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  • Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs
    Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior ... More »

  • Michael Jackson's mom to pay promoter $800,000
    Michael Jackson's mom to pay promoter $800,000 Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Michael Jackson's 83-year-old mother Katherine has agreed to pay over $800,000 to tour promoters AEG Live for costs incurred to defend a failed lawsuit she brought, lawyers said. More »

  • Stars Who Divorce Their Parents
    Stars Who Divorce Their Parents Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    You’re fired, mom and dad! That’s what Selena Gomez told her parents (and former managers). More »

  • Debbie Rowe to Seek Custody of Paris, Prince and Blanket Jackson
    Debbie Rowe to Seek Custody of Paris, Prince and Blanket Jackson Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Debbie Rowe is to seek custody of her children with Michael Jackson. The 55-year-old, who gave birth to two of the pop icon's children Prince Jackson, 17, and Paris Jackson, 16, is reportedly keen to obtain legal guardianship of them because she feels Michael Jackson's mother and co-guardian, Katherine Jackson is too old to care for them. Katherine Jackson and Michael's nephew TJ Jackson are currently co-guardians of Prince, Paris and 12-year-old Blanket Jackson. Rowe was married to Michael Jackson from 1996 to 1999. More »

  • US penned political satire in secret Cuban Twitter
    US penned political satire in secret Cuban Twitter Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like service in Cuba that the U.S. government secretly funded were overtly political, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, even though the Obama administration has said the program had a more-neutral purpose. More »

  • Glance: Draft messages for secret 'Cuban Twitter' Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — USAID's secret Cuban Twitter program hired Alen Lauzan Falcon, a Havana-born satirical artist based in Chile, to propose text messages to be sent to Cuban users. Neither Lauzan nor the Cuban subscribers realized the U.S. government was behind ZunZuneo, the social media network. More »

  • US aid chief defends 'Cuban Twitter'
    US aid chief defends 'Cuban Twitter' Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Head of overseas aid agency tells Congress that network was not designed to undermine government of Cuba. More »

  • 'Cuban Twitter' _overtly political, poking Castros
    'Cuban Twitter' _overtly political, poking Castros Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The messages conflict with claims by the Obama administration that the program had no U.S.-generated political content and was never intended to stir unrest on the island. More »

  • US television icon Barbara Walters to retire May 16
    US television icon Barbara Walters to retire May 16 Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Trailblazing US television journalist Barbara Walters, famed for her political and celebrity interviews in a career spanning more than half a century, is to retire next month, the ABC network confirmed Monday. More »

  • NYC doctor on trial in patients' overdose deaths Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — One patient died of an overdose after getting a prescription for scores of painkillers and anti-anxiety medications despite telling the doctor he was taking the drugs faster than intended, prosecutors said Wednesday as the physician's manslaughter trial opened. Another patient was prescribed dozens of pills three times in five weeks before he took too many and died, slumped over one of the bottles. A third patient overdosed five times but survived and kept getting scripts, prosecutors said. More »

  • House music legend Frankie Knuckles dead at 59 Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Frankie Knuckles, a Grammy-winning Chicago disc jockey known as the "Godfather of House Music" who worked with artists including Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, has died at age 59. More »

  • Michael Jackson Xscape Album Due Out In May
    Michael Jackson Xscape Album Due Out In May Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A new Michael Jackson album is to be released in May featuring eight original tracks which have never been heard before. Xscape was executive-produced by Epic Records' chief executive LA Reid, who was granted access to the King of Pop's archives and estate which contained four decades' worth of material. Sky News Arts and Entertainment Correspondent Richard Suchet was invited to hear the first play of the album anywhere in the world. He said: "These eight tracks seem to post-date Michael Jackson - they sound more like modern day remixes. More »

  • US Rapper Mase: I Could Have Saved Michael Jackson
    US Rapper Mase: I Could Have Saved Michael Jackson Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Michael Jackson's life was blighted with allegations of drug addiction, financial woes and child abuse before his tragic death in 2009. But US rapper Mase claims that if he had been around to counsel the late King Of Pop he would still be here today. Friends close to the 38-year-old star, born Mason Durell Betha, say that it was the Thriller hitmaker's death that drove Mase to drop his mic and pick up his Bible. More »

