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Michael Jackson's Birthday

La Toya & Paris

Party with MJ Impersonator

8/31/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0830_katherine_jackson_impersonator_subWhile celebrating Michael Jackson's birthday on Wednesday, La Toya and Paris Jackson partied it up by hanging out with a look-alike MJ impersonator.

La Toya and Paris snapped pics with tribute artist Carlo Riley at the annual "Goin' Back to Indiana" birthday celebration for the King of Pop in his hometown of Gary.

Riley looks so much like MJ that he said Katherine Jackson told him, "You're going to make me cry." While Paris added, "I love your outfit."

It's the man in the mirror.


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"Let's focus on his genius. Let's focus on his music. Forget the other stuff," Lee said.


What B.S. most over-rated pop autotone prised by most over-rated racist director. Calling your video short film does not make it a film, like calling your stupid songs music does not make you a musician. Like wise, you are not an artists, you are not a performer. You are a sing and dance one trick pony child molester who can die a million times and I don't give a crap!

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Michael Jackson Showed 'Signs Of Paranoia And Anxiety' In Weeks Before Dying Says 'This Is It' Director Kenny OrtegaMichael Jackson Showed 'Signs Of Paranoia And Anxiety' In Weeks Before Dying Says 'This Is It' Director Kenny Ortega 1 1

Posted on Sep 02, 2012 @ 03:33PM print it send it
WENNBy Radar Staff

Michael Jackson was drinking heavily, was showing signs of paranoia, anxiety and obsessive-behavior, and insisted on being called 'Mikey' in the weeks leading up to his death, a blockbuster report in The Los Angeles Times has revealed.

The details of those final weeks are coming to light thanks to a lawsuit filed by AEG, the company that put This Is It together, and Lloyds of London, the insurer for the planned 50-show concert series.

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After Jackson's death three years ago, AEG filed a claim for its $17.5 million in coverage but Lloyds has refused to pay, claiming it was misled as to Jackson's condition when it issued the policy. It has asked a judge to nullify the claim. AEG is countersuing, and 250 pages of confidential emails sent among AEG executives are offering up the first hard look at how worried they were about the former King of Pop.

As early as March, 2009, AEG knew it had trouble on its hands, the emails indicate. Jackson had been flown to London to announce the shows that were to be staged at the 02 Arena.

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"MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent," promoter Randy Phillips said in an email to his boss at AEG in Los Angeles. "I [am] trying to sober him up."

Phillips and another man literally had to dress Jackson for the PR announcement, which was delayed 90 minutes. "He is scared to death," Phillips wrote.

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In May, as rehearsals for the show were about to begin in Los Angeles, Jackson and AEG got insurance from Lloyd's of London. For the rehearsal period, it only covered accidents, The Times reports. Only after Jackson got to London and was evaluated by Lloyd's own doctors would the policy cover illness and death.

Of course, that never happened. Jackson died in Los Angeles while still in rehearsals, a time of growing doubt from many of those most closely associated with the production; doubts they revealed in numerous emails.

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"MJ is not in shape enough yet to sing this stuff live and dance at the same time," wrote musical director Kenny Ortega. "He was a basket case," a production manager wrote. "Doubt is pervasive."

The highly-respected Ortega, who had known Jackson for 20 years, became increasingly alarmed. "There are strong signs of paranoia, anxiety and obsessive-like behavior. I think the very best thing we can do is get a top Psychiatrist in to evaluate him ASAP," he wrote in one email.

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"It is like there are two people there. One (deep inside) trying to hold on to what he was and still can be and not wanting us to quit him, the other in this weakened and troubled state. I believe we need professional guidance in this matter," he wrote in another.

In advance of his arrival in London, amid rumors of the troubled rehearsals, Lloyds demanded five years of Jackson's medical records be sent over. Ten requests were sent to Jackson's new doctor of record, Conrad Murray, in the week before Jackson died.

Saying he had spoken to Jackson, Murray finally responded on June 25, 2009. "Authorization is denied," he wrote.

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Jackson was dead an hour later, and Murray is now in prison after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

The emails are expected to also play a pivotal role in the Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit against AEG

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E-mails show promoter's doubts before Michael Jackson's deathBy Alan Duke, CNN
updated 5:45 AM EDT, Mon September 3, 2012
Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a summer residency of concerts at the O2 Arena.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Sunday's Los Angeles Times reveals internal e-mails from "This Is It" promoter
"AEG will make a fortune" despite Jackson's death, promoter says in e-mail
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Los Angeles (CNN) -- The promoter for Michael Jackson's comeback concerts expressed doubts about the star's ability to be ready for the shows but expressed confidence in the private doctor eventually convicted in Jackson's death, according to e-mails published in Sunday's Los Angeles Times.

