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HEADS UP!  Michael Jackson has been pressing me for hours to communicate that on August 20th there is going to be something major breaking in the News.  I have been resisting because he won’t say what, precisely.  I am resolved now that it is not something that should be preannounced, specifically.  I gather he wanted you to have the privilege of being aware.

HOWEVER, these headlines which made the news on August 20th. to not seem to be Michael Jacksons’s focus.  In stead, he wanted us to clear our thoughts in these regards, reach a completion or closure on these related matters, or resolve the ambiguity in the press.



This just in as a NEWS FLASH  11:59 PM Thu 8/20

Michael Jackson’s mother considering wrongful death lawsuit!

2009-08-20 00:56:10 (GMT) ( – Justice News Flash, Wrongful Death)

Legal news for California wrongful death attorney’s. Katherine Jackson is weighing in on the possibility of filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

California wrongful death attorney alert-Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, may file wrongful death lawsuit for death from prescription drugs.

Los Angeles, CA—The mother of international pop superstar, Katherine Jackson, is exploring the idea of filing a wrongful death lawsuit for the untimely death of her son, Michael Jackson. Katherine is reportedly considering the idea of filing the lawsuit considering the circumstances surrounding her son’s death, as reported by ArkLaTex.

Although the investigation into Michael Jackson’s death is ongoing, and no conclusions have been made to why he died or who was at fault, Katherine is contemplating on filing a lawsuit. There are several possible defendants in this case, such as Michael’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. The Las Vegas cardiologist is speculated to have administered Michael powerful anesthetic medicine such as, propofol. California police officials are also reportedly looking to other doctors who may have fuel Michaels alleged addiction to anesthetics. Another possible defendant is AEG Live, the concert promoter for Jackson’s highly anticipated comeback concert series at the O2 arena in London. AEG reportedly was highly involved in the six months before the singer’s tragic death. Allegedly AEG was paying Michaels rent and hired Dr. Murray at Michael’s request before his death. According to reports, the Jackson family believe Michael may have turned to drugs to get through his grueling and demanding preparation schedule for the upcoming concert performances.

It is widely believed Michael’s death was a result of cardiac arrest in June after he allegedly ingested a combination of prescription drugs. The Jackson family has confirmed Michael will be buried on his 51st Birthday, which is August 29. It is speculated Katherine may sue for her son’s loss of earnings and her emotional distress she suffered as a result of his death.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California wrongful death lawyers.



Coroner Back At Arnie Klein’s Office

Posted Aug 19th 2009 2:30PM by TMZ Staff

Dr. Arnie KleinAn official from the L.A. County Coroner’s office has just returned to Dr. Arnold Klein‘s office in Beverly Hills to retrieve more files in the Michael Jackson case.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter just told our photog he was there for more MJ medical files.

UPDATE: Winter has left, but wouldn’t comment on whether or not anything was taken from Klein’s office.

Dr. Klein’s lawyer briefly addressed the press after Winter left, saying a subpoena was served but Winter wasn’t looking for documents — instead he wanted more information about docs the coroner’s office had already seized. Dr. Klein’s lawyer said they cooperated fully with Winter’s requests.






Michael Jackson Burial Postponed, Daddy Says

Posted Aug 20th 2009 2:36PM by TMZ Staff

Michael Jackson‘s burial is being postponed two days, according to his dad.

 Joe Jackson & Michael Jackson

Joe Jackson tells TMZ the burial has been pushed to August 31, because there are things the family needs to get in order before Michael is laid to rest.

Jackson was scheduled to be buried on August 29, what would have been his 51st birthday.




Katherine Jackson Wants Help with MJ Deal

Posted Aug 20th 2009 4:46PM by TMZ Staff

Michael JacksonKatherine Jackson won’t give her blessing to a key deal in Michael Jackson’s estate until her financial peeps have a chance to review it.

Katherine’s lawyers went to court today, asking the judge to give her permission to show the confidential AEG memorabilia deal to her financial advisors. Under the current court protective order, she’s only allowed to show the unredacted version to her lawyers.

