Michael Jackson Music Sales Rise, Despite Harrowing Documentary

While some radio stations dropped or cut back on playing Michael Jackson’s music after HBO’s documentary Leaving Neverland gave detailed accounts of alleged sexual abuse by the singer, sales and streams actually showed increases. Combined song and album sales were up 10% after the two-part series, according to data from Nielsen Music. Those sales included […]

‘The Simpsons’ Producers Are Pulling an Episode That Featured Michael Jackson

The executive producers of The Simpsons are pulling an episode that featured Michael Jackson. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, The Simpsons producers James Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean said that they will pull a 1991 episode called “Stark Raving Dad” that starred Michael Jackson in the role of a patient in […]

‘Leaving Neverland’ Could Hurt Sony’s $250 Million Deal to Distribute Michael Jackson’s Music

When Sony entered a $250 million seven-year deal to distribute recordings of the late pop star Michael Jackson, it didn’t know that the documentary Leaving Neverland that ran on HBO would cast a pall over Jackson’s reputation, the Wall Street Journal reported. The result could be a negative impact on sales and uses of Jackson’s […]

Oprah Winfrey Interview With Two of Michael Jackson’s Alleged Abuse Victims to Air After ‘Leaving Neverland’

Oprah Winfrey is jumping into the debate around Leaving Neverland–a documentary detailing the late Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse of young boys–by interviewing two reported victims in a special to air immediately after the film’s prime-time debut. Wade Robson and James Safechuck claim that the famous King of Pop sexually abused them when they befriended him […]

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Back on the Market for $31 Million

HBO may be Leaving Neverland, but the late King of Pop’s estate is hoping someone will come for it. While Michael Jackson’s estate filed a breach of contract lawsuit against HBO for its upcoming documentary on the star last week, his iconic “Neverland” ranch is coming back on the market. The ranch is being listed […]

Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO Over ‘Devastating’ Michael Jackson Documentary

Michael Jackson’s team is looking to cancel HBO–at least in court. Representatives for the late singer, who died in 2009, have filed a lawsuit against HBO and its parent company, Time Warner, over next month’s Leaving Neverland, a two-part documentary detailing multiple allegations of sexual abuse against Jackson. The movie, which is set to air […]