NJ Weedman Holds Marijuana Mike’s 4:20 Tribute Party For Michael Jackson

One year after the death of Michael Jackson – his fans were out in force across the nation, but there was one group hoping to unite all MJ fans with marijuana. New Jersey Weedman organized a “Marijuana Mike’s 4:20 Tribute Party” on Friday (June 25) near Jackson’s grave at Forest Lawn Cemetery to celebrate the King of Pop’s life. The event kicked off at 4:20 PM. The video report from TMZ at MySpace has since been removed.

Katherine Jackson Thanks Michael’s Fans In Tribute Event Promo

June 23, 2010 – Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine is paying tribute to the King of Pop’s fans as the world gets ready to remember the star a year since he died. On Saturday (June 26) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, VoicePlate.com is presenting “Forever Michael”, a red carpet event to pay tribute to the singer on the anniversary of his death. “I know Michael would be very pleased and very honored that fans from all over the world are coming together to celebrate his life,” Katherine said from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “I’d also like to thank friends all over the world for their love and support that they have given my family this last year. Thank you very much fans and we all love you and if Michael was here he’d say ‘I love you more’.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Joe Jackson Blames Wife Katherine For Michael’s Death

Michael Jackson’s father Joe tells News of the World that the King of Pop’s mother was to blame for his death by being unable to convince Michael to seek help for his prescription drug addiction. “Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and highly upset. But I didn’t give her a hug because I was MAD at her crying,” 80-year-old Joe said of their confrontation hours after MJ’s death. “I said, ‘If you had listened to me Michael would be living now!’ I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her saying something was wrong. I couldn’t bottle up my feelings. Katherine didn’t say a word – I had to get away from her. If she’d done what I asked, Michael would be here today. I am incensed with her. She could have made a difference.”

The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

4-Year-Old Xiao Bao – China’s Youngest Michael Jackson Impersonator

CNN’s Emily Chang hit the dance floor with China’s “Prince of Pop”, a 4-year-old who may be the country’s youngest Michael Jackson impersonator. Xiao Bao even got to dance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’. The young dancer was also born extremely premature, weighing just over two pounds. “The doctor told me they couldn’t guarantee anything,” his mother Bian Aiqin explained. “It would be a miracle if Xiao Bao survived.” Watch a report below the cut and read more details at CNN.com. (more…)

Is Jason Pfeiffer Michael Jackson’s Plus-Sized Lover?

Jason Pfeiffer, who worked for Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon Arnold Klein, has claimed to be the lover of the late King of Pop. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ joked about Jason’s interview with ‘Extra’ and his weight, and how he looks a bit like Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe. They also played a Tiger Woods inspired voice message Michael left Jason.

The comedy clip on the ABC show’s YouTube channel has since been removed.

Cirque du Soleil Developing Shows Based On Michael Jackson’s Music

The Estate of Michael Jackson, represented by Executors John Branca and John McLain, and Cirque du Soleil are teaming forces for the creation, development, production and promotion of Michael Jackson projects, featuring touring and permanent shows, based on the music and songs of Michael Jackson. Special lifestyle projects, including a nightclub to open with the Las Vegas production, will also be developed.

The first of these projects will be an arena-touring show in which fans will experience the excitement of a Michael Jackson concert, expected to debut in late Fall 2011. That arena show is anticipated to enjoy an extended run in Las Vegas in conjunction with longtime Cirque du Soleil partner MGM Mirage. The Las Vegas permanent show, also in partnership with MGM Mirage, is expected to open in late 2012. MGM Mirage will announce the location and plans for the permanent theatrical venue at a later date.

John Branca, Co-Executor for The Estate of Michael Jackson, commented, “This will not just be a tribute to Michael’s musical genius, but a live entertainment experience that uses the most advanced technology to push every creative boundary as Michael always did. Having attended Cirque du Soleil performances with Michael, I know he was a huge fan. We are excited to be partners with Cirque du Soleil to give Michael’s fans a truly unique way to hear, see and feel Michael’s music.”

Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil, commented, “Michael Jackson is the King of Pop and an all-time phenomenal artist, both timeless and contemporary. As a creative challenge, this project is the ultimate. Through the use of cutting edge technology, we will produce a Cirque du Soleil experience not only worthy of Michael but unlike any other we have created before. We are also so pleased that our longtime partner MGM Mirage has once again joined us in presenting another unique creative experience in Las Vegas. “

John McClain, Co-Executor for The Estate of Michael Jackson, commented, “There will never be a multi-faceted entrepreneur, humanitarian and innovator like Michael and it is only befitting that this partnership be with Cirque du Soleil. No artist electrified the stage more than Michael did. We expect that his fans will come away from these Cirque du Soleil performances feeling the exhilaration of a Michael Jackson experience and with an even greater appreciation of his legacy.”

Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil added “We are honored and thrilled to be in partnership with the ultimate and most important record selling artist of all time. This association between two international entertainment brands promises to deliver to fans of both Michael and Cirque du Soleil unique artistic experiences”

Bill Hornbuckle, Chief Marketing Officer of MGM Mirage said “Las Vegas is known worldwide for its unparalleled entertainment offerings, many of which have been developed by the creative geniuses at Cirque du Soleil. We have been honored to call Cirque our partner for many years and are humbled now by the opportunity to work with them to create a show that will commemorate one of the most legendary forces in entertainment in our lifetime.”

Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson commented. “Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way.”

The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil will each own 50 percent of each Michael Jackson project, sharing equally in the cost of creating, developing, building and producing the projects and in the profits from each project. The Estate of Michael Jackson will also receive royalty payments on various aspects of its intellectual property used in the Michael Jackson projects.

