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    07/06/2009 8:02:08 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies · 967+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 6, 2009
    LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's family wants a judge to delay a hearing Monday to designate two men listed in the pop superstar's will as temporary administrators of his estate so that they can look deeper into his affairs, a person close to the family said. The family also wants the additional time to wait and see if another will emerges, as well as to accommodate Jackson's memorial service Tuesday, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly. The person said Sunday that the family wants the delay in...
  • N.Y. congressman blasts Jackson as ‘pervert’

    07/06/2009 6:52:30 AM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 36 replies · 1,386+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2009 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - A New York congressman says in a YouTube video that Michael Jackson was a “pervert.” Rep. Peter King said society is “glorifying” a “low-life” while ignoring the efforts of teachers, police officers, firefighters, veterans and volunteers. Jackson was acquitted of molesting a boy. In the video, the congressman says the “day in and day out” coverage of Jackson’s death is “too politically correct.”
  • New York Congressman Blasts Jackson as 'Pervert, Low-Life' (Finally saying it like it is)

    07/06/2009 6:19:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 179 replies · 4,530+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/6/2009 | fox news
    A New York congressman says Michael Jackson was a "pervert" and calls on society to stop "glorifying" the late entertainer in a YouTube video. Rep. Peter King said Jackson -- whom he called a "low-life" -- is being glorified in the days after his death while society ignores the efforts, of teachers, police officers, firefighters and veterans. In the two-minute video, King claims the "day in and day out" coverage of Jackson's death is "too politically correct." "Let's knock out the psychobabble," King said in the video taped outside an American Legion Hall on New York's Long Island. "He was...

    07/06/2009 5:56:14 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 25 replies · 1,152+ views
    New York Post ^ | 07/06/09 | DAVID K. L I and LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT
    He'll be the King of Chaos. Authorities fear that up to 1 million Jackophiles will descend on Los Angeles tomorrow and wreak mayhem, even though only a tiny fraction of them will actually have tickets for the Michael Jackson memorial at the Staples Center -- which were being offered on eBay for up to $20,000 late last night.
  • KISS Man Calls For Abuse Accusers

    07/05/2009 9:29:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | July 05, 2009
    KISS man calls for abuse accusers By Nick Patch, THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Gene Simmons says he's heard enough celebrity tributes to Michael Jackson, and wants to hear from the kids who accused the late pop singer of molestation. Simmons, the bassist/vocalist for classic rock stalwarts Kiss, says he's less interested in Jackson's talent than he is in accusations that the singer molested young boys. "I want the kids who've accused him, to be blunt, of molestation, to have their say," Simmons told The Canadian Press in a telephone interview from Los Angeles on Thursday. "I want to hear...
  • Prayer for the Celebrity's Purgatory

    07/05/2009 6:59:48 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies · 445+ views
    Lutheran Forum ^ | 2 July AD 2009 | Pr. Maurice Frontz, STS
    Prayer for the Celebrity’s Purgatory There are no eyes that watch me in this place. Did I not spend my earthly life in faith that when the people saw me and adored, their adulation brought its own reward? But truth be told, that faith was never sure. I was bound up, I know - could not break free. The whole of life, from youth, was on a stage. The habits of the child live into age and tempter’s lies so sweet are hard to leave. At least I grew suspicious of the scripts: all different in detail, all ends the...
  • Debbie Rowe may even out-weird Michael

    07/05/2009 2:23:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 1,247+ views
    guardian ^ | 5 July 2009 | Barbara Ellen
    And so the Michael Jackson post-mortem circus rumbles on: footage of him rehearsing for his live shows with all the enthusiasm of a puppet trying to dance while its strings are being cut one by one; the news that Diana Ross is planning a Candle in the Wind moment at his funeral, singing You Are Not Alone in memory of a man who kind of was, and preferred it that way; even the news that Bubbles the chimp, Jackson's onetime bezzie mate, will not be allowed to attend the funeral as he is "too violent", and instead will spend the...
  • PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff's Raid On Neverland Ranch [Pic #8 Blasphemous!]

