Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Michael Jackson: Not For Sale (tv show on Ovation TV)

Michael Jackson: Not For Sale 
(tv show on Ovation TV)
Here is the auction page.

Quote from website:

This is the story of the public sale that nearly came to pass while the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was at the end of his financial rope.

Chronicling a time when Michael Jackson's prized belongings, from his iconic stage wardrobe to private collections of invaluable artwork, were prepped for auction in order to save him from what looked like certain bankruptcy, this program asks one of the age-old questions of art, How does one price the priceless?

We'll explore the root cause for the auction, how it was put together, and how and why it was ultimately stopped.

Sunday, August 22, 2010
08:00PM   &    11:00PM
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Michael Jackson TV, News Alerts One Year Later

The late Michael Jackson a billion-dollar man
Singer’s estate has generated at least $1 billion in revenues since his death

Michael Jackson's legacy: A year later, lots of questions 

7. What's the state of his estate?
When Jackson was alive, he was dead broke. Juggling massive debts while reveling in the lavish lifestyle of a pop sultan, he frustrated his accountants and creditors....

The estate has paid off 40% of Jackson's $500 million in debts, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports that his mother's home in Encino, Calif., was set to enter foreclosure the day the singer died. A remaining $300 million loan, backed by Jackson's 50% share of Sony/ATV, must be paid or refinanced by year's end.

Perhaps Michael should have waited a year...
Because Steinbrenner died in a year when there is no federal estate tax, he  potentially saved his heirs a 55% estate tax on his assets — or a tax bill of about $600 million. The 55%  tax takes effect on January 1, 2011. If Steinbrenner had died in 2009 when the estate tax rate was 45%, his estate tax bill might have been nearer $500 million. 


The unreleased Michael Jackson music recordings
(see comics at bottom of page)

Michael Jackson and Larry King Live
Transcript links 

La Toya reunites with Bubbles

CNN's Don Lemon speaks exclusively with friends and family members about Michael Jackson's last days in "Michael Jackson: His Final Days," 8 p.m. ET Friday on CNN.

 More Michael Jackson tv listings...

MJ TV Tribute Guide

BET: The BET Awards (June 27, 8-11:00 p.m.) ... a Michael Jackson tribute has been added to the lineup.




More at:

E! Investigates: Last Days of Michael Jackson

Fri 6/25 9:00 AM  E (Sat) 1 hour TV-14

The pop legend's sometimes bizarre life comes to light, as the investigation into the circumstances of his death continues. 

Michael Jackson: The Final Days

Fri 6/25 7:00 PM  CNN (Cbl) 1 hour No rating

The circumstances surrounding the pop star's death.

Inside the Michael Jackson Mansion

Fri 6/25 1:00 PM  BET (Sat) 1 hour TV-PG

A tour of the Holmby Hills home in western Los Angeles where singer Michael Jackson collapsed and died; interviews with record executive Kerry Gordy and real estate developer Mohamed Hadid.

Dateline NBC

Next episode:  Michael Jackson: A Mother's Story

Fri 6/25 8:00 PM 5 NBC (Sat) 2 hours No rating

Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, discusses his death, how his children are coping, and responds to accusations and rumors. 

The Oprah Winfrey Show

Next episode:  Best of Oprah: Oprah Remembers Michael Jackson

Thu 6/24 Check local listings    1 hour TV-PG

Oprah discusses how she felt when she heard of singer Michael Jackson's death.

The Early Show

Next episode:  Remembering Michael Jackson

Fri 6/25 6:00 AM CBS (Sat) 2 hours No rating

Remembering Michael Jackson with special tributes and performances.

Soul Train

Next episode:  Jackson 5; Michael Jackson

Fri 6/25 6:00 PM  CTRC (Sat) 1 hour TV-14

Classic 1970s performances from The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson.

The Simpsons

Next episode:  Stark Raving Dad


Check local listings  30 minutes TV-PG

Homer's rest-home roommate thinks he is Michael Jackson.

Men in Black II (2002)

Fri 6/25 9:25 AM 307 HBOCHD (Sat) 1 hour, 30 minutes PG13

Two interstellar agents try to stop an alien disguised as a lingerie model from destroying the world.

The Wiz (1978)

Fri 6/25 7:00 PM 371 CTRC (Sat) 3 hours G

Dorothy eases on down the road to see the Wiz with Tinman, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion.

Pawn Stars

Next episode:  Deals From Hell

Mon 6/28 7:00 PM 120 HSTRYHD (Sat) 30 minutes TV-PG

The Pawn Stars meet a man hoping to sell a several hundred-year old edition of Dante's Inferno; Rick is presented with an antique serpent shaped sword from the Philippines; Corey has a chance to purchase photo rights for Michael Jackson.

