Stiri Michael Jackson 2006
Un inspector de la Institutul de Agricultura(USDA) a fost trimis la propietatea megastarului din California in decembrie 2005 in urma unei plangeri facuta de PETA(Oameni care apara drepturile animalelor).Ei si-au bazat plangerea pe seama unui reportaj publicat de un ziar ca animalelel ar trai in conditii nepotrivite si nu le-ar fi respectate drepturile,fiind tratati cu cruzime.toate aceste acuzatii au fost gasite nefondate.
Interviul lui Raymone Bain la Geraldo
G: Hi Raymone!
RB: Hi Geraldo (she was wearing a black suit with white piping and a three string pearl necklace)
G: First of all Raymone, you know the rumor that swept the world that he is on prescription drugs, on Demoral, that he is abusing these drugs and he's very, very ill ---
RB: Hmm -- Not true. I've seen him, I've spent time with him, we've been on the phone and there's so many other people who have been speaking to him recently -- there's so many people who have spoken to Michael in the last several months, that can verify the fact that he is not drowning in drugs. It is unbelievable how some of these reports are dissiminated.
G: But how often do you speak with him?
RB: I have been speaking to him quite a lot because as I've said, he has been 'hands-on' with regards to work--
G: So when was the last time you spoke to him?
G: Just yesterday.
RB: Yes. um hmm.
G: Okay so he is focused and you think that he is physically in good shape.
RB: Well I know he's physically in good shape -- I've seen him, I've been in his presence, my team has been in his presence, the artists have been speaking to him constantly back and forth about this project that we're hoping will help tremendously down in the southern --
G: 'I Have This Dream' -- now when is this song being released?
RB: We are looking at releasing it mid-month -- in February -- mid to late February.
G: And will the proceeds will be going to Katrina relief?
G: Was he looking for --
RB: Absolutely not --
G: -- begging for a job in Bahrain?
RB: Absolutely NOT! I was astounished in looking at some major reputable news organizations where the headlines were: 'Michael Jackson looks for a job'! The truth is is that a multi-billion dollar entertainment conglomerate has asked him if he would consider becoming an advisor helping to bring entertainment enterprises to the Middle East.
Don't believe 90% of what you read because 9 times out of 10, it isn't true. And this record is happening, we have some absolutely fabulous artists who are participating and we are hoping that it will help tremendously down in the Gulf region of this country.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has just published its updated list of the 150 highest selling artists ever.
The full top 10 goes as follow:
01. The Beatles 40 400,000,000 UK 60s (1962-1970) Rock/Pop Guinness/EMI
02. Michael Jackson 14 350,000,000 US 70s-00s (1979-) Pop/R&B MJ Stats
03. Elvis Presley 150 300,000,000 US 50s-70s (1956-1977) Country/Rock
04. Madonna 16 275,000,000 US 80s-00s (1984-) Pop WBR 
Starul Michael Jackson a fost surprins,imbracat in haine specifice femeilor din aceasta zona, miercuri in timp ce facea cumparaturi la un mall din Manama,Bahraim.Impreuna cu cei trei copii si dadaca lor Grace Rwarmba,Michael J. incerca sa-si cumpere o noua pereche de pantofi.Vanzatorilor nu le-a luat prea mult pana l-au recunoscut pe megastar ,mai ales din cauza esarfelor pe care le purtau copii.Jackson a strigat"Please no" in momentul in care fotografii au inceput sa-i faca poze in timp ce acesta se grabea sa parasesca mallul.In timp ce acestia i-au urmat pe megastar ,copii si dadaca,aceasta le-a spus sa se opreasca si sa se dea cativa pasi inapoi.Grace Rwarmba le-a spus acestora ca"trebuie sa ii acordati intimitate",si "trebuie sa va puneti in locul lui ,este si el cu copiii lui..","trebuie sa-l lasati in pace".In ciuda acestui incident,care nu este chiar rar pentru megastar,acesta a strans mainele bodygurzilor din prejurul iesiri.Desigur ca si fotografi au reusit sa il surprinda pe Michael tinadu-l de mana pe fiul lui cel mic Blanket si pe Rwarmba care ii tinea de mana pe ceilalti doi copii,Prince si Paris, in cateva poze care deja fac inconjurul lumii...
Michael Jackson sparge tacerea. In prima sa carte din ultimii 14 ani, Michael incerca sa se explice inca o data lumii. In cartea intitulata "My World", Jackson vorbeste despre idolii copilariei sale, inspiratiile sale si despre trairea unei vieti cu multe privatiuni.In carte se vor regasi peste 40 de poze color cu Michael Jackson, toate din colectia personala a acestuia, poze publicate pentru prima oara.Cartea va fi lansata pe 26 martie.
Jackson si Rowe sunt in tribunal pentru custodia lui Prince Michael (8 ani) si Paris (7 ani), care acum traiesc cu tatal lor in Bahrain si cu al treilea copil al acestuia.Tribunalul i-a ordonat lui Jackson sa-i plateasca avocati lui Debbie.Acum fosta sotie a cantaretului este suparata ca Michael a ramas in urma cu platile.Totusi e absurd sa ajuti pe cineva sa-ti ia copiii ,nu?Miercuri 15 feb judecatorul a fost de acord cu redarea drepturilor parintesti la care Debbie renuntase de buna voie acum cativa ani,motivand ca nu au fost parcurse toate etapele legale.Michael poate face apel.Daca pierde se va ajunge la proces si va trebui facuta o evaluare cu privire la situatia cea mai buna pentru copii.Urmatoarea infatosare are loc pe 17 martie.
Michael calatoreste acum impreuna cu cei trei copii ai sai prin Italia:Roma,Venetia,Florenta,Soretto.
CNN LARRY KING LIVE Interview With Jermaine Jackson;
Update on Imette St. Guillen's Murder Investigation Aired March 6, 2006 - 21:00 ET
LARRY KING, CNN HOST: Tonight, Jermaine Jackson, Michael's oldest brother, in his first TV interview on yesterday's reports that he plans a sensational tell-all book in which he'd write that he feared Michael might be guilty of child molestation but that he supported him because he thought Michael might commit suicide in prison. And then, could there be a break in that gruesome Manhattan murder mystery that's captivated the whole country? Police today questioned a potential suspect, a bouncer at a downtown bar where a beautiful grad student was last seen alive just over a week ago before she was found hours later and miles away raped, murdered and mutilated. We've got all the latest. It's all next on LARRY KING LIVE. Good evening. Over the weekend, the "New York Daily News" ran a story claiming that Jermaine Jackson had planned a tell-all book. In it, the paper said he would reportedly tell readers that he feared his kid brother Michael was actually guilty of the child abuse charges against him. The "Daily News" story also claimed that Jermaine's book would describe Michael as "an out of control drug and booze abuser with a calculated mean streak and a thing for young children." Jermaine Jackson is here tonight and he says it's to set the record straight. OK, were you planning a book?
JERMAINE JACKSON: No, not a book to say these things, no.
KING: Were you planning any kind of book?
JACKSON: There is a book that I was shopping about three years ago called "Legacy" and the manuscript that I had was about five guys growing up in Gary, Indiana, which was the book which was going to lead into a musical but it was nothing of what's out there. There's a whole other manuscript out there and this is -- I'm very, very upset because they were very interested in it and then they turned it down because there was no negativity. There was nothing of any sort of what's being said now.
KING: What did you make or how did you feel when you heard that story?
JACKSON: I was pissed off, very upset, very upset, Larry, because you know where my heart has been since day one. Michael's been 1,000 percent innocent. I have spoken from my heart. I've spoken the truth. And, for me to -- I mean this is not good for me. It's not good for the family and, no, it's all false. It's lies. It's lies, deliberate lies.
KING: Here's what they say. "After seeing the story himself, Michael threw a raging fit and made drastic threats so that shaken older sibling Jermaine pulled the plug on the book." In other words, Michael was so mad at you about the book that he went crazy and caused you to drop the book.
JACKSON: Not at all. Where is this coming from? Where is this coming from? See, I know there was a person and don't want to mention his name but he was supposed to have been a family friend and he has turned on the whole entire family. Michael's people called me and they asked me was this true and I told them no and I sent them my manuscript, which is totally different from what was said. They traced an e-mail of a very ugly manuscript back to this person and I don't want to mention his name but...
KING: Was he supposed to be a ghost writer for you?
JACKSON: He was supposed to have been the writer for the "Legacy" book, which is just -- it's about our childhood and growing up, nothing negative or anything. That's why they passed on my book because I had nothing ugly to say.
KING: Is there another book out there that's false?
JACKSON: I don't have any idea. I'm here just to clear my name. There is no book about Michael, no negativity. I stand behind him 1,000 percent, like I said, since day one and he's still that wonderful person that he's always been.
KING: We spoke with ghost writer Stacy Brown who said there was a book proposal out there more than two years ago called "Legacy" and that it came to an end when Michael found out about it.
JACKSON: No, it did not come to an end when Michael found out about it. It came to an end when someone, like himself, was putting out a whole other manuscript that wasn't telling the truth, going behind my back. And, I say it again, Michael's people called him and they told me they traced an e-mail back to him.
KING: To you knowledge does someone have a manuscript out there purported to be by you damaging to Michael?
JACKSON: I don't know. I'm just hearing this but I...
KING: You've never seen such a manuscript?
JACKSON: I've never seen such a manuscript but I'm saying things -- my saying that I said this and that and that's not true. They could have put it out there through someone else and they're hiding behind someone else.
KING: OK. Michele Caruso (ph), who wrote the story, says she stands by it.
JACKSON: She stands by it. Who is that?
KING: She's the writer of the story so she stands by her source I guess.
JACKSON: Well, can I tell you something?
KING: She's with the "New York Daily News."
JACKSON: She's wrong. She stands by it because nothing, nothing positive is going to sell. Listen, why would I -- why would I defend my brother like I did and stand by him all this time, then all of a sudden come out with something that's just so stupid? It's crazy. We're a strong family, Larry, and they don't want to see that and I am sick and tired, I am tired of people saying things and saying that I've said things. Michael and this family are very close. Michael's doing fine. We are rebuilding. We are getting back to our lives and we got a lot of good things in store and this is just to separate and tear down what we're trying to come back with, which is good music with great messages and to give love to the world. That's what we do. I am...
KING: Was Harper Collins the publisher that you had taken it to?
JACKSON: We had spoken to them and they acted like that they were very excited. I have the original manuscript that's totally different from what's out there and all of a sudden I get a call that they were not going to go with it which I don't have no idea why.
KING: And that's -- well maybe it's because it was too kind there. There was nothing controversial in it right?
JACKSON: Yes, but this is, Larry, this is -- this is a book that's going to be depicted from a musical and I'm really, really shocked that this is out there because this was old news way, way back and it was put aside but then someone came...
KING: You mean the original book?
JACKSON: Yes, but someone came back and they just brought all this up again which is not good.
KING: I just want to get through this. According to the original "Daily News" report, the book proposal says that Jermaine feared his kid brother Michael might be guilty of child molestation but backed him at the trial because he thought the pop star would commit suicide."
JACKSON: Larry, you're asking me that? Now you know as well as I know...
KING: I'm just telling you what they're saying.
JACKSON: Don't tell me what they said. Give me facts because that's not true. That's not true. I was here in this studio telling you how I felt. You felt me. You believe me. The world believed me. Michael has never been guilty of anything.
KING: Yes, one would say it would be hard to believe that you would turn on your brother.
KING: According to the Daily News, "The tell-all outline shopped to publishers weeks after Michael's arrest. Jermaine described his brother as sometimes out of control, drug and booze abuser, calculating mean streak and a thing for young children." Where on earth did that come from?
JACKSON: I'll tell you what there are some sick people out there and they saw my love and my support for my family and Michael and they want to use me and I'm the wrong one to use because I talk and I'm speaking now. That's all lies and I'm just shocked that no one from the "New York Post" or anybody -- they know how to get in touch with my family.
KING: "New York News."
JACKSON: Oh, for the "New York News" they know how to get in touch with us. Why didn't somebody verify?
KING: You were never called for...
JACKSON: Nothing, nothing, because it sells especially when it comes to something that's so prefabricated about us. I'm just saying this. Michael went through so much. Who's going to give him his life back? Who's going to give him back what he lost as just a person, a person? I mean he's still trying to rebuild his life back, not just Michael, the family, our children, everybody. People don't realize what we went through and to just to create more lies. Leave us alone. Let us do what we know how to do but leave us alone.
KING: The "New York Daily News" never called you for a comment? They did not call you?
KING: The eight-page proposal, according to the News, lists Michael's preferred substances as Vicodin, Demerol, Codeine, Percocet, cocaine, Jack Daniels and wine.
JACKSON: Well, I'll tell you what, that's not Michael Jackson. They're talking about someone else.
KING: And there's no such thing to your knowledge as an eight- page proposal of a book that contained anything like this?
JACKSON: Not coming from Jermaine Jackson, no.
KING: And this Stacy Brown is that a man or a woman?
JACKSON: He's a man.
KING: He wrote the first book right?
JACKSON: There was no book written. He was going to...
KING: I mean I thought he wrote "Legacy."
JACKSON: No, he was going to be the ghost writer of "Legacy" but I started feeling certain things from him. It changed and that's when we broke off the relationship and I just mean the whole family. And then he would say things. When you spoke to me from the Middle East he would say things because I was watching you guys back here in the news and everything, he was saying things that would leave the people thinking that Michael's guilty in this. I said "Why is Stacy saying these things?" He knows the truth.
KING: Do you think he is responsible for this eight-page outline?
JACKSON: I would say he had something to do with it, yes.
KING: We'll take a break and be right back with Jermaine Jackson. Don't go away. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
KING: We're back with Jermaine Jackson. According to the "Daily News" the book proposal was written by Stacy Brown, who you called an opportunist right?
JACKSON: If that's what you want to call him, yes.
KING: They quote you as saying you called him an opportunist.
KING: The proposal said that...
JACKSON: That was a wrong quote. I've never called him...
KING: You never said it?
JACKSON: ...an opportunist, no, but see that's the facts but he is probably all of that and more, to befriend us and then do this.
KING: So, he's faked this book which is not true under your name?
JACKSON: Yes. He did a book with Bob Jones, if you recall that didn't do well and that was another betrayal and I -- I just -- do you know what -- just like I said before I come here to talk about this stuff and I really don't like to do this. I like to talk about good things.
KING: Well, naturally.
KING: Are you going to sue him?
JACKSON: That's not a bad idea. Well, do you know what, maybe that needs to happen because then that will show, tell people to leave us alone really.
KING: You could sue him.
JACKSON: That's just terrible.
KING: And the "Daily News."
JACKSON: Well, I'll tell you I will talk to my legal people and we will come with the best decision.
KING: This even says that according -- this is according to the Daily News, "Michael hates the Jews...
JACKSON: That is (INAUDIBLE).
KING: ...because he thinks Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen stole the idea of DreamWorks, including the boy on the moon logo from him."
JACKSON: I'll tell you what, see this is somebody trying to destroy and they're very vicious lies. We don't -- we weren't raised to hate any race, any nationality of people, so it's not true. It's not true at all. This stuff is -- is -- why would they pick the Jews? Why wasn't it the Cubans or the -- or the Russians, why the Jews?
KING: But, boy, there's a lot of stuff in here and if it's not true you can go...
JACKSON: It's thick. It's thick. I'm going to have a good time going after somebody.
KING: Allegations that he and -- that his and Michael's father Joseph would be in prison if the mother hadn't protected him.
JACKSON: Ah, see, Larry please, please.
KING: You were writing about your dad engaging young Michael in late night hotel room meetings with important business people and wondered whether something happened to Michael at those sessions.
JACKSON: Larry, please.
KING: This is tough stuff.
JACKSON: This is crazy stuff. Can you not read anymore please...
KING: OK, we're almost done.
JACKSON: ...because people are listening to this stuff and it's sick. It is very sick and they -- how can we be a people who write music with positive messages to behave like this? You tell me. And, for people to say these things is jealousy. It's envy. They're afraid that we're going to create something positive and this is their way of trying to stop good from happening.
KING: So, straightforward you're denying the whole thing?
JACKSON: Everything you said and I can prove it by showing the world my manuscript, the original manuscript of "Legacy."
KING: Well, do you intend to sue?
JACKSON: I'm going to sue now, now that you've mentioned it a few times.
KING: No, I mean...
JACKSON: Yes. Yes.
KING: There's no other way or else it looks like, you know, you should...
KING: The courts are the last resort.
JACKSON: You're right, Larry.
KING: That's where people go. A couple of other quick things, Michael is where in Bahrain?
KING: How's he doing?
JACKSON: He's doing wonderful. He's gained some weight. He's happy and he's running on the beach. I spoke to him. He's doing 300 pushups a day and doing sit-ups. He's getting those muscles back and he's getting ready.
KING: Going to go singing again?
JACKSON: Of course. He's going to make music. We did a song for the hurricane victims, which is doing very, very -- it's coming along well. It's been taking a bit of time to get out there but it's going to be released and it's -- see there again he's spending his time trying to help and trying to contribute. Now what do you call a person like that, a good person right? Who cares? And that's what it's about. That's what we're here for to care, to give back. That's what we're here for.
KING: How's his family?
JACKSON: Fine, fine. And all these things about his children, I'm tired, we're tired. I mean to tell the truth the Middle East is a peaceful place. It's very peaceful, very peaceful.
KING: He enjoys it. Have you been over to see him?
JACKSON: Yes, yes.
KING: Thanks, Jermaine.
JACKSON: Thank you very much.
KING: Jermaine Jackson and I think there's going to be a suit.
PROBLEMELE CU NEVERLAND-UL SUNT REZOLVATE
O investigatie a statului a aratat ca Michael nu si-a platit unii angajati din decembrie,iar la unii salariati lipsesc si asigurarile.Deci i s-a solicitat sa plateasca sumele restante si amenzile in valoare totala de $470.000
Evitand un potential proces Michael Jackson a fost de acord sa plateasca sutele de mii de dolari cerute."Reprezentantii lui Jackson vor distribui salariile joi direct angajatilor",s-a precizat intr-un comunicat al Departamentului de Relatii Industriale.
DECLARATIA LUI R. BAIN 17 Martie 2006 Declaratie referitoare la ferma Neverland
Este un fapt cunoscut de public ca domnul Jackson locuieste acum in Orientul Mijlociu,in Bahrain. De aceea a decis sa isi inchida casa si sa reduca personalul.Aceasta este o practica frecventa cand resedinta nu este locuita pentru o perioada mai lunga de timp. Repoartele care indica ca Neverland-ul a fost inchis permanent sunt complet false.
LIZA MINELLI LA LARRY KING LIVE
KING:Ai mai vorbit cu Michael Jackson? MINELLI:Desigur ca am mai vorbit. KING:Ce mai face el? MINELLI:Foarte bine.Este un barbat minunat,Larry, care a trecut printr-un chin groaznic,asa cum stii.Sa treci prin asa ceva si sa ramai persoana dintotdeauna,care este dulce,draga,talentata,e extraordinar.Il stiu de cand era mic. Nu pot sa-mi imaginez cum s-a putut simti,noroc doar ca am vorbit mult cu el. Cred ca este devastator si este genul de situatie care te face sa-ti fie rau de la stomac. Stii,cand se decid sa se ia de o persoana si doar asta fac. Am vazut asta de multe ori,sa stii.
"Michael a fost condus prin zona Saar cand a vazut o casa care i-a placut. Nu a ezitat sa cheme familia si sa-i intrebe daca vor sa-si vanda casa"."Familia a fost mirata de aparitia neasteptata a superstarului si amuzata de oferta, i-au spus ca nu e de vanzare casa, dar e binevenit la cina".
Un judecator a ordonat luni avocatilor lui Michael Jackson si Debbie Rowe sa predea copiile documentelor lipsa de la divortul cuplului.Judecatorul Curtii Superioare, Robert Schnider, a ordonat avocatei lui Rowe, Marta Almli, sa furnizeze copii ale motiunii lui Rowe din 2001 cand aceasta a renuntat la drepturile parintesti privind cei doi copii pe care ii are cu Jackson.Avocatilor lui Jackson, Michael Abrams si Thomas Hall, li s-a ordonat sa furnizeze copii ale opozitiei artistului la motiune.
Pe Amazon a aparut chiar acum o noua carte numita "My World: The Official Photobook Vol. 1". Nu s-a publicat nici o editura inca,dar probabil ca aceasta problema va fi remediata in scurt timp.
Michael Jackson a spus joi ca a ajuns la o intelegere cu creditorii pentru a refinanta mai mult de 200 milioane de dolari (imprumuturi) care au fost asigurati cu o parte din catalogul Sony ATV.
Dar conditiile acordului nu au fost dezvaluite,si nu este inca foarte clar daca Jackson a fost fortat sa renunte la o parte din catalog.
Interesul lui Sony in a-l tine pe Jackson solvabil este faptul ca acestia nu doresc ca melodiile din catalog sa fie supuse la o licitatie unde ei ar putea sa le piarda in fata altei companii.
Va reamintim ca T. Mesereau a precizat in timpul procesului ca catalogul in discutie valoreaza intre 2-4 miliarde.Plus Michael detine si alte bunuri precum resedinte sau chiar catalogul cu propriile cantece.Deci nu poate fi vorba asa cum se discuta in presa de faliment.Michael este foarte bogat,dar nu are lichiditati cu care sa plateasca aceste datorii sau anumite facturi,fara sa fie nevoit sa vanda ceva.Situatia lui financiara se poate imbunatati simtitor in momentul cand vor fi lansate materiale noi.Si noi abia asteptam :-)))
Un judecator federal a hotarat ca procesul de abuz impotriva lui Michael Jackson ,intentat de un barbat din Louisiana sa nu mai continue.
Joseph Bartucci pretinde ca a fost momit in limuzina lui Jackson in 1984 si tinut ostatic pentru 9 zile.Bertucci mai sustine ca a fost abuzat atat sexual cat si psihic in timpul acestei calatorii catre California si inapoi.
Conform inregistrariilor din sala de judecata ,presupusa victima a sustinut ca si-a reprimat amintirile legate de caz pana in momentul in care a vazut o emisiune televizata despre fostul proces impotriva lui Michael J.
Hotararea judecatorului dateaza de joi si a fost publicata luni pe site.
"Suntem multumiti de rezultate "a declarat luni purtatorul de cuvant al megastarului,Brian Oxman ."Este timpul sa mergem mai departe catre lucruri mai bune".
Michael Jackson a facut un mare pas inainte spre intoarcerea la cariera muzicala,semnand un contract cu Two Seas Records,o casa de discuri din Bahrain rezultata prin fuziunea dintre Michael si Abdullah Hamed Al-Khalifa.
Michael lucreaza acum la un nou album care va fi lansat in 2007.
Guy Holmes ,un director executiv din Marea Britanie,va fi noul manager a lui Michael.Acesta este cunoscut cel mai bine pentru succesul cantecului "Crazy frog",care a fost insotit de un videoclip animat foarte amuzant.
Se pare ca acest comunicat de presa:Michael Jackson ne va uimi in urmatoarele saptamani cu un nou cantec intitulat "Procesul secolului":-) Bilboard.com a spus ca acest cantec se va gasi pe o compilatie a lui Whoo Kid "MJ Unit -- The Takeover,"care va mai contine alte cinci melodii nelansate pana acum si mai multe remixuri ale unor hituri mai vechi a lui Mj.
a fost doar o gluma foarte proasta si nu este adevarat.
