Michael Jackson Remembered

The Hollywood Reporter Remembers Michael Jackson

Bluewater To Release Michael Jackson Tribute

Press Release

To millions he was the King of Pop; one of the world’s most cherished entertainers and a celebrated international icon. With his untimely passing, Michael Jackson left an extraordinary and tragic legacy. Bluewater Productions is paying tribute in October to his memory and legacy with a special collectors edition biography comic.

The newest addition to the publisher’s critically acclaimed biography library will trace Jackson’s rise as a musical prodigy with the “Jackson 5” through last Thursdays sad end. The book will feature highlights from his storied career and cover his enigmatic private life.

“Michael Jackson’s music served as the soundtrack to countless lives…including mine,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis, “His influence on our culture has been profound.”

“TRIBUTE: Michael Jackson, King of Pop,” features a wraparound cover and foreword by “The Official Michael Jackson Fan Club’s” Giuseppe Mazzola. Mazzola was also Jackson’s personal friend. The issue is being written by Wey-Yuih Loh, (Political Power: Colin Powell” and “Political Power: Joe Biden) and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano (Vincent Price Presents). Noted cover artist Vinnie Tartamella will also provide an alternate wraparound cover.

“This is a celebration of his life and what he meant to a legion of fans,” Davis said. “Although the book won’t shy away from some of his personal troubles, we try to tell a balanced story that shows Jackson as a musical genius, an unparalleled superstar and as a complex person.”

Davis noted that he initially waffled at producing a tribute comic, but after receiving dozens of emails and phone calls he knew it was the proper way to show respect and give fans a lasting remembrance.

In recent months, Bluewater has become one of the leading producers of biography comics. Launched earlier this year, Bluewater’s “Female Force” has featured influential women such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Princess Diana, Sarah Palin and Oprah Winfrey. A follow-up series, “Political Power” launching in July is set to turn the spotlight on politicians like Colin Powell, Barack Obama, and Al Gore.

Bluewater’s biography titles have drawn considerable media attention, including features on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” It has also been featured in such periodicals as People Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets.

Soaps Plan For 4th Of July Weekend

With many America’s expected to celebrate a long 4th of July weekend as the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, the networks have planned the following programming for the afternoon of Friday, July 3rd.

Days of our Lives
will be pre-empted for NBC Sports coverage of Wimbledon on Thursday and Friday, July 2nd and 3rd. The network carries live coverage of the event every year.

The ABC network will air repeat episodes of all of their soap operas on July 3rd:

Here is the line-up schedule:

All My Children
(original airdate 5/15/09): Adam’s enemies want him to pay for his sins; Angie and Jake work to save Ian’s life; and Annie makes her move. SOAPNet and ABC have hinted that during the repeat airing of the episode, viewers should look for new clues to the Chandler Murder Mystery whodunit as there way be clues that weren’t seen the first time around.

General Hospital
(original airdate 5/18/09): Carly gets the news she’s been praying for; Ethan drops a bomb on Lulu; and Rebecca makes a deal with Alexis.

One Life to Live
(original airdate 3/18/09): Nora and Marty swap insults as their tempers flare; Todd makes plans to fight for his kids; and Bo and Rex share sob stories over their sons medical issues.

The CBS network will air all new episodes on Friday July 3 of Young & The Restless, As The world Turns, Guiding Light, and The Bold & The Beautiful.

Original episodes of all your favorite soaps will resume to regular programming on Monday July 6.

Michael Jackson: A Life In Pictures

Michael Jackson will never be forgotten. Check out this wonderful tribute to him.

A Life In Pictures

Black Music Month Artist of the Day – Day 26: Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson was one of the founding members and artists of Motown along with Barry Gordy. His songs with The Miracles and as a solo artists were really influential in helping to define the modern pop and R & B love song. He had many hits and has composed some of the greatest songs ever written. Bob Dylan once referred to him as “America’s greatest living poet”. He was responsible for the Motown sound having composed and or produced some of the label’s biggest hits from The Temptation’s “My Girl” and “Get Ready” to Mary Well’s “My Guy” just to name a few. Today Robinson will be honored by ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) with the Rhythm and Blues Award for his work as a songwriter. That makes him the best choice for artist of the day. Here he is with The Miracles singing the incredible, “OOO, Baby Baby”!

Michael Jackson Passes Away

Photo: mjjpictures.com

Photo: mjjpictures.com

There is sad news in the world of music today. Michael Jackson known around the world as the King Of Pop had died. Performing since the age of 5, Michael garnered fame as a child performer with his brothers as Motown artists the Jackson 5, became a teen idol as he and his brothers evolved in the 80s as The Jacksons and them grew to world wide superstar status as a solo artist. His album Thriller remains the best selling album to this day with his Dangerous album being the best selling album.

In his later years Jackson became a constant tabloid newspaper headline for his ever changing physical appearance and for his legal troubles.
Jackson was set to make a comeback to music with a series of concerts in London. He was 50 years old.

Michael Jackson, one of a kind.

Michael Jackson was modern music’s most famous world entertainer and in later years was perhaps the most notorious. His albums Thriller and Dangerous remain the best selling albums to this day.

Michael is survived by his three children, his parents and a host of family and friends.

ABC is air a special on the life and career of Michael Jackson tonight at 9pm eastern.

A Look Ahead: The Bold And The Beautiful

Photo of Lesley-Anne Down as Jackie (CBS)

Photo of Lesley-Anne Down as Jackie (CBS)

Owen goes to extremes to avoid being around Nick.

Stephanie urges Taylor not to give up on Ridge.

Brooke and Stephanie make peace.

Jackie and Owen marry in Hawaii.

Nick works to expose Owen.

Eric loses more both personally and professionally.

(From Soap Opera Weekly)