Michael Jackson

Jun
26
Beyoncé Remembers Michael Jackson

Beyoncé

Three years ago, the world mourned the loss of Michael Jackson. While he’s gone too soon, the King of Pop lives on through his music and the legions of artists he inspired including Beyoncé. On the anniversary of his death, the 30-year-old singer pens a letter to her idol, thanking him for making her the artist she is today. She recalls watching a young MJ perform live and realizing the soul and swag that he possessed.

“Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on,” writes B, who performed the Jackson 5’s “I Wanna Be Where You Are” while auditioning for a record deal with Destiny’s Child.

Read her touching tribute to the late legend below.

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Mar
9
Jamie Foxx Dances Like Michael Jackson in His Underwear [Video]

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx has always been a smooth operator and he once again proves it. Before he went on to win an Oscar and Grammy, the Hollywood superstar gave an award-worthy performance in his own L.A. mansion. TMZ has unearthed a video from roughly 10 years ago where Jamie busts out his best Michael Jackson moves to Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” wearing only red briefs, white sneakers, and a hat. His friends can be heard laughing as the comedian grabs his crotch and moonwalks down the hallway. Watch Foxx in action.

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Jan
28
Rihanna, Brandy Attend Michael Jackson ‘The Immortal’ Tour Opening

Rihanna

The stars were shining bright on opening night of Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night (Jan. 27). Rihanna looked every bit a rock star, sporting her new “Thug Life” tattoo and studded leather motorcycle jacket, black leggings, and shades. She even found an “MJ mini-me” and snapped a photo with him for Twitter.

Her fellow diva Brandy paid homage to the King of Pop in a sheer MJ-inspired blouse with shoulder pads. Quincy Jones and Michael’s three children, Prince, Paris, and Blanket, also turned out for the tour kickoff.

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Dec
15
Paris Jackson Steps Into the Spotlight on ‘Ellen’ [Video]

Paris Jackson

The daughter of pop royalty sat down for a rare interview with Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday’s show. Michael Jackson’s daughter recalled fond memories of her late father and shared her passion for acting. The 13-year-old will make her Hollywood debut in the movie Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.

On how her father inspired her acting: “When I was really little my dad was in the movie Moonwalker and I knew he could sing really well but I didn’t know he could act. I saw that and I said, ‘Wow, I want to be just like him.’”

On attending a regular school: “I love it. It’s definitely a different experience. … I do have like a regular childhood. I mean, I’m treated the same. When I came to Buckley [her school] they didn’t know who I was. I was like, ‘Yes, I have a chance to be normal.’”

On wearing a mask as a child: “Yeah, I’m like, ‘This is stupid; why am I wearing a mask?’ But I kind of realized the older I got, like, he only tried to protect us and he’d explain that to us, too.”

On her father’s enduring words: “He said, ‘If I die tomorrow always remember what I told you.’ I took his advice and I remembered everything he told me.”

Watch the King of Pop’s daughter step into the spotlight.

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Nov
8
50 Cent Reacts to Conrad Murray Verdict

Since the guilty verdict was handed down yesterday in the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial, the stars have voiced their opinions via Twitter and other public arenas. 50 Cent weighed in with his thoughts on Conrad Murray’s conviction at the Immortals film premiere last night.

“I think justice was served in that situation,” said the hip-hop mogul, who recorded the song “Monster” with the King of Pop. “I understand the process of when an artist becomes really, really successful, and Michael Jackson was probably the epitome of that lifestyle. I can see people following the regimen of doing what Mike says to do. But they should still follow medical standards and practices.”

Nov
7
Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial

Michael Jackson and Conrad Murray

After six weeks, a jury has reached a verdict in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor. Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Oct
21
Michael Jackson’s Daughter Hearts Chris Brown

Paris Jackson

Chris Brown has often been compared to Michael Jackson, and while the two never collaborated, the “Forever” singer did get a glowing endorsement from his daughter. Paris Jackson made a heart shape with her hands while watching Chris perform last night at his “F.A.M.E.” tour stop at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, the same venue where the King of Pop’s memorial was held. The 13-year-old sat front row with her friends, wearing snapbacks from Tyga’s Last Kings merchandise line.

“Staples Center Sold out show!!!!!!! First time ever to do my own concert here!! So excited!” tweeted Chris, who dyed his hair blond again.

T-Pain shared a photo of himself posing with Paris backstage. “The spawn of greatness. Seems like yesterday when I took a pic with her dad. R.I.P. the greatest of all time MJ,” wrote the Auto-Tune King, who remixed MJ’s “P.Y.T.” for Quincy Jones’ Q: Soul Bossa Nostra album.

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