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Paris Jackson Responds to Network Canceling Michael Jackson Episode

Paris Jackson is speaking out about British network Sky Arts’ decision to cancel an upcoming episode of the comedy series Urban Myths.

The episode sparked some controversy after enlisting a white actor to play her father, Michael Jackson.

The 18-year-old daughter of the late pop star has said she was “incredibly offended” by the casting.

Fans have since started a petition to boycott the episode, collecting over 20,000 signatures – and the network noticed.

Sky Arts said on Friday (January 13) that they were pulling the episode, titled “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,” from the lineup.

“I’m surprised the family’s feelings were actually taken into consideration for once, we all really do appreciate it more than y’all know,” Paris tweeted that same day.

Click inside to see how Michael’s nephew Taj Jackson reacted to the news…More Here! »

Paris Jackson 'Incredibly Offended' by Joseph Fiennes Portrayal of Michael Jackson, Says it Makes Her Want to 'Vomit'

Paris Jackson is breaking her silence on Joseph Fiennes being cast as her late father Michael Jackson in the upcoming Urban Myths film.

The 18-year-old daughter of the late pop star took to Twitter to share that she is “incredibly offended” by her father being cast by Joseph in the upcoming film.

“i’m so incredibly offended by it, as i’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit,” Paris tweeted.

Joseph is portraying Michael when he apparently took a road trip with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Michael‘s nephew Taj Jackson also responded to the newly released trailer for the film tweeting, “Unfortunately this is what my family has to deal with. No words could express the blatant disrespect.”

Fans started a petition to boycott the film. Over 20,000 people have signed the petition to boycott the film for casting a “white English actor” as “the first choice to play one of the world’s most iconic black musicians.”

Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson - Get First Look & Watch the 'Urban Myths' Trailer!

Joseph Fiennes is going to be playing the role of the late singer and entertainer Michael Jackson in an upcoming segment on Sky Arts’ Urban Myths and the first look is here!

The casting of a white actor as Michael caused a lot of controversy after the news was announced last year.

Joseph is joined in the program by Stockard Channing as the late Elizabeth Taylor and Brian Cox as the late Marlon Brando. The story is about the alleged road trip that the three stars went on after 9/11.

Joseph previously defended his casting by saying that Michael “definitely had an issue, a pigmentation issue, and that’s something I do believe. He was probably closer to my color than his original color.” He told Entertainment Tonight that there’s nothing malicious about the performance.

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Prince Jackson Opens Up About Wearing Masks as a Child

Prince Jackson, the son of the late Michael Jackson, has given a rare interview in which he opens up about wearing masks as a child to keep his privacy.

The 19-year-old says that his father told him not to trust everyone as many people would want to interact with him because of his family.

“My dad spoke to me like an adult. He told us the reason for the masks was he wanted us to have our own life without him,” Prince said. He told the Los Angeles Times that he and his siblings were able to keep their privacy when out and about without their father as they were unrecognizable. “I don’t think I ever thought about if other kids lived like that when I was younger. But once I knew who he was, I realized it wasn’t normal.”

Click inside to read what Prince Jackson says about his career goals… More Here! »

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Michael Jackson's Family Still Struggling to Sort Out Estate

  • Michael Jackson’s family is struggling to sort out his estate- TMZ
  • The final resting place of Celine Dion’s husband revealed- Radar
  • Shawn Mendes can’t fathom the success of “Stitches”- Just Jared Jr
  • Donald Trump’s taco bowl picture backfired- Huffington Post
  • Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O’Connor for saying that he supplied Prince with drugs- DListed
  • Jessica Alba shows some leg in a new beauty campaign- Hollywood Tuna
  • New details about Dave Franco’s gay Neighbors 2 character revealed- Towleroad

Sony Purchases Michael Jackson's Stake in the Company for $750 Million

It was just announced that music giant Sony is in the process of purchasing Michael Jackson‘s stake in Sony/ATV Music Publishing for a whopping $750 million.

After the sale, the estate of the late music legend will grant Sony full ownership in the music publishing company, which represents artists like the Beatles, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said in a statement that “this acquisition will enable Sony to more quickly adapt to changes in the music publishing business.”

Michael‘s estate will continue to retain his master recordings as well as a 10% stake in the EMI Music Publishing catalog.

Joseph Fiennes Comments on Playing Michael Jackson After Casting Backlash

Joseph Fiennes is opening up about playing Michael Jackson in an upcoming comedy taking place right after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

“I have played Michael Jackson. That is true,” the 45-year-old actor said. “It’s a tongue in cheek fun light look at three wonderful characters that we know, Michael Jackson, Liz Taylor, and Marlon Brando and they go on a road trip together. Some say it’s an urban legend. And our story says if it happened, maybe it happened like this.”

There has been an immense backlash to the casting news, as Michael Jackson is a legendary black singer, but casting went to a white male. Michael had a skin condition called Vitiligo that caused a lightening of the color of his skin.

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