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  • 'This Is It' director worried whether Jackson could pull off tour

    Frustrated that Michael Jackson was not showing up for rehearsals just weeks before his London concert series was set to open, the tour director testified Tuesday that he had “serious concerns” whether the "This Is It" tour could go on....
  • Director feared Michael Jackson 'could have hurt himself'

    Michael Jackson tour director Kenny Ortega wrote in an email to the president and chief executive of AEG Live that the singer "could have hurt himself," according to court testimony. The email, in which Ortega said the singer was in frail mental health,...
  • AEG sought life insurance on 'basket case' Michael Jackson

    In the days before Michael Jackson’s death, AEG executives were still attempting to secure a life insurance policy on the performer who had been acting erratically at rehearsals for his comeback tour, according to testimony and emails revealed in...
  • Concert producer feared Michael Jackson was dying, she testifies

    A producer of Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” concert series said the singer was so gaunt, she feared he was dying, she testified in court. Alif Sankey told a jury Wednesday in the Jackson family’s wrongful death suit against...
  • Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle': Should it go the Jackson route?

     
    'Sparkle,' starring Whitney Houston, is set for August 17 but could be moved up in the wake of the singer's death...
  • TV dances with ballet shows, from 'Bunheads' to 'Breaking Pointe'

     
    Ballet is all over TV this season, from ABC Family's "Bunheads" created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, to the CW's reality show “Breaking Pointe,” a peek behind the scenes of Salt Lake City’s celebrated Ballet West and Nickelodeon's "Dance...
  • Patrick Swayze's widow unveils his 'Dirty Dancing' wax double

     
    Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, helped unveil a wax figure of her late husband in Hollywood this week. Swayze widow Lisa Niemi found the ceremony bittersweet. Patrick Swayze, who died in 2009, is captured as his Johnny Castle character from "Dirty...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’ lines up Kristin Chenoweth, Martina McBride, Corbin Bleu

     
    Chenoweth will perform both Monday and Tuesday. She will sing "Maybe This Time" and "I Could Have Danced All Night" on Monday. She returns Tuesday to deliver "Lessons Learned" from her new album, "Some Lessons Learned."...
  • ‘Dirty Dancing: The Remake,’ coming in 2013

     
    Kenny Ortega gave up on “Footloose,” so Craig Brewer ended up remaking it, Southernizing it and doing a decent job with it. Now the director of “High School Musical” is going after another beloved-but-bad '80s dance picture. &#...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': Giddy-up

     
    All right, this is getting old. Another week, another injury on “So You Think You Can Dance.” Is it just bad luck, or are the dancers perhaps being pushed too hard this season? This time it was Billy Bell, who......
  • "So You Think You Can Dance": Raise a glass of Gatorade -- we have a new winner!

     
    Well, I was satisfied with the outcome of Thursday’s “SYTYCD” finale: were you? Of course, there was a lot of stuff enjoy (or fast-forward through) before we actually got to the results. The show opened with a Christopher Scott group......
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt, Vanessa Williams, James Denton at 'West Side Story' opening night

     
    When it comes to musicals, few are as universally popular as "West Side Story." And that was evident Wednesday night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood as celebrities from stage and screen flocked to opening night of the "Romeo &......