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20 Insane Music Pranks and Hoaxes

April 1, 2016

Maybe it's because there's a certain amount of stunted adolescence that typically goes with the territory – or maybe because musicians need to find creative ways to distract themselves from the lengthy periods of sheer boredom that are endemic to...

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How Do Ex-Boy Band Stars Stack Up?

March 30, 2016

Zayn Malik hit Number One the first week his debut solo single, "Pillowtalk," was released, and his debut album, Mind of Mine, is gearing up for the same kind of chart domination. His success is not only huge for R&B, but the fact that Malik...

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Dan Harmon Will Produce Film About Michael Jackson's Chimp

March 19, 2016

Fresh on the heels of the surreal romance Anomalisa, Dan Harmon is bringing that stop-motion-animation magic to tackle another kind of relationship: the one between Michael Jackson and his pet chimpanzee. As Deadline Hollywood reports,...

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Joseph Fiennes Addresses 'Sensitive' Michael Jackson Casting

February 17, 2016

Joseph Fiennes has been taking heat for being cast in the role of Michael Jackson in Sky TV's upcoming comedy, Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon. On Wednesday, he discussed the controversial, "sensitive" topic with the Associated Press. The...

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10 Things We Learned From Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc

February 5, 2016

Michael Jackson made bigger records than Off the Wall, but he arguably never made a better one — the album's masterful fusion of funk, disco, pop and Quiet Storm R&B captures the singer at his most effervescent. A deluxe edition of the...

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Joseph Fiennes 'Shocked' to Play Michael Jackson in Comedy

January 27, 2016

Joseph Fiennes, like the entertainment industry at large, is surprised he's been hired to play Michael Jackson in an upcoming, one-off half-hour comedy for Sky TV. "I'm a white, middle-class guy from London," he told Entertainment Tonight. "I'm...

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Watch Trailer for Spike Lee's 'Off the Wall' Jackson Doc

January 13, 2016

Spike Lee's upcoming Showtime documentary Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown To Off The Wall will chart the King of Pop's path from child star with the Jackson 5 to pop icon with the arrival of his breakout solo LP Off the Wall. The film – Lee's...

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Sony to Buy Out Michael Jackson Estate's Half of Sony/ATV

March 14, 2016

Sony has agreed to a deal with the Michael Jackson estate to buy out the late King of Pop's half of their Sony/ATV music publishing company. The deal, which comes 21 years after Jackson and Sony formed the joint venture, is expected to net the Jackson...

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L.A. Reid's Juicy Tell-All Memoir

February 10, 2016

L.A. Reid's new tell-all book, Sing to Me, contains so many name-dropping details about the various stars he's worked with — including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Outkast, Jay Z — it can be head-spinning....

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Spike Lee on His New 'Off the Wall' Michael Jackson Doc

January 28, 2016

There's a moment about one-third of the way through Spike Lee's new documentary Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall in which the Jackson estate's archivist pulls out a yellowed, frayed letter and reads aloud. Written after Michael and...

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25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2016

January 15, 2016

There's a reason that, every January, film producers, film distributors, film critics, film lovers and miscellaneous film folks who'd never be caught dead on a snowboard descend upon Park City, Utah, looking for the next big thing courtesy of the Sundance...

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Michael Jackson Estate Preps 'Off the Wall' Reissue

January 7, 2016

Michael Jackson's estate has prepped a special reissue of the singer's classic 1979 album, Off the Wall, featuring a new Spike Lee-directed documentary Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall. The package will be available as CD/DVD and...

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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Become First 30 Million-Seller

December 16, 2015

Michael Jackson's landmark 1982 LP Thriller has officially become the first LP to be recognized for selling 30 million copies. The Recording Industry Association of America, in association with the singer's estate and record labels, confirmed the news...

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Bono Musical, Frank Zappa Doc Added to Sundance 2016 Lineup

December 7, 2015

Following the announcement of the 2016 edition's competition titles last week, the Sundance Film Festival unveiled their Premiere section lineup today, including new works from Spike Lee, Todd Solandz, Werner Herzog, and more.  The feature lineup...

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Sony, Michael Jackson Estate Talk Transfer of Catalog

October 9, 2015

Sony ATV, the famous music-publishing catalog that Michael Jackson bought in 1985 and used for decades as a financial lifeline, will soon be sold in full to the late singer's estate — or the estate may sell its own half back to Sony Corp. The technology...

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Inside Michael Jackson’s Iconic First Moonwalk Onstage

October 5, 2015

Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper's new book, MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson (in stores October 6th), is the first narrative biography to deconstruct Jackson's inimitable dance steps, live performances, songwriting method...

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'Bubbles,' About Michael Jackson's Chimp, Tops Black List

December 14, 2015

The 2015 Black List, the annual rundown of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays, was revealed on Monday, and the top vote-getter was an unlikely choice: A biopic about Bubbles, the chimpanzee that was adopted by Michael Jackson in 1983. According...

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Michael Jackson Estate Sued Over 'Messages to Michael'

December 3, 2015

Michael Jackson's estate is being sued by Sharad Chandra Patel, a producer for the tribute film Messages to Michael, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Patel alleges his deceased son and...

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Watch Paul McCartney's New Video for 'Say Say Say' Remix

October 6, 2015

A renegade with a bottomless bag of dance moves helps put the final contemporary touches on the 2015 remix of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's "Say Say Say," off the newly remastered edition of McCartney's 1983 LP, Pipes of Peace. Ryan Heffington...

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Wesley Snipes Talks Being Michael Jackson's 'Bodyguard'

September 18, 2015

Michael Jackson went epic with his video for 1987's "Bad," recruiting Martin Scorsese to direct a lengthy short film about urban gangs with choreography nods to West Side Story. Among the sprawling cast was a young Wesley Snipes, who played "Mini...

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