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Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Movie Is #1

Michael Jackson is back where he belongs—on the top of the charts.
The King of Pop’s behind-the-scenes movie This Is It took the number one spot this Halloween weekend with a $21.3 million opening.
The movie’s distributor Sony just announced that it will extend the movie’s release beyond the planned two-week run due…

Betsy Waldman | November 2, 2009 - 10:02 am

Kenny Ortega Talks ‘Flashdance’ Departure

The upcoming Footloose remake lost a major part of its draw when famed director Kenny Ortega dropped out of the project over the weekend
Ortega reportedly ditched his duties after disputes over the tone and budget of the dance flick, but in a statement issued Monday he insisted that he was taking a much-needed…

Betsy Waldman | October 29, 2009 - 11:50 am

PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ LA Premiere

Is there anyone who didn’t attend the Los Angeles premiere of the Michael Jackson documentary This Is It on Tuesday?
Adam Lambert, Katy Perry, Corbin Bleu, Ashley Tisdale, Brenda Song, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Hough and a ton of other celebs showed up to the Nokia Theatre to see the film, which chronicles…

Celebuzz | October 28, 2009 - 10:40 am

Kenny Ortega Drops Out Of ‘Footloose’

The upcoming Footloose remake seems to be losing some major street cred.
First, High School Musical star Zac Efron dropped out of the film. He was replaced by Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford.
Now, famed HSM director Kenny Ortega has said sayonara to the project, which begins filming in March, due to reported…

Betsy Waldman | October 26, 2009 - 10:30 am

New Michael Jackson Song “This Is It” Premieres

Well, people, “This Is It.”
The title song from Michael Jackson’s upcoming posthumous album This Is It was released on the Internet today, giving fans a taste of the musical direction he was embarking on before his untimely death in June.
The double-disc album This Is It will be released on October 27,…

Celebuzz | October 12, 2009 - 8:08 am

VIDEO: Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Sneak Peek!

Here’s a new clip from the upcoming Michael Jackson movie “This Is It.”
The late King of Pop is seen rehearsing his classic song “Human Nature,” and it’s pretty amazing.
We can’t wait to see the whole thing!
BTW, he’s so skinny! …

Celebuzz | September 21, 2009 - 12:00 pm

VIDEO: Michael Jackson’s This Is It Trailer

It’s finally here!
The trailer for the Michael Jackson movie This Is It premiered after last night’s VMAs.
The movie follows the King Of Pop as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London’s O2 Arena.
It is set for limited

Betsy Waldman | September 14, 2009 - 10:45 am

Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Movie Poster Revealed!

Here it is: the official movie poster for the upcoming Michael Jackson flick This Is It.
The poster promises to show MJ “Like You’ve Never Seen Before,” and we really can’t wait!
The movie follows the King Of Pop as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken…

Betsy Waldman | September 9, 2009 - 8:30 am

Michael Jackson Movie: New Details

As the Michael Jackson documentary This Is It moves ever-closer to a theatrical release, Deadline Hollywood Daily has new details on the film, which will chronicle the deceased singer’s rehearsals for his planned string of comeback concerts at London’s O2 Arena.
Contrary to earlier reports, the film will hit theaters on Wednesday, October 28,…

Celebuzz | August 21, 2009 - 6:30 am

Michael Jackson Movie Gets a Release Date

Deceased King of Pop Michael Jackson’s final days will be coming to the big screen on October 30.
People magazine reports that the MJ documentary, This Is It, now has an official release date. As previously reported, the film, culled from nearly 100 hours of rehearsal footage, will chronicle Jackson’s preparation for his planned…

Celebuzz | August 11, 2009 - 7:50 am