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The cardinal and the king

The cardinal and the king

The new Michael Jackson reckoning ought to serve as a lesson against blind faith — and wilful blindness.

How radio stations are dealing with Michael Jackson allegations

How radio stations are dealing with Michael Jackson allegations

Not for the first time, radio stations have to decide what to do with the music of someone at the centre of sexual misconduct allegations.

A 2009 timeline: vale Michael Jackson (and the ETS)

A 2009 timeline: vale Michael Jackson (and the ETS)

Michael Jackson carks it. Kyle and Jackie O hit rock bottom. It was 2009.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Blunders for ALP in Qld? ... Abbott race conspiracy solved ... election look-a-like of the day ...

Crikey Clarifier: what is involuntary manslaughter?

Crikey Clarifier: what is involuntary manslaughter?

After a lengthy trial, Dr Conrad Murray has been sentenced with committing the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson. But what's the difference between voluntary and involuntary, asks Harrison Polites?

Conrad Murray court case: the (non) trial of the year

Conrad Murray court case: the (non) trial of the year

The trial of Michael Jackson's former doctor is taking the American media by storm but many of the defense's key witnesses have been blocked, which calls into question its legitimacy, writes Amy Ephron.

Jacko death bed … Australia Network decision … Assange’s book fail …

Jacko death bed … Australia Network decision … Assange’s book fail …

In today's Media Briefs: Michael Jackson death pic ... Kwark still saving the old world ... Australia Network contract decision imminent ... Assange misses chart and more ...

What if a newspaper died and nobody cared?

What if a newspaper died and nobody cared?

So commodified is the news business that from a consumers’ perspective, a closed newspaper is more like a brand of chewing gum that’s disappeared, to be easily substituted for another brand, writes Jonathon Oake, of blog The Spongeist.

Stars who perform for dictators

Stars who perform for dictators

Singer Nelly Furtado recently admitted that she got paid US$1 million to perform for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's family a few years ago. Furtado isn't alone: Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Usher have all performed for the Gaddafi clan.

Memo to Hollywood: don’t  remake <em>Thriller</em>. Ever.

Memo to Hollywood: don’t remake Thriller. Ever.

The recent announcement that This Is It director Kenny Ortega plans to remake Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller music video into a feature length movie is very ominous news. Don't do it, says Stuart Heritage.