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A call to arms to all our UK MJ Fam and fans from across the world.
Conrad Murray The Murderer has come out of the woodwork and is set to appear on “I’m A celebrity, get me out of here!” in the UK. The felon will be compensated for being on this show you can be sure and his “celebrity” status is purely based on the fact that he murdered the most famous man on the planet, Michael Jackson.
He will receive blood money from his new book about Michael and from his appearances on television promoting this fictitious book full of disgusting lies. His new publicist and manager Australian Max Markson, is being glib in his conversations about the felon’s book and this TV show. He is being promoted not only the UK, but around the world. This murderer also wants to get his Physician’s license back, please read MJ Justice P’roject’s post here to get involved.
We need to go full force against ITV, who produces “I’m a Celebrity…” We are asking you to write, tweet, and make phone calls to stop this murderer from appearing on this show and making money from the death of Michael Jackson. We need to arm ourselves with knowledge, the truth and respect remembering that we our fighting for Michael. Let’s get this done TOGETHER! Let’s be Michael’s voice!
Here is the info to contact ITV UK and some very basic information on the company. Please click on the links provided for the information.
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It not only makes programmes primarily for its parent company, but also for other networks such as the BBC and Channel 4.
To comment or complain about any ITV programmes or services, please send an email to ITV Viewer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
The team can also be contacted via telephone on 0344 88 14150 (option four)
The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9LT Tel: +44 20 7157 3000
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Do you ever notice how headlines contain Michael Jackson’s name even if only one small thing was said about negative. There are those who seek to profit from Michael’s name regardless of truth and the media is a willing participant. It was with dismay this month that when I opened my Twitter and Facebook accounts, my timeline/newsfeed was littered with Michael Jackson fans sharing links to TMZ about a story claiming that DNA evidence proved that Brandon Howard was Michael’s son. The next day, my timeline/newsfeed was full of links to a TMZ story that claimed the DNA tests were bogus.
The Michael Jackson fan community is millions strong throughout the world and we are hungry for information about him. But, we are complicit in spreading tabloid and “lamestream” media garbage about Michael throughout cyberspace. We complain about the stories but we willingly spread the links to TMZ and other tabloid…
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“What’s going on here? It’s an individual who learned to perpetrate a great scam and is not giving up on it,” said DiSpagna. (See full report by HankPhillipi below)
How are Brandon Howard and Gepetto Jackson connected and why are they perpetuating the same “I am son of a famous Jackson, but I never said it outright” scam?
A little history to start – In October 23 2007, Brandon Howard had worked with Lupe Fiasco and produced Fiasco’s Kick, Push II. Important to note, prior to June 2009, Brandon never insinuated or proffered the idea, either by allowing others to assume or assert it for him or by changing his appearance and behavior, that he was…
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About 4hrs ago TMZ posted a “Shocker”. They realized that their own story revealing DNA evidence that Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson’s biological son was BOGUS.
No big surprise there, as we and many other dedicated researchers in the MJGlobal family were highly skeptical of the way the whole reveal was handled publicly. Twitter was a buzz with discussion regarding the credibility of such a test being performed on a “30 yr old dental impression” and Brandon Howard’s half-assed denial that he knew nothing about comparing his DNA to Michael Jackson.
It was clearly a PR stunt gone horribly awry and with little conscientious thought to how it would affect Michael Jackson’s three children.
But Who can we credit for this false story going round the world in five minutes ?
TMZ, Alki David, Corey Feldman, Dr. Johnny Goodman AND Brandon Howard
We can expect that Harvey Levin…
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“Yes. Fame can be imprisoning. But the best part of being Michael Jackson is that I know I can interact with millions of people: and in that interaction we exchange something.”
“Love. It is exhilarating. It is magic. “
Michael talks about fame and the difficulties of it many times in many songs. The one that stands out to me the most is of course, “The Price of Fame” and in particular:
I am the cover of the magazine, what a scene
They know my every do’s
“Just sign your name on the dotted line, you’ll be fine.”
That always bothers me
Get in your car, you wanna take a ride, look behind
Someone is following you
You try to get away, you turn real fast, but too bad
They know your every move!
My father always told me
You won’t live a quiet life
If you’re reaching for fortune and fame
I feel the pressure setting in, I’m living just to win
I bleed all this pain, don’t you ever complain!
Michael accepted his fame, but yet again he wanted his privacy. Alas he was never to reach that which he so strived for but at least we can feel at peace knowing that MJ knew he fans loved him and he felt that from us.
God bless you Michael and now you are free of the lunacy and that “Price of Fame”.
Source: Michael Jackson The Maestro: The Definitive A-Z Of His Life & Times by Chris Cadman
Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell and her husband, Parenthood actor Dax Shepard, are joining with other stars to take action against photographers who take pictures of celebrities’ children without consent. Now, ET is joining forces with Kristen and Dax and has agreed to not air these photos or videos. Watch the video…
Since the birth of their daughter, Bell and Shepard have been vocal on this topic and decline interviews with media outlets known to purchase images from the paparazzi. Both actors have passionately campaigned, especially through their personal social media platforms, to motivate others and bring more attention to this cause. Media outlets using images celebrities post on their own social media platforms or of children attending red carpets and media events are not the issue. By joining forces, ET and the couple hope that additional press outlets will follow their lead. ET’s sister show, The Insider independently adapted the “no kids” policy after meeting with Bell.
By now many of you will have read the Vanity Fair interview on February 4, 2014 with BJ Novak and will have noticed the manner in which Andrea Cuttler conducts the interview. I have pasted the content of the interview below for convenience. Please read the interview again and note the questions she asks. It appears she has her own agenda and is more focused on digging for dirt on Michael Jackson than listening to what Novak is trying to say. This is typical for magazines/tabloids to get hits (with the use of Michael Jackson’s name). Please consider contacting the editor to question both Ms Cuttler’s motives and unprofessional approach and VF’s apparent continued attempts to perpetuate the negative meme attached to Michael’s name by the media. Please state your case calmly and eloquently but do not make emotional protests about Michael’s innocence, just point out the unfairness of the presentation to make your point heard. Please share your emails here to inspire others. The Editor’s name is Graydon Carter and you can contact him here
BJ Novak Peaked at 12 When He Met Michael Jackson /Vanity Fair by Andrea Cuttler
Since departing The Office less than one year ago, actor B. J. Novak has landed a supporting role in this winter’s Saving Mr. Banks, executive-produced 17 episodes of The Mindy Project, and filmed a role in this summer’s sure-to-be blockbuster, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. On a blistery night in New York City, VF Daily sat down with the Harvard grad at cozy East Village mainstay Gemma to discuss what might just be his most exciting project yet: his first book. On shelves this week, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is a collection of hilariously funny, often touching, sometimes absurd short stories.
VF Daily: You wrote for The Office, and you’ve been acting for so long. Was writing a book always something that you knew you wanted to do?
B . J. Novak: Yes and no. I always thought I would write a book someday, but I guess I didn’t expect it to turn out like this. Mindy [Kaling] wrote a book and told me, I want you to write a book and I don’t want you to wait until you’re 80. But it is not a natural instinct of mine to be personal. I feel I have a lot of interesting ideas, but I don’t feel I’m that interesting. I enjoy expressing playful thoughts in stand-up comedy or Twitter, or any forum like that. And then suddenly, after I left The Office, I started having thoughts in premises that were too long for Twitter and too emotional for stand-up. They were comic ideas, but I really wanted to see them through in a different way.
And when they’re not personal experiences, how do the ideas typically come to you?
During my years on The Office, I kept little pocket notebooks and I wrote down every idea I had for something after The Office. Two years ago, I had two weeks off from The Office and I rented a house in Malibu, by myself. It was very lonely. I brought all of my notebooks and I transcribed every idea I had over eight years. It was this crazy intense experience. And I kind of had this fantasy, looking back, that all of those ideas would add up to a screenplay. When, in fact, it was like 190 different opening scenes, you know? It’s kind of worthless as a complete thing.
