Arts and Entertainment Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, here pictured with Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor

The actress' role as Patsey was influenced by the singer's 'child-like quality'

Paris Jackson is expected to make a full recovery

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris 'fine' in Los Angeles hospital after apparent suicide attempt on fourth anniversary of father's death

Ambulance was called out to 15-year-old to deal with 'possible overdose'

Michael Jackson performing during his HIStory World Tour. The Jackson family is reportedly suing AEG LIve for $40bn in damages

AEG boss calls Michael Jackson lawsuit a baseless 'extortion bid'

The head of a concert promoter told a US jury he believed a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against his company was a baseless attempt at extortion.

Michael Jackson performing during his HIStory World Tour. The Jackson family is reportedly suing AEG LIve for $40bn in damages

AEG expressed fears about Michael Jackson's health, court hears

Jurors hearing a lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live LLC have been shown emails in which top company executives expressed fears about Michael Jackson's health and the amount of time they had to get the singer prepared for his ill-fated series of comeback tours.

Shirley Bassey performed

Shirley Bassey urges Cannes Festival luminaries to pull out their 'Goldfingers' at Aids fundraiser

With an apt rendition of "Goldfinger," singing legend Shirley Bassey roused celebrity revelers to dig deep into their pockets at the 20th amfAR gala in the Cap D'Antibes, helping to raise an estimated $25 million for Aids research.

'Grown Woman' is not bad for a soft drink commercial soundtrack

Pop for pop: Is the music used to market soft drinks ever any good?

We’ve already heard a snippet of Beyoncé’s track “Grown Woman”, which was teased in her Pepsi commercial last month, but now the whole song has leaked online (although those who made it to her Mrs Carter tour would have heard it performed in full).

Eminem's music publishers Eight Mile Style is suing Facebook for copyright infringement over a song it used in an advert.

Eminem's music publishers sue Facebook for copyright infringement over song used in advert

Facebook claims in the lawsuit that Eminem's original song "Under the Influence" was a rip-off of a Michael Jackson single

Michael Jackson's estate has made over $600m since the singer died, helping to settle his $500m debts

Even in death Jacko is still bigger than Bieber: Michael Jackson posthumously makes $600m

Michael Jackson’s estate has made more money through ticket sales in the four years since his death than the "Thriller" performer made during his lifetime. His posthumous sales are believed to amount to more than any single living artist during the same time period.

Kanye West has followed Busted to the year 3000

Busted: Kanye West's sixth solo album sounds like 'it came from the year 3000'

Despite having no official release date yet, the hype surrounding Kanye West’s forthcoming sixth solo album just got a little louder.

Singer Michael Jackson pictured outside the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for proceedings in his child molestation trial in 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Wade Robson, who testified in his defence at the trial, has now accused the singer of sexual abuse.

Fresh Michael Jackson child molestation accusations: Dancer Wade Robson claims the singer abused him

A choreographer and television personality who was a key witness in Michael Jackson's successful defence against child molestation charges is seeking permission to file a claim against the singer's estate alleging the pop superstar sexually abused him as a child, court records and an attorney said.

Is this the end of costly dyes? Scientists working on cure for grey hair

A cure for grey hair which means millions will be able to throw away messy dyes could be available in the future, researchers have said.

Danny Foster during his performance on the BBC1 talent show, The Voice.

Former Hear'Say singer and The Voice hopeful Danny Foster 'saved by Hare Krishna monk'

Former Hear'Say star Danny Foster said he turned to drink after the failure of the group before he was saved by a Hare Krishna monk

Michael Jackson performing during his HIStory World Tour. The Jackson family is reportedly suing AEG LIve for $40bn in damages

Michael Jackson 'refused help from family over drug addiction'

The superstar Michael Jackson said that he did not have a drug problem, the Los Angeles court heard.

Chris Kelly has died at the age of 34

Kriss Kross singer, Chris Kelly, found dead

Chris Kelly, who for a brief period in the 1990s was famous as one half of the diminutive hip-hop duo Kriss Kross, has died in Atlanta. He was 34. Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy”, and his rap partner Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, were only 13 when they were discovered at a local mall by producer Jermaine Dupri, who signed them to his So So Def label.

Michael Jackons' doctor Conrad Murray was been jailed for four years

Dr Conrad Murray's money problems were to blame for Michael Jackson's death, civil court hears

Jurors in the civil case between Michael Jackson's mother and concert giant AEG Live heard yesterday that doctor Conrad Murray’s money problems were to blame for the singer’s death.

Randy, left, and Rebbi Jackson, right, brother and sister of Michael Jackson arrive at Los Angeles Superior Court. The family is reportedly suing AEG LIve for $40bn in damages

Dramatic revelations and legal fireworks expected as Michael Jackson's family begin quest for $40bn damages

Late superstar’s mother claims promoter of London concerts put money before welfare of troubled King of Pop

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