Actress Brooke Shields, who gave a heartfelt speech about her friendship with Michael Jackson during his public memorial, now says that she almost expected him to jump out of the coffin during the service.
The actress fought hard to contain her compossure when she gave the emotional speech
at the public event held at the Los Angeles Staples Center.
Did you see me shaking? Well, they didn't tell us that the
coffin was going to be there.
I thought - because there was a fantasy moment in my head - that he was going
to jump out and start the concert."
Shields, now 44, first became friends with Jackson when she was just 13 years old.
She says that the two of them had not been in touch for a long time.
I had not only not spoken to him, I hadn't seen him in years."
Shields says that she was asked by Jackson's mother Katherine to give a speech at
the service, but also says that she ignored the words she was asked to deliver in
favor of giving a more personal account of their friendship during her
They had written me out something. But I wrote my own thing and just had to do my
own thing. I felt honored to be a part of it."
Jermaine Jackson, brother of Michael Jackson and a member of the Jackson 5
confirmed today that the 5 will reunite for a tour.
Jermaine told the Australian Associate Press at an press event today that
“This has been a long time coming for the Jackson family to get back together.
It is just the timing, so what we’ve been doing is working on the music and
all the logistics. It is going to be more like a family affair, Janet’s going
to open and, of course, the original Jackson 5 … Michael, Randy and the whole
family … We’re in the studio, we’re planning on being out there next year.”
Los Angeles, California – Imagine being a kid from the inner city and suddenly
finding yourself walking down the red carpet with the stars of the movie
you’re about to see.
On November 24, the last day before Thanksgiving break, a group of 60 students
from three Crenshaw District public schools walked down the red carpet with
celebrity guests and became a dot in the largest Michael Jackson Tribute
in the world, which is supported by Diana Ross, Jermaine Jackson, Gladys Knight,
Mickey Rooney, Vivica A. Fox, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and many others.
The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait is a charitable project that has brought
together nearly a quarter of a million fans in more than 165 countries.
This one-of-a-kind work of art is being created by Los Angeles based celebrity
artist David Ilan using a technique called pointillism – made from hand drawn
dots. Fans everywhere are being invited to go to
www.MichaelJacksonTributePortrait.com to receive a free dot in their name.
This is a picture taken on the event. My friend Lisa Burks with Jerry Biederman
and David Ilan (the artist). Thanks to you all for this wonderful Tribute!
Beating out the likes of Michael Jackson, Gaga and Eminem for Artist of the Year,
Swift accepted her award via video link-up from London, where she was in the middle
of a late-night rehearsal. "Music has never been openly about competition and to
even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson, who will be missed and loved
forever, is an unimaginable honor," she said.
Michael Jackson won in the Favorite Male Artist Soul/R&B and Favorite Male Artist
Pop/Rock categories among his four wins for the night. Wearing a single sparkling
glove, his brother Jermaine accepted each award, stressing that his late brother's
message was just as important as his music. "The message that Michael had will
live on forever," he said. "He saw good in everyone and he wanted everyone to do good.
He always started with love."
We Love you so much Michael!!
THIS IS IT - the movie has been out on theaters worldwide. Some people say it is
the best film they have ever seen. Some say it is sad, dramatic and tragical.
and some say they don´t want to see it when it has more to hide than to show.
Some say "The movie wouldn't have been produced and released if they didn't expect
it to make money. They could have released that material to the public for free,
but they chose not too. Whether 90% of the earnings goes to the Jackson Estate
or not, it was obviously released in an attempt to make a profit - sure, they
can say it was all 'for the fans', but who are we kidding?"
Is this another ploy to capitalize on his death for the fans or not?
Send us an email and tell us your opinion - some of them will be published here.
October 21 the Dancing with the Stars professional dancers honored Michael Jackson’s
music and influence on dance with a fusion of classic ballroom and Latin styles.
Choreographed by the professional dancers, the performance paid tribute in a medley
of three of Michael Jackson’s hit songs representing different styles and eras of his
work. Contributing to this special dance performance were all 16 professional dancers
from Season 9: Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Anna Demidova, Tony
Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Alec Mazo, Jonathan Roberts,
Lacey Schwimmer, Edyta Sliwinska, Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya and Louis Van Amstel.
THIS IS IT is now meant to be a big movie as a gift from Michael Jackson to his fans.
The premiere date for "THIS IS IT" documentary movie worldwide is october 28.
Sony Pictures finalized a deal Monday to release a musical film composed from
80 hours of rehearsal footage shot in preparation for the 50 London concerts Jackson
was preparing when he so sudden passed away on June 25.
