July 25, 2014 |
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.
June 29, 2013 |
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.
July 27, 2012 |
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.
October 2, 2011 |
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.
October 15, 2009 |
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.
September 10, 2009 |
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.
July 3, 2009 |
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.
July 2, 2009 |
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.
July 5, 2007 |
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.
December 15, 2005 |
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.