MJ News in review for
13 Mar 08
Jackson Lawyer: Neverland Ranch SavedBy NEKESA MUMBI MOODY – 1 hour ago
Michael Jackson has refinanced Neverland ranch in time to save his famed California spread from a public auction that was scheduled for later this month.
Jackson attorney L. Londell McMillan told The Associated Press on Thursday that the pop star has worked out a "confidential" agreement with Fortress Investment Group, LLC. The deal allows him to retain ownership of the famed property in Los Olivos, Calif.
"Neverland and MJ are fine," McMillan said.
An auction date had been set for March 19 because of $24.5 million the singer owed on the 2,500-acre spread northwest of Santa Barbara.
A source close to the singer who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter said it's not clear whether Jackson will keep Neverland. Jackson has not lived there since his acquittal on child molestation charges in 2005.
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h...p2MYgD8VCL7G00Michael Jackson's family seek Devon hideaway
By Martina Smit
Last Updated: 12:34pm GMT 13/03/2008
The family of Michael Jackson, the pop star, may move to Devon to escape the media spotlight.
The singer's older brother Tito, a judge in the BBC One duet contest Just The Two Of Us, has spent the weekend house hunting in the town of Barnstaple in the West Country.
Michael Jackson (left), who shot to fame as part of The Jackson 5 (centre), likes Devon
as 'no-one bothers him', says his brother Tito (right)"We hope it will be a family hideaway where my brothers and sisters can escape the media attention when we need to," the actor told he told the North Devon Gazette newspaper.
Jackson, 54, added that the move would make sense because of his television work in Britain. "Michael likes North Devon, too, as no one bothers him."
He confirmed that the pop star, along with their brother Jermaine and other Jackson siblings, have privately visited Devon in recent years.
"My family love the wonderful countryside and friendly people."
A few years ago Michael Jackson headlined a fundraising event at the Exeter City Football Club, to the amazement of thousands of fans of the Devon club.
Before the pop star achieved fame in his own right, the clan shot to fame as The Jackson 5 in the 1970s with hits such as ABC and I Want You Back.
Tito Jackson's friend Matt Fiddes, a celebrity bodyguard who lives in the area, said the actor put in offers on two properties.
"Tito has been staying with me in north Devon, and he and his family love the area. He likes it because it is so laid back after the hassle of California."
Mr Fiddes, who has known the Jacksons for about 11 years since being introduced by spoon bender Uri Geller, said his friend came to north Devon with the "mission" of finding a "getaway" home.
"It's definitely going to happen," Mr Fiddes said.
"Tito spoke with Michael on the phone the other night and all the family are certain that this is the area where they want to find a UK family hideaway."
He added: "The family is very close, so I do not see why we should not see them in north Devon in the future."
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[size=4]Hollywood.comJanet Jackson Hit with Flu; Cancels “SNL” Appearance
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CNN-IBNI became the Michael Jackson of Australia: Bhajji
CNN-IBN, India - 3 hours ago
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YOU are the Star of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Video
By GreasyGuide on Mar 11, 2008 in Greasy News
3 close up photos of yourself is all it takes to be the new star of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. Think of Elf Yourself but with scary monsters and you get this latest online tool which is sure to be a huge hit. Check out the video below to see it in action. Then visit www.MichaelJackson.com/mythrillervideo to create your own video.
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