Entertainment News Archive - June 27, 2009


Lisa Marie Presley says Michael Jackson feared he would die like her father, music legend Elvis Presley, of a suspected prescription-drug overdose.


Hollywood studio executives say they are discussing cutting a scene in the new comedy Bruno that relates to Michael Jackson. The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday that the film made several jokes at the expense of Jackson, which were removed from the version that was premiered only hours after his death on Thursday. Universal Pictures said the scene was cut out of sensitivity to Jackson's family and a decision would be made later on whether or not to drop it from the version being released to theaters. We'll reassess before the release whether to keep it out, said director Larry Charles. The Hollywood Reporter said the Jackson scenes had been in the version shown to movie critics and were deemed to be not particularly offensive.


Funeral services for actress Farrah Fawcett will be held at the Roman Catholic cathedral in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said.

The producers of the new Spider-Man stage musical say Alan Cummings was selected to play villain Green Goblin and Evan Rachel Woods will be their leading lady. They also announced technical issues have pushed back the Broadway show's opening next spring by a week, with previews starting Feb.

Michael Jackson's hits Man in the Mirror and Thriller were among the top sellers on Amazon.com and iTunes after this week's sudden death of the King of Pop. Billboard reported Saturday that fans flocked to the Internet to download Jackson tunes from iTunes or place orders for his classic hits. There

Experts in California child custody law say Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, is the early favorite to gain custody of the late singer's three kids.

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Irish rockers U2 have asked fans attending their concerts to put on masks of Myanmar dissident Aung San Suu Kyi when they strike up the song Walk On. The band provided a copy of the Nobel Prize winner's image on its Web site so fans can print it out before the shows on the 360 Tour that begins Tuesday in Barcelona. Wear it to work or college, the Web site said.

The all-star cast of this summer's American Idol U.S.

WASHINGTON, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Ticket Brokers ("NATB") announced today that, as per its Code of Ethics and policies, all of its members are required to issue refunds and/or credits for the full purchase price including the service fees charged by them for tickets purchased from them for the shows cancelled due to the untimely and tragic death of Michael Jackson.

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