Katherine Jackson is reaching out to all musicians, rappers, and anyone who will perform at an event called MJ Forever, a tribute concert to her late son Michael Jackson. We have a feeling by the end of it, it will be Kris Kross performing with a special appearance by Vanilla Ice.
She has reached out to Kanye West, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, and Usher. So far, the only one to say yes is Cee Lo. Cee Lo agrees to everything though. Just ask how that Rihanna tour worked out with him dropping out due to "previous commitments" at perhaps Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles. What? He is the lady-killer, not the doc killer.
Katherine is offering first class travel arrangements and is wanting each artist to perform 1-2 Michael Jackson songs. The event is to take place October 8th yet tickets have not went on sale yet. They said they are waiting for all the names to be announced for the event.
Most of the Jackson family is against this tribute concert. Us? If we are MJ fans, we are not even booking flights or anything. This event has as good of a chance as monkey's flying out of my butt.
What do you think? Will the event take place and what do you think of the invites being made public?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Is This What MJ Would Have Wanted?
The Jackson family will be there today when Dr. Conrad Murray's trial begins. Who else will be there? Some of the most die hard MJ fans who will be protesting Conrad Murray outside of the court house.
There will be at least 15 Jackson family members there and hundreds of fans as movement started on facebook to go to the courthouse and protest.
We may not be there live but do expect a full report later today.-Dr.FB
Michael Jackson is finally buried. After dying June 25th. Buried 70 days later. That's some bull right there, but now he is buried.
Let's see...a private viewing July 6th, then a memorial service of family and friends July 7th, then going to the public memorial July 7th at the Staple center and then the actual burial last night.
The burial last night was star studded with Elizabeth Taylor, Lisa Marie Presley, Chris Tucker, Macaulay Culkin and his girlfriend Mila Kulas. Performers included we are told Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Aretha Franklin.
Let me say this...I am glad he is buried. Finally. I don't understand the whole 5 limos and the big Italian restaurant in Pasadena after the burial service. I am upset that it took so much time to get him buried. From infighting and other things. I understand time was needed for the autopsy but after that, it should have been taken care of, but it wasn't. Was the family trying to milk Michael maybe thinking the press would not care about them anymore?
Give Jermaine time to try to put together tribute concerts that cost an arm and a leg? Give Latoya enough time to make a video? Give Joe more time to pimp his record label? Janet has been silent during all this but I would not be surprised in time she admits being upset by the way things were handled.
I am happy he is finally buried but upset at the not so classy way it was handled. The Jackson family really is something else.
AEG has just sold over 80 hours of Michael Jackson's This Is It rehearsal footage to SONY. As we told you yesterday, SONY plans to make a movie out of the footage and then release it as a DVD.
We knew the deal would get finished quickly as AEG was doing the deal directly and without any involvement from the Jackson Family.
$60 millon dollars? Guess AEG did make a profit off his death now didn't they?-Dr.FB
It seems that the "This Is It" rehearsal footage of Michael Jackson may just get released. The reason? AEG has full say in the matter and the Jackson Family has none.
AEG claims to have over 80 hours of rehearsal footage, which has Sony offering about $50 million to release it. Also, they would release it in theatres this fall. It would be a movie around the footage.
So this brings us to a poll question; (No, not a stripper pole silly) Would you be interested in it?-Dr.FB
This. Is. Just. Sad.
"He went too soon. I don't know how people are going to take this, but I wish it was me," Jermaine Jackson said.
Upon rushing to the hospital last Thursday: "I wanted to see Michael, and I wanted to see my brother, and see him there lifeless and breathless was very emotional for me, but I held myself together, because I know he's very much alive."
"His spirit is, and that was just a shell, but I kissed him on his forehead and I hugged him, and I touched him and I said, `Michael, I'll never leave you. You'll never leave me.'"
Jermaine is also frustrated that the family cannot bury Michael at Neverland Ranch stating: "He created this. Why wouldn't he be here? I feel his presence."
This interview took place this morning on the Today Show and the transcript was taken by the Associated Press.-Dr.FB
"Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland. Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly."