Articles Tagged 'Michael Jackson'

Tom Hiddleston

WATCH: Tom Hiddleston Sings! Tom Hiddleston Dances!

It should come as no surprise to anyone that actors are irredeemable showoffs. That’s at least 113% of their job, so they would have no reason to stop when they run out of script. Tom Hiddleston is no exception to this rule, and examples of his unquenchable (and entirely charming) thirst to sing when he […]

Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson

The Story Of Those Freddie Mercury And Michael Jackson Demos

Unless that noise is my monitor  on the fritz, the internet has been abuzz with rumors of an official, finished release for three songs that Michael Jackson worked on with Freddie Mercury of Queen, in the early 1980s. They would have been up for inclusion in the Thriller album, as part of a loose working […]

David Tennant and Kylie Minogue in ‘Doctor Who’

‘Doctor Who’ And The Invasion Of The Pop Stars

Any TV show that has lasted as long, and had as great an impact as Doctor Who would probably have ended up featuring a pop star or two along the way. That’s just simple celebrity thermodynamics in action. But the great thing about Doctor Who is the astonishing range of its musical associations, whether as near-misses, hidden cameos, […]

The Great British Songbook #4: ‘Thriller’

What? Why the shocked face? If we’re pulling together a selection of the most influential, biggest British-written songs of all time, at some point we are going to have to acknowledge that the title track of the biggest-selling album of all time was written by a British man. The disco Cole Porter himself, Rod Temperton, […]

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (March 16): #R1MoreMoyles, Craven Cottage

What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? A radio program’s attempt — currently in progress — to break the world record for longest continuous broadcast, and a commemorative statue of Michael Jackson. #R1moremoyles The #R1moremoyles hashtag refers to the attempt by radio personalities Chris Moyles and Comedy Dave, a.k.a. David Lloyd Vitty, to break […]

Shocker: Oliver Twist Is Michael Jackson’s Baby Daddy?

Former child star Mark Lester, who appeared in the title role in 1968’s Oscar-winning Oliver, tells News of the World that he’s the biological father of the late Michael Jackson‘s daughter, Paris. (Great choice, speaking to NOTW, Mark. Striving for credibility, I see.) “It’s been a secret for so long,” the British actor told the […]

Rupert Everett Gives His Take on Fellow “Freak” Michael Jackson

Is this the pot calling the kettle “not black”? In an interview with The Daily Mirror, Rupert Everett, a man who has destroyed his face, calls Michael Jackson a “freak” and says the late superstar is better off dead: “He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was […]

UK Big Brother Housemates Learn Michael Jackson Died

19 days after the fact. Don’t you wish that you were sequestered in a house with no access to the press? It would have made these past three weeks more bearable. The shock on the housemates’ faces is palpable…it’s like reliving the moment all over again: Guess who’s been asked back: yep, Russell Brand will […]

Paul McCartney Under No Illusion About Michael Jackson’s Will

It’s the question on everyone’s minds: what happens to Michael Jackson‘s stake in The Beatles‘ song catalog? Well, that depends on who is appointed to handle Jackson’s assets, a matter that won’t be settled anytime soon, it appears. Well, we can count out Sir Paul McCartney, who composed most of the 251 Beatles songs up […]

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