Saturday, September 19, 2009

This is all too convenient is reporting a novel allegedly written by Michael Jackson himself is being shopped around to publishers. The novel contains illustrations conceptualized by Jackson and tells the story of a rock star at the pinnacle of his career who begins to obsess about death and becomes disillusioned with his fame and money. That plot line sounds eerily familiar doesn't it? It sounds like the image of Michael's life painted by the media in the wake of his death. I just find it awfully convenient a thinly-veiled memoir has suddenly surfaced and just happens to be completed. Perhaps I'm being cynical.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Double standard much?

Please tell me why it was okay for Pink to wear a pasty during her entire MTV VMA performance on Sunday and for Lady Gaga to freaking bleed out onstage but somehow Janet's pasty was so offensive they had to kill her career (but not Justin's)?

Unsealed Court Documents Reveal Allowance From Michael Jackson's Estate to Mother and Children

Michael Jackson's mother is receiving $86,804 per month from her son's estate to support herself and her three grandchildren, according to court records released Thursday.

Katherine Jackson is one of the primary beneficiaries of her son's estate along with the late pop singer's three young children and unnamed charities.

Over the course of a year, Jackson's mother and children are slated to receive more than $1 million in support from the estate. Katherine Jackson's monthly allowance is $26,804; the children's allowance is $60,000 per month.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved a monthly stipend for Katherine Jackson and her three grandchildren in August. The amount of the payments had been sealed until Thursday.

Katherine Jackson has been named the children's permanent guardian. They are currently living at the Jackson family home, Hayvenhurst, located in the San Fernando Valley.

Katherine Jackson's $26,804 per month pays for an assistant, housekeeper, driver, utilities, clothing, grooming and other expenses.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oprah dedicated her entire show yesterday to Michael Jackson

Oprah feels guilty she did not reach out to Michael while he was alive. On a lighter note, Oprah looks great in that archival footage, colored contacts aside. Neverland looks like a child's paradise and Michael looks so happy...

La Toya Jackson is still grieving

La Toya Jackson is still grieving terribly from the loss of her brother, Michael Jackson. She recently visited Millions of Milkshakes to promote their store (and pay some bills). Matching foundation is your friend. Lil' Kim, this is your future if you don't make some changes.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Joe Jackson past his bedtime...

on the red carpet at the VMA's
y'all know he a O.G. playa

Monday, September 14, 2009

Janet Jackson and Madonna pay tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2009 MTV VMA Awards

Janet Jackson's tribute to her brother Michael was the highlight of the show.

Michael Jackson brought the house down with his performance at the MTV VMA's in 1995.

Kanye posted an apology on his website

Kanye posted an apology for his heckling during the VMA's:


Others aren't really buying his apology:

Pink tweeted about her annoyance with Kanye. "Kanye West is the biggest piece of sh-t on earth. Quote me," she wrote. "My heart goes out to Taylor Swift. She is a sweet and talented girl, and deserved her moment. She should know we all love her." She later said on the Today Show that the incident never would have happened if she had won because she had a cute Alexander McQueen purse with brass knuckles on it.

Now, I'm going to be honest here. I had heard Taylor Swift's name before but couldn't pick her out of a lineup before last night (and maybe still this morning). When I saw Kanye run up next to her on stage I thought it was part of the night's skits. After listening to what he had to say, I felt sorry for the girl. That was her first VMA and she is only 19. To her credit, Beyonce looked shocked and embarassed (though some are saying she and Kanye orchestrated the event). Maybe this was another Eminem-Sascha Baron Cohen type scam. If so, it was in poor taste just like so much of the awards show (Russell Brand's jokes, Lady Ga Ga's 'performance', etc.).

As far as Bey goes, it was just good PR for her to 'graciously' give up her award acceptance time to Taylor. If she hadn't, the backlash would have extended to her. Her PR team was just earning their keep. The same applies to her pre-show statement that Janet Jackson was one of her inspirations. This after her quote earlier this year: “I grew up upper class. Private school..My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like the Jacksons, but I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.” Um, yeah. It doesn't sound much like she idolized her. More like just swaggerjacked her style and kept it moving.

They say...

Janet Jackson cried all night at the MTV VMA Awards last night because Kanye's thoughtless antics on stage took the spotlight off her brother Michael's tribute. The whole night was supposed to be an evening in honor of Michael Jackson.