But, I really did like the ideas. I thought they’d be useful someday. And then when I started writing this book, I had the idea to go back. I started going through them chronologically, and any idea that made me smile, I tried to turn it into a story, and a lot of them are from that.
Was the goal always to write? Like when you were a kid, what did you dream of being?
When 90210 was popular, I wanted to be an actor, because I thought—and, it turns out, correctly—that people would treat me better. But then I saw Pulp Fiction and decided, like everyone that saw Pulp Fiction in the theater, that I wanted to be a filmmaker. I applied to Harvard . . . and I got in. I knew that the kids there wrote for The Harvard Lampoon if they wanted to be comedy writers, and I thought that’s close enough: Maybe if I write for The Harvard Lampoon, I’ll get a job on a comedy TV show and then it won’t be long before I could write a movie. So, that’s the thing that I wanted to do.
Now that we are years away from the show, do you still like when people come up and say, “I loved you in this”?
You know, I didn’t until recently. Now I like it.
Really? That’s interesting. Why didn’t you like it?
I think that I didn’t feel I had earned it. I didn’t feel I deserved it. It felt like, Well, you’re inflating a bunch of things in your head. You’re thinking how much Dwight made you laugh and how much one of Mindy’s scripts made you laugh, and you saw my name in the credits, and you thought that was me. So, I’m happy that you like The Office, but I’m not who you think I am. Now I’m relaxed, because that was kind of my main thing creatively and now it’s not.
Do you think you will ever do nonfiction?
Yes, at some point. I want to write the essay version of these stories.
I always wonder if there’s not something a tiny bit self-indulgent about writing nonfiction.
The way that I am personal is by not talking about myself. I started with a lot of one-liners, and a lot of people encouraged me to be more personal. This book was the most personal thing I could write. Ironically, it doesn’t feel personal when I write about my life, because some incredible things have happened to me in my life. When I was 10 years old, and I’ve told this story before, but my dad invited us to dinner in Massachusetts and Michael Jackson was there, and it was a very bizarre night.
What? You have to expand on that.
I will. I am happy to. But my point is that, while these are amazing stories that have happened, they don’t say anything. I’m not saying anything. I’m just describing what happened to me. So somehow, I’m less personal so far when I use the first person.
Right, interesting. So, tell me about the night with Michael Jackson.
The night with Michael Jackson? I was about 12 or 13 years old, and my father was writing a book with Michael Milken at the time. Michael Milken did some charity event with Michael Jackson. Michael Milken invited our family to Deepak Chopra’s house, where Milken and Michael Jackson were going to be, for some reason. We showed up to dinner, [with] like 20 people there. Michael Jackson’s not there. Kids were all told Michael Jackson was supposed to be there. And that’s a crazy thing to be told as a kid. O.K. , we’ll see. And this is like ’91. This is, you know, pre-scandal; this is Michael Jackson. Then a guy sweeps into the room, in a black hat and a red jacket, sunglasses.
No way. No way.
That’s what I thought. What kind of joke is this? He goes in the corner, very anti-social, doesn’t say a word. It’s time for dinner. There’s a kids’ table, an adults’ table. I say, “Mom and Dad, I want to be at the adults’ table, especially if one of the adults is Michael Jackson.” I’m told, “It’s not up to you, you’re going to be at the kids’ table.” I’m very upset, devastated. I sit at the kids’ table. Who’s next to me at the kids’ table? Michael Jackson.
That’s a little creepy in retrospect.
In retrospect, perhaps. In retrospect, the whole thing is a little different. I report honestly that I never felt anything the least bit troubling. And I have a good radar.
I have a good radar for something being off. Nothing was off.
Except that he’s Michael Jackson.
So we eat in silence for the first two minutes. Every kid is too well behaved to ask him a question.
And are you sitting directly next to him?
I’m at the head of the table, I don’t know why. He’s right next to me. He says, “Do you like video games?” I said, “Sure.” He starts describing the arcade that he has at Neverland. Like Sonic the Hedgehog and stuff. Sega games.
