Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Kwanzaa

kwanzaa Pictures, Images and Photos

Will you be celebrating Kwanzaa this year? If so, tell us what you and your family do in the spirit of the holiday.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Planet Jackson Worldwide News will be moving to a new domain as of January 1, 2010.  Please point your browsers to and adjust all your links.  If you are a follower of PJWN, please join at the new site.  This site, Planet Jackson  will become a site devoted to news on Michael Jackson and the Jackson family as of that date, and will be run by none other than Planet Jackson, herself.  If you were at all a fan of Michael's and his family's music, please consider following.  The site has a lot of exciting things in store.  PJWN will continue to bring you the freshest entertainment news with a unique perspective.

We hope you had Mele Kalikimaka just like the Obamas

The United States' first family, the Obamas, spent the Christmas Holidays in Oahu celebrating quietly with their extended family.  President and Mrs. Obama did not exchange gifts this year, according to White House spokesmen.  Instead, they focused the holiday on giving to the children and service to the community.  Mrs. Obama, along with her daughters Malia and Sasha, and the First Dog, Bo, delivered cookies to the Children's National Medical Center earlier this week.  The Obamas celebrated the holidays with the President's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and her family and will extend their Hawaiian trip into January.

There is nothing else like Christmas in Hawaii.  If you ever have the opportunity to visit Oahu at the holidays, jump on it.

Today is the 5th anniversary of the massive 2004 Tsunami

Thousands attended prayers and ceremonies of remembrance around the world on Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami   The huge waves left hundreds of thousands displaced on coastlines across Africa and Asia and killed about 250,000 people in 14 countries five years ago.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jackson 5 "The Little Drummer Boy"

The Jackson 5 Christmas Album. Michael really broke it down in this song! In my opinion this is even better than David Bowie's version.

MVP Puppets n Santa VS Reindeer

Bing Crosby feat. The Andrews Sisters "Mele Kalikimaka"

If you ever get the chance, Christmas in Hawaii is amazing! You can have the snow. I'll take a tropical Christmas any time.

Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau Ľoli Makahiki Hou! (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)

Eartha Kitt "Santa Baby"

I adore this song. Ms. Kitt was one of a kind! An original diva! LOLOLOL at her three friends!

James Brown...Soulful Christmas

Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

I can remember watching this everysingletime it came on Mtv. Every time. Did you know Kool & the Gang and Jody Watley (Shalamar) were the only Americans to participate in the collaborative effort? Other attendees included U2, Boy George and Culture Club, Duran Duran, Wham!, Bananarama, Queen, Phil Collins, and Sting. This was right up there with "We Are The World" for me.

Click here to donate to the latest Band Aid effort, Band Aid 20. Feed the World.

Johnny Depp says he didn't base Willy Wonka on MJ

“I was inspired by him because I think he was a great artist but he was not the inspiration for Willy Wonka contrary to what most people say.”  Depp, 46, also denied he was playing Jackson in a film.
“No no no, I never ever thought of playing Michael Jackson in a film, I think if anyone should play Michael Jackson in a film it should’ve been Michael Jackson,” he said.

“A mother and a father have lost a son, siblings have lost a brother and millions of people around the world have lost someone they love,” Depp said of Jackson’s recent passing. “Children have lost a father so it’s obviously a very sad, sad moment.”


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm aware of the problem

Some of you have contacted me to let me know Blogger has been eating up comments. Apparently, people are commenting then when they hit publish, the comment disappears even though Blogger says it has been published. I tested it myself this afternoon and the same thing happened. I have NO idea why this is happening. I will check the help forums and get back with you. Thanks for trying to comment and please don't give up.

Jackson 5 "The Christmas Song"

The Jackson 5 Christmas Album

The FBI released its files on Michael Jackson

The FBI finally released its files on Michael Jackson yesterday. I read through the hundreds of pages of microfiche, standard departmental forms, and (poorly) handwritten notes immediately. The bureau redacted literally hundreds of pages and names from the files, and what was released contained no new information for those fans of Michael who followed all his cases. What the files do contain is the bureau's own conclusion that there were "collateral investigative issues NY Miami, Los Angeles divisions." In other words, investigators in local jurisdictions abused their power and overstepped their bounds in an attempt to convict Michael on charges of which he was INNOCENT.
Seven different files were included in the release. The first file details an investigation into death threats MJ received. Frank Paul Jones (his name has been redacted from the reports) first threatened to kill Pres. George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was arrested, then released. A day later, the threatened to kill Michael Jackson and commit mass murder at one of his concerts unless he got money from the singer. Reportedly, he was attempting to get the attention of Michael's sister, Janet, with whom he believed he was married.