Meanwhile, AEG is threatening to pull out of the deal, because the company is worried people are quickly losing interest in an MJ memorabilia tour.

Katherine’s lawyer, Burt Levitch, thinks AEG may be crying wolf just to ram the deal through.

AEG has no comment on the matter.




Michael Jackson’s Brothers Tape Reality Show About His Death
Thursday August 20, 2009

Michael Jackson‘s brothers will soon appear on their own reality special that will show how they dealt with the late King of Pop’s sudden

See more photos of controversial reality TV stars.

Jackie, Tito Jermaine and Marlon had previously filmed an hour-long pilot about them recording a new album before their brother’s June 25 death, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

See photos of Michael Jackson with his family.

The four brothers first planned their a series to include a reunion with Michael, but he never signed on, and died before they could discuss it further.

Check out 32 photos from Michael Jackson’s Staples Center memorial.

A spokesman for A&E tells the Associated Press the special will air before the end of the month.

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Michael Jackson‘s brothers will soon appear on their own reality special that will show how they dealt with the late King of Pop’s sudden

See more photos of controversial reality TV stars.

Jackie, Tito Jermaine and Marlon had previously filmed an hour-long pilot about them recording a new album before their brother’s June 25 death, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

See photos of Michael Jackson with his family.

The four brothers first planned their a series to include a reunion with Michael, but he never signed on, and died before they could discuss it further.

Check out 32 photos from Michael Jackson’s Staples Center memorial.

A spokesman for A&E tells the Associated Press the special will air before the end of the month.

Join Us on Facebook and Twitter for even more up to the minute celebrity news and photos!

New Film Schedule

Studio pushes up Jackson film, Ortega to direct

Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:21pm EDT

LOS ANGELES, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The studio behind the Michael Jackson film “This Is It” on Thursday advanced its release by two days to Oct. 28, anticipating huge demand for the movie of his final performance rehearsals just days before his death.

Sony Pictures Entertainment (6758.T) said choreographer Kenny Ortega, who worked with the pop star throughout his career, will direct the movie, which will combine footage of the singer’s rehearsals for the “This Is It” concerts that were to have begun in London last month.

“Fans will see Michael as they have never seen him before — this great artist at work,” Ortega said in a statement, calling the footage “raw, emotional, moving and powerful.”

Jackson died of cardiac arrest on June 25 at age 50 only weeks before he was to have started the concerts. He was rehearsing almost daily and the show’s promoters, AEG Live, were shooting digital video of the practice sessions.

Following his death, AEG Live and co-executors of Jackson’s estate reached a deal with Sony to make and release the movie.

The studio said Ortega has more than 100 hours of footage and that the movie will offer Jackson fans “a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer.”

A planned 3-D sequence for “This Is It” will not make it into the final reel, said a source familiar with the studio’s efforts.

Sony Pictures had previously set a release date of Oct. 30, but based on expected demand, Sony advanced the film’s debut.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 27 for what will be a limited, two-week release of “This Is It” around the globe. (Editing by Xavier Briand)


Gay Inference

Jacko ‘gay lover’: I lost a soulmate



Published: Today 

A CHUBBY clinic worker has claimed he had a LOVE AFFAIR with Michael Jackson.

And he says he lost his “soulmate” when the tragic singer died eight weeks ago.

Jason Pfeiffer, who works for Jacko’s dermatologist Dr Arnold Klein, said the men shared “a short romantic love story that ended in tragedy”. The 35-year-old executive claimed he first got to know the Thriller superstar over the phone.


He said dad-of-three Michael then asked him for a lift home one night – and that led to further clandestine meetings.



Jason PfeifferClaims … Pfeiffer out in LA


Pfeiffer said: “I guess our first ‘date’ was in my car. We went for a drive and were talking and having fun, but Michael had his minders who were ‘nosey’ as Michael put it.

“We had to make sure we were not caught, and although the date was short as I had to take him home before anyone noticed, we had a great time.

“I thought nobody else knew, but have since discovered that others did surmise the truth.”

