"The Jacksons - An American Dream" On TV

The Hungarian "TV2" television channel will show "The Jacksons - An American Dream" movie on January 13-14, 2008 (in two parts).

Updates In Syl Johnson Case

A status hearing / telephone conference held on 12/30/08 before the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen Judge.

If the parties can not agree on a settlement, the parties are to file with the Court a joint detailed discovery plan, with a courtesy copy to Chambers.

Next hearing: 2/17/09


Some Tidbits

Some tidbits:

- The 2SeasRecords.com website has been removed following the settlement between Michael Jackson and the Bahrain Prince.

- The "Miss Cast Away And The Island Girls" movie will be shown on several TV channels around the globe (Hungarian RTL - December 31, 2008 8:50pm).


"Thriller" Re-Release

Legacy Recordings will re-release Michael Jackson's original "Thriller" album next January (12th in USA).


Updates On New Michael Jackson Releases

As it's been reported on many websites, Michael Jackson will release new official figures through his "Triumph International Inc." (the products are licensed by "Ecbizz Japan Co. Ltd." from "MJ Marketing (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.") together with "Hot Toys Japan Co. Inc.".

Three different types will be available for the public:

- January 20, 2009: CosBaby - Michael Jackson Thriller Student figure
The figure will be available in the Japanese HMV stores only in a limited number edition (for sale in Hong-Kong and Japan only).


- January 20, 2009: CosBaby - Michael Jackson figures
Jackson and Hot Toys will release 7 figures, six of them known prior to the order and one surprise (for sale in Hong-Kong and Japan only).


- February 20, 2008: MIcon - Billie Jean figure
This new "larger then life" release can be changed on 38 points!


Michael Jackson's Licensing Issues

Updates to my December 6th, 2008 post regarding Michael Jackson's licensing business issues:

- Jackson's original licence owner company "Triumph International Inc." (TI) has been suspended for sure both in California and Delaware. However in the very same year someone registered "Triumph International LLC" in Delaware. It's still unclear if the second company does belong to Jackson.

- It seems that "TI" is still the sole licence owner of Jackson's merchandising rights worldwide, however "TI" sold these rights in Europe to "MJ Licensing LLC" (MJL) until June 2012. Jackson most probably has a 75% stake in MJL.

- Jackson has established "MJ Marketing (Asia-Pacific) PTE LTD" (MJM) through "TI" back in 2002. The company is still active and handles Jackson's merchandising businesses in Asia ("MJ Japan", the Japanese clothing line, the new Thriller figures all does belong to "MJM").

- I have reported about another merchandising company of Jackson's called "Michael Jackson Mystery Holding Ltd". The Hong-Kong based company once responsible for the "Mystery" drink has been suspended this August.

- "MJ Company LLC" is still a mystery for many reasons. The company is still active in California, and was responsible for Jackson's touring plans after the "HIStory" era.

There is still a lot to do with Jackson's merchandising businesses. It seems that the star and his people has to negoiate with third parties to resolve these matters.

Schaffel Case Closed

A dismissal order has been filed in the Schaffel vs. Jackson case on December 23, 2008.

One more case has gone.


Legal Updates

Updates to my November 27th, 2008 post:

Billie Jean Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
Updates: No next court hearing yet.

Ola Ray vs. Michael Joe Jackson, Optimum Productions Inc.,
Updates: The case has been dismissed on 12/03/08! The Judge ordered that the Plaintiff did not show the cause of the case.

Sylvester Johnson vs. Michael Joe Jackson, Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, etc
Updates: Johnson demands for $75.000 from Jackson saying that the King of Pop used his 70s hit without a prior consent from the copyright owner. MiJac Music has been already dismissed in the case (04/01/08). Next hearing on 12/30/08

Roberto Hernandez vs. Michael Joe Jackson, Muhammad Basheer, Jackson International LLC
Updates: No updates.

Ayscough & Marrar vs. Michael Joe Jackson, MJJ Productions Inc., Fire Mountain Services LLC
Updates: The case has been closed, however Jackson's filed his briefs. Next hearing on 02/19/09

Marc F. Schaffel vs. Michael Joe Jackson, Fire Mountain Services LLC, MJJ Productions Inc.
Updates: The case has been closed, however Jackson's filed his briefs. Next hearing on 12/22/08

Jackson is involved in several other copyright infrigment cases (through MiJac Music or Sony/ATV Music Publishing) as Plaintiff. Still NO serious cases from two left out.


