Michael Jackson was recently named the top earning dead celebrity, according to Forbes, earning a total of 275 million in the last 16 months following his death. Fans have certainly not forgotten him, nor do I think they will for a long time to come. I know it was reported that when he died, he had left behind a lot of money troubles. Hopefully for the kids sake, those have been taken care of.
Since we are already on the topic of money, let’s move on to his father Joe, who has been trying to get the Jackson fortune in court. Well, a California Appeals Court ruled today that Joe can not have a say in the Administration of his late son’s estate, and unanimously ruled that he has no legal standing to do so. My guess is Michael would be releived to say the least.
In other news, Michael’s individual music videos are going to get released to DVD. The three DVD set will have 40 videos and cover Jackson’s solo career. Calling it “Michael Jackson’s Vision”, it will be released on November 22, and include such legendary videos as the full length version of “Thriller”, “Black or White”, “Bad”, and more. It is also set to contain more obscure videos of his, such as “Ghosts” made in collaboration with special effects legend Stan Winston. I have to say, Ghosts is one of my all-time favorites of his. If you haven’t seen it, it is certainly a must watch.
There is also a deal in the works from the Jackson estate to release an album of unreleased Jackson music, and a deal with Cirque du Soleil for a Jackson-themed touring show.
As you can see, Michael Jackson is still among us, and I believe he will be for a long, long while. Did you watch “This is It”? Will you buy the album or video collection? Are you still a Jackson fan? Let us know below or in the FORUM!