This Is It is a concert film documenting what turned out to be the final tour of Michael Jackson's life. It provides an in-depth look into not only the work habits of the famed King of Pop, but the relationships forged between Jackson and the cast and crew. In one sequence, Jackson scolds a piano player for misplaying one of his songs. He states it in a very matter-of-fact manner, but does it so gracefully that viewers can't help being charmed. He does not take it nearly as easy on himself, however. In another part of the film he rehearses with a vigor so relentless that he inspires his backup dancers, men and women not even half his age, to rise to even greater heights previously unthinkable.
Born out of tragic circumstances, this film is a journey into the creative processes that made Jackson such a force in the entertainment world. It serves to give fans and critics alike access to Jackson never thought possible, and to help preserve his legacy for future generations.
Katherine Jackson is finally seeing some order restored to her life. Thursday morning, custody of her late son Michael's three children was returned to her. Additionally, her children have been barred from her residence after almost two weeks of acrimony and harassment.
Amid a legal fight over her son Michael's will, Katherine Jackson has officially been declared a missing person. Her nephew Trent Jackson filed the report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. She was last heard from July 17, when she attended a New Mexico Jackson Brothers concert.
Katherine Jackson was initially reported missing by a family member who claimed her late son Michael's three children hadn't spoken with her in a week. Now, word has come down from other family members that she's in fact resting comfortably at a doctor's insistence. Michael's 14-year-old daughter Paris isn't convinced that means she's safe.
British authorities have charged two individuals who reportedly hacked Sony Music's computer and stolen music allegedly including multiple unreleased Michael Jackson tracks, reports the Yahoo! OMG! via the Associated Press. The actual breach occured last May, according to Sony Music Entertainment representative Liz Young, after which Sony immediately took steps further securing its servers and bring authorities up to speed.
Remember to tread lightly when telling Michaal Jackson's kin that what they say came from the King of Pop himself isn't all it seems. Paris Jackson, Michael's 13-year-old daughter, fired right back Wednesday via Twitter at media claiming that it's an impersonator singing at least one of the late Michael's songs on the posthumous 2010 set simply called Michael, "Hold My Hand."
Dr. Conrad Murray has officially appealed his involuntary manslaughter conviction in Michael Jackson's 2009 death. He will apparently represent himself in challenging his four-year prison term. As of now, Murray is only likely to serve two years of his four year sentence due to jail overcrowding.
A judge Friday denied the late Michael Jackson's former physician Dr. Conrad Murray a release on bail as Murray prepares his appeal of a 2011 involuntary manslaughter conviction, reports Yahoo! blog OMG!. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor deemed Murray a flight risk and said he believed the doctor posed a health risk should he resume practicing medicine. The 59-year-old Murray, who was not present at the hearing, has been in the Los Angeles Jail's solitary confinement awaiting his appeal since his conviction.
On November 7th of this year, a jury ruled that it was the willfully negligent medical care provided by Dr. Conrad Murray that caused Michael Jackson's death. Today the judge in the case, Michael Pastor, who presided over the case, sentenced Murray to four years in jail, the maximum term allowable by law.
Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced this morning to serve four years for manslaughter for his role in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson. In the wake of the ruling, Jackson's brother claims that justice hasn't necessarily been served and Murray is getting an abbreviated prison term for his crime.
Crowds gathered around outside the L.A. County court room where Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter yesterday in the death of Michael Jackson, cheering the verdict and declaring that justice had been done. Of course that's not how Murray and his attorneys see things.