Friday, January 8, 2010

Michael Jackson's Memorial nominated

Michael Jackson's memorial tribute broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles has been nominated for an Outstanding Variety NAACP Image Award.

BET, CNN, NBC, MTV, and ABC all broadcast Michael's memorial service from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, almost two weeks after died of cardiac arrest while left unattended by his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. The star-studded memorial was attended by thousands of fans lasted 90 minutes and monopolized live broadcasts as well as news rebroadcasts later that day. The memorial featured personal anecdotes and tributes by Magic Johnson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Al Sharpton, Jennifer Hudson, Brooke Shields, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Usher, and John Mayer, as well as Jackson's family members.

The NAACP Image Awards air live on Fox Feb. 26 at 8PM EST.

Audio interview with Michael Jackson's Moonwalk editor

Click HERE to listen to listen to an interview with Shaye Areheart, editor of Michael Jackson's autobiography Moonwalk.

Breaking News: LAPD completes it's investigation into Michael Jackson's death

The LAPD has completed its homicide investigation into Michael Jackson's untimely death on June 25, 2009. Various media reports indicate Michael's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, will be criminally charged in his death. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney as soon as a date becomes available. Once the DA hears the case, the case will be presented to a grand jury to determine whether or not to indict Dr. Murray and on what charges. He faces possible charges ranging from homicide to involuntary manslaughter, to criminal negligence for Jackson's death. By his own admission, Murray left Jackson unattended while under the administration of propofol, and Murray administered the propofol after a number of doses of benzodiazepiens and an initial dose of propofol earlier in the night; the propofol was administered outside of a hospital or clinic setting and without the proper monitoring equipment. Murray admits he left the room where Jackson was unconscious.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


As of January 1, 2010, PJWNews will be publishing over at

so change your bookmarks and point your browsers on over there. The non-Jackson-related PJWN archives will remain on this site for 2 weeks, after which time they will be removed from here. The archives will continue to be available at the new site. This domain, will become a blog for news about Michael Jackson and the Jackson Family. It will be linked with an entire fan community including photos, video, chat, forums, humanitarian information, and activism initiatives. Be sure to check out both sites! Enjoy this picture of Michael getting out of the pool courtesy of the Planet Jackson staff.

Happy New Year!

This Is It Limited Edition Flash Drive

Michael Jackson's concert documentary, This Is It, will be distributed on a limited edition USB flash drive beginning on January 26, 2010. Timed to the DVD and Blu-ray Disc(TM) release of "Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT," the limited edition drive will be available on and at major U.S. retailers on January 26, 2010. The film on the drive can be backed up on up to three PCs and is compatible with Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows 7 operating systems. You will need Windows Media Player to view it

"Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is dedicated to exploring new distribution channels, and we are pleased to work together with Kingston on a program that introduces consumers to Flash memory as a vehicle for enjoying their favorite movies on devices like netbooks and PCs," said Joe Arancio, senior vice president, digital distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
"We are humbled and excited to present this movie starring Michael Jackson, the greatest entertainer of all time, on Kingston Flash memory," said Rick Webb, vice president, consumer markets group, Kingston. "Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a leader in providing quality content and this collaboration into digital media adds unique value to our memory offerings. This DataTraveler USB Flash drive is destined to be a collector's item."

This might be a good option for some who want portability of the movie and do not have the resources to make a backup copy for themselves. Besides, you can share it with two of your friends!

Help Nominate Michael Jackson for the NObel Peace Prize

Help nominate Michael Jackson for the Nobel Peace Prize by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Michael Jackson will receive another Grammy

Michael Jackson is set to receive a posthumous Grammy for Lifetime Achievement Award, adding to his previous 15 Grammy Awards. He will be honored along with Loretta Lynn, Andre Previn, Leonard Cohen, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Andre Previn, Clark Terry and late singer Bobby Darin. This year's winners will be honored by The Recording Academy at an invitation-only event on January 30th, the day before the official Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Thriller short film inducted into U.S. Library of Congress

Michael Jackson's 1993 Thriller short film became the first music video to be inducted into the archives of the United States Congress' National Film Registry. The library's archives preserves original copies of classic films, TV and other recordings at the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Centre near Culpeper, Virginia. The film is currently the subject of a lawsuit between Michael's estate and the film director, John Landis. Landis sued Jackson in January 2009 claiming he is owed outstanding royalties for his work on the 27-year-old film. Other films inducted into the registry on December 30, 2009 include 1979's The Muppet Movie and the 1957 sci-fi epic The Incredible Shrinking Man.

Lenny Kravitz sets the record straight

Lenny Kravitz released a Twitvid to set the record straight about Michael's new leaked song "Another Day". Kravitz acknowledges he collaborated on the song, but he did not leak the 90 second clip that surfaced over the weekend. The released clip features R. Kelly who has collaborated with Michael in the past on their massive hit "You Are Not Alone."

Slash remembers Michael Jackson

Monday, January 4, 2010

Michael Jackson feat. Lenny Kravitz “Another Day” new music

We've gotten hold of an exciting new leaked song by Michael featuring Lenny Kravitz. I just love the groove of this one. What do you think?