Rare Michael Jackson Photo

Michael Jackson and Bob Hope.

Official Michael Jackson Websites

Below you may see an overview of Michael Jackson's official websites available:

http://www.michaeljackson.com - Owned and operated by Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Local Michael Jackson websites owned and operated by Sony BMG Music Entertainment:
http://www.michaeljackson.co.uk (unavailable at the moment)

Social networking pages operated by Sony BMG Music Entertainment:

"King of Pop" project's local websites owned and operated by Sony BMG Music Entertainment:

http://www.mjvisionary.com - Official website for "Visionary - The Video Singles"

http://epicrecords.com/EpicCenter/mjj - Official website for "MJJ Music"

http://www.sonyatv.com - Jackson and Sony's joint venture

http://www.mjjapan.com - License owner of Jackson merchandises in Asia
http://www.wakita-inc.co.jp/mj.html - Official Jackson clothes
http://kingofpop.jp - Official Jackson online contents
http://www.coraboruta.co.jp/plan/?p=ml_b - Official Jackson mobilephone

Upcoming Michael Jackson Releases

I just did a full research for new Michael Jackson releases (no re-releases), but did not find more then this two below:

Title: King of Pop - French Edition
Format: 2 CD / 3 CD
Release Date: December 16, 2008.
Region: International
Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Title: The Collection of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson
Format: Box Set (6 books)
Release Date: December 12, 2008.
Region: International
Label: Julien's Auctions

Most probably we will have surprises next year just in 2008. Remember the "Thriller 25" album, the new singles and the "King of Pop" project. These releases generated huge media and public attention, incredible sales for Jackson fully supported by his fans, the music lowers and his previous record labels.


New Official Thriller T-Shirt

'MJ Licensing LLC' officially licensed this Thriller T-shirt with the song's lyrics on the back.

This item has been released on November 28, 2008.

Michael Jackson's Business Issues

Michael Jackson's people did not only resolve his legal issues, but rebuilded his financial empire as well.

Below you may see an overview of Jackson's known business entities:


Name: MJJ Legacy LLC
Profile: Management (Newly established, exact profile still unknown, accounting firm: Holthouse, Carlin & Van Trigt LLP, legal firm: Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP)
Established: 9-22-2008
Status: Active

Name: MJJ Productions LLC and Inc.
Profile: Management (Old company, re-activated for copyright reasons)
Established: Re-activated on 07-31-2008 (10-30-1979)
Status: Active

Name: Michael Jackson Co. LLC
Profile: Management (Established in the "Raymone Bain era", it's future is still unknown)
Established: 06-13-2006
Status: Active


Name: MJJ Kingdom LLC
Profile: Music production (Newly established, exact profile still unknown, headed by Peter M. Lopez from Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy Edel & Klein LLP, legal firm: Robin C. Gilden from Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen LLP)
Established: 08-08-2008
Status: Active

Name: MJJ Music Inc. (Joint venture with Sony)
Profile: Music label
Established: 17-09-1997
Status: Active

Name: MJJ Records LLC
Profile: Music label
Established: 08-15-1997
Status: Cancelled on 04-26-2002


Name: MJJ Ventures Inc.
Profile: Video production (Old company, re-activated for copyright reasons)
Established: 2-26-1991
Status: Active


Name: MJ Licensing LLC
Profile: Licensing
Established: 10-10-2003 (Re-activated on 04-18-2007)
Status: Active

Name: Triumph International Inc.
Profile: Licensing
Established: 07-19-1982
Status: Cancelled on 03-01-2003


Name: MiJac Music Inc. (under Waner-Tamerlane Publishing)
Profile: Publishing
Established: 1979
Status: Active

Name: Sony ATV Music Publishing LLC
Profile: Publishing
Established: 11-02-1995
Status: Active

Name: MJ ATV Publishing Trust (Jackson's 50% stake in Sony ATV Music Publishing LLC)
Profile: Publishing
Established: 02-09-1999
Status: Active

