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Michael Jackson trial juror: ‘I would still vote not guilty today’

July 21, 2017 • By

Juror Paulina Coccoz is shocked many people still believe Michael Jackson was guilty on all charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy he befriended as the child recovered from cancer in 2003.

The then-46-year-old King of Pop walked free in June 2005 after a nearly four-month trial. While the jurors said at the time they wanted to “return to our lives as anonymously as we came,” some, including Coccoz, have spoken about their experience for Oxygen’s four-night special, “The Jury Speaks,” in hopes it will set the record straight. read more

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Make-Up Artist Kabuki Starshine Talks Michael Jackson’s Last Photo Shoots

July 14, 2017 • By

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In a recent interview for Paper Mag, Make-up artist Kabuki Starshine talks about the time he worked with Michael Jackson for L’Uomo Vogue Photo shoot.

How did it come about that you worked with Michael Jackson?

That was a big mystery. I didn’t realize how it came about. I thought maybe because I’d worked with Macaulay, but no. Actually, Bruce Weber, whom I’d never worked with before, thought of me for that project. It was for L’Uomo Vogue, and it was the first shoot Michael had done in 10 years. They asked me to come back and do the cover of Ebony with him too. Those were his last photo shoots. He was really lovely. I can relive it all in my mind because I was so full of adrenaline when it was going on. I had to talk to him on the phone before I met him. I was at a cash machine and the phone rang and it was his people clearing the line to make sure it was me. He was gonna call me in seven minutes, so I ran home, not wanting to be on the street with sirens and street noise. I got so nervous, I had to breathe into a ziploc bag. I was hyperventilating. But he sounded so scared himself that I instantly calmed down. I sort of felt for him. And when I met him in person, he had dark glasses on so you couldn’t see his eyes. He seemed very shy, but when we started to work together, I guess he got my energy, and he was so sweet, quite considerate of me and my working process. read more

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The Making of: The Animatronic Life of Neverland

July 6, 2017 • By

Garner Holt is the founder and president of Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP) Located in San Bernardino, CA, GHP is the world’s largest designer and fabricator of animatronics, show action systems, special effects, and other creations for theme parks, museums, retail and dining experiences, and other attractions. Inspired by a childhood trip to Disneyland and a lifelong love of Disney theme parks, Garner founded his company when he was only 16 years old. Since 1977, GHP has created nearly 3,000 individual animatronics and hundreds of other items for clients like the Disney Theme Parks, Universal Studios, Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, NASA, Lockheed-Martin, and hundreds of other clients. One of his client was Michael Jackson! read more

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Did you know? Sofia Boutella

June 9, 2017 • By

Ok, I am not sure all the fans will know that name: Sofia Boutella. But some of you who went to see the new “Mummy” movie with Tom Cruise might recognised the name: yes that’s right she is the bad-arse mummy! LOL Well this is not her first movie as she was in “Street Dance 2”, “Kingsman, the Secret Service” and “Startrek Beyond”!

Well did you know also she was successful to the dancer selection for Michael Jackson “This Is It” but couldn’t make it to rehearsal as she was on still Tour for Madonna!? read more

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That One Evening When Michael Jackson Spent 2 Hours In This Amazing Athlone Shop

April 8, 2017 • By

Athlone’s Left Bank area is full of gorgeous restaurants and unique shops, but there’s nothing quite like The Bastion Gallery.

It’s a treasure trove of hand-woven scarves and throws, photography, original tapestries, hand-blown glass and pottery.

Katie McCay owns the shop and back in 2006 she got a phone call that would give her the ultimate star-struck story to retell for years to come.

A friend reached out to ask Katie if the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, could come and visit her shop. read more