Next weekend (Saturday, Dec. 17), Michael Jackson fans will have the opportunity to place bids on several items from the estate where the singer spent his last moments on earth. While the items themselves did not belong to the late singer, they were all items from within the rented Beverly Hills estate where the singer died June 25, 2009.
Even if Dr. Conrad Murray was looking to capitalize off of his story concerning Michael Jackson's death, one man is claiming he was writing about the pop star's untimely passing long before the media. In what is surely one of the most twisted and bizarre lawsuits of all time, a man named Everett Watson is looking to sue MSNBC over an interview with Conrad Murray after the death of Michael Jackson. Watson has cited copyright infringement as the offense, since he was working on writing a movie called 'Murder of Michael Jackson: The Perfect Murder.'
Five years ago, Cirque du Soleil took the music of the Beatles and turned it into 'Love,' a smash multimedia hit that blended the troupe's trademark dancing skill with state-of-the-art production and newly remixed versions of songs the world knows by heart. Now they're doing it again with another beloved icon, Michael Jackson, and the result is 'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.'
Even in death, Michael Jackson has stayed pretty busy, releasing a concert documentary (2009's 'This Is It') and posthumous album of new material (2010's platinum-selling 'Michael') as well as providing the inspiration for Cirque du Soleil's latest spectacular show, 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL.' And if Jackson's estate has its way, those releases will serve as the prelude to a big-screen biopic paying tribute to the King of Pop's legacy.
Julien's Auctions, the company that is auctioning off items from Michael Jackson's rented Beverly Hills mansion, have removed Michael Jackson's headboard from the list of items up for sale. Although it was initially reported that Jackson's entire death bed was up for sale, the auction house assures that the carved headboard from the bed was the only item that people were going to be allowed to bid on.