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2Oct
2013
3

AEG Michael Jackson Trial Verdict Is In! AEG Live Not Liable!

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The Michael Jackson AEG trial verdict is in and AEG LIve has been ruled NOT liable for the wrongful death lawsuit of Michael Jackson.

Thoughts?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Where was the woman with the doves?

16Aug
2013
8

Listen Now To The Michael Jackson & Justin Bieber Track “Slave 2 The Rhythm”

Justin Bieber & Michael Jackson Photo: Hollywood-Treatment.Com

A track that Michael Jackson recorded before his passing in 2009, has leaked online with Justin Bieber added.. The track is entitled "Slave 2 The Rhythm" and no one is talking on how it got leaked.

It has been updated since it's recording making the beat a little bit faster.

To listen to the MJ & Bieber track, click here!!!

25Jun
2013
5

Has It Really Been 4 Years Since Michael Jackson Passed?

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4 years ago today, I posted the photo above with the story of Michael Jackson's passing. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to write.

I was able to confirm very quickly his death with different sources than TMZ...but CNN taking forever to confirm his passing. The comments section went nuts. Some calling me a liar til the L.A. Times confirmed our sources. Trust me, to this day, I wish I was wrong.

For the full article and photo tribute, click here....

5Jun
2013
6

Report: Michael Jackson’s Daughter Paris Rushed To Hospital; Possible Suicide Attempt

Paris Jackson Photo: AceShowBiz.com

Not digging reporting this. At all. Paris Jackson was rushed to the hospital early this morning in what is being reported as a suicide attempt.

Update: Katherine Jackson's attorney is telling media outlets that "Paris is physically fine and is getting medical attention."

Update: The suicide attempt may have been made because the family was denying her to be able to see Marilyn Manson in concert this Thursday.

Update: Paris has tried attempting suicide before but this attempt was far more serious.-Jackson source to TMZ

Update: Debbie Rowe has confirmed the suicide attempt with ETONLINE.COM

The news comes from TMZ, who has contacts within the Jackson family.

In the 911 call it was reported as an overdose and that there was cutting on her on her wrist or wrists.

TMZ is also sourcing cryptic tweets last night but I really don't feel quoting the Beatles is a cryptic tweet, do you Harvey?

 

We will keep you updated on this story as it progresses.

The only thing we have right now is the Jackson contact is telling TMZ she is OK.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Speechless......Get well Paris.

4Jun
2013
1

The Legend Maceo Parker Talks James Brown, Michael Jackson, & More In New Interview With Smiley & West!

 Maceo Parker Photo: Chris Huxley

Maceo Parker did an interview with Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West and talked about James Brown, what James calling him out meant and other stories.

He shared stories on finding recording studios for James and how "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" came to be.

Maceo also talks about the first and only time he met Michael Jackson.

They also talked about the future of funk and Maceo's answer is interesting. It is obvious that FUNK is going nowhere and it is where the party is.

Maceo's new project is called "98% Funky Stuff" and U should check it out!

To listen to the FULL interview with Maceo, click on the continue reading button below!

3Feb
2013
0

Chris Tucker Talks Michael Jackson; “I Couldn’t Wait To Hang Out With Him”

Michael Jackson & Chris Tucker  Photo: GettyImages.com

Chris Tucker was on Ellen where he discussed his new movie "Silver Linings Playbook" and also took time to talk about his friend Michael Jackson. He shared experiences about going with him to the movies and MJ having to put on disguises to go.

He even shared a time where they were already out and he wanted to go to the mall and he just put on a Spider-Man mask and attempted to be unrecognized. This is a person who truly knew him. He needed more people like Tucker around him for sure.

Here is some behind the scenes footage of Michael and Chris filming the video to "You Rock My World".....-DocFB

Diagnosis: Surround yourself with the young, legal, & real friends whose success does not cling to yours....

5Jan
2013
16

Looking Back On Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” 30 Years Later

30 years ago this week, on January 2nd, 1983, "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was released. It became one of the biggest singles of that year and an instant classic.

It is hard to believe that producer Quincy Jones "hated" this song so much that it almost didn't make it onto the "Thriller" album, along with a slew of Grammy wins the next year. It is rumored the song had to be mixed 91 times before we heard the version on the album. The song is rumored to be inspired by groupies that Michael and his brothers would run into on the road.

"Billie Jean" was also released shortly after as a music video. The format was fairly new and it was in MTV's early days where video and music actually ruled......as long as you were a white artist. John Cougar Mellencamp and David Bowie on live interviews on MTV brought up the fact of MTV not playing music videos by black artists but MTV stood with the stance that they are giving "Middle America" what they want, and according to MTV, it was not videos by black artists.

Walter Yetnikoff, the president of Michael's record label, CBS, serviced the video to MTV. MTV refused to play the music video, if you can believe that. Yetnikoff was about to go public with MTV's racism towards black artists and black music videos.

