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If you're prepared to skip where necessary, this double CD of previously unreleased 1970 and 1972 live shows from LA's Inglewood contains genuine Jackson genius among the schmaltz.

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Jacko film libel action leaves lots of costs and no winners

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Michael Jackson's father filed a wrongful death lawsuit yesterday against the doctor charged with giving the pop superstar a lethal dose of sedatives one year ago, accusing the Nevada doctor of negligence, secrecy and poor training.

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Michael Jackson murdered for hit catalogue, claims LaToya

Michael Jackson was murdered because he was "worth so much more dead than alive", his sister said today.

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Stun gun 'never used on Michael Jackson's kids'

A lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother said today the late singer's children were never exposed to a stun gun sent to the family's home.

DVD: Michael Jackson: This Is It (PG)

"You inspired everything in my life," eulogises one of the overwrought dancers trying frantically to get his big break on the King of Pop's brutally curtailed comeback tour.

Final act of Jackson drama begins in LA

Doctor pleads not guilty to manslaughter as full autopsy report is released on internet

Michael Jackson doctor charged in singer's death

Michael Jackson's doctor was today charged with involuntary manslaughter, capping an exhaustive investigation into the pop star's stunning death last summer and setting up the prospect of another sensational celebrity courtroom drama.

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