[video] Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland – (Full Trailer)


Lifetime strikes again.

Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson’s trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael Jackson had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life.

 

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Michael Jordan: I Can No Longer Stay Silent

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Too little, too late?

MJ speaks to the Undefeated about the spate of shootings of black men and police officers. His full statement below:

“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

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[video] Eddie Griffin On Bill Cosby: Black Male Stars Don’t Leave This Business Clean

This was obviously filmed before Bill Cosby was formally charged with sexual assault.

During our hilarious – albeit serious – interview with comedian Eddie Griffin, the established Hollywood actor decided to share tales of his personal bouts with both Bill Cosby and Michael Jackson. Griffin was (and continues to be) a supporter of the two men who have faced an onslaught of ridicule for sexual allegations in numerous separate cases. “There is a systematic effort to destroy every Black male entertainer’s image,” Eddie told DJ Vlad. “They want all of us to have an asterisk by our name.” Griffin believes, like Michael and Bill, that most African-American male entertainers are singled out for their illicit behavior. “Nobody leaves this business clean,” he stated while pointing out the cases of others. “You’re not going to die clean.”

 

[video] Spike Lee Presents “Bad25” (Trailer)

MJ the greatest to ever do it.

This first-ever glimpse of ABC’s 60-second trailer previews the documentary film by award-winning director Spike Lee, WHICH DEBUTED EXCLUSIVELY ON ABC’S “THE VIEW,” celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s landmark “BAD” album and tour. “Michael Jackson: BAD25” will air Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 (9:3011:00 p.m., ET) on ABC

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MJ’s Moonwalk Glove sells for $350k

FILE -This undated file photo released by Julien's Auctions shows Michael Jackson's glove from his 1983 performance of Billie Jean at the Motown 25 television special where he performed the Moonwalk for the first time. The glove and othe Jackson items will be auctioned on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City's Times Square. (AP Photo/Julien's Auctions, File)

NEW YORK – The shimmering, white glove Michael Jackson wore when he premiered his trademark moonwalk dance in 1983 was auctioned off for $350,000 — plus tax — on Saturday.

Winning bidder Hoffman Ma of Hong Kong will pay $420,000, including taxes and fees, for the rhinestone-studded, modified golf glove Jackson wore on his left hand for his moonwalk on Motown’s 25th anniversary TV special.

The glove was the top item in a collection of Jackson memorabilia on the block at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. Its pre-auction estimate was $40,000 to $60,000.

“It was a fairly good discount,” said Ma, a 36-year-old Jackson fan who bought the pop-music treasure on behalf of the Ponte 16 Resort Hotel in Macau.

As the price of the glove soared, fans roared and squealed — echoing the kind of frenzy that accompanied the late pop star when he toured the world.

“That’s what death brings upon celebrity,” said Brendan Doyle, a college student munching chicken fingers from a plate in his lap. “Jackson’s death was such a tragedy at such a young age that it pushed up prices.”

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BET apologizes for Drake and Lil Wayne Performance

This was an epic fail for BET and once again they prove that those in charge are idiots to the tenth degree.
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BET has expressed remorse over a performance by Lil Wayne, Drake and Young Money Records that involved underage girls during songs “Best I Ever Had” and “Every Girl.”

The songs, which have overt sexual references, were performed during the Sunday BET Awards ’09 show as a bevy of young girls danced on stage. The group of girls consisted of Lil Wayne’s daughters and her friends.

In an exclusive statement, BET has responded to the criticism and the public outcry over the segment.

“BET Networks deeply regrets the performance by Young Money at the BET AWARDS ’09 (featuring Lil Wayne, Drake, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine),” a BET representative told AllHipHop.com exclusively. “Elements of the performance were unplanned and should not have happened.”

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Shoes Key to Jackson’s Smooth Criminal Vid

One of my all time favorites. This move was magical and still is though we now know how it was done.

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This drawing from the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows the famous 45-degree lean Michael Jackson performed in his "Smooth Criminal" video (USPTO)

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In a famous scene from Michael Jackson’s music video for “Smooth Criminal,” the pop singer and his troupe of dancers are seen leaning forward at a 45-degree angle. How did he do it?

Dvice.com reports that the singer and his dancers used wires and harnesses in the 1988 music video. But when Jackson performed the song live, he had the help of special shoes. The shoes were actually patented in 1993.

US Patent number 5255452 explains that the shoes contain anklets that imitate the rigidity of ski boots and also latch on to pegs that rise out of the floor, thereby allowing Jackson to defy gravity.

The patent states that the shoes are “a system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes which will engage with a hitch member movably projectable through a stage surface. The shoes have a specially designed heel slot which can be detachably engaged with the hitch member by simply sliding the shoe wearer’s foot forward, thereby engaging with the hitch member.”

Jackson may have come up with his own unique leaning move, but it appears he may have been heavily influenced by dance legend Fred Astaire. One YouTube user created a video that blends Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” with scenes from Astaire’s 1953 film “The Band Wagon” that shows similarities between Jackson and Astaire’s dance moves.

[video] Michael Jackson Memorial at Apollo Theater

Today was a long day as I, along with thousands of other Michael Jackson fans waited for our chance to pay homage to our King of pop at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Not deterred by the long lines, blazing sun or pouring rain, the crowd often burst into “Michael, Michael, Michael!” chants. The Apollo did their best to usher in 600 fans at a time for a 45 minute celebration filled with music, videos and the chance to leave memorabilia at the Apollo Stage. At the close of the day the thousands of fans that did not have the opportunity to enter the Apollo stood outside singing some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits.

Air Jordan Force XIII (AJF 13)

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It was only a matter of time. The Air Jordan Dub Zero got the hybrid ball rolling and the Six (6) Rings focused solely on the kicks MJ rocked whilst marching toward the Larry O’Brien Trophy. In between, a whole line of hybrids mashing various Air Jordans into the Air Force 1 emerged as the Air Jordan Force series. Both the Dub Zero and Six Rings featured the Air Jordan XIII’s triangular side panels and that model is finally being ‘Forced’.

The Air Jordan Force XIII (AJF13) appears here in early artists renderings, having yet to emerge in sample form. AJ fans will recognize them as the regular season home colourway, the Flint Grey All Star do-up that graced the latest Six Rings that released today and the playoff palette worn in the 1998 tourney’s road games. All three feature the aforementioned golf ball-inspired side panels and two of the three have dimpled straps. Other notable design elements include the outer heel hologram inserts

A ‘Nike Air’ logo on the soft elastic upper heel and a two-toned AF1 sole divided by the pod-like design on the AJXIII bring the design together. Stick with Sneaker News and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest pictures and release info.