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MJ Estate

Settles War with Chick

From 'Thriller' Video

5/10/2012 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's Estate has finally settled its beef with the girl who played MJ's date in the famed "Thriller" video -- three years after she filed her lawsuit.

TMZ broke the story ... Ola Ray sued MJ and his production company in May 2009 -- the month before Jackson died -- claiming she hadn't been paid royalties from the legendary 1983 music video.

The former Playboy Playmate sued for breach of contract, insisting she was still owed a massive chunk of "Thriller" profits.

We don't know how much the Estate settled for -- but from what we can gather, Ola got something.

"Thriller" director John Landis has filed a similar lawsuit against the Estate. We're told both sides are still trying to negotiate a settlement.


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Louise Malbon-Reddix    

I feel for everyone in this position. It would behouve us all to do the right thing. Because even when you win in these situations you lose. because of the time spent and all the emotions that go with it. so please get an understanding first and we can avoid this suit later.,

855 days ago


Katherine Jackson on Conrad Murray: "For a person's life, four years in jail is not enough"
Coming up tonight at 9 p.m., Piers Morgan invites Katherine Jackson into the studio for a candid and revealing face to face interview.

Joining "Piers Morgan Tonight" for an hour long, worldwide exclusive, Michael Jackson's mother addresses her son's legal troubles and prescription medication use, evaluating the role each may have played in the stars 2009 death:

"I think a lot of that was exaggerated, about the different things that he was taking, because I've been to my son's house unannounced and I've been there announced," explains the 82-year-old matriarch. "I have never seen him in that way. I know he was taking painkillers, because he got burnt on the top of his head. Very painful. But all this other stuff they added to it, I don't know if that was the truth or not. But I don't think that have anything to do with the way he died."

Asked by the host about Conrad Murray, Jackson struggles to find the proper words:
"You know what, I can't even describe the way I feel about him. He did a terrible thing," she says of the "King of Pop's" former personal doctor. "For a person's life, four years in jail is not enough. I'll never see my son again. But he can get out and he'll enjoy his children."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as Katherine Jackson admits she's still mourning her son Michael, saying: "If I wake up through the night, my mind is there."

855 days ago


Why didn't Ryan Secreast buy MJ's house. Did he ever even take a look while he was house hunting?

No one wants to live in that creepy pedo drug house. That's why!

855 days ago



Las Vegas, NV /15/2012) -- Mr. Simon Sahouri, President of the Jackson Family Foundation is pleased to announce that Mr. Joseph Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, Patriarch of the First Family of Music and creator of the Jackson Five, will attend this years’ Cannes International Film Festival.

Mr. Jackson will use the occasion to kick off "A Jackson Week of celebrations" starting on Sunday the 20th of May 2012 through the 25th in Cannes at the Private Villa Oxygen, Hosted by Lifestyle extraordinaire Richard Nilsson owner of Villa Oxygen and Superieur Lounge. The week long Celebrations will include a VIP Gala Bash, Entertainment, Michael Jackson Impersonators, Exclusive Clothing Designers, Fashion Shows and Media. Part of the proceeds from all these events during Jackson Week will be donated to the Jackson Family Foundation to continue with the Legacy.

Accompanying Mr. Jackson in the festivities include Mr. Simon Sahouri, President of the Jackson Family Foundation; Miss Rose Marie Perez, Founder of Total Prestige; Michael Jackson's former business manager, Mr. Dieter Wiesner; Mr. Marco Derhy Founder and CEO of c l e a n ww; Donald A. Barton, President of Artistry Media Group,Inc.; Mr. Charles Everhardt,President of Dance Holdings; Mr.Odie Anderson,President of Unico Designs; Mr. Zia Atabay,Founder and CEO of NITV UNITED LLC.; Mr. Carlos Lopez Producer of "Forever King of Pop".

Jackson Family Foundation: The Jackson Family Foundation is a non profit organization established by Joseph and Katherine Jackson for the purpose of developing the Jackson Family Institute in connection with Michael Jackson Performing Arts and Culture Center & Concert Hall and Jackson Family Museum in Gary, Indiana, the birthplace of the Jackson musical family.

Villa Oxygen & Superieur Lounge: The First LifeStyle Designer in the World is known for his cutting edge art and cinematic performance where he combines art, fashion, music to an orgy of entertainment. In 2004 the LifeStyle company Residence Superieur was born and in 2012 Superieur Lounge was launched as the First Private Celebrity Club on the French Riviera.

Dieter Wiesner Management: Mr. Dieter Wiesner is global business and entertainment manager, who among others managed the Late Michael Jackson from 1996 until his death in 2009. His latest biography on Michael was released by Random House Germany and is currently a top 10 best seller in Germany.

TotalPrestige: is a leading company offering luxury lifestyle management services to high net worth individuals, celebrities and corporations.

C l e a n is a corporate and celebrity identity, image and reputation management company. c l e a n works closely with celebrity and international clients to transform their product, event,or service into a unique sensory experience that cuts through today's traditional marketing noise.

Mr. Zia Atabay Founder and CEO of NITV United, Started his career in the entertainment industry at the age of fourteen. After releasing a best-selling record at 18, he established his career at CBS Recording Company and with a vision for the future he opened in March of 2000 and founded NITV to bridge the gap between all Cultures and the American Culture and even Iran.

Artistry Media Group: is a production and representation company for motion pictures, television programs, video games and animation produced and distributed around the world. The company develops and produces a diverse array of intellectual property and films worldwide, including United States, Canada, Europe, Thailand, China (and other Asia countries) and South Africa.

