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Michael Jackson Tribute Show Kicks Off Premier League

by | 14th, August 2009

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!

DotMusic: “Jacko glove auctioned”

The accessory is the only left-handed one worn by the pop superstar during his career and featured at Motown’s landmark 25th anniversary special in 1983.

It has been donated by Walter ‘Clyde’ Orange, a founding member of The Commodores, and is set to go under the hammer in November.

“There’s a hundred other gloves out there, but this is the one you want. He blew up after that (performance) with ‘Billie Jean’,” said Orange.

Idea for anyone with one hand…

The Quietus: Tinchy Stryder is refreshing…

Q: Michael Jackson’s just passed away. Did he have any kind of influence on your music?
TS: He didn’t influence my music, I looked at him like something that he wasn’t even human, you know…

PA: “Michael Jackson book for auction”

Michael Jackson fans will soon be able to bid for a special edition book about the King of Pop signed by a host of celebrities.

Gary Glitter and many more…

Ace Showbiz:  “Daughter Paris Still Mourning for Late Father Michael Jackson”

What still?!

Nearly two months after Michael Jackson passed away, his daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson is still finding it hard to deal with the loss. “Paris is struggling the most since Michael’s death,” Britain Now magazine cites a source as informing.

Sunderland Echo: “Ferdinand in Michael Jackson celebration pledge”

jackson-footballAnton and Rio Ferdinand were going to meet Jacko. Jackson & Me:

“I have been contemplating a tribute to him if I score this season, but I’m not too sure it will work out.

I actually thought of putting a glove in my sock to pull out if I score, but it could be down there a couple of years because I’ve not scored for a while!”

There’s a glove for sale, Anton. It’s cheap too – only £100,000 ono. Why not pull out the sock and pull it over your hand to form a puppet and punch the ball into the net?

Sky News: “Jackson Death Mystery ‘Will Be Solved Soon”

The mysterious circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson’s death should be cleared up very soon, his former lawyer has told Sky News.

Yeah, should be. But might not be…

RTE: “Jackson says ‘no’ to TV dance show”

La Toya Jackson has said that she will not be appearing as a contestant on the US version of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘Dancing with the Stars’…  “I can’t see myself putting myself into there right now, dancing every single day when I’m still trying to find out what exactly happened to my brother. That’s the most important thing for me at this very moment.”

Officer Jackson is on the case.

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