Name: MJ Publishing LLC (Jackson's 100% stake in Mijac Music Inc.)
Profile: Publishing
Established: 11-30-1998
Status: Inactive

Name: New Horizon Trust
Profile: Publishing
Established: 02-10-2006
Status: Active

Name: New Horizon Trust II.
Profile: Publishing
Established: 11-09-2007
Status: Active

Name: New Horizon Trust III.
Profile: Publishing
Established: 11-13-2007
Status: Active

Name: Sony MJ Music Publishing LLC
Profile: Publishing
Established: 11-02-1995
Status: Active

Name: MJ Sony Music Trust
Profile: Publishing
Established: 1995
Status: Cancelled on 05-31-2006


Name: Sycamore Valley Ranch Company LLC
Profile: Properties
Established: 07-15-2008
Status: Active


Michael Jackson's Legal Issues

After Michael Jackson settled his legal issues with Prince Abdullah, I can CONFIRM that the King of Pop has NO MORE major ongoing court cases!

Two cases out of the five left are already dismissed, but Jackson's lawyer filed his briefs. One case had no updates in the past one year, the two others are harmless.

Michael Jackson is a wealthy and famous person, and will be the target of such cases as other celebrities are. But Jackson's recent court cases are far from dangerous, especially if we compare them to previous years.

Below you may see an overview of Jackson's ongoing court cases:

Plaintiff: Ola Ray
Defendant: Michael Joe Jackson, Optimum Productions Inc., Marshall Gelfand, John Branca
Filing date: 14/04/2008
Last hearing on 10/02/2008
Case type: Alleged breach of contract.

Plaintiff: Marc F. Schaffel
Defendant: Michael Joe Jackson, Fire Mountain Services LLC, MJJ Productions Inc.
Filing date: 11/16/2004
Status: Already dismissed, but Michael's lawyer filed his brief, next hearing on 12/22/2008
Case type: Alleged breach of contract.

Plaintiff: Ayscough & Marrar
Defendant: Michael Joe Jackson, MJJ Productions Inc., Fire Mountain Services LLC
Filing date: 02/21/2006
Status: Already dismissed, but Michael's lawyer filed his brief, next hearing on 12/10/2008
Case type: Alleged unpaid bills.

Plaintiff: Sylvester Johnson
Defendant: Michael Joe Jackson, Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, etc
Filing date: n/a
Next hearing: n/a
Case type: Alleged copyright infrigment.

Plaintiff: Roberto Hernandez
Defendant: Michael Joe Jackson, Muhammad Basheer, Jackson International LLC
Filing date: 08/22/2007
Next hearing: Nothing happened since 08/27/2007
Case type: Alleged assault and battery.


Jackson Repaid Another Loan

Despite his recent legal issues with the Bahrain Prince, Michael Jackson just repaid a $2.5 million loan to City National Bank (CA).

Jackson took the money in 1993 right after the first allegations. The two parties agreed to enter into a copyright and mortage security agreement.

Since Jackson just repaid the loan the agreement has been terminated, and the titles of 1503 songs from the MiJac catalouge been transferred back to the star.

New Official Megaposter?

This item has been released several days ago in the UK:

"This amazing, and extremely noble poster (almost 1 meter high!) is pure pop majesty! It features the biggest selling albums in music history, and probably the best pop music albums ever - everybody knows Michael Jackson and his music, and this is the poster to accompany the 50th birthday of Michael Jackson and the ultimate restrospective of a remarkable career and music history. Great quality, glossy, a must have!! A true eye-catcher!"


Al-Khalifa v Jackson Case Still Active

The next hearing in the Al-Khalifa v Jackson case will be held on November 17, 2008.


Rare The Jacksons Footage

Rare footage from this year's BMI Music Awards about The Jacksons:


Helen-Harris Scott's Case Closed Down

According to the official court papers, Helen-Harris Scott's case has been closed down last week.

No more information is available at the moment.


New King Of Pop Website

Read more about the Polish King of Pop album on their new official website:

As well you may check out the new Swedish TV AD for the album:


Michael Jackson Receiving $25.000

A Las Vegas judge ordered to release the trust bond both for Michael ($25.000) and Janet ($500) Jackson this week.

