Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Michael Jackson’s Friend and former Manager Frank Dileo in Hospital fighting for his life

I'm very sad to hear this. Frank was also in the hospital for his heart condition back in 2009 during MJ's rehearsals for his TII concert. Please keep Mr Dileo and his family in your thoughts & prayers ~ Qbee

Update:  April 13, 2011 Frank has been moved out of intensive care and continues to improve.

Update: Frank Dileo's niece has reported he is conscious aware and improving. He sends his regards to the Mj fans who have been praying and sending him well wishes.

Michael Jackson’s one-time manager Frank Dileo is in a Los Angeles hospital fighting for his life after having heart surgery and subsequently experiencing complications, has learned exclusively.

Sources close to the situation said that Dileo had bypass surgery on his heart last week and then suffered from complications the next day.

Dileo is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but the status of his recovery is unknown.“Frank scheduled his bypass to be at Cedars, but after suffering the heart attack, he’s taken a turn for the worse,” the source said.

“Much of his family is in town right now to be there for him. They’re worried, but of course hoping for the best.”

The 63-year-old manager was the executive producer for Jackson’s full-length movie Moonwalker as well as eight music videos including Grammy winner Leave Me Alone. He also managed Jackson’s Bad World Tour and the Jackson family Victory Tour
Dileo has also managed the careers of Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, Taylor Dane and Jodeci as well as worked with Prince on numerous projects.


If you would like to learn more about Frank Dileo and his history with Michael Jackson there is a great article posted on The Floacist Blog

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Michael Jackson Former Businessl Manager Dr Tohme Ordered To Testify in Dr Murray Trial

I don't think Dr Tohme is going to be much help to the defense of Murray being he already stated Michael was not a drug addict and never took drugs in his presence. All he can testify to is that MJ was having financial difficulties.  I don't see how that would implicate that MJ self injecting though.  The defense for Murray is grasping at straws  ~Qbee

LA (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's former business manager, Tohme Tohme, must testify in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is accused in Jackson's death, a judge ruled Monday.

Tohme's lawyers argued that their client was not properly served the subpoena, but a process server testified she handed it to Tohme at his home on March 3. A used car dealer testified Monday that he was with Tohme at an auto auction at the time.

"I am satisfied there was service in this case," said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, after hearing both witnesses.

Pastor was more concerned about the argument that Tohme's testimony would be irrelevant to the Murray case.

Paul Takakjian, Tohme's lawyer, said the defense was "tossing out a fishing line" without any knowledge that Tohme knew anything that would help their case.

Murray's lawyers argued that Tohme is a critical witness for their defense strategy to prove that Jackson gave himself the fatal dose of anesthesia that led to his death on June 25, 2009.

Tohme had "intimate knowledge of his finances, drug use, his habits" in his final months, defense lawyer Nareg Gourjian said.

Jackson's "financial difficulties at the time is clearly relevant to our assertion that Mr. Jackson self-administered himself with propofol," Gourjian said.

While the defense argument "seems to be a lot of speculation,
" Pastor said he would let the subpoena of Tohme stand since he was Jackson's business manager at the time of his death. He indicated he would later consider whether to limit the subjects on which Tohme can be questioned.

The defense indicated it wanted to question Tohme about the pressure placed on Jackson in his final months to prepare for the 50 shows he was to perform in London for AEG Live starting that July. Gourjian said. "He (Tohme) negotiated the AEG deal and other witnesses say Mr. Jackson was very angry about this,"

Tohme will not cooperate with the defense by giving them an interview ahead of his testimony.

The final jury selection process is set for May 4, with opening statements set for May 9.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Watch The Making of Hollywood Tonight

I love when they release these Making of videos. Gives us a change to see the vision , heart and energy from all who are involved . Very Moving.  I loved the new video for Hollywood Tonight. Nice to see the crew was emotionally involved with the work because of Michael ~ Qbee

The Making of Hollywood Tonight is a look behind the scenes of the striking, high-energy short film for the new single from the global hit album MICHAEL. The short film, which premiered worldwide on March 10th, features the work of award-winning director Wayne Isham, the genius of superstar choreographers Rich and Tone Talauega and stars the undiscovered talent of dancer Sofia Boutella.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Dr. Murray fires his publicist for leaking jury selection info

Im so glad this happened causing Murray to fire his publicist. Hopefully it will put an end to the pro Murray stories such as him visitng Forest Lawn Cemetary and other such garbage plus leaked trial information being reported by TMZ. ~ Qbee

Michael Jackson's physician fires publicist for leaking jury selection information

On the first day of his trial, Michael Jackson’s personal physician fired his publicist for leaking jury selection information to a celebrity gossip website.

