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May 28, 2013 |
A high-ranking AEG executive testified Tuesday that he had known for years that Michael Jackson was taking painkillers but wasn't aware he was abusing them until the pop singer abruptly canceled his Dangerous world tour in the early 1990s to enter rehab. Paul Gongaware, the co-chief executive of AEG Live's touring division Concerts West, testified that although he was the manager of the Dangerous tour and knew Jackson was being given painkillers, he didn't know how serious the problem was until the singer made a public announcement during the tour about his decision to check into rehab.
May 23, 2013 |
Janet Jackson has reportedly joined the billionaires club. Funny thing: The singer isn't actually a billionaire. The pop star, 47, was named a "billion dollar entertainer" by Variety, but depending on how you calculate net worth, it doesn't actually mean she's a billionaire at all. In fact, the only "billionaire"-related reference from Variety comes in the form of a small black label on the article that actually reads "Billion-dollar entertainer:...
April 1, 2013 |
Mehki Phifer, best known as Dr. Greg Pratt on "ER," married fiancee Reshelet Barnes on Saturday at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The couple, both clad in ivory, said their vows in front of about 100 family members and friends on an outdoor terrace by an altar covered with yellow flowers, according to E! News . The strains of "Here Comes the Bride" ushered in an touching moment for the "8 Mile" star: "When she made her entrance into the courtyard, Mekhi was completely overcome with emotion and you could tell she took his breath away," an eyewitness told E!
February 25, 2013 |
Janet Jackson is married to Wissam Al Mana, and we're pretty sure our invite got lost in the mail - because the ceremony happened last year. "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true," the couple said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " Last year like in December, or last year like a whole year ago? Alas, no more details were forthcoming from the 46-year-old singer and her über-wealthy Qatari husband, 37. Us Weekly reported at the end of December that the couple was engaged, suggesting plans for a lavish spring wedding.
November 14, 2012 |
Michael Jackson fans have been eagerly anticipating Randall Sullivan's "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson," which went on sale Tuesday. It's the first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop's convoluted final years on earth. But then, too, the book's been getting a lot of bad press. In the last few weeks, various Jackson family members and celebrity sources have stepped forward to attack the author's claims in "Untouchable" with gusto.
September 9, 2012 |
Dylan's Candy Bar, a New York sweets-selling institution, celebrated its Los Angeles expansion on Saturday with a celebrity opening at shopping destination the Original Farmers Market. Janet Jackson, Marcia Cross, Blair Underwood, Mario Lopez and other family-friendly stars packed the colorful space and cheered on its proprietor, Ralph Lauren's stylish and, clearly, candy-loving daughter Dylan. "We've been trying to open here for years," Lauren told the Ministry of the storefront, "and it's right for the entertainment industry because we film a lot of the things out of the store.