As well the Jacksons received their remaining properties.

Michael Jackson in "Numéro Tokyo"

"Numéro Tokyo" magazine will celebrate it's 20th anniversary next month. The special issue will pay tribute to Michael Jackson as well for his 50th birthday.

In other news:
It's been announced that the Janapese "King of Pop" album has been sold in more then 50.000 copies!

Michael Jackson In BMR Again

Michael Jackson will appear in the November issue of the famous Japanese music magazine "BMR". Above you may see the related pages:


Prince Abdullah Case Update

Recent updates about the Bahrain case:

David Waldron was recently instructed to defend Michael Jackson in this significant case brought by a member of the Bahrain royal family.


New Official Michael Jackson Calendar for 2009

New Official Michael Jackson Calendar for 2009:


Another New Jackson Company

Michael Jackson just established another company. This new entity has been registered in Nevada under the "MJJ Legacy LLC" name.

Katherine Jackson is in the company as well. Based on the other Jackson company structures, it seems that MJJL will more likely handle the pop legend's business and financial affairs.


New Dangerous Box Set

Sony BMG will release a new Michael Jackson box set this September. The brand new release will contain the original Dangerous album plus the "Dangerous - The Short Films" DVD.


More Japanese Merchandises

More surprises for the Japanase fans: offivial T-shirt, accessories, badges, etc.


Neverland Updates On The Way

There are some recent updates around Neverland Valley Ranch related to Michael Jackson's $24 million loan.

No further details are known yet.


First Michael Jackson Phone Pictures

The new Michael Jackson phones has been finally revealed! Above you may see the first pictures.

The device is available in Japan only.

New Michael Jackson Company

Michael Jackson has established a new entity this August called MJJ Kingdom LLC.

This new company is related to his musical activities.

No further information is available at the moment.

New Michael Jackson Christmas Box Set

Another exclusive information:

A new Michael Jackson "Christmas Box Set" will be released this October accross Europe!

More information to come soon...


Ola Ray sued Michael Jackson


In a pro se claim in Sacramento Federal Court, Ola Ray claims Michael Jackson, Optimum Productions and others owe her money for appearing as Jackson's girlfriend in the video for "Thriller."

Other defendants are: John G. Branca and Marshall Gelfan.

Ray once lost her case against Jackson.

The Lost Jackson Tapes and Proposed Family Tour

You read it here first:

Back in late 2007 Jane W. Moscowitz, in her capacity as court-appointed Receiver of Universal Express, Inc. filed a request on a New York court to get possession of the Jackson master tapes.

Later the court ordered Richard Altomare to turn over the tapes to the receiver. In the meantime Michael Jackson's legal counsel informed the reciver that such titles may be protected by copyright law. The tapes are stored in Miami. By clicking on the link below you may get a full list of the Lost Jackson Tapes:

As a surprising move once Altomare tried to sell or promote the Jackson master tapes as a part of a Jackson Family tour! In a letter dated on July 12, 2007 Altomare explained the profit split he proposed from the promotion of the master tapes as follows:
50% to Universal Express
25% to Kingdom Entertainment
25% to Jackson Family

(Kingdom Entertainment was Jackson's former partnership with the richest man in the world)

In case if the Jackson Family tour goes live Don King would receive his "consulting fees" (10% of Universal's part). Altomare's wild dreams about releasing ringtones and having Michael Jackson as his spokesperson can be read in the following document:

Hope that you all have a better understanding now about the "planned Jackson tours" and other rumors.


King of Pop - The Thailand Edition

Sony BMG Thailand devoted a full page AD on their website for Michael Jackson's upcoming tribute album:


Local fans may vote here:


Universal Express Case Closed

Judge Elizabeth Gonzales decided to close down the Universal Express case this Wednesday.

Gonzales ruled on the last hearing that Universal has to delivery 25 lots to Michael, and 35 lots to Janet Jackson of their own personal items.

However the ownership on the rest of the collection is still disputed. Universal purchased the Jackson memorabilia from Vintage Associates LLC. Universal failed to pay the full amount of $3.850.000 but only paid $150.000 to Vintage. Because of this failure Vintage claims that title to the collection did not pass to Universal.

