French actress and model Léa Seydoux plays an intelligent and very sensitive doctor in the new James Bond flick Spectre, which premiered in theaters on November 6th.

In the November 2015 issue of of Vogue UK, Léa reveals that her love for dancing started because of the King of Pop. She talks at length about her admiration for Michael Jackson (“I am a huge fan”), how she’s read his biography over and over, and is impressed by how someone so shy and quiet in daily life could be such an extrovert performer.

In a 2012 interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Lea says, “Yes, I’m very shy. Michael Jackson has always fascinated me – he was the biggest star in the world and he was shy. I’m a little bit…very shy.”


Seydoux once said that her dream birthday party guests would be: Frierich Nietzsche, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, Marie Callas and Serge Gainsbourg.

She even admitted on her official website that she has practiced some of Michael’s choreography!

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Thousands Dance To Thriller In Zombie Flash Mob At Universal Studios Japan

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Universal Studios Japan suffered an outbreak of the undead at 5:35 PM JST on October 31, 2015, as part of the “Special Zombie Mob 2015” event, in which 3000 people in zombie costumes danced to Michael Jackson’s classic song “Thriller.”


If you’re curious as to what such a large crowd of dancing zombies would look like, check out this footage from 2014, in which a similar flash mob occurred at Universal Studios Japan featuring 2000 costumed zombies:

Participants signed up in advance to part of the zombie horde through Universal Studios Japan’s website.


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Statement From Sotheby’s International Realty: Sycamore Valley Ranch Not For Sale On Taobao

Sources: Business Wire | All Things Michael


SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It has been reported that the Chinese website Taobao, owned by Alibaba Group, conducted an auction this week in an attempt to sell the Sycamore Valley Ranch, former home of Michael Jackson and owned by The Sycamore Valley Ranch Company, LLC.

Taobao has NO relationship with the owners and/or the agents overseeing the sale of this property. The actions of Taobao are unsanctioned and not legitimate.

The official site for the ranch is as follows:


Sotheby’s International Realty
Suzanne Perkins, 805-895-2138

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The Word Alive’s Luke Holland Channels Michael Jackson for ‘Thriller’ Drum Tribute Remix

Sources: Loudwire | All Things Michael


hanks to the age of YouTube, we’ve all seen drum tributes performed before. But you may be hard pressed to see someone going to the great lengths that The Word Alive‘s Luke Holland just did to provide something interesting for the Internet. The drummer has just served up a drum remix tribute to Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” and he’s pulled out all the stops.

In the description below his video post, Holland writes, “In the spirit of Halloween, we decided to honor a true classic; Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. After a full facial-cast & 6 hours of makeup (all done by my audio engineer Cameron Mizell) this zombie-Luke sprung to life. We all had an incredible time creating this video, I hope you enjoy it. All video was shot & edited by Jeremy Tremp. Huge thank you to the folks at Meinl for making this production possible.”

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The detail is pretty amazing, with Holland sporting a red leather jacket with the black stripe much like Jackson’s original jacket in the “Thriller” video and as stated, he’s got a pretty top notch zombie look for the clip. Not to mention, he’s studied and got the zombie walk pretty much down. For viewers, be sure to stick around until the end as Holland leaves a little something behind as a final sign off.

Kudos to Holland for this tribute and the timing is perfectly aligned with Halloween weekend. The Word Alive released their last album, Real, in 2014, featuring the songs “Play the Victim,” “Never Forget,” “Lighthouse” and “The Runaway.” The band is currently on tour with The Devil Wears Prada, Motionless in White, Upon a Burning Body and The Color Morale. See their remaining dates here.

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Make That Change: MJ Tribute By Mosaic Youth Singers, Sunday October 18


Detroit has long been a gem in the world of music. From Hitsville to Techno Detroit’s musical roots run deep, shining with youthful voices, energy and creativity contributing to American history and Pop culture. Over the past 20 years, Mosaic Singers, have become entrenched in that culture.

This year the Mosaic magic continues showcasing the melodic vocal harmonies of some of Detroit’s greatest young artists, by paying tribute to an entertainment icon, Michael Jackson. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the life and music of the King of Pop.

Address: THE BERMAN Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 West Maple, West Bloomfield, MI

Showtime: 4 pm

Remember, if you’re a subscriber to our eblast, you get a discount to the show this week!

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TJ Jackson Wants To Repay His Uncle Michael

Sources: Contact News | All Things Michael


TJ Jackson, 37, was placed in charge of Prince, Paris and Blanket in July, 2012, a few years after Michael’s death in 2009, but he (Michael) did not hesitate to take the kids in after his mum was killed in 1994.

Delores ‘Dee Dee’ Martes, who was married to Michael’s brother Tito, was found dead at her Los Angeles home, and as a result, Michael helped raise TJ and his two brothers shortly after.

