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Michael Jackson's London Show

in Jeopardy

5/11/2009 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

AllGood EntertainmentMichael Jackson's hailed London concerts may never happen -- if a new bunch of lawyers get their way.

We've learned AllGood Entertainment -- the company that was putting together a series of concerts with Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and their brothers -- has fired off a cease and desist letter to the people organizing Jacko's London concerts, demanding that the show not go on.

Here's what went down. In late 2008, Jackson's manager -- Frank Dileo -- signed a deal promising that M.J. would appear with his family on tour. Part of the deal -- Jackson was prohibited from making another concert deal for 18 months. But lawyers for the family tour claim after their deal was signed, Jackson went and signed up for his London concerts -- allegedly a violation of the 18-month blackout clause.

Lawyers for the family tour now want to block the London concerts. As for Jacko's defense ... we're told his position is that he never signed his name on the family tour deal. But we know his manager signed, and in the law an agent can often sign for the client.

So will the London show go on?Launch Photos

Stay tuned

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duranduran    

of course they are... they are pissed cause they try to convince him that he needs them to make a comeback so they can get paid too. but MIchael knows he doesn't need them, and his lawyers can get him out of anything... and I doubt they will end up with a penny if he doesn't want to give it to them... MIchael uses the courts to filter out who he really needs to pay because of all the leaches. I send him my love and support... I understand what and who he is.

1905 days ago
17.

duse    

Managers aren't agents (and barred from negotiating) per California law, so the manager's signature -- unless he and his client have a pre-existing arrangement where he acts as his Power of Attorney or something -- may not hold water in a court of law.

1905 days ago
18.

AARTZ    

Bulls**t! COMPLETE Bulls**t!! Frank Dileo hasn't been MJ's manger since the late 80's! Last time he was even around michael was during the trial a little over 8 years ago, so this story is complete bull. Do you all really think that the O2 would have taken Michael Jackson on if they didn't do a full background on the guy? I mean they had him doing multiple medical tests just to get the contract signed so this whole thing is completely stupid. Also if his FAMILY is gonna try and stop him from doing this you better believe that Mj will NEVER have anything to to with them again. They've never been able to stomach that Michael got more famous than all of them combined and that they were left oweing a crap-load in alimony and broke. its their fault. Not Michael's.
i swear if 2 new lawsuits arent being put out in the press a week about Michael Jackson it must be a slow week. people just need to get over the fact that Michael Jackson is going to pull this whole thing off and everyone is gonna have to shut their f***ing mouths afterwards.

1905 days ago
19.

barf    

yeah right!


one million tickets sold in a heart beat. people booking hotels and flights.

and then it's not gonna happen. AHHH YA lol thanks for the laugh!!!


Get over it, he is and always will be something else than you want him to be...

HE IS THE KING OF POP!!!!

1905 days ago
20.

trish    

Mike and his wacky family need to retire for good, already!! Enough is enough. No body really cares anymore.

1905 days ago
21.

duranduran    

KING OF POP!!!

1905 days ago
22.

Roro    

What a simply marvelous piece of news to brighten up a Monday morning! A news flash for some of you.. an agent is someone who can speak for you and make commitments for you. But then, of course, the SELF-PROCLAIMED King Of Pedophilia, (excuse me Pop) is famous for not honoring anything he doesn't want to.

1905 days ago
23.

me    

i don't think Frank is Mike's manager since 1989? who did the FACT FINDING FOR THIS STORY

And to all the folks hating, saying no one cares about MJ anymore...did you know the 50 shows sold out in a matter of hours, setting yet another world record as the fasting sell out tour ever in History. now thats a story you fact find yourself by google. yeah, the whole world just hates MJ!

1905 days ago
24.

Ironic    

Frank Dileo?????? How far back in the vault are we goin? The likelihood he was repping Mike in late 08 in ZERO and his family has been trying to get him to agree to a show for YEARS and he always refuses. Janet said as much on Larry King Live last year. Get it together TMZ

1905 days ago
25.

caroline    

#9. You asked for some facts? I will give ou the facts!

MJ being poor? Ha! Do you know that he co-owns the SONY/ATV catalogue which contains songs from The Beatled, Elvis Presly, Jimi Hendrix, Beyonce, Cristina Aguilera.. yeah in pretty much EVERY song you hear on radio nowdays. FORBES estimated that he erarn 80 million dollar/year on THAT catalouge. Get it? He just sits on his ass and allthat money is pouring in. Michael Jackson also owns his OWN music, which in 2005 was estimated to be worth 125 million dollars. He gets cash from a LOT of other stuff aswell. He is living in a house in L.A where the lease is 100K/month.
He sold NEVERLAND to a company that he co-owns...meaning he hasnt lost the property. He recently STOPPED an auction which were about to give him A LOT of cash aswell. If you are broka, do you really stop an auction?
Andthis new tour will give him soo much money. Its estimated he can earn up to 500 million dollars on his 50 shows. I havn¨t included the merchandise aswell.

About the wheelchair pic.. LMAO! Michael have been photographed only TWO times in a wheelchair and that's due to a backproblem or that he likes disguise from the paparazzis.

The reports him being sick is bogus aswell.. AEG live had 5 independet doctors who said MJ is extremely fit.

STOP BELIEVING WHAT YOU READ AND DO SOME RESEARCH

1905 days ago
26.

alishalee    

UP ALL NITE IS HAVING A CONTEST FOR THE BEST T-SHIRT THAT YOU DESIGN OR THE BEST STORIE OF UR BUSTED FONE THE BEST 1 WILL WIN A BRAND NEW METRO PCS FONE SO FOR MORE INFO GO TO upallnite.com GET WIT IT!!!!!!

1905 days ago
27.

Sebastian Stoker    

#12 - there is more than one way to make a buck. The people involved with the never-to-be concert tour are doing it for publicity. They would probably rather the tour never takes off, as long as there a big circus surrounding the whole thing. Basically the investment in Jackson is equivalent to selling short on the stock market - betting on the stock going down in value. No one would bet on MJ's value going up.

1905 days ago
28.

Casual Observer    

What happened to this guy? He used to be the "King of Pop" and owned the airwaves.

I have not heard one positive report on Michael Jackson in 10 years. He, at one time, had the capacity to be philanthropic. Now it seems like it's all take, take, take.

Lately, his word, and his credibility, isn't worth the 5-cent piece of paper that it is written on.

C'mon Michael, get your head out of your buttocks and get your crap together. You're letting down a legion of past fans and any potential future fans.

Stop positioning yourself to be the punchline of everyone's joke.

1905 days ago
29.

Sven    

Always figured no concert would happen, just a quick grab for up-front cash to pay current legal cases, giving him more time before he declares bankruptcy.

1905 days ago
30.

hank    

Seriously, don't believe all the crap that the press prints about him. He was about to die 5 months ago remember????

1905 days ago
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