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CNN broadcast claim he took £100,000 to persuade singer to appear with Bashir

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Off the wall, even in death

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Michael Jackson: This Is It, Kenny Ortega, 112 mins, (PG)<br/>Fleetwood Mac, MEN Arena, Manchester

The biggest musical event this week isn't a concert at all, but it's coming to a popcorn pit near you. By the time I'm writing this and you're reading it, Michael Jackson was meant to have performed 27 dates of his This Is It farewell show at the O2 in London, with a further 23 to follow in the spring.

This Is It, Odeon Leicester Square, London

No thriller, this is just bad

Fans flock to London for premiere of Michael Jackson film This Is It

Michael Jackson fans are expected to flock to London tonight for a premiere of a film showing the late entertainer rehearsing for live shows which would never happen.

Mixed signals for Michael Jackson album sales

The new Michael Jackson record "This Is It" hits stores around the world on Monday, kicking off a week of money-spinning events dedicated to the "king of pop," but the outlook for the two-disc album is decidedly mixed.

Album: Michael Jackson, This Is It (Sony)

Surely there's a question mark missing from the title? As a tribute to a recently deceased star, This Is It is a shoddy apology for an album, offering fans only one track not previously available, along with a selection of hits they already own, a poem already printed on an album sleeve, and three demos.

'New' Michael Jackson single a 'mistake'

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