On Wednesday, had posted what purported to be proposed defense questions for potential jurors, a leak that Dr. Conrad Murray’s attorney acknowledged came from their own publicist. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said the questions were “bogus” but that he was concerned about how information on the Internet would affect the answers potential jurors give during jury selection.

Murray is accused of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson a fatal dose of the surgical anesthetic propofol.

Defense attorneys told Pastor in chambers that a media company hired by the defense had leaked six questions the company had suggested for the jury pool. None of the questions ended up in the final questionnaire, which Pastor earlier ordered sealed.

“It is an embarrassment,” Ed Chernoff, Murray’s attorney, told the judge. Chernoff apologized and said the company would be fired.

After the hearing, Chernoff confirmed that the employee was Miranda Sevcik, a Houston publicist who began working for Murray and his legal team two days after Jackson’s death.

Sevcik declined to comment, beyond wishing the defense well.

On Thursday, 159 potential jurors were sworn in and screened for financial hardship. Jury selection is expected to continue Friday. Testimony in the case is scheduled to begin in May.

Source: Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim

Private burial service held for Elizabeth Taylor

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Even in death, legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor set her own style.

A private service was held Thursday at Forest Lawn memorial park for Taylor, her publicist said. But although the funeral was scheduled to start at 2 p.m., Taylor had left specific instructions that it not begin until 15 minutes later.

"She even wanted to be late for her own funeral," Sally Morrison said in a news release.

Taylor died Wednesday at the age of 79. She had been hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, a condition she had suffered from "for some years."

The multi-denominational service Thursday was open only to close friends and immediate family, and included poetry readings. Actor and close friend Colin Farrell recited "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo," by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Her grandson Rhys Tivey performed "Amazing Grace" on the trumpet.

Taylor's final resting place at Forest Lawn -- the same place of burial for her longtime friend Michael Jackson -- is in the memorial park's Great Mausoleum "sheltered beneath a soaring marble Michelangelo angel," Morrison said.

Jackson is buried in another area of Forest Lawn, Glendale police Sgt. Thomas Lorenz said.

Taylor converted to Judaism in 1959. Jewish custom teaches that burial should take place as soon as possible after death, preferably within 24 hours.

In addition to Thursday's private service, fans will also get their chance to pay respects to Taylor. Details of a memorial service are expected to be announced at a later date. The family has asked that instead of flowers, contributions be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation

source:  by the CNN Wire Staff

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth I Love You
A Tribute from Michael Jackson Fans

Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning at 79 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in LA. As we look back at her iconic style, classic beauty, and amazing story, everyone is reflecting on her incredible legacy. Her family have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Her children were with her in the hospital, and her son Michael Wilding released this statement about his mother:

"My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts."


Posted today at Michael Jackson's Official website

Elizabeth Taylor:
Remembering An Iconic Actress & Long-Lasting Friend of Michael Jackson

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, the talented actress and long-time friend of Michael Jackson. Remembered for their close relationship and steadfast support of one another, the duo had an unwavering friendship throughout their lives.

On the passing of Michael Jackson, Elizabeth gave a deeply emotional statement:

"I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him.
We had so much in common and we had such loving fun together…

I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest most giving love I've ever known. I keep looking at the photo he gave me of himself, which says, 'To my true love Elizabeth, I love you forever.' And, I will love HIM forever."

Please keep your thoughts and prayers with family, friends and fans of Elizabeth Taylor today.


Dr. Murrays Attorneys requesting release of Jackson's medical Records

Judge to review medical files
sought by Murray's defense trying to prove Demerol dependency
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES March 22, 2011 (AP)

A judge said Tuesday he will review medical records from Michael Jackson's longtime dermatologist before deciding whether the documents should be turned over to defense attorneys seeking to show the singer was addicted to a powerful painkiller at the time of his death.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor will review files from Dr. Arnold Klein that cover the final nine months of Jackson's life.
Klein is fighting the release of the files to attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray, citing patient confidentiality rules. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star.

