Five years after the death of Michael Jackson, a makeup-stained chair from the bedroom where the pop star died is for sale once again. The antique chair once sat next to Jackson’s bed in his rented Los Angeles mansion until his death on June 25, 2009.
It now belongs to Brian Mayes, a Nashville-area businessman who lives in Spring Hill.
“It was his favorite chair, according to Paris Jackson,”
In 2011, furniture from Jackson’s Holmby Hills home was auctioned off online. However, the auction company made no mention of the pop star’s name.
“Nobody really knew what they were selling. It was just some old guy’s stuff as far as most buyers were concerned,” Mayes told News 2.
Mayes said he was tipped off ahead of time that the auction was Jackson’s belongings.
He said he identified some key pieces, specifically the chair which was made infamous by crime scene photos shown during the trial of Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray.
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Bob Dylan gave the world many musical gifts with songs like “The Times They Are a-Changin” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” But the greatest musical gