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Michael Jackson needed tour money for house

Michael Jackson needed tour money for house

Jun 13 2013, 6:24am CDT | by

Michael Jackson needed the money from his This Is It shows to buy a house. The 'Thriller' hitmaker once had millions of dollars - generated by selling an estimated 200 million records in his...

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Michael Jackson needed tour money for house

Jun 13 2013, 6:24am CDT | by

Michael Jackson needed the money from his This Is It shows to buy a house.

The 'Thriller' hitmaker once had millions of dollars - generated by selling an estimated 200 million records in his unparalleled music career - but during the ongoing wrongful death lawsuit his family have brought against promoters AEG on Wednesday (12.06.13) it became apparent his fortunes were dwindling.

AEG executive, Randy Philips, told the court how the singer had planned his 50 date comeback residency in London, to make enough money to buy a home for him and his three children, Prince Michael, 16, Paris, 15, and Blanket, 11, as he was fed up of them "living like vagabonds."

Randy added he had an emotional meeting with Michael in 2008 where the singer insisted he was tired of shuttling from a rented house in Las Vegas, Nevada, to a hotel in Los Angeles, California.

When the pair met the next day, Michael then insisted he wanted to buy a 40,000 square-foot mansion costing a staggering $93 million, but didn't have the cash. After persuading him it would be a ridiculous decision to blow the money on the plush property, Randy said Michael eventually settled on renting the home where he eventually died, from acute Propofol intoxication, just days before his comeback was scheduled to start.

The Jackson family are suing AEG Live for hiring and not properly investigating Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for supplying and administering the medication which killed Michael in June 2009.

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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Jesse McCartney releases "In Technicolor" - Performs on "Today Show" + Promo Roundup!

Jul 22 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Listen to "The Other Guy" featured on his latest allbum.Buy In Technicolor: iTunes & AmazonInterview with Parade Magazine Jesse McCartney is making a statement with his new album In Technicolor, which dropped today. The tunes have a distinctly retro feel that he says were influenced by Michael Jackson and Prince.“It kind of has this throwback, late-70’s, early-80’s kind of vibe,” the 27-year-old said. ...
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One Direction Concert Movie: First Trailer!

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5th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson's Death
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Winning Weekend

Jul 22 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Mix 96-5

5th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson's Death
Mix 96.5 want to give you a chance to see Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour in Houston, August 8! Listen ALL weekend long starting at 2:50pm on Friday for your chance for tickets to the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour LIVE at the Toyota Center! For Ticket Information CLICK HERE Latest Mix Stories: ‘Lauren’s Lowdown’: Bachelorette ‘Men Tell All’ Recap; Rob Kardashian Gets BracesDoor K.O.’s D ...
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Jul 22 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: Houston's Hot Hits

5th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson's Death
“Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus was written by Jessie J.   “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson was written by R. Kelly.   “Manic Monday” by the Bangles was written by Prince.   “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston was written by Dolly Parton.   “[Eff] You” by Cee Lo was co-written by Bruno Mars, Cee Lo and a couple other guys.   “Miss Independent” by Kelly Clarkson was written by Christina Aguilera, with an assist from Kelly ...
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Jul 21 2014 4:45pm CDT | Source: TMZ

5th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson's Death
Da Brat tackled the biggest MJ debate of them all -- and it turns out there's NO ONE better to settle the ongoing issue.The question, of course ... who's more popular around the world -- Michael Jordan or Michael Jackson? When our photog hit Da ...
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Jul 21 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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On the dull gray door to Studio 2 of the L.A. soundlab where Top Dawg Entertainment makes the magic happen, two warnings are posted. The first one, printed on TDE letterhead and titled “Studio Rules, Bitch!!” reads like ScHoolboy Q wrote it, mostly because rule No. 3 is “Don’t touch, ask, or reach for Q’s weed.” The second sheet, also on TDE letterhead, is more serious. At the top, in black capital letters, it re ...
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Beyonce Knowles' Famous Ensembles Headed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Jul 19 2014 11:41am CDT | Source: GossipCenter

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She’s one of the biggest stars around, and now Beyoncé Knowles' is snagging a place in one of the funkiest museums in the country. On Friday morning (July 18), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that starting next week, the “Drunk in Love” singer’s iconic outfits are going to be on display inside the museum. Exhibits of this nature were only offered to Hall of Fame inductees like Michael Jackson and David Bowie in the past. Beyonce isn’t even eligible to be inducted ...
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Friends And Lovers: Marsha Ambrosius Talks New Music, Favorite Sex Position, Working With MJ & More At Album Release Dinner

Jul 19 2014 10:20am CDT | Source: Bossip.com

2014 Essence Music Festival - Day 4
Marsha Ambrosius Celebrates Friends And Lover Album Release Earlier this week, soul singin’ songstress Marsha Ambrosius celebrated the release of her new album Friends And Lovers with a private dinner held at Lenox Sapphire restaurant in Harlem, New York. While attendees enjoyed refreshments compliments of MYX Moscato and food courtesy of Lenox Saphire, Marsha spoke briefly on the new album and a whole lo ...
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Beyonce exhibit coming to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jul 18 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce's Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section, next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and B ...
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Guest Picks: Michel Gondry

Jul 18 2014 10:26am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

5th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson's Death
What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?      "Black Coal" (movie) What are you listening to right now?     Leonard Lopate  What’s the last great book you read?      Dead Souls by Gogol What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?      Michael Jackson What’s your favorite comfort food?      Shrimp ...
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