    07/05/2009 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 3,515+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 05th 2009
    PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff's raid on Neverland Ranch By CAROLINE GRAHAM and DANIEL BOFFEY 05th July 2009 It was what Michael Jackson described as his ‘darkest day’ at Neverland Ranch. These startling never-before-seen images show the moment armed police swooped on the sprawling mansion in search of evidence in their child-abuse investigation. [All Pics in URL] Seventy deputies from Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department raided the estate in November 2003 after Gavin Arvizo, 13, claimed Jackson had sexually molested him.
  • Ghost of Michael Jackson cures fan of fatal illness?(laugh alert)

    07/05/2009 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies · 1,664+ views
    All News web ^ | Jadyn Cassidy
    One rather expected consequence of the passing of the 'King of Pop', Michael Jackson is a rash of alleged sightings of Jackson's ghost. From the Philippines to Mexico, From Japan to the United States fans have been claiming to have been visited by Michael's spirit. One such story coming from Manila in the Philippines has captured the imagination of local radio audiences. Angelina Ramos, aged 38, a beautician and Manila native has been a serious Jackson fan 'all her life'. Last year never-married Angelina contracted a rare blood disease. Doctors gave her a ninety percent chance of not surviving for...
  • Television networks planning Jackson coverage (MSM Makes Ultimate Shark Jump)

    07/05/2009 10:50:52 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 55 replies · 1,694+ views
    AP via The Columbus Dispatch ^ | July 5, 2009 | NA
    Television networks planning Jackson coverage NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC executives changed their minds Sunday and decided to join other networks that will televise Michael Jackson's memorial service live this week. NBC joins ABC, CNN, MSNBC and E! Entertainment in offering the ceremony live. It's set for 10 a.m. PDT at Los Angeles' Staples Center. NBC had initially planned only a one-hour prime-time special on Tuesday night, but said Sunday it would also cover the event live. It was not immediately clear who would anchor. Charles Gibson will anchor coverage for ABC, which is setting aside its typical daytime programming....
  • Despite Loss of Star, Jackson Concert Promoter Expects Profit

    07/05/2009 7:55:57 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 12 replies · 526+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2009 | Ben Sisario and Ana Facio Contreras
    In the days after Michael Jackson’s death, many music industry analysts speculated that AEG Live, the promoter of Mr. Jackson’s planned concert engagement in London, stood to lose a fortune: It had invested $25 million to $30 million in the shows and would be responsible for up to $85 million in ticket refunds, and the company said that some of its insurance coverage would depend on the cause of Mr. Jackson’s death. But Randy Phillips, the chief executive of AEG Live, said that because of its rights to film and audio of the concert rehearsals — and its expectation that...
  • The Media Needs To "Beat It"

    07/05/2009 7:54:05 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 347+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 07/05/2009 | Stacey Winder
    form intended to be disrespectful to Michael Jackson or his family. His death is tragic and sad, much like the life he led. He has had a tremendous and lasting impact on the music industry, but, as usual, the media has embarrassed themselves with the amount of coverage they have given this story. The frenzy will only escalate once the actual funeral services are held at The Staples Center on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press: “More than 1.6 million fans registered for tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service over the two-day registration period that ended Saturday.
  • Michael Jackson to be buried without his brain

    07/05/2009 6:46:38 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 98 replies · 5,442+ views
    The Mirror ^ | July 5, 2009 | David Gardner
    Michael Jackson will be buried this week– without his brain. As his family tries to finalise details for the King of Pop’s funeral on Tuesday they have been told it will be held back for tests. They faced the grim choice of waiting up to three weeks for Jackson’s brain to be returned to them or go ahead and bury him without it – which they have decided to do. Los Angeles Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey confirmed that neuropathology tests will be carried out to see if it holds any clues to the exact cause of his death. But the...
  • Michael Jackson: Short Profile Of A Tortured, Now Delivered, Soul

