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Posted Thursday 1/10/19 at 1:34PM EST
HBO picks up four-hour Michael Jackson documentary on his alleged sexual abuse
Leaving Neverland will explore the sexual abuse allegations against the King of Pop that first surfaced in 1993.
Posted Wednesday 8/29/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Matt Groening: Michael Jackson really did make a cameo on The Simpsons
In honor of Jackson's 60th birthday, Groening cleared up rumors about pop icon's cameo in the 1990s. “You don’t have to put it in quotes,” said Groening. “We really did have him.”
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 5:01PM EDT
Disney fires back at Michael Jackson estate's copyright lawsuit over ABC TV special
Source: New York Daily News
Disney argues that The Last Days of Michael Jackson, which aired on March 24, qualifies as a documentary, so its use of "limited" music qualifies as fair use.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
Michael Jackson estate sues over ABC News special
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The lawsuit filed today alleges that last week's ABC News The Last Days of Michael Jackson special illegally used significant excerpts of Jackson's songs and clips of documentaries belonging to the estate.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 7:10PM EDT
Michael Jackson's estate slams ABC News' special on the late singer
Thursday's ABC News special, titled The Last Days of Michael Jackson, is a “crass and unauthorized attempt to exploit [Jackson's] life, music and image," the pop star's estate said, adding: “Imagine if this was done with any of ABC’s intellectual property." The Michael Jackson special airs on Thursday, promising new information about his June 2009 death. ABC News responded to the estate's claims with the following statement: "ABC News’ documentary explores the life, career and legacy of Michael Jackson, who remains of great interest to people worldwide. The program does not infringe on his estate’s rights, but as a courtesy, we removed a specific image from the promotional material.”
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
Paramount Network will launch with a live one-hour Michael Jackson-themed Lip Sync Battle episode
“The King of Pop is the most groundbreaking, theatrical superstar of all time and we are thrilled to be performing and celebrating the electrifying music of Michael Jackson on our big night,” executive producer Casey Patterson says of the Jan. 18 special event. “We are taking Lip Sync Battle to new heights, LIVE at The Dolby Theater for the launch of The Paramount Network.”