I have long loved Michael Jackson's music and there was no attempt to manufacture any sort of contrived story line. So, it was a winner in my book.
As I drove past the cemetery that Saturday morning, where Michael Jackson now rests, I thought about the lyrics to his song, I'll Be There "I'll be there to protect you, with an unselfish love I respect you, Just call my name and I"ll be there."
On the third anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, I'd like to pay tribute to the Motown legend who inspires me every morning to step into scene-stealing shoes, throw on over-the-top outerwear and pile on the rhythm-making bracelets and earrings.
With Jackson gone, it now seems as if Beyoncé has been positioned in the crosshairs as pop's new bogeyman for pale-skinned blackness. Is she destined to be perpetually vilified over the issue, just as Jackson was?
How can I enjoy this movie -- when I have such disdain for so much of its music? And yet I did. I had a lot more fun watching Rock of Ages than I expected to; I also resented how much I enjoyed it, as a light, funny spoof of a bygone era.
From a distance this case seems like a slam-dunk for the prosecution. There are ten different alleged victims. There's an independent witness, football assistant Mike McQueary.
Why are teenagers listening to music that their parents were dancing to 25 years ago instead of rebelling against it? When I was 13, I may have had some knowledge of pop stars from a quarter century earlier, but I certainly didn't like any of their music.
I was Michael's Rabbi for two years. During that time, we discussed every subject under the sun. Michael detested and despised anyone who would do harm to another human being; he loathed everything Hitler stood for. Michael was a great friend of the Jewish people.
When was the last time you heard a rapper start a track quoting Harvey Milk? This video would be the first time that has happened.
After 40 years, the Eagles are touring in countries in which they never previously performed. Last year was mainland China and this year, it's the Middle East and South Africa.
With his family history, it would be too easy to say that the choice for Austin Brown to pursue music as a career was as "easy as 1, 2, 3." The son of Rebbie Jackson and Nathaniel Brown, Brown's own career is starting off strong.
In just three years, two of the most iconic, talented and famed artists in history died before their time. All idolized almost as gods, envied by the entire planet, and dead of their own devices. We want what they have, but perhaps we should consider being grateful that we don't.
"I love making movies and of course, you want to reach as wide an audience as you can, but I would never not do it. I've had plenty of movies that bombed, but I still loved those experiences."
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The photographer David LaChapelle needs little introduction. Since Andy Warhol offered him his first job at Interview magazine back in 1984 he has bec...