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Michael Jackson

AEG Drops $17.5 Mil

Insurance Claim

9/11/2012 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The concert promoter behind Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" tour has dropped its claim to collect on a $17.5 million insurance policy for the singer ... after the insurance company claimed AEG hid the extent of MJ's extensive drug and health issues.

AEG announced the move last night ... claiming the company has been contemplating the decision for months and it has nothing to do with the discovery of new emails that show AEG had doubts about MJ's health around the time the company applied for the insurance policy.

FYI -- the insurance company, Lloyds of London, had sued both AEG and Michael Jackson LLC in the wake of MJ's death to cancel out the policy. L.O.L. has claimed AEG and MJ were not forthright about the singer's drug addiction and failing health at the time they applied for the policy.

Now, a rep for Lloyds tells CNN ... "In exchange for AEG withdrawing its insurance claim, underwriters agreed to dismiss AEG from the case and to waive any costs recoverable from AEG."

Lloyds says it's NOT dropping the case against Michael Jackson LLC -- explaining they will press on seeking "rescission of the policy due to nondisclosures of Michael Jackson's prior drug use."

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91.

Pegasus    

25th Anniversary of Michael Jackson's "BAD"
The deluxe 25th Anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's "BAD" album includes three CDs and two collectible booklets as well as a previously unreleased DVD of the 1988 concert at Wembley Stadium in London during the record-breaking BAD tour.


BAD 25th Anniversary 3 CD/1 DVD Deluxe Edition
• This Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition includes three CDs, two collectible booklets, and a DVD featuring the first-ever authorized release of a concert from the record-breaking BAD tour.
• The DVD contains Michael Jackson's legendary July 16, 1988, concert at Wembley Stadium in London. This DVD is not a compilation of performances, but rather one complete show exactly as Michael performed it for Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and the 72,000 fans who were in the audience for that night's sold out show. The DVD was sourced from Michael Jackson's personal VHS copy of the performance as shown on the JumboTrons during the concert. This footage was only recently unearthed and is the only known copy of the show to exist. The visuals have been restored and the audio quality enhanced so that fans can share in the excitement of that famous night.

• The first CD is the original re-mastered album.

• The second CD contains previously unreleased material recorded in Michael's personal studio at Hayvenhurst. This material includes early demo versions of songs from the album as well as demos for songs not included on the final album. All of this material is being released as it was recorded during the BAD sessions. Nothing has been added or changed. In addition, this CD also includes new remixes from internationally renowned DJs and producers.

• The third CD showcases the audio from the sound truck recordings of the July 16th Wembley performance. This CD is the first-ever live Michael Jackson CD to be released and is the only concert from the BAD Tour known to exist on multi-tracks.

• This magnificent 3 CD/1 DVD box also includes two extensive booklets with never-before-seen photos from the recording sessions, video sets, and the concert tour as well as the original BAD cover art, a two-sided poster and more.

761 days ago
92.

Pegasus    

Dr. Conrad Murray Writing Tell All Book While In Jail!Dr. Conrad Murray Writing Tell All Book While In Jail! 58 78

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Posted on Sep 20, 2012 @ 11:00PM print it send it
Splash NewsBy Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor

Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted last year of killing Michael Jackson, is passing time in jail by writing a tell-all book and hopes a publisher will pay him a substantial amount of money, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

"Dr. Murray spends most of his days writing what he is telling friends will be a tell-all book about what really happened in the final days of Michael Jackson's life," a source close to the situation tells Radar. "Murray believes that the public will want to hear about the time he spent with Michael. Conrad says that Michael confided his inner-most secrets about his true feelings about his family, the child molestation trial and his three children. Murray contends that Michael's kids viewed him as a family member and loved him.

"This is all about money for Murray though because he is absolutely flat broke and desperately needs the cash. He feels that the book could help rehab his image and help him to get his medical license back."

PHOTOS: Key Players In The Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray

Jackson's former physician was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of the King of Pop and was sentenced to four years in jail. However, because of jail overcrowding in California, Murray, who has served less than a year of the sentence to date, is expected to only serve two years behind bars.

"The conviction is being appealed and Murray is confident that it will be successful, even though legal experts say that it's very unlikely that he will get a new trial. Conrad is extremely arrogant and doesn't accept any responsibility for the death of Michael Jackson. He truly believes he has done nothing wrong," the insider says.

Meanwhile, reps for Murray have reached out to publishers to test the waters to see if there is any interest in releasing the book, and so far, the response has been, "no thanks."

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

"Several publishers have been contacted and have expressed little to no interest in publishing any book written by or about Dr. Murray," the source says. "One publisher said that even if Murray were to take full responsibility for the death of Michael Jackson there was no interest. Dr. Murray just isn't an empathetic person and the public doesn't want to hear from him, period," the source says.