"I said to MTV, 'I'm pulling everything we have off the air, all our product. I’m not going to give you any more videos. And I'm going to go public and fucking tell them about the fact you don't want to play music by a black guy.'"-Yetnikoff 1982

MTV relented and added Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" along with Prince's "Little Red Corvette" to heavy rotation. Here it was. Finally. Black on our TV...and it was beautiful.

The music video for "Billie Jean" was different than any video that MTV played at the time. There was a high production value to it. Here was Michael in a bow-tie and rocking a tux jacket over his shoulder. Michael was being followed by a paparazzo while strolling through a neighborhood, all while the the sidewalk lit up with each step he took on it. "Billie Jean" was the music video that started Michael putting more into each video that came after like "Beat It" and "Thriller". Without "Billie Jean" and it's major MTV success, those videos are, quite simply, nothing.

"Billie Jean" was a song that was born to have a music video and the video 30 years later stands the test of time. The song however, had an even more powerful effect on the prominence of Michael Jackson to come for years. All because of one amazing performance.

The 25th Anniversary of Motown was upon us and Michael was given a spotlight moment and he made the most of it...and then some. The debut of a new dance move that Jackson coined the "Moonwalk" was performed that night. Michael performed to a background track of the song but his performance showed intensity by Michael. The black sequin suit with the one sequin white glove. For weeks, people were wondering what happened to the other glove. If he wore both, no one questions it. Wear one and it causes a weird fashion buzz.

It is quite interesting when you look back on MTV's stance of not wanting to play Jackson's "Billie Jean" because he was a black artist. Some may say, Michael Jackson made MTV. Over the years, his videos would debut on the network and with major hoopla surrounding it. Was MTV still feeling shameful for what they used to stand for or was it knowing that Michael Jackson video's were good for business?

We live in a world where Psy has the most watched YouTube video ever with "Gangnam Style" sitting at over a billion views while "Billie Jean" has just under 80 million and the Motown 25 performance under 50 million. Quite sad. Is it worse that artists like Michael Jackson and Prince had to fight to be on MTV 30 years ago so now rappers can be on the channel pouring Ciroc on girls butts instead of doing something creative with the video format?

"Billie Jean" was a landmark song and video that really catapulted Michael Jackson into super stardom. The song is still as fresh as it was 30 years ago and the video has aged very well. You can still play this song at the club and get a good response to it and see the white guy try to pull out a few MJ moves.....but still not be able to clap on the 2 n 4.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Don't Go Around Breakin' Young Girls Hearts.....

29Nov
2012
1

“A Different Kind Of Christmas” Album Features Original Member Of Parliament Funkadelic!

A new holiday album is due out entitled "A Different Kind Of Christmas" and features 2 songs, "Snow Bunny" and "Holiday Wavy" from Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame member and an original member of Parliament Funkadelic, Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey.

Brailey, an OG member of Parliament Funkadelic, or P-Funk for those in the know wrote one of the band's biggest hits "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) with the R&RHOF stated as one of the songs that "shaped rock & roll" and VH-1 listed them as one of the top 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time.

"A Different Kind Of Christmas" also features four songs from the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Buffalo Stille aka B. Stille of Nappy Roots. He’s the youngest member of the chart-topping group and "often considered the best MC" says Rolling Stone Magazine. He has been featured in The Source Magazine for having the prestige hip hop quotable — kicked one of the critically-acclaimed performances and fan favorite verses on the single “Down ‘N Out” featuring Anthony Hamilton.

Other artists included on this album are Michael Jackson's niece, Tanay Jackson, the daughter of Tito Jackson from The Jackson 5, Thulani Jeffries and Oral Brennan of UFO, Pam Behan aka "The Kardashian Nanny", Grandmaster Roc Raida, Smoove Gotti, Da Product, J. Bill$, 1st Blood, Zara Phillips, Ty Healy, Echo, Lea Marie, Stilmatic, Kevin “DJ Dev” Grisham, Big A LTA, Michael Barber, Staxx N Waxx, Nasim, Vahagni and Bondz of Bigfoot & Bondz. “A Different Kind Of Christmas” is Executive Produced by Jonathan Hay who is known as the person who broke Rihanna - one of the most famous celebrities in the world and already one of the biggest selling artists in music history. For more information go to www.differentkindofchristmas.com-DocFB

14Aug
2012
0

Flashback Jam Of The Moment “You Rock My World” (13 Minute Extended Version) By Michael Jackson!


Our Flashback Jam Of The Moment is "You Rock My World" Extended Version by Michael Jackson and featuring Chris Tucker along with the late, great Marlon Brando with a video directed by Paul Hunter.

This is still the cut. From Chris dropping MJ titles from "The Girl Is Mine" to "Beat It" to "Dangerous" was comic gold. Perhaps it will show Justin Bieber how to use actors in future videos.

I was driving in Hollywood the other night trying to escape the heat and I had to turn this up when it came on, full with head bobs and "Shamons" in effect. Kind of like Michael getting down to "Ignition" by R.Kelly.

On that note, you also know we never pass a chance to show MJ getting on down to "Ignition" by R.Kelly while chilling with Brett Rattner.-DocFB