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Paris: Jackson wanted kids to have normal life


Michael Jackson made his children wear masks so they would not be recognized without him, and could have some kind of a normal childhood unlike his own, the late star’s daughter Paris said.

In only her second public interview, the 13-year-old said she didn’t understand why she and her siblings Prince and Blanket were being forced to cover their faces when they were young.

“I was really confused. I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now — why my dad would want our faces to be covered,” she told talk show host Oprah Winfrey, in an interview to air Sunday.

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Ne-Yo Sues R. Kelly Promoter Over Tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ne-Yo claims he was fired as an opening act for R. Kelly because the audience and critics liked him better.

Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Smith, and Compound Touring Inc., sued the promoter of R. Kelly’s tour, Georgia-based Rowe Entertainment Inc., on Monday in Superior Court. The lawsuit, which alleges breach of contract and violation of the right of publicity, seeks unspecified damages.

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DONATIONS to improve your enjoyment!(Full Story) Conrad Murray found GUILTY of killing Michael Jackson. Libo Agwara, Attorney for Dr. Adams: “What happened to Michael Jackson was as a result of Dr. Murray’s greed.  Not only did [Murray] not hire another specialist, he decided to hire himself.  And he didn’t know what he was doing.   Let […]

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Judge dismisses promoters’ lawsuit against Jackson

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A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by a concert promoter against the late Michael Jackson over a failed reunion concert.

U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. granted a motion by lawyers for Jackson’s estate to dismiss the case, citing a lack of evidence that the late King of Pop or his family were under a binding agreement to perform at a reunion concert.

AllGood Entertainment Inc., a company started in Morristown, N.J., sued Jackson for $40 million on June 10, 2009, roughly two weeks before the singer’s death in Los Angeles at age 50. It claimed Jackson and his then-manager broke a contract for a Jackson reunion show.

AllGood later filed a creditor’s claim with Jackson’s estate, claiming the potential value of the lawsuit was at least $300 million.

Baer determined that there was a letter of intent between Jackson’s then-manager, Frank DiLeo, and AllGood, but never an enforceable contract. He noted that neither Jackson nor any other members of the family who were to be involved in the show ever signed a contract.

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Hey, Martin Bashir: Diddy Can Buy His Kid Whatever He Wants

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Last night, Diddy sat down for a Nightline interview with famous jerk Martin Bashir, and Bashir’s shtick was so off-putting that Diddy came off downright charming by comparison. Click through to 6:10 for the worst of it, when Bashir tries to make Diddy admit he’s a terrible father because he gives his children loads of money.

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P Diddy: ‘I should never have let Martin Bashir interview me’

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RAPPER P.DIDDY has spoken out about his controversial interview with British reporter, Martin Bashir and branded his questions ‘racist’.

 

The Bad Boy impresario was interviewed by Bashir for ABC News’ Nightline programme and was questioned about gifting his 16-year-old son Justin a $400,000 (259,672.81) Maybach car on his birthday.

 

The father of six told Vibe magazine that he thought such questioning was racist and that in hindsight ‘I shouldn’t had done the interview.’

 

He said: “The whole thing about giving a Maybach to my son, that’s really like a racist question. You don’t ask white people what they buy their kids. And they buy ‘em Porsches and convertible Benteys and it ain’t no question.

 

“It’s really a racist question and put things back in perspective with money and the way people still look at you. And I’m not saying that consciously he’s racist. But he probably don’t even realise that he would not ask Steve Jobs that. He would be like ‘Steve Jobs has that money and that’s the gift his kid is supposed to get.

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Daring to Criticize Chris Brown after Tribute to Jackson at BET Awards? MiniB#77 OLS (Open-letter Style)

The day after Chris Brown performed a tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2010 BET Awards, the blogosphere and entertainment media were full of lunatics, weekend psychiatrists and fake-a$$ mind-readers pretending to know exactly why Brown broke down into tears during his performance.

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Chris Brown finally gets his Michael Jackson tribute at BET Awards 2010 | EW.com

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As far as I’m concerned, there’s only been one Michael Jackson tribute. Tonight (June 27) Chris Brown finally got his shot at paying homage to his fallen idol, Michael Jackson, at the BET Awards 2010. Jackson’s brother Jermaine introduced Brown, who popped up on stage in a blue shirt, black slacks, white socks, and Jackson’s trademark black loafers. It was a spot-on pull from Jackson’s look at 1988′s Grammy Awards.

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Too Late: After One Year, the Media still Hasn’t Learned Anything – Bullet #339

A year after the death of Michael Jackson, I remain almost as bitter as I was in the direct aftermath of the tragedy.  I, and many like me, found it thoroughly more important to  celebrate his life while he was still alive to enjoy the respect we have for him.  That said, imagine the contempt […]

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