Totusi alte surse precizeaza ca primul single de pe noul album a lui Michael va fi lansat pe 21 noiembrie.Melodia va fi produsa de Bruce Swedien,un colaborator mai vechi a lui Michael care a produs si Thriller si a lucrat si la albumul Dangerous.
Un proces intentat in 2004 de un barbat care are acum 20 de ani si sustine ca a fost molestat de Jackson la sfarsitul anilor '80 a fost transferat in Los Angeles.Vechea poveste,nu va ingrijorati...
Teddy Riley is a man who needs no introduction. Yep, yep, he's the King of New Jack Swing, who's innovative sound paved the way for many of today's R&B artists. His work with the likes of Keith Sweat, Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson and his own groups Guy and Blackstreet have sold millions of copies worldwide. It has been 3 years since the last Blackstreet album, but they are back on the road along with Guy and have new albums in the works. We caught up with Teddy to talk plans for the future, Michael Jackson, Lil' Man Records and protégés new and old.
25 May 2006
MICHAEL JACKSON EXCLUSIVE: THE MAN.. AND THE MIRROR
I'M GOING TO LIVE IN UK
By Fiona Cummins, Showbiz Reporter
THE handshake is surprisingly firm - and the hug totally unexpected - as pop legend Michael Jackson grants me a private audience.
The singer was in buoyant mood yesterday when we met at the London offices of Harrods, owned by his close pal Mohamed Al Fayed.
He swept in at 1.05pm without fanfare, no bodyguards, no entourage - and barely a trace of make-up.
It was his first face-to-face interview since being acquitted of child abuse last year - and I wasn't sure what to expect.
But Jacko - who has often given the impression that he prefers to keep people at arm's length - greeted me like an old friend.
Smiling broadly he held out his hand, then threw his arms around me, giving me a whiff of his sweet-smelling perfume.
He looked totally different from the gaunt, hunched figure who emerged weighing just six stone at the end of his US trial last June.
And the 47-year-old star was more than happy to chat after finally emerging from his self-imposed exile in Bahrain.
He seemed relaxed as he talked about rebuilding his tarnished career and his plans to create a new Neverland - in Britain. He said: "I'm here in London on business for a couple of days. I love it here.
"I'm looking for a place to live. I've always liked the UK and I just love the fans here."
He grinned as he added: "I'm also visiting my good friend Mohamed - 'cos he's the man."
Jacko has lined up a series of business meetings in the UK and will be looking at a luxury properties in and around the capital.
He also plans to view places in Scotland and Ireland in a bid to re-create the funfair-style California ranch that was once his sanctuary.
Asked about his health, Jacko insisted: "I'm fine - very well thanks. I'm feeling good." He says he is also working on a new album - his first since Invincible in 2001.
Then, with a gentle pat on the back, he said goodbye and we went our separate ways.
As I left to catch the Tube back to the office and he headed to his chauffeur-driven limo, I could still detect the faint aroma of his perfume on my hand.
And I think I may have witnessed the first tentative steps of Jacko's emergence from the shadows.
Sambata 27 mai 2006,Michael va primi din parte MTV Japonia premiul "Legend Award" la festiviatate Mtv Video Music Awards Japonia.Cat timp se va afla in aceasta tara ,Michael,ale carui cantece au fost intotdeauna in primele locuri in topurile de specialitate si a vandut peste 100 de milioane de albume doar in acest colt al lumii,va vizita orfelinate si va face un tur al orasului Tokio.
Michael a spus: "I look forward to my visit to Japan because I have so many fond memories of my visits there. I thank MTV Japan for this honor, and Mr. Morris for spearheading this visit. I look forward to seeing old friends, and saying hello to my huge fan base in Japan, who, like my other fans around the world, have for so many years consistently shown their love and support to me and my family."
Bain a anuntat ca dupa aceasta scurta vizita cantaretul se va intoarce la inregistrarea noului sau album care va fi lansat in 2007.
Mtv Music Awards Japan 2006
Discursul lui Michael de la 2006 VMAJ Awards in Japonia:
"I'd like to say to the Japanese people from the bottom of my heart, 'I love you very, very much' "
"I thank the fans around the world and I thank the fans in Japan.
"I promised myself I wouldn't be emotional when I got up here," he continued, as his voice cracked and trailed off. "I think you are very sweet, generous and kind people."
"I thank all the people who believed in me. I believe in you."
"I thank my children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, who have been there for me" ."I love them very much."
"I love you and thank you for your loyalty".
SMAP members are standing, totally mystified by what has happened. The music which they were singing to was suddenly stopped. Shingo Katori is lying on the floor because he got upset.
Michael in Paris
Michael Jackson a incheiat colaborarea atat cu vechii lui contabili cat si cu managerii.
Deasemenea a infiintat o noua societate Michael Jackson Company Inc care va lua locul lui MJJ Productions.
A numit-o pe R. Bain managerul general.
Vizita sa recenta de la Tokio este doar prima dintr-un sir mai lung de aparitii publice si deasemenea Michael a primit foarte multe oferte pentru un turneu muzical pe care le sorteza si din care va alege o varianta in urmatoarele cateva luni.
Michael se afla acum in Irlanda cu probleme personale.
"He is very serious about his music," she said. "When you are a creative person and the creative juices are flowing again and you're about to embark on new projects, you want to make sure your organization is running smoothly."
Decizia lui Michael de a lupta impotriva acuzatiilor aduse de un fost asociat Marc Schaffel simbolizeaza " o nua zi" in modul in care cantaretul face afaceri,a spus unul dintre noii manageri ai starului.
Un avocat prezent la proces a precizat ca ar fi fost mai putin costisitor pt toata lumea daca neintelegerea ar fi fost rezolvata in afara tribunalului.Dar chaiar daca verdictul este in mana juratilor,victoria lui Michael consta in judecarea acestui caz pe rol.Sugereaza clar ca tactica Lui Michael s-a schimbat radical in ultimul timp.
Schaffel l-a dat in judecata pe Jackson pentru neplata unor imprumuturi,salarii si alte cheltuieli.La inceput a cerut o despagubire de 3.8 milioane de dolari,dar dupa ce a anlizat dosarul judecatorul a limitat suma la 1.6 milioane de dolari.Cateva fragmente din depozitia video a lui Michael luata la Londra in septembrie 2005:
Michael said he did remember at least one occasion when Schaffel delivered money to him on the set of a music video. But Jackson said he thought any money Schaffel gave him came from Jackson's own funds.
"Did you want to pay Marlon Brando ($1.1 million) for appearing at your Madison Square Garden concert?" lawyer Howard King asked.
Disputa financiara dintre Michael Jackson si M. schaffel a fost joi incredintata juratilor.Avocatul lui Michael le-a spus juratilor ca Schaffel i-a tradat increderea cantaretului si le-a cerut sa il trimita pe Schaffel din acest tribunal fara nici un ban.
Judecatorul le-a precizat ca doar 9 dintre ei trebuie sa fie de acord ca sa poata fi stabilit un anume verdict.Deasemenea juratilor li s-a dat un formular cu mai multe pagini cu intrebari la care trebuie sa raspunda.
Initial Schaffel a cerut 3.8 milioane de dolari,dar dupa o decizie a judecatorului a micsorat suma la 1.6 milioane.Ieri avocatul sau a cerut doar 1.4 milioane.
In alta ordine de idei Debbie Rowe ,fosta sotie a lui Jackson,l-a dat in judecata pe Michael pentru 250.000$ (cheltuieli cu avocatii si de trai).Aceasta doreste aceti bani ca sa poata continua procesul de custodie impotriva lui Mike;stupid,nu?
Juratii au hotarat ca:Michael trebuie sa ii plateasca lui Scaffel 900.000$,iar Schaffel trebuie sa ii plateasca lui Michael 200.000$ plus dobanda.
