Kenny Ortega

This Oct. 27, 2009 photo shows Director/Producer Kenny Ortega at Columbia Pictures' Premiere of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)

Responsibility a key topic in Jackson civil trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is […]

08/10/2013

"This is it," by Michael Jackson, CD cover. (AP Photo)

Expert: Jackson would have earned $1B on comeback

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson could have earned $1.1 billion or more if he had performed a worldwide concert tour and created a Las Vegas show before his death, an accounting expert familiar with […]

07/15/2013

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Director says Jackson’s condition frightened him

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of Michael Jackson’s ill-fated comeback concerts told a jury on Wednesday that he was frightened when Jackson was shivering and seemed lost at one of his final rehearsals. The […]

07/10/2013

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AEG CEO ‘baffled’ over mixed signals re: Jackson’s health

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The top executive of concert promoter AEG Live acknowledged yesterday that he was “baffled” because of mixed signals he received about the singer’s health just days before his death. Brandon Phillips, […]

06/14/2013

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CEO describes Jackson as forceful businessman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of AEG Live LLC told jurors Wednesday that he knew Michael Jackson as a sophisticated, forceful businessman and not the drugged-up performer who’s been described throughout an ongoing civil […]

06/12/2013

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AEG top exec testifies at trial: “wanted to keep things calm”

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Testifying in trial of the negligence/wrongful death lawsuit that Michael Jackson’s family filed against AEG Live, the company’s top executive acknowledged today that he made untrue positive statements regarding the character […]

06/10/2013

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AEG exec denies he pushed Jackson to rehearse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An AEG Live LLC executive has denied that he pushed Michael Jackson to rehearse for his ill-fated comeback concerts. Paul Gongaware refuted earlier testimony from Jackson’s makeup artist who testified last […]

06/03/2013

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Lawyer: No background check done on Jackson doctor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the […]

05/21/2013

Jurors hear voicemail saying Jackson was sick

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five days before Michael Jackson died, his manager called the singer’s doctor, told him Jackson was sick, and implored him to have blood tests done, according to a voicemail played Thursday […]

05/02/2013

Katherine Jackson (AP Photo)

Pretrial motion considered in Katherine Jackson hearing today

(CNS) – A hearing on at least one final pretrial motion is scheduled today in a lawsuit by Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, contending the promoters of her son’s never-realized London concerts negligently hired Dr. Conrad Murray as the singer’s personal physician.

04/02/2013

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