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February 10, 1992 | THE INQUIRER STAFF This article was compiled from reports by the Associated Press
One of Michael Jackson's white sequined gloves sold for $1,000 in a spirited bidding war for Jackson family belongings that were seized from an Oxnard, Calif., storage locker for nonpayment of storage costs. "He's a legend and a great showman. I hope the glove will make my grandchildren rich some day," said the buyer, Thomas Boe, 53, of Ventura. Among the other items auctioned Saturday were music cases from the Jackson 5, instrument storage cases and various instruments, including an $18,000 electronic piano that went for $500.
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | From Inquirer wire services
Rocker Elton John, theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh and wildlife filmmaker David Attenborough are among 1,036 British citizens to make Queen Elizabeth's annual New Year's Honors List. John, 48, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire "for services to music and for charitable services. " He has raised about $2.5 million for AIDS research. Mackintosh, whose shows include Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables, received a knighthood. Attenborough was named a Companion of Honor.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | Associated Press Daily News staff writer Maria Gallagher contributed to this report
The Jacksons - possibly joined by brother Michael - will reconvene for the first time in nine years in December, when they are scheduled to perform a charity concert at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The male members of the singing family, first launched as the "Jackson 5," are to appear at "The Jackson Family Invitational Music Benefit and Awards," said Thomas D. Carver, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. Carver and association chairman Nicholas L. Ribis said the show's proceeds would benefit several major charities, which they did not specify.
NEWS
July 2, 2009 | By Traver Riggins INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans greeted Greg Boyd in front of Philadelphia International Records at 5 a.m. yesterday when he arrived to work security at the studio, where the family recorded two albums. "I said, 'Wooooooow,' " Boyd said. "But in all reality, it wasn't any mystery it was going to be big. It's Michael Jackson. " The first people lined up around 2:30 a.m., Boyd said, after Radio One stations WPHI-FM (100.3 the Beat) and WRNB-FM (107.9) organized a promotion at the studio to pay tribute to the King of Pop. The Jacksons recorded two albums there with famed producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
NEWS
October 14, 1991 | From Michael Lacing
TO CATCH A THIEF Pay-per-view event I'd pay to see: A Congressman and big-city gang member monitored during a typical day, with viewers noting who breaks more U.S. laws in a 24-hour period. GIVE ME SOME SKIN Pay-per-view event I would pay to see II: Fifteen leading plastic surgeons, blindfolded, matching up discarded skin from members of the Jackson family, Phyllis Diller and snakes from the Zoo. WHOLE WORLD WATCHING Since we're always complaining about how hard our legislators work and wondering how our tax dollars are being used, let's move Congress into the Biosphere.
NEWS
December 13, 2003 | By Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cody Jackson's childhood officially came to an end yesterday with apologies and tears in a matter of seven minutes. Dressed in black and standing before Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal, the 15-year-old Oaklyn boy was sentenced to five years in prison without parole for a bungled carjacking that officials said was supposed to be the start of a massacre in his hometown. Natal ordered that Jackson, who had been charged as an adult, serve his term in a facility for youthful offenders.
SPORTS
June 7, 1989 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Jeff Jackson, the Phillies' No. 1 choice in the free-agent amateur draft, said last night his first contract negotiating session with the Phillies ended without an agreement. Jackson, a 17-year-old centerfielder from Chicago who was the fourth player chosen overall, said the Phillies initially offered him $140,000 to sign when scouts Scott Trcka and Dick Lawlor met with the Jackson family in its South Side home last night. Jackson said the Phillies increased their offer to $160,000 before the session ended, but that he and his family asked for a couple of days to think over the offer.
NEWS
March 31, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The "Jackson Family Honors" benefit concert and television special is mired in financial woes, and the cast and crew are still owed $2 million, according to a report published yesterday. In addition, the Los Angeles Times said only $100,000 of the $4.5 million raised from the musical benefit would ever reach charities. Moreover, the Jackson family also owe a Trenton, N.J., porcelain sculptor more than $10,000 for two diamond-studded trophies given to Elizabeth Taylor and Berry Gordy during the television special, said Richard Vassil, senior vice president of Boehm Studio.
NEWS
May 10, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Daily News and New York Post contributed to this report
It's been a few months since the last splashy dissolution of a dysfunctional Jackson union. Time for La Toya Jackson to announce her divorce plans! La Toya claims Jack Gordon, her husband and manager of almost seven years, has been beating her again. She made the same claim three years ago, but dropped all charges. This time, La Toya said, she wants out. "I got a restraining order," she told reporters. "He beat me. " And, in a chillingly uncharacteristic fit of brevity, finished: "And I'm not going to discuss it any further.
NEWS
August 17, 2001 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a week of anticipation, Rob Mitchell pulled on surgical gloves yesterday in his office and picked up his new, half-million-dollar investment - one of Shoeless Joe Jackson's favorite baseball bats. The 40-ounce piece of hand-tooled hickory, named Black Betsy by Jackson, arrived wrapped in layer upon layer of veritable swaddling cloths. Mitchell was the winning bidder - at $577,610 - in a recent online auction, and he lifted his new collectible with a mixture of pride and awe. "Think of how much history is in every little ding," he said.
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July 25, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
HERE'S ONE of the many things Tattle has learned over the years writing about celebrities (and just observing life): When people don't like you, they magnify your flaws, and when they like you, they overlook your flaws. This leads us to the Gary, Ind., Community School Board's plan to name a school after . . . Michael Jackson . On Tuesday, the board approved a memorandum of understanding with MJ's mother, Katherine Jackson , that says the district hopes the move will "inspire children to excel in the arts and education.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thousands of fans converged Thursday morning at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on Manhattan's Upper West Side for James Gandolfini 's funeral, joining scores of the actor's family and friends. The cathedral, which had set aside 1,500 seats for mourners, was overwhelmed as fans vied for open spots after the invited guests were escorted to a reserved area. The Rev. James A Kowalski , dean of the cathedral, led the service, stepping aside to allow four of Gandolfini's loved ones to offer remembrances, including his wife, Deborah Lin Gandolfini , and family friends Thomas Richardson and Susan Aston . The Sopranos creator, David Chase , also spoke.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012 | Howard Gensler
The question must be asked: How can there be so much Jackson-family craziness with no mention of LaToya? Judge Mitchell Beckloff on Wednesday stepped into the turmoil roiling the Jackson family, appointing Tito Joe "TJ" Jackson, the son of Tito Jackson, to serve as temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's three children in the mysterious absence of family matriarch Katherine Jackson and in the midst a feud over the pop superstar's estate. Beckloff temporarily suspended Katherine as the children's guardian because she is in Arizona and hadn't spoken with them in several days, and, depending on whom you believe, either fled her family, is being held captive by her family or is starting to lose her marbles.
NEWS
October 2, 2011 | By Linda Deutsch, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The first week of the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor has had all the trappings of other courtroom spectacles involving the King of Pop: Dozens of sign-toting fans, TV crews, Jackson look-alikes, and the familiar faces of the Jackson family enduring yet another public crucible. Inside the courtroom, jurors heard intimate, riveting details of the pop superstar's life, including recordings of his drug-slurred voice, his hopes for a major comeback tour, even his love of spinach Cobb salad with organic turkey breast.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2009 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
HOW MANY stories over the past 40 years have started this way: "Members of the Jackson family can't agree . . . " The latest feud has to do with whether Michael's three children will be part of an A&E reality show titled "The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty. " Unfortunately, the title "Mad Men" was taken. An Us Weekly source says that the program will include the MJ Three, even though eldest sister Rebbie (who will not take part) says that Michael would never have let it happen.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2009 | By LAURIE T. CONRAD conradL@phillynews.com 215-854-2270 Daily News wire services contributed to this report
WHADDAYA know. That star-studded Michael Jackson tribute concert in Austria that only yesterday revealed an A-list performer lineup? The one that Jermaine Jackson's been talking up and others in the Jackson family have been backing away from? It's not looking so A-list anymore. Chris Brown won't be there. Neither will Mary J. Blige. Natalie Cole may have a conflict. Akon's peeps aren't talking either way. There are supposed to be 13 confirmed artists - including Philly's own Sister Sledge - for the Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2009 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
THE DEATH OF Michael Jackson has left a huge hole in the music world, but it has also left a huge hole in the calendar of London's 23,000-seat O2 Arena, which now has 50 dates to fill. "At the moment we're just waiting for the funeral to be out of the way and we'll let people know in due course," Lucy Ellison, a spokeswoman for O2 operator AEG Europe, said yesterday. "We're thinking about Michael Jackson now. We're just a very small part in this tragic story. " In the absence of facts, rumors are swirling about replacement acts.
NEWS
July 2, 2009 | By Traver Riggins INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans greeted Greg Boyd in front of Philadelphia International Records at 5 a.m. yesterday when he arrived to work security at the studio, where the family recorded two albums. "I said, 'Wooooooow,' " Boyd said. "But in all reality, it wasn't any mystery it was going to be big. It's Michael Jackson. " The first people lined up around 2:30 a.m., Boyd said, after Radio One stations WPHI-FM (100.3 the Beat) and WRNB-FM (107.9) organized a promotion at the studio to pay tribute to the King of Pop. The Jacksons recorded two albums there with famed producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2007 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
MICHAEL JACKSON, who's come in from Bahrain, is looking for new digs in the U.S. - and it may be he's going to wanna be starting something on the East Coast. Where exactly Jackson may end up, however, seems to be up for debate. The Associated Press and Tattle colleague Laurie Conrad say the former King of Pop has been hunting for real estate for a vacation home on Maryland's Eastern Shore, possibly even spending a night last week at the tony Perry Cabin Inn in St. Michaels, if you want to believe the locals.
NEWS
December 15, 2005 | By Rob Watson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For all of the crying and whining the Jackson family has done about how the media have treated brother-from-another-planet Michael Jackson, they still seem committed to putting the family business out in the street, Reuters reports. In the Jacksons' second attempt at a reality show, cable networks are receiving a pilot in which the sons of Tito Jackson, already popular in Europe as the boy band 3T, try taking another shot at pop stardom in the States as adults. Not only do they receive help from Dad, but advice from other Jackson siblings, including LaToya and Jermaine Jackson.
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