Schaffel l-a dat initial pe Michael in judecata pentru 3.8 milioane de dolari.Cererea a fost mai apoi redusa la 1.6 milioane,dupa care avocatul lui a cerut juratilor doar 1.4 milioane.
Avocatul lui Jackson a spus juratilor in pledoariile finale ca Schaffel ii datoreaza lui Michael 660.000$.
Una dintre intrebarile juratilor in timpul deliberarii a fost daca trebuie neaparat sa voteze toti sau unii dintre ei pot sa se abtina.Judecatorul le-a spus ca da,unii se pot abitine de la vot.
Deasemenea juratii au intrebat daca pot sa stabileasca sume total diferite de cele cerute.Li s-a raspuns ca da,atat timp cat respecta instructiunile legale.
Tom Mundell, Lead Defense Counsel,a spus:"Aceasta este un rezultat grozav pentru Michael.Judecatorul a impartit acest proces in doua faze.In prima faza juratii au ascultat toate plangerile lui Schaffel si doar una a lui Michael.Peste doua saptamani vom prezenta si restul cererilor formulate de Michael.
Valoarea cererilor ramase ale lui Michael depasesc cu mult suma neta stabilita de jurati in faza 1 pt a fi platita lui Scaffel si deci suntem foarte increzatori ca in momentul cand faza 2 va fi finalizata, verdictul final va fi in favoarea lui Michael."
L. Londell McMillan, General Counsel ,a zis ca:"Este o zi noua pentru Michael Jackson.Nu dorim sa platim nici macar un penny peste suma pe care Schaffel o merita,iar aceste verdict este deja un succes!Acest proces reprezinta o noua abordare si o alta directie in modul in care Michael Jackson face afaceri."
LOS ANGELES-Unui afacerist din domeniul aviatiei civile i s-a fixat luni pedeapsa pt inregistrarea secreta facuta cu Michael si avocatul sau in avionul care l-a dus pe star in Santa Barbara pentru a se preda autoritarilor cand a fost acuzat de abuzul unui minor:8 luni intr-o inchisoare federala,apoi 6 luni detentie intr-un centru de reabilitare si o amenda de 1000$.(AP)
L.A. Reid interview with BET
L.A. Reid just did an interview with BET and he mentioned Michael. This is how it went: (not quote...paraphrasing)
Interviu cu Rihanna
Ericka: You were in Japan for a little bit and you spent some time with Michael Jackson. What happened? What's he like?
Astazi la Regis and Kelley show
Cat de repede se razgandesc americanii ........
Martin Short was the guest host.
Dezvaluiri socante-conspiratia din ultimii ani impotriva lui Michael
Michael si avocatii lui sunt in posesia mai multor documente care dovedesc ca mai multi fosti avocati,asociati si consultanti au pus la cale un plan prin care sa il forteze pe Michael sa ajunga in faliment.Aceasta manevra ar fi fost atat in folosul lor (in acel moment ar fi putut imparti intre ei toata averea stransa de starul american),dar sa fim sinceri ar fi servit si in interesul unor personalitati din industrai muzicala si poate chiar din politica US.Aceasta este cu siguranta cea mai mare conspiratie din industria muzicala.
Documentele arata ca acestia au cerut creditorilor si altor diferite persoane fizice si juridice sa semneze o petitie care l-ar fi secat pe Michael de toate fondurile de care dispunea.
In acest an domnul Jackson a anuntat mai multe schimbari organizatorice si si-a instruit actuala echipa legala sa investigheze si sa aduca in instanta orice conspiratie,rea vointa sau furt descoperite.
Aceste documente cuprinzand incalcari grave ale legii pot fi trimise si la U.S. Attorney General pentru a fi revazute si a se lua masurile potrivite.
"Domnul Jackson nu este deloc socat sau surprins de aceste revelatii",a spus purtatoarea lui de cuvant."Daca ne gandim la multitudinea de probleme grave, pe plan personal si profesional, cu care Michael s-a confruntat in ultimii ani trebuie sa spunem ca Jackson era suspicios de mult timp asupra persoanelor in care si-a pus increderea si care trebuiau sa il ajute sa controleze cat mai bine afacerile sale.Michael s-a indoit de multe ori ca acesti oameni au luat intotdeauna deciziile in interesul clientului lor."
MICHAEL AJUTA UN PRIETEN
Dave,care acum are acum 28,a fost ars de viu de tatal lui cand avea 6 ani intr-o camera de hotel din Orange County in timpul unei dispute pentru custodie.In urma acestui abuz a suferit arsuri grave pe 90% din corp.MJ a pltit toate facturile din spital in timpul anilor 80 si au devenit prieteni buni.
Acum Dave a reusit sa redobandeasca un apartament pe care o persoana care s-a dat drept verisorul lui Mike a reusit sa il fure.
Un judecator de la Curtea Suprema a ordonat ca propietatea sa-i fie returnat lui Dave ,a precizat avocatul sau Brian Oxman.
Deasemenea Dave a mai primit si despagubire 93.000 de dolari.Oxman a luat cazul la rugamintea lui Jackson.
"Acesta este un caz in care cineva a profitat de persoana mai vulnerabila",a spus Oxman.
Flacarile ameninta Neverlandul
Vineri la pranz deasupra fermei Neverland s-a putut observa un nor de fum negru.40 de acrii din propietatea din Los Olivos au fost cuprinse de foc.
Focul s-a intins repede din cauza arbustilor si ierburilor uscate si a juns pana la un sfert de mila de cladiri,dar mai mult de 100 de pompieri din Santa Barbara,de la Baza aeriana Vanderberg si de la U.S. Forest Service s-au luptat sa tina flacarile la distanta.
Nu se cunoaste exact numarul animalelor care traiesc in gradina zoologica de la ferma,care este casa unor elefanti,girafe,lame si camile.Autoritatile au confirmat ca nimeni nu a fost evacuat.
"S-a avut grija de animale si nu a fost nici o problema cu ele",a spus capitanul popierilor sositi la fata locului.
Focul a fost stapanit abia la ora 7.30 pm.Cei care investigheaza cauzele incendiului au ramas pe propietate pana seara tarziu,incercand sa determine ce a aprins focul care i-a chinuit pe pompierii care au trebuit sa opreasca incendiul sa se intinda si mai mult pe propietatea de 2600 de acrii.
Domnul Jackson nu a mai locuit la Neverland de la scurt timp de la terminarea procesului de abuz si acum sta impreuna cu familia sa in Bahrain.Purtatoarea sa de cuvant nu a putut fi gasita pentru a da vreun comentariu despre incendiu.
Focul care a inceput in jurul orei 2.25 pm ,a cuprins partea in care se afla parcul de distractii.Un drum care trece prim mijlocul propietatii a impartit focul in doua flancuri.A ars pe marginea celor 16 obiective din parc.De aici s-a intins pe o pasune din apropiere unde pastea o turma de animale,dar turma a scapat nevatamata.
Autoritatile au spus ca angajatii nu au fost evacuati.
Elicopterele au luat apa din iazul construit de Michael,unde vietuiesc lebade si flamingo,pentru a imprastia apa de sus deasupra focului,in timp ce alte echipaje si buldozere au incercat sa stapaneasca flacarile de la sol.
Un echipaj privat de pompieri era stationat la Neverland si au facut tot ce le-a stat in putere ca focul sa nu se intinda pana au sosit cele mai apropiate echipaje de pompierii.A durat 15 minute sa ajunga la ferma pe Figueroa Mountain Road la 5 mile de autostrada 154.
Domunul Jackson a angajat propriul echipaj dupa un incendiu din 1989 in care a fost distrus un hambar de 300.000 de dolari unde locuiau 2 girafe.Animalele au fost atunci evacuate in siguranta.Focul a inceput atunci intr-o componenta a instalatiei de incalzire care fuse instalata de curand.