In the meantime two other entities, Winter International Investment and Overtoun Holdings, also claim ownership of the collection. Vintage sued them in New Jersey. It is not known at this time whether those parties will continue to assert a claim to the collection.

Michael and Janet Jackson sued Universal in Las Vegas right before the action went on. The matter has been settled, and the court ordered Universal to send back some of the personal items to the Jackson siblings. Later Universal violated this order. Gonzales ordered them to pay fees of opposing counsel, but those fees were never paid.

Universal agreed to return certain items to Janet and Michael Jackson. However Vintage has intervened in that litigation, claiming that it is the owner of the goods. Luckily this part of the case has been already closed this Wednesday.

What about the rest of the memorabilia? All the items are in the possession of the receiver of Universal (the company is in liquidation). The items are stored in Las Vegas and New York.

It has been confirmed that certain master tape recordings of the Jackson family are in the receiver's possession as well, and in insured storage in Miami.


New Official Website

Ecbizz Japan Co. is an authorized agent for Michael Jackson in the Asian region. However it's unclear if they still own the rights for selling Jackson related goods.

Ecbizz launched a new official Michael Jackson website this month: http://kingofpop.jp

The website offers photo and video downloads as well mobile contents.


Helen-Harris Scott Is Back

Here You can read about the updates in the case: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/nonpub/B200107.PDF (as well about Jackson's mysterious whereabouts)


The Essential Michael Jackson - Limited Edition 3.0

Above you can see the cover of a new Michael Jackson compilation CD released on August 26, 2008.


Mister Lonely DVD

Mister Lonely DVD will be released in Australia on July 16 and also in the UK on July 28.

Above you can see the proposed cover designs.


Updated Official German Website

Michael Jackson's official German website has been update in the honor of the pop star's 50th birthday:



Michael Jackson Visited London?

Several unconfirmed sources say that Michael Jackson visited London last week.

According to a London court website there was a hearing on July 11 in the Al-Khalifa vs. Jackson case (aka. 2 Seas Records agreement). It was a pre-trial hearing without the jury's appearance.

The case is based on the allegation that Michael Jackson backed out on a promise to record a cover version of an Elvis Priestly record (unnamed). They are suing for $5 million in damages plus the cost of full accommodation and hospitality for himself and his three children for 12 months.

A London Heathrow staff member spotted Jackson at the weekend flying back to LA (uncomfirmed).


Official Dismissal Court Papers

Transitional Investors was the one who requested the dismissal.


One More Case Settled!

Michael Jackson's lawyers settled another court case today with Transitional Investors LLC.

Transitional sued Jackson exactly one year ago because of alleged unpaid fees.

The details are not known as yet of now.

Now Jackson has only ONE court case left.


"Triumph - Expanded Edition" Tracklist

Below you can see the tracklist of the new "Triumph - Expanded Edition" release with all the bonus tracks:
  • 1. Can You Fell It
  • 2. Lovely One
  • 3. Your Ways
  • 4. Everybody
  • 5. This Place Hotel [aka Heartbreak Hotel]
  • 6. Time Waits For No One
  • 7. Walk Right Now
  • 8. Give It Up
  • 9. Wondering Who
  • 10. This Place Hotel [aka Heartbreak Hotel/single version/bonus track]
  • 11. Walk Right Now [John Luongo disco mix/bonus track]
  • 12. Walk Right Now [John Luongo instrumental mix/bonus track]


King of Pop In Hungary!

The new "King Of Pop" CD will be released in Hungary on August 29, 2008.

You can place your votes here:

Jackson AD:


Thriller Casino?

It's been widely rumored that Michael Jackson will open his own "Thriller" themed casino in Las Vegas.

What I can confirm is that Jackson teamed up with "Plainfield Gaming Inc.' this February. Plainfield is a subsidary of an investment company with business interests in several well known casinos.

However it's not clear if this collaboration is about another loan or a new venture.


More King of Pop

The "King of Pop" will be released in Sweden, and will be available in Germany and UK as well:




More About The 'King Of Pop' Release

The new "King Of Pop" double CD release has been moved to September 2, 2008.