  • New music coming from Michael Jackson estate
    New music coming from Michael Jackson estate Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    A new posthumous album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson music comes out May 13. Epic Records and the late pop singer's estate will release "Xscape," an album of eight new tracks that ... More »

  • 'Godfather' of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59
    'Godfather' of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59 Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Frankie Knuckles, a pioneer of house music who also mixed records for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 59, news reports said early Tuesday. More »

  • Frankie Knuckles Dead at 59: Tributes Paid to 'Godfather of House Music …
    Frankie Knuckles Dead at 59: Tributes Paid to 'Godfather of House Music … Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Frankie Knuckles, the dance legend known as the Godfather of House Music, has died aged 59, his business partner confirmed. Knuckles died "unexpectedly" at his home, according to long-term business partner Frederick Dunson. Born in the Bronx, New York in 1955, he moved to Chicago in the late 1970s, where he established himself as one of the most influential DJs in the city. It was during his time playing at the Warehouse and Power Club that Knuckles made his name, pioneering the genre of dance music which would later become known as "house". More »

  • Album of unheard Michael Jackson songs to be released in May
    Album of unheard Michael Jackson songs to be released in May Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Eight previously unreleased songs by the late Michael Jackson will be part of a new album, "Xscape," the singer's estate and Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records said on Monday. The songs were unearthed from Jackson's archive of recorded material by L.A. Reid, the chairman and chief executive of Epic Records. "Xscape" will be released on May 13. The unreleased tracks have been re-produced by the likes of present-day hitmakers Jerome "Jroc" Harmon, who has helped produce hits for Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, and Norwegian duo Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, who work under the name Stargate and have produced hits for Rihanna and Selena Gomez. More »

  • Michael Jackson Posthumous Album Xscape: King of Pop to Release New Materia …
    Michael Jackson Posthumous Album Xscape: King of Pop to Release New Materia … Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Almost five years after his death, a new Michael Jackson album is set for release by Sony Music Entertainment. More »

  • Album of unreleased Jackson tracks
    Album of unreleased Jackson tracks Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    Unreleased songs from the archives of late pop superstar Michael Jackson are to be released for the first time. More »

  • Happy Birthday Lady Gaga! 'Mother Monster' Turns 28
    Happy Birthday Lady Gaga! 'Mother Monster' Turns 28 Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Lady Gaga turned 28 on 28 March.  Before the world fame, Lady Gaga was simply Stefani Germanotta, an Italian-American girl from New York.  Previously, she revealed that she has been influenced by Madonna, Judy Garland, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. Lady Gaga is an avid Twitter user and often uses the popular social networking service to keep her fans updated on the latest in her life and career. More »

  • Judge awards another $525M to Tony Alamo victims Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has awarded seven women physically and sexually abused by evangelist Tony Alamo another $525 million, pushing the total owed by the imprisoned preacher and an affiliated church to more than $1 billion. More »

  • Curators gather famed signatures from US archives
    Curators gather famed signatures from US archives Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An eclectic mix of some of the most cherished autographs in history — including those of George Washington and Michael Jackson — will be on display to showcase what curators say is the dying art of the signature. More »

  • British cinematographer Oswald Morris dies aged 98
    British cinematographer Oswald Morris dies aged 98 Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    British cinematographer Oswald Morris, who won an Oscar for "Fiddler on the Roof" and worked with legendary directors including Stanley Kubric and John Huston, has died at the age of 98, former colleagues announced. More »

  • A century later, baseball's back in Australia
    A century later, baseball's back in Australia Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — Major League Baseball is back in town, and it's been a while. A century, in fact. More »

  • Original 'Dreamgirls' star makes return to music
    Original 'Dreamgirls' star makes return to music Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    With her first solo album in two decades, Jennifer Holliday is on the comeback trail. But the singer, best known for her Tony-winning performance as Effie in the original Broadway production of "Dreamgirls" ... More »

  • The Constitution Is 400 Years Old
    The Constitution Is 400 Years Old Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    The Democratic congresswoman could give the craziest Republican a run for his money with her history of wild statements. More »

  • Insight - Equatorial Guinea seeks to shake off 'oil curse' image
    Insight - Equatorial Guinea seeks to shake off 'oil curse' image Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    By Pascal Fletcher MALABO (Reuters) - On land cleared of tropical forest, gleaming new office towers, apartment blocks, homes and highways dazzle the eye in Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa's No. 3 energy producer where oil and gas revenues have fed a frenzy of construction. But cutting away the jungle is proving easier for President Teodoro Obiang Nguema than shedding his central African nation's dark image as a reclusive, repressive and graft-ridden poster child of the "resource curse". ... More »

