Pepsi and Michael Jackson estate will launch a a new campaign that will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s hit album ‘Bad’. Billboard reports that the campaign will include a series of remixes by the likes of Diplo, Scrillex and A-Trak which can be accessed through a special Pepsi can promotion.
Paris Jackson has questioned the authenticity of her late father’s vocals on the King of Pop’s posthumous album “Michael”.
The video was supposedly taken from an online video chat with Paris and several friends in 2010, before the disc was released.
Jackson died in June 2009. During the chat, Paris allegedly played one of the songs from the disc, the Akon-produced “Hold My Hand,” when one of her friends asked the 13-year-old if it was really her father.
“It’s not him … the whole album isn’t even him!! Go online … go on YouTube and look up Jason Malachi. That’s him,” Paris Jackson says, according to TMZ. “I should know if it’s him or not because he would sing to me all the time.”
Michael Jackson’s private doctor was found guilty today of killing the King of Pop.
Dr Conrad Murray faces up to four years behind bars after a jury in Los Angeles convicted him of involuntary manslaughter after just ten hours of deliberations over two days.
The defence painted him as a caring cardiologist battling against the odds to help his celebrity patient from self-destructing.
But after six weeks of evidence, the seven men and five women jurors agreed on one crucial factor – that Murray was responsible for Jackson’s death.
Michael Jackson could still be alive if his doctor Conrad Murray hadn’t been grossly negligent in providing the basic standards of care to the King of Pop on the day he died, a court heart today.
Cardiologist Dr Alon Steinberg listed six ‘extreme deviations’ in Conrad Murray’s treatment that had a direct impact on the 50-year-old ‘Thriller’ star’s death.
‘If these deviations didn’t happen, Mr Jackson could have been alive,’ Dr Steinberg told jurors at Los Angeles Superior Court.
Steinberg told the court that Murray:
* Should not have used Propofol, a powerful hospital anaesthetic, to treat Jackson’s chronic insomnia.
* Should not have given Jackson Propofol in a home without the proper equipment, medical personnel or back-up.
* Did not make sufficient preparations in case of an emergency.
* Botched Jackson’s care after his breathing stopped, ‘inexcusably’ giving CPR with one hand on a bed. He should have tried to get air into Jackson’s lungs after the star stopped breathing rather than try jump-start his heart which was still beating and should have used two hands for CPR on a hard surface, said the doctor.
* Took much too long to call 911 after Jackson stopped breathing, especially since it only took paramedics four minutes to reach the scene of the emergency.
An audio recording was made by Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, on his iPhone using an iTalk application and prosecutors claim it was taped while the star was under the influence of the hospital anaesthetic Propofol.
‘Elvis didn’t do it. Beatles didn’t do it. We have to be phenomenal. When people leave the show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, “I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life”,’ he said.
He said he wanted his fans to hail him as ‘the greatest entertainer in the world.’ he added.
Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard has appeared in court to testify on day three of the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial.
Alberto Alvarez recalled seeing a saline bag containing a 125ml bottle of what appeared to be the powerful drug propofol in the moments leading up to Jackson’s death.
“I recall that while I was detaching [the saline bag] from the IV stand, the bag was at my eye level so I was able to notice that there was a bottle inside the bag,” he told the court.
“I was able to notice at the bottom of the bag what appeared to me like a milky white substance.” He then confirmed that the item inside the bag was a propofol bottle.
Alvarez, who was the first person to discover Jackson unconscious after Murray tried to resuscitate him, claimed that Murray told him to put vials of medicine in a bag before calling 911. Alvarez said that he trusted Murray’s actions as he was a doctor.
Check out a recording & an image of MJ’s dead body Dr Conrad Murray saved on his iPhone … the audio recording shows MJ highly under the influence with Dr Murray sitting there.
It shows Murray knew Michael’s state and what he was doing to the singer. The audio along with a picture of Michael Jackson lying dead in a hospital bed were part of the opening statement prosecutors made at the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.
Dr Murray pleads not guilty on involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson
Check out Pepsi’s new advert featuring all the stars who’ve appeared in their adverts including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Ray Charles, Mariah Carey to Kanye West.
The commercial was made as the run up to the start of X Factor USA.
It’s been confirmed that Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, JLS, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, 3T, Craig David, Alien Ant Farm and other members of the Jackson family will perform at the Michael Jackson tribute concert at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff, Oct 8th with more to be announced.
Register for tickets at www.michaelforevertribute.com
Michael Jackson’s family has announced a star-studded tribute concert to be staged in the UK in October, saying it would be a show “fit for a king.”
The show of more than four hours in honor of the self-styled King of Pop will be held on October 8 at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales, and will be broadcast to 30 countries around the world in 2D and 3D, they said.
Names of the artists playing will be announced in London on August 3, said Chris Hunt, chief of Global Live Events, organizer of the concert which will raise money for a number of charities.
Jackson’s mother, who attended a Beverly Hills press conference announcing the concert along with the late singer’s sister La Toya and brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie, said it would be “a show fit for a king.”
“This tribute will be something that is spectacular,” added La Toya Jackson.