THIS IS IT

  • Leaked emails reveal Michael Jackson's poor health September 3, 2012

    Los Angeles: Leaked email messages reveal that AEG executives prepared for Michael Jackson's comeback tour in 2009 despite knowing that the singer was suffering from poor health, paranoia and anxiety. The AEG publicly claimed that Jackson was healthy but they had their doubts about the singer and were seeking insurance to...
  • Tape, testimony reveal MJ's hope for comeback September 28, 2011

    Los Angeles: Pop star Michael Jackson had high hopes his 2009 'This Is It' concerts would be the spark to revive his flagging career, but in the days before he died his ability to perform was hanging in the balance. That intimate portrait of Jackson's aspirations for the series of...
  • MJ's 'This is it' running for Grammys February 11, 2011

    Michael Jackson is one of the Grammy nominees for his posthumous hit 'This is it'. ...
  • Jackson doctor pleads not guilty to manslaughter February 9, 2010

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's doctor on Monday pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the sudden death of the pop star last year from a lethal cocktail of drugs. Dr Conrad Murray, who has offices in Houston and Las Vegas, entered a Los Angeles courthouse to chants of "murderer"...
  • MJ, Lisa Presley's marriage certificate up for sale November 13, 2009

    London: The 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley's 1994 marriage certificate is all set to go under the hammer in New York. The certificate, which bears both the celebrities signature, was issued on May 26, 1994 following their brief wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic, a music website...
  • MJ's This Is It passes $200mn worldwide November 13, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's concert movie This Is It has taken more than $200 million at box offices worldwide in the first two weeks of release, the studio behind the movie said on Thursday. Sony Pictures Entertainment said the movie had grossed $61 million in North America and more than $140...
  • Winners of the Readers' Review Contest November 7, 2009

    The results of the Readers' Review Contest are out. See if you are one of the winners of the Readers' Review Contest from last week's episode of Now Showing. Puneet Sikarwar, Bangalore (London Dreams) Piyush Bhageria, Kolhapur (London Dreams) Aarti Patil, Thane (Aladin) Shayoni Mitra, Kolkata (This Is It) Gita Kochhar, New Delhi (This Is...
  • This Is It: Michael Jackson is a hit in death November 2, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's muchhyped concert movie reigned at the worldwide box office on Sunday, but its performance in North America was hardly a thriller. "This Is It," composed mostly of rehearsal footage recorded in the weeks before the "King of Pop's" death in June, earned an estimated $101 million in...
  • Masand's movie review: This Is It, a fitting adieu to MJ October 30, 2009

    Cast: Michael Jackson Direction: Kenny Ortega So much has been written and said about Michael Jackson's apparently exhausted condition while rehearsing for his London concerts prior to his death in June that you instinctively find yourself looking for signs of an impending collapse in the documentary, This Is It. The film, which...
  • Michael Jackson movie earns $20 mn on first day October 30, 2009

    Los Angeles: This Is It, the documentary movie that followed Michael Jackson's concert rehearsals in the days before his shock death in June, earned $20.1 million at the US box office on its first full day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. The film earned a $12.7...
  • Pics: MJ's This Is It premieres October 28, 2009

    Late 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's hits played over outdoor speakers, and Will Smith and Jennifer Lopez joined the singer's brothers in Los Angeles on Tuesday for the worldwide premiere of This Is It, a concert movie billed as the King of Pop's final stand. ...
  • This Is It shows MJ at his best October 28, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It premiered to a starfilled crowd including Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez and four of the singer's brothers, winning early praise from critics and showing fans that the 'King of Pop' could still entertain. Culled from 80 hours of videotape taken of Jackson's final days...
  • Jackson's This Is It movie premieres worldwide October 28, 2009

    Los Angeles: Late 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's hits played over outdoor speakers, and Will Smith and Jennifer Lopez joined the singer's brothers in Los Angeles on Tuesday for the worldwide premiere of This Is It, a concert movie billed as the King of Pop's final stand. Culled from 80 hours...
  • Watch: MJ's This Is It CD releases worldwide October 27, 2009

    Michael Jackson's This is It CD, releases worldwide on Tuesday. It's being called the comeback of his career, even though it's a posthumous. But even with massive sales expected from it, most of the profits will go back to the late pop star's estate. ...
  • Jackson's fans want to boycott This Is It October 26, 2009