760 days ago
94.

Daybreaker    

Conrad says that Michael confided his inner-most secrets about his true feelings about his family, the child molestation trial and his three children.

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Yes, yes, yes, we are counting on you Dr. Murray!!!


We want dirt. TMZ is not doing it due to their deal with the Estate, so we are counting on you, our hero doctor.

Dr. Murray, have your rep call me, I can give you an advance, how about $2m to start with? I am sure it will be a block buster, I want the movie right for that book too, Let's talk!

759 days ago
96.

Kimbo    

DUILAMA
Let Michael Jackson’s true supporters from all over the world pray for the truth to be finally uncovered.
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Me too, I can't wait. But the thing is - when the truth finally comes out, the rabids will kill themselves as they will run out of any excuse, run out of dirt to cover him up!


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When the truth comes out, Michael supporters will be known as pedo supporters! That is the truth!!!

757 days ago
97.

HumanNature    

THE "QUACK" IS WRITING A BOOK WHILE IN JAIL AND WANT A PUBLISHER TO FRONT HIM $$$$$$!!!!!


ROTFLMAO!!!!!
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755 days ago
98.

Pegasus    

Michael Jackson’s “ABORTION PAPERS” Paradox
September 26, 2012
tags: Abortion, Abortion papers, Michael Jackson, Song grooveby Vindicatemj (Helena)
.The recent release of Michael Jackson’s song “Abortion papers” produced a bombshell effect.

Upon recovering from the initial astonishment the media scrambled to come up with something coherent about it, but totally failed to do so, as the tide of admiration, anger and controversy around the song is really too big to place these entangled emotions into one basket.

The conservatives and liberals are both at a loss as MJ turned out to be the exact opposite of what they expected him to be, while the media isn’t capable of anything else but helpless reproduction of Michael Jackson’s song in the hope that someone tells them what to make of it.

The Christian U-turn
As Michael Jackson’s advocate who knows that Michael was a pure soul, incapable of anything even remotely close to what they lied about him, I cannot help rejoicing at all this turmoil. Those very Christian organizations which didn’t want to hear of Michael Jackson’s name only a week ago are now quoting his song on each of their sites and refer to him as a big authority in support of the Christian cause.

The wacko jacko nickname is immediately gone and now it is Michael Jackson, the respected King of Pop and a defender of life who is a valuable acquisition for the Christian team.

Uncomplimentary pictures of Michael Jackson are forgotten and now he is shown at his very best – smiling or reflecting on something serious, but always a demure, modest and respectable young man.

This almost instant U-turn would be hilarious if it weren’t such a welcome and long-awaited change in the public perception of Michael Jackson. After all the trashing of the innocent man done by various preachers all the t’s have suddenly been crossed and i’s dotted in our dispute with them as Michael turned out to be an ardent champion of the most fundamental Christian principles, thus driving those preachers into an utter shame.

I personally am especially amused by the news that “several churches are now teaching from the song Abortion papers”. Who could have counted even on a fraction of this incredible news only a week ago? Oh Lord, your ways are full of wonders indeed!

This marked change concerns everything regarding Michael Jackson. Now even the cause of Michael’s death is no longer presented as a shameful death from an “overdose” but is correctly reported as a respiratory arrest which was the result of Murray’s totally criminal negligence. Well, we’ve known it all along and are fully supportive of the fact that the general public is finally presented with the whole truth – only who could have imagined that one song by Jackson was all we needed for the truth to be finally told about him?

755 days ago
99.

Pegasus    

The article in the Christian post is faithfully analyzing Michael Jackson’s lyrics:

Christian Post

Michael Jackson Was Pro-Life? King of Pop’s Newly Uncovered Song Tackles Abortion
By Audrey Barrick , Christian Post Reporter

September 22, 2012|5:07 pm

In a previously unreleased song, Michael Jackson is heard taking a pro-life position. The late King of Pop also cites the Bible in defending the unborn child.

“Song Groove” or “Abortion Papers” was released by Sony as part of the 25th anniversary edition of Jackson’s album Bad. The abortion song, recorded in the 1980s, tells of a woman considering abortion.

The chorus:

Those abortion papers
Signed in your name against the words of God
Those abortion papers
Think about life, I’d like to have my child

“Song Groove” was made just years after abortion was legalized in the United States in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman had the right to decide to have an abortion. The song is upbeat despite the topic Jackson, survived by three children, sings about.

