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In typical fashion, this year’s BET Awards were a mishmash of randomness–not enough awards, too many sub-par performances and, even for a night that was to be dedicated to the late great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, it was barely […]

I read with interest the post by fellow Idol Chatter blogger Kris Rasmussen, as well as several other articles regarding the news from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences that they’ll now nominate ten movies for the Best Picture category […]

Don’t let the trailer for “Cheri” fool you. While it seduces moviegoers with promises of period costumes and what looks to be a frothy romantic frolic between the beautiful (yet much older) Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the equally beautiful (yet […]

Back when making music videos was an art form and a must for anyone hoping for chart-topping releases, Michael Jackson took it to another level. VH1 celebrated him with a full weekend of retrospective videos and provided viewers the chance […]

The legacy of Michael Jackson continues as the memory of his passing still remains fresh in our minds. Say a prayer for him and for the Jacksons as they grieve and mourn the death of a son, a brother, and […]

My heart goes out to the families, friends and fans of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, and Billy Mays. I’m not sure I can remember a time when four celebrities passed away so close to each other, and it’s […]

Earlier today Jermaine Jackson gave a press conference addressing the few known details surrounding his brother Michael’s death. At the end of his emotional speech he says, “May Allah be with you Michael, always.” Interestingly enough, many media outlets, including […]

Valentine’s Day 2001 I spent with Michael Jackson and 3,000 of his most adoring fans. At the time the “King of Pop” and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach had started an initiative called “Heal the Kids” which aimed to “restore children’s ‘birthright […]

Michael Jackson’s music is everywhere in the air in New York City today. Walking along this morning, his songs were pouring into the streets from the doorways of shops. There was a crowd of about ten people, outside, singing “I’ll […]

I join with the legions who are mourning the death of Michael Jackson today. As Neil Diamond would have written–and will likely add to his stage version of the song–Michael is “Done Too Soon.” His was a genius that went […]

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