  • Michael Jackson Album To Be Released On Phone
    Michael Jackson Album To Be Released On Phone Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    It is the news Michael Jackson fans have been waiting for - but those desperate for a new album by the King of Pop may have to buy a new mobile phone to hear it. Sky News understands Sony Music Entertainment will release an album of the late singer's unreleased material and lost tracks by the end of April. However, it will initially be available only as pre-installed music on the Sony Xperia Z2 phone. The ad features a ballerina dancing with a red sheet, and Sky News sources believe this will form part of the music video. More »

  • Michael Jackson's New Album to be Released on Sony Xperia Phone Costing …
    Michael Jackson's New Album to be Released on Sony Xperia Phone Costing … Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    Fans of pop icon Michael Jackson will be thrilled at the news that an album of previously unheard music is set to be released by Sony Music Entertainment.   The  album of the late singer's unreleased material and lost tracks will initially only be available as pre-installed music on the Sony Xperia Z2 phone. The album produced by Epic Records will be the first Jackson album featuring fresh material since 2010's Michael. The news has angered many as Sony appears to be cashing in. More »

  • Michael Jackson Love Child: Brandon Howard DNA Test 'Exposed as Fake …
    Michael Jackson Love Child: Brandon Howard DNA Test 'Exposed as Fake … Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    The DNA results that had reportedly revealed Brandon Howard is the secret love child of the late Michael Jackson have been exposed as fake by celebrity website TMZ. The shock findings, which were unveiled by entrepreneur Alki David during a live broadcast on FilmOn, claimed that there was 99.9% chance that the King of Pop fathered Howard with Miki Howard. "This is the DNA evidence. This is the only known living son of Michael Jackson." More »

  • Queen, Adam Lambert to embark on summer tour
    Queen, Adam Lambert to embark on summer tour Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won't start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour. "You just can't focus on that crap, especially ... More »

  • Queen, Lambert to embark on tour
    Queen, Lambert to embark on tour Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won't start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour. More »

  • Brandon Howard Records Video Statement on Michael Jackson DNA Test Results
    Brandon Howard Records Video Statement on Michael Jackson DNA Test Results Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Singer Brandon Howard has released a video message in which he comments on the findings of a DNA test to determine whether he is the biological son of Michael Jackson. 2, I never proclaimed to be his son, 3, I am definitely not suing the estate, I have been taken care of very well and also I make my own cash, 4, It's true I had a DNA test, but this had nothing to do with any of this, I swear on my life. The singer was born in 1983, a year after Jackson is alleged to have had a brief affair with his mother, singer Miki Howard. Adding fuel to the doubts, singer Augie Johnson has stepped forward in response to the claims and declared that he is in fact, the real father of Brandon Howard. More »

  • Michael Jackson: DNA Test Results State 99.9% Probability Brandon Howard is …
    Michael Jackson: DNA Test Results State 99.9% Probability Brandon Howard is … Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    The results of a DNA test to prove whether singer Brandon Howard is the biological son of Michael Jackson have been reported as positive. The test results obtained by Alki David and his company, FilmOn.com claim that Brandon Howard is almost certainly Jackson's son. This is the only known living son of Michael Jackson," said David. "He looks too much like Michael Jackson, He acts like him," said the doctor. More »

  • Michael Jackson: Brandon Howard to Reveal Results of DNA Test to Prove he is …
    Michael Jackson: Brandon Howard to Reveal Results of DNA Test to Prove he is … Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Singer Brandon Howard was once hailed as the "reincarnation of Michael Jackson." The 31-year-old says he has "groundbreaking" DNA evidence that proves he is the son of Michael Jackson, TMZ reports. His mother is singer Miki Howard, who is believed to have had a brief affair with Jackson in 1982. Brandon Howard released a statement today through his manager Scott Broomfield of Musical Star LLC saying: "To my fans, family, and friends, despite recent allegations, I did not authorize the testing of my DNA to be compared to that of the late Michael Jackson nor did I contact TMZ regarding the publication of the story. More »