Michael Jackson Slept With His Eyes Open?

Michael Jackson’s ex-wives will be called to testify in Dr. Murray’s homicide case as the man attending to the King of Pop after he overdosed on Propofol aims to prove how difficult it was to tell whether the singer was asleep last June since he slept with his eyes open. “We are going to call the significant others in Jackson’s life to talk about his long-term drug use and behavior,” a defense source told News of the World. “We’ve found he would appear dopey and sleep with his eyes open when he had taken meds. We want the women closest to him to verify this.” The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Will Michael Jackson’s Kids Testify Against Dr. Murray?

April 7, 2010 – Michael’s fans gathered outside the Los Angeles courthouse where the late singer’s doctor had a hearing. Watch a report from ITN about the proceedings below.

Meanwhile, Popeater hears that the King of Pop’s kids may be forced to testify in the case against Dr. Murray. “The Jackson family wants to do what’s best for Michael’s children and understand how traumatic it would be for them to take the stand. However, they honestly believe that Dr. Murray is to be blamed for the Michael’s death, and they believe that what the children saw the day he died will prove it,” an insider revealed.

Did Dr. Murray Try To Hide Propofol & Michael Jackson’s Skin Lightening Cream?

Alberto Alvarez, Michael Jackson’s logistics director, offered his account of the King of Pop’s final living moments last June after he was summoned to singer’s side as he was dying. In addition to claiming Dr. Conrad Murray tried to hide Propofol and other sedatives in a bag while tending to Jackson, Alvarez says that after the star was declared dead at a nearby hospital, Murray said he had to return to the mansion to get cream that Jackson had “so the world wouldn’t find out about it.” Despite claims by Jackson he suffered from vitiligo, it has been widely speculated he used skin lightening cream. Read more.

Michael Jackson’s Estate Inks $200 Million Record Deal With Sony

March 17, 2010 – Michael’s estate has agreed a record breaking $200 million deal with Sony Music, nine months after the King of Pop’s death. The deal with Sony Music calls for the release of nine albums over the next seven years. Watch a report from ITN about the news below.

Will Michael Jackson’s Kids Become Performers?

February 28, 2010 – Michael’s close friend and collaborator Kenny Ortega spoke with ITN about whether he thinks the King of Pop’s children will follow in his footsteps and become performers. “Oh I have no idea,” Kenny said. “They’re young, and they’re bright and they’re getting great education. They’re lovely smart kids and I had a chance to come to know them a little.” Watch the segment via YouTube below.

Michael Jackson Called Dr. Murray The Best Doctor In The World Days Before Death

News of the World hears that Michael Jackson was full of praise for Dr. Conrad Murray during preparations for a dress rehearsal at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 23, 2009, two days before the cardiologist administered the King of Pop a lethal dose of Propofol.

“My doctor is the best in the world,” Jackson told his assistants. “I feel completely comfortable with him. I trust this guy with my life. He’s an incredible guy and understands what I need. He is a friend to me and my family. He makes me feel good about myself, and young again. Without him I wouldn’t be able to function. I need him to make my body – this machine – work the way it does.”

More details at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Tom Mesereau Discusses Charges Against Dr. Conrad Murray

February 9, 2010 – ‘The Early Show’ co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez spoke with former Michael Jackson attorney Tom Mesereau about the then possible manslaughter or murder charges against Dr. Conrad Murray in the King of Pop’s death. Hours later, Dr. Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Watch the segment, aired Monday (February 8), via CBSNews.com below the cut. (more…)

Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Midnight Madness In LA

Fans attending a midnight release event for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Blu-ray and DVD release last week danced along with choreographer Stacy Walker and Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ dancers Nick Bass, Mekia Cox, Misha Gabriel, Shannon Holtzapffel, Dres Reid and Timor Steffens.

A surprise flash mob of 150+ amateur dancers performed ‘Drill’ while over 350 people celebrated the DVD release at a special midnight opening of the Best Buy store in Fox Hills, Los Angeles. The event included a screening of the film, DJs, giveaways, and a live performance from the Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It Dancers’. Check out the video below.

Dancing Inmates Learn Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Choreography

The “Dancing Inmates” from Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), a maximum security prison in the Philippines, were treated to a visit by Michael Jackson’s long-time choreographer Travis Payne and dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid to learn performances from the late King of Pop’s ‘This Is It’ concert. Watch it via YouTube below.

Who’s Replacing Michael Jackson On ‘We Are The World’ Remake?

January 23, 2010 – Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a 25th anniversary remake of ‘We Are the World’ to raise money for Haiti, and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ joked about who is being lined up to replace the late Michael on the single. The comedy clip via the ABC show’s YouTube channel has since been removed.

Death Certificate Says Michael Jackson’s Death Was A Homicide

January 10, 2010 – News of the World obtained a copy of Michael’s death certificate, indicating that the on August 31st, medical examiner Christopher Rogers ruled it a “homicide”. The King of Pop’s death was caused by “acute Propofol intoxication” due to an “intra-venous injection by another”, according to Rogers.

“We are all keeping our faith with the police. We want them to do this case properly and put away the man who we feel is responsible for Michael’s death,” a Jackson family source told the British tabloid.

News of the World incorrectly said that because of the homicide judgment, Jackson was “murdered.” While deaths caused by a another human being are defined as homicides, murder requires intent.

The document at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Jackson Tribute Ft. ‘This Is It’

December 14, 2009 – A Tribute to Michael Jackson featuring ‘This Is It’ has been posted at the late pop star’s YouTube. The video features commentary from director Spike Lee, the mayor of Michael’s hometown Gary, Indiana, a cousin, and a photojournalist. Watch it below.