The film will open simultaneously nationwide and around the world on that date
Sony Pictures spokesman Steve Elzer says. It's a quick turnaround for a movie
but Elzer says editors have been at work on the footage since before the deal
was struck. This is it is a dedication to Michael´s three children says ABC News.
This is it rehearsal in Staples Center June 23
The premier date is Oct. 28 which is what makes the recent sell-outs so unprecedented. Most movies don't sell out 500-plus theaters until the last week before they're released
(if ever). On MovieTickets, This Is It hit 100 sellouts on the first day it went on salez
(Monday), and throttled up to 500 by Wednesday. "The ticketing trend shows no signs of abating," Rick Butler, Fandango's chief operating officer, said in an e-mail from the site.
It is out just for two weeks. A limited platform that's helping to account for some of the presale mass hysteria, the site analysts say. It's also being marketed as the biggest music event of the year. After initially slotting the "special, limited, two-week, worldwide engagement" for an Oct. 30 opening—a conventional Friday release—Sony moved the film to a Wednesday night release, something typically reserved for huge blockbusters.
Which, inarguably, This Is It is shaping up to be.
A movie concert or a documentary? It's both. Parts of it are a 3D concert movie, showing
clips from the 50-date tour that Jackson was set to start over the summer. And the rest
is a kind of eulogizing documentary, with footage pulled from over 100 hours of film that AEG Live sold to Sony Pictures.
Michael Jackson was honoured by his sister LaToya Jackson at the UK MOBO Awards 2009 in
Glasgow Scotland on october 1. Including a moving performance of I'll Be There from
the young singer Shaheen Jafargholi.
Michaels younger sister Janet Jackson made her tribute to her brother on the
Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday september 13.
After performing in tribute Janet Jackson posted a new track on her own Web site
titled “Make Me,” likely the first single from her upcoming album due in early 2010.
The bouncy dance tune borrows from Michael’s 1979 hit “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get
Enough.” The lyrics call for the song’s target to “go on get up and shake your body" promising “we’re gonna have a good time.”
The song’s release on her Web site followed a well-received performance at the
VMAs in which dancing along with a projection of MJ as their duet “Scream”
on the big screen.
VMA also showed the trailer from the documentary movie ‘This is it’ with wonderful
footage with a beautiful smiling Michael Jackson!
***The tribute concert in Vienna is moved to London 2010. See more at the
bottom of this page.
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In February 1984, Michael Jackson held a record-breaking 12 Grammy nominations
going on to win eight which stands as the record for most Grammy Awards to be won
by anyone in a single year. Seven of Michael's Grammys that year were for
Thriller: Album of the Year; Record of the Year "Beat It"; Best Male pop vocal
Performance "Thriller"; Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical "Thriller".
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance "Beat It"; Best Male R&B Vocal Performance "Billie Jean";
Best R&B Song "Billie Jean". Michael's eight Grammy that year was in the Best Recording
For Children - Single or Album, Musical or Spoken category for ET The Extra-Terrestrial.
That same year he got eight American Music Awards and three MTV Video Music Awards.
The following year, "The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller" took home the Best
Video Album trophy at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards.
Named the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time" by the Guinness World Records
Michael Jackson is among the most highly acclaimed and influential artists in pop culture.
He was named the World Music Award's Best-Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium
and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award.
He has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice: in 1997 as a member
of the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist in 2001.
We know Michael had a big heart and here is just a few of the grand gestures he made.
He donated proceeds from the 1988 song "Man in the Mirror" to Camp Ronald McDonald
for Good Times, a camp for children who suffer from cancer.
He equipped a 19-bed-unit at Mount Sinai New York Medical Center for cancer research
and donated part of the earnings from his Victory Tour to the United Negro College Fund.
He also donated all the money he received from his Pepsi endorsements -- $1.5 million -- to
the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City.
Jackson had been treated there when he was burned during the production
of a Pepsi commercial.
Before a concert at Wembley Stadium in 1988, Michael met with Prince Charles
and Princess Diana handing over checks totaling more than $400.000 for the Prince's
Trust and a children's hospital.
He founded the Heal the World Foundation to fight illness and poverty among children
around the world.
In 2000, the Guinness Book of World Records cited Jackson for holding the world
record for the "Most Charities Supported by a Pop Star."
It is unclear just how much Jackson donated through out his career, but some
estimates put the number at more than $500 million.
In the will that is currently being treated by the courts as valid, Jackson
indicated that he want 20% of the income on the trust, which is to be established
by his executors to go to charity. Not "just" a KING - He had a golden heart!