Attorneys for Murray say they need to review the files to see if the records support a defense theory that Jackson was suffering from withdrawal from the painkiller Demerol when he died unexpectedly on June 25, 2009.

The lawyers contend Klein frequently injected Jackson with Demerol and the singer became addicted to the treatments.

"Due to Dr. Klein's actions, Mr. Jackson became physiologically and psychologically dependent on Demerol," Murray's attorneys wrote in a motion filed Monday. "Dr. Murray's right to this information in the criminal case greatly outweighs any privilege or privacy rights asserted by Dr. Klein pertaining to the records of Mr. Jackson who is now deceased."

Defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan has said a potential defense expert witness contends Jackson was showing signs of Demerol withdrawal before his death, and that may have complicated his reactions to other medications.

Authorities have accused Murray of giving the singer a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol, which is normally administered in hospital settings. His attorneys have said he did not give the singer anything that should have killed him.

Klein's attorney Garo Ghazarian said during the hearing Tuesday that the defense hadn't shown any evidence that Jackson was addicted to Demerol or that any of Klein's treatments were improper.

Pastor said he will review the files on April 6 and also hear from an attorney for Jackson's estate, who have not waived any of the singer's privileges.

Some of Klein's medical records have already been turned over to coroner's officials who investigated Jackson's death.

Murray's attorneys Ed Chernoff and Nareg Gourjian said they have reviewed those files. They agreed to limit any records requests to the last nine months of Jackson's life, when the singer returned to Los Angeles and began preparing for a series of comeback concerts titled "This Is It."

Jury selection in Murray's case begins Thursday. Hundreds of potential jurors are being summoned to a downtown Los Angeles courthouse where they will begin filling out questionnaires that Pastor said currently spans 29 pages and contains 125 questions.

Pastor met in closed session with attorneys to finalize the questionnaire.
Opening statements are expected to begin on May 9.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chuckie Will Debut Official Michael Jackson "Hollywood Tonight" Remix in Miami

Leaving the South by Southwest festival, Lavo New York and Las Vegas' Marquee in his wake, house DJ Chuckie has his sights set on the week ahead. With Miami Music Week now upon us, Chuckie plans to seize the opportunity to debut new material. Fans will be tickled to know the Dutch producer has tracks in the can with Kelly Rowland and T-Pain, but when MTV News caught up with him Friday in New York, Chuckie shared the achievement of which he's most proud.

"I did a Michael Jackson remix, which was really scary — to touch Michael Jackson vocals," Chuckie said. "I did this remix for this track 'Hollywood Tonight.' I couldn't say it for a minute: The label called me, and they said, 'You can't say nothing about this. It's kind of a secret project.' It's gonna come out anytime now."

"Hollywood Tonight" was originally produced by Teddy Riley for Jackson's posthumous Michael album, and Chuckie's mix of the song will be the sole official remix of the track.

"I will play it Miami," Chuckie revealed. "I told them this is the best week to launch the remix. So it feels really good. I'm the only one remixing that Michael Jackson track, and they are considering it a single. For me, especially, it's an honor to remix the King of Pop because he died on my birthday."

So, will the mix be a thundering Chuckie Dutch house banger or will it have a melodic progressive house feel, like his Marquee remix of Diddy-Dirty Money's "I Hate That You Love Me"? Well, according to the "Let the Bass Kick" producer, fans will be getting a healthy dose of both.

"I had to bring in the raucous," Chuckie confessed. "Yeah, I did the Chuckie flavor, but then again, I wanted to make it really musical, so I went progressive (house) on it."

Chuckie will be performing twice at Miami Music Week: at the Cr2 Records Party at Wall Lounge on Wednesday, and then headlining "No Sugar Added" at Nikki Beach on Friday.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mark Hughes defends Michael Jackson statue

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Mark Hughes today insisted Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed had earned the right to erect a statue of Michael Jackson at Craven Cottage.

Al Fayed, a close friend of the late performer, has caused controversy after announcing he had decided to place the tribute to Jackson outside the Cottagers' stadium.

The statue was commissioned following Jackson's death in June 2009 and was due to be erected at Harrods before Al Fayed sold the Knightsbridge store.

The decision to relocate it to Craven Cottage is likely to divide opinion, with statues at football grounds generally reserved for club legends.

Jackson's links to Fulham are tenuous to say the least - he watched a game there as a guest of Al Fayed in 1999 - while the singer was also dogged by controversy during his lifetime.

