JT channeled a little MJ during his show in L.A. last night -- busting out one of Michael's greatest hits ... and the crowd went wild.
Timberlake kicked off the Western leg of "The 20/20 Experience" tour at Staples Center on Tuesday ... and played a bunch of his own hits -- including "My Love," "Holy Grail" and "Sexy Back."
Then he turned to Michael Jackson ... and covered "Human Nature." Check out the clip.
Justin's show was packed with huge celebs -- including Matt Damon, Amy Adams ... and JT's old boyband mate Lance Bass (who had a special "friends and family" VIP pass).
As for JC, Joey or the other one ... so far, it's unclear if they were there too.
Bigger Than Michael
So Claims AEG
7/25/2013 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's Billie Jean vs. Titanic, and AEG claims the ship wins hands down. Translation -- AEG is trying to convince the Michael Jackson jury that Celine Dion is bigger than MJ.
AEG exec John Meglin is on the stand in the wrongful death case, scoffing at the Jackson family's claim that Michael would have earned $1.5 billion had he lived.
Meglin told the jury it's his opinion Celine is a bigger star and therefore more bankable than MJ ever would have been. Yet according to reports, Celine is worth a measly $400 mil.
Fun facts: Jackson ranks #3 in most albums sold worldwide -- more than a billion (behind the Beatles and Elvis) . Celine ranks #9 at 200 million albums.
So we gotta ask ...
Michael Jackson & Children
Emotional Home Videos
Tug Heart Strings in Court
6/28/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson was a loving father who cared deeply for his 3 children ... and they suffered an immeasurable loss when he passed away -- at least that's what Jackson family lawyers tried to show in court with MJ's own candid home videos.
The videos -- both shot by Michael -- were played for the jury in the Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit against AEG.
The first was shot on Christmas Day in 2006 ... when Prince was 9, Paris was 8, and Blanket was 4.
It's pretty touching -- Michael asks each of his children what they want to be when they grow up, and he really does sound like a caring father.
The other clip was shot years earlier -- when Prince and Paris were both toddlers. It's clear from the footage they both adore their dad, calling themselves "daddy's baby."
Michael Jackson's Nephew
He Handed Out $100 Bills
6/27/2013 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson was foolishly generous when he was alive ... handing out $100 bills to complete strangers whenever he felt like it -- this according to his nephew.
TJ Jackson -- the co-guardian of Michael's three kids -- testified today as part of the wrongful death lawsuit against AEG, claiming MJ was "extremely generous" ... citing generosity towards his employees, as well as random handouts of $100 bills to strangers.
It's pretty crazy ... considering MJ died a financial wreck, buried in nearly insurmountable debt.
During his testimony, TJ also said MJ's daughter Paris was hit the hardest by the singer's death, saying, "The loss of my uncle has hit her at a different level ... She was daddy's little girl. My uncle was her world."
TJ said he also supports Halle Berry's efforts to block paparazzi from chasing celebrity kids -- claiming the Jackson children are often faced with rogue photogs. He said, "I think it's awful what they get away with."
Plain Old Dad
6/27/2013 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson -- who was so elusive and freakish during his adult life -- was privately a doting dad who was adored by his kids -- at least based on the family pictures that were shown to the jury.
Prince Jackson testified Wednesday about MJ and how loving he was when no one but the kids were around. The photos that went along with Prince's testimony seem to prove the point.
Check out the pics. It may change your opinion about Michael.
Conrad Murray Told Us
'Sorry Kids. Dad's Dead.'
6/26/2013 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Prince Jackson just testified ... Dr. Conrad Murray informed them of Michael Jackson's passing by glibly announcing, "Sorry kids. Dad's dead."
Prince has taken the stand in the Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit against AEG, saying all he and his siblings could do was cry after hearing the news.
Prince said he recalled being in the sitting room of the Holmby Hills mansion when his father went into cardiac arrest on June 25th, 2009. Prince said he heard screams and Murray summoned him upstairs, where Prince saw his father "half hanging out of the bed" while Murray administered CPR.
He said Paris was hit the hardest by her dad's death, screaming that she "wanted her daddy" while Murray was trying to resuscitate him.
Prince said, "She was my dad's princess. She definitely is dealing with [his death] in her own way."
As we reported, Paris has sunken into a deep and dangerous depression recently, stemming from her father and his death.
AEG Was Killing Dad
6/26/2013 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Prince Jackson -- Michael Jackson's eldest son -- told jurors today in the wrongful death case, Michael Jackson had such problems with AEG he would cry and say, "They're gonna kill me ... they're gonna kill me."
Prince testified his dad was amped over the "This Is It" tour but felt he needed more time to rehearse. Apparently, AEG and MJ got into it during phone conversations and the calls made Michael break down in tears.
Prince also testified AEG honcho Randy Phillips came over to the house several times and he saw Phillips aggressively grab Dr. Conrad Murray by the elbow, as if to school him.
Prince got personal and talked about how involved Michael was in his kids' lives -- something that's highly relevant in a wrongful death case in assessing damages. He told the jury about how MJ loved home videos -- one showing Prince on a little car as Paris talked into a mic while "Daddy's Home" (a Jackson 5 song) played in the background.
Prince also said the day MJ went into full cardiac arrest at his home, Paris was screaming that she wanted her daddy. Prince says Dr. Murray announced at the house that MJ was dead from a heart attack.
The point of the testimony -- lawyers for the Jackson family are trying to prove AEG pushed Michael mercilessly and that, combined with Murray's bad medicine, cost MJ his life.
Grief-Stricken on Death Anniversary
'We Miss Him Every Day'
6/25/2013 3:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson's death anniversary is a particularly hard day for members of his family, especially his brothers, who tell TMZ ... he is still loved and missed everyday.
Jackie, Marlon, Tito and Jermaine tell TMZ ... "Four years ago today we lost one of the greatest musicians, entertainers, and icons the world has ever known. But to us, Michael was first and foremost our brother. We carry his spirit with us always, and we love and miss him every day."
Michael's youngest brother Randy Jackson tweeted, "Thinking about my brother on this day. Thank U everyone 4 your love and support and 4 the beautiful display of flowers at Forest Lawn."
As we reported earlier, fans have been leaving flowers at MJ's mausoleum by the thousands.
Michael died on June 25, 2009 from a fatal dose of Propofol. RIP.
Michael Jackson's Grave
On Death Anniversary
6/25/2013 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson passed away 4 years ago today -- you probably forgot ... but MJ's biggest fans definitely did not, leaving massive piles of flowers outside the King of Pop's mausoleum today.
To give you an idea, one MJ fan group -- called "One Rose for Michael Jackson" -- donated more than 10,000 roses to the grave site.
A rep for Forest Lawn cemetery tells TMZ, fans will continue to be allowed to place flowers at MJ's grave throughout the day ... and the flowers will remain on site for the rest of the week.
TMZ broke the story ... Jackson died from a fatal dose of Propofol on June 25th, 2009. His doctor is currently in jail.
Every Shocking Death Scene Photo
6/15/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here it is ... the Michael Jackson death scene ... every single shocking photo taken, from the doll he slept with, Propofol bottles, Dr. Murray's mysterious medical bag, portentous writing on the wall, old costumes ... everything.
The photos were taken by LAPD investigators on June 25th, 2009, the day Michael died. A few of these photos trickled out during Dr. Murray's criminal trial, but now they're all here in one gallery ... ALL 155.
The gallery is a fascinating window into how Michael lived ... and how he died.
Dr. Conrad Murray
Message to Paris
'You Are Not Alone' [AUDIO]
6/6/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Conrad Murray has outdone himself ... this time sending an audio message to Paris Jackson, telling her he'd like to help her figure out what's eating her.
Murray used a pay phone to send what he calls a "letter" to Paris, telling her "I don't know if there's anything to do to solve your pain," adding, "I'm here for you."
The message is bizarre ... Murray also uses the title of a Jackson song, "You Are Not Alone." He also uses verses from "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "You've Got a Friend."
And there's this ... Murray mentions that Paris consoled him "in [her] deepest moments of grief."
to MJ's Tomb
6/25/2012 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
An emotional Randy Jackson commemorated the three year anniversary of the death of his younger brother Michael Jackson by visiting Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles on Monday.
Randy paid his respects and also posed for pics with MJ fans -- including a King of Pop impersonator -- who had come to Michael's final resting place.
As we previously reported, a group of MJ fans raised roughly $30K to decorate Jackson's tomb with 10,000 roses to honor the fallen pop superstar.
Michael Jackson died on June 25th, 2009.
Michael Jackson's Death
Fans Send 10k Roses
to MJ's Gravesite
6/25/2012 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Over 10,000 roses were sent to Michael Jackson's final resting place today -- marking his 3-year death anniversary -- all courtesy of some very devoted fans.
A MJ fan group based in L.A. tells TMZ ... they used social media sites to raise money from fans all over the world for the memorial project ... finally collecting over $30k.
All that green bought a lot of flowers ... over 10,000 roses were delivered to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA today -- where the King of Pop was laid to rest in 2009 -- all to honor the late-singer on the anniversary of his death.
What's more -- we're told the roses will be put to good use and recycled after today ... over half will be sent to senior centers and other places where they can be used to make people happy.
Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009 ... he was 50.