    London: Late pop legend Michael Jackson's fans want to boycott his latest film This Is It because they feel it has been made just to make money. According to thesun.co.uk, fans pointed out that the movie does not mention Jackson's bad health during his last days and the stress that...
  • 'New' Michael Jackson single a 'mistake' October 14, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson didn't do it his way after all. Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single This Is It was released amid great hype on Monday, it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure Puerto Rican singer. Moreover the coauthor of that...
  • Michael Jackson's unreleased track leaked online October 13, 2009

    Los Angeles: Before the scheduled release of the new Michael Jackson song This Is It, a portion of the track appears to have been leaked on Youtube on Sunday. ...
  • First Michael Jackson song since his death released October 12, 2009

    New York : Michael Jackson's This Is It was launched online on Monday and is the first song to be released after his death. This Is It, a ballad about unexpectedly falling in love, was released on Jackson's official website www.michaeljackson.com at midnight in New York (0400 GMT) ahead of a...
  • Jackson's film breaks record for advance ticket sale September 29, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's fans are ready to rock with him one last time, as next month's This Is It movie about the late pop star breaks records for advance ticket sales, the studio behind the film said on Monday. Based on rehearsal footage of Jackson taken in the...
  • Michael Jackson lost will to live, says confidante September 26, 2009

    Los Angeles: Michael Jackson lost the will to live in recent years, a former close confidante said on Friday, as scores of fans camped out to be the first to see the singer's final appearance in the This is It movie. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, appearing on NBC's Today show, unveiled...
  • Jackson's This Is It to release in October September 24, 2009

    London: A new and neverheardbefore Michael Jackson track titled This Is It is set to be released as a single on October 12. The number will also be on the soundtrack album for the upcoming King of Pop documentary of the same name, which is due to be released on October...
  • Tickets to MJ's movie to go on sale from Sept 27 August 23, 2009

    Los Angeles: The film about Michael Jackson's final three months, which uses video of rehearsals for his concert comeback, will run in theaters worldwide for two weeks only beginning October 28, according to Sony Pictures. Footage from Michael Jackson's rehearsals for 50 London shows will be used in This Is...
  • Judge okays film on Jackson's last rehearsals August 11, 2009

    Los Angeles: A Los Angeles judge on Monday gave the goahead for a film about the late Michael Jackson and his last preparations for the concert tour that never happened. Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved the deal between Columbia Studio, the concert sponsor AEG Live and Jackson's estate, the entertainment news portal...
  • MJ's 'comeback' tour rehearsals to be made into film August 6, 2009

    Los Angeles: Columbia Pictures and concert promoter AEG Live have struck a deal to make a Michael Jackson movie using video of hisThis Is It concert rehearsals taken days before the King of Pop died in June, according to court documents. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge must first...
  • Police raid home of Michael Jackson's doctor July 29, 2009

    Los Angeles: Police raided the home of Michael Jackson's personal doctor on Tuesday, tightening their focus on the physician who reportedly gave the late superstar sedatives that may have killed him. The raid of the Las Vegas home of Conrad Murray came a day after sources in the investigation told US...
  • Joe Jackson claims MJ was unfit to perform 50 shows July 15, 2009

    Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson might be known for pushing the singer too hard to perform when he was just a child, but on Monday Joe reportedly lashed out, reportedly stating that his son was unfit to perform 50 'This Is It shows' back to back and that he was...
  • Jackson had advised Spears to retire soon July 8, 2009

    London: Weeks before he died, pop star Michael Jackson had advised Singer Britney Spears to leave the music industry so she does not "end up" like him. Contactmusic.com reports that Jackson had telephoned Spears and told her to focus on her family life. "I think Michael's warning sent shivers down Britney's spine....
  • Pics: Madonna pays tribute to Michael Jackson at O2 July 5, 2009

    'Queen of Pop' Madonna paid tribute to the late 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson in a commemorative concert at London's O2 Arena on Saturday. ...
  • Michael Jackson 'plans more plastic surgery' March 17, 2009

    London: Pop legend Michael Jackson is set to revamp his image ahead of his eagerly anticipated comeback shows. The singer is reportedly planning to undergo more plastic surgery. The Thriller star is making a return to the stage in July 2009 at London's O2 Arena. Ahead of his comeback, Jackson who...
  • Jackson's final curtain call London concerts sold out March 14, 2009

    London: Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans lined up in the cold and rain outside London's O2 arena for tickets to his comeback concert. Some of them had been there since Wednesday to grab tickets that went on sale on Friday morning. Around 750,000 tickets were sold out in four hours....