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Monday, August 31, 2009

Official Michael websites

Don't be duped by sites 'claiming' to be Michael's! Here's a few I have found to be authentic Michael sites.

Official Michael sites:

* Official Michael Jackson (through Sony)
* Official Michael Jackson Fan Club (through Sony-- yes, same site as above)
* Official MySpace
* Official Facebook
* Official YouTube Channel
* Official Merchandise--USA (Through Estate/Bravado w/This is it Concert)
* Official Merchandise--Outside USA
* Michael Jackson Live (previously for concert info- now in memory)
* Official OPUS book site (purchase ONLY through Ticketmaster!)
* Official OPUS informational site with links to Ticketmaster.
Special Note: This book is about $165 at 50% off for pre-orders, which means it will go up to $330 eventually (according to their sites!) BUY IT ONLY FROM TICKETMASTER! They are the ONLY ones authorized to sell it!!

Fan Clubs:

* "MJFC" MJ Fan Club
* King of Pop FC (UK arm of MJFC)
* MJJ Community
* Maximum Jackson

Interesting:

* Official Janet Jackson site
* Billboard Charts - Bio and History of Michael's music
* Wikipedia information on Michael
* MJ's IMDb profile
* Julien's Catalog
* Official Tito Jackson
* Official La Toya Jackson

** Not sure if this one is legit... checking on it but look at it. LOL
Joseph Jackson

NEWS: "This is It" Movie release

In case you missed this last week with Michael birthday celebrations in abundance, here is the latest on the "This is It" movie release. Basically, tickets go on sale Sept 27th and the show opens October 28 for a two-week run only.

Hopefully the day it closes at the theatres, DVDs go on sale... LOL

Here you can read the full official press release.

What do YOU want to know more about?

Is there something you want to know about specifically that you don't see here?

Leave a comment below or send me an email (located in profile) and let's see what other topics are out there.

Thank you for coming by,

Cali MJ Fan

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NEWS: That video is a fake

For anyone out there in blog-land, who even for a second thought the video showing "Michael" getting out of the coroner's van and sneaking away through a back door was real, here is the CNN International report from the company who made the video.

IT IS FAKE.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

TRIBUTE: Brazlian Fan makes video tribute

... and it is a MUST SEE! WOW. Ricardo Walker you did a fantastic job. Ricardo Walker usted hizo un trabajo fantástico

Talent scouts-- GRAB THIS KID UP!



** Everyone please make sure you share this! Here's the YouTube link if you want to rate it. Will try and find his official site, if there is one **

Video credits and contact info (end of video): "Tribute from Brazil to the King of Pop. Dancer: Ricardo Walker. Director: Cesar Raphael. Producer and Manager: Carla Onodera. carlaonodera@lumiart.art.br "

Saturday, August 29, 2009

TRIBUTE: Happy Birthday Michael!



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Events held around the world August 29, 2009

* Story on Mexico City's attempt at Thriller Guinness Record
* UPDATE: Video from Mexico City (12,937 showed up to dance!) 50,000 showed up.
* UPDATE: Video Part I and Part II

* Video summary outside USA
* BBC's report around the world
* Another compilation of around the world events
* BBC's report in pictures
* India's NDTV special report on Michael's bday. (20 minute video below article)
* UPDATE: Rolling Stone's compilation of videos around the world
* UPDATE: Bucharest 3 Flash Mobs, Outdoor Gathering.
* UPDATE: Bucharest Unveiling of Monument, Outdoor Celebration

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Events inside the US

HEY UNITED STATES... Where were we?

AP Report on Spike Lee's Brooklyn Bash (7-10k attended)
* Hawaii will pay tribute Tuesday.
* Gary, IN (still looking for)

Los Angeles Flash Mob

Source

* Palms Casino in Las Vegas dedicates star. Video of event here




* Brooklyn's celebration in video (apologies for advertisement)

FLASHBACK: Fans celebrate Michael's birthday with him

Michael's 45th Birthday (2003)


Source

Friday, August 28, 2009

NEWS: Actual Press Release/Coroner

NEWS DEPARTMENT OF CORONER

County of Los Angeles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (August 28, 2009)

RE: Coroner Case Number 2009-04415 – JACKSON, Michael Joseph

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner completed its investigation into the death of Michael Joseph Jackson, age 50, who died on June 25, 2009.