Michael a cumparat ferma in 1988 care a costat 14.6 milioane de dolari si a transformat-o intr-un tinut de basm cu trenulete,parc de distractii,cinematograf,pentru a le oferi copiilor bolnavi si dezavantajati o zi minunata departe de probleme.Intretinerea fermei costa 3 milione de dolari in fiecare an.
O fosta angajata a spus ca exista un sistem dezvoltat de prevenire a incendiilor grave pe toata propietate si exista stropitori in ficare cladire.Deasemenea angajatii au adus in mod regulat pompieri in ferma pentru a se familiariza cu propietatea in cazul unui incendiu ca cel de acum.
"Scopul nostru a fost sa prevenim.Neverlandul in sine este bine gandit cu stropitori si hidranti".
Angajatii de la ferma sunt instruiti in mod curent.Deasemenea o harta amanuntita a fost transmisa statiei 32 de pompieri.
Petrecere de ziua lui Michael!!
Michael Jackson si-a aniversat marti ziua de nastere intr-o locatie necunoscuta din Europa.
Dimineata copiii lui Michael au dat o petrecere in cinstea lui.
"A fost toatal socat ",a spus Raymone Bain.
Michael a mancat tort,desi Bain nu era sigura ca a inclus toate cele 48 de lumanari.;-)
Michael Jackson traieste in Europa de cand a plecat din Bahrain in mai.
Michael viziteaza o librarie din Irlanda
Michael Jackson si cei trei copii ai sai,Paris Katherine ,Prince Michael si desigur Blanket au vizitat o librarie de dimensiuni impresionante din Irlanda.
Libraria contine o minunata sectiune dedicata copiilor care are un acvariu cu pesti aurii.
La 8:30 a oprit o masina in fata magazinului si au coborat trei copii si Jackson imbracat in negru ,purtand inclusiv faimoasa sa palarie neagra si ochelari negrii,o esarfa neagra-pe care si le-a dat jos in momentul in care a intrat in magazin.
Managerul a declarat ca: "A fost un pic de necrezut.L-am primit in magazin pe usa din spate. Apoi a ajuns la etajul 2 si l-am lasat sa parcurga de unul singur rafturile pline cu carti ale librariei."
Copii s-au distrat cu siguranta .Managerul magazinului i-a numit pe copii "incantatori" si a descris cum au alergat inaite si inapoi pe coridoarele librariei alegand carti si prezentandu-le megastarului,in cazul de fata mai bine zis tatalui."Uite tata ,uite,uite ce am gasit eu!" sau "Uite tata,uite ce carti cu basme am gasit aici,uite aici!!".
Despre Jackson ,a adaugat managerul magazinului ,"a fost chiar reconfortant sa descopar ca in ciuda la toate lucrurile urate care s-au spus despre el ,e intr-adevar un mare iubitor de carti.A cumparat multe carti de referinta despre muzica si filme,despre istorie,si o multime de alte lucruri.Singurul titlu pe care o sa-l dezvalui este o carte numita-Beatles lyrics."
Procesul de custodie
Sau mai bine zis batalia continua-partea a doua-cazul a fost mutat la un judecator din sistemul public.
Rowe a cerut 195 000$ pentru a plati avocatii dar Schneider ,judecatorul delegat in acest caz, a hotarat ca cele opt milioane de la divort sunt suficiente si ca nu va mai primi atat de multi bani pt costurile legale.Cel putin nu acum.
Deci s-a hotatrat ca avocatul Deborah sa primeasca doar 60 000$ pentru taxe.
DEBBIE SI MICHAEL
Jackson si Rowe,o asistenta din cabinetul unui doctor dermatolog care l-a tratat pe Michael,s-au casatorit in 1996.Rowe l-a nascut pe fiul lor Prince in 1997 si pe fiica in 1998.In 1999 Debbie a inaintat actele de divort.
Jackson a primit custodia celor 2 copii.Rowe a primit conform intelegerii de la divort 8 milione de dolari si o casa in Beverly Hills.Deasemenea ea a primit drepturi de o vizita copiii o data la 45 de zile,dar in 2001 ea s-a intors in tribunal si a cerut sa ii fie terminate drepturile de parinte.In 2003 insa aceasta s-a razgandit.Judecatorul insa a repus-o in drepturi dar nu a putut sa reia vizitele fara alte evaluari suplimentare.
Rapoarte din ziarele de scandal irlandeze spuneau ca Michael Jackson vrea sa construiasca un parc tematic sau ca s-a casatorit cu dadaca copiilor lui,Grace,weekendul trecut.Aceste zvonuri sunt false.
MIKE SI SONY ATV
Sony ATV ,un parteneriat intre Michael Jackson si Sony, au incheiat o colaborare cu Sony Ericsonn pentru a crea un spatiu virtual unde vor putea fi promovati artisti noi.Acest spatiu poarta numele de M-Buzz.
www.m-buzz.com va fi operational pe 2 octombrie si va oferi o multitudine de melodii care vor putea fi downloadate pentru inceput in 20 de tari.
Lupta pentru custodie dintre Michael si Debbie
(urmatoarea relatare este in limba engleza pentru ca se refera la diferite documente facute publice in ultimele zile)
Note:MJ=Michael Jackson ; DR=Debbie Row
This case is about visitation and money.
[note: but why are they refusing to give all the info to MJ"s side? that is fishy how do they expect him to trust them
Debbie Rowe: The Money parts and the trial last year.
Visitation and status quo :
A bit more on money and the lawyers as well:
In today's article The Doughnut mentions the "revelation of legal vulnerability in returning to the US that might expose MJ to criminal detention investigation"
MICHAEL MAI APROAPE DE UN NOU ALBUM. INTELEGERE CU DEBBIE
Michael Jackson si fosta sa sotie Debbie Rowe au ajuns la o intelegere in lupta lor pentru custodie.
"Inca ne mai ocupam de cateva detalii" a spus Marta Almli."Nu pot sa va spun care sunt termenii exacti ai intelegerii dar pot sa precizez ca ambele parti au cazut de acord ."
Michael nu a aparut prea mult in public in ultima perioada dar potrivit impresarului Charles" Big Chuck" Stanton Michael este gata "sa cucereasca intreaga lume.Are niste cantece noi super."
Cand a fost in Irlanda luna aceasta a intalnit un Michael Jackson foarte concentrat si creativ care a trecut de la acordurile R&B de pe ultimele sale albume la un sunet mai urban.
Deasemenea Raymone K. Bain a precizat ca Michael a inaintat foarte mult in noile sale proiecte."Este aproape gata sa lanseze un nou album."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fostul patron al unei companii aviatice a fost condamnat la 6 luni de detentie la domiciliu pentru ca l-a inregistrat pe ascuns pe Jackson si avocatul sau in avion,cand Michael s-a predat in 2003 politiei.
Deasemenea a mai primit si 3 ani de proba,10000$ amenda si 150 de ore in folosul comunitatii.
Billy's Blog: Michael Jackson Exclusive (October 15, 2006)
It's half past four in the morning and I'm making my way to Dublin with Ray. I have spent a fair amount of time in the back of Ray's car in the last 34 hours. He is the driver, henchman for Paddy who owns the recording studio in the middle of no man's land, Ireland . Not only is it a quaint studio built inside the grounds of an old stone classic Irish estate...it's the new creative home of Michael Jackson.
Source: Access Hollywood/MJJForum
Statement: To All Fan Club Presidents and Contacts
Monday, 30 October 2006
MICHAEL LA LONDRA
Michael a mers azi la sediul publicatiei Guiness World Records.I s-au prezentat placutele onorifice pt urmatoarele recorduri:
The biggest selling album of all time, with sales over 104 million, is Michael Jackson's Thriller (1982)
Redactorul era foarte incantat si a declarat:
"We always expect the unexpected here at Guinness World Records. From the world's tallest man, woman with the longest fingernails and most pierced woman, we're used to all walks of life stopping by the office, but we haven't been this excited since we met the Queen last year. Michael is one of the greatest superstars of all time and his unwavering success has kept him at the very top of the record breaking charts throughout his career. We're absolutely delighted that Michael holds Guinness World Records in such high regard and honoured that he's taken time out of his busy schedule to stop by and collect them in person".
In timp ce Michael Jackson isi pregatea aparitia la World Music Awards in Londra miercuri,Access Hollywood este cu Regele Popului tot timpul.
Astfel camerele erau inauntrul arenei Earl's Court in timp ce Mike repeta si acesta a admis ca in aceasta seara va canta melodia "we are the world".Suntem curiosi ce alte surprize ne-a pregatit Michael astazi:-))
Deasemenea Michael a acceptat cu mult entuziasm sa participe la petrecerea data de fanii lui la o cafenea din Londra miercuri intre 9pm si 3 am.
Ieri la Londra o fost un entuziasm general.Intalneai fani ai lui Michael peste tot si toata lumea abia astepta ceremonia de premiere.Michael arata foarte elegant si fericit.Totul a mers grozav pana la recitalul lui Michael unde sunetul a fost oprit in mijlocul cantecului.Pe parcursul showului au mai existat alte multe probleme tehnice.Asteptam inca niste detalii despre ce s-a intamplat exact acolo aseara.Pana atunci insa iata cateva fotografii de la gala:
Organizatorii premiilor WMA au spus ca recitalul lui Michael a fost taiat din cauza faptului ca ceremonia depasise timpul alocat.
"Stateam si il urmaream pe Jackson cantand cand sunetul s-a oprit.",a relatat Julius Just seful serviciului Relatii cu publicul responsabil de
"Au taiat sunetul unuia dintre cei mai mari artisti din lume.. "
"Este prima data in 18 ani de cand se desfasoara premiile World Music Awards cand se intampla asa ceva."
Dar oficilalii responsabili de inchirierea salii au spus ca nu ei au oprit muzica."Noi am incercat si am reusit sa obtinem pt organizatorii evenimentului o prelungire ca sa isi poata desfasura showul pana la ora 11.Din punctul nostru de vedere au terminat cu 1minut si jumatate mai devreme."
Totusi potrivit BBC , Michael nu a intentionat sa cante,ci doar sa primeasca un premiu.
Se pare ca organizatorii au fost total depasiti de evenimente si au incurcat tot spectacolul.
Relatarea unui fan care a fost in sala la WMA-Sursa MJJFORUM
"Hi guys! I’ve just got back from London. Feel like I should give a little report, hehe.
Me and mjdave arrived about 3:30pm, and after dropping off at our hotel, went straight to Earl’s Court. There were so many fans there already, behind some barriers, and we went and joined them for a bit and everyone was so excited, It was REALLY cold though, I didn’t bring a coat or anything, as I knew it would be hot inside.
It took us almost half an hour to queue up to COLLECT our tickets. Was so cold. And then we waited outside for another ¾ of an hour, it was still quite early then though, it was about 5ish and no celebrities had turned up, but there were lots of media there, and the fans were going crazy.
We started queueing, and the whole thing was a MESS. Apparently, some of the fans, who had been queueing up since the early morning, had been allowed in (200 or so I think) and that they were causing mahem inside, shoving and pushing, and just generally causing havoc. A man came out and made an announcement, that we would have to wait outside until they had sorted out everyone inside. So some over-excited fans in there ruined it for the rest of us, and we ended up waiting outside in the freezing cold, queuing, for THREE hours. People were getting really restless, and there was a bit shoving from the back. I was so squished.
We finally managed to get our wristbands, and after about 1 ½, made our way into the arena. The show didn’t start until 8pm. Beyonce opened the show, and she was AMAZING. She did some Michael Jackson moves in her opening song and it was sooo cool!
I tell you though, the atmosphere for Michael was just incredible. I’d say, 90% of the people there were there just to see Michael. Every 5/10 minutes or so, there would just be huge chants of “MICHAEL! MICHAEL!” “MICHAEL! MICHAEL”, we were all chanting over Lindsay Lohan. They seemed to have quite a few technical difficulties, and there were loads of breaks between performances, and were were just all going mental screaming for Michael. It was just.. god, the atmosphere in there was immense. Everyone was just so excited.
Lindsay and this other lady, and Peter Andre and Katie Price all mentioned Michael, saying “But we know you’re all waiting for the big guy!” , and “Only here for one man!” and we all just went mad!!
Unfortuntely we lost our place near the front, because it got so hot in there I thought I was going to faint (one woman did right by us) so I just knew I had to get out and get a drink. We ended up standing at the back, but right near the bit of the platform that sticks out. The show stopped for a while, I’d say about 20 minutes, and everyone just knew this was the moment.
There was this big announcement, and everyone was just like *S**T, this is IT!” and all of a sudden Chris Brown appeared, which was kind of like, “damn”, lol, but it was just great, and we were all singing along, and we knew Michael would be next.
He got a huge applause, and then there was another announcement for Michael’s Award. IT WAS AMAZING. The atmosphere was INCREDIBLE. It was so hard to see him, people were screaming, and yelling, and jumping up and down, and everyone had their arms in the air taking pictures. Beyonce handed him the award, and she just looked flustered! Lol! Michael made a little speech, I was too excited to really take it in, but he wanted to thank his children, and he named them all and they got big cheers, and wanted to thank us, and he told us he loved us and thanked us again for sticking by him for the past two years (which, once again, got a massive cheer), and then he thanked his mom and dad, who (I believe) were in the VIP bit, (but I’m not too sure about that). But he pointed to a particular corner when he said their names.
Everyone was just going crazy, jumping up and down, and the noise was deafening. Once Michael had collected his award, he walked off and we all thought “this is IT, this is the MOMENT!” the lights went off, and then suddenly back on, and … it was Rhianna. We were gutted, and she got the worst booing of her LIFE. I felt awful, but it was SUCH a let down. We weren’t booing because of her (she got a big cheer at the end because she did really well), we were just all impatient to see Michael.
There was another break, and then people wearing white t-shirts started walking onto the stage. About 20/30 or so? And I remember Dave saying that it was a CHOIR. It WAS. Michael came out, looking SO good, and got the biggest cheer yet. I couldn’t hear myself think. I thought it was a bit weird, I couldn’t see the stage very well because I’m so small and there were huge people there, but at one point I thought Stevie Wonder was on stage too. Turns out that they had kept his voice on the track too, which was a bit messy. All the choir were going mental over Michael too, they got to hug him and all sorts. He sang a few lines, he sounded quite good, but it was the normal pitch for We Are The World, and (obviousally) struggled slightly to hit those high notes. The mic wasn’t great though, and he was excited and looked SO happy, and not catching his breath as much, so admittedly, it didn’t sound GREAT. It was quite quiet, but at the time, people were more aware of the fact that he was on stage, and he was walking onto the sticky-out bit of the stage, which I was standing by. He was literally, 3 / 4 foot away from me but I just couldn’t see him at all There were 5/6 people in front of me and they were so tall, and we were screaming, and filming, and reaching out for him and he was shaking hands, and he just looked GREAT. He was happy and smiley, and I almost burst into tears. He was SO SO close, but SO far away.
I think then he sang another couple of lines, and then it ended. He got this humungous cheer (AGAIN!) and we were all chanting, and then there was a big announcement saying that the show had finished.
I’m going to be totally honest here and say I WAS disappointed. We never had confirmation that he was going to perform Thriller, and I thought that Chris Brown did it really well, but the fact is, Raymone never denied it point blank, and we were all expecting something a little more. I mean, it was FANTASTIC, but we just KNEW that he was going to get slated by the press. There was no real fancy lights, the kids were just dressed in jeans and t-shirts, he never danced, and he sang 6/7 lines live. But to see him on stage with a mic in his hand was just amazing.
