NRJ, the French Music Channel will have a special Michael Jackson tonight from 10pm! All Short films from Thriller to You Rock My World will be played!
Tune in people!NRJ Hits is on CanalSat (canal 173), Free (65), Numéricable (244), Orange (151), SFR (146), Bouygues BBox (86), Darty (87) SOURCE: Facebook
The archives of American chat shows and variety shows of the 1960s and 70s held a vault of talented performances from so many musicians — especially African American bands and performers who lit up the stages with songs that resonated for the times and were pop megahits that nobody missed.
Now getTV tips their hat in a most creative and music-filled way for Black History Month in February with epic performances — from Whitney Houston to the Jackson 5, to the lions of R&B including Aretha Franklin.
OPINION PIECE BY PEZ JAX
This week, it seemed there was a small triumph when Sky Arts announced that due to strong reservations from Michael’s family (namely Paris) they would not screen their controversial, fantasy story about Michael Jackson, Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando.
Having followed the commentary since the story first broke about the show mid-2016, it’s become apparent that there now seems to be this industry shift towards putting a Michael Jackson ‘themed’ story out there. Perhaps the industry feel 8 years is enough of a grace period and that the potential audience is too lucrative to pass up on the offer? But when all is said and done, don’t we all know the story already? Could a made for TV movie really tell us something about Michael that we don’t know…but should?
Cable network Lifetime has ordered a film based on the last few years of Michael Jackson’s life.
The biographical drama, tentatively titled Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland, will be told through the eyes of his bodyguards. He will be played by Navi, considered the world’s most prominent Michael Jackson impersonator.
Sky pulls broadcast of show that cast white actor as Michael Jackson.
The project is based on the book Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and is being adapted for screen by Motown head Berry Gordy whose former creative assistant, Suzanne de Passe, will be the executive producer. It follows in the footsteps of other Lifetime music biopics on Whitney Houston, Aaliyah and the upcoming take on the life of Britney Spears.