Judge OKs MJ Merchandise Sales, But Not Show
August 18, 2009 at 6:00 AM (PT)
LOS ANGELES Superior Court Judge MITCHELL BECKLOFF has approved the sale of MICHAEL JACKSON merchandise by co-executors of JACKSON's will and BRAVADO INTERNATIONAL GROUP, a division of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP -- but did not make a decision on a traveling exhibition dedicated to the late pop star, over objections from KATHERINE JACKSON.
On AUGUST 7th, BECKLOFF put the OK on a deal between JACKSON's estate, AEG LIVE and COLUMBIA PICTURES, for a movie to be released OCTOBER 30th using footage from the pop star's final rehearsals. REUTERS reports "the executors of JACKSON's will, longtime attorney JOHN BRANCA and music executive JOHN MCCLAIN, have said the deals will generate millions of dollars for the estate."
Joe Jackson Says Michael Will Be Buried On His Birthday
JOE JACKSON, MICHAEL JACKSON's father, said his son's body will be buried at FOREST LAWN CEMETERY in LOS ANGELES on AUGUST 29th, which would have been his 51st birthday, the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reported on MONDAY. JOE JACKSON told a DAILY NEWS reporter the plan was finalized in recent days.