The Jackson Family have reportedly given up on receiving a multi-million dollar sum from Dr Conrad Murray. Murray was sentenced to four years in jail and has had his medical licence revoked. The family was due to begin legal proceedings on Monday to try to extract $100 million in restitution from Murray, but reprtedly they have had a change of heart. A representative from the Los Angeles district attorney’s office has said that prosecutors were informed that the family are no longer going after the sum so the district attorney withdrew the request for the restitution hearing.
Dutch palaeontologist, René Fraaije, has named a new family of lobsters after Michael Jackson. Fraaije, also managing director of the prehistory museum in Boxtel (The Netherlands) named the small anmial Mesoparapylocheles Michaeljacksoni. He discoverd the prehistoric animal together with a group of students in Spain on June 25, 2009.
Tito will be signing autographs on Friday January 21st at the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, CA at noon at the DM Strings Booth #5710 in Hall B.
Austin just announced that the single and video for "Menage a trois" will be released on Valentine's Day, Febrary 14. He added that this song is extremely special to him and will be featured on his upcoming album Highway to the Sky.
Austin shared information of a new show coming up that will take place on January 17th at The Living Room (W Hotel Hollywood 6250, Hollywood Blvd, California). All ages are welcome!
Jermaine is delighted to announce that the French edition of You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through A Brother's Eyes is being published by Michel Lafon in Paris, and due for release in January 2012. Jermaine has announced that he is not going to France to promote book, but he will be doing some interviews and media from the United States. Contrary to previously shown book covers, the French cover of the book will have the same photo of michael (taken by Harrison Funk) as used on the UK cover of Jermaine's book. An Italian version of the book has also been relased a couple of months ago in Italy titled Michael. La vita del re del pop vista attraverso gli occhi di suo fratello.
Janet appeared on NCB's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday January 9th. She also talked about whether her niece Paris should be acting.