The king of clouds! Storm formation that looks like a moonwalking Michael Jackson appears in sky six years after singer’s death

  • The shape formed over Goochland County, Virginia, during lighting storm
  • Photographer John Plashal, 45, didn’t see it until it was pointed out to him
  • It looks as though Michael Jackson is moonwalking through the lightning 
  • Appeared just two days before sixth anniversary of king of pop’s death

Michael Jackson seems to have made an appearance in the skies, six years after his untimely death.

The king of pop looked liked he was moonwalking through a lightning storm over Goochland County, central Virginia, on Tuesday.

The spooky cloud formation came just two days before the sixth anniversary of Jackson’s death from cardiac arrest.

Photographer John Plashal, 45, said he didn’t notice the Jackson shape when he first submitted the photo of the storm to CBS 6.

‘The image that you see of Michael Jackson just happens to be there,’ he told CBS, insisting that he hadn’t altered the photo in any way.

‘It’s pretty wild. I didn’t know what I had until this morning, to be honest with you, when my phone started blowing up.’


Pentatonix cover Michael Jackson through the years

Michael Jackson has an expansive musical catalogue—he produced enough hits to be an impressive resume for at least five artists—and a cappella quintet Pentatonix covered (a lot of) it from beginning to end.

And they kind of kill it. The Grammy-winning group began with Jackson 5 standards and slowly moved through 20 years of music. All sound good with the Pentatonix touch on it, but “I Want You Back” and “Man in the Mirror” are particularly noteworthy. Watch the whole medley above. If you want more Pentatonix in your life, their documentary, On My Way Home, is available on demand.


Janet Jackson Previews First New Song in Literally Years: Listen!

Good things come to those who wait…and wait…and wait… Seven years after the release of her last studio album, 2008’s Discipline, Janet Jackson is finally getting ready to share some new music with the world — and on Wednesday, June 17, she offered the first tantalizing tease of what that music will sound like.

The “Rhythm Nation” singer, 49, gifted fans with an ever-so-brief snippet of a never-before-heard song, posting a 43-second video clip on Twitter. Jackson herself does not appear in the video, but her voice rings clear as the camera pans slowly over a notebook containing the lyrics to the tune scrawled in black pen.

“I lived through my mistakes / It’s just a part of growing,” she croons. “And never for single moment did I ever go without your love / You made me feel wanted / I wanna tell you how important you are to me.”

According to Entertainment Tonight, the song will appear on the Grammy winner’s upcoming album, Unbreakable, about “the human spirit, love, marriage, Janet’s precious family, and her fans.”

Jackson — who married billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana in 2013 and has been scarce in the spotlight these last few years — is set to go on tour for Unbreakable in late August. As announced on Monday, June 15, she’ll hit up cities all over North America through November, with her first show in Vancouver, B.C., on Aug. 31.

The concert series will be the pop star’s first since 2011, when she traveled the world for her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour.


Jackson once was Disney’s king, too

In the prime of his solo career, the Michael Jackson of Thriller and “Beat It” retreated to a public place that he made into his private fantasy land: Walt Disney World.

Jackson, who died Thursday at age 50, made the Magic Kingdom his second home in the mid-1980s.

Working at Disney during that time was almost like being a member of Jackson’s extended family. He was like the rich, eccentric uncle who used to pull into town at the most unexpected moments.

I was one of those Disney employees then. In that job, and later as a journalist, I was lucky enough to ever-so-briefly encounter one of the planet’s iconic stars at two distinctive points in his arc.

He was already unaccountably weird, yes, but also unassailably cool. When I was piloting a boat between Disney hotels, Jackson sightings sparked a minor commotion.

Jackson would be spotted on Bay Lake in a float boat with TV actor Emmanuel Lewis. Or he’d be seen in one of those secret underground tunnels, checking out the intricacies of the Disney magic.

The ultimate sign of his devotion was the famous Michael Jackson suite in the Royal Plaza hotel at Lake Buena Vista. My boat-pilot pals and I used to hoist beers in the Giraffe Lounge downstairs. He never joined us.

Four years ago, I revisited memories of the Jackson suite in writing a story about Orlando’s bygone musical landmarks. Phil Wright, general manager of the Royal Plaza during the Jackson era, recalled the four-room suite in detail:

The twinkling lights in the ceiling. The trophy case insured for $1 million. The Marilyn Monroe collectibles and (then) state-of-the-art laser-disc player equipped with lights that sparkled to the beat.

Wright remembered that Jackson’s pet chimp, Bubbles, liked to flush the toilet. “He liked to hear it gurgle.”

He recalled the singer fondly, too.

“When I knew him at the hotel, he was kind, generous and unbelievably shy,” Wright said. “We wanted to offer a place where he could feel at home.”

My own Jackson memories could be characterized in one word: silence.

Picking up tickets for a cast holiday party once, I happened upon Jackson strolling Disney’s cast-services building. In a lime-green sweater and fedora, he was wordlessly looking at scale models of the park attractions as a small crowd of employees gathered silently around him.

It went on for about 20 minutes, no one saying anything, until Jackson walked back to his white limo, turned and silently waved.

It was odd.

Flash-forward to the early 1990s, and I’m again face to face. The Sentinel had sent me, as a cub reporter, to follow Jackson and pal Macaulay Culkin around what is now Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the day.

