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Michael Jackson FuneralAfter passing away more than two months ago, Michael Jackson finally reached his fnal resting place on Thursday, at a private mausoleum at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Close friends of Jackson who didn’t attend the public memorial service on July 7 were in attendance invitation-only funeral service including Elizabeth Taylor, Lisa Marie Presley, and Macaulay Culkin.

The Jackson family paid $150 thousand dollars in advance to the Glendale police department to provide security and released the following statement after the 90-minute service: “Michael Jackson reached his final resting place tonight at 9:43 pm PST…At the beginning of the ceremony, Michael’s children placed a crown on their father’s coffin to signify the final resting place of the King of Pop.”

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One of the funeral programs contained personal messages from Michael’s brother Jermaine and sister La Toya:

“Michael, I always think about the time when you and I were in our bedroom in Indiana and it was snowing outside, we had our faces pressed against the window singing x-mas songs. It was the innocence and joy that made us sing as the snow was falling,” Jermaine writes.

“Your dreams were so incredible that it made the world a much happier place to live, and the world wouldn’t let you rest because they demanded your dreams to transport them to another place. You’ve done your work here Michael, you’ve entertained us for decades and there’s nothing else that you can prove or accomplish here on earth. You taught us how to laugh, how to love, and how to believe,” La Toya writes.

mjThe LA coroner’s office has ruled Michael Jackson‘s death as a homicide citing “lethal levels” of an anesthetic.

Conrad Murray, one of Jackson’s many doctors, told police he had been treating the singer for insomnia for six weeks and had been administering the drug propofol.

Murray says he had feared Jackson was forming an addiciton to the anesthetic and had begun lowering the dosage and administering a mixture of the sedatives lorazepam and midazolam. Yet on the night Jackson died, Murray had relented to the singer’s requests for the drug and finally gave him 25 milligrams of propofol.

In addition to continuing the investigation into Dr. Murray, authorities have also subpoenaed the medical records of Dr. Arnold Klein, Dr. Allan Metzger, Dr. David Adams, Dr. David Slavitt, who conducted the independent medical examination of Jackson for Anschutz Entertainment Group, Dr. Randy Rosen and nurse practitioner Cherilyn Lee and Dr. Mark Tadrissi, who stored medical records with Adams.


Michael Jackson not only lives on in song but apparently his image is living on in the statue of an ancient Egyptian bust at The Field Museum in Chicago.

An eerie resemblance between the King of Pop and the statue of an anonymous Egyptian has people flocking to the museum.

“The idea that people are coming in specifically to see if they can recognize Michael Jackson is a little disturbing to me, but … if that’s what gets people interested in Egypt, interested that in 1500 B.C. people were carving these lovely faces in limestone, that’s OK with me, too,” said Jim Phillips, the museum’s curator of the Near East and North Africa.

The statue, dating back to between 1550 and 1050 B.C., has been on display as part of the museum’s Ancient Egypt exhibit since 1988. However, the MJ connectionwasn’t brought to the attention of the general public until last week by newspaper columnist Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times.

The inmates of a Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Cebu province of the Philippines have reprised their tribute to the King of Pop with a full-scale choreographed routine of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous.”

The inmates gained global recognition with their prison yard routine of “Thriller” performed in 2007 and even danced a medley of hits for a crowd of 700 Cebuanos and foreign tourists after learning that their idol had died in June.

The Cebu provincial security consultant Byron Garcia came up with the idea of synchronized dancing for the inmates in place of their exercise routines and has since posted numerous videos.


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Omer Bhatti, nicknamed O-Bee, dresses like, dances like, and some say looks like Michael Jackson. He even sat front row with the Jackson family at the King of Pop’s memorial. So, is Bhatti in fact the biological child of Michael Jackson?

Jackson’s brother Jermaine told the Daily Mail, “If Omer’s his son, he’s his son. We won’t deny it. We are going to give him the same love and care that we give Prince and Paris and Blanket. I can’t clearly say if he is Michael’s but I saw this kid around him.”

Michael Jackson had reportedly told friends that Bhatti, who is from Norway, was born after a one-night stand in 1984. The two first met in 1996 in Tunisia, when Bhatti was 12 years old.

According to Stacy Brown, a Jackson biographer, Bhatti’s mother Pia previously worked as a nanny for Jackson. Pia’s Pakistani husband Riz, was reportedly one of Jackson’s drivers.

So if Bhatti isn’t Michael Jackson’s son, is his mother Pia at least the biological mother of Blanket? Check out the resemblance between Blanket and Bhatti as a child. Maybe the two boys are actually related to each other if not to Jackson.

Bhatti is reportedlty seeking a DNA test to prove his famous lineage.

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L to R: Omer Bhatti and Blanket

Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans gathered in Taipei City in Taiwan on Sunday to honor the late King of Pop with a medley of dance moves from his hit videos.

Ok, so they’re not as good as the Filipino prison inmates, but considering everyone mobilized via internet messaging and learned the dance routine from a training video posted just last week, it’s not half bad.

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Take a listen to Michael Jackson‘s unreleased song “A Place With No Name.”

The song is similar to America’s 1971 track “A Horse With No Name” and TMZ is reporting the group granted the King of Pop permission to record the song.

“The band was honored that Michael chose to do their song and they hope it becomes available for all Michael’s fans to hear,” said Jim Morey, America’s current manager and Jackson’s manager during the late 1980s and early 1990s.