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2009-08-05 08:39:41

Sony's Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to the late U.S. singer Michael Jackson's last rehearsal footage for $60 million, court documents show. E! News said a judge still has to approve Columbia's deal with AEG Live, the concert promoter that was handling Jackson's planned 50-date residency at London's O2 arena, before the studio can make a feature-length film about Jackson's preparation for his comeback. The O2 concerts were slated to start last month. Jackson died June 25 at the age...

2009-07-20 22:28:03

Eighty hours of footage from Michael Jackson's Los Angeles concert rehearsals, shot shortly before his death, may be edited into a movie, sources told Variety. Sony Pictures Entertainment reportedly is in talks with AEG Entertainment about buying the rights to rehearsal footage shot by director Kenny Ortega, as well as several videos intended to be interstitial programming for the 50-date comeback concert series Jackson and AEG had planned in London before the singer died June 25. Jackson's...

2009-06-30 08:43:46

Concert promoter AEG Live says ticket-holders for Michael Jackson's planned London concerts can get a full refund or a commemorative ticket. AEG had promoted 50 sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena starting July 13, with tickets starting at $105 apiece, but Jackson's death last week forced their cancellations, CNN reported. The world lost a kind soul who just happened to be the greatest entertainer the world has ever known, Randy Phillips, president and chief executive officer of AEG Live,...

2009-05-20 15:35:29

U.S. pop star Michael Jackson has postponed the first four dates of his sold-out concert series at London's O2 arena, AEG Live said Wednesday. The BBC quoted the concert promoters as explaining the dates had been pushed back because Jackson needs more time to rehearse with the show's creative director Kenny Ortega, who had worked on two of Jackson's previous tours, as well as the High School Musical movies. Jackson's July 8 gig has been rescheduled for July 13. Three other July dates,...

2009-03-13 12:44:43

Organizers of pop star Michael Jackson's shows at London's O2 Arena, set to begin in July, say all 50 scheduled concert dates are sold out. The BBC said more than 1 million tickets to Jackson's This Is It London concert series have been sold. The 50-year-old U.S. recording artist, who last toured 12 years ago, initially announced plans for 10 London gigs, but more were added due to the overwhelming response from fans. We never thought '50 shows' and frankly based on the queues on...

2009-03-12 13:22:20

Twenty dates have been added to Michael Jackson's previously announced 10-concert run at London's O2 Arena this summer. But The Times of London warned tickets to the event have already been sold out by primary brokers and the only seats available can be purchased for as much as 10 times the face value through secondary outlets, thanks to a deal promoters AEG Live allegedly made with the online ticket resellers Viagogo. Some tickets close to the stage are reportedly going for thousands of...

2009-03-10 20:30:19

More than 1 million people have registered to buy tickets to Michael Jackson's upcoming London concerts, the BBC reported. Tickets to the series of 10 shows -- scheduled to take place at the O2 Arena on July 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26 and 28 -- are to go on sale for those who pre-registered Wednesday for between $69 and $103, plus booking fees. The remaining tickets are to go on sale to the general public Friday. Jackson, who last toured 12 years ago, has described the shows as his...

2009-03-05 17:49:31

U.S. pop star Michael Jackson says he plans to kick off a series of concerts at London's O2 Arena in July that will serve as his final curtain call. Jackson, whose career has been eclipsed in recent years by his legal, financial and health problems, last toured 12 years ago. The 50-year-old singer held a news conference at the O2 Arena Thursday, during which he announced his plans to perform a string of 10 concerts, starting July 8 and running through the summer, USA Today reported. This is...

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