AEG Live President Randy Phillips was responding to "This Is It" director Kenny Ortega's e-mail, which said Jackson had "strong signs of paranoia, anxiety and obsessive-like behavior" and suggesting they hire a "top Psychiatrist in to evaluate him ASAP."

Jackson died on June 25, 2009, from what the Los Angeles County coroner ruled was an overdose of a surgical anesthetic and sedatives, drugs that Dr. Conrad Murray told police he used to help the entertainer sleep as he prepared for the concerts set to start two weeks later.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison last year.

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Jackson mom duped into going to Arizona The e-mails, leaked to the newspaper, were gathered for an insurance company's lawsuit, which seeks to void a $17.5 million policy that AEG Live purchased in case Jackson was not able to perform the 50 shows scheduled for London's O2 Arena. The newspaper did not disclose the source of the leaks.

Lloyds of London contends AEG Live hid Jackson's health problems from the insurer and failed to respond to repeated requests for his medical history.

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While Phillips called Jackson's death "a terrible tragedy" in an e-mail weeks after he died, he added "but life must go on."

"AEG will make a fortune from merch sales, ticket retention, the touring exhibition and the film/dvd," Phillips wrote. In fact, AEG Live was allowed to sell Jackson tour merchandise and share in the profits from the do***entary "This Is It," produced from rehearsal video.

AEG Live and its lawyer did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.

The e-mails suggest AEG Live's president saw Jackson's problems first hand the day the pop star was to appear at the O2 Arena to publicly announce the shows.

"MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent," Phillips wrote in a March 5, 2009, e-mail to AEG Live's parent company, the paper reported. "I (am) trying to sober him up."

"I screamed at him so loud the walls are shaking," Phillips wrote. "He is an emotionally paralyzed mess riddled with self loathing and doubt now that it is show time."

The promoter blamed London traffic when Jackson was 90 minutes late for the announcement that day.

"He's as healthy as he can be -- no health problems whatsoever," Phillips told CNN two months later to refute reports Jackson's health was threatening the concerts.

The Los Angeles Times story, however, said the e-mails indicated major doubts about Jackson's ability to perform.

"We cannot be forced into stopping this, which MJ will try to do because he is lazy and constantly changes his mind to fit his immediate wants," AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware e-mailed to Phillips.

Jackson's missed rehearsals in June triggered concerns in e-mails that he was slow in learning his dance routines and would have to lip-sync on stage, the newspaper reported.

"MJ is not in shape enough yet to sing this stuff live and dance at the same time," one e-mail from the show's music director read, the paper reported.

A production manager wrote: "He was a basket case. Doubt is pervasive."

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A loud warning from Ortega, who worked closely with Jackson on previous tours, came in mid-June, just over a week before his death.

"It is like there are two people there. One (deep inside) trying to hold on to what he was and still can be and not wanting us to quit him, the other in this weakened and troubled state," Ortega wrote. "I believe we need professional guidance in this matter."

Ortega testified at Murray's trial about his concerns about Jackson's frail condition and missed rehearsals. It resulted in a meeting six days before Jackson's death in which Murray assured the promoters he would have Jackson ready for rehearsals that next week.

An e-mail from Phillips after that meeting said he had confidence in Murray "who I am gaining immense respect for as I get to deal with him more."

"This doctor is extremely successful (we check everyone out) and does not need this gig, so he (is) totally unbiased and ethical," Phillips' e-mail said.

Murray seeks new test in MJ's death

The correspondence could play a role in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Jackson's heirs against AEG, which accuses the promoter of contributing to his death by pressuring him to prepare for the concerts despite his weak condition.

A lawyer for Jackson's mother and a spokesman for Jackson's estate declined to comment on the e-mails reported in the newspaper.

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He kind of looks like Taylor Swift with a dark wig on....

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Where there is a camera there is always a brother,sister with Michael's children,now that he isn't here they all surfaced suddenly supposedly grieving for their deceased brother and dragging the children wherever they go.

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im an mj female impersonator add me :)

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Maybe he's not dead. o_O!

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