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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in 'Star Wars'

July 24, 2015

Michael Jackson was the "King of Pop." But he nearly became the King of Acting Flops. The singer reportedly told Star Wars mastermind George Lucas that he wanted to play goofy Gungan Jar Jar Binks, one of the most despised characters in film history,...


Michael Jackson Molestation Lawsuit Dismissed

May 28, 2015

A molestation lawsuit filed against the Michael Jackson estate by choreographer Wade Robson was dismissed Tuesday by a Los Angeles judge who ruled that Robson waited too long to seek legal action. Robson, who previously testified under...


Watch Baltimore's Michael Jackson Protestor Cover Beatles

April 30, 2015

After giving Rolling Stone a glimpse of what it takes to be the "Michael Jackson Protestor," Baltimore's Dimitri Reeves shows off his moves and optimism with a performance of Michael Jackson's cover of the Beatles' classic "Come Together." Atop...


Watch Billy Gilman Cover Michael Jackson

November 21, 2014

At 13 years old, half the age he is today, Billy Gilman took the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden to participate in Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Concert. Taped on September 7 and 10, 2001, the special tribute to the King of Pop also featured...


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...


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...


'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...


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...


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...


Jay Z Joins, Quits Instagram After Michael Jackson Tribute

August 30, 2015

While Beyoncé ranks second on Instagram with 44.4 million followers, her husband Jay Z doesn't even have an account on the photo-sharing network. That is, until Saturday, when the rapper joined Instagram to post a photo remembering Michael...


Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Lists for $100 Million

May 29, 2015

Michael Jackson's opulent Santa Barbara County, California estate Neverland Ranch has been put on the market for $100 million. Named after the fictional world in Peter Pan where children never grow up, the King of Pop resided on the estate,...


Michael Jackson Bassist Louis Johnson Dead at 60

May 22, 2015

Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. Johnson's nephew Troy confirmed...


'Motown 25' Special, Expansive Box Set Planned for Release

February 23, 2015

In 1983, music icons like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross came together for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, a live NBC special that celebrated the 25th year of that legendary label. Now an updated version of the...