Jackson Family members have demanded the executors of Michael's estate to resign effective immediately. In a scathing letter, signed by Janet, Rebbie, Tito, Randy and Jermaine, the family maintains that executors John Branca and John McClain faked the King of Pop’s last Will and Testament prior to his untimely death on June 25, 2009. “At the time we couldn’t possibly fathom what is so obvious to us now: that the Will, without question, it’s Fake, Flawed and Fraudulent,” states the legal letter.
Joseph Jackson arrived in Tokyo, Japan together with Michael’s former manager Dieter Wiesner. On display were exclusive excepts of a never before seen exhibition of pictures, videos, artwork and multimedia of Michael Jackson. Joseph and Mr. Wiesner accorded the Japanese media several interviews and previewed a glimpse of an exclusive exhibit that is to be launched later next year. check out some photos at the official website of Joseph Jackson.
New York, NY – It was announced today that Academy Award nominated filmmaker Spike Lee, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, is in the final stages of post production of a Michael Jackson documentary focusing on Michael’s landmark BAD album and worldwide tour. The project marks the first ever in-depth, behind the scenes film project to chronicle a Michael Jackson album, and is being filmed amid the 25th anniversary celebration of the iconic album, record-breaking world tour and groundbreaking short films that changed music history. The documentary features over 40 interviews conducted personally by Spike Lee with Michael’s confidants, choreographers, musicians and other collaborators who collectively unveil the real story of this “coming of age” project through their vivid recollections of what it was like to work day in and day out and live this project with Michael. BAD’s lasting influence is captured through interviews with some of today’s top artists, including Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green and Sheryl Crow, who was a back-up singer on the BAD tour.
Just like previous years, Tito will play his annual Summer shows at the Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan. This year he is scheduled to perform shows from August 1st til August 4th. He plays two shows on August 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 5.30 and 8.45pm. The shows on Saturday Augist 4th start at 4.30 and 8.00pm.
Genevieve and her best friend Deja Riley are teaming up as the Geek Squad and announce their webseries. Check out their first video and stay yuned for more Geek Squad action to come!
BBC Radio’s Pat Marsh covered Yashi's foundation People of Poetry (POP), the fundraiser, and dedication in also helping those with mental health challenges cope with their symptoms using creative written expression, namely poetry. Here’s the link and remember to scroll to 49:30 secs!
The birthdays of Taj (August 4), Taryll (August 8) and TJ (July 16) are coming up soon and you can leave your messages for them at http://happybirthday3t.tumblr.com. When you have a Tumblr or join Tumblr, don't forget to follow jacksonsource.tumblr.com, 3tmemories.tumblr.com and austinbrownfans.tumblr.com.
Austin was one of BET's Music Matters artsits and did a showcase performance at the Creative Artists Agency on July 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. His grandmother Katherine, mom Rebbie, dad Nathaniel, sister Yashi and aunt La Toya were at the show in support of Austin. Backstage Austin and Tommy met with their idol Stedvie Wonder who also came out to the showcase.
Harper Collins Publishers have also releaesed the You Are Not Alone: Michael Through A Brother’s Eyes Photo Slideshow (Jackson photos app) in which Jermaine takes us on an intimate journey through the stories behind this fascinating selection of photos of his brother Michael. The pictures chart the Jackson's incredible lives, from humble origins to the global stardom which had them mixing with entertainment's elite, including Diana Ross, Fred Astaire and Muhammad Ali. The story continues through to Michaels untimely & tragic end, to which Jermaine pays moving tribute.