“Being guardian to my uncle Michael’s kids takes a lot of time, and it’s something that I put a lot of effort into and take a lot of pride in,” TJ tells Entertainment Tonight. “For me, I just want to do well for my uncle, and he was such an important person for me when I lost my mother as a 16 year old that I’m just trying to repay him.”


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Australian Teen Remakes Thriller


Fourteen year old rising YouTube star, Ky Baldwin has created his own remake of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Ky has covered many popular hits, including several by his idol Michael Jackson.

Baldwin was born in Australia in April 2001. Ky began his career as a dancer and it wasn’t until he reached 10-years-old that he started his first singing lessons. His teacher had him singing Michael Jackson who quickly became his biggest influence.

He released his first EP, “The Beginning”, in 2014 and the music video for his first original single, “You Make Me Wanna Dance can be watched on his You Tube channel, along with several covers and exclusive content.

In 2011, Ky was a semi finalist on Australia’s Got Talent with his tap dancing abilities and he participated on The Voice Kids in 2014.

Ky has performed in several musicals, such as “Love Never Dies”, “Under Milk Wood” and “Mary Poppins”, and has done TV commercials and films.

Ky enjoys singing, dancing, playing guitar, piano, drums and dabbling in the art of songwriting. He spends a lot of his time street performing in Sydney, planning, filming and editing his You Tube videos with the support of family and friends. He calls his guitar his best friend and likes composing music that gives him a buzz.

With his success, Ky has had his struggles as well:

“I am physically very small with a high voice so get a bit of negativity about that and sometimes it is hard to be taken very seriously but it doesn’t bother me at all. I think it’s kind of silly that people judge a person on that and I actually quite like it.

I have had girls as young as 8 tell me they hate me when of course they don’t know me. I have been told I’m gay because my voice hasn’t dropped yet. It’s water off a ducks back to me, it actually just highlights their character, but I can’t help but think that this bullying online is becoming so common place that it has to leak out into the real world. I have girls all the time contact me that they are bullied and it’s so sad. I’d love us all to stop and think – is that really the person you want to be.”

Ky offers the following advice to young people who have big dreams:

“My first advice is what my mum instills in myself and my sister often. Character first – talent second. The second is no good to the world if the first is not achieved. The second thing is work hard and be confident and enjoy the journey. The third thing which is equally as important is to get the right people to teach you and to be around you and never stop learning.”

You can find out more about Ky on his official website.

Behind the Scenes Michael Jackson’s Thriller cover

Thriller By Ky Baldwin

Sources: All Things Michael| Ky Baldwin | Touchlight Talent

Bruce Swedien’s Thank You Book

Sources: In The Studio With Michael Jackson – Brad Sundberg


The book.

Many of you know that Bruce Swedien broke his hip many weeks ago. Bruce is loved the world over by musicians and music lovers alike, so I wanted to give people the opportunity to write a short “thank you” – in their own words, handwriting, language, drawings, photos – whatever they wanted. The letters and photos came piling in from all over the world, and the project started getting a bit bigger than first imagined.

Enter my friend Andy Healy.

Andy graciously offered to organize and publish a beautiful book filled with these notes and letters of love for Bruce. Yesterday I finally had the chance to drive up and deliver it to him.

Guys – it was huge, huge hit. He loved it and poured over the notes, drawings and photos – it really, really meant a lot to him.

He asked me very specifically to thank each of you who contributed in some way, and to Andy in particular for doing such a great job. Those thanks are echo’d 100% by me.


We spent all day (literally), listening to music in his studio, swapping stories (I had forgotten that Slash tore his pants during the recording of D.S. in New York – I need to do a bit of homework on that), it was like we were both 30 years younger, back in the studio. As we played song after song (he would choose one, then I would choose one, or something like that), we would remember something or focus on a particular sound or vocal.

When it was my turn, I told Bruce that there was one song that I used to listen to in high school (before I met Bruce and Michael) that I used to study. The mix is so perfectly balanced and there is so much air and space in that it always pulled me in. I have listened to this mix hundreds and hundreds of times, and I never get tired of. He was curious about which song it was, so without saying a word I played “Lady In My Life.”

Bruce has this sound he makes when he loves something – whether it’s baby back ribs, a neck massage or a beautiful piece of music. For the sake of the post we’ll call it the “Swedien groan”. He heard the first notes of “Lady In My Life” and his eyes lit up and he let out the Swedien groan. We listened from top to bottom, with your book sitting on the console in front of him. I’m not going to lie, it was a pretty cool moment.

We were joined by some friends for a huge feast of Indian food later that night, and I got home tired, full and happy.

Bruce is doing well. His humor and wit are on point, although – like all of us – he misses Michael so much. I look forward to my next visit, much sooner than later.

Thank you all, seriously, for your contributions to the book. I read each note, and they are beautiful. Bruce told me he can’t wait to read it cover to cover. A book of love to a really cool guy and a dear friend.

Thanks again –



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