Michael Jackson’s Other Doctors Cleared Of Criminal Charges. Except for Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s other doctors are in the clear. The California Attorney General’s Office said that the physicians will not be facing criminal charges. Seven doctors who were questioned in the weeks following the King of Pop’s death last week have been cleared, although one was referred to the state Medical Board for prescribing pills to a Jackson alias.Murray was not one of those who were questioned. In February, he pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with Jackson’s death. Joe Jackson, the singer’s father, sued Murray for wrongful death on his son’s death anniversary. His attorney, Brian Oxman, is quoted by BBC as saying, “The misuse of medications by Michael Jackson in the last years of his life was excessive and to fail to bring that to the public eye is ignoring reality.”
Joe Jackson has confirmed that a 25-year-old aspiring rapper from Norway, is actually Michael Jackson’s fourth child. In an interview posted on NewsOne.com, Joe Jackson talks about Omer Bhatti and told the reporter that he knew Michael had another child. ”Yes, I knew he had another son, yes I did,” Jackson said in the video. He also discussed Bhatti’s dancing abilities and his resemblence to the Jackson clan. “He looks like a Jackson, acts like a Jackson, can dance like a Jackson,” he said. As a child, Bhatti often traveled with Jackson and even lived at the singer’s Neverland ranch. Court records show Bhatti was living at Neverland when authorities raided the estate in 2003 looking for evidence of child molestation. Bhatti was briefly interviewed by investigators and was initially on the defense’s list of prospective witnesses. But he was never asked to testify. At Jackson’s memorial at Staples, Bhatti was prominently seated in the front row next to the pop star’s children and siblings. Bhatti is also said to be Continue reading →
Joe Jackson wants Priscilla Presley to help him transform Neverland into the next Graceland. The 79-year-old father of the late Michael Jackson sought out Priscilla and her daughter Lisa Marie Presley – Michael’s ex-wife and the daughter of Elvis Presley – because he is keen to turn Michael’s former home into an attraction for fans. Joe believes Neverland could be as successful as Elvis’ former residence Graceland. National Enquirer magazine reports: “Joe secretly set about soliciting advice from ex in-laws Lisa Marie Presley and hard-nosed mom Priscilla Presley on how to turn the ranch into a perpetual money-machine, like Graceland – which has netted the Presleys hundreds of millions!” Joe is said to be amazed at the amount of money Priscilla and her family have made from Graceland. He is keen to buy the Neverland ranch – which Michael moved out of in 2005 following his acquittal of child abuse charges – from the mortgage company which is currently in charge of it as soon as possible. Joe is also said to be considering exhuming Michael’s body after it is buried and moving it to Neverland – even though the 50-year-old pop icon had said he never wanted to return after police raided the estate in 2003. A source said: “Joe tortured Michael in life. If his scheme to bury Michael in Neverland succeeds, his son may never rest in peace. Turning Neverland into Graceland is one thing – imprisoning Michael’s spirit in a hated place is a shocking betrayal.”
Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, is lining up the King of Pop’s children for a world tour as The Jackson Three — despite family members accusing him of trying to “exploit them like Jacko.” Former Jackson Five manager Joe is said to have approached Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year old Prince Michael II — known as Blanket — to hit the stage next year. But one of Jacko’s familymembers is said to be “livid” at the scheme, which will add fuel to the bitter custody battle for the youngsters. Jackson’s biographer Ian Halperin said yesterday: “Joe wants the children to go on a world tour in 2010. He has also already offered recording contracts to two of Michael’s kids. Now he is talking about getting them the world’s best backing band and taking them on tour as The Jackson Three.” Halperin said yesterday his source for the allegations is extremely close to the family and may soon speak out publicly — out of concern for the future of the youngsters. He told The Sun: “One of the family members is livid. He is saying Joe seems intent to do this no matter what. “He wants to exploit the kids the same way he did Michael.” Jacko has claimed former boxer Joe Jackson beat him as a child — and the fear of him made him “regurgitate.” Sister La Toya has also told of the “constant threat of violence” that Joe Jackson imposed on his children
The UK’s most beautiful boutique festival continues its eclectic musical tradition as it announces the line up for its 6th glorious year. With a fusion of indie pop Brit nominees Scouting for Girls and ‘Belle de Jour’ Imelda May, the stage is shared with inimitable girl group The Sugababes and Chrissie Hynde’s legendery rock outfit The Pretenders.
‘Cornbury is a unique experience in all manner of ways’, says promoter Hugh Phillimore. ‘We’re immensely proud of our musical diversity and family friendly ethos. Where else could you see The Damned and the Sugababes on one bill?’
The festival embraces the ‘something for everyone’ approach. From alt rockers The Magic Numbers and rising stars Teddy Thompson and Ava Leigh, to the retro classic chic of Sharleen Spiteri, Cornbury attracts festival goers from all age ranges and with all manner of tastes.
Cornbury is about its beautiful Cotswold location, fantastic food, hot air balloons, the madness of the many morris dance pageant, children’s theatre workshops, great festival shops and a huge fairground all held together by a carefully selected spectrum of top music talent. Typically English – eccentric, eclectic and inclusive – a farmers’ market with a dancefloor, a county fayre with a rock ‘n’ roll twist indeed!
Full line up:
Saturday, July 11thh:
Scouting For Girls
Boy Least Likely To
Relay (local school band comp win)
The Word Stage:
I Am Kloot
The Love Trousers
Sunday, July 12th:
Laura & The Tears
Oxford Folk Festival Stage:
3 Daft Monkeys
· For all ticket information please visit www.cornburyfestival.com
· Tickets prices:- Adult weekend with camping £110/under 16 £65, Day tickets – Adult £55/under 16 £27.50
· Cornbury Festival is promoted by Hugh Phillimore and is produced by Cornbury Music Festival Ltd and Music Producers Sound Advice Ltd
· Cornbury takes place on 11th and 12th of July 2009 at the Cornbury Park Estate, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH.
· Cornbury Festival is 30 minutes from Oxford and 75 minutes from London
· Parking is free at the festival grounds