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Jackson Book Deal -- Seizing the Moment

7/23/2009 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Book DealThe court in the Michael Jackson probate case just authorized the special administrators to enter into proposed book publishing agreements.

The deal on the table involves a reprint of Jackson's autobiography, "Moonwalk," with Shaye Arehart Books for U.S. and Canadian publishing rights, Michel Lafon for publishing rights in France, Heyne for publishing rights in Germany, and Heinemann for publishing rights in the United Kingdom.

UPDATE: 2:44 PM PT:
How's this for brutal honesty? The documents state, "The Special Administrators believe that it is in the best interest of the Estate for all book publishing agreements to be entered as soon as possible, as sales of the book and profits for the estate will be maximized the sooner the book is released due to the notoriety surrounding Michael Jackson's unexpected death and the resulting heightened demand for such products."

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91.

vumanhha    

I love him, love his dance. He live in my mind

1817 days ago
92.

Googie    

Just heard that a supposed 25 year old son of Michael was sitting next to Rebbi & Joe Jackson at the services. That supposedly Elizabeth Taylor introduced Michael to this kid's mother when he was around 24. Anybody hear anything more about this rumor?

1817 days ago
93.

vumanhha    

I make this website to do not miss him http://taichinhthegioi.com

1817 days ago
94.

Della    

Akon & MJ's song "Hold my Hand" was leaked last year. Not new.

Omer is reportedly not his son-- however, I find it **very** interesting to know his placement @ the Memorial. He sat between Janet & Joe-- front row, center.

I wish they'd leak the *whole* song of "Place with no name."

Posted at 4:47PM on Jul 23rd 2009 by Cali MJ Fan

There is a youtube video of Akon talking about when he met Michael and their trip to the movies. It is funny and sweet. You should check it out. Most people who met Michael in real life will say that the person that is talked about in the tabloids is not the person you meet in real life.

1817 days ago
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holmes    



FIRST OFF.. kEVIN-- i GOT YOU AND YOU'RE RIGHT. IT WILL do a lot of good if those kids are educated in europe --I'd say Switzerland like LE ROSEY--as they will NOT stand out.. Yoko sent Sean there,same with diana ross.. most kids there are richer and titled than they a re-- and they are taught equally. But they are still m too young--I think 14 is the acceptable age there.

as for MJ's estate-- that's I'm sure Branca's first responsibility-- to make Mj's estate solvent--as that guy sure spent a storm -- Mj was shopping out of boredom.. Branca has to make deals so there's some money for Katherine & the kids to leave on.. as I bet,all of MJ's creditors are all in a queue WANTING TO BE PAID.

Mj had a lot of investments-- the only thing is we only heard of the Beatles catalogue & Neverland.. but he was a shrewd businessman--and Branca was the one around to advise him when MJ made his real fortune.

yeah MIJAC is the goldmine-- come to think of it-- the only party Mj shares the profits with is Sony.

yeah.. good I didn't sell my copy of Moonwalk.. ha.. lol..
yeah,I'm fond of MJ-- but enough of the f**king lies.. it does him a disservice.. I'm not blind-- he's done some crazy loony things in his lifetime.. only Mj will think of it and in some he was badly advised. I notice now-- they are all quiet!

1817 days ago
96.

Mullins    

Akon sums up Michael Jackson with one word - Irreplaceable - I would agree- There will never be another Michael Jackson-

1817 days ago
97.

prairiedog    

Not sure why many people are so shocked and opposed to this. This is a smart business decision by Branca and company to pay off some of the debt. The estate will be worth nothing if you can't get rid of the $400 million worth of debt. Isn't this the role of an executor of an estate, to pay off debts by whatever means necessary and secure the future earnings of the estate for the beneficiaries? I don't see the big deal.

Now, Jermaine strongly pushing that MJ be buried at Neverland. Why does everybody seem to understand that he didn't want to go back there except Jermaine?

1817 days ago
98.

barb    

There is a youtube video of Akon talking about when he met Michael and their trip to the movies. It is funny and sweet. You should check it out. Most people who met Michael in real life will say that the person that is talked about in the tabloids is not the person you meet in real life.

Posted at 5:27PM on Jul 23rd 2009 by Mela


That video should stop all the crazy rumors about the 4th MJ child.

Like this one here

Just heard that a supposed 25 year old son of Michael was sitting next to Rebbi & Joe Jackson at the services. That supposedly Elizabeth Taylor introduced Michael to this kid's mother when he was around 24..

Posted at 5:20PM on Jul 23rd 2009 by Googie

1817 days ago
99.

strid    

TMZ, you've got problems with brutal honesty??? Who's earning from Michael's death every day????

1817 days ago
100.

MO    

16. Texasgirl is dumb

Agree! Not all of us in Texas share that short-sighted view.

1817 days ago
101.

Noel    

The co-executors have to get court approval for these transactions until they become "permanent" administrators. Remember, they are "temporary" as yet. There is an outstanding claim by Katherine to be included as co-executor. This is one of the things that will be heard on August 3.

A well managed estate can support its heirs for years. Otis Redding's estate supported his family for years and it still generates money. Check out the list of highest earning dead celebrities/musicians.

Blurb re Otis Redding estate: Zelma, of course, is the executrix over the Redding Estate where she manages the daily requests for songs in commercials, music sampling, the use of his name, image, the Otis Redding Memorial Fund, and the Scholarship Foundation.

1816 days ago
102.

MO    

I love Elvis AND MJ. Not mutually exclusive.

1816 days ago
103.

holmes    

the thing with MJ--the moment he went solo-- he didn't want his family meddling esp Joe in his business. and he's doing this in death.

1816 days ago
104.

holmes    

ELVIS SUCKS??? LOL..
yap.. HOUND DOG WAS FIRST SANG BY A BLACKMAN--Forget his name-- and sang as a blues song.

yeah.. Elvis was racist.. he only liked them as singers, and cooks.

1816 days ago
105.

tellitlikeitis    

GO TEAM BRANCA GO! GENERATE THAT INCOME....THAT'S WHAT MJ PUT YOU HERE FOR....AND MUCH MORE.

KEEP THAT WOMAN KATHERINE JACKSON (AND HER CAMP) IN HER DESIGNATED AND PROPER PLACE OR GET HER OUTSTED, AND PROTECT THOSE CHILDRENS INTERESTS, AND PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SECURITY AT ALL COSTS.

MJ KNEW YOU WERE THE MAN FOR THE JOB.

1816 days ago
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