Above you can see the official poster "50th Anniversary Launch Party" in Australia.

The ticket price will include the CD package and an extra Jackson ringtone.

The show will feature one of the best Australian Jackson imitators, who'll surprise the fans with a 10 piece live dance performance!


German "Friends" Are Back

It's been revealed that an unnamed team in Germany still tries to interfere with Michael Jackson business interests.

This is the very same team behind the new "Thriller 25" book, that they claimed to be an official release written by Michael Jackson himself. However neither Mr. Jackson's spokesperson and his music manager knows nothing about this book.

This team promised us with an official press release from Sony or Mr. Jackson's management, that never happened. They clearly misled the fans and the buyers.

They have registered the thriller25.com domain name as well, however the site has been shut down recently.

More to come soon...

Official Thriller Costumes Out Now!

This Michael Jackson costume has been approved by Sony BMG Music Entertainment for the promition of the "Thriller 25" album.

Updates About The Unreleased Michael Jackson Tapes

Richard Altomare, the former president of Universal Express threated Michael Jackson several months ago with taking him on court and "giving the boy a lesson". Now Jackson prepares for his next studio album, and Altomare is busy with keeping his ass out of jail.

Altomare turned out to be a professional scammer who tried to get posession over some unreleased Jackson tapes. Below you can read the latest updates about these tapes:

"Altomare initially insisted in writing that he, not Universal Express, owned the master tapes of the Jackson recordings, and did not turn over those tapes to the Receiver until ordered to
do so by this Court. (See Order of Jan. 11, 2008.) In any event, the cost of the litigation over the
memorabilia, in addition to the cost of the memorabilia’s maintenance and preservation, will
likely turn out to be more of a liability than an asset for Universal Express."


King Of Pop In Spain and Germany?

It is not 100% confirmed, but most likely Germany and Spain will follow Australia very soon and start to promote their own "King Of Pop" tribute CD.

The local Sony managements have had to submit their promotional ideas to the Sony HQ as late as Friday.


Kitson Shops vs. Michael Jackson Clothing Line

According to some media outlets, Michael Jackson's new clothing line will be sold in the Kitson Shops.

That's what I've been told by a Kitson representative:
"We do not have any information regarding Michael Jackson's supposed clothing line. At this time we are not carrying it."


Michael Jackson Movie In More Countries

"Man In The Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story" movie will be aired in the following countries soon: United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Benelux and Middle East and Russian feeds.

Look out for the movie on your local Hallmark channel!


Michael Jackson Shop In Las Vegas?

It's been widely reported in the media that Michael Jackson will team up with designer Christian Audigier to open a shop in Las Vegas's "Treasure Island".

What we can confirm is that Audigier will open his nightclub on July 4, 2008 kincking off TI's Tangerie nightclub.

More information about the launch party: http://www.purelv.com/newclub

The nightclub will include a clothing shop as well.

However Jackson's contribution has not been confirmed by anyone.

Another Case Will Be Settled Soon

One of the last 2 court cases Michael Jackson is involnved with will be settled very soon.

Both parties agreed to involve a mediator in the "Transitional Investors vs. Michael Jackson" case. The counsels expressed on May 6, 2008 that they would settle the case before it goes on trial this September.

Will the media report about this? No.


L. Londell McMillan Still Works For Michael Jackson

Despite to recent rumors, L. Londell McMillan still works for Michael Jackson as his managing lawyer.

McMillan appeared in a TV show today where he met with Linda Kiraly a young Hungarian singer.

McMillan: "Hello Linda, it's nice to meet you again!"
Linda: "Nice to meet you too!"
McMillan: "Sorry for being late, I've had a 1.5 hour long phone conversation with the biggest star on the world."
Linda: "Hmm... was that Prince... or Michael Jackson?"
McMillan: "That was the King of Pop himself."

Video for download: [tomorrow]

Picture with McMillan on the left.

Jackson's New Trademark Registration

Michael Jackson registered the "Thriller 25" logos as trademarks at the end of May.

The applicant / owner is Jackson himself.

The attorney representing him is L. Londell McMillan. This news dispels previous rumors about McMillan's departure from the Jackson team.


New Michael Jackson Tribute CD From Sony!

You read it first here:

Sony BMG Music Entertainment will release a new Michael Jackson CD this August (presumably on the 26th).

The tracklist will differ in every country where it will be released.

The company plans to work closely with the fans on the content of this new release.

This way Sony BMG would pay a tribute to Mr. Jackson on his 50th birthday.


New Michael Jackson Releases from Japan

Strange new Michael Jackson releases from the far Japan:

1-2. picture: The Classic Voice of Michael Jackson (released in 2007 by Universal Music)

3-4. picture: Michael Jackson in the Mix (released in 2007)

4-5. picture: Michael Jackson Mixes Behind the Door (released in 2008)

6-7. picutre: Thriller 25 with different tracklist (released in 2008)


New 'Beat It' Japanese Promo CD

Below You can see a new "Beat It' Japanese Promo CD cover:


Michael Jackson On The Big Screen!

Sony BMG Entertainment Hungary just announced that as a part of the "Thriller 25" promotion, they'll have a screening on April 29, 2008 in one of the best Hungarian cinemas.

They'll introduce the 1992 Bucharest concert to the big screen!

Below You can see the promo poster.

Tidbits: Michael Jackson Mystery Holdings Limited

You may wonder what "Michael Jackson Mystery Holdings Limited" is about, but the company still exists in Hong-Kong.

The company has been established back in 1997 by Dieter Wiesner and Karl Neubacher.

However it's last known representative retired on November 16, 2004.

The Michael Jackson Scholarship

Michael Jackson established a scholarship on United Negro College Fund back in 1988.

However we did't hear that much about this, the scholarship still exists!

Below You can see an application that the students should send to UNCF in order to participate in the program.

UNCF held it's last "Michael Jackson Scholarship Party" on June, 2007.


Another Settled Case!

Michael Jackson settled another court case, of of his last ones!

On April 14, 2008 Berstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman and Sloan asked for a dismissal on the case they brought againts Jackson back in 2006.

Jackson's lawyer did so in the counter suit case.

With this surprising move Jackson has left with a very handful of court cases!


New Uri Geller Interview

New Uri Geller Interview

Uri Geller recently gave an interview to a Hungarian radio station in which he talked about Michael Jackson as well.

Uri revealed that his friendship with Jackson is over.

"I don't wanna talk about it..."- said Uri.

He insisted that the breakup with Jackson started out when the pop star did several outrageous anti-semite statements. However Uri admitted that he can not be sure if Michael really said anything like this.

Uri furthermore discussed his participation on the "Invincible" album, and about the famous hypnosis story. He was very positive and supportive towards Jackson.

"Michael said to me under hypnosis, that he paid the kids because he could not take the pressure anymore. He is innocent, I'm 100% sure of it!"- said Uri.

"I've made a big mistake! I introduced him to Martin Bashir. He was the one who produced that documentary about Michael, that was the core of all of his problems."- however in Uri's opinion Jackson did a mistake as well.

"I feel like that he is still very angry at me."


Michael In Bossa

A recent CD release from Universal Japan.

"The music of Michael Jackson like you've never heard it before -- served up in a gentle bossa nova mode that's miles from Motown and from his bigger hits of the 80s! The tunes here are plenty darn familiar, but the versions are all quite fresh -- contemporary bossa takes on the older sounds of Jackson -- done by a handful of like-minded artists who give the album a very unified feel. Material was originally recorded by the Albatroz label in Brazil -- and although the singers vary a bit from track to track, its our guess that instrumentation is by a core jazzy combo on all the numbers. Titles include "Beat It" and "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" by Chris Delano, "Human Nature" and "Rock With You" by Marcela Mangabeira, "Billie Jean" by Barbara Mendes, "The Lady In My Life" by Dudu Braga, "Thriller" by Lulu Joppert, "Man In The Mirror" by Paulinho Loureiro, and "I Can't Help It" by Deco Fiori."

Here You can hear snipets from the CD:

Court News

Court News

"Nona Jackson" just filed for a joinder in the already settled Deborah Rowe vs. Michael Jackson case.
There are no further details about Nona's recent action.