The cause of death was established as:

• ACUTE PROPOFOL INTOXICATION

• OTHER CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO DEATH: BENZODIAZEPINE EFFECT

The manner of death has been ruled: HOMICIDE

The drugs PROPOFOL and LORAZEPAM were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson’s death. Other drugs detected were: Midazolam, Diazepam, Lidocaine and Ephedrine.

The final Coroner’s report, including the complete toxicology report will remain on Security Hold at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney. In accordance with this request, the Department of Coroner will not comment on its completed investigation.

BREAKING NEWS: California Attorney General starts investigation

Not surprisingly, California Attorney General Jerry Brown has opened an independent investigation into the death of Michael. This, according to this LA Times report, is at the request of LAPD and is focused on a small number of physicians in Michael's circle.

LKL has a web exclusive from Defense Attorney Trent Copeland. Read his thoughts on the potential of prosectution of doctors going forward.

TV This weekend on Michael-- set DVRs

To celebrate Michael's birthday, which is tomorrow, August 29th, some TV networks are hosting specials. Below is what I found. If you know of any others, please put them in comments. THANKS

BET
* Michael Jackson/Life Superstar
* Remember the Time/Michael Jackson (2 part series)
* Michael Jackson: Our Icon (from 2007 photo shoot/Ebony magazine)
* Michael Jackson History/King (1980's interview footage + others/2009)
* Top 10 Things/Michael Jackson (30 min trivia)

E!
* Michael Jackson

TVOne
* Jacksons: The American Dream, a 2 part series.
* Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary (2001)
* Michael Jackson Story

FUSE
* Michael Jackson: Remember (6 hour special)

BREAKING NEWS: Coroner's Report












LAPD's official update on Michael's death investigation.

Link to LKL's post of the official press release from LAPD's Coroner's office.

Here is LA Times report

Below was found on TMZ, HERE

The L.A. County Coroner has just officially announced the cause of Michael Jackson's death -- Acute Propofol intoxication.

The report says "other conditions contributing to death: Benzodiazepine effect." Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs (see below) used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

The manner of death is ruled: "HOMICIDE."

The Coroner did not release the full autopsy report -- just a press notice. It goes on:

The drugs PROPOFOL and LORAZEPAM (Ativan) were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death.

Other drugs detected were: Midazolam (Versed), Diazepam (Valium), Lidocaine (topical anesthetic) and Ephedrine (used to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia).

The final Coroner's report, including the toxicology report, will remain on security, per the LAPD.

BREAKING NEWS: LA Coroner to release cause of death

UPDATE: 11:32am PT. Still nothing to report on the Coroner's press conference. Will post something here as soon as it starts.

Turn on your TVs, check out TMZ or any site that might stream the information live... but stay tuned in the next hour-- (time now is 8:52 am PT).

TMZ' announcement here.

Also in the news is a court hearing to hear Katherine Jackson's safe harbor petition. The petition is to determine whether or not Katherine can object to Team Branca being co-executors without being disinherited.

UPDATE: (Court hearing) The hearing has been postponed to another day. Nothing decided. Anti-climatic... lol

Updates as they happen.

TRIBUTE: Bollywood pays tribute to Michael



Incredible video. Watch the whole thing. Best tribute I've seen so far!

You can download the song from Red Chillies' website. Go to this article, just above the video is the link for downloading the song.

UPDATE: Here is the link to Red Chillies' website directly. You can download the video from that page. Share share share! Looking for YouTube official Page so you can rate and fav.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Los Angeles look east to Boston.

The past few weeks have seen some tragic losses. Iconic losses. As one fascinated with history, it is interesting to reflect on the lives of those we have lost through speeches, videos/film, etc. Something was made prominent while watching CNN AC360 this evening... the thousands of people lining the streets of Boston on the motorcade route for the beloved Senator Ted Kennedy.

This comment is not meant to compare the lives of Michael and Teddy. Both men tried in their own ways to make the world a better place and both had aspects of their lives that were troubled. But this comparison is to look at how the cities, who were selected to host the location for thousands to grieve, handled it.

I did not witness any riots in Boston. I did not witness any police baracades. There were no pro-tem mayors asking the public to donate money being braodcast to the world. There was no one telling people to stay home because they would not be welcomed.

