Surely worldwide adoration of the late Michael Jackson would score a sympathy payoff for his mom’s negligence lawsuit against concert promoter AEG. The family was asking for a paltry $1.5 billion.
On January 3, 2014, a judge refused to revisit the verdict, narrowing the Jacksons’ appeal options.
Tito, Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, Marlon, and the rest of the family is still able to sidestep working for the rest of their lives, albeit on a slightly tighter budget.
This Motown performance 30 years ago is the last time the brothers had a major celebrated appearance with Michael. Their 2012 tour was scheduled to start in Louisville but was canceled, in part, for lack of ticket sales.
There are lots of nominees for the Weirdest Jackson Family Performance, and this is definitely one of them.
Conservatives and Liberals debate who creates more obstacles for America’s impoverished people. (via ABCnews.com)
Singer/dancer/actor/comedian Justin Timberlake and Singer/talk show host Jimmy Fallon
A Wrecking Ball crashed into 2013. We never fully recovered.
EPIC FAIL REEL
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As for country singers…
Here’s a Hugh Haynie cartoon banned from local publication because of the bond between the Kennedy and Bingham families. Barry Bingham Sr. dictated the censorship (pink banner) to his Courier-Journal editor in 1969. The Hugh Haynie editorial cartoon collection is on display at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.
The staff of 84WHAS Radio recorded A Christmas Carol, including lines from syndicated radio superstar Rush Limbaugh. Milton Metz narrates. Here’s part one:
CAST: Rush Limbaugh (solicitor), Milton Metz (narrator), Wayne Perkey (Ebeneezer Scrooge), Terry Meiners (Bob Cratchit), Van Vance (Jacob Marley’s ghost), Jane Norris (Christmas past ghost), Joe Donovan (Christmas present ghost), Joe Elliot (Christmas Yet to Come ghost), Fred Wiche (nephew Fred), Laura Shirley (Mrs. Cratchit), Ken Schulz (Peter), Mary Jeffries (Belle), Beth Merrill (Martha Cratchit), Frederick Speck (Tiny Tim), Brian Rublein (1st man), John Asher (2nd man), Skip Essick (Joe), Tony Cruise (man), Christopher Holcombe (1st boy), Edward Pratt (2nd boy), and Sara Greiling (3rd boy. — Directed by David Holland — Produced by Scott Goettel — special thanks to Louisville Youth Choir, conducted by Donna Barnett and conducted by Frank Heller. Thanks to WHAS engineers Charlie Strickland, Larry Baysinger, and Harry Sonnheim. All proceeds from sales went to the WHAS Crusade for Children. Thanks to Taylor Drug Stores for distribution. (1994)
Merry Christmas from 84WHAS Radio, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Too bad this French pop sensation didn’t get enough stardom to keep Miley Cyrus drowning in obscurity. Our loss, pop culture consumers.
With Alizee’s failure to launch, we were twerked into revulsion through most of 2013.