Jackson, Michael


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Jackson, Michael

(1958–  ) popular singer, songwriter; born in Gary, Ind. He was a child star with his brothers in a popular Motown soul group, the Jackson Five, and had his first solo hits in the early 1970s. He began producing and songwriting when the group left Motown in 1976, becoming the Jacksons, and he collaborated with Quincy Jones on his first best-selling solo album, Off The Wall (1979). His second solo album, Thriller (1982), sold over 30 million copies and made him a superstar. As his recordings and videos continued to attract an ever larger public and gain him ever more millions of dollars in sales, commercial endorsements, and contracts, he moved beyond being another popular singer to become more an entertainment phenomenon, known for his unusual choreography (including the "moon walk"), elaborate special effects, mannered performances, and occasional tours before frenzied crowds. Meanwhile, his offstage life also became increasingly bizarre: he transformed his face with plastic surgery, became chummy with celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, and lived in a secluded estate rumored to be like an amusement park/zoo. In 1993 his private and public careers collided when he was accused of sexual abuse of minor boys; although he was never legally charged, his somewhat ambiguous sexual persona and relations with young children, on and off stage, lost some of their appeal.
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The Colliers are second from bottom ahead of their fixture at Thornaby, where Orton is boosted by the inclusion of brothers Aaron and Andy Ramsbottom, Stephen Jackson, Michael Joseph and recent signing Liam Dixon.
With: Eddie Redmayne, Andrew Buchart, Michael Hadley, Phillip Joseph, Ron Cook, Sian Thomas, Daniel Flynn, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Harry Attwell, Stefano Baschi, Daniel Easton, Sean Jackson, Michael Marcus, Joseph Timms, Ben Turner, Ashley Zhangazha.
BRING IT ON: Holmbridge Under 13s are pictured (back, from left) Richard Whitehead (manager), Joe Allsop, Ashley Campbell, Harry Jackson, Emily Heppenstall, Connor Nursey, George Jackson, Michael Wills (coach).
The golfers will be joined by a list of celebrities who are also taking in the tournament including film stars Samuel L Jackson, Michael Douglas, Hugh Grant, Kyle MacLachlan as well as Westlife.
CUSTODY ROLE: Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother, leaves her home in Encino, California yesterday
Previous winners include Justin Timberlake, Madonna, the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams, Eminem, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Linkin' Park, Bryan Adams and Take That.
I'm standing here with Johnny Rodgers, Barry Switzer, Keith Jackson, Michael Irvin, the Selmon brothers and Derrick Brooks.
Action takes place over three courses -- St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie -- and celebrities in the pro-am include Sir Steve Redgrave, Ian Botham, Michael Vaughan, Sir Bobby Charlton, Johan Cruyff, Kenny Dalglish, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Douglas and Hugh Grant.
Out: Michael Jackson, Michael Keane, David Lucas, Lee Briscoe, Rob Edwards, George Koumantarakis.
But I did work with some big names - Richard Griffiths, Glenda Jackson, Michael Hordern.
Beharrell, incidentally, together with his wife, Veronica (nee Anstey, the former Curtis Cup player), Bridget Jackson, Michael Lunt and Ray Baldwin, founded the Midland Junior Golf Society in 1957 and those who work so hard for the advancement of golf at its most elementary levels will be delighted to be joined by so eminent a promoter.
Having worked with a virtual who's who of the record business with artists including Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Chicago, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble , N'Sync, Earth, Wind and Fire, Gloria Estefan, Toni Braxton and scores of others, Foster has three Grammy "Producer of the Year" Awards.