So Los Angeles, maybe you should send a team to Boston and see how they respectfully and gracefully welcomed the mourners who came to pay their last respects.

We should have been able to witness the same for Michael.

NEWS: NO heroin in Michael's Home

Today reports based off information from the June search warrant for Michael's home, statements given by the Jackson family to law enforcement-- there was NO heroin found in his home. Marijuana apparently, but not "tar heroin".

The substance that the Jackson family said was "tar heroin " was tested and found to not be heroin of any type.

Here is the LA Times report.

UPDATE: In case you haven't read the 23 page, July 22, 2009 Houston search warrant, here it is in its entirity. Thank you LA Times.

UPDATE: LA Times report saying the supposed "tar heroin" was actually moldy marijuana!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NEWS: Propofol amounts correct?

This LA Times article calls into question Dr. Murray's claims of administering only 25 mg of Propofol to Michael-- compared to the lethal amounts of the drug recently released from the July warrant served in Houston.

Monday, August 24, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Michael died of lethal amount of Propofol!!












The search warrant used in the July raid of Dr. Murray's Houston facility and storage unit has been released. Dr. Conrad Murray reportedly told the LAPD during his interview that he not only gave Michael Propofol/Diprivan, but several other medications the night before he died, ontop of the Propofol. Read the warrant and detailed information here. Also, reports by Roger can be found here and here. A LA Times report is here

UPDATED: Here is another LA Times report as of about 5:oopm PT.

UPDATED: Here is a new report about the recent raid by the DEA on Mickey Fine's Pharmacy in Beverly Hills and Dr. Klein.

Stay tuned-- this is rolling fast!

Can you say, NOW we know why Dr. Murray released the video last week?

UPDATE: Larry King Live discusses the breaking story on LKL.

Friday, August 21, 2009

FLASHBACK: 1992 Michael and Michael Jordan

NEWS: Memorabilia is a go!

Today's court hearing ended late in the afternoon approving AEG's proposal for the 3-city Michael Jackson memorabilia tour. No cities have yet been announced.


Also of note today:
1. Michael's funeral will now be on Thurs. 3 Sept., still at Forest Lawn Glendale.
2. The movie scheduled for release on 28 Oct, will only be in theatres for 2 weeks. Hopefully each showing around the world will be sold out. Be sure to get your tickets starting 27 Sept. (more news when that is announced).
3. Mickey Fine Pharmacy, Beverly Hills, was raided today by the DEA. Prescription records were taken and from all accounts, they were present for over 4 hours.

Special thanks to Showbiz411 for his excellent scoops and TMZ for their fantastic Live reports-- both in office and in the field.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

INTERVIEW: CNN's Larry King with Dr. Klein's attorneys



Placed on 8/20/09 as date of interview.

INTERVIEW: David Nordahl, artist


Some of the pieces commissioned of David Nordahl are reconizable. How can they not be with Michael in them. Here is an incredibly interesting article on the artist and his friendship with Michael.


This painting is called The Triptych. Read about the meaning here.
Will try to find other links with his art online and post them here. If you have any, feel free to put them in comments.

NEWS: Movie tickets on sale Sept 27, movie opens Oct 28.

The movie his fans are waiting for will arrive 2 days earlier than reported. Tickets go on sale 27 Sept.

Now, when will the CD and DVD be available? We're ready to order!

Keep Michael's Numbers Ones--- Number #1

Country singer George Straight has bumped Michael's Number Ones from the #1 position for the first time on the Comprehensive Album Chart, after six consecutive weeks since his death.

PLEASE consider buying it again. Number Ones is currently the #2 album for 2009. It could be #1 seller if we spread the word-- yet another reason to keep an extra copy or two on hand.

For Michael.

NEWS: AEG Contract Clause, Tickets for Tribute, Another Delay in Michael's Burial

Today-- hot off the presses:

ET, the TV program, has obtained a copy of a contract with AEG and Aristco (MJ's company). Read the citation regarding his health here. My question, is if this contract is indeed the same one discussed in court with Judge Beckloff, HOW did ET obtain a copy-- or are they just pulling our leg?


Here is the official site for tickets to see the Austrian Tribute being planned by Michael's family, correction-- Jermaine.



