Published by on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 8:35 am.
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With his freedom now upon him, Dr. Conrad Murray is looking to officially become a doctor once again.
Prior to his release, Murray filed a civil petition last Friday in Travis County, Texas requesting a civil court judge to halt revoking his medical license. The controversial doctor currently has an ongoing pending criminal appeal in California.
For those unaware of the controversial doc’s history, Murray had a clinic in Texas, prior to his 2011 conviction of negligence in the death of Michael Jackson. And the Lone Star State was the first to revoke his license citing his felony conviction in California, the state where the King of Pop died, as the reason.
But Murray’s Texas attorneys are fighting his cause to the end and trying to ensure that the doctor practices medicine again very soon. “Dr. Murray has an unquenchable desire to help people, and no matter where it is, he will return to his give profession of healing,” Charles Peckham told the the New York Daily News.
But popular opinion, MJ fans of course and the city of Los Angeles aren’t so anxious to have the questionable doc back in business. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has vowed to fight all efforts by Murray to get a medical license anywhere in the United States. There has also been talk of Murray seeking out a reality show deal … we’ll see.
Published by on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 2:20 am.
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Tamar Braxton has admitted to having her nose done. But to rumors she’s had plastic surgery — Botox, fillers, and skin lighters — the Braxton sister says no, she has not touched her face.
In an interview with Ebony.com, Tamar discussed abusive relationships she’s been in and her struggle with the skin condition Vitiligo. The topic of her battle with the pigmentation disorder easily segued into a talk about accusations Tamar was put her face under the knife.
“I don’t have plastic surgery. I never had plastic surgery,” she stated emphatically. “I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose… I have no plastic in my nose. [But] when I shared that with the world, now I have Botox, and different kind of fillers. Now I touch my face, which I never touch my face… Everything is real on me.”
Everything, Tamar? After Michael Jackson went on record as saying he only had two nose jobs, its hard to believe celebs’s confessions about face they had done. But what are we to do. If that’s what you want fans to know, it’s what you want. You’re still beautiful.
Published by on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:42 am.
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Since Michael Jackson’s death, the Jackson family has continued to make headlines for mostly personal reasons. TMZ is reporting that Jermaine has allegedly fallen behind in his child support payments to his and Randy Jackson’s baby mama, Alejandra Jackson, and the past due amount totals over $30,000 dollars.
Because of the debt, Los Angeles Child Support Services Department has asked a judge to hold Jermaine in contempt for failing to meet his child support financial obligations from April 2012 thru April 2013. The CSSD ordered Jermaine to pay $3,000 a month in child support payments for teenage sons Jermajesty and Jaafar, but so far the founding Jackson Five member has not made any monthly payments in full.
To date, Jermaine has only coughed up a total of $5,621 for the year and still owes $30,378. The elder Jackson brother now faces 60 days in jail if he does not pay the total fee by August 2013. The CSSD says Jermaine is guilty of 12 counts of contempt, for each month. There will be a hearing scheduled to address the issue if he does not meet the deadline.
Alejandra and Jermaine previously tousled over back child support payments in 2011. Jermaine then owed $90,000, but settled with his ex for $80,000 instead. If Jermaine could get those types of funds together the last time, he should have no problem getting the cash together this time around. Maybe he can cop a loan from La Toya?
Published by on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:00 am.
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We all still feel the spirit of Michael Jackson, particularly through his music. But MJ’s sister LaToya Jackson takes it a bit further, actually hearing the King of Pop tap dancing around her home.
Appearing on Good Day New York, LaToya, 56, explained to anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly. “It’s the strangest thing,” she said “because you feel something like thick around you or behind you and you’re wondering — you don’t see anything, but you feel a presence … it’s very interesting because it is there, it’s definitely there.”
LaToya said one of her home security guards also noticed, which made her more curious about certain noises she’s heard, especially hearing “someone tap dance over a certain part of the house.”
“We go up there and no one’s up there — just tap dancing,” she explained. “And the dog barks at his room, the window, every single night at the same time … the dog doesn’t even know that that’s Michael’s room, and the security didn’t know. It’s weird!”
Whether you believe this story or not, fans should be glad to hear MJ is keeping up his dance skills in the afterlife.
Published by on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 8:24 am.
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Jermaine Jackson says he thinks it’s “wonderful” that Paris Jackson has started bonding with mom Debbie Rowe. In recent weeks, Rowe has been seen visiting Paris at a school event flanked with flowers. The two apparently have struck up a relationship and have been spending lots of quality time together.
“I think that’s wonderful because the kids need their Mom. I think it’s great,” Jermaine told TMZ. “That’s their mother. That’s a wonderful thing, that’s a good thing.”
