Thanks to ‘Erik’ at MJJF for info The Essential Collection has spent it’s 5th week in the Top 5 in Sweden. Source: http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/noje/listor/hitlistan/album
[b]’A Current Affair’ out, Geraldo in[/b] LOS ANGELES (AP) – The recycled news magazine A Current Affair, which ran for a decade its first time around, has been cancelled less than eight months after returning to the air. The Twentieth Television series, which launched in March with host Tim Green, Continue Reading
Jackson Schemers Have Legal Problems of Their Own MB#284 September 25 2005 The months after Michael Jacksons acquittal have brought many interesting developments concerning those who schemed against him, tried to benefit career-wise from his legal trouble, or sought to falsely imprison him around this past trial. People including Tom Sneddon, the flip-flopping Ray Hultman, former Jackson family friend Stacy Brown, Janet Arvizo, Chris Carter, Ron Zonen and the XtraJet owners have all had legal problems of their own. And tabloid Diane Dimond, apparently hired specifically for the Jackson story, has been driven from Court TV and had to settle a lawsuit based on a harassment allegation which she started. All of the aforementioned people seemed to have plotted, schemed and/or taken advantage of their positions for the betterment of their own bank accounts and public notoriety. Some have brought situations on themselves that are mildly amusing given that they all participated, in their own ways, in attempts to either profit from Jackson or tried to convict Jackson. Sneddon is caught up in a $10 million prosecutorial misconduct lawsuit. Carter was allegedly involved in a robbery where he was caught on tape. The XtraJet owners are in major trouble with the feds. Arvizos in trouble with Los Angeles County. Browns caught up in a plagiarism allegation from the flip-flopping Ray Hultman. And Zonen has apparently broken the law in a non-Jackson related case.
[b]Two Indicted in Jackson Recording Case[/b] [i]Two People Are Indicted for Allegedly Recording Michael Jackson With His Lawyer[/i] By CHRIS T. NGUYEN Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES – Two men were indicted on federal charges of secretly recording Michael Jackson two years ago as he flew to Santa Barbara with his attorney to surrender in a child-molestation investigation. Jeffrey Borer and Arvel Jett Reeves used two digital camcorders and remote microphones to record “a professional entertainer and his attorney” as the pair traveled on a private jet from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in November 2003, according to a three-count indictment filed Wednesday. The two were charged with conspiracy, endeavoring to intercept oral communication and witness tampering in an alleged scheme between Nov. 19, 2003 and Nov. 21, 2003.
[b]Men indicted with trying to tape Michael Jackson conversation[/b] 7:55 p.m. September 21, 2005 LOS ANGELES Two men were indicted Wednesday on federal charges alleging they conspired to illegally record Michael Jackson’s conversation with his former attorney while the pop star jetted to his arrest in Santa Barbara in Continue Reading
Posted by Rhonda Lamon [b]Legendary Soul Singer Willie Hutch Dies[/b] Sep 20, 2005, 08:47 AM Memphis, TN– Millions of R&B and Motown fans are mourning the loss of Willie Hutch. The soul singer and songwriter died last night at his home in Dallas, Texas. The cause of death has not Continue Reading
Essence of Love Radio Show #6 will air Sept 19 2005! Topics -Michael Jackson’s comments to the Associated Press -Harvey Levin puts Hultman on full blast —Levin appeared on Showbiz Tonight to talk about Hultman’s lawsuit to get out of a book contract Detour Segment: Media pundits go off on Continue Reading
[b]Jackson: Full speed ahead on Katrina song[/b] 9/17/2005, 6:30 p.m. ET By LINDA DEUTSCH The Associated Press In his first talk with a reporter since the end of his criminal trial, pop superstar Michael Jackson said Saturday he is “moving full speed ahead” on plans to record a song for Continue Reading
Part 2: Tab Reporter Gets the Ax Amidst Criticism of being Unfair and Unbalanced? MB #283 Dimond’s 2003-2005 Jackson coverage isn’t the first time one-sided reports have hit the air SEPTEMBER 14 2005 In Part One of this special MJEOL Bullet, we discussed Dimonds recent departure from Court TV and some of her pro-prosecution reporting on the Michael Jackson case. Also mentioned was the way in which she seems not to understand why some observers hold the view that she is less of a reporter and more of a commentator who has taken a specific side in this fight between Jackson and his detractors. And Im not going to even get into her NY Post commentary with titles like ’93 mystery victim might emerge to sink jacko and Wife No. 2 will zing the King of Pop! Remember, this is the same Dimond who publicly claimed she was distressed that Geraldo Rivera was skirting the line between being a reporter and being an opinion columnist when he correctly called the Jackson case a sham (Crier Live, Feb 4 2005 telephone interview). She chided him, claiming This is not how a journalist acts. Ha! She also had the audacity to ask if Rivera was trying to influence the jury selection; a question which wouldnt be so laughable if it werent coming from her.
Essence of Love Radio Show #5 will air tonight Sept 13 2005! Topics -Michael Jackson’s New Song to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina -Ray Hultman suing Larry Garrison to get out of his contract —Hultman is also suing Stacy Brown for injuring his reputation by allegedly stealing work from Continue Reading