Gone Too Soon (2010)

Fri 6/25 8:00 PM 117 TVGN (Sat) 2 hours NR

Filmmaker Ian Halperin examines the life and final days of pop superstar Michael Jackson.

Famous Crime Scene

Next episode:  Michael Jackson

Fri 6/25 10:30 AM 162 VH1 (Sat) 30 minutes TV-14

LAPD detectives investigate the sudden, shocking death of Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson: Life of a Superstar

Fri 6/25 12:00 PM 29 BET (Cbl) 1 hour TV-PG

Jackson's musical career from the beginning of his solo career, to his collaboration with Quincy Jones.  

Friday, October 23, 2009

Michael Jackson, Elvis, Paul McCartney...

The concept that Michael Jackson didn't actually die can get rather interesting.

There is the theory that MJ learned how Elvis faken his death.
Remember, he was Elvis's son-in-law for awhile.

And then there's his Paul McCartney connection.

Does anyone remember the "Paul is Dead" rumor decades ago?

Paul and Michael worked on three songs together in the early 80’s
McCartney also wrote the lyrics for the song Girlfriend which each recorded separately for their own albums.

Do you remember the banner at the first Michael Jackson funeral that said
"I'm alive and I'm here forever" ?

I thought that was a reference to fame -
both the concept of fame where your work lives on
and also the song Fame -
which says "Fame!  I'm gonna live forever."

It turns out, that line on the banner was a quote from the McCartney/Jackson duet The Man.

Spungoo on Youtube has a series of videos with theories that perhaps MJ didn't actually die.
The second video talks about the song "The Man".  Look around 5:30 into the video to find it.

Anyway, I found it interesting that Michael Jackson had connections to other pop stars with a history
(whether deserved or not) of death hoaxes.

I wonder what other celebs MJ worked with who have been connected in some way with perceived (by some) death hoaxes...

Feel free to post in commentworld below.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Interview with a police officer regarding Michael Jackson

Interview with a police officer

While on vacation I had a chance to chat with a policeman regarding various Michael Jackson issues.

Here is roughly how the conversations went.

Are you following the Michael Jackson thing?

Not really.

From what you know, is there ANY possibility that Michael Jackson could have faked his death?

No way.  

For one thing, he'd have to pay off too many people.
A million here, a million there and there just isn't enough money, even for Michael Jackson. 

Would they have taken fingerprints? 

Maybe, maybe not.  
It's difficult getting fingerprints off a dead body and really DNA evidence is so accurate that fingerprints aren't used as much anymore.

What if he had a body double and that person was ill and about to die anyway...and that body double was also the one who showed up for his legal issues in the 90's?

That still wouldn't work because of the DNA evidence.   The DNA can be compared to the DNA of his family members to see if it matches.   Have any of his family been in trouble with the law?  
They probably have a DNA sample on record somewhere.

There is simply too much DNA evidence here.  Now if he had disappeared in the sea with no trace of his remains - that might've worked.... 

What if Michael had noticed something interesting while in Bahrain or in travel around that time and  provided useful evidence  and needed to get away and join the witness protection program?

I can't see someone like that being agreeable to the witness protection program's way of doing things.   Plus, if he was going that route, it would have been him quietly disappearing, which isn't what happened here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kanye West joke of the day...

***** BREAKING NEWS *****

Kanye West has interrupted Patrick Swayze's funeral and is claiming that Michael Jackson's was better. 
And now back to our regular programming.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dr Oz, Dr Roizen and Michael Jackson

Let's see what Oprah's favorite Doctors - Dr Oz and Dr Roizen 
said regarding the Michael Jackson medical issues...

Could the Drug Michael Jackson Liked -- Propofol -- Have Played a Role in His Death? 
If you Googled “Roizen and propofol” before Michael Jackson’s death, you would have found more references to it (4,210!) than CNN repeats of the 9/11 tape. 
So Mehmet asked Mike why he was quoted so much. 
Turns out Mike may have been the first U.S. doc to do tests on propofol (brand name Diprivan), the powerful anxiety-erasing anesthetic that was found in the star’s home after his death.
Mike also led two research groups that did key studies on the drug.
So for this feature, we transcribed our conversation about propofol. 
Q. When a celebrity dies, like Michael Jackson say, you and other medical people in the media get called on to break down what happened without necessarily having firsthand information. Does that make you uncomfortable?
A. I was out of the country when he died so I actually haven’t done any media on Michael Jackson’s death. But a loss like his is one you have to put in context on a much broader scale. What can we learn from it? If we do talk about Michael Jackson I want to talk about him in the context of the pain he felt in his life that many of us feel in our lives, and why abusing medication to numb ourselves is a very understandable human response to the pain we feel.
 Source: www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2009/09/12/dr_oz_will_see_you_on_his_own_show/

 Unrelated to the Michael Jackson discussion, but still interesting...

Dr. Oz to Oprah and Michael J Fox: 

"The stem cell debate is dead."