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Michael Jackson buried with glove, pearls and shades


Michael Jackson buried with glove, pearls and shades

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009), known as the “King of Pop”, and also, during his life, as “Jacko” in newspaper headlines, was an American musician and one of the most commercially successful entertainers of all time. His unique contributions to music and dance, along with a highly publicized personal life, made him a prominent figure in popular culture for four decades.

He started a solo career in 1971, having made his debut in 1964 as a member of The Jackson 5. His 1982 album Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time, with four others—Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995)—among the best selling. He popularized several intricate dance moves, such as the robot and the moonwalk. He is widely credited with having transformed the music video from a promotional tool into an art form, with videos for his songs “Billie Jean”, “Beat It” and “Thriller” making him the first African American artist to amass a strong crossover following on MTV.

Twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his other achievements feature multiple Guinness World Records—including the “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time” — 13 Grammy Awards, 17 number one singles (including the four as a member of the Jackson 5), and estimated sales between 350 million and 750 million records worldwide.[3] He was also a notable philanthropist and humanitarian who donated and raised millions of dollars through support of 39 charities and his own Heal the World Foundation.

Michael Jackson was buried with one of his iconic white gloves, sunglasses and dressed with pearl beads and a large gold belt, his sister, La Toya, said in a television interview to air on Friday.

“He was dressed in all white pearl beads going across, draped across (and) a beautiful big gold belt … like a belt that you win being a boxer,” La Toya Jackson told journalist Barbara Walters in a “20/20” interview to air on ABC on Friday night.

Jackson, 50, died on June 25 of a prescription drug overdose and was buried eight days ago in a Los Angeles suburb.

Aside from full make-up, Michael Jackson also was buried with one of his iconic white gloves, La Toya Jackson said.

She described him as a man with a great heart.

“He wasn’t God, but he was certainly God-like,” she told Walters. “He was the closest thing to a god that I knew.”

La Toya Jackson dismissed questions about the parentage of her brother’s three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II, 7, also known as Blanket.

“It doesn’t really matter, those are Michael’s kids,” she said in the interview. “He raised those kids. They were in his arms when they were born.”

Media reports have suggested that Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr Arnold Klein, was the sperm donor for Jackson’s two oldest children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe. The biological parents of Blanket have never been revealed.

In other developments, the private company with an ownership stake in Michael Jackson’s famed central California estate, Neverland Ranch, this week withdrew official applications made in August to trademark various names for the property.

The applications were filed in the event that the Neverland owners and Jackson’s estate decided to transform it into a tourist attraction with a museum. A spokesman for the company, Colony Capital, declined to comment.

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Paula Abdul Stunned At Being Replaced On American Idol

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Paula Abdul Stunned At Being Replaced On American Idol

Paula Julie Abdul ( born June 19, 1962) is an American pop singer, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.

In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of Pop-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there. She won a Grammy for “Best Music Video – Short Form” for “Opposites Attract” and twice won the “Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography.”


Corey Clark

In May 2005, ABC’s news magazine Primetime Live reported claims by Season 2 American Idol contestant Corey Clark that he and Abdul had an affair during that season, and that she had coached him on how to succeed in the competition. The fact that Clark came forward at a time when he was marketing a CD and trying to get a book deal was seen as suspicious by some, but Clark maintains that his career was being prejudiced because of his relationship with Abdul and that is why he came forward with the information to clear his name. For the most part, Abdul refused to comment on Clark’s allegations. At the height of the debacle, Abdul appeared in a Saturday Night Live skit, making light of the situation. While Fox launched an investigation, Abdul received numerous calls of support from celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey; Barbara Walters even addressed the camera during an episode of ABC’s The View to say she was ashamed to be part of an operation that would report Clark’s flimsy tabloid claims under the guise of a news story. In August 2005 the Fox network confirmed that she would be returning to the show, as the investigation had found “insufficient evidence that the communications between Mr. Clark and Ms. Abdul in any way aided his performance”

Paula Abdul was stunned at being permanently replaced on American Idol by Ellen DeGeneres, RadarOnline.com has learned.  “Privately, Paula is very upset. She’s never going to admit it publicly but this stung,” said a source close to the Fox situation.

Even though publicly Paula has not even hinted that she might return to the show, privately she still believed a last-minute deal could be worked out, RadarOnline.com learned. But Fox execs had already moved on.

“Paula likes Ellen and she doesn’t want to say a negative word about her and she won’t,” the source told RadarOnline.com. But the news surprised Paula and upset her – and she had no advance warning and heard about it “just like everyone else,” said the source.

Ok, now everyone wait for her Twitter!

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Victoria Beckham in 50s retro bikini


Victoria Beckham in 50s retro bikini

Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, author, businesswoman, actress and model.

During her rise to fame with 1990’s pop group the Spice Girls, Beckham was dubbed Posh Spice, a nickname first coined by the British pop music magazine, Top of the Pops, in their July, 1996, issue. Since the Spice Girls followed separate careers, she has dabbled in pop music, scoring four UK Top 10 singles as a solo artist. Her first single to be released, “Out of Your Mind”, reached number two in the UK Singles Chart and is her highest chart entry to date. During her solo music career she has been signed to Virgin Records and Telstar Records.


Spice Girls

Victoria Adams (as she then was) joined the all-girl group Spice Girls, first called “Touch,” in 1994, with Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm. She had previously answered an advertisement in The Stage in March 1993 which required girls who were “street smart, extrovert, ambitious and able to sing and dance”.

The group’s first single, “Wannabe”, went to number one in the UK and the United States and India, and would be followed by eight other successful number one singles from their albums, Spice, Spiceworld and Forever. Each member of the group received a nickname from the media. Victoria was called Posh Spice because of her refined attitude, form-fitting designer outfits, such as little black dresses, and her love of high-heeled footwear. The group was one of the most successful pop acts of the 1990s, selling over fifty-five million records worldwide. After the release of their third album, Forever (UK#2), which was much less successful than their previous two albums, the Spice Girls stopped recording, leading Beckham to try to build a solo career.

It seems things really are going swimmingly for Victoria Beckham.

The former Spice Girl, who has reinvented herself as a high-fashion style icon, appears in the pages of America’s Elle magazine in a playful Fifties bikini.

The 35-year-old put her incredibly lean figure on show in the retro Diane von Furstenberg two-piece which features a sweetheart neckline and high-waisted bloomers.

But of course it wasn’t without a touch of Posh – the ensemble included an outrageous oversized bow headband and of course, a pair of impractical Nina Ricci platform boots.

With a toned down tan, smokey eye make-up and lashings of red lipstick, she poses poolside with a blue umbrella.

The mother-of-three is also pictured wearing a dramatic Valentino gown with reams of tulle and in another shot she is perched on a pool lounge in one of her own designs.

She also opened up about how she coped being apart from her husband David Beckham while during his stint with AC Milan.

‘I felt like someone had chopped my arm off, to be completely honest,’ she says. ‘Everything we do, we do together. I very rarely go out on my own, unless it’s a work commitment.’

On the couple’s family life away from the spotlight, she says: ‘David and I have a working relationship together, and we also have a private life together. Someone used the example recently of Brad and Angelina.

‘They might be in a movie together, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to let someone film them at home. I don’t do ‘at homes’ with my family. I don’t march my kids down red carpets.

‘It’s just not how we choose to do things.’

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