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Quincy Jones Awarded $9.4 Million From Michael Jackson Estate After Royalties Dispute

Quincy Jones was awarded $9.4 million on Wednesday (July 26) following a dispute with the late Michael Jackson‘s estate regarding unpaid music royalties.

The 84-year-old record producer says he was underpaid for music used in Michael’s documentary This Is It, as well as two Cirque du Soleil shows, Variety reports.

The royalties and production fees arise from some of Michael’s biggest hits like “Thriller” and “Billie Jean.”

In the lawsuit filed around four years ago, Quincy sought $30 million, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, Michael’s estate claimed the number was around $392,000.

“As an artist, maintaining the vision and integrity of one’s creation is of paramount importance,” Quincy said in a statement. “I, along with the team I assembled with Michael, took great care and purpose in creating these albums, and it has always given me a great sense of pride and comfort that three decades after they were originally recorded, these songs are still being played in every corner of the world.”

“This lawsuit was never about Michael, it was about protecting the integrity of the work we all did in the recording studio and the legacy of what we created,” he added. “Although this judgment is not the full amount that I was seeking, I am very grateful that the jury decided in our favor in this matter. I view it not only as a victory for myself personally, but for artists’ rights overall.”

Michael and Quincy worked together on Michael‘s albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad.

Paris Jackson Gets New Tattoo to Honor Late Father Michael

Paris Jackson has added a permanent tribute to her late dad Michael Jackson to her body in the form of a tattoo on her foot.

The 19-year-old budding actress got the word “Applehead” tattooed on her left foot. She shared a photo of the new ink on her Instagram account on Friday (June 23).

“With every step I take, you lift my foot and guide me forward. love you,” she captioned the photo.

“Applehead” was a term of endearment that Paris and others close to the late entertainer would call him.

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Zac Efron Impersonates Michael Jackson's Voice While Reliving Their Phone Call (Video)

Zac Efron‘s idol is Michael Jackson and he once got to talk to him on the phone!

The 29-year-old Baywatch actor impersonated the late entertainer’s voice while reliving the phone call during his appearance on Live! with Kelly & Michael on Monday morning (May 22) in New York City.

Zac said that High School Musical director Kenny Ortega once handed him the phone and the King of Pop was on the other end of the line. When he introduced himself as Zac, Michael asked him to give the phone back to Kenny.

Zac says that a few minutes later the phone rang again and Michael asked to speak to him.

“Is this Zac Efron,” Michael said on the second call. When Zac said yes, he said, “Oh, I didn’t know who it was. I didn’t know who I was speaking to. I’m sorry. I’m a big fan.”

Zac says at this point he started crying!


Michael Jackson Was a Fan of Zac Efron

Prince Jackson Gets Massive Leg Tattoo in Honor of Father Michael Jackson

Prince Jackson is showing off his incredible new tattoo!

The 20-year-old son of the late Michael Jackson took to Instagram to show off his new calf tattoo honoring his father.

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Prince‘s new tattoo shows Michael wearing his iconic red shirt, black suspenders, black shoes, white socks, arm band, matching fedora and a white-sequin glove while raising his arms up – that expand into angel wings.

Earlier this week, Prince showed off his matching yin and yang tattoo with younger sister Paris Jackson.

“Thanks @dermagraphink for sittin 9hrs with me for such an incredible and beautiful tattoo. I will be posting more of this,” Prince captioned the below video.

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Prince Jackson Talks About the Meaning Behind His Name

Prince Jackson is all smiles while heading into the Good Morning America studios for an interview on Monday morning (March 6) in New York City.

The 20-year-old son of the late Michael Jackson stopped by the show to talk about his charitable student organization Heal Los Angeles, which he started while as a student at Loyola Marymount University. Prince says the organization was inspired by his dad’s organization Heal the World.

Prince also talked about his name and how he chose King’s Son Productions as the name of his own production company.

“My father was the King of Pop and King’s Son Productions has this mantra where a title is earned, but a name is given,” he said. “So, I was born as Prince and that was the name my dad had given to me, but my dad had earned the epithet King of Pop and that’s through hard work and years of training and everything that he worked so hard to get. So it’s a form of motivation because my name is Prince, but for all intensive purposes I am the King’s son — working to get my own epithet.”

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Paris Jackson's Late Father Michael Is Her Inspiration For Everything She Does

Paris Jackson goes high fashion for CR Fashion Book‘s 10th edition issue in a interview with director Lee Daniels.

Here’s what the 18-year-old model and actress had to share with the mag:

On her inspiration coming from her late father Michael Jackson: “All of my inspiration. I would say 99 percent of my inspiration comes from him, because he has always been my world. He is my roots.”

On future plans and potential career in music: “I write music for myself. I use it as a way to get stuff out. It’s not something I see myself following career-wise. There are so many amazing artists in my family. If I were to do it as a career, it would change how I feel about music and I don’t want that to happen.”

One quality she wishes to possess from her dad: “Definitely his strength. He was the strongest person I know and tried to do everything with a much love and kindness as possible.”

For more from Paris, visit CRfashionbook.com.

Also pictured: Paris wearing a shirt with her dad’s name on it while heading to a friend’s house on Saturday (February 19) in Los Angeles.

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Paris Jackson Says Father Michael Was 'Absolutely' Murdered

Paris Jackson has made some interesting statements in her first-ever interview.

The 18-year-old daughter to the late Michael Jackson is convinced Dr. Conrad Murray murdered her father back in 2009.

“Absolutely,” Paris told Rolling Stone. “Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit.”

She added, “My dad would cry to me at night. Picture your parent crying to you about the world hating him for something he didn’t do. And for me, he was the only thing that mattered. To see my entire world in pain, I started to hate the world because of what they were doing to him. I’m like, ‘How can people be so mean?’ Sorry, I’m getting emotional.”

In case you missed it, check out more highlights from Paris‘s cover story.

Pictured: Paris arrives at LAX Airport on Tuesday (January 24) in Los Angeles.

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