September 28, 2012 |
The passing of Whitney Houston was a sad undertone to this year's Grammy Awards show. But several marquee artists -- including Celine Dion, Usher and Jennifer Hudson -- will pay tribute to the pop icon in a telecast special that airs Nov. 16 on CBS and tapes in a concert in Los Angeles. The telecast , "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," will be taped at the Nokia Theatre on Oct. 11. The event features sets by...
January 27, 2012 |
The inspiration for Cirque du Soleil's new show, "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," began in the late 1980s when Michael Jackson hopped into a van (sans security) with his longtime attorney John Branca to see the French Canadian performance troupe for the first time in Santa Monica. The mega-pop star was fascinated by the avant-garde circus and asked to meet the cast backstage, said Branca, who was named co-executor of Jackson's estate along with music executive John McClain in accordance with Jackson's 2002 will.
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January 9, 2010 |
Michael Jackson's former personal physician hired a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney this week to help his existing legal team combat a potential manslaughter prosecution in the pop icon's fatal overdose last summer. Dr. Conrad Murray retained Glendale attorney J. Michael Flanagan on Tuesday, the physician's lead lawyer, Ed Chernoff, confirmed. Flanagan previously won a manslaughter acquittal for a nurse tried in what is believed to be the only other L.A. criminal case involving a death from propofol, the powerful anesthetic blamed in Jackson's June 25 death.
August 22, 2009 |
Michael Jackson won't be buried on his birthday. In the third announcement regarding the pop icon's interment this week, the publicity firm Sunshine, Sachs & Associates said Friday that Jackson will not be buried at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Aug. 29 -- on what would have been his 51st birthday -- as had been previously announced. Instead, the superstar will be laid to rest in a private ceremony for family and friends on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. The site of his interment, Forest Lawn's Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum, will remain the same.
August 18, 2009 |
A judge Monday approved a merchandising agreement expected to deliver $15 million to Michael Jackson's estate but postponed a ruling on a deal for three-city tour of memorabilia because of objections by the pop icon's mother. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff set a Friday hearing to allow Katherine Jackson's attorneys to call witnesses and present evidence highlighting what they say are weaknesses in the proposed deal between the singer's estate and concert promoter AEG Live.
June 29, 2009 |
It was a night meant to honor the top songwriters and publishers of 2008, and it did. Winners shuffled to the stage Friday at ASCAP's 22nd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, posing for photos as they clutched onto their trophies. But it was also the night after Michael Jackson's death, and the ASCAP ceremony at the Beverly Hilton took on the feel of a tribute, with Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Berry Gordy and more paying their respects to the fallen pop icon. The event began with a moment of silence in honor of the "King of Pop."