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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Is in Wildfire's Path

The Lake Fire is also threatening wineries in California's Los Olivos area

(Newser) - One of the largest wildfires currently burning in California has Michael Jackson's former home in its sights. The Lake Fire, which has grown to more than 18,000 acres since it broke out Friday afternoon, is burning in southern California's Santa Barbara County near Los Olivos, and along...

When He Died, Michael Jackson Was $500M in Debt: Court Filing

Executors say they've since resolved debts, turned estate profitable

(Newser) - At the time of his 2009 death, Michael Jackson was more than $500 million in debt, according to new court documents filed by the executors of his estate. In a petition requesting money from the estate be used to reimburse the executors' attorneys, the executors say Jackson's "most...

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Priscilla Presley Talks Lisa Marie's Death, Michael Jackson

'Unbearable' is how Elvis' ex describes losing daughter, mom, grandson over 3-year span

(Newser) - It's been a tumultuous three-plus years for Priscilla Presley, who lost her mom, her 27-year-old grandson to suicide, and her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, within that span. Now, Elvis' 78-year-old ex-wife is revealing how this has all affected her in a sit-down with Piers Morgan, set to air in...

Paris Jackson Says She's Getting Abuse From Her Dad's Fans

She says they're angry that she didn't wish Michael Jackson a happy birthday on social media

(Newser) - Paris Jackson says her dad never celebrated his birthday when he was alive—but 14 years after his death, some Michael Jackson fans think she deserves to die for not wishing him a happy birthday on social media. In an Instagram post Tuesday, which would have been her father's...

Court Revives Sex Abuse Lawsuits vs. Michael Jackson

2 accusers will get a new day in court

(Newser) - A California appeals court on Friday revived lawsuits from two men who allege Michael Jackson sexually abused them for years when they were boys. A three-judge panel from California's 2nd District Court of Appeal found that the lawsuits of Wade Robson and James Safechuck should not have been dismissed...

Jaafar Jackson Will Play 'Uncle Michael' in Biopic

26-year-old to make acting debut in 'Michael'

(Newser) - Jaafar Jackson, Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic Michael to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Lionsgate announced Jackson's casting Monday for the film being produced by Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King, the AP reports. Jackson is the second-youngest son...

Janet Jackson on New Documentary: 'Needs to Be Done'

Extended trailer is out now

(Newser) - "It's just something that needs to be done." So says Janet Jackson of the new documentary on her—titled Janet—in the opening minutes of a new extended trailer . The documentary airs Jan. 28 at 8pm ET on Lifetime, and USA Today rounds up some of the...

Neverland Ranch Sells for a Fraction of Original Price

Michael Jackson's property was listed at $100M in 2016, just sold for $22M

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California has found a new owner in billionaire businessman Ron Burkle, the AP reports. Burkle views the 2,700-acre property in Los Olivos, near Santa Barbara, as a land banking opportunity, his spokesman said Thursday in an email. The Wall Street Journal reports the...

Michael Jackson Accuser Sees His Lawsuit Tossed

James Safechuck to appeal lawsuit dismissal

(Newser) - A judge has tossed a lawsuit brought against the late Michael Jackson's companies by a man who says he was abused by the star. James Safechuck, who appeared in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, says he was abused hundreds of times while working for Jackson as a child dancer...

Madonna Posts Son's George Floyd Tribute, Gets Slammed

Teen son David's dance honoring Floyd is deemed 'exploitive,' 'tone-deaf'

(Newser) - Madonna likely meant well with a tribute to George Floyd that she posted on social media Thursday, but the video featuring one of her sons has received more backlash than applause. E! News reports on the three-minute clip , which shows David Banda—the 14-year-old adopted by Madonna in 2006 from...

It's a Good Day for Michael Jackson Accusers

Appeals court tentatively says lawsuits by Wade Robson, James Safechuck can proceed

(Newser) - Looks like two of Michael Jackson's best-known accusers may have another day in court. A California appeals court has tentatively ruled that lawsuits by Wade Robson and James Safechuck—who accused Jackson in the HBO documentary Finding Neverland of molesting them as boys—should get fresh consideration by a...

French Movie Industry Has Shocking #MeToo Moment

Actress Adele Haenel says director Christophe Ruggia sexually harassed her when she was a child

(Newser) - A French actress who's won two of her country's Oscars just dropped a #MeToo shocker. The BBC reports Adele Haenel, 30, now says that between the ages of 12 and 15 she was sexually harassed and inappropriately touched by Christophe Ruggia, the director of her first film, The ...

Michael Jackson Cried Talking to Brando About His Sex Life

At least according to an upcoming podcast

(Newser) - Seems Marlon Brando once asked Michael Jackson about his sex life, and the pop star became surprisingly emotional. In Telephone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson , host Brandon Ogborn reads from a transcript of Brando talking to prosecutors in 1994 about sex-abuse accusations against the pop icon. "It's...

Chappelle: I Don't Believe Michael Jackson's Accusers

In new special, comic says he doesn't think the pop star molested anyone

(Newser) - The Michael Jackson documentary Neverland has prompted even some of his staunchest defenders to doubt Jackson's innocence in molestation claims. But one fellow celeb appears to be holding the line. "I’m going to say something I’m not allowed to say, but I gotta be real: I...

'I Have Prayed That Michael Jackson's Will Would Be Found'

Former publicist says singer left secret will, but it's missing

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's former publicist claimed Thursday that the late singer left behind a secret will in which he detailed how he wanted his legacy to be preserved—but she has no idea where it is. "I don't have it. I don't know where it is,"...

Report: Lisa Marie to Drop Bombshell Book

She'll reportedly get up to $4M to dish on Michael Jackson, Elvis

(Newser) - This should certainly help Lisa Marie Presley's financial woes . A source tells Page Six that the daughter of the King of Rock and Roll has inked a book deal that will see her paid $3 million to $4 million to dish on her famous father and two-year marriage to...

Michael Jackson Not the Only Celeb Who Died 10 Years Ago

It's the 10-year anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

(Newser) - The world's biggest pop star died 10 years ago Tuesday, and the estate of Michael Jackson marked the occasion with a statement calling him "more important than ever," reports Billboard . "A decade later, Michael Jackson is still with us, his influence embedded in dance, fashion, art,...

Michael Jackson's Kid Is a College Grad

Eldest son Prince Jackson has a new degree in business administration

(Newser) - The eldest son of the King of Pop is now a college graduate, reports People . Twenty-two-year-old Prince Jackson—real name Michael Joseph Jackson Jr.—graduated Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Saturday with a degree in business administration and family was around to applaud him. Cousin TJ Jackson...

Corey Feldman Struggles to Make Doc on 'Hollywood Pedophiles'

The former child star also reassesses his friendship with Michael Jackson

(Newser) - Corey Feldman is still waging a war against what he calls widespread Hollywood pedophilia—which has earned him online enemies and led him to see an old friend in a new light, Rolling Stone reports. "It caused me to have concerns," he says of Finding Neverland , the HBO...

Barbra Streisand Apologizes for Michael Jackson Remarks

Of the molestation, she had said, 'it didn't kill them'

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand has backtracked quickly from her assertion that boys molested by Michael Jackson were "thrilled" to be there . "I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully," she said in a Saturday statement, per TMZ . "I...

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