AP Photo of Conrad Murray, who apparently liked this photo enough to hand it out The Jackson family has sued the people who were backing MJ’s last tour. Because it’s their fault Jackson took drugs. People reports: Michael Jackson's three children and mother, Katherine, are suing concert promoter AEG Live for allegedly strong-arming the singer into poor medical care and imposing a grueling rehearsal schedule that led to his death. By Jackson's final rehearsal in June 2009 for a big comeback concert series, the entertainer was shivering and disoriented in the warm Staples Center, the lawsuit alleges, and would soon be dead from an acute level of the powerful anesthesia Propofol. The Jackson family alleges AEG Live breached their agreement to provide physical care for the King of Pop and that the concert promoters were negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray as Jackson's physician. Murray allegedly gave the singer lethal levels of an anesthetic while treating … [Read more...] about Jackson family: it’s the promoter’s fault MJ’s dead
We can all feel good that this thing will not air, because the creep factor is off the charts. What do you do for a sequel? Reconstruct the decomposition process with CGI, and put the results in a remixed “Thriller” video? Yuck. On the other hand, who knew this was planned? I feel worse for knowing they thought of doing this, and only slightly better than someone shouted ABORT THE COUNTDOWN before it aired: The Discovery television network on Friday said it canceled plans to air a reenactment of the autopsy on Michael Jackson's body, citing an upcoming court hearing and concern by the late pop star's estate. The show, "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson," had been set to air in several countries of western Europe and in the United Kingdom on January 13. "Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson's estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael … [Read more...] about Huzzah: Michael Jackson autopsy will not be televised
AP photo Now we know why some people thought the new Michael Jackson tracks were fake: they used SCIENCE! to improve his sub-perfect performances. Reuters says: Recordings of Michael Jackson's voice on a new album being released this week were far from the finished article and required considerable digital enhancement, according to one of its main producers. But Teddy Riley, who worked with the King of Pop on several records before his death, believed that "Michael" would go down as a classic, albeit short of the heights of Jackson's heyday in the late 70s and early 80s. "I had to do more processing to the voice, which is why people were asking about the authenticity of his voice," Riley told Reuters of the first album of new Jackson material since the singer's sudden death 18 months ago. Reviews of Michael, which hits British stores on Monday and U.S. stores on Tuesday, have been generally positive. It is the first album of new Jackson material since … [Read more...] about Yes, they ran Michael Jackson’s voice through computers
Maybe you shouldn’t trust a doctor who has his own ready-made professional hand-out photos. Just a thought. Prosecutors began connecting a doctor Monday to a trail of pharmaceuticals blamed for the death of Michael Jackson. Testimony by a pharmacist showed Dr. Conrad Murray purchased 255 vials of the powerful anesthetic propofol during the three months before the singer died from a lethal combination of the drug and other sedatives. Murray bought 130 vials of propofol in 100-milliliter doses and another 125 vials in the smaller dose of 20 milliliters, said Tim Lopez, owner of Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas, where Murray has a clinic. That’s enough propofol to sedate the entire Western Hemisphere for ten minutes, including birds and large reptiles. Why? Because he couldn’t sleep. Every night he was like a young Justin Bieber fan who was going to the concert tomorrow and he’s already here in town and OMG I could be breathing the same air he … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson was on absolutely everything
Here’s a headline that grabs the eye like Michael Jackson grabbing his - no, well, never mind. The headline says “Michael Jackson ‘chemically castratred’ as a child: doctor.” Michael Jackson may have been more prince than king of pop, a French doctor says in a new book alleging his wide-ranging voice resulted from a childhood chemical castration to fight acne. "When he died, I realised that he was an unusual phenomenon," Alain Branchereau, an opera buff and professor of vascular surgery at Timone University Hospital in France's Mediterranean port of Marseille, told AFP. "I said, 'That's the voice of a castrato!'" After discussing the voice with his colleagues, including endocrinologists, Branchereau ended up with the theory of chemical castration through the synthetic anti-male hormone drug Cyproterone. Remarkable! That would be quite a discovery, and it was certainly good of the doctor to undertake this on his own, for the sake of science. … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson was chemically neutered?