Katherine launches Michael Jackson tribute acution
Mrs. Katherine Jackson, in partnership with global charity auction site Charitybuzz, launched "The Man, The Myth, The Legend: A Michael Jackson Tribute" auction, featuring never-before-seen photos and artwork from the legendary musician and entertainer. The auction will be open for bidding through Thursday, September 26 by visiting Charitybuzz.com.
Proceeds will benefit Mrs. Katherine Jackson's favorite charities in Gary, Indiana, including Roosevelt High Academy, Gary Commission for Women, Calumet Township Multipurpose Center, and the Male Empowerment Network Inc.
Jacksons vs AEG day 83 (September 20): testimony ends
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Testimony ended Friday in a long-running lawsuit claiming the promoter of Michael Jackson's planned comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor convicted of causing the death of the superstar. Closing arguments were expected to begin on Tuesday, with the case possibly going to jurors later next week. Lawyers for Katherine Jackson, who filed the suit involving her son, concluded testimony in the 21-week case after jurors heard from Michael Jackson's longtime personal physician, Dr. Allan Metzger, and his attorney. Metzger testified about Jackson's skin conditions, burns and other injuries that required medical care by a variety of doctors. He also described Jackson's generosity.
Jermaine signs the Diva sidewalk of fame in San Francisco in support of Vita Water
Jermaine signed the walk of fame at Hotel Diva SF in San Francisco on September 20th to show his support in ending the world's water crisis by drinking Vita Water, the healthiest beverage on the market. View photos of Jermaine with Vita Water and the event in San Francisco on our Facebook page dedicated to Jermaine.
Jacksons vs AEG day 82 (September 18): defense rests case
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested their defense Wednesday with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael Jackson in the negligence case filed by Jackson's mother over his death. The trial is in its 21st week and jurors are expected to begin deliberations next week. Defense attorneys provided an emotional finale to their presentation, playing the videotaped testimony of Jackson's physician Dr. Allan Metzger. With Katherine Jackson seated in the courtroom's front row, jurors heard Metzger deliver a tribute to the star.
Jackie shares stories about The Jackson 5
Jackie called in to the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show to talk about his family’s incredible musical legacy and bringing their hits to the stage at the L.A. County Fair Thursday September 11th night. Jackie told us stories from his childhood growing up in Gary, Indiana where he and his brothers Tito and Jermaine formed the original Jackson three. “I remember rehearsing every single day, and people would come to the window just to watch us rehearse…and when we finished rehearsing, we’d go play baseball, that’s what we did ever day,” laughed Jackie.
Randy appears on Brian Oxman Show (September 8)
Check out the Brian Oxman show of September 8th with special guest Randy Jackson!
Jacksons vs AEG day 81 (September 9): Judge dismisses AEG executives from lawsuit
A judge on Monday dismissed two executives from a negligence lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother and allowed the case to proceed against AEG Live LLC, the promoter of his planned comeback concerts. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos said lawyers for Katherine Jackson hadn't shown enough evidence that Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live LLC, and promoter Paul Gongaware were responsible for the death of the pop star. The judge, however, did rule that jurors should decide whether AEG Live hired Conrad Murray, the former cardiologist convicted of giving Michael Jackson a lethal overdose of anesthetic in June 2009. AEG Live denies any wrongdoing. The ruling will simplify the case for jurors, who could begin deliberations before the end of the month.
Jacksons vs AEG day 80 (September 6)
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) - A doctor’s testimony was used in court Friday in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s family. Dr. William van Valin II, who wrote a book called “Conversations in Neverland with Michael Jackson,” said he warned the King of Pop that taking too much of the painkiller Demerol would be risking death. The physician said he first began treating the pop star in 2001, often visiting the singer at his Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County and at the doctor’s home.
Tito to perform gigs at Blue Note in Tokyo
Tito will be performing his annual gigs at The Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan again with two shows each day on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28th of September. Get your tickets and more info at the website of Blue Note.
Jacksons vs AEG day 79
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An addiction expert for AEG Live testified in court Wednesday that Michael Jackson fueled his addiction to prescription drugs by creating relationships with the doctors who provided them. Dr. Paul Earley was cross-examined by Jackson family attorneys in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the late singer’s mother, Katherine Jackson. “One of the worst things for a person like Michael Jackson is to be given access to a full-time doctor with a prescription pad, right?” Jackson family attorney Kevin Boyle asked. “Full-time access to physicians was indeed part of his problem, yes,” Earley responded. The physician went on to testify that for addicts, places and people who are associated with drug use can trigger cravings.