To mark the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, Vincent Paterson, a choreographer on the groundbreaking music video, visited the ‘Today’ show on Thursday (April 24) to explain to Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb how to do those thrilling moves. Watch the segment below.
Michael Jackson Works Out Deal To Save Neverland
March 14, 2008 – The New York Post reports Michael’s lawyer L. Londell McMillan said the singer has worked out a “confidential” refinancing with Fortress Investment Group to retain ownership of the Neverland Ranch, just before the property was due to be sold off next Wednesday after Jackson defaulted on his $24.5 million mortgage.
‘Access Hollywood’ On Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ 25th Anniversary
February 13, 2008 – Michael is doing a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of his best selling album ‘Thriller’ with superstar special guests. ‘Access Hollywood’ had all the details, replaying the moment Billy Bush met with Jackson to float the idea, and talking with the CD’s producer Quincy Jones, the ‘Thriller’ video director John Landis, and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, who contributed to the project. Watch the report below.
Jackson ‘Thriller’ Medley At Grammys – Minus Jacko
February 5, 2008 – Expect to see a Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ medley at the Grammy awards featuring will.i.am on ‘The Girl Is Mine’, Fergie on ‘Beat It’, and possibly Kanye West on ‘Billie Jean’ and Akon on ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ on Sunday’s broadcast. According to The New York Daily News, organizers wanted Jacko to sing and dance along with the all-star line-up, but he refused. “Michael can’t go along with that,” says a source. “He needs more time to rehearse new versions of the songs. And everything requires new choreography.” Show producer Ken Ehrlich backed down, hoping viewers will tune in to see what the surgically altered singer currently looks like.