Mar 19, 2013 22:44 EDT
The German who posed as a Rockefeller family member after allegedly killing a man in California explained the freshly-dug soil in his back yard as plumbing work, a witness said.
Mar 14, 2013 00:46 EDT
South Korean prosecutors have charged four TV celebrities with illegal use of propofol, a short-acting sedative and anaesthetic blamed in the death of US pop legend Michael Jackson.
Mar 13, 2013 12:13 EDT
Poisonous frogs, long-necked turtles, bears and chimpanzees may not be everyone's idea of an animal companion, but experts warn that demand for exotic pets is pushing some species closer to extinction.
Mar 05, 2013 11:31 EST
Teen superstar Justin Bieber faced fury from his British fans on Tuesday after he showed up late for a sold-out concert in London.
Mar 05, 2013 05:24 EST
Teen superstar Justin Bieber is facing fury from his British fans after he showed up nearly two hours late for a concert in London.
Mar 01, 2013 05:12 EST
New York is famously photogenic, but photographer Brandon Stanton is not interested in the skyscrapers, bridges or famous yellow cabs. It is New Yorkers themselves he wants to capture -- 10,000 of them.
Feb 20, 2013 20:24 EST
Former US congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, the son of the well-known civil rights leader, pleaded guilty to stealing $750,000 in campaign donations to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Feb 19, 2013 14:42 EST
The late King of Pop's eldest child, "Prince" Michael Jackson, has started work as a television showbiz reporter, the show employing him announced Tuesday.
Feb 13, 2013 11:16 EST
With a defiant nuclear test, North Korea has shown it poses an increasingly credible threat but some doubt whether even the notoriously bellicose regime would ever use weapons of mass destruction.
Feb 09, 2013 15:51 EST
Nearly two million beaming revelers in outlandish costumes invaded central Rio Saturday for wild merrymaking and beer drinking on day two of the world's most famous Carnival.
Feb 09, 2013 14:19 EST
Hundreds of thousands of beaming revelers in outlandish costumes poured into central Rio Saturday for wild merrymaking and beer drinking on day two of the world's most famous Carnival.
Feb 01, 2013 14:15 EST
Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, and ex-Eastern bloc activists are among those known to be nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the deadline expired on Friday.
Jan 23, 2013 13:39 EST
A life-size, bronze statue honoring Brazilian football legend Pele is to be unveiled in June for the reopening of Rio's renovated, iconic Maracana stadium.
Jan 18, 2013 09:29 EST
They sang for the Rolling Stones, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, U2, Sting and Michael Jackson, but they stayed out of the spotlight -- until a new documentary gave them a starring role at last.
Jan 16, 2013 21:55 EST
Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with Lance Armstrong is a coup for the talk show diva as she strives to pull her upstart OWN network to the front of the crowded TV peloton.
Jan 10, 2013 13:09 EST
Amazon.com on Thursday launched a service that gives compact disk buyers instant copies of music in the Internet "cloud" in a major challenge to Apple's iTunes shop.
Jan 09, 2013 07:16 EST
Millions of Catholic devotees swept through the Philippine capital on Wednesday in a spectacular show of passion for a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ that many believe holds miraculous powers.
Dec 31, 2012 03:36 EST
A music awards show dubbed the "African Grammys" was hit by an embarrassing series of hitches culminating in the absence Sunday of star Chris Brown and an apology by the organiser.
Dec 30, 2012 12:03 EST
US rapper Chris Brown arrived with singer Rihanna in the Ivory Coast city Abidjan on Sunday, when he was due to perform at an African music awards show.
Dec 29, 2012 14:24 EST
The Kora Awards, dubbed "Africa's Grammys", will take place Sunday in Abidjan, organisers said, after confusion about when the event would happen and when its star -- US rapper Chris Brown -- would arrive in Ivory Coast.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Michael Jackson at the White House in 1984.
|Birth name||Michael Joseph Jackson|
|Also known as||The King of Pop|
|Born||August 29, 1958|
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||June 25, 2009 (aged 50)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, pop, rock, soul, dance|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actor, businessman|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar, beat-box, drums|
|Associated acts||The Jackson 5|