Showing posts with label MICHAEL JACKSON. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MICHAEL JACKSON. Show all posts

Friday, March 24, 2017


Suzanne Somers

“Suzanne Somers' Palm Springs Compound”

Actress Suzanne Somers and her TV-host husband, Alan Hamel, have created an earthy, and at the same time, glamorous estate which is now on the market at $35 million. Modeled after L’oustau De Baumaniere in Provence, France, the compound is on 73 acres and set into the side of a craggy mountainside in Palm Springs. There are five buildings with 8,826 square feet of living space designed in the 1920s by Albert Frey. Included are an outdoor amphitheater, meditation garden, dance floor, pool, spa, hiking trails and natural waterfall. Much of the home’s furnishings collected by Suzanne and Alan in their world travels are included in the sale. Scott Lyle of Teles Properties is the listing agent.

“Created Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago”

Lemon Hill

In Palm Beach, architect Marion Sims Wyeth designed fabulous mansions including President Trump’s Southern White House, Mar-a-Lago, which he originally designed for heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post in the 1920s. Carefully constructed using old-world crafters, many of his homes are more important today than they were when originally built. He also designed the Florida Governor’s Mansion and Shangri La - Doris Duke’s home in Hawaii.

One of Wyeth’s homes, Lemon Hill, has just come on the market. Built in 1939 and tucked away on 2.24 private tropical acres at the end of a canal leading into the Florida Intracoastal Waterway, the two-story main house at 6,206 square feet has four bedrooms, six baths, large formal rooms with high ceilings and fireplaces, a cypress-paneled library that opens to the pool terrace and a large kitchen and breakfast room to service a large family or for entertaining. Between the main house, guest house, pool house and maid’s quarters, there are a total of seven bedrooms and twelve baths. A private dock has the capacity to house a large yacht and is a perfect spot to watch the sunset over the water. Co-listing agents are Keith Neff and Quisqueya Neff of Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Michael Jackson's Neverland Is a Bargain”

Michael Jackson's Neverland

It might not be a bargain but Michael Jackson’s Neverland, sans Michael’s menagerie of animals and carnival rides, is now much more affordable. First put on the market in 2015 with an asking price of $100 million, it has been relisted at $67 million for its 2,700 acres, lakeside mansion, sports courts, guest houses and famous floral clock.

Designed in 1982 by Robert Altevers, the main house at 12,000 square feet has rooms of large scale containing formal rooms, fireplaces, a comfortable but commercially functioning eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors from an 18th-century French villa, six bedrooms including a master suite complex on two levels with fireplace in sitting room, two large baths and cedar walk-in closets, one with a hidden safe room. There is a four-bedroom guesthouse, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a free-form swimming pool, large covered barbecue area, basketball court, tennis court, 50-seat movie theater with private balcony and stage, and a four-acre lake with waterfall. The new listing agent is Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews International.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014


Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson is proud to announce The 5th Annual Michael Jackson “King of Pop” Tribute Festival of the Arts. This celebration will take place in Gary, Indiana on August 28th, 29th and 30th 2014 at 2300 Jackson St; the birth home of Michael Jackson, the festival village will encompass the entire Roosevelt high school campus.

This year’s tribute festival is different from previous years. The theme is “Art for Life” and we will be showcasing undiscovered talent; in a celebration of the Jackson 5 breakout success from their humble beginnings in Gary.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Michael Joseph Jackson Jr.

Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson

Billy Bush

Smokey Robinson

Quincy Jones

Justin Bieber

Jackie Jackson

Prince Michael Jackson II

The Jackson Family With Justin Bieber

The Los Angeles Premiere of 'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour' held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California, brought out the whole family along with Smokey Robinson, Justin Bieber, Billy Bush and Quincy Jones.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


My Friend Michael

The trial is over but the story continues. The new book from Frank Cascio, one of Michael Jackson’s closest friends and confidantes for over twenty-five years, reveals a never-before-seen look at the life of Michael Jackson in My Friend Michael, which was released November 15th, 2011. Since meeting Michael Jackson in 1984 at the peak of his career, Frank observed firsthand the greatest entertainer the world had ever seen. Frank also saw Michael through some of his most chaotic moments, and in their time together inadvertently became the ultimate Michael Jackson insider. Until now, he had largely remained silent about his experience. The book offers a compelling new side to the King of Pop—a human story lost to the media, a man both incredibly normal and remarkably vulnerable. Filled with personal anecdotes and once-private moments, the book is a treasure-trove of Jackson lore that celebrates the celebrity, the man, and the friend.

“This book is about Michael Jackson the man. The mentor who taught me how to make a “mind map.” The friend who loved to feed candy to animals. The prankster who donned a disguise and pretended to be a wheelchair-bound priest. The humanitarian who tried to be as great and generous in his private life as he was in public. The human being. I want Michael to be seen as I saw him, to be understood with all the silly, loving, challenging, imperfect beauty that I loved.” — Frank Cascio

My Friend Michael provides an inspiring look at the Michael Jackson Frank Cascio knew. Exclusive photos and memories fill the pages, and no stone is left unturned. The book delves into topics including:

· Michael’s prescription drug use

· Child molestation allegations

· The real Michael

· Michael on tour and in the studio

· Marriages and children

My Friend Michael is available from Barnes & Noble and in hardcover for $25.99.

About Frank Cascio: Frank Cascio is an entrepreneur with expertise ranging from business finance to music entertainment. His friendship with Michael Jackson began when he was five, and at the age of eighteen, he was hired by Mr. Jackson to be his personal assistant, eventually being promoted to his personal manager. He was a producer of The Michael Jackson Interview: Footage You Were Never Meant to See, as well as creative director and co-producer for Michael Jackson Private Home Movies which aired on Fox. He has worked in New York City for the last six years and splits his time between there, California, Germany and Italy.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Holly Madison

Tito Jackson And Jackie Jackson

Berry Gordy And John Landis

Blanket Jackson Along with Paris Jackson,
Prince Michael Jackson And Friends

Blanket Jackson along with Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson and friends, partied with Holly Madison on the red carpet at the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL Cirque Du Soleil Las Vegas Premiere at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photos By: Scott Harrison / Retna Ltd.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Corey Feldman

Eddie Griffin

Carlo Riley

Eddie Jones

Pinky Swear

Joshua Van Vell


April Sunn

Randy Jackson's Sons And Daughters

Tatianna Thompson

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Majestic Magnificent

Kristen Valen

Declin Joyce

Marshall Thompson

Mickey Rooney With Wife

Mickey Rooney along with Marshall Thompson, Corey Feldman, April Sunn, Janay, Tatianna Thompson, Majestic Magnificent, Kristen Valen and other celebrities attended the Forever Michael Tribute at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. It's hard to believe, but it's been a year since Michael Jacksons death.

Photos By: RD / Kenney / Retna Digital

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Taylor is speaking out at Michael Jackson's former dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein for alleging her late friend was secretly gay.Klein opened up about Jackson's alleged romance with his office manager Jason Pfeiffer, calling his employee the love of the late pop star's life in a television interview last month.The skin doctor was then subjected to a mountain of criticism for betraying his late patients trust as Jackson family members and friends of the King of Pop scrambled to refute the claims, while angry fans have bombarded the couple with death threats. Taylor is now blasting Klein, a doctor she once shared with Jackson, for coming forward with the wild claims. The Hollywood legend ranted on her page, she wrote: "Dr. Arnie Klein declared on May 2 that he did not betray Michael Jackson by saying publicly that he had a homosexual relationship with someone in 'Arnie's' office. It seems he supplies not only women (Debbie Rowe), but men too ... how convenient." Just what we want in our doctors. And then to say he did not betray Michael's confidence. No wonder he has death threats. ... I thought doctors, like priests took an oath of confidentiality. May God have mercy on his soul." Debbie Rowe, a former assistant to Klein, is Jackson's ex-wife and the mother of his two eldest children, Paris and Prince Michael.
Photos By: Sara De Boer/Walter McBride/Retna

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Joe Jackson

Michael Jackson's dad Joe has filed a lawsuit against the administrators of his late son's estate, and is alleging Michael's will is a forgery. Joe recently launched a bid for a share of his sons fortune, after he was excluded from the list of beneficiaries. Jackson has now filed legal papers calling for estate executors John Branca and John McClain to be disqualified, alleging they hid a mistake in the singer's 2002 will from the courts. The estate was recently hit by accusations of a possible forgery in the document, which was signed and dated "July 7th, 2002 at 5:00 pm, Los Angeles," after photos emerged of Jackson in New York on the day he reportedly put pen to paper in California. Lawyers for Branca and McClain subsequently insisted the will witnesses have confirmed Jackson himself signed the paperwork. But Joe Jackson is not convinced at all. His attorney, Brian Oxman, tells CNN, "The executors have an obligation to tell the court the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But for four months they've been silent as to where this will was signed. They are concealing this from the court and you cannot do that." The petition lists 11 grounds on which Jackson believes why the couple should be dismissed as executors, accusing Branca of several conflicts of interest concerning his involvement in the estate. But Branca and McClain are hitting back at Jackson's legal challenge. Their lawyer, Howard Weitzman, tells, "These claims filed by Joe Jackson are so outrageous that they don't deserve any response. John Branca and John McClain, who were designated by Michael Jackson in his will as executors of his estate, will continue carrying out Michael's wishes for the benefit of his mother, his children and charities."
Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

Monday, November 02, 2009


Joe Jackson

Michael Jackson is worth more dead than alive, according to his grieving father Joe. Michael died in June and has rocketed into the top five of Forbes magazine's new annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list and even his dad is amazed with the money his son is making from beyond the grave. He tells the hit television show "Extra," "He's worth more dead than when he was alive, but I'd rather have him alive." And Joe is hitting back at claims he has acted inappropriately since his son's death, by choosing to promote a new record label at a press conference immediately after the tragedy and stepping out with escorts in Las Vegas. Joe Jackson is insisting he's still mourning the death of the King of Pop, and often cries in private. He adds, "I get emotional when I'm off to myself and I start thinking about things that we went through. No one will ever see me (cry), though."
Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

Thursday, October 29, 2009




Mark Bego

Judging by the hordes of people waiting in line for over six hours in Tucson to get the first glimpse of Michael Jackson's posthumous big screen concert film debut, he has achieved a lifelong dream, and now has a hit movie to his credit. "This Is It," with its international two-weeks-only big screen run, has accomplished what "The Wiz" failed to do three decades ago. As the world's first non-concert concert film, "This Is It" also accomplishes--as a rehearsal documentary--what many big budget rock & roll do not. With the universal impression of "What a great concert experience would have made," viewing "The King of Pop" take his Cracker Jack cast and crew through grueling sound checks and repetitive run-through's, makes for the musical movie event of the year, if not the decade, or of all time. Although it is bittersweet to watch, knowing the Jackson is no longer with us, what this film does do is to bring us a very alive, and a very focused thriller of a portrayal. At one point in the film, Jackson looks at the camera and says, "I want to bring love back in the world." In his hour and a half final film, he does just that. Celebrity "comebacks" are tricky business. Elvis Presley died a bloated, drugged out mess. Judy Garland walked through her final concerts in the '60s in a daze. And Whitney Houston has struggled with a now-ruined voice to attempt her own. What makes "This Is It" so special, is that it shows a thin but animated Michael Jackson at the top of his game. His voice is still there, his image is intact, and he is seen as a strong and in-shape 50-year-old. He does not look like he is in the final weeks of his life at all. Cobbled together from several rehearsals, musical numbers are accomplished with split screens and lots of "jump cutting" of film of Jacko in "street clothes." Well, for Michael, street clothes include a silver lame jacket and bright orange jeans, so he manages to deliver the flash that we have come to know him for. It is as if the past 16 years of tabloid headlines are being eclipsed by his sheer talent and musical magic. Highlights from "This Is It" include the filming of a new 3-D interpretation of "Thriller," pyrotechnics run-through's, and a "green screen" filming of "Smooth Criminal" that finds Michael catching Rita Hayworth's strip-tease flung glove from the '40s film "Gilda," and being chased by machine-gun wielding Humphrey Bogart. Michael Jackson spent his career longing to be a classic film star, and now in death, his goal has ironically been realized.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Paul Anka

Music legend Paul Anka will earn half the profits from Michael Jackson's first posthumous single This Is It, after the King of Pop’s estate conceded he co-wrote the song. Anka spoke out against Sony’s decision to use the song, which he co-wrote with Jackson back in 1983, following the track’s midnight release on Monday. This Is It is a rehash of Anka’s song I Never Heard, and the late star’s administrators quickly confirmed it is part owned by the crooner. A representative for the estate said, "We acknowledge that Michael and Paul wrote this song together." According to the New York Daily News, Jackson’s administrators approached Anka’s lawyers to offer him 50 per cent of the single’s revenue after he threatened the estate with legal action.
Photo By: RD/Dziekan/Retna

Monday, October 12, 2009


Click Above To View

Here it is. The preview to Michael Jackson's new song, 'This Is It'. It may just be me, but I find it very boring, But I thought the instruments are really great. Looks like everyone will keep on milking the poor estate of Michael Jackson. They even have a trailer for the new movie. Sad!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Pop star Michael Jackson's former friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, fears the hitmaker lost the will to live after realizing he couldn’t help the world’s children. The life coach and spiritual advisor was Jackson’s companion for many years until they had a falling out in 2002, and now he’s speaking out about his feelings for the pop superstar in his first television interview since his former friend died in June. Boteach, who called Jackson’s death "an American tragedy" in a statement released just after the star passed, insists his friend had "a death wish". In a Dateline television special, which will air tonight, the Rabbi airs taped conversations between him and Jackson for the first time and speaks candidly about his dead friend. He says, "I think he was just going through the motions of life towards the end, and medicating away almost any kind of human response."

Friday, September 04, 2009





Michael Jackson Gold Casket

Elizabeth Taylor

Macaulay Culkin With Mila Kunis

Chris Tucker

Quincy Jones

La Toya Jackson

Berry Gordy With Suzanne De Passe

Katherine Jackson And Joe Jackson

Tito Jackson With Jermaine Jackson, Jackie Jackson And Randy Jackson

Michael Jackson Burial

Hollywood stars Macaulay Culkin along with Elizabeth Taylor, Lisa Marie Presley and many other friends and family attended Michael Jackson's burial as he was finally laid to rest in a private ceremony in California. This finally happened Ten weeks after his death. Jackson passed away at his Holmby Hills home on June 25th. The star a week later was remembered with a family funeral and a star-studded public memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. It has been more than two months for the Thriller singers body to be buried following a reported disagreement among his family over a suitable burial ground. The Jackson family eventually decided to inter the singer at the Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park last night.The beloved star’s family and friends came together one more time to pay their last respects. Jackson’s family, including his mother Katherine and father Joe, his siblings, and his three children Prince Michael, Paris, and Prince Michael II, also known as Blanket, were driven to the memorial park in a fleet of Rolls Royce limousines, arriving over an hour late for the 7pm start. Jackson's close friends including Macaulay Culkin and his girlfriend Mila Kunis, actor Chris Tucker, and Elizabeth Taylor attended the outdoor ceremony, which saw around 200 guests seated on white chairs on the lawns outside the crypt and signing a book of condolence for the fallen singer. Taylor was left devastated by her close friend’s death and refused to attend his public memorial service because she didn’t want to be part of the "hoopla," but agreed to attend the private ceremony yesterday. Jackson’s ex-wife Presley also turned out for her late former husband. Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight were both reportedly asked to sing at the tribute, ahead of Jackson’s $30,000 gold casket being lowered into a concrete burial pit close to stars including Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and his idol Walt Disney. Security was very tight at the service, with police setting up a wide perimeter around the park to stop fans getting anywhere near the closed ceremony. Helicopters with thermal imaging devices also circled overhead to detect any unwanted intruders. Two fans reportedly attempted to gatecrash the event in the hours leading up to the service, but they were swiftly apprehended by security guards and then removed by police, according to Sky News.
Pool Photo: Retna Ltd