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Justin Bieber Is Perfect For Michael Jackson Duet, Says Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins

Justin Bieber’s new studio album Believe packs a ton of star power in its A-list collaborations, which include Nicki Minaj, Drake and Ludacris. But producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins thinks the Biebs has the vocal chops to aspire even higher in his musical matchups — to a level of pop royalty. “I think if Michael [Jackson] was alive…

Nicole Sia | June 19, 2012 - 12:24 am

Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Be Messin’ Around”: Hear The ‘Bad’-Era Demo

In the lead-up to the 25th anniversary re-release of Michael Jackson’s 1987 album Bad (i.e. the LP he put out after Thriller), a demo from the singer’s vaults called “Don’t Be Messin’ Around”, which was recorded during the Bad sessions, has surfaced. The track was added as a B-side to a special Walmart re-release of…

Robbie Daw | June 7, 2012 - 8:20 am

Oprah Interviews 50 Cent And Paris Jackson For ‘Next Chapter’ Series

After years of supposed beef between 50 Cent and Oprah Winfrey, the two finally get to talk millionaire-y-millionaire on an upcoming episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter. Fiddy has, to say the least, been a critic of Oprah’s, though he’s made a change of heart the last few years — he even named his dogs after…

Becky Bain | June 6, 2012 - 4:57 pm

The Werewolves Of Pop: 10 Music Videos To Make You Hungry Like The Wolf

Pop stars live in fantasy worlds of million-dollar mansions, glamorous red carpets and weeks-long vacations in the world’s most beautiful locales. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to writing songs and shooting music videos, artists often look past the quotidien details of everyday and instead dip into the worlds of myth and fantasy…

Idolator Staff | June 4, 2012 - 5:30 am

Michael Jackson’s Private Letter To Lisa Marie Presley Pulled From Auction

A private letter Michael Jackson wrote to his then-wife Lisa Marie Presley has been pulled from an upcoming auction. Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills had planned to auction the letter in an upcoming memorabilia sale, but pulled it at Presley’s request. The letter, written sometime between 1993 and 1996, is both a love note to Presley and…

Becky Bain | May 30, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Michael Jackson’s “Bad” Gets Remixed By Afrojack For ‘Bad 25′

Michael Jackson’s Bad turns 25 this year in style, as the 1987 smash success is getting the anniversary treatment with a ginormous re-issue package that includes the original album, a DVD of his 1988 Wembley Stadium concert, and more goodies than you could ever ask for.

To help promote the September 17 release of Bad

Becky Bain | May 29, 2012 - 11:59 am

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ To Be Re-Released In Honor Of 25th Anniversary

If you thought the pop world would allow the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Bad album to slip by without a celebration, think again – Bad 25 will be released on September 17, and will include a cornucopia of goodies for the King Of Pop’s insatiable fan base: along with the original album and new remixes and demos, the collection…

Becky Bain | May 21, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Adele’s ’21’ Surpasses Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ And ‘Bad’ Album Sales In The UK

Citizens of the world, know this one thing: Adele’s 21 will never be stopped. It’s now up to 8.9 million copies sold in the US alone. She had to hire a maid just to dust off the awards the album has racked up. (Not really, but, you know…) And now Adele has apparently reached another…

Robbie Daw | May 3, 2012 - 11:20 am

Michael Jackson To Be Featured In New Pepsi Campaign

Michael Jackson’s relationship with Pepsi spanned three decades — so why shouldn’t it continue even after his death? It was announced today that the King Of Pop’s image will be featured in the soft drink company’s upcoming Live For Now campaign, which will include TV ads, special-edition Pepsi cans with Jackson’s iconic silhouette, and chances to…

Becky Bain | May 3, 2012 - 10:21 am

Michael Jackson’s Hologram To Go On Tour?: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Hologram Tupac, what hath you wrought? After Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre announced that they plan to take Tupac Shakur’s hologram on  tour with them, a 3D illusion of Michael Jackson may be next. MJ’s brothers will embark on a tour this summer, and they say there’s a possibility…

Becky Bain | April 19, 2012 - 5:30 am

Dick Clark Remembered: 10 Great ‘American Bandstand’ Interviews

Like the rest of the music world, we were saddened by news of Dick Clark’s sudden passing on Wednesday (Apr. 18). In taking time to look back on the media pioneer’s unequivocal impact on music, television and entertainment, we found ourselves captivated by Dick’s interviews with the great pop artists of the early days of…

Erika Brooks Adickman | April 18, 2012 - 4:00 pm

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

Did You Hear?

:: 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
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