Soon after their divorce, Michael Jackson nixed all plans of Rowe having a relationship with Prince Jackson and Paris. The King of Pop ended contact between Rowe and the children in 1999 and Debbie gave away complete custody rights in 2001. Thus far, Prince has shown no interest in getting to know his mom and it has been widely reported that Blanket Jackson’s mother is not Rowe, but an anonymous surrogate.
Well, with MJ gone at least Paris has one parent in her life.
Published by on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm.
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Paris Jackson has one definite plan when she becomes an adult: restore the King of Pop’s former kingdom, Neverland. Michael Jackson’s daughter told the Daily Mail she plans to bring back her dad’s estate, which was used to provide fun for sick and underprivileged children.
MJ began to lose his grip on Neverland when his finances started crumbling. After Jackson nearly lost the property twice to foreclosure, Colony Capital LLC stepped in to purchase the loan and eventually restructure it with Jackson only seven months before his death in 2009. While Colony still controls Neverland, Jackson estate still has 12.5 percent interest.
Paris wishes to begin her plans when she reaches adulthood. And she may be working with none other than Lady Gaga on the project. Gaga is reported interested in investing in the 3,000 acre Ranch along with Michael’s kids. They are planning on turning the property into a sanctuary for children and animals.
More power you, Paris. Neverland is apart of MJ’s legacy that should be preserved.
Published by Natasha Fierce on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:00 am.
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Janet Jackson may be marrying rich, but she could potentially divorce richer.
A UK newspaper reports that Jackson and her billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana would already be married were it not for lawyers taking their time with the couple’s pre-nuptial agreement. Now, the lovebirds may be tired of waiting and decide to forego the formalities altogether.
That would make Jackson a very wealthy woman if, you know, happily ever after didn’t work out. Al Mana, who has amassed a fortune as an investor in major fashion brands and is part-owner of Saks Fifth Avenue franchises in the Middle East, is worth over one billion dollars, which means Jackson would get a payout of $500 million in the event of a divorce.
Sounds like a win-win situation.
Published by on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm.
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Apparently Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson isn’t only handy with a belt but a pistol as well… at least that’s what he told an audience in Las Vegas before opening his jacket to flash one.
It all went down at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Vegas this weekend where Joe was being honored at the Black Music Awards. Before bringing the famous dad on stage Joe’s good friend Majestik told the crowd a story about Joe confronting Michael Jackson’s bodyguards two weeks before MJ’s death.
Majestik say, during the alleged confrontation, Joe flashed his pistol at the guards and said: “If I hear you all givin’ my son drugs or doing anything illegal with my son … I’m going to kill all of you.”
After hitting the stage, Joe corroborated the story informing the crowd that what Majestik said was true… “Every word he said.”
“I carry a piece everywhere I go,” Joe said before opening his jacket to reveal his piece. “I’m gonna show it to you.”
“I’ve been threatened a lot of times and so I need to be safe.”
Let’s just hope Papa Joe never has to use his tool… After all, the belt was enough to get his family to the top.
Published by on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:00 am.
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Dr. Conrad Murray thinks that jail is killing him.
In a recorded jailhouse conversation, the former doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson told a friend that he had to be rushed to USC Medical Center earlier this week after fearing he was suffering from deadly blood clots in his legs.
“It progressed until the leg felt numb,” he complained, “… it was painful all to the top of my foot … around the medial aspect of my ankle and all the way to the mid-calf.”
After Murray was examined, the doctors determined there were no blood clots. And Murray was returned to his cell. But he insists that the pain and numbness continues.
“I have had to lay in bed for most of the day,” he said, “because there is no way to elevate my feet. One of the recommendations by the doctor is to keep my legs elevated and to increase my activity which is impossible in a 5×7 cell.”
Obviously Murray doesn’t know that a lot of institutionalized dudes get most of their time to work out and keep in shape while being locked down. Maybe if he got with that program it would help him serve his time with a little ease… But if he wants to suffer, well, that’s what jail is for.
Published by Natasha Fierce on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 10:00 am.
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Picture it: 1984. A vibrant young pop star starts a secret affair with the married brother of music’s greatest icon. Though their love is under wraps, pop star spills her guts in song, and the track becomes her biggest hit to date. The affair ends, the pop star marries someone else, her life ends in tragedy and the secret goes with her to the grave…well, almost.
It sounds like a stretch, but newspaper The Sun is claiming that our pop star–Whitney Houston–was, in fact, saving all her love for none other than Jermaine Jackson.
The newspaper claims Whitney even cast a Jermaine look-a-like in her video for “Saving All My Love for You,” now said to be inspired from her romance with MJ’s bro, and hoped he would leave his wife for her.
Obviously, that never happened and Whitney married Bobby Brown. Evidently, Whitney and Jermaine never lost touch after the affair and that, folks, is why JJ was so torn up over Whitney’s death, so much so that he couldn’t bring himself to attend her funeral.
Just the idea of Whitney and Jermaine together makes us wonder…what if?