But Cottagers boss Hughes refused to criticise Al Fayed, saying: "In fairness to the chairman, he's fully supported this club for a long time now, put in something like £200million.

"And if he wants to make that gesture to somebody who he knew personally then who am I to pass comment on it.

"What has to be judged are the reasons behind it.

"And the reasons are he was a close personal friend of the chairman of Fulham Football Club, and he obviously wants to mark that and make people understand the respect and affection that he had for the guy."

Hughes, who revealed he was a fan of Jackson's music, acknowledged the move would be controversial.
"The fact that it's at the football club will maybe cause a debate," he said....

"But, really, we shouldn't question our chairman's motives."


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fullman FC Chairman to Honour Michael Jackson with commemorative Statue

Some say this will not be well recived by footballers which to me stereo- types football fans in a bad light. But Regardless of how some may or may not recieve it I think this is a lovely, beautiful gesture from one friend to another. I think its very  exciting Al Fayed will do this to honour his friend Michael. ~ Qbee

Fulham's chairman, Mohamed Al Fayed, will unveil a commemorative statue of Michael Jackson at Craven Cottage at 12pm on 3 April
to honour the friendship he shared with the legendary singer.

Following the death of the star, Fulham’s Chairman commissioned a statue in his memory, which was originally planned to be erected outside his Harrods store. However, subsequent to the sale of the Knightsbridge landmark, it was decided that Craven Cottage was the natural alternative for the tribute.

The statue, depicting the singer in one of his most iconic poses, is situated on the banks of the River Thames, adjacent to the Riverside and Hammersmith Stands at the Football Club.

Fulham’s Chairman enjoyed a long and happy friendship with the megastar, who visited both his football club and his former Harrods store many times.

This afternoon Mohamed Al Fayed said:

‘Michael Jackson was truly a legend, a term used too often in this modern world saturated in the hyperbole surrounding celebrity.

‘He was my friend, a man with whom I shared many happy memories and who died a tragic and untimely death. He left behind a legacy of music so vast it takes one’s breath away; from a precocious talent to an ingenuity and ground breaking modernity that shall never be repeated. It shall often be imitated, but it will never be replicated, Michael Jackson was, and shall always remain, one of a kind.

‘I hope that many fans of his will visit the statue at the Cottage from far and wide, and that Fulham fans will appreciate seeing the finest performer in the world, in and amongst them, the finest fans in the world.’


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Exclusive: Inside Michael Jackson's "Hollywood"

Exclusive: Inside Michael Jackson's "Hollywood"
by Joe Vogel Posted: March 14, 2011 06:21 PM

Michael Jackson was so impressed with dancer, Sofia Boutella -- star of the late icon's new music video for "Hollywood Tonight" -- he was ready to offer her the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to dance alongside him on his This Is It concert series at the O2 Arena in London. Unfortunately, she was still under contract for Madonna's Confessions Tour at the time and couldn't get out of it. Seeing how disappointed Boutella was, Jackson turned to a couple of his collaborators and said: "I used to date Madonna. I should call her."

While Boutella ultimately missed out on This Is It, she pays admirable homage to the King of Pop in his most recent posthumous video, which paints the story of a young, ambitious girl trying to make it in Hollywood without being swallowed by its trappings and illusions. It's a well-worn tale, but is carried out tastefully by director, Wayne Isham, and sparked by the infectious energy and talent of Boutella. The video also reminds -- along with recent MJ tributes on American Idol and Glee -- how profound Jackson's influence continues to be on new generations (many of whom only "discovered" him after his tragic death in 2009).

"Hollywood Tonight" is the second single to be released from Jackson's posthumous album, MICHAEL ("Behind the Mask" is the alternate single for several countries, including the United States).

The song has a long and winding history. Jackson first put down a sketch of the lyrics in 1999 while staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Soon after, he began working out the music with longtime friend and collaborator, Brad Buxer (who co-wrote the song). The song traveled with them from Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Neverland, during the early Invincible sessions. Jackson and Buxer were pumping out some outstanding material around this time, including songs like "Beautiful Girl," "The Way You Love Me," "Speechless," "The Lost Children," "Shut Up and Dance" (a great dance track Jackson and Buxer worked on with Michael Prince and Eric Kirkland with echoes of Stevie Wonder and MJ circa Bad which, unfortunately, doesn't have complete vocals) and "I Was the Loser" (a nice, melodic mid-tempo tune about lost love that is mostly finished), among others. A couple of years earlier Jackson and Buxer had also worked on artistic standouts like "Morphine" and "In the Back."