But the “fling” was cut short when 50-year-old Jacko died in Los Angeles following a cardiac arrest in June. Pfeiffer added: “I’ve lost my soulmate. It’s very hard to describe the loss I feel – but there is something that’s empty in my heart.”

The clinic worker claimed he was in regular contact with Jacko through to his final days.

And he said the twice-wed star began acting strangely two weeks before his shock death.

Pfeiffer, who told his story to Aussie mag Woman’s Day, said: “He completely changed in the final two weeks.

“He was overly religious, overly dramatic, exhausting and exhausted.

“He was saying goodbyes the week before passing. Everyone was creeped out by it.



    Michael said in interviews that 99.9% of the things related by the press about him were not true.
    Among a few things he wanted to put it straight he said for example that he was not gay.
    So, I think it’s about time for EVERYBODY to begin to believe that what Michael said when he was alive WAS AND IS THE TRUTH, instead of taking any credit to whatever is published by the press, Internet, and so on.
    If thereis a lesson to get from Michael’s death and from all the false allegations from which he had to suffer when he was alive, it’s this one:


    God Bless our dear Michael.


    Comment by rubis — August 21, 2009 @ 4:08 am | Edit This | Reply

  2. MICHAEL ALSO IS A PRATICAL JOKER. He might have a hand in this story coming out?
    I read the story, however I picked up on the 2012 connection with Dr Lahr. So I think one has to look at a deeper message in this story not the man to man stuff. Frankly I do not care if he was Bi, Gay or Asexual. It is all relative and it was his MISSION to be what ever he was. Sex is just a part of life – it is not the whole quacamole.(?) sorry about spelling.
    We have all done things we do not want to see in the rags, newspapers. It is a shame it is written distastefully but that is how papers are sold . I am sure you would agree. Read the book Unmasked by Ian Halperin.
    Really now what difference does it make where you find love?

    Comment by Faith — August 21, 2009 @ 5:48 am | Edit This | Reply

    • Dear Faith,

      I really hope I didn’t get misunderstood with my message.

      As you said, I also think that the most important thing is love (I really like your expression “sex is not the whole guacamole”). It is such a wonderful gift and luck to find someone you really love, that it doesn’t matter whether you are homo- bi- or heterosexual.

      What I just wanted to say was not specifically about MJ sexuality. What I REALLY wanted to point out was the fact that after all that has been said about him in the media, I prefer to believe Michael when he talks about himself (whether he’s talking about skin condition, relationships with family, relationships with children, sexuality, or whatever else he talked about in interviews) instead or relating to the press (or even to any biographies written about him, which I don’t trust either).

      Thank you for listening.


      Comment by rubis — August 21, 2009 @ 6:44 am | Edit This | Reply

      • yes get you. lately someone I went to school with who is now a police office wrote on facebook. Whats with all these gay high schooler’s He inidated when we went to school there might have been 5 in the whole he states there are 50 to a class. My son told me the same thing when he was in high school that most of the jocks were gay and the girls were whorish. It just bothers me when individuals judge one another like somehow he is gay he is bad, wrong, mess up.

        So I meant no harm I hope you did not take it that way. My religion taught me to defend those who are not in your presence and are being defamed. otherwise you are no better than the accuser. again not meaning you just what I felt at the time.

        Comment by Faith — August 21, 2009 @ 7:10 pm | Edit This | Reply

  3. What a ridiculous message – really not worth being published on THIS site, I guess. There are hundreds of lovers and good friends out there – trying to get some cheap fame with the name of MJ.

    God Bless Michael. I guess we all had our personal encounters with him these days! doesn’t he care for all of us? indeed, he does!

    Comment by Sandra — August 21, 2009 @ 4:43 pm | Edit This | Reply

  4. Don’t believe what Ian Halperin wrote on MJ. It is just garbage ! If you want to know a little more about Michael, please listen to all his interviews and read his book “Moon Walk” which is THE truth.
    Michael said : “Don’t believe what you read in the tabloids !”
    In my own work (communication) I know that, generally, every word you say to a journalist is distorted and modified. Don’t believe what you read about Michael.

