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AEG exec: Michael Jackson tour was in danger of being canceled

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's comeback tour in London was in danger of being canceled after the singer appeared frail during rehearsals, an AEG top executive testified.
Patrick Swayze immortalized in wax

Patrick Swayze immortalized in wax

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, said she had mixed emotions at this week's unveiling in Hollywood of a wax figure from his glory days in "Dirty Dancing."
Kenny Ortega to helm 'Dancing' remake

Kenny Ortega to helm 'Dancing' remake

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Kenny Ortega, the choreographer of "Dirty Dancing," is to direct a remake of the iconic 1987 romance movie, Lionsgate announced.
Taylor calls Jackson film 'brilliant'

Taylor calls Jackson film 'brilliant'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Taylor, an iconic screen actress and longtime friend of Michael Jackson, has declared "This Is It," a film about the late U.S. singer, "brilliant."
Ortega no longer set to helm 'Footloose'

Ortega no longer set to helm 'Footloose'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures has confirmed Kenny Ortega no longer plans to direct its upcoming musical remake of the classic 1980s film, "Footloose."
Ortega: MJ never thought he lost his crown

Ortega: MJ never thought he lost his crown

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Kenny Ortega says he told Michael Jackson he thought the London concert series on which they were collaborating would restore him as the King of Pop.
KAREN BUTLER
Jackson film to get limited release

Jackson film to get limited release

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The documentary "Michael Jackson: This is It" is to be released exclusively for a limited, two-week engagement worldwide, its producers said Friday.
Jacko rehearsal footage may be movie

Jacko rehearsal footage may be movie

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Eighty hours of footage from Michael Jackson's Los Angeles concert rehearsals, shot shortly before his death, may be edited into a movie, sources told Variety.
Jackson concert promoter may lose millions

Jackson concert promoter may lose millions

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- It's unclear what kind of financial hit U.S. concert promoter AEG Live will take with the death of Michael Jackson, sources say.
Jackson postpones U.K. concert dates

Jackson postpones U.K. concert dates

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson has postponed the first four dates of his sold-out concert series at London's O2 arena, AEG Live said Wednesday.

TV dancer Zack Wilson joins 'HSM:3'

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Zack Wilson of ABC's "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" will be hoofing on the big screen in "High School Musical 3," the dancer says.

Stars set to return for 'HSM3'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- All of the stars of the "High School Musical" TV movies have signed on to appear in an upcoming third installment to be released in theaters.

Stars reuniting for 'HSM3'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- All the stars from the first two "High School Musical" movies will be back for the third installment, Hollywood director Kenny Ortega told Usmagazine.com.

Imagen Awards honor Latino actors

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The winners of the annual Imagen Awards, which honor the accomplishments of Latinos in television and film, have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Work on 'The Cheetah Girls 2' begins

BARCELONA, Spain, April 11 (UPI) -- Filming is under way in Spain on the Disney Channel's made-for-TV movie "The Cheetah Girls 2," it was reported Tuesday.

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

OLYMPIC CLOSING CEREMONIES TO ROCK Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Charlotte Church, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Savion Glover, Earth, Wind & Fire, Moby, 'NSYNC and Dianne Reeves are on the bill for what organizers hope will be a mesmerizing closing
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

OLYMPIC CLOSING CEREMONIES TO ROCK Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Charlotte Church, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Savion Glover, Earth, Wind & Fire, Moby, 'NSYNC and Dianne Reeves are on the bill for what organizers hope will be a mesmerizing closing
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Gearing up for a big finish at Salt Lake

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Charlotte Church, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Savion Glover, Earth, Wind & Fire, Moby, 'NSYNC and Dianne Reeves are on the
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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