Exactly. And then he pulls out CDs and says, “Do you guys like music?” And we’re thinking, Uh, yeah, and you’re Michael Jackson. He pulls out CDs and says, “I got these CDs the other day.” It’s Aerosmith and Kriss Kross. He says, “I went to the movies with Macaulay Culkin recently.” And we’re like, You don’t have to namedrop, you’re in. He’s really insecure. He doesn’t think he’s relevant to kids or something. He was trying to show us he was cool. We finish dinner, the Chopra kids say, “Let’s go play a game.” Mind you, this really happened. In Massachusetts. The one thing that didn’t happen in L.A.
This is crazy. I feel like when you’re done you’re going to tell me this was all a joke.
No, this happened. So we play Scattegories. My team loses; he wins. When he wins, he sings “We Are the Champions,” beautifully. Just to gloat. It’s gorgeous. Then he and the Chopra kids run upstairs, go in one of the bedrooms, doors are open. “Beat It” starts blasting. Someone says to me, “I wonder if he’s dancing.” I’m like, “Let’s go take a look.” We go upstairs, go into the room where “Beat It” is playing. Michael Jackson comes spilling out of the room giggling, slapping my shoulders, saying, “I didn’t put it on, I didn’t put it on.” The Chopra kids nod and say, “He put it on—he does this all the time.” That’s his joke. He blasts his own music and says, “I didn’t put it on.” And then it was time to go. I’m so shy, and you don’t ask for a picture in ’91. I didn’t ask for an autograph, because I had the experience. That’s why still, if I may say, that when people come up for a picture—someone that barely knows what show you’re on—and they say, “Can I have a picture?” It’s like, Are you kidding me? I was 11 years old, I had dinner with Michael Jackson, and I didn’t ask for shit. I experienced it.
So how did the night end? My heart is pounding.
He says to me . . . and again, I guarantee you, I felt nothing amiss—
Are you sure? Because you’ve said it seven times and I wonder if you’re overcompensating.
Well I’ve got to say it again before I tell you the last part. He says, “What are you doing tomorrow?” I said, “I’m going to school.” And he said, “Don’t go.” I said, “Why?” He said, “School’s no fun.” I said, “O.K., I’ll just tell them Michael Jackson told me not to go to school.” He thought I was the funniest motherfucker.
And look at you now.
And that was it.
Yeah, it’s unbelievable. I promise you. So my life has had some very interesting twists and turns, but nothing like that. I was done at 12.
You peaked at 12.
It’s awesome that I’ve worked with Tom Hanks. It’s awesome. But I have not since been told by Michael Jackson not to go to school. So that would be a really good essay, but then what? Where would I go from there?
Yeah, I would probably just stick to fiction.
Nothing can top that. But I do think fiction is stranger than truth. I know people say the opposite. But what if I told you that same story and said, “And then a dragon came and ate us all.” Then it’s fiction, and it’s even more interesting. Fiction is way stranger. That’s the only way to top reality.
Below is the email response I received from Channel 5 regarding a letter I wrote them about their “Autopsy” Series which I spoke about on this post. I am not surprised at this “cookie cutter” response, they hide behind the UK’s OfCom Broadcasting Code, which allows them to determine just about anything without breaking this code. It is always done and this is nothing new. They unjustly determined Michael’s “drug problem” by the pills that were in his room and by the testimony of a known liar, Jason Pfieffer. Michael was murdered by Conrad Murray and his misuse of Propofol. Nothing else!
Channel 5 will continue the next program of this series with Anna-Nicole Smith on January 21. This is not only about Michael , but about other wonderful human beings who have families and friends and fans that love them. I hope we all let our voices be heard and let Channel 5 know that this is a degradation to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Anna-Nicole Smith. May they Rest in Peace. You can contact Channel 5 and directors, producers, etc here and at the bottom of this letter.
Date: 17th January 2014
Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours.
Channel 5 is sorry that you did not think that it was appropriate for this programme to be broadcast but hopes that now it has been transmitted you can agree that it was a factual documentary which dealt with the subject appropriately and fairly.