Even MORE disturbing is this report, according to Daddy Joe, that Michael's funeral will be delayed for two days.

WHY?

Memorial controversy still rages on in Los Angeles

If LA Staples (=AEG) is involved in anything at the moment, their ties revert back to the ever-raging dispute over who should pay for Michael's Memorial held in July 2009. Read this recent LA Times article for the latest.

Get over it Los Angeles. Michael paid his taxes. You didn't ask for money back from Bob Hope's family.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NEWS: FBI had files on Michael?


Read here about Michael
Petrelis' FOIA request for FBI files on Michael Jackson. If you have a spare $0.10/page (@$49.10), and submit a FOIA form to the FBI-- you could read them too!


NEWS: Dr. Conrad Murray releases video

Here it is, in his own words. Gratitude to his supporters, but nothing about Michael.



What are your thoughts after watching the video and hearing his voice? Are you surprised by how he sounds?

Please be sure to comment on the Houston Criminal Law's channel page. Be courteous please.

UPDATE: Comments have been disabled on the Houston Criminal Law's channel. Notice there are a few MJ fans who have subscribed to the channel however. Please change your profile pic to one of Michael and subscribe to that YouTube channel. Feel free to leave your commments here.

Jackson-Warhol on auction today

The bidding closes at 8:00pm (ET?) Click here for more details from the gallery.

Check back tonight to see what it went for!

UPDATE: According to the gallery, this piece sold for *over* $1 million, but declined to say the exact sale price from the annonymous bidder.

Any takers the Estate grabbed this back up?

NEWS: LA Times announces burial

Here is the full press statement from Sunshine and crew.

Forest Lawn Visitor's Guide
Sightseeing guide to Forest Lawn Glendale
History and full list of stars buried at Forest Lawn Glendale

Personally I think his fans should line the street, side by side, holding hands as in his video "Cry"... no dancing, no singing or music and no hysterics, just silently standing to show how beloved he is.

I hope they fly in from everywhere! After all, it will be on a Saturday.

Julien's Auction in November


Here are some rarely seen before items from people who knew Michael. Love the Charlie Chaplin painting.

Monday, August 17, 2009

NEWS: LA Hearing outcome

The post-hearing press conference was likely as interesting as the hearing itself. AEG attorney Kathy Jorrie spoke and putting a friendly face on behalf of AEG- great strategy. Burth Levitch however, one of Katherine's team, clearly stole the show-- well, the show that had not removed their microphones will he was talking.

Here is an E! report of the tone of Judge Beckloff's comments during the hearing about the tour of Michael's personal items. In a nutshell: the judge appears to not understand the delay on Katherine's part.

Neither do the majority of his fans.

See you Friday after the evidentiary hearing.

An Oscar for Michael?

There is buzz that since the release of his final tour will hit the cinema, there is a chance Michael may get an Oscar. Really.

For his fans out there, go see the movie twice, even three times if you have to. Records must be set... for Michael!

MJ went Ed Hardy...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dr Steven Hoefflin's claim

There are a few telling signs with the stories coming out this week and things we've heard to date. Here is the latest  from a former plastic surgeon of Michael's, speaking with permission from Katherine, according to the report.

UPDATE: Aug 26th Here is a Sun article (UK newspaper) on Drs. Murray, Klein by Dr. Hoefflin.
Here is Dr. Hoefflin's website and a Wikipedia article.

Does anyone have the 2003 interview video with Dr. Hoefflin from VH1's "Skin Deep"?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dr. Murray's residence?

No stranger to girlfriends on the side, and one who gave birth in March 09 to yet another child for him, it is not shocking to learn that Dr. Murray did not reside at Michael's home.

It is possibly safe to speculate that Dr. Murray was hiding out with Nicole Alverez the evening of Michael's death through Saturday when he met with LAPD. But that is only speculation.

Click here for this report

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sorry, I don't bat for your team!

Mark Geragos (former Michael defense attorney) was invited to play defense on Murray's legal team according to this article with E!

Blogger's note: Mr. Geragos is incredible on CNN's LKL. An attorney with ethics. LOVE IT!

UPDATE Aug 16: According to this TMZ report, Dr. Murray's team never asked for the MVP attorney.