In the first verse he says:

Sister don’t read, she’ll never know
What about love?
Living a Christian soul
What do we get, she runs away
What about love?
What about all I pray

He later sings:

Sister confused, she went alone
What about love?
What about all I saw?
Biding a life, reading the words
Singing a song, citing a Bible verse

Jackson died in 2009 after suffering a respiratory arrest at his Los Angeles home. He was 50. A coroner ruled that a combination of propofol and sedatives administered by Dr. Conrad Murray caused Jackson’s death. Murray was convicted last year of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/michael-jackson-was-pro-life-king-of-pops-newly-uncovered-song-tackles-abortion-82056/#4upK4oulwebc5Vvd.99fact

In her article for Examinier.com called “Michael Jackson Pro-Life?: Spiritual and Political Effects of Abortion” Rev. Catherine Gross is reporting the incredible news that several churches are teaching from the song Abortion Papers. In addition to the Christian Post she also mentions Christian Bias and Audio Sermon the latter of which also calls Michael Jackson a respectful King of Pop and says that “in a previously unreleased song, Michael Jackson is heard taking a pro-life position. The late King of Pop also cites the Bible in defending the unborn child”.

I’ve been to some of these sites’ forums and was amazed to see the admin of one of them deal with a reader’s usual-style comment in respect of Jackson in a most resolute manner putting an immediate stop to the reader’s insinuations. Here is a glimpse of their communication which was of course totally impossible only a week ago:

Commenter 1: I would imagine a lot of pedophiles are prolife.

Admin: Yeah, that’s why priests are prolife huh? Stupid, hateful, unnecessary comment.

Commenter 2: I second this. Not cool, Jaime.

The works of God are full of wonders indeed.

755 days ago
100.

Pegasus    

Success
The second aspect of the “Abortion papers” effect is even more hilarious than the first one. The thing is that while seeking public opinion about the song, every media outlet mentioning it provides a link to the video, thus promoting it on a really big scale, independent of their views being positive or negative on the subject matter.

Every page of every media outlet urges you to listen, listen, listen to the song thus giving it so much free promotion that it leaves the observer of the process totally speechless. What a sudden twist in Michael Jackson’s posthumous fate! When he wasted millions on promoting his songs, no one wanted him and shrugged him off as a “has been” and a “basket case”, but now the same man doesn’t do a thing to promote his music and they are doing it by themselves and without any monetary incentive at that!

The paradox of the situation is that those who approve of the song are willingly promoting it, and those who disapprove of it are unwillingly promoting it too. If Michael Jackson had been alive he would have had a good laugh over it. Haters and supporters working together in order to promote a Michael Jackson song? Previously it would be totally impossible to envisage such a situation, however it is taking place now – the opposing parties are both working for Michael Jackson’s success and this is what makes the situation so beautiful.

This is the ultimate success of Michael Jackson and I absolutely admire it.

Another incredible thing about the “Abortion Papers” song is that it is liked by everybody.

Roger Friedman describes the song as follows: “It’s got a killer rhythm track and a very catchy hook and melody”. The beat is indeed nothing like you’ve ever heard before, Michael’s vocals are strong and passionate, and the music sounds so fresh that it looks like it was composed today and not a quarter of a century ago (what a ridiculous thought). These awesome features made the media admit that Michael’s music is timeless and is not susceptible to erosion:

“Jackson’s ’80s music has a timelessness to it that can cause the listener to disassociate it from the era it came out of.”
In addition to all that there isn’t a single article on the planet that wouldn’t call the song “catchy”. The common neutral description of the song is “incredibly catchy” while phrases like “oddly catchy” and “bizarrely catchy” betray the old familiar voices of Michael’s haters, however all of them, fans and haters alike, sigh in the universal consensus that the song is an absolute addiction.


The album in charts as per Sept.25, 2012
It sure is as I myself can listen to it almost non-stop. It is a great dance song and a true hit, no less smashing than the classic Billie Jean.

However this is exactly where real controversy starts

755 days ago
101.

HumanNature    

LONG LIVE THE "IMMORTAL" KING OF ALL MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON

755 days ago
103.

Daybreaker    

When he wasted millions on promoting his songs, no one wanted him and shrugged him off as a “has been” and a “basket case”,

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This part was true, and still is.


When he wanted to make money, he could quote the Bible and pretended to be a Christian. If he really believed the Bible, why did he turn himself to be a Muslim?

LOL LOL, he was such a scuumbag hypocrite!

755 days ago
104.

HumanNature    

EVERYBODY QUOTES THE "BIBLE" AND PRETEND TO BE A CHRISTIAN INCLUDING YOU..........


NOW, THIS PART IS "TRUE"!!!


LOL

754 days ago
105.

JustAGuy    

...oh.

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