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Hailee Steinfeld & Neil Patrick Harris Snap a Selfie Ahead of 'Lip Sync Battle' Performances (Video)

Hailee Steinfeld and Neil Patrick Harris paid tribute to Michael Jackson during Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration last night!

The 21-year-old actress and singer and the 44-year-old How I Met Your Mother actor posed for a selfie on stage during the event – hosted by Chrissy Teigen and LL Cool J – held at Dolby Theatre on Thursday (January 18) in Hollywood.

Hailee dazzled in two different looks, bringing down the house with a performance of Michael‘s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and Neil nailed his performance of the King of Pop’s “Smooth Criminal.”

Additionally, Taraji P. Henson performed “Beat It,” Laverne Cox slayed her version of “Dirty Diana,” and the group all teamed up for a performance of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin.’”

Watch all of the performances below, and tune for the season four premiere of Lip Sync Battle on Thursday (January 25) at 10pm ET/PT on Paramount Network.


Hailee Steinfeld’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” | Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration

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Zac Efron Reveals He & Michael Jackson Once Cried Together (VIDEO)

Zac Efron is opening up about an encounter with one of his biggest heroes!

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the 30-year-old actor revealed that he and the late Michael Jackson once chatted on the phone – and made each other cried!

Zac went on to share that High School Musical director Kenny Ortega was once on the phone with the late King of Pop and passed the phone off to Zac who went on to gush about Michael.

“I picked up the phone and I go, ‘Hello?’ and he goes, ‘Oh this is Zac from High School Musical, and I was like, ‘Uh, yeah,’” Zac shared. “And he was like, ‘Oh I love what you do. I’m a huge fan.”

Zac continued: “That made him cry. We’re both crying to each other on the phone and he ended the whole phone call conversation along the lines of, ‘Hey Zac. Isn’t it awesome? Dreams really do come true, don’t they.’”

Watch a clip from Zac‘s interview below!

Zac Efron on The Graham Norton Show

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Michael Jackson's Three Kids Pose Together in Rare Photo

While the late Michael Jackson‘s kids Paris and Prince are often seen in the public eye, we rarely get to see their younger brother Blanket.

Paris, 19, just shared a rare new photo of her and her brothers celebrating Christmas together!

Featured in the photo with Paris are Prince, 20, Blanket, 15, and rapper Omer Bhatti, who she considers to be a brother.

“happy christmas from ours to yours #brahdas,” Paris captioned the photo on her Instagram account.

Blanket reportedly changed his name to Bigi in 2015 and the last time he made an appearance at a public event was in 2013.

Michael Jackson's Estate Shuts Down Wade Robson's Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Michael Jackson‘s estate successfully beat Wade Robson‘s sexual abuse lawsuit.

The court found that the 35-year-old choreographer filed his complaint four years too late, failing to meet legal requirements for an exception to the time limit. Wade has indicated that he will appeal the court’s decision, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The California judge ruled on Tuesday (December 19) that the companies controlled by Michael‘s estate are not liable for the allegations of childhood sexual abuse.

Wade first sued in 2013, claiming he was abused for nearly a decade, and that his companies facilitated the behavior.

“The Estate of Michael Jackson believes the court made the correct decision in dismissing Wade Robson‘s claim against it. In my opinion Mr. Robson‘s allegations, made twenty plus years after they supposedly occurred and years after Mr. Robson testified twice under oath – including in front of a jury – that Michael Jackson had never done anything wrong to him were always about the money rather than a search for the truth,” said Howard Weitzman, the attorney representing Michael’s estate, on Wednesday (December 20) to THR.

“I respect but disagree with the Court’s ruling and will be challenging it through the appellate courts. I am determined to see this case through to a determination on the factual merits by a jury of 12,” Wade told THR in a statement through his attorney.

Kim & Kourtney Kardashian Dress as Madonna & Michael Jackson for Halloween

Kim Kardashian and her older sister Kourtney Kardashian channeled Madonna and Michael Jackson for their Halloween costumes on Saturday (October 28).

Kourtney dressed as the late Michael Jackson while Kim took on Madonna, and they posted lots of videos of their looks.

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“My Halloween theme this year is ICONS! Musical legends!!! Paying homage to some of my faves!,” Kim tweeted out that night. She dressed as Cher with Jonathan Cheban dressed as Sonny Bono.

See a video below and check out photos in the gallery below

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Paris Jackson Writes Touching Note to Late Dad Michael Jackson on His Birthday

Paris Jackson wrote a touching and sweet note on Instagram to her late father, Michael Jackson, on what would have been his 59th birthday today.

“birthday wishes to the love of my life, the one person who showed me what passion truly was, the one that gave me solid morals to live by and how to dream,” the 19-year-old model and actress wrote, along with a photo of her and her dad from her childhood.

Paris continued, “i will never feel love again the way i did with you. you are always with me and i am always with you. though i am not you, and you are not me, i know with all of my being that we are one. and our souls will never change in that way. thank you for the magic, forever and always.”

Michael tragically passed away in 2009.

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.