Other reports detailed a request to perform forensic analysis of computers seized in a raid of Neverland ranch to look for child pornography and analysis of a VHS tape thought to contain child pornography (it did NOT). The analysis of the VHS tape shed absolutely no light on anything. It was merely a repetitive account of how they came to conclude it may be a 4th generation video tape. There was no real mention of what was on it. The title was salacious, but there is not even any evidence it was MJ's let alone that it contained child pornography.
The forensic computer analysis of 16--count 'em 16!--computers turned up zilch. Pedophiles notoriously love their images and video of children so....take that haters!

The most disturbing report was the one on the report of Terry George, not because of the nature of the allegations, but because anyone took him seriously at the time. Reprinting microfiche of those disgusting tabloid articles along with LaToya's horrible allegations opens up a whole new media barrage. The British paper printed those allegations of an unproven incident that publicity/money-seeker says happened 15 years before. That is not only irresponsible, it is criminal. It really proves what a huge heart and good spirit Michael had to forgive LaToya for all she did to hurt him.

Neverland raiders seized pornography from Michael's home--but it was of the garden variety Playboy and Hustler. Folks, Michael LOVED women. He was a heterosexual male who was very much in touch with his sexuality and oozed sensuality when on stage. There are countless websites devoted to his stage antics and the nature of his...human nature. That is a post for another day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jackson 5 "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

Michael Jackson has sold over 20 million albums

Barely one month after its release, Michael Jackson's posthumous album "This Is It" is currently the 6th best-selling album for 2009. He currently has 8 albums in the TOP 25 best selling albums of the year. Only with those 8 albums MJ sold 17,560,000 albums. The total is near 20,000,000 now making Michael Jackson best selling artist/group of 2009

Michael's Top Selling Albums In 2009:

003) Michael Jackson Thriller (25th Anniversary Reissue) *since july 2009 counted together at "Thriller" 3.342

007) Michael Jackson Number Ones (since 2009) 3.150.000

011) Michael Jackson The Essential (since 2009) 2.583.5

015) Michael Jackson King Of Pop 1.957.5

017) Michael Jackson Bad (since 2009) 1.769.00

018) Michael Jackson This Is It 1.745.00

024) Michael Jackson Dangerous (since 2009) 1.515.50

025) Michael Jackson Off The Wall (since 2009) 1.497.50

Monday, December 21, 2009

Michael Jackson tops 2009 year end Billboard charts

Billboard 2009 Year End Charts
(11-12-2009) Michael Jackson was the King of Billboard's 2009 Year End Charts. Michael was ranked on multiple charts for his catalog albums and his new release 'This Is It.' Michael Jackson's chart rankings are listed below.
Billboard 200 Albums – ‘This Is It’ – # 43

Billboard 200 Artists – Michael Jackson – #32

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – ‘This Is It’ – #47

Hot Digital Songs Artists – Michael Jackson – #6

Hot Ringtone Artists – Michael Jackson – #10

Top Digital Album Artists – Michael Jackson – #1

Top Digital Albums – ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ – #11

Top Pop Catalog Artists – Michael Jackson – # 1

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Number Ones’ – #1

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Thriller’ – #2

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ – # 3

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Off the Wall’ – # 5

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Bad’ – #6

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Dangerous’ – #11

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘The Ultimate Collection’ (Jackson 5) – #18

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘The Best of the Jackson 5’ – #35

Top Pop Catalog Albums – ‘Greatest Hits: History Volume 1’ – #39

European Top Albums – ‘King of Pop’ – #10

European Top Albums – ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ – #31

European Top Albums – ‘The Collection’ – #34

European Top Albums – ‘This Is It’ – #47

European Top Albums – ‘Thriller’ #55

European Top Albums – ‘Number Ones’ – #77

Top Canadian Albums – ‘This Is It’ – # 30
Michael will forever be the King!

Jackson 5 "Frosty the Snowman"

The Jackson 5 Christmas Album