Jacksons vs AEG day 54: defense begins attack on Michael Jackson
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Michael Jackson "had a real monkey on his back" with a longtime drug addiction his family kept secret from the world, and it led to his overdose death, a lawyer for AEG Live said. The concert promoter's defense against the Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit begins Tuesday and will include testimony from "all of the many, many doctors" who treated Jackson over the past decades, AEG Live attorney Marvin Putnam said. It will also include a parade of Jackson family members, including a return appearance by matriarch Katherine Jackson, who just concluded two days of testimony as her lawyers presented their case. "They kept his private world private as best they could and now they would like to blame somebody else for things that only they knew privately," Putnam said.
Jacksons vs AEG day 53: Katherine resumes testimony
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's mother testified Monday that she does not believe her son had any responsibility for his own death. Katherine Jackson was responding to a question from attorney Marvin Putnam, who represents AEG Live LLC, the promoter of her son's ill-fated "This Is It" concerts. Katherine Jackson, 83, is suing AEG Live, claiming it failed to properly investigate Dr. Conrad Murray, who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving the singer an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.
Jermaine plans hotel resorts in Australia and China
After Abu Dhabi where Jermaine plans to launch Jermajesty Hotels & Resorts, Perth and China are next. Jermaine is looking at building a hotel in WA and has visited the East Perth power station and met with representatives of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority while touring in Australia in March. His visit included a tour of the disused power station and the authority has since given him more information and images of the site. Details of the scope of the plans are unclear but Jermajesty Holdings, a company jointly owned by Jermaine and Melbourne-based digital media company GoConnect Australia, is building a 350-room hotel in China under the banner of Jermajesty Hotels and Resorts. The hotel in China is intended to be filled with Jackson family memorabilia and will include an entertainment centre with seating for 5000.
Austin hosts premiere of "The Bout"
Austin Brown hosted the premiere of Xpressvision Filmworks, FTP Productions, and Sterling G. Davis latest masterpiece an inspirational and funny film entitled The Bout at the Celebrity Centre International on Sunday July 21, 2013.
Jacksons vs AEG day 52: Katherine Jackson testifies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's mother tearfully described finding out about her son's death and testified on Friday that she had expressed concerns about his comeback concert schedule to the promoters of the shows. Katherine Jackson said she called Randy Phillips, the CEO of AEG Live, to voice her view that her son could have done 50 shows — but not if they were spaced closely together. "He couldn't do every other night like AEG wanted him to do at first," she said.
Jacksons vs AEG day 51: Stuart Finkelstein on the stand
Dr. Finkelstein spoke about Michael's alleged drug use during a deposition earlier this year when he was required to give evidence in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the singer's mother Katherine Jackson against AEG Live. The video of his testimony was shown in court this week.
Jacksons vs AEG day 50: AEG plotted out worldwide tour for MJ
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Documents displayed for a jury Wednesday showed the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts had contemplated a worldwide tour for the entertainer in the year before his death. The documents prepared by AEG Live LLC envisioned 186 shows, with Jackson earning $132 million for his performances — far less than the $835 million that an accountant who previously testified for the Jackson family had projected the singer would pocket from 260 shows around the globe. The company's plans and calculations were presented to jurors hearing a negligent hiring lawsuit filed by Katherine Jackson against AEG Live. Katherine Jackson's lawyers used the tour schedule to show the company had plans to mount an international comeback for the entertainer and that their expert's assertions were supported by AEG's own plans.
Jacksons vs AEG day 49: Arthur Erk testifies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An expert who projected Michael Jackson could have earned more than $1 billion on his comeback concerts testified Tuesday that his analysis didn't include a breakdown of the singer's yearly earnings over his lifetime and projected a longer concert tour than the superstar had ever performed. Arthur Erk, a certified public accountant who is an expert in musician's royalties, said his analysis didn't take into account thousands of pages of figures detailing Jackson's spending over the years. His projection that Jackson would have earned between $1.1 billion and $1.5 billion if he performed a 37-month, 260-show tour and crafted a Las Vegas show came under attack Tuesday by a lawyer for concert promoter AEG Live LLC. He said his figures were a conservative estimate of Jackson's earning potential if he had lived.
Through a fan's eyes: Jermaine, Halima, Jaafar and Jermajesty in Maastricht
Jermaine, his wife Halima and sons Jaafar and Jermajesty touched down in historic town Maastricht in The Netherlands on Tuesday July 9th. They are guests at Hotel Derlon at the famous Onze Lieve Vrouweplein. In the afternoon, Jermaine poses with a brand new Opel Insignia that is provided by Jean Linssen, owner of Hekkert Autogroep to drive around with during his stay. Read what else Jermaine and his family have been doing during their stay in Maastricht in this article.
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