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Michael Jackson’s Executor, Manager Ordered to Testify in Billion-Dollar Tax Battle

December 9, 2016 • By

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The tax trial of the century — one focused on the worth of late pop singer Michael Jackson when he died in 2009 — is set to begin this February. With more than $1 billion at stake, the Internal Revenue Service and Michael Jackson’s estate are scrambling in these final pre-trial days to discover everything they need to know before heading into battle.

This week, U.S. Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes granted a heavily contested motion by the IRS to depose John Branca, one of the two co-executors of Jackson’s will; Michael Kane, the singer’s former business manager; and Karen Langford, a paralegal said to have participated in the valuation of Jackson’s image and knowledgeable about unreleased music.

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The Queen of Pop kissed the King of Pop

December 9, 2016 • By

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I am sure you all know now what Madonna said in the James Gorden Late Late Show and we all know as fans that Madonna and Michael did hook up! But it seems the world just discovered it! LOL

Madonna confessed that she once plied Michael Jackson with a little white wine for a makeout session.

“Baby, I’ve been around,” Madonna told James Corden during a “Carpool Karaoke” segment that aired Wednesday night. “Yeah, tongue-in-mouth kissing [with Jackson].”

Why didn’t she express herself about the lip-lock sooner?

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Leave me Alone Black long-sleeve flannel pajama on show at HARD ROCK CAFE HANGZHOU

December 8, 2016 • By

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Hard Rock Cafe Hangzhou, China has a new guest: The ‘Leave Me Alone’ Black Long-Sleeve flannel Pajama. The Black long-sleeve flannel pajamas with planetary, moon, and star images was worn by Michael Jackson in the music video for “Leave Me Alone.” The single was released in 1989 and won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Short Form Music Video.

The item was on auction at Julien’s back in November 2015 [MJVIBE NEWS]

and the item was sold for $6,875!

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Here some pictures taken by a fan on site:

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How ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ Singer Rockwell Created a Paranoid Pop Classic

December 8, 2016 • By

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Berry Gordy was in his Los Angeles mansion in 1982 when his son, 18-year-old Kennedy William Gordy, brought the Motown Records founder a pop-funk demo he had created on a tiny 4-track recorder in his one-bedroom Hollywood apartment. Gordy, of course, had hundreds of Number One songs to his name – either as producer, songwriter or label head – so he knew a hit when he heard one. But after listening to his son’s demo, his reaction was less than exuberant.

“He said something like, ‘Yeah, yeah, that’s alright. That’s OK,'” Kennedy Gordy tells Rolling Stone. “‘Don’t give up your day job, young man. Keep writing and you’ll come up with something one day.’ I was devastated.”

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Victory Album alternative Concept

December 7, 2016 • By
Original Art Work for Victory Album Cover by Michael Whelan

Original Art Work for Victory Album Cover by Michael Whelan

We all know Michael Whelan… or not!

Michael Whelan is one of the world’s premier painters of imaginative realism. For 40 years he has created book and album covers for authors and musicians like Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Brandon Sanderson, the Jacksons and MeatLoaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint.

A graduate of San Jose State University with a BA in Painting and a President’s Scholar, Michael went on to attend the Art Center College of Design also in California, but he dropped out to accept his first book cover assignment. He soon became known for his dedication to bringing an author’s words to life and Whelan covers dominated the science fiction and fantasy field throughout the 1980’s and 90’s. He was largely responsible for the realistic style of genre covers of that era, and his stunning color and composition have influenced many artists to this day. He continues to do cover art for bestselling authors, but since 1995 he has also pursued a fine art career. His non-commissioned works are in established collections throughout the world.

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