Dieter Wiesner's lawyer filed for an appeal on April 4, 2008.
The has been settled this February under the settlement agreement. No other details are known.


New Song For The Vegas Show?

An interesting tidbit: back on March 26, 2007 someone registered a new song under the name of "Into The Light" in the US Copyright Office.

The description says: "This treatment is written to be presented for show production number in "Michael Jackson Las Vegas Show"."

The claimant was Jerald Vincent.


Aphrodite Jones's "Conspiracy" Goes To France!

Aphrodite Jones's "Conspiracy" book will be released in French language.

The book, called "Complot Contre Michael Jackson" will be out on May 3, 2008.


Week 6 Sales Of "Thriller 25"

Below You can read the summary of week 6 sales of "Thriller 25":

INDIA: #1 (1) once again with 12K shipped: PLATINUM
COLOMBIA: #1 (1) again this week with 4.2K shipped
AUSTRALIA: #2 (3) UP THIS WEEK with 70K shipped: PLATINUM
MEXICO: #2 (2) again this week with 50K shipped: GOLD
BRAZIL: #2 (4) with 23K shipped
THAILAND: #3 (1) with 2.1K shipped
ARGENTINA: #4 (3) with 3.2K shipped
JAPAN: #5 (3) with 84K shipped
CANADA: #5 (2) with 66K shipped: GOLD
SPAIN: #5 (4) this week with 42K shipped: GOLD
NORWAY: #5 (5) with 28K shipped: GOLD (on the way to Platinum)
GREECE: #5 (3) with 2.5K shipped
HONG KONG: #6 with 9.2K shipped: GOLD
HUNGARY: #6 (7) UP THIS WEEK with 1.4K shipped
BELGIUM: #8 (2) with 21K shipped: PLATINUM
DENMARK: #8 (5) with 14.5K shipped (on the way to Gold)
CHILE: #9 (12) with 2K shipped
FRANCE: #10 (6) with 202K shipped: PLATINUM
SWEDEN: #10 (5) with 20K shipped: GOLD
US: #11 (6) (still #1 on Catalog Chart 6 weeks in a row!) with 635K shipped: GOLD
CZECH REPUBLIC: #11 (11) with 2K shipped
SWITZERLAND: #12 (7) with 21K shipped: GOLD
PORTUGAL: #13 (7) with 7.3K shipped
UK: #14 (7) with 200K shipped: GOLD
TURKEY: #15 (8) with 1K shipped
HOLLAND: #18 (8) with 22K shipped
NEW ZEALAND: #20 (9) with 6.8K shipped
IRELAND: #21 (10) with 10.5K shipped: GOLD
ITALY: #23 (11) with 40K shipped: GOLD
POLAND: #23 (18) with 10.3K shipped: PLATINUM
FINLAND: #23 (25) with 3K shipped
GERMANY: #29 (19) with 63K shipped
AUSTRIA: #40 (25) with 9K shipped (on the way to Gold)

European Billboard chart: #6 (2) this week

Almost 1.7 MILLION ALBUMS has been shipped as yet of now!

Michael Jackson Calendars For 2009

MichaelJackson.hu reported first about a proposed new Michael Jackson calendar for 2009.

The "Thriller" themed calendar will be released by ML Publishing in August.

"I know MLP has listed a 2009 Michael Jackson Calendar, but that does not mean our company will release it. We are always listing many calendars via MLP and our labels, but only a handful see a release in the end. At the moment that calendar is not on our production list." - said Gary McAllister, the Product Manager of MLP.

Now it has come to our attention that
Blossom Rock Publishing will release another Jackson calendar this September. No other details emerged about this release as yet of now.

Two New Michael Jackson DVD Releases

Sony BMG Muisc Entertainment recently re-released two old Michael Jackson DVDs as a part of their new "Visual Milestones" series.

Above You can find the never before seen HQ cover images.


Transitional Investors Case

I just received the following statement from Transitional Investors regarding their ongoing case against Michael Jackson:

"Our case has nothing to do with either his musical talents and merit, nor anything related to any prior assertions of pedophilia. Stuart Shelly"

The case will go on trial this September.