    Comment by Eillen — August 22, 2009 @ 9:21 am | Edit This | Reply

  5. If i was developed enough to have the gift like Dr Lahr then i would ask MJ myself. Since I do not have such abilities at this moment then the investigated part of me does research. So I read all – then based on my intuitive abilities I decided what to believe or not to believe. These are the only tools I have at my disposal right now.
    I believe the point Dr. Lahr is making is that we need to be open to all media, messages, etc. Discern for yourself.
    I see the story as a piece of a puzzle that may fit or not.
    Just like I came across a YOUTube video were MJ is singing about of all things DEMEROL. from the album Blood on the floor. I never bought that album you see so it was a shock to hear MJ say ” Oh My God is taking Demerol” I was overcome with loathing, indignation,sick, shocked. It was as if I wanted to tell MJ how very angry I was with him ( if I knew him personally ) HOw could you screw up such a gift. You knew you had a problem spend the $$$$$$$ on holistic approaches to drug treatment not Dr. Murray.
    The only way i felt that was the MEDIA. So I take this story with a grain of salt until another message comes thru the MEDIA that makes since or is colloborated.
    ALL STORIES HAVE SOME ELEMENT OF TRUTH OR LIES UNLESS YOU WERE AN EYEWITNESS. Even then your story comes out of your own perspective. That is what the good Doctor is teaching us on this blog.

    Comment by Faith — August 22, 2009 @ 10:10 am | Edit This | Reply

    • just one last thought on this. Society as a whole has a hard with the concept of value, If they do not value something anything they throw it away. To much time is attached to value of money, cars, real estate, shoes, clothes – the material stuff.

      Here is a cheap example. Last year I gave my Mother a copy of a Coast to Coast AM with G. Noory broadcast. She is the one who hipped me to the talk show about 15 years ago. Anyway we are moving and she returned the CD’s as well as some CD cases that have been missing for years. She had them. She told me to throw them away. Why? because they no longer serve a purpose to her and the other stuff she did not know what it was ,so again it had no value to her.
      i have been taught to value the most heinous, arrogant, disparaging , evil people in my life. You know why? because these people teach me HOW NOT TO BE. They teach me I have the same tendenicies in my life and to fight that EVIL in my life. I do not kowtow to them, or let them hurt me or look to them as role models. Just teachers of life. If that makes since.
      So, if the story is true then this man was brave to put himself in the spotlight, If he is lying than he is seeking attention in the worst way. Again we can learn from every situation, event, and loss.

      Comment by Faith — August 22, 2009 @ 11:46 am | Edit This | Reply

      • Wow, I just heard Man in the Mirror coming out of nowhere. thanks MJ

        Comment by Faith — August 22, 2009 @ 11:49 am | Edit This | Reply

  6. I wrote this on the visitation blog and decided to copy and paste here:

    From the heart……
    Michael Jackson was NOT gay. Michael’s sexuality and view towards sex was shaped by mixed signals from his early life’s experiences. From performing in strip clubs as a child to seeing his dad and brothers use females for their selfish pleasure, Michael saw the cruelty that women endured at the hands of men. On the other hand, Michael’s mom constantly preached to him about fornication, adultery, promiscuity, and the punishment they could bring. When one adds mom’s lessons about sex and dad’s lessons, Michael was left with the belief that sex should be shared between two heterosexual people who loved each other and mutually respected each other. Michael found women to be beautiful based on what they had to endure in a man’s world.
    Michael was attracted to strong and resilient women. He liked women who appeared to have the strength to rise above the “sex toy” status in that the world had to accept them on their own terms, and they did not have to lie on their backs to get love or admiration.
    Michael did not wantto use women as sex objects because he saw what happened to them as a result. He saw how sex without love could destroy the soul of a woman. He saw how his dad’s promiscuity hurt his mother which in turn hurt him. His constant fear of rejection and suspicion of motive added to his reluctance or lack of assertiveness when it came to dating. When he did find love (of course with a woman), he loved completely.
    So in the aftermath of a sex-crazed dad and brothers, a strict religion, hundreds of exploited and abused female fans, and a skewed image of self – Michael Jackson became Michael Jackson. To him, sexually aggressive women were simply women who subconsciously believed that sex was all they were worth. That was not attractive to him because that kind of behavior made him wonder what could have happened in their lives to make them think so little of themselves. He wanted to be a gentleman (as God insisted) to a woman who would allow herself to be treated like a lady.
    Now, that isn’t gay is it?

