Celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday at ‘Michael Jackson One’

Fans of the King of Pop can celebrate his birthday with a special performance by the cast of “Michael Jackson One” that includes “Thriller” (shown). (Cirque du Soleil)

If pop star Michael Jackson hadn’t died in 2009, he would have turned 57 on Aug. 29, and the team at Cirque du Soleil will celebrate his birthday with a day of events honoring the King of Pop.

Artists from “Michael Jackson One,” the Cirque du Soleil show at Mandalay Bay that features his music, his dance moves and even a hologram of Jackson singing, will put on a one-time only performance, Q&A, meet-and-greet and book signing for the event.

The cast of “Michael Jackson One” created this performance to the music of Jackson’s No. 1 hit “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough,” which is not part of the regular show.

Then guests can preview two acts from the show, which will feature his songs “Stranger In Moscow” and “Thriller.”

The afternoon starts with Jackson’s longtime costume designer Michael Bush autographing copies of “The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson” at 3:30 p.m. at the “Michael Jackson One” Boutique.

A short Q&A with some cast members from the show will follow the 4 p.m. performance. Travis Payne, a co-executor of Jackson’s estate, and choreographers Rich & Tone Talauega plan to be on hand for a birthday cake presented at the end of this event.

Anyone with a ticket to the 7 or 9:30 p.m. show on Aug. 29 can attend. Ticket-holders land a “Michael Jackson One” commemorative ticket and more surprises are promised.

Guests who book at Mandalay Bay using the offer code P5MJBDAY also get a birthday gift bag.

Tickets start at $69.

Tickets: Cirque du Soleil

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Pharrell Williams Reveals Michael Jackson Was Into Tall Brazilian Women

The king of mind control! Pharrell Williams has revealed that Michael Jackson was a master of catching people off guard — and the first time he met the King of Pop, he was stunned to find him kissing a beautiful Brazilian woman right in front of him!

Talking in an exclusive preview of Sunday, Aug. 16’s OTHERtone with Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener, the “Happy” singer dishes on his first ever meeting with Jackson, and how his mind was blown when the legendary singer started making out with a hot woman right in front of him!

“I met him two times,” Williams reveals on the show. “Talk about mind control, he was a genius! We get into the trailer, it’s a two story trailer, the trailer has stairs!” the 42-year-old musician says, laughing.

“He comes in, he’s tall, standing there, two beautiful women walk in, he kisses one. It’s a moment!” Williams explains. “It ain’t like no peck, it’s a situation. [The women] look Brazilian, and I’m like, ‘Wow!’ He’s the king of catching you off guard.”

Williams goes on to explain the second time he heard from the late “Billy Jean” singer, he was in a recording studio with Justin Timberlake, when he received a completely unexpected phone call.

“The [first] meeting was supposed to be for us to meet to talk about music, and the songs that he turned down, I don’t think he realized that I was going to give those songs to Justin,” Williams explains. “So I’m in the studio with Justin, and they say, ‘Got a call for you on line one, it’s Michael Jackson,” the singer goes on.

Michael Jackson’s Daughter Paris’ Guardians Approve Of Her New Boyfriend But Also ‘Keep An Eye’ On Him

Late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris is now 17 and in a relationship with professional soccer player Chester Castellaw. Though Paris’ family “approve of” Castellaw, they are still keeping a “close eye on him.”

“I approve of him,” Jackson’s co-guardian T.J. Jackson, son of Tito Jackson, told ET Online in an exclusive interview. “No one’s perfect, but he’s a good boy, so I approve of him. … He treats her well. She’s happy.”

TJ is the nephew of the late pop star Jackson and was appointed co-guardian of Paris in 2012. He is also the guardian for her brothers Prince, 18, and Blanket, 13. Katherine Jackson, their grandmother, is the other co-guardian.

“It depends on which day you ask me,” T.J. said of the relationship. He says Castellaw is a “good kid” who is quite ambitious, like other boys his age. However, just like any other parent, he is keeping an eye on him. “I was a young man too once, so I keep a close eye on him,” he said.

Castellaw and Paris hit the red carpet at the opening night of Deaf West Theatre’s production of “Spring Awakening” in May. The 18-year-old plays for the Real So Cal youth soccer club. The two teenagers started seeing each other in March when they were seen on a hike in Los Angeles. Their Facebook status says they are “in a relationship.”

Paris went through a very rough time a few years back, attempting suicide in 2013, following her father’s death in 2009. The teenager later checked into rehab in Utah for treatment and looked happy and healthy thereafter. She will play herself in the film “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” scheduled for 2017 release.

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Michael Jackson’s father Joe ‘out of intensive care’ after suffering stroke on 87th birthday

The superstar’s dad has been left temporarily blind as he was taken ill in Brazil on his 87th birthday just two days after his family threw a party to celebrate.

Michael Jackson’s father Joe is reportedly out of intensive care as he continues to recover after suffering a stroke on his 87th birthday.

Jackson family sources originally claimed he was rushed to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after waking up feeling dizzy, with no vision last Sunday morning.

Now, according to Us Weekly, he has been transferred to a regular room at the hospital.

A source claims Jackson is regaining his motor skills and starting to walk with assistance, with doctors hopeful he will be able to eat well again once he recovers more.

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Pool Pop star Michael Jackson arrives with his father Joe Jackson
Pop star Michael Jackson with his father Joe Jackson

Once well enough, it is thought Joe will return in his daughter Janet’s private jet, before being transferred to a hospital in LA.

Janet cancelled preparation for her tour to be by her father’s bedside this week.

The All For You singer was busy preparing for The Unbreakable World Tour when her father Joe Jackson suffered a stroke.

Sources confirmed to Us Weekly the superstar took a private jet to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where her father is currently being treated.

An insider added the 49-year-old is expected to stay with her father until his condition is stable.

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Janet Jackson has flown to be by her father Joe’s side

On Monday Joe, the man behind the Jackson 5 – the band that catapulted his son Michael to global superstardom, took to his website to reassure fans that he hoped to make a “quick recovery”.

Under a blog entitled ‘Thank You,” he wrote: “To my family, friends, acquaintances and fans all over the world. I want to thank you all for your prayers, unwavering support and kind well wishes during these trying times.

“Through God’s intervention the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and caretakers at the Albert Einstein Sao Paulo hospital have taken great care of me.

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“God willing, I should be able to make a quick recovery and travel back home soon. Thank you all once again for your prayers and support.”

Jackson family sources have said he was rushed to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo after waking up feeling dizzy, with no vision on Sunday morning.

Joe, who suffers from diabetes, was treated to a party in Brazil to mark his birthday two days before.

Janet’s The Unbreakable World Tour begins in Vancouver on Aug 31.

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Joe Jackson Reportedly Suffers Stroke

Joe Jackson has reportedly suffered a stroke that left him at the very least temporarily blind.

Jackson family sources confirm to TMZ, Joe was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo after reportedly waking up Sunday feeling dizzy, with no vision.

Joe, who has diabetes, was in the city for his 87th birthday party that was being thrown for him.

These pics were taken hours before the reported stroke.

Family sources tell TMZ, doctors are running tests and they’re trying to decide whether to fly Joe back to the U.S. for further treatment.
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