Michael Jackson, perhaps undeniably, is one of the great figures of popular culture in the western world. His death was tragic and unexpected. Given these incontrovertible facts, it was clearly in the public interest to explore the medical facts and to throw light on what might have caused his tragic early demise.
You will have seen that the basis of the programme was two-fold: the facts which arose from the autopsy were revealed and examined and, secondly, Dr Shepherd provided his expert opinion about what those facts may have meant, given other facts from Mr Jackson’s life.
So, as the autopsy stated, Mr Jackson suffered from osteoarthritis and had significant damage to his lungs including multifocal fibrocollagenous scars, marked diffuse congesting and patchy haemorrhaging and marked respiratory bronchiolitis, histiocytic desquamation and multifocal chronic intersticial pneumenitis, plus three other lung conditions. On any view of it, this represented poor health in relation to Mr Jackson’s lungs. However, the programme made it clear that, apart from issues with his lungs, in general terms Mr Jackson’s health was quite good for his age.
In the programme, Dr Shepherd theorised about whether or not the cause of Michael Jackson’s lung damage was lupus. This was something he was entitled to do and his theory was backed up by medical and anecdotal evidence, all of which was clearly explained in the programme.
The question of Mr Jackson’s relationship with opiates or opioids is more difficult, but the programme was clear and scrupulously fair in dealing with this issue. It informed viewers about various testimonies on this point: Jason Pfeiffer, the office manager of Albert Klein described regularly admitting Michael Jackson to a Dermatologist for injections of Demerol; during his trial, Conrad Murray explained that he had been giving Mr Jackson propofol for sixty straight days; Mr Jackson’s body was found to contain three different types of benzodiazepans; and the criminal investigation found large quantities of these in his bedroom. The programme made no claim that opiates or opiods were found in Mr Jackson’s body.
However, it was not unfair for the programme to argue that the discovery of multiple benzodiazepans in his body, in conjunction with the many pill bottles also containing benzodizaepans in his bedroom (for intravenous and oral use) and his witnessed long term use of demerol and propofol suggested that Mr Jackson did, indeed, have a drug problem. This was extensively documented in the trial of Dr Conrad Murray.
Channel 5 believes that the broadcast of the programme was entirely in accordance with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code. Nevertheless, we are grateful to you for taking the time to contact us with your concerns and your comments have been noted for the attention of all relevant personnel.
While re-reading this particular article I decided to bring it to everyone’s attention once again, it shows how happy Michael and Debbie were about the birth of their son and in particular how hard Michael tried to keep Prince and later, the rest of his children out of the public eye. He wanted them to grow and take their own place in society and do whatever they wished, the sky has always been the limit for these children and they should live their own lives. Please take note of MJ and DR’s answers it is a great reminder how he and Debbie had a caring relationship. She is the mother of Prince and Paris and he always respected and loved her and she him. I find this article to be very telling and all the answers still stand true today.
April 4 & 11, 1997
Michael permitted ‘OK’ magazine (UK) to publish photographs of his first-born baby boy, Prince Michael Jackson Jr. An interview with Michael and Debbie accompanied the photo spread.
The King Of Pop And His Little Prince
Int: Michael, how does it feel to be a father?
MJ: It was an incredibly joyful experience. I’m in bliss 24 hours a day.
Int: Can you talk us through the birth of your son?
Michael: It’s hard to take it step by step, but the snapshots in my mind from the birth show our excitement and nervousness. Debbie was so strong throughout the delivery. There were shouts of joy when the baby was born. I couldn’t believe the miracle I had witnessed. It was unbelievable!
Int: Michael, describe the relationship between yourself and Debbie?
MJ: Debbie and I love each other for all the reasons you will never see on stage or in pictures. I feel for the beautiful, unpretentious, giving person that she is, and she fell for me, just being me.
Int: Debbie, what are you current feelings for Michael?
DR: I love him even more now than before our son was born. Fatherhood has brought out a very protective streak in him. He is so loving and strong.
