The actress' role as Patsey was influenced by the singer's 'child-like quality'
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Friday 09 October 2009
Gladys Knight, all sugary smiles and motherly love, is discussing why she's not giving up on the UK with an ungracious adios.
Sunday 27 September 2009
To say that J Tillman is the drummer in the Fleet Foxes is like saying that Michael Jackson sang with the Jackson 5 – it's true but it tells only half the story.
Friday 25 September 2009
Spike Lee was on typically rambunctious form at The Independent Interview on Monday at London's BFI. In a wide-ranging discussion, guided gently and not always successfully by David Lammy, MP, the director covered everything from the release of Do the Right Thing 20 years ago and the racism of critics, to how Barack Obama is coping with a post-election onslaught from "redneck crackers" ("The euphoria of him winning has gone. He's under attack"), and the changing face of cinema, where funding is scarce. "Unless you're Spielberg, Lucas or Tyler Perry, it's hard to get a film made." Nevertheless, the single-minded director (he demands final cut on all of his movies) revealed that he had turned down big-budget directing jobs in the aftermath of his most successful film, Inside Man. "Every available bank-heist movie that had been lying around was dusted off and sent to me".
Guy Adams: Anna Nicole’s docs were warned about 'pharmaceutical suicide' - so, what about Michael Jackson's?
Tuesday 22 September 2009
Fascinating documents were unsealed in Los Angeles today revealing affidavits that have been filed in evidence against two of the doctors who treated Anna Nicole Smith in the run-up to her death.
Saturday 19 September 2009
A judge has ruled that Michael Jackson's mother can challenge the men currently administering her son's estate without losing her substantial stake.
Monday 14 September 2009
Michael Jackson fans were given a brief taste today of the glittering spectacle their late idol was planning at his string of axed shows.
Sunday 06 September 2009
A bejewelled white glove Michael Jackson tossed to an Australian fan more than a decade ago has sold at auction for 57,600 Australian dollars (£29,500).
Saturday 05 September 2009
Amid a sea of white flowers and with a bejewelled crown on his gold-plated coffin Michael Jackson was finally laid to rest at an elaborate private mausoleum on a hillside near Los Angeles.
Friday 04 September 2009
King of Pop Michael Jackson was finally being laid to rest today at a private ceremony attended by Michael Jackson's close friends and family.
Friday 28 August 2009
Michael Jackson's death has been ruled as homicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner said today in a move that could lead the way to criminal charges.
Thursday 27 August 2009
Monday 24 August 2009
A mere eight weeks have passed since the demise of Michael Jackson and here, inevitably, comes the Fringe's response. Put together with what could be considered indecent haste, this play about the King of Pop's adventures in the afterlife turns out to be a surprisingly polished affair.
Saturday 22 August 2009
Michael Jackson's family yesterday delayed his burial by five days as a judge ruled that a touring show of his memorabilia could go on and police raided another pharmacy in their ongoing probe of his sudden death.
Friday 21 August 2009
Planned well before Jackson's death, as part of Motown's 50th anniversary celebrations, The Motown 50 Mixes takes songs from the period when the most freakish thing about the singer was his talent, and picks apart the original arrangements, winnowing away many of the parts in order to focus attention more tightly on his vocals.
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Two months into the real-life soap-opera surrounding Michael Jackson’s death, the pantomime villain of the piece has finally broken his silence.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests