November 13, 2013 |
'Are you tired yet, Philly?" Justin Timberlake asked, checking in with the crowd 21/2 hours into his three-hour set Wells Fargo Center Sunday night. Tired? There was no room for tired with the 360-degree laser light show that danced from song to song. Or the video projections that flipped back and forth between live shots and filmed pieces that interacted with what was happening on stage. Fancy audiovisuals aside, it was Timberlake's performance that kept the audience not just alert, but hypnotized and hooked throughout a 30-song spectacle that ended just before midnight.
October 30, 2013
No jail time for 50 Cent He'll always be half a buck short of a buck, but rapper 50 Cent has avoided jail time in a domestic violence case dating to June 23, when he allegedly kicked Daphne Joy Narvaez (who may be the mother of a kid of his) and busted up some of her stuff. In a plea deal with L.A. prosecutors Monday, he accepted a count of misdemeanor vandalism in return for dropping a domestic violence count. He gets three years of probation and 30 days of community service, plus counseling, and must pay $7,100 in restitution to her. Plus her restraining order against him stays in effect.
September 27, 2013 |
Michael Jackson was an adult fully responsible for his own actions and died because of his own decisions, a lawyer for AEG Live said on Wednesday said in his closing argument in the Jackson family's negligence suit against the company. MJ's family blame the company for hiring Conrad Murray , the physician who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for giving MJ an overdose of propofol, an anesthetic used in surgery. AEG denies it hired Murray, maintaining that it was MJ who insisted Murray treat him. Attorney Marvin Putnam said that if the company knew of MJ's drug abuse, it would never have partnered with him for his comeback tour.
September 11, 2013 |
TEEN HEARTTHROB Louis Tomlinson spilled his guts yesterday. Tomlinson, one-fifth of pop powerhouse One Direction, was playing in a charity soccer game in Glasgow, Scotland, when he took a rough tackle from Gabriel Agbonlahor , a pro soccer player for England's Aston Villa. The impact was so rough on the boy-band star that he was escorted to the sidelines, where he promptly vomited. Little Louis is all fine and dandy now, but Agbonlahor drew massive criticism from One Direction's army of screaming fans.
June 28, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's eldest son testified yesterday that his father was excited about going back on tour before his death but wasn't happy about the pressure that came with the ill-fated shows. Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson Jr. told jurors his father wanted more time to rehearse and had several tense phone conversations with promoters of his "This Is It" shows that sometimes ended with his father in tears. The 16-year-old said his father remarked after one of the conversations, "They're going to kill me. " He did not elaborate.
June 9, 2013 |
Former Liberace boy toy Scott Thorson had a six-year affair with Michael Jackson , reports the London tabloid the Sun. "Liberace introduced me and Michael in the late 1970s," Thorson, 54, tells the Sun. "It was right around the time Thriller was coming out, and Michael and I became lovers. Our relationship went on for six or seven years. Michael was very generous, too. He treated me well. " Thorson, who has colon cancer, was recently bailed out of a Nevada jail, where he was awaiting sentencing on burglary charges.
June 7, 2013 |
AS IF Paris Jackson didn't have enough on her mind, LA judge Mitchell Beckloff said yesterday that he was inclined to unseal portions of choreographer Wade Robson 's court filings alleging he was abused by Michael Jackson . Personal details and psychiatrist reports would likely not be released. Beckloff said he needed to address which records should remain sealed before he can deal with whether Robson, whose work can be see on "So You Think You Can Dance?" can pursue his claim.
June 7, 2013 |
Michael Jackson 's daughter, Paris , 15, was rushed to a hospital Wednesday from the family house in Calabasas, Calif., after cutting her wrists in an apparent suicide attempt. It followed a series of bizarre tweets. In the latest, she wrote, "yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay. " Paris' mom, Debbie Rowe , told Entertainment Tonight Paris has had "a lot going on. " That may include pressure to testify in her family's suit against Michael's concert promoter, AEG. A lawyer for matriarch Katherine Jackson told USA Today, "Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate . . . attention.
June 6, 2013 |
P ARIS JACKSON is OK, folks. The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson gave her family quite a scare, however, after she was taken to a hospital early yesterday following an alleged suicide attempt. Perry Sanders Jr ., attorney for Paris' mother, Debbie Rowe , wrote in a statement to the Associated Press that Paris is getting appropriate medical attention and that the family is seeking privacy. "Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are," he wrote.
May 17, 2013 |
OH NO, HE DIDN'T. That's what Debbie Rowe , Michael Jackson 's ex-wife, is saying about allegations that the King of Pop molested dancer Wade Robson . Robson, who Jackson befriended, raised eyebrows yesterday when he said on NBC's "Today Show" yesterday that Jackson molested him from ages 7 to 14, an allegation he denied during Jackson's 2005 molestation trial. Rowe told TMZ, "I was angered that Wade Robson reversed his sworn testimony from court in 2005, and now claims to be a victim of sexual abuse.