Michael Jackson`s “Earth Song” centerpiece of 52nd Grammys

February 1, 2010 by  
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Lionel Richie quoted Michael Jackson, when he took the stage last night at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards: “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to believe.” The centerpiece of the awards was most certainly Michael`s Earth Song.” 3-D glasses are required to watch the video, which featured new vocals of Usher, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood.

And wasn`t it surreal to see Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks (The Welch Witch) perform Rihannon together? Clearly, the most spectacular moment came when Pink sang Speechless, suspended in space on a sling and then dipped down in water. She spun around and flung water on the crowd. Weird! Loved Lady Gaga and Elton John duet-the opening number.

I was disappointed in the awards though. Lady Gaga was slighted, but Taylor and Beyonce scraped in the lion share of little gold gramophones. The program itself was an improvement however, focusing more on a dazzling show and less on just giving out awards.

Michael Jackson & Elvis Presley’s Hair Up For Auction

October 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

” Elvis Presley fans keen to own a chunk of their idol now can: locks of what is claimed to be The King’s hair are up for auction next week.”
The King’s locks are expected to sell for between $8,000 and $12,000. I’m a big Elvis Presley fan, but I’d much rather spend $8 on a Presley CD or DVD.
Michael Jackson’s burnt hair from the pyrotechnics accident during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial will also be put up for auction.
The King of Rock and the King of Pop will always be with us, if we want to remember and honor them all we have to do is play one of their CD’s.
Buying  Jackson’s burnt hair or Elvis Presley’s locks is no way to commemorate these icons. Shame on the auctioneers for participating in this travesty.

Breaking News: Who Killed Michael Jackson?

August 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Top Story

The L.A. County Coroner has officially ruled Michael Jackson’s death a homicide. The cause of death was Acute Propofol intoxication, and…read more at TheWrap.

The ruling means Jackson died at the hands of another, however whether criminal activity is involved remains undetermined.

Search warrants executed by the police and the Drug Enforcement Administration at the home and offices of Conrad Murray, Jackson’s personal physician indicate they are investigating the possibility of manslaughter, excessive use of prescribing medication and prescribing to an addict.

Who do you think Killed Michael Jackson?

BREAKING: Michael Jackson’s film, “This is It” Film Date

August 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Top Story

Michael Jackson’s film, “This is It” will be released for a limited, two-week engagement worldwide, with the studio pushing up the release date by two days, to Wed., October 28th.

Tickets go on sale in most cities beginning on Sunday, Sept. Sept. 27th…

Read more at TheWrap.

Tributes to a Sidekick, an “Angel”, and a King

June 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Top Story

It has been a sad week, as we mourn the loss of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and now Michael Jackson.

Ed McMahon died Tuesday of health problems at the age of 86.  He was best known as announcer of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1962-92 with the catchphrase “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!”  He also co-hosted TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes with Dick Clark, and hosted Star Search, the predecessor of American Idol and America’s Got Talent.

From sex symbol to iconic Angel to acclaimed actress, Farrah Fawcett has reinvented herself time after time throughout her career.  She died Thursday morning at the age of 62 after losing her three-year battle with cancer.  Longtime soulmate Ryan O’Neal and BFF Alaina Stewart were among those with her in the final moments of her life.  Besides Ryan, Farrah leaves behind their son Redmond, 24.

Fans are still in a state of mourning and shock over the sudden passing of Michael Jackson, who died Thursday afternoon at the age of 50.  Through his career that has spanned four decades; he has gone from teen idol to the undisputed King of Pop with his songs, his hat, his signature glove, and the legendary Moonwalk dance — opening the doors for artists such as Usher and Justin Timberlake, and for groups like New Edition.

Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson: three icons in music, film, and television that made us laugh, cry, dance, sing, and hope for a better future.

I Saw Michael Jackson On The Victory Tour In 1984!

June 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Music, Top Story

All of us are shocked by the sudden death of Michael Jackson, from cardiac arrest, yesterday in Los Angeles. I know that virtually everyone will put all aspects of his life and career under a microscope, so that they may assess his accomplishments and/or foibles for themselves. I will just relate for you a few first thoughts that came to me as I watched the news in disbelief at 5:30 PM yesterday. First of all, I tried to put all the trash aside and thought mostly of his natural talents to express what he felt through his music. I only went to one Michael Jackson concert in my life, but that seems to be enough to feel the impact of his enormous talent.jackson5

I`m so glad that I did get to go to the Victory Tour at Texas Stadium in Dallas, July 17th, 1984. Obviously, I should have held on to my ticket stub, but lost track of that relic for some unknown reason? My memories are good though, and it was an outstanding show. This was with the Jackson 5, so the solo angle was downplayed, and  room was left for the other very talented Jackson brothers. There were several large screens to watch the action on also, so the moonwalking was clear as day. Michael Jackson was in his prime back then. Overall (I have to admit), I favor his early days with the Jackson 5, and Motown Records. “I Want You Back” is my favorite of his songs, but I like many others as well.

“We Are the World” is another very cool song, which Michael co-wrote with Lionel Richie. This had a sweeping, global effect on the world`s youth, and it was absolutely positive in nature. The most negative thing for me, is when he bought Northern Songs; almost as a snub to Paul McCartney. Like, look at me, I`m so big I even own The Beatles` catalog. As far as all the scandals go, I`m not really that interested in that. But I will say that his finances intrigue me. He owes a half billion dollars. Now that`s a cellar of minus-Georges! I believe that his record sales will soar, in lieu of his tragic death, thus allowing his family to pay off this massive debt, in good time. Hopefully, a ‘Greatest Hits’ will be out soon, I will surely be the first dude in line at the checkout lane (Target). We will just have to wait and see what role he will play in the greater story of the history of music?

Michael Jackson Goes Green

May 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Music, Top Story

Not all of us can afford a ticket to Michael Jackson’s infamous zoo, but here’s something we can all see for FREE!

View Michael Jackson’s music video on Earth Awareness.

Earth Song is the one greatest earth awareness tracks of the century. Come watch this amazing music video at www.EarthProtect.com.

On EarthProtect.com you can search through tons of environmental videos, from celebrities to cute animated comedies. Not only can you watch the videos but you can even upload some yourself, participate in blogs and put your own two cents about how to take better care of our earth.

Michael Jackson – Earth Song – World Environment Day