Int: What is the boy’s name? Why is he so named — and which of you does he look like the most?
MJ: His name is Prince Michael Junior. My grandfather and great-grandfather were both named Prince, so we have carried on that tradition, and now we have a third Prince in the family.
DR: He’s so beautiful! I think he has my eyes.
Int: Michael, among all your life’s glittering achievements, how does fatherhood rate?
MJ: Words can’t describe it. There is no miracle in life that compares with watching your son some into the world.
Int: Has the baby smiled or responded in any way to the two of you yet?
MJ: He smiles all the time and his eyes twinkle when I sing to him. He definitely knows my voice. Debbie tickles his chin and he giggles.
Int: Debbie, does Michael change the baby’s nappies, get up in the middle of the night to feed him and do his share of the chores?
DR: Yes, Michael does everything. He loves being involved in every aspect of caring for the baby. He is such a wonderful father, feeding him, holding him, and, of course, singing to him.
Int: Debbie, you have married and had a baby with the most famous man on earth. What effect has that had on you?
DR: I have married and had a baby with the man I will always love and I am on top of the world. The only time I feel sad is when I see quotes attributed to me that I never said or when I hear late night comedians taking cheap shots at my husband when they are not true. Don’t believe 99% of the garbage you read or hear. I know that we will be under increasing public scrutiny and I don’t look forward to that, but I know that will always be a part of being married to Michael.
Int: Michael, you so rarely give interviews. What is the one thing you would like to say to your fans at this time?
MJ: Thank you to all of my fans for understanding how important it is to me to protect my family from the public eye. I have lived in a “fishbowl” all my life and I want my son to live a normal life. You’ve stood by me throughout my career and now you share my greatest joy. I love you.
OK – Part 2
Int: Michael, what are your hopes for Prince Michael Junior’s future?
MJ: I want him to grow up surrounded by love and family, to receive the best education I can provide him with, to discover and develop his talents, and to use his resources to make life better for those less fortunate than he.
Int: Are you preventing Debbie from seeing the child?
MJ: No, that is completely false. We have been together as a family since the birth of our son, and we’ve cherished every moment as a family.
Int: Michael, what has been your family’s reaction to the birth?
MJ: They are all very excited. I’m already getting lots of tips and advice about schools and such.
Int: What sort of dad will you try to be?
MJ: The best! My father was always there for us through the stardom of the Jackson 5 and through many of the ups and downs that followed. I, too, will always be there for my son. It’s the most important thing in the world to me.
Int: Debbie, what are your family’s feelings about Michael?
DR: They’re crazy about him. They were delighted to discover how warm and genuine he is.
Int: And how would you describe Michael’s strengths as a father?
DR: He’s very patient and protective. He never rushes what he’s doing with the baby. I was very proud of how tough he was about our privacy. He’s incredibly strong.
Int: Michael, are you still close to your family? How often do you see your parents, brothers and sisters? Have they met your baby yet?
MJ: We talk and see each other all the time. We recently had a big ‘get-together’ where all the cousins met one another for the first time.
Int: We believe the child’s godmother may be Elizabeth Taylor. What is it that draws you to Elizabeth? Many would call it an unlikely friendship. What do you have in common?
MJ: Elizabeth knew many of the things I went through growing up in the spotlight. I can say a few words or just sigh sometimes, and she knows what I’m feeling. It was wonderful to find someone who understood me so well. I pray for her, and I want her to share the joy of my son’s birth for many years to come.
Int: What sort of gifts have you received for Prince Michael Junior?
MJ: We’ve received some fantastic gifts. Wonderful treasures, stuffed animals, toys and baby clothes from around the world. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all my wonderful fans for helping to welcome our baby into the world.
Int: Michael, what are Debbie’s strengths as a mother?
MJ: Debbie is a very strong and caring woman. She’s a wonderful mother!
Int: Can we expect a song about your son on your new album?
MJ: The birth of my son has been very inspirational to me artistically, and there will definitely be a song in the future.
Int: And one about Debbie, too?
MJ: Any song about my son has to be about Debbie as well