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Michael Jackson Tribute Show Kicks Off Premier League

michael_jackson_footballMICHAEL Jackson Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Michael Jackson in the news – Rio Ferdinand and Anton’s Premier League tribute, Tinchy Stryder denies, Jackson beats Elvis and Officer La Toya Jackson (LA PD) gets her man…

The Sun: “Jacko’s £120m stacko

MICHAEL Jackson’s estate is expected to make £120million this year alone – and he will soon become the top-earning dead star.

Bigger than Jesus? Jackson’s the hardest working corpse in showbiz:

Executors of the Thriller singer’s legacy have already made £60million from merchandising contracts and a deal to make a film from unreleased footage of rehearsals for his doomed O2 gigs.

Album sales and other royalties could double that sum. John Branca, 59, who makes the decisions on marketing the tragic star with co-executor John McClain, 54, said they are set to earn more than Elvis Presley – who rakes in £33million a year.

Elvis is dead? Nooooooooo…

Times: “Rod Temperton – Thrilling the Publishers”

It may come as something of a surprise that some of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits – including ‘Thriller’, ‘Rock With You’ and ‘Off The Wall’ were written by a long forgotten keyboard player from Cleethorpes. Yet Rod Temperton was one of the most sought after producers in the post-disco period who penned some of the best-known hits of the 1980s.

Wow. And these hits were first sung by a little kid from Gary, Indiana. Amazing!

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Posted: 14th, August 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3)