Sky will not air a TV episode with a white actor playing Michael Jackson, after Paris Jackson said it made her "want to vomit". The show, titled Urban Myths, was due to air on Sky Arts next week and featured Joseph Fiennes playing the late singer. After its trailer was released on Thursday, Michael's daughter Paris said she was "incredibly offended" by the fact that the role had been given to a white actor. The half-hour programme also features Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor and British actor Brian Cox as Marlon Brando. @TheMJCast asked @ParisJackson about her thoughts on this portrayal of Michael in a tweet and Paris responded: "I'm so incredibly offended by it, as i'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit." Paris said the show is not only offensive towards her father, but "my godmother Liz as well". "Where is the respect? They worked through blood, sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. Shameful portrayal," she added. The broadcaster has since released a statement, saying it "never intended to cause any offence", and promised not to air the episode.
"We have taken the decision not to broadcast Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, a 30min episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series," Sky Arts tweeted on Friday January 13th. "This decision was taken in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family," it added. "We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events & never intended to cause any offence." Sky has also stated that Joseph Fiennes, the actor accused of "whitewashing" the role, also supports their decision not to broadcast the episode.
Jackson Magazine 2016 edition is a full color annual Jackson Source publication. Jackson Magazine 2016 edition offers a full retrospect of the year 2016 covering all the news, highlights and events of the first and next generation of Jacksons in articles, interviews, photos, categories and exclusive contributions from Jackson Family members.
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Janet Jackson has at the age of 50 given birth to her first child, a baby boy, her publicist has confirmed. A statement said she and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, were "thrilled" to welcome the infant, EISSA Al Mana. "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably," the publicist added.
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Jermaine Jackson is performing around midnight on the main stage of one of Europe's biggest street parties on New Year’s Eve that is celebrated between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany (Wilkommen 2017 - Live vom Brandenburgertor in Berlin) where about one million people come together and await the beginning of a new year. Admission to the festival area is free and the event is televised live on ZDF. Happy New Year!
On December 30th, Jermaine paid a visit to the Michael Jackson wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Berlin.
Here's a chance to get your video featured in Tito Jackson's music video! Show your style, originality, personality and creativity!
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO:
(1) Create and Film a video of you dancing, working, singing, moving, working out, chilling, hanging out or whatever to the song "We Made It".
(3) You may like to add your country and location in the description.
(4) Submit before Christmas, Dec 25th, 2016.
Austin Brown is heading out on the road to perform pop up Guitar & Microphone shows around the United States. First stop is Boston, tickets are available on Eventbrite.
In keeping with its ongoing dedication to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the 25 newest additions to its GRAMMY Hall Of Fame and among the songs is The Jackson 5's song "ABC".
Yashi Brown is leading an awesome writing campaign benefiting emotional well-being and mental health. They're writing a group, crowd-sourced poem on Hookist.com! Hookist.com It’s a creative community of music/lyric fans who collaborate to create a crowd-sourced song with different songwriters. Line by line and week by week the team is doing going to create a masterpiece and then Austin Brown and his writing partner, Brian London, are going to add the final touch to music! Yashi put a twist on it so it's going to be a poem with music! Visit Hookist.com. The final proceeds will help benefit The Campaign to Change Direction and Get Lit - Words Ignite New participants receive 5 free credits (1 credit is 1 submission).
Tito Jackson signed with Sony Music Japan International to release his solo debut album TITO TIME. TITO TIME will be available on December 21st, 2016 on Amazon and other online music stores. Sony Music Japan International has released the single "Get It Baby" ahead of the release of the album TITO TIME. For over 50 years, the Jacksons have been charting hits and in 2016 Tito joined his brothers and sisters and scored his first solo hit on the USA Billboard charts with the single “Get It Baby”, becoming the ninth and final Jackson family sibling to place a solo single on the charts! Tito’s debut solo single “Get It Baby” featuring iconic rapper Big Daddy Kane was a smash hit single in the United States with a #21 position on the Billboard charts. The catchy song song blows up on dance floors everywhere and became the Summer craze that took over the United States as the official “Line Dance of the Summer”, a dance created by Kenny Gibson. Audiences from coast to coast created and share their own rendition of the “Tito Dance” aka The Get It Baby Line Dance online.
The album TITO TIME features iconic rapper Big Daddy Kane, diva Betty Wright, Queen of Soul Jocelyn Brown and music group 3T (Tito's sons Taj, Taryll and TJ). Tito Jackson's eclectic musical arrow is aimed in the direction of diverse genres, R&B, blues as TITO TIME features a caravan of styles.