It seems a shame to be talking to Travis Payne on the telephone, where he's a disembodied voice. Payne is a storied dancer, choreographer, producer and director who twice danced on tour with Michael Jackson, so it would have been great to see him, watch him move, even.
See, maybe I could have talk ... More >>
Jamie KingSome out there may believe Michael Jackson is still alive, but most of us suspect he'll never emerge from his coffin "Thriller"-style for a glorious comeback. Perhaps the next best thing, dance guru Jamie King has partnered with Cirque du Soliel for a new show, Michael Jackson The I ... More >>
She Wants Revenge releases Valleyheart today, the band's third full length release, which sees them submerging themselves in blissful nostalgia. Not for dark '80s sounds as they are unremittingly accused of (though, yes there is still some of that), but for the breeding grounds that made the ... More >>
State Assemblyman Mike Davis (D-South Los Angeles) is proposing to turn Michael Jackson's 2,500 acre Neverland Ranch into a state park, according to the Associated Press. Davis said that fans from around the world would visit the Santa Barbra County estate -- it once had a zoo and housed amus ... More >>
Funny or Die is often more die than funny (for starters, every single video runs about a 45 seconds too long).
There are exceptions: that thing with Will Ferrell and the baby landlord everyone likes, their republishing of Human Giant clips (including the funniest thing we've seen all year), etc. Bu ... More >>
The FBI on Tuesday released its files relating to pop star Michael Jackson. Most of the seven files, which comprise a total of 333 pages, relate to the bureau's assistance with local cases surrounding molestation allegations.
In 1993, the FBI states, its London and Manila offices stepped int ... More >>
Madame Tussauds Hollywood,
the wax museum on Hollywood Boulevard, is re-opening in August after an
extensive housecleaning. Today, foreshadowing its new Alfred Hitchcock
exhibit, the museum will unveil a waxwork of actress Tippi Hedren.
Hedren, who played the neurotic thief Marnie Edgar in Hitch ... More >>
Over the years, LA Weekly. like any American cultural reporter worth its salt, has devoted much ink to Michael Jackson, most recently during the on-again/off-again Neverland Ranch auction at Julien's Auctions this past spring. Our pals at videothing.com captured the surrealism in all its glory in th ... More >>
ACLU Calls Jail Bedlam The American Civil Liberties Union has released a report Tuesday decrying mental health conditions at the Men's Central Jail. The group calls for the closing of the facility if swift changes cannot be made. L.A. Daily NewsHeight Law Shortened A county judge has thrown out port ... More >>
This speaks for itself, for sure, but a little back story:
When West Coast Sound arrived for the auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch memorabilia and started perusing the holdings, we realized quickly that we needed video of this. So we got on the horn to our friends at Videothing, put th ... More >>
Is there, among the 2,000 auction items culled from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, a Rosebud sled -- some seemingly worthless toy, trinket or tchotke that would unlock the secret to the enigmatic King of Pop? You'd certainly think so from the way Jacko and his lawyers have been fighting to stop ... More >>
Candlelight for 200 Several hundred same-sex marriage supporters backing the overturn of Proposition 8 held a rainy vigil in downtown L.A. on the eve of state supreme court hearings on the measure's constitutionality. L.A. TimesD.A. to Decide on Chris Brown The District Attorney's office might decid ... More >>
photos courtesy of Julien's AuctionsThe airbrushed hood of Michael Jackson's Neverland golf cart
Parents: avert your childrens' gaze for a second, because we've got some bad news: DREAMS DIE. Even the biggest, grandest, the most luxurious palaces sometimes collapse into a pile of rubble and despair ... More >>
The King of Pop's New FortressPhoto: Leahcim506 Forget Bahrain. Forget Europe. Santa Maria? -- a distant memory. The trainwreck-in-progress known as Michael Jackson has taken a lease on a mansion in L.A.'s very own Bel Air. The Associate Press reports that the King of Pop has been ensconced in ... More >>