Geragos and Geragos' website

NEWS: Team Branca

Go Team Branca! Go! One of the first articles seen speaking directly with Branca on his relationship with Michael. Interesting read.

By the way, this blogger is 100,000,000,000% behind John Branca and McClain, affectionately referred to here as "Team Branca" or "The Johns."

Nobel for Michael?


View the submission letter and petition to nominate Michael Jackson for the Nobel Peace Prize.

NEWS: Dr. Murray's newest defense

The ole 'I didn't know what he was taking' defense. Nice try Dr. Murray!

July 23rd, Roger Friedman filed this report on Dr. Murray's history. Today ABC's News reports on Dr. Conrad Murray.

NEWS: "Missing" Michael memorabilia

TMZ's report of the 114 Michael Jackson items missing from Henry Veccaro's storage unit. By the way, the report claims many of these items were "legally" sold at a Las Vegas auction. Oddly, Veccaro claims 60 of Michael's unreleased tunes were stolen as well.

Of note: See this Reuter's report where La Toya took Michael's computer with (same?) songs on the hard drive when the moving vans appeared at Michael's Holmby Hills mansion.

I smell a rat family.

The Official Michael Jackson Opus


Article describing the Official Michael Jackson Opus book.

In this link, you will find the official Opus book which shows the justification for the $165 price tage along with order details.


Yes, I have already pre-ordered!

For Michael's Birthday, August 29.

A fan club in Turkey has come up with an idea we all can participate in.
Twinkle for Michael.
At 9pm, local time, you flash your house lights for 1-2 minutes. Can you imagine what it would look like from space if his fans really do this?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tito tidbits on family intervention (In progress)

People magazine's article about the staged intervention by several of Michael's siblings, the 2007 signed denial statement of any such intervention by Katherine and some of his siblings.

Tito's claim on July 15, 2009 in fact there was an intervention at Neverland. Ironic note, the sibling 'denial' signatures included Marlon, Jackie, Jermaine and of course, Tito.

Those present at the intervention were Jackie and Tito (both signed above) along with sisters Janet, Rebbie & La Toya, and brother Randy.

Remember, Michael left Neverland after the trial, (betw. June 20 and Sept 2005) for Bahrain. The denial statement was signed in 2007. Also, there are reports of another intervention attempt intervention in Las Vegas circa 2009.

NEWS: Dr. Murray left the room

Dr. Murray's reps confirm he left Michael's room to make phone calls after administering Propofol. Read the article from LA Times here.




Blogger's note: You get the irony with the picture, right?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jermaine's everchanging story... (post in progress)

Let us revisit Jermaine. In several recent interviews after Michael's death, Jermaine has repeatedly denied knowing anything about Michael's (prescription) drug use. Compare please, the Larry King Live (LKL) interviews and then the 2003 book proposal excerpts.

Aug 7, 2009: Jermaine on LKL CNN (minute 7:07 says didn't know about drug use)


Links coming soon!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Way to go La Toya!

This title should not be considered complimentary to La Toya.

Reuters' is reporting La Toya scampered away with the hard drive containing Michael's origial unheard songs when the family scoured his home for money, I mean his things. Possession is 9/10ths of the law?

I truly hope La Toya (the family), if in fact she (they) has them, turns them over to Team Branca so that they can be released to Michael's fans. We want to hear them!

More information: This Businessweek article (July 6) states that Michael had satisfied his committment to the contract held with Sony, as an artist. Therefore his not yet released music may not be released until 2012. Rats!

Here's a snippet of the leaked song "A Place with No Name"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

LAPD Chief resigns



Interesting turn of events. With only 7 years as chief, William Bratton returns from vacation and submits his resignation effective Oct 31. Read his letter to employees.

Only one album stands in the way...

According to this Reuters' report, there is only one album that is in the way of MJ's "Number Ones" from reaching top selling album of the year for 2009.

Read the article, then go buy Number Ones... again, if you have to!

Quote



"There's nothing that can't be done if we raise our voice as one."

Michael Jackson
"We've Had Enough" Lyrics

Sunday, August 2, 2009

INTERVIEW: David Nordahl

This is a very interesting article on artist, David Nordahl who was a long time friend of Michael's. Mr. Nordahl was commissioned to do many of Michael's pieces.

If you have links of his work online, please leave them in the comments so others can enjoy his work too.