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Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Crypto.com Arena.

Katherine Jackson (pictured) will testify before a jury about Michael Jackson in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Friday, according to the N.Y.…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of Michael Jackson‘s ill-fated comeback concerts told a jury on Wednesday that he was frightened when Jackson was shivering and seemed lost at one of his final rehearsals for the “This Is It” shows. The rehearsal occurred six days before Jackson died in June 2009, Kenny Ortega testified during […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Courtrooms have supplied the epilogue to Michael Jackson’s life. They’ve provided the forum where his debts have been settled, his final days dissected and his life depicted as a cautionary tale. In nearly four years of court proceedings, two juries have watched Jackson come to life on video screens. They’ve watched […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson‘s ill-fated comeback concerts told jurors Thursday that he never consulted a mental health professional to help the singer despite two high-level show workers suggesting it was necessary. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips testified about emails he sent and received in the week before […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of AEG Live told a jury on Tuesday that he believes a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson‘s mother against the concert promotion company was a baseless extortion attempt. CEO Randy Phillips also said the company bears no responsibility for Jackson’s 2009 death, as his mother contends. Katherine Jackson is […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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. The messages were displayed Wednesday during testimony […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top executive of the company that was producing Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour acknowledged reluctantly Tuesday that he negotiated a deal for the doctor that the pop star had chosen to accompany him. But AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware testified his only role in the matter was negotiating the […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An accounting executive for AEG Live LLC testified on Monday that the company spent $24 million producing Michael Jackson‘s ill-fated “This Is It” concerts. The tally involved expenses compiled through October 2009, roughly three months after the singer’s death, said Julie Hollander, a vice president and controller of event operations for […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson appeared “a little loopy” after visits with his longtime dermatologist, a choreographer who worked one-on-one with the pop superstar told a jury Tuesday. Travis Payne said he witnessed Jackson’s unusual behavior after the singer visited Dr. Arnold Klein, who Payne believed was performing cosmetic treatments on the singer so […]

Tom and the crew open the show talking about the Michael Jackson case, Angelina Jolie‘s double mastectomy and one TJMS crew member was late… hmm… who could it be?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An associate choreographer who worked on Michael Jackson‘s planned comeback concerts testified Monday that she didn’t see any signs that the pop superstar was ill or might die in the final days of his life. “I just never in a million years thought he would leave us, or pass away,” Stacy […]