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Judge to Jackson Estate: Go Forth and Multiply

8/7/2009 8:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonA judge just gave the okay to the special administrators of Michael Jackson's estate to market M.J. all over the place -- the re-publication of "Moonwalk," the merchandising, and the release of Jermaine Jackson's rendition of "Smile" at Michael's memorial.

The administrators wanted to strike the deal quickly because of "a heightened demand for such products due to Jermaine Jackson's moving performance during the memorial service, which may diminish over time."

The deal also includes various memorabilia, such as a 2010 calendar, commemorative coins, school supplies, cardboard cutouts, posters and buttons.

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76.

MADArainae    

Jermaine won't be making money off of 'Smile'.

When 'Smile' is released, the money will go to the original songwriters/producers and everything else to Michael's estate.
Jermaine is also giving any money he makes from performances related to Michael and Michael's songs to charities.

Why isn't anybody mad at La Toya more?
She has all of Michael's unreleased songs. God knows what she's doing with 'em.

1817 days ago
77.

HumanNature    

MICHAEL JACKSON "SMILE" WAY BETTER!!!!! I WANT MICHAEL'S VERSION!!!!!! JERMAINE SUCKS!!!!!

1817 days ago
78.

soundbiteq    

for all people saying negative things, this post has nothing to do with you its for his fans.

1817 days ago
79.

danica    

All you haters go back to your caves with your nasty vulgar remarks. WHO RAISED YOU???!!??

1817 days ago
80.

patrice    

I wonder what they will do about the lines of the 2nd stanza to "Smile" which Jermaine Jackson messed up in his rendition of the song? He actually sang "Light up your face with sadness, hide every trace of gladness," but the lyrics are the other way around. Hhmm....

1817 days ago
81.

Maniacal Zebra    

Michael Jackson school supplies? Do they do the molesting for him?

1817 days ago
82.

candyk    

Why are people making a big deal about Jermaine singing "Smile"? It was a song that Michael Jackson sang, just like all the other songs that were performed at the memorial. It was one of MJ's favorite songs from Charlie Chaplin. (not the lyrics those were written by someone else). MJ's "smile" is found on the HIStory album.

1817 days ago
83.

Sue Wong    

Jermaine doesn't seem to know much about his brother. Most families are so nosy, they know everything. Didn't they ask questions, if Michael was my brother I would ask. Omer looks more like Michael than the other kids but I don't think he's Michael's son.

1817 days ago
84.

holmes    

Noel entry 78.. now that we know what Latoya walked out of Mj's bedroom with that master of his new songs??

SHE'S NOT GOING ANY WHERE WITH IT.. --she cannot release it,sell it.. do anything with it-- asIT'S THE POSSESSION & ASSET OF HIS ESTATE- and Branca can sue her and anyone she tries to sell it too. with SONY..(if MJ still has an oustanding record contract with them)

she's really better off just to return it. and make the lame excuse--she took it for safe keeping.

1817 days ago
85.

holmes    

I watched Larry King- really, how can he not know MJ was on drugs?? I was w atching MJ on tv I could see he was on something.. he looked so doped up during Liza/Gest wedding-- and several appearances with Taylor..

that's the problem with this family-- they keep denying when it's so obvious- who can take them seriously?

as for Omar-- he has a natural cleft in his chin-- and Mj's was surgeon made.. really.. cleft chin is not a natural feature in Africans ..sorry but true.

1817 days ago
86.

Julie    

This is what bugs me - its all about making money. Michael was so depressed and they did nothing. I'm a Mom now with a teenager, I think his parents sacrificed him. His family is so corporate. You can't take it with you. Even the religion is corporate. How much money does one family want? There are so many more important things like LOVE.

1817 days ago
87.

FULGY    

MJ is not someone to be honoring.
He bought everything he couldn't acquire legally

1817 days ago
88.

Becca    

My family (as extended as the Jackson's) will NOT be
buying ANY of this merchandise.
This family SUCKS big time....enjoy your ride off your
dead brother and son.
Love the part about before the interest dies down.
CAPITALIZE on the young kids out there who have pictures
of MJ at 25!
Loved Michael, won't spend a DIME for his FAMILY.
I have heard NOTHING about a TRUST FUND for MJ's kids.

1817 days ago
89.

FULGY    

How come MJ didn't pay all those "Mom and Pop" antique establishments?
They certainly couldn't afford to take those loss'.
Why wasn't MJ paying he staff? Slavery was abolished in 1865.
Why wasn't MJ paying his taxes?

1817 days ago
90.

lankandiva    

FOR ALL THE MICHAEL JACKSON FANS IM SURE MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD TRIBUTE SONGS ALREADY BUT HERE ARE SOME OF THE ONES I LOVE AND LISTEN TO-

"BETTER ON THE OTHER SIDE'-By the Game feat.Usher,Chris Brown,P.Diddy,and Boyz ii MEN,peole i cry when i isten to it..its the perfect song fo rmj and how many of us feel..anothher 4 songs that i Love are-
"LIGHTS WENT OUT TONITE ' By Riz,
"WE MISS U"-By Yung Berg feat Loco
"ANGELS"-By Yung Berg feat Hot Dollar
"HUMAN NATURE'"-Marios version..

Enjoy people..R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON..I LOVE YOU MORE..YOU ARE THE KING OF ENTERTAINENT AND HUMANTY OF ALL TIME

1817 days ago
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