I was disappointed, I saw some fans crying at the end (don’t know whether it was because of excitement, or the fact that some fans were a little disappointed too), but looking back at it now, it was STILL brilliant.
The atmosphere was amazing, he looked great, he got chants and cheers every 5/ 10 minutes, he was just AWESOME. I love him, it was great to be so close to him, I was going mental.
After the party had finished we had a tip-off from some woman on the steps that he was at the Clapham Grand, so me and 5 others spent £40 there in a taxi there and back, only to find that it was BS, and that silly bitch was messing fans about. Gutted. I got a message from Dee, saying that the party had been cancelled (we were wondering why there was no announcement at the show).
Anyway, instead we decided to go to the Helpel Hotel where he was staying, there were quite a few fans there, and bearing it in mind it was past 1 in the morning, they were screaming and chanting and cheering, and when we arrived there we heard this big roar, and we were just like “S**T, here’s you money, QUICK!” to the taxi man and we jumped out and legged it to the hotel. Michael was playing with the curtain, and then I think he waved through his window, but the crowd went quite far away past his windows, so it was hard to tell.
It was coming onto 2am when we left to go back to our hotel, and we were absolutely shattered.
We went back to his hotel again this morning from about 11-1, (missed our train) and didn’t even get a glimpse of him or anything, lol, but the atmosphere was still exciting. We were scared to leave because we knew that if we turned around and went he would walk out or something! Lol. Oh well.
I just, LOVED it. Michael is amazing. It was the first time I had seem him EVER, and it was fantastic. Don’t believe the reports that he can’t sing, he DID, but the notes were HIGH, so he was quieter and the mic wasn’t loud. He wasn’t booed at all, everyone went mad for him, he wasn’t booed outside either, everyone was just too excited.
And to all the fans I met, you were GREAT. Thanks so much for making it special. Becky and Jacinta (finally!) and Dave and Dee you were sooooooo lovely. It was great to finally meet you two, you were awesome.
I’m absolutely shattered, but it was so worth it.
Thanks guys, and last but not least, thank YOU Michael Jackson, for being so wonderful. We love you."
WMA=O HARABABURA TOTALA
La WMA a fost chiar si o cearta intensa in culise:Paris Hilton a cerut ca ea sa il premieze pe Michael in locul lui Beyonce.Din acest motiv a durat atat de mult pana Mike a aparut pe scena.
Echipa lui a anuntat un promo pe ecrane.Nu s-a intamplat.De asemenea premiul trebuia inmanat lui Michael la mijlocul scenei.Nu s-a intamplat.Securitatea a decis ca nu pot garanta pentru siguranta lui Mike.
Organizatia i-a anuntat pe fani ca Michael va canta Thrller.Mike nu a fost de acord sa cante decat We are the world impreuna cu ceilalti artisti prezenti la gala.Dar organizatorii au blocat accesul pe scena si ceilalti nu au mai putut intra.Foarte inteligent...
Michael nu a fost deloc multumit ca biletele pentru fani au fost atat de scumpe.El a cerut bilete gratuite.Dar cand au sosit fanii au fost alungati-li s-a spus ca lista cu castigatorii biletelor gratuite a fost pierduta.
Michael a vrut sa defileze pe covorul rosu.Dar securitatea a fost o varza...
Totusi Michael si-a respectat contractul promovand diferite firme si produsele lor.
Michael a vrut sa mearga la cumparaturi la Hamleys, Disney Store sau Harrods.Nu i s-a permis.Organizatorii au aflat despre calatoriile lui cand el era deja in magazine.
Printul Albert nu a mai vrut sa aiba de a face cu acest eveniment si se gandeste sa isi creeze alta gala.
Si de ce a mers marti la Guiness Book?Ca un oarecare?Trebuie sa fie facuta o conferinta de presa unde sa fie prezenta si media si fanii si in care sa ii fie inmanate trofeele.
Michael a picat intr-o capcana si R.Bain si de fapt toata echipa sunt primii care trebuie invinuiti!
Spotlight on Jackson at World Music Awards
By Cesar G. Soriano, Special to USA TODAY
Reportaj MTV cu organizatoare WMA
"World Music Awards founder Melissa Corken has spoken out in defence of MJ's 'performance' at the bash last Wednesday night.
Talking to MTV UK News, she said, "Let's get this straight, Michael was coming to collect an award, not perform. He doesn't have a record ready.
"The press picked up on a rumour that he was going to sing 'Thriller'. He was NEVER going to perform 'Thriller'. It was always going to be Chris Brown performing as a tribute"
She continued, "Michael was a little overwhelmed by (the press stories). He said I can't do 'Thriller' because I haven't done it for ten years.
"He wasn't quite ready to perform but he wanted to do something more than just accept his award so he decided to sing some of 'We Are The World'. He was courageous enough to do that."
And while most of the British tabs bigged up how many boos he got, Melissa told us the overall vibe of the show was overwhelmingly positive.
"He's played two times at the WMAs already but this time was even more explosive - I've never felt energy like that before. It was just wonderful. Over 10,000 people from all across the world came to see him.
"I love Michael, everyone assumes he's a diva but he's not - he demands nothing. He's just a really nice simple man. I went to see him and his beautiful children chilling in their hotel room."
And despite all the stick he also got for his appearance, Melissa told us that up close MJ looks fine. "He has beautiful skin and nice hair. He was looking good.""
Surpriza:CBS anunta relansarea faimoasei case de discuri CBS Records.Cu ajutorul celor doua parti,Columbia si Epic,CBS a un urias al industriei muzicale pana cand a fost cumparat de Sony in 1988.Unele dintre cele mai bine vandute albume ale tuturor timpurilor-Michael jackson-Thriller sau The Eagles-Greatest hits,au fost opera celor de la CBS.
NEVERLAND-UL NU ESTE DE VANZARE
Raymone Bain a dat acet comunicat de presa:
"Domnul Jackson NU vinde ferma sa Neverland.Am tot repetat acest lucru,dar multi in loc sa-l creada pe Michael se bazeaza pe o gramada de surse nefondate."
MICHAEL VREA SA SE FACA DREPTATE=>proces cu fosta firma de contabilitate
COMUNICAT DIN PARTEA LUI MICHAEL JACKSON PRIVIND MOARTEA DL. JAMES BROWN
"I am extremely shocked and saddened by the death of my mentor and friend, James Brown. Words cannot adequately express the love and respect that I will always have for Mr. Brown. There has not been, and will never be another like him. He is irreplaceable.
I send my love and heartfelt condolences to his family.
Pregatirile sunt gata la The James Brown Arena din Augusta, Georgia pentru inmormantarea lui James Brown de sambata.Deasemenea a fost confirmata participarea cantaretului pop Michael Jackson,alaturi de alte figuri de marca din industria muzicala sau din politica americana.
Orice artist de rap, hip-hop, house, soul, R&B, rock sau pop pe care il apreciem azi a fost cu siguranta influentat de James Brown.Brown a fost constient pana in ultimul moment iar la un moment dat a spus:''I'm going away tonight", a marturisit prietenul sau Charles Bobbit,care atat langa cantaret pana in ultimul moment."Nu am vrut sa il cred ", a mai declarat acesta.
Michael Jackson a venit pentru prima data in USA dupa ce a fost achitat de toate acuzatiile in 2005. Acesta a participat la inmormantarea lui James Brown care a avut loc in orasul sau natal Augusta, Georgia.
Jackson l-a laudat pe James Brown si a declarat ca acesta l-a influentat enorm.
"Cand l-am vazut dansand am fost vrajit",a spus Jackson sambata.
"Nu am vazut pe nimeni care sa-l poata egala pe scena ca "performer" si am stiut atunci,pe loc, ca asta este viata pe care mi-o doresc."
Jackson a adugat ca in copilarie mama lui il chema la televizor de fiecare data cand canta James Brown."James Brown imi vei lipsi foarte mult.Tin la tine atat de mult.Multumesc pentru tot ce mi-ai oferit", a incheiat Michael.