away (it airs January 31), and TV Guide Magazine got the inside scoop and some pics from the set. “Michael’s kids are somewhat fans of the show, so the estate was lovely,” says show runner Ryan Murphy. “In fact,…

Robbie Daw | January 10, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Michael Jackson To Be Immortalized At Grauman’s Chinese Theater: Morning Mix

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:: On January 26, Michael Jackson will be immortalized at Grauman’s Chinese Theater by having his three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, dip his sequined glove and shoes in cement. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: Britney Spears is clearly infatuated with her engagement ring. [MTV Buzzworthy]

Becky Bain | January 6, 2012 - 5:00 am

Penguin Prison: Popping Up

Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey—Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.

We’re 85% sure that Chris Glover, now known professionally as synth-enthusiast and remixer extraordinaire Penguin Prison, is not an aquatic bird. Nor is he incarcerated. This 28-year-old New Yorker…

Robbie Daw | January 5, 2012 - 10:30 am

Michael Jackson Tribute Episode Of ‘Glee’: Check Out The Leaked Song List

The alleged list of songs featured in the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute episode of Glee has hit the web, and instead of the rumored 10 to 12 tunes from MJ’s songbook, there will be 14 tracks (!) performed on the show. (Two of the numbers will be mash-ups comprised of two songs, but still, that’s…

Becky Bain | December 27, 2011 - 3:35 pm

Michael Jackson Auction: Final Home Contents Go For Nearly $1 Million

You may recall all the headlines, and subsequent revulsion you felt, when news came last month that Michael Jackson’s deathbed was to go up for auction? Thankfully, after some sha-moaning from MJ’s estate, the bed the singer died in was removed from the bidding. But the auction did indeed carry on this past Saturday, at…

Robbie Daw | December 19, 2011 - 7:27 am

‘Glee’ To Tribute Michael Jackson: Morning Mix

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:: Nearly a year after their performance of “Thriller” after the Super Bowl, Glee is planning to tribute Michael Jackson yet again in their Janury 24 episode. Ten to twelve songs from the King Of Pop’s songbook will be covered over the course of the episode, which basically works…

Becky Bain | December 7, 2011 - 5:00 am

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
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