Saturday, January 23, 2010

Marsha Ambrosius talks about working with Michael Jackson and his passing

Marsha Ambrosius, formerly of Floetry, discusses Floetry's breakup, her dream come true of working with Michael Jackson, and the aftermath of learning of his passing. She penned "Butterflies" and recorded the demo. Michael heard the demo and called her up. The rest is history. Both Floetry and Michael Jackson recorded the song; both versions are stunningly beautiful.

Friday, January 22, 2010

We Are the World 2010 for Haiti

Quincy Jones and Lionel Ritchie have tapped Grammy Award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich to helm a remake of Michael Jackson's worldwide hit song "We Are the World" to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief. The original song was released 25 years ago on January 25th to raise funds for relief of famine in Africa under the name USA for Africa. The recording will definitely be missing something without Michael there, but Jones and Ritchie are quietly asking big name stars to devote extra time towards the project over Grammy weekend. The producers have not yet confirmed any of the participants, but they will undoubtedly reach out to the best of the best today and include some of the megastars from the original 1980's release.

This Is It Thriller Segment

Kenny Ortega and others discuss the making of the "Thriller" segment from Michael Jackson's This Is It. The movie will be released on DVD and Blu Ray in the United States on Tuesday.

Deleting Archives

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Heal The World: Haiti Earthquake

This is an inspirational video about Haiti set to Michael Jackson's "Heal the World." The video was made by Mugsysam. Please continue to give to the Haiti rescue efforts. Workers were still pulling out people alive yesterday, a week after the quake. More money is needed to save the living, to bury the dead, and to rebuild Haiti.

VH1 "World Premiere" of "They Don't Really Care About Us" from This Is It

VH1 made a lot of hoopla about its "world premiere" of "They Don't Really Care About Us" from Michael Jackson's This Is It. Fans rushed to turn on their television sets last night at 10pm Eastern...only to see the same exact segment they saw in the theateres. It was the same segment with NO extras. Ah well, for those who have been suffering through withdrawal since the movie left the theater, (Planet has had access to a copy of the movie all along and it's not one of those poor quality pirated copies either) this was a welcome appetizer for the main course that will be released next Tuesday. Play it over and over to your heart's content.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Jacksons go on lockdown

I don't have the latest episode of the Jackson's: A Family Dynasty loaded yet, but here is the Lockdown episode where the brothers try to get serious--with varying results.