Unico designs: Odie and Sharon Anderson’s "passion for fashion" is evident the moment you walk into one of their clothing stores. Their stores cater to men, women and children who have a special event or just want to look fabulous for occasions. Unico Designs the first store started with that very concept "Unico" means unique or original in Spanish. "Because there is only one of you-there is only one Unico" was our first slogan Odie says.

Forever King of Pop: is a show for all ages, The objective of the show is to create the same atmosphere that one can perceive in any concert of definite characteristics, with live music and singing, a perfectly coordinated dance group, with lead players each in their own role, all this guiding the spectator through fine line that recognizes Michael Jackson’s universally recognized hits.

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Many of the costumes and personal fashion possessions of the legendary singer haven't been seen in public since he died on June 25, 2009.

LA-based designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, his longtime costumiers, created the various costumes that the King of Pop wore at concerts.

The Icons and Idols exhibit will open on May 18 at the Museo De La Moda in Santiago, Chile and the final sale will take place at Julien's Auctions on December 2 in their Beverly Hills, California gallery.

'There is no doubt that Michael Jackson was a global fashion icon as well as award winning and beloved musician,' the Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson from the auction house as saying.

'His wardrobe dictated many of the styles throughout the last few decades. Jackson played a very intimate role in the designs and completion of every costume and piece of clothing he wore both on stage and in his personal life,' the spokesperson said.

A portion of the proceeds of the auction will help two charities, 'Guide Dogs of America' and 'Nathan Adelson Hospice' in Las Vegas.

Costumier Bush will also launch an illustrated book 'Dressing Michael Jackson: Behind the Seams of a Fashion Icon' this October, which details the costumes, apparel, shoes and accessories worn by Jackson. (ANI)

854 days ago

black or white    

as i read the last 2 posts of human error and mimi(when they left to bathe), they come across as 2 dumb as rocks, posting dumb a$$ crap.

why do they think they rock TMZ?

854 days ago


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

854 days ago


Michael Jackson's Bankrupt Former Dermatologist Accused Of Stiffing LandlordMichael Jackson's Bankrupt Former Dermatologist Accused Of Stiffing Landlord 7 0

Posted on May 16, 2012 @ 04:00AM print it send it
Landov/RammeyBy Jen Heger
Radar Assistant Managing Editor

Michael Jackson's long-time dermatologist and friend, Dr. Arnold Klein, is being accused of not paying rent for his $60.........k a month swanky Beverly Hills mansion and using his bankruptcy proceedings to "maintain a lavish personal lifestyle at the expense of his creditors," according to court do***ents obtained exclusively by

As we previously reported the bankrupt former “doctor to the stars” auctioned off memorabilia from celebrities that had made him famous to pay off his creditors. All three of Klein's multi-million dollar homes are also being sold off. He has a total of $12 million in debts, according to his federal bankruptcy filing.

EXCLUSIVE DO***ENTS: Dr. Arnold Klein Accused Of Stiffing His Landlord

The company that owns the Beverly Hills estate Klein is currently living in, YLH 26 Holdings, is asking a judge to lift a stay that prevents Dr. Klein from being evicted because he is in bankruptcy proceedings. Klein signed the lease on January 24, 2011, for a two month term at $60.........k a month, and after that it went from month-to-month. According to court do***ents, Klein allegedly stopped paying on April 1, 2012, and the landlord is responsible for paying the utilities.

The landlord began eviction proceedings, but according to the do***ents, "On or about May 1, 2012, YLH received a letter from Peter M. Lively who identified himself as Klein's bankruptcy counsel...The letter states that Klein is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which was filed on January 20, 2011, four days prior to entering into the Lease. This was the first time YLH was given notice of Klein's bankruptcy. The letter asserts that the automatic stay applies to prevent YLH from taking action to remove Klein from the property."

The company claims that the last rental check they received from Klein was only partial payment covering April 1-15, 2012, and he allegedly hasn't made any payments since then.

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's Family Arrives At Court

Further causing distress to the homeowner - Klein's utility bill averages a whopping $6,832.11 a month, which Klein doesn't have to pay!

"YLR has a legitimate concern that Klein might cause significant harm to the Property, and the ability to recover from the estate for any such damage is questionable," the do***ents assert. "The property is a large, luxurious residence which contains many valuable artifacts and features. The Property was rented furnished and contains over $1 million in furniture and artwork, some of which is irreplaceable. Klein's frequent overheating of the large pool on the Property to levels beyond the manufacturer's recommendations indicates his disregard for the preservation of the Property's assets."

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's Kids And Elizabeth Taylor

YLH further claims in their court filing, "Chapter 11 bankruptcy debtor, Arnold Klein, has taken advantage of the protection of the automatic stay in order to maintain a lavish personal lifestyle at the expense of his creditors. Klein's gross mismanagement of his bankruptcy estate led the Court to appoint a Chapter 11 Trustee to oversee the estate. Nevertheless, Klein continues to misuse the bankruptcy process in an effort to remain in possession of a $60.........,000/month Beverly Park home without paying rent. Movant seeks relief from stay in order to pursue its state court remedies to obtain possession of the property."

The matter is under submission to the judge.

854 days ago


""Only in America": Michael Jackson's...": "Amazing. Michael Jackson was one true talented man. For the ones that didn't know he could draw or paint, look at this video of the stuff that is in a hangar that he did. I hope the litigation involving all of this stuff gets resolved."

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