    Comment by Princess — August 22, 2009 @ 11:07 pm | Reply

    Let me add that the comment is not intended to insult anybody’s sexual preferences. It is not about anyone else; it is about Michael. Only HIS perception was being explained. Thanks for understanding.

    Comment by Princess — August 23, 2009 @ 1:08 pm | Reply

    Comment by Princess — August 23, 2009 @ 1:19 pm | Edit This | Reply

  7. First of all, if MJJ was the type to have these fly by night flings, there would be a list of lovers that equals the population of Brazil since Michael was in public eye since age 10. That would be 40 years of spontaneous affairs which is what Halperin doesn’t get. In a forty year career, he “found” 2 people who were MJ’s lovers with no proof. I can say I am the love child of two birds, but that doesn’t make it true!

    Speaking of rumors. It was also alleged that certain doctors seen by MJJ had reputations for doing bad things to patients while they were under. It is also alleged that they would put MJJ under for procedures that did not require being put under. So the question is was pop king conscious when this “affair” was taking place if it took place at all? So now, Mr. Soulmate, how does it feel to have someone wonder if you took advantage of someone without their consent?

    We cannot be afraid to fight for MJJ. This man took a lifelong butt whipping from evil selfish people who rather tear him down that do the work to be pure in heart as he was. They figured destroying him was a lot easier than being like him.

    If we claim to have been touched by Michael, then we should know what sounds right or not. We have the control if we are on the right side of justice. If somebody wants to lie about MJJ, then let them deal with the firestorm that shall come as a result.

    Comment by Princess — August 23, 2009 @ 1:43 pm | Edit This | Reply

  8. Halperin may be on the New York best seller list but that’s because people just love to read gossip – which = tabloid junk.

    Comment by Amy — August 24, 2009 @ 11:34 pm | Edit This | Reply

  9. Princess,

    Your very LOGICAL comments and insights about Michael were very well said, and I couldn’t agree more!

    Comment by Amy — August 25, 2009 @ 1:06 am | Edit This | Reply

  10. I want to make sure we are clear on something here, I am/have taken NO position on ANY of these stories that made headlines on the 20th. As they came in, either through my perview, or sent directly by the blog readers, or from other websites who know/knew about the 20th date, I posted them as soon as they arrived.

    At that time, there was nothing known as to motives, so everything goes up/went up.

    Oddly, the only one that DID NOT get sent in to me, was one I heard audibly, and will have to seek out; yet, it would have been in print. And, more interesting too, it may be the precise headline we had awaited. I am/have been on my tour, and these national events are 14-18 hour days, so have still not had a moment to track it down. I do have a short break tonight and tomorrow to try and find it.

    Christain von Lahr

    Comment by ChrisTian — August 25, 2009 @ 9:20 pm | Edit This | Reply

    • thanks for all your time to input to this blog and your heavy commitments. thanks for letting us know that there is another big headline out there we just have not found it yet.

      Comment by Faith — August 26, 2009 @ 10:59 am | Edit This | Reply

  11. … GOT THE MESSAGE!!!

    Bye, R.

    Comment by Rubis — August 21, 2009 @ 4:22 pm | Edit This | Reply

  12. that may be true but he is also on the New York best seller list. I read his book and I liked it.
    I do not know him, I do not know you. I just do my best to accept all as good and loving until they show me different. I am naive that way.

    Comment by Faith — August 21, 2009 @ 7:13 pm | Edit This | Reply


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