Latest Michael Jackson News

Berry Gordy fulfills dreams with Motown reaching 60 years

Apr. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for "all people" in the world fulfilled. Gordy told the packed Microsoft Theater at the "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" that...

UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi looks to make final statement on floor

Apr. 17, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katelyn Ohashi wrote a poem called "Fame " that ends "Not everyone's destiny is going to be the same. Set your own goals and make your own fame." As the 22-year old UCLA senior gets ready to compete for the final time at the NCAA Championships, she has lived up to her own words with a...

Michael Jackson estate hits back at 'Leaving Neverland'

Apr. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate said Tuesday that he's confident the late superstar's supporters will be able to protect his legacy in the wake of an HBO documentary featuring the disturbing stories of two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as boys. Longtime entertainment...

Scandals lead to fundraising woes for top Virginia Democrats

Apr. 16, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A series of scandals surrounding Virginia's top Democrats has made it difficult for them to raise money in a key election year. Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring all posted anemic campaign finance reports Monday that are far below what their...

Northam won't be part of graduations amid blackface scandal

Apr. 16, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has withdrawn from plans to be a commencement speaker at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, and won't participate in any other graduation ceremonies amid the persisting scandal over a blackface photo. News outlets report the Democrat is abstaining...

Va. governor nixes appearance at event that drew protesters

Apr. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

BURKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor pulled out of an event where he would have faced protesters for wearing blackface in the 1980s. The Washington Post reported that Gov. Ralph Northam cited safety concerns for cancelling his appearance at a Sunday fundraiser for a Democratic state senator in northern...

Nipsey Hussle's family gathers for private funeral in LA

Apr. 12, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored by his hometown of Los Angeles. Hussle was buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in an afternoon service. The sprawling cemetery in northern Los Angeles between...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Apr. 12, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren...

Memorial spotlights the man behind Nipsey Hussle rap persona

Apr. 12, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren...

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at memorial

Apr. 12, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies from those closest to the rapper, including his actress-fiancee...