    07/05/2009 6:17:57 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies · 814+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/05/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    Unfortunately, Michael Jackson, or "Wacko Jacko" will be remembered by many as that super weird, talented guy rather than for his artistic work and charitability. He reportedly gave to more charities than (39) than any other performer. His repressive childhood was not due so much to his Jehovah Witness upbringing - which probably gave him more "grounding," than an Ozzy Osbourne, but to his super rigorous recording and concert schedule as a kid. Jackson reported, later in life, that he was not able to have a childhood, and this, perhaps, is the foremost reason why he never wanted to grow...
  • Michael Jackson Reportedly Will Be Buried in Muslim Traditions

    07/03/2009 5:39:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 71 replies · 5,722+ views
    Ace show biz ^ | 7-1-09 | unattributed
    A source close to the Jacksons has exclusively revealed to X17 Online that family will likely have a traditional Muslim burial for late Michael Jackson. "The family is considering following the Muslim burial traditions because they believe Michael would have wanted to be laid to rest in keeping with his new-found religious beliefs," says the source. "Michael's brother Jermaine is educating the family as to the special rites because he feels it's important to bury his brother according to the Muslim way," adds the source. Despite earlier reports that both public and private memorial services for the late music performer...
  • Michael Jackson "black box" found

    07/04/2009 9:25:18 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 26 replies · 1,135+ views
    The Daily Week ^ | 07/04/2009 | Duncan McKenzie
    Investigators have recovered the black box of downed “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, just hours before the search was to be called off. The pop singer’s voice and data recorder is designed to emit signals with an infectious beat for 30 days after an accident.
  • Los Angeles profits from Michael Jackson stimulus

    07/04/2009 10:04:58 AM PDT · by Cicero · 22 replies · 757+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | July 4, 2009 | Chris Ayres
    Los Angeles is a city in mourning. And by that we mean Los Angeles is a city with dollar-signs spinning in its neon eyeballs, thanking its lucky stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the Celebrity Death of the Century. What with the housing market and the Dow Jones and the unemployment figures, it couldn’t have come at a better time. With only three days to go before the Funeral To End All Funerals — or the Memorial To End All Memorials, as it might more accurately be called — this city has suddenly found itself the direct recipient...
  • Police Target 30 In Hunt For Michael Jackson’s Drug Suppliers

    07/04/2009 2:36:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 1,299+ views
    London Times ^ | July 04th 2009
    July 5, 2009 Police target 30 in hunt for Michael Jackson’s drug suppliers John Harlow Police want to question 30 doctors, nurses and chemists who may have helped to supply Michael Jackson with prescription drugs as his family argue over the final details for his memorial service, which is to be held on Tuesday. The police taskforce, established as a “formality” when Jackson died 10 days ago, is snowballing into a widespread investigation checking prescriptions for painkillers found in his house under fictional names such as Jack London and Omar Arnold. Omar was Jackson’s nickname for Lou Ferrigno, the 1970s...
  • Michael Jackson 'Wanted To Adopt Octomom's Kids Before Death'

    07/03/2009 9:31:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 987+ views
    entertainmentwise ^ | Friday 03rd Jul 2009
    Michael Jackson wanted to adopt 'Octomom' Nadya Suleman's eight children, according to reports. The star, who had three children of his own, is said to have approached Suleman's former publicist about the proposal in the weeks before his death. Jackson is reported to have told Victor Munoz that he wanted the eight babies to be siblings for his youngest child, seven-year-old Prince Michael II.
  • Inside Neverland: The Stunning Photographs Of Michael Jackson's Empty Fantasy

    07/03/2009 10:40:34 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies · 3,211+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 03, 2009
    Inside Neverland: The stunning photographs of Michael Jackson's empty fantasy By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE 03rd July 2009 Gone is the zoo with its elephants, tigers and giraffe. The exotic snakes have long since slithered away, and the amusement rides have been dismantled. The gates to Michael Jackson's fabled Neverland Ranch swung open yesterday to reveal a shell of the fantasy the boy-man had created when he was the King of Pop. [Pics in URL]