Jackson loved parts of "Hollywood" -- the opening Gregorian chant (his idea), the "westbound, greyhound" harmonies, the whistling in the outro -- but stopped working on it once producer Rodney Jerkins came on board for Invincible.

Over the next ten years, however, he returned to the track numerous times. For the bass line, he was searching for something similar to "Billie Jean," but distinct. "Do smooth muted bass on 'Hollywood,'" he indicated in one note. His early demos feature two layered bass lines (Michael Prince added the "Billie Jean"-esque kick and snare in the last mix MJ requested). Jackson and Brad Buxer continued tinkering with it in Las Vegas in 2007. For a while, he liked the idea of ending with the sound of a bus leaving or arriving. Yet he ultimately decided to conclude with the whistling, since the juxtaposition was a bit awkward.

In October 2008, Jackson, now living in Los Angeles, asked recording engineer Michael Prince to put the latest mix of "Hollywood" on CD so he could listen to it and see what might be improved. Sadly, he never got around to working on it again.

The new single of "Hollywood" is truer to this last version than the album cut. Of course, Jackson had intended to keep working on it, which is why his estate and Sony originally brought in two of Jackson's close collaborators, Theron Feemster (aka Neff-U) and Teddy Riley, to try to finish it. Feemster had the first crack and came up with some solid mixes; yet Sony didn't feel it was quite right and subsequently gave Teddy Riley a shot. Riley's production, which retained much of Michael and Brad's demo (including the intro and outro), elements of Feemster's mix (including the fantastically funky guitar riff and horns), and added a bit more punch, became the album version.

After it was released, however, many fans voiced concerns about a) the over-processed vocals, and b) the lengthy spoken bridge. Jackson had, in fact, written lyrics for his own bridge, which were much darker than Riley's. Jackson's bridge reads:

She doesn't even have a ticket
She doesn't even have a way back home
She's lost and she's alone
There's no place for her to go
She is young and she is cold
Just like her father told her so

While Jackson's version highlights the tragedy and uncertainty of a dream deferred, Teddy Riley's bridge opted for a more positive and tidy resolution. "With the bridge we kind of made her succeed," Riley explained. "[She] completed her mission."

Riley would have undoubtedly used Jackson's version had their been vocals for it. Unfortunately, they were never recorded. With the new single, however, Sony decided to cut the spoken part completely and showcase instead some of the heightening drama and tension Jackson intended for this section. They used his beatboxing, his idea of swelling horns and strings, and his operatic vocal (pulled from a tape left running during a recording session in a hotel room). In addition to the bridge, the vocals on the new single are left un-processed and the production is scaled back. The result is a single that has a rawer, funkier, but less finished feel than the album version.

"Hollywood Tonight," then, has gone through many incarnations: the several different demos Jackson recorded with Brad Buxer and Michael Prince, from 1999 to 2008; the two versions Theron Feemster worked on following Jackson's death (one of which is reportedly quite impressive); the polished album version completed by Teddy Riley; and, of course, the new single. All are necessarily approximations to what Jackson would have ultimately put out in finished form. That's the nature of posthumous releases. They will always be imperfect and they will always generate fierce debate.

But for most music lovers, we will take whatever new Michael Jackson we can get, whether demos, new mixes or remixes. "Hollywood Tonight" could be gathering dust in a vault; instead, it has people dancing in the streets.

MICHAEL Hollywood Tonight

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan's earthquake: How you can help

Several organizations are jumping in to help victims of the Japanese quake. Here's how you can help (and this list will be updated):

Using your cell phone, you can text-message donations of $10 to the Red Cross. Text the letters REDCROSS to 90999 to make the $10 donation, or visit the organization's website.

The International Medical Corps is putting together relief teams, as well as supplies. The organization is in "contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities,” said Nancy Aossey, IMC president, on its website. You can donate here. Or, you can text MED to 80888 to donate $10 to emergency relief efforts.

Save the Children is accepting donations for its Children's Emergency Fund. "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of children and their families who have been affected by the disaster. We stand ready to meet the needs of children who are always the most vulnerable in a disaster,' said Eiichi Sadamatsu of the organization in a statement. You can also text “JAPAN” or “TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10.

