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Scientists genetically engineered fruit flies to moonwalk

Scientists genetically engineered fruit flies to moonwalk

VIENNA, April 4 (UPI) -- Scientists have struggled to understand exactly how the brain tells the body to walk backwards, but a moonwalking fruit fly has provided some answers.
Brooks Hays
New Michael Jackson album will be released in May

New Michael Jackson album will be released in May

March 31 (UPI) -- A new posthumous Michael Jackson album, "Xscape," will be released this May with eight previously unreleased tracks.
Annie Martin
Fox News contributor says she turns to CNN if she wants 'to know about news'

Fox News contributor says she turns to CNN if she wants 'to know about news'

March 18 (UPI) -- A Fox News contributor was discussing media coverage on Sunday when she endorsed Fox's competitor saying that she turns to CNN if she wants to know about news
Aileen Graef
Self-professed son of Michael Jackson faked DNA test results

Self-professed son of Michael Jackson faked DNA test results

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Brandon Howard, the man who claimed earlier this week to be Michael Jackson's son, is not the King of Pop's progeny after all.
Annie Martin
Miki Howard the real Billie Jean?

Miki Howard the real Billie Jean?

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- If Miki Howard gave birth to Michael Jackson's child in the 1980s, does that make her the infamous Billie Jean?
By Danielle Haynes

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Man claiming to be Michael Jackson's son says he has DNA proof

Man claiming to be Michael Jackson's son says he has DNA proof

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- A man is claiming to be Michael Jackson's son and says that he has the DNA evidence to prove it.
Aileen Graef
Jim Lange, 'Dating Game' emcee, dead at 81

Jim Lange, 'Dating Game' emcee, dead at 81

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. radio and television personality Jim Lange, famous as host of "The Dating Game," has died of a heart attack in San Francisco, TMZ said Thursday. He was 81.
'Dating Show' host Jim Lange dead at 81

'Dating Show' host Jim Lange dead at 81

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Original {i:Dating Show} host Jim Lange died Tuesday at age 81 after suffering a heart attack at his home in California.
Annie Martin

Apple founder Steve Jobs up for commemorative postage stamp

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The face of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may be before the public next year, appearing on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, the Washington Post reported.
Justin Bieber rents spaceship mansion in Atlanta

Justin Bieber rents spaceship mansion in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber moves into music producer Dallas Austin's spaceship mansion in Atlanta.
Annie Martin
Michael Jackson's estate owes $702 million, IRS says

Michael Jackson's estate owes $702 million, IRS says

Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Executors of Michael Jackson's estate so grossly undervalued his net worth, his tax penalties were doubled.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

IRS: Michael Jackson's estate owes $702M in taxes, penalties

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service said U.S. pop icon Michael Jackson's estate owes $505 million in taxes and $197 million in penalties.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
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Justin Bieber released on bail, waves to fans from top of SUV [VIDEO]

Justin Bieber released on bail, waves to fans from top of SUV [VIDEO]

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Canadian pop singer was arrested early Thursday morning on drunk driving and drag racing charges.
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with transforming the medium into an art form and a promotional tool, and the popularity of these videos helped to bring the relatively new television channel MTV to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made him a staple on MTV in the 1990s. Through stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, contemporary R&B, and rock artists.

Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. His other records, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll. Some of his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records; 13 Grammy Awards (as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award); 26 American Music Awards (more than any other artist, including the "Artist of the Century"); 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era); and the estimated sale of over 750 million records worldwide. Jackson won hundreds of awards, which have made him the most-awarded recording artists in the history of music. He was also a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for beneficial causes and supporting more than 39 charities. According to David Winters, Jackson also donated tens of millions of dollars to many children’s charities anonymously, and spent a lot of his time visiting seriously ill children tirelessly going from hospital to hospital meeting these children just to brighten up their lives. When Jackson finished the visits he would ask the hospital nurses and the doctors what was needed at the hospital in terms of equipment for the children and would then make anonymous donations to the hospital to purchase expensive equipment or whatever else was needed.

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