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Dr. Wesley Muhammad releases an interesting report with research and footnotes on the plot to kill Michael Jackson for his catalogue of music and more. Read full report in link below.

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Filmmaker Spike Lee is currently in the final stages of post-production of a Michael Jackson** documentary that focuses on the King of Pop’s album Bad and ensuing world tour.

The film, which syncs up nicely with the album’s 25th anniversary, features 40 interviews done by Lee with Jackson’s confidants, choreographers, musicians and other collaborators. Lee also interviewed contemporary stars from Kanye West to Sheryl Crow (a backup singer on the Bad tour) about the album’s lasting influence.

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Everyone has been waiting on this trial for nearly four years and today was the day Torrance Hatch, better known as Lil Boosie went to court for his sentencing. Investigators had accused him of trying to smuggle drugs once into Dixon Correctional Facility, and twice into Angola State Penitentiary.

Earlier today Boosie pleaded guilty to charges of him smuggling contraband into two different prisons he was held in while awaiting trial on murder charges. He was sentenced to eight years hard labor for the charges, with credit for time served.

In unrelated newz: Dr. Conrad Murray sentenced to 4 years for killing Michael Jackson

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A black and red leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson in the music video for “Thriller” sold for $1.8 million at an auction in Los Angeles on Saturday, two years after the singer’s death.

The buyer, a Texan gold trader named Milton Verret, says he plans to use the iconic jacket to raise money for children’s hospitals around the world. Verret already has plans to display the jacket at the Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas.

Two versions of the jacket were made for the video. This version, with winged shoulders, was autographed by the late singer. Another version, which is scuffed from more intensive wear, is owned by the Michael Jackson estate.

“MJ gone, My n*gga Dead”

Kanye West

On this date in 2009, American singer Michael Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.  Michael Jackson was the greatest and most successful entertainer of all time, often referred to as “The King of Pop”  His legacy will live forever through his music.

R.I.P. MJ

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Michael Jackson continues his legacy even after his death, by recently being named Forbes Magazine’s  top earning dead celebrity.

Although Jackson never made the highest earning celebrity list while he was alive, he has made his debut on the list in a big way, making more than anyone dead or alive apart from Oprah.

Jackson not only took the No.1 spot on the 10th annual ranking of the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, with gross earnings of $275 million, but he made more money than the other 11 deceased celebrities that made the list combined!

His estate’s 12-month haul was greater than overall income of the two biggest alive musical acts this year, U2 and AC/DC. Jackson’s earning comes from a variety of different things, that include his Sony catalog, his movie “This Is It,” and a renewed fan interest in music and videos that starred the King of Pop.

Although Michael may no longer be with us, his legacy will live forever.

A rep for Michael Jackson Estate has exclusively revealed to Rolling Stone that a new album featuring 10 never heard before songs will be out in November this year. These tracks may be from his recording sessions in the 80s or the newer material that he was working on with Akon, Will.i.am and Ne-Yo just before his shocking death. It is estimated that Jackson’s vaults contain more than 100 completed and unreleased songs.

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A mid-twenties African American man wearing a sequined military jacket and dark sunglasses. He is walking while waving his right hand, which is adorned with a white glove. His left hand is bare.

1 year ago, today we loss the King of Pop.

On June 25th, 2009 the world held their breath, only to let out a cry of despair and tears of lost when it was announced that Michael Jackson had died. Now one year later it is still hard to imagine that a man who pretty much changed the game in the music business is no longer here.  Many superstars have taken, mimicked or paid tribute to MJ, but none of them could never match or surpass him.

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