GlobalGiving, based in Washington, D.C., is providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Text JAPAN to 50555 to donate $10.

The Salvation Army, which has had a presence in Japan since 1895, is sending an assessment team from Tokyo to the city of Sendai "to assess damage and will begin providing basic necessities (food, water, etc.) beginning as soon as possible tonight or tomorrow," a spokesperson said. In Tokyo, the Salvation Army "opened its main building to help shelter commuters who were unable to reach home. They served hot drinks and packed meals." You can text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts.

World Vision, with a staff of 75 in Japan, focuses its relief efforts on children. Visit the website to donate, or call 1-888-56-CHILD (1-888-562-4453). You can text “4JAPAN” or “4TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10.

The mGive Foundation, which helps with mobile donations, said these groups are also accepting text-based donations: Convoy of Hope, text TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10; World Relief Corp. of National Association of Evangelicals, text WAVE to 50555 to donate $10. "When prompted, mobile donors should reply with YES to confirm a one-time gift," the foundation says. "The $10 one-time donation will appear on the donor’s next mobile bill. All donations are tax deductible and receipts may be printed" from the mGive site. "Message and data rates may apply."

Facebook has a Disaster Relief page with lots of good information about organizations that are offering aid, and that you can help, in turn.

Portland, Ore.-based Mercy Corps  is "accepting donations to help survivors of Japan's earthquake and tsunami through our longstanding partner, Peace Winds Japan." Donations will go to meeting the "immediate and longer-term needs of the survivors," a spokesperson said. You can text “MERCY” to 25283 to donate $10.

Microsoft has a Disaster Response Effort underway. "We are taking a number of steps, including ensuring the safety of our employees and their families and proactively offering customers, partners and local response agencies technical support to help ensure business continuity," the company said. ( is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)


Thursday, March 10, 2011

The new video for “Hollywood Tonight”

I Really Love The new video for Michael Jackson's Hollywood Tonight. It has Great choreography and a Storyline true to Michael's song. I'm not even upset they used a different version of the song. It just gives a different flavor and is closer to the original demo. It's all good as far as Im concerned, Every has opinions so it would be very diffucult to please everyone for the fact Michael is not here. I certainly cant put any hate on this video. In fact I think its Awesome !

The new video for “Hollywood Tonight” is available NOW!!

The storyline of “Hollywood Tonight
charts the journey of a young woman arriving in Hollywood from small town America as she follows her dream to be a star; though her ambition is to be a dancer, her story represents the struggle for every artist or musician struggling to make it in the world.

Wayne Isham, who directed the video for Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone,” returns to one of the very same locations where he filmed in 1995 with Michael – the Pantages Theater near the famed corner of Hollywood and Vine. In the new video, the Pantages Theater once again becomes the setting for the clip’s spectacular closing but this time they are outside the theater for a “flash mob” dance scene.

Tom Barrack on his plans for Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch:

Colony Capital's Tom Barrack appeared on "Bloomberg West" with Emily Johnson and Cory Johnson to talk about the role of the U.S. government in the financial crisis, his plans for Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch and investing in technology.

On his plans for Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch:
"Our plans have been to work to restore it to its original greatness.
The place is amazing. It has not only the beautiful spirit and softness of Michael, but a legacy of a thousand years of Indian culture that had transacted upon it. We have just been restoring it, renovating it. We have not really wanted to do anything commercial with it. The estate of Michael Jackson--they have done a great job in managing the estate. We are kind of waiting for them to decide what really they would like to do with us and with it. We are just being good stewards of a very special place."

Source:  Scott Rubin

Monday, March 07, 2011

Important Message From Michael Jackson's Estate Regarding Facebook Fans

This message was sent out to all major MJ fans boards from the Michael Jackson Estate. The boards Staff and or or Presidents have verified the letter is legitimate. It is a heads up from the Estate for your protection. So please pay heed and don't let your FB  page get caught in the cross fire. Remove anything that may cause confusion and I would also suggest putting  a CLEAR disclaimer on you your page if you want to be certain.~ Qbee

Important Message
From Michael Jackson's Estate Regarding Facebook Fans

In the spirit of the mutual respect that we have built over the past months, we wanted to make you aware of something. In the best interests of furthering Michael’s legacy and ensuring that EVERYONE (not just the fantastic fans who already know true from false) receives accurate information from the Estate and those that help protect and enhance Michael’s legacy, the Estate is going to authorize Facebook to remove all non Estate-related Michael Jackson profiles on their social network.

Facebook has made us aware that many of these false (and/or “non-official”) pages violate Facebook’s TOS (“terms of service”) agreements. The problem we’re having is that while many of the fan-created Michael pages are wonderful, respectful, and informative, many are not, and this can be very confusing and/or misleading for MJ fans around the world, both old and especially new.

We know that none of you are confused by profiles misrepresenting themselves as official Michael pages, but the general public is not as MJ-savvy as you are, and we want to ensure that everyone has the best and most accurate Facebook experience regarding Michael. From this point forward, there will be only one Facebook page for Michael, and the Estate will be watching over it carefully, creating a lot of new, interesting content, and in general, becoming much more involved on an ongoing basis.

Of course, we will be looking to you over the coming months to help us, to provide ideas, and to really be a part of the experience! After all, who knows Michael and his fans better than you, the real fans, do?

Just to be clear, Facebook is not intending to remove all pages with any Michael Jackson content. They will be looking at pages which are misleading by pretending to be – or appear to the average eye to be – “official” pages, or pages purporting to be an official MJ page authorized by the Estate or one of its licensees like Sony, Ubisoft or Cirque du Soleil.

Obviously, this is a judgment call, and we will make every effort to ensure that fan pages, fan groups, etc. are untouched, there is a human element to all of this, so in the beginning, some judgment calls will undoubtedly have to be made.

We expect this action to commence in the very near future, perhaps as soon as later this week or next. Thus, if you have a Michael Jackson page which contains any content on Facebook that you think may be questionable to someone else, and you want to protect or keep your content.

We’re giving you advance notice so that you can take action now to do whatever you think is proper before Facebook starts removing any  "questionable" pages.

Let us know if you have any questions, and as always, thank you for your understanding and support!”

Source MJJCommunity, MaxJacks,  MJ-Upbeat, MJFC  / Official @MJOnlineTeam

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Dr Murray’s trial delayed to May 9th

Superior Court Judge Michael  Pastor has  delayed opening statements in the  trial of Michael Jackson's doctor from April 6 to  May 9, giving the defense and prosecuting attorneys more time to share information.

The Jury selection of Dr Conrad Murray's trial  begins on March  24 which  prospective jurors will be called upon to fill out questionnaires March 24-29.  May 4th will be the final Jury selection and trial begins with opening statements on May 9th

There will be a status update hearing on March 9th

Murray is accused of  giving Mr. Jackson an over dose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol as a sleeping aid and leaving him unmonitored leading to his death on June 25th 2009

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


We march on to fufill our mission
Changing hearts and Healing the World with Love.

This is dedicated to Michael Jacksons "Army of Love"


I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive
I'm a soldier of love.

Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life
I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride

I have the will to survive
In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!
I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come
 (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night

Real Magic and Michael Jackson

Below is a message  from Dr Wayne Dyer's blog  about his experience with and his thoughts about Michael Jackson. I also placed an audio interview of Dr Dyer expressing the same thooughts in more detail.  I hope you enjoy his words as much as I do.

Real Magic and Michael
In 1992 when the time came to write a dedication for my book Real Magic, I decided to recognize three special people—my dear daughter Saje, my spiritual brother Deepak Chopra, and my friend pop superstar Michael Jackson. I wanted to recognize Michael “whose words, music, and love remind us that it is only through giving that we are saving our own lives.” Michael Jackson had a special relationship with the principles of Real Magic, the idea of “creating miracles in everyday life.”  With his enormous musical talent, he created a body of work that brought joy to millions.

My children and I spent five very happy days with him at Neverland in 1991. He wanted to talk to me about “real magic,” but the truth is, he already had the magic—the power he needed to dream and create and give. Michael was dedicated to ending world hunger and helped create the 1985 “We Are the World” celebrity sing-along that brought together some of the biggest names in popular music to raise funds for famine relief in Africa. I didn’t have to explain “real magic” to Michael because he was already a spiritual being, already kind, loving, and ready to use his musical gift to create miracles. Along with millions of people around the world, I say, thank you, Michael, for sharing your amazing talent to lift our spirits. I’ll remember you as a beautiful human being with a heart as big as the sky.

Namaste, Wayne

You can visit Dr. Dyer's website and blog at