Entertainment behind the scenes
There were no seances to raise him from the dead (at least as far as we know), but people around the world were connecting to Michael Jackson again, one year after his death. In Tokyo, fans slept with his memorabilia. In Vietnam, they held a night of performances. In New York, they danced at the Apollo Theater, and in Los Angeles they waited to pay their respects at the Forest Lawn cemetery where his body was laid to rest. Those pictured at right are at a parade in Liepzig, Germany. Read the full story here.
There is no doubt Jackson was the King of Pop, but will he be remembered in the same way as Elvis or Marilyn Monroe? Will his songs be sung and his moonwalk be danced? Time will tell. But we were out on Hollywood Boulevard on Friday to talk to people about what they most remembered about Michael Jackson. Click below to see what they had to say.
(Video by Marc Price)
Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” finally opened in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to a packed house with many stars in attendance, including Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton and his brothers who formed the old Jackson 5. You can read about the movie here and here.
The film had been described as a sort of mix between documentary of his last rehearsals for his “This Is It” concerts and a concert film. It was made from some 80 hours of videos made during those rehearsals that took place only days before his sudden death on June 25.
News that Michael Jackson is flying to London this week to make a “special announcement” on Thursday sparked a flurry of expectations that he is planning a series of comeback concerts in the British capital later this year.