The TV crews and I hustled around the park in a vain attempt to engage the King of Pop in conversation. When he suddenly emerged from a backstage entrance, I asked the first thing that came to mind:

“How you doing?”

It was an idiotic question. I think he said “Fine,” but all I can really tell you is that his lips moved.

And so it went for the rest of the afternoon. Run, stop, stare. I must have written something, but it wasn’t laden with expressive quotes.

Yet I’m still talking about it.

Jackson had started to morph from cool quirkiness to disturbing strangeness, with his hyperbaric chamber and his troubling relationships with children. Yet, like the hotel manager, I focus on only the good stuff now. That’s because, for all his idiosyncrasies, Michael Jackson was perhaps the planet’s most gifted pop star.

Didn’t you love the Jackson 5? Wasn’t Thriller amazing? How about the moonwalk?

A legend is gone. I’ll mourn with a moment of silence.


Michael Jackson with his kids  Prince and Paris at DisneyWorld (Orlando, December 1 2002)

La suite Michael Jackson à Disney World (Floride)

Message from The Estate Of Michael Jackson‏ about the sale of Neverland

We have received the following message from the Estate of Michael Jackson:

“Over the past week, the Estate has received inquiries from members of the fan community about the sale of Neverland. It has also been brought to the Estate’s attention that there are members of the fan community who intend to boycott future products until Neverland is in the possession of Michael’s children with the hope that this action will persuade the Executors to do something that they are powerless to do. As has been said in previous statements from the Estate, both to the media and to the fan community, the Estate is very disappointed over the decision by Colony Capital to sell Neverland. Unfortunately, that does not change the reality that it the Estate is not in a position to stop the sale of the property. As was also stated in a previous statement that we shared with you last July, under the terms of the agreement that Michael himself signed with Colony Capital, Colony has the right to sell. The statement continued:

UNFORTUNATELY, THE ESTATE HAS NO LEGAL STANDING IN THIS DECISION. The Estate will maintain Michael’s family home in Encino, including its iconic recording studio. We continue to build upon Michael’s legacy as an artistic genius and humanitarian through his music and new projects such as the Michael Jackson ONE show in Las Vegas. We hope and trust that any new owners of Neverland will respect the historical importance and special nature of this wonderful property. Michael’s memory lives on in the hearts of his fans worldwide.

No matter how many requests or notices of boycott the Estate receives, it cannot prevent the sale of Neverland, nor would it be fiscally responsible for the Estate to spend Michael’s children’s money on purchasing the property again.

The Estate is very saddened by the thought of the sale and hope that the fan community can understand and appreciate that the Executors worked with Colony to try to find an alternative to the sale of the property but were unsuccessful in doing so and Colony ultimately determined that it needed to proceed with the sale – something that they have the legal right to do.”

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian: He Wants To Buy Michael Jackson’s $100M Ranch

Kim Kardashian could be moving to Neverland, thanks to Kanye West! The rapper reportedly has his heart set on buying Michael Jackson’s $100 million ranch for his gorgeous wife!

Kanye West, 36, loves showering Kim Kardashian, 34, with lavish gifts to express his love — and his latest gift could include buying her Neverland! Since the late Michael Jackson’s famous property has gone up for sale at $100 million, Yeezy has reportedly shown interest in buying it for Kim — that is, with a little price negotiation.

Kanye has reportedly made a few visits to the 2,400 acre estate over the years, and has his heart set on buying Michael’s estate. However, he wants to smooth over a deal with the real-estate agent, according to the Daily Star. “Kanye is desperate to own the Neverland but he’s not prepared to pay the price they want,” a source told the the mag. Yeezy wants to reportedly knock $15 million off of the market price!

If Kanye does end up buying the home, we can imagine Kim would love it. Seeing as though Kimye recently moved into their $20 million Hidden Hills home, it seems like Neverland would just be a separate vacation home!

Kim has a big family, and it would be plenty of fun for everyone, including for adorable daughter North West. Plus, Kim and Kanye have been looking to add to their family, and the place certainly has plenty of room!

The couple recently celebrated their one year wedding anniversary together, and they couldn’t have been any sweeter about it! Kim had been sharing tons of photos from their magical day (27 to be exact), while Kris Jenner, 59, shared a never-before-seen video of the couple’s first dance! So cute.

As for Kanye, the “Bound 2″ rapper shared a sweet message to Kim over Twitter, calling her the girl of his dreams, and telling her how much he loves her and Nori. Aww. Now it seems like he wants to make a grand gesture of his love for Kim!

HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Kanye will end up buying Neverland for Kim? Let us know!

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Michael Jackson’s spirit haunting his Neverland ranch’s potential buyers?

Seems like late Michael Jackson is creating trouble for his Neverland ranch’s potential buyers by haunting the mansion.

Seems like late Michael Jackson is creating trouble for his Neverland ranch’s potential buyers by haunting the mansion.

According to an estate agent, local people say that the ‘Thriller’ hit-maker, who bought the 2,700 acre estate in 1987, has been haunting the place ever since he died, reported the Mirror.

The source added that investors and visitors considering buying the property are warned that workers on the ranch have claimed the King of Pop haunts the premises.

However, three out of four photographers, who found their way into the then-abandoned estate in 2014 and snapped the grounds as it was, quashed the rumours by denying being scared by the mood of the place.

The estate, which has six bedrooms, a 50 seat cinema and two lakes, went on sale recently with a price tag of 99,414,250 US Dollars.