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Jermaine Jackson -- Smile for Apple

8/4/2009 7:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's special administrators want the estate to cash in on a song one of his brothers performed at the memorial, but time is of the essence.

In docs filed with the court, lawyers for the estate say they've negotiated a very favorable agreement for the estate with Apple Inc., for the promotion, distribution and sale of the audio and audiovisual recordings of Jermaine Jackson's performance of the song, "Smile" at the memorial service.

They claim there is currently "a heightened demand for such products due to Jermaine Jackson's moving performance during the memorial service, which may diminish over time."

But they need to act quick, so they're asking the judge to approve the deal ... ASAP.

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Ina    

It's always about the money..... this world is crap.. Money comes before people, the environment and animals.

Money is a root to evil

Posted at 6:16PM on Aug 4th 2009 by Jeremy

Jeremy your right.. everybody wants money omg >_< like give the guy a break
The whole world is gone mad with the money part.. Money Money Money
Who cares Michael is dead.. :/ it's not important who's gonna take his money

Jermaine is such a slippery person he would squeeze his own heart for money..
Everybody accept Michael sux in the Jacksons Family..

1904 days ago
17.

Hope Wilkinson    

The Jacksons are such a bunch of leeches! ANYTHING FOR THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR! There will be NO end in sight - and I think Michael was MUCH over rated! His dancing was XXXXRATED - feeling himself lall the time. That is nasty! He was Sicko Jacko! His family will NEVER let him rest in peace - until they have drained every dime they can from his death! He isn't even properly buried yet - and that is more than a month. what gives with the whole sick Jackson family? I feel so sorry for the kids to have to live with Joe and the rest!

1904 days ago
18.

Canuckistani    

Where is MJ?

1904 days ago
19.

KILLBILL    


how much will they charge for the hair on his ass

1904 days ago
20.

WillOTheWisp    

I would not buy that song, even if it was 75% off. First of all, it was not an appropriate song for Michael’s memorial. Second of all, I didn’t like it!

1904 days ago
21.

oprah & michel hater    

AND I WILL GET IT FOR THIS........THOUGHT THAT VERSION THAT JERMAINE SANG WAS FLAT AND HORRIBLE. HEARD THIS SONG SUNG BY MANY PEOPLE AND THE TWO THAT HAVE IT RIGHT IS DIANA ROSS & MICHAEL JACKSON....JERMAINES WAS A POOR VERSION...A VERSION THAT I THOUGHT SUCKED AS A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL, AND NOW THEY WANT TO RELEASE THAT CRAP....TO ME NO ONE IN THE JACKSON FAMILY COULD EVER TPUCH MICHAEL.....MICHAEL WAS A HELL OF AN ENTERTAINER AND IN REALITY...THAT MEMORIAL WAS ABOUT AS GREAT AS A CIRCUS...CAN SEE WHY MICHAELS TRUE FRIENDS STAYED AWAY. HELL DIANA WENT INTO MOURNING AND SECLUSION FOR A WHOLE MONTH, WHILE THE REST WERE ON THEIR PAID INTERVIEWS THE VERY NEXT DAY.

1904 days ago
22.

crazii    

not surprising every one wants a piece of the pie while the going is good.good luck to jermaine and those sales.

1904 days ago
23.

anniehopper    

To #10: I'm entitled to my opinion. I have liked Jermaine since the 80s. I liked MJ too. I didn't say anything bad about MJ for heaven sake! God, you people need to lighten the hell up.

1904 days ago
24.

hamilTonyan    

yea #10 lighten the hell up everyone is entiled to an opiniondagnabbit

1904 days ago
25.

PRINCESS    

the memorial and memories of it were so emotional for me that i personally could not have a song as emotional as smile sung by Jermaine Jackson at the memorial of his brother who i loved dearly on my ipod. i'd be really sad all the time. I'm a great lover of music but i like it to make me feel happy...maybe in time though as i'd love to contribute to the estate for those children. love you more michael xxx

1904 days ago
26.

frogpudding    

Michael say he b smilin as soon as dey gives him back he nose. Who have finded dat nose were it YOU!!!

1904 days ago
27.

danica    

This is a smart move by the executors. Everywhere Jermaine goes he's asked to sing that song. It was Michael's favorite and a fitting tribute from his brother. If they keep making deals lke this MJ's debts which are probably not as large as speculated will be erased rather quickly.

1904 days ago
28.

Vanesa    

I dont like Jermaine, i think he was always jelous of Michael since the first time Michael with his undeniable talent took Jermaine's place on the Jackson Five, besides there are stories of how Jermaine and many cousins of Michael would belittle Michael cause they were jelous, since Michael was a child he had to pay for being the center of the band, specially in Michael's teenage years, they would make fun of Michael A LOT, Jermaine is using Michael death, and to me he is nothing.

1904 days ago
29.

Gloria Stone    

I have never trusted Germaine. I think he is a phony. Money is his agenda. He makes the rounds everytime
something has affected Michael. He is imo a leech. He would sell Michael in a minute they are all money
hungry. It was all planned. "Smile". everything they do, every step, is designed to make money.

1904 days ago
30.

Vanesa    

The biggest preformance of the memorial was Stevie's one, i cry the entire song, specially for the picture they put of Michael in more happy years, u can see a dreamy Michael sitting there, just thinking, beautiful tribute, the best, or i prefer Usher's but not Jermaine's.

1904 days ago
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