June 7th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
Millions know the song, have seen the video and even memorized the moves of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and now the highest bidder can own the jacket Jackson wore in what’s touted as “the most famous music video of all time.”
Beverly Hills auction house Julien’s Auctions calls the red and black calf leather jacket with winged shoulders one of the most recognizable and famous garments of the 20th century, an item that “sparked a 1980s fashion craze like none other.”
“It is truly the most iconic piece of pop culture history,” Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, tells CNN. “You see the jacket and you know what it [is] immediately and who it belonged to.”
February 15th, 2011
12:37 PM ET
In an explosive new interview with the March issue of GQ, Billy Ray Cyrus finally speaks out about troubled daughter Miley, saying the TV series "Hannah Montana" destroyed his family and expressing concern that the teen could go down the path of Kurt Cobain, Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.
“I’m scared for her,” Cyrus says of Miley, with whom he has had little contact since her bong-smoking video surfaced in December. “She’s got a lot of people around her that’s putting her in a great deal of danger. I know she’s 18, but I still feel like as her daddy I’d like to try to help. Take care of her just a little bit, to at least get her out of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm. Stop the insanity just for a minute. When you go through what she’s been through, it takes a beating on you.”
Though Miley has practically made a career out of making headlines — posing in a bedsheet for Vanity Fair, wearing skimpy outfits, pole-dancing on stage and drinking beer at a nightclub in Spain — her father has always taken the blame, mostly because he was told to.
December 31st, 2010
04:56 PM ET
After public outcry and a fan petition, the Discovery Network has decided to indefinitely postpone a planned documentary on singer Michael Jackson's autopsy.
A statement released by Discovery Networks International said: "Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael Jackson's estate, the scheduled broadcast of the medical documentary related to Michael Jackson's official autopsy has been postponed indefinitely."
"Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson," was set to air in the U.K. on January 13. Discovery earlier confirmed to CNN that there were no plans to air the special – which would have featured re-nactment of the autopsy of the musical legend – in the U.S.
December 14th, 2010
10:37 AM ET
Michael Jackson fans are fuming over an upcoming Discovery Channel special that features a re-enactment of the late King of Pop's autopsy. Now, they've launched an online petition to try to stop the documentary from airing.
"Based on the autopsy’s report and court documents, the film will show a reproduction of the body of the star in every detail," the petition says of "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson," set to air in the U.K. on January 13.
The group is urging fans of Jackson – who died of a drug overdose at age 50 in 2009 - to voice their complaints to the Discovery Channel, claiming that "[t]he documentary aims to follow a doctor who will dissect the body and reveal the true reasons for his death by spreading rumors about his addiction or his skin condition."
December 9th, 2010
04:31 PM ET
The spirit of Michael Jackson lives on in the just-released music video for his song "Hold My Hand."
The video, which premiered today on MichaelJackson.com, VEVO.com, and YouTube.com, opens with a crowd of people standing outside a building and proclaiming, "I love you, Michael." As they release balloons into the sky, a child can be heard saying, "Come back."
Footage of Jackson performing on stage is woven with images of children dancing joyfully along with shots of rapper Akon, who also appears on the track.
November 8th, 2010
04:42 PM ET
More than a year after his passing, Michael Jackson’s parents and children appeared on Monday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” sharing personal memories of the late pop star.
During the pre-taped program, Katherine Jackson spoke on topics ranging from her son’s childhood to what she describes as the worst day of her life, his death on June 25, 2009.
In August, 2009, it was determined that Jackson died from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic Propofol. Mrs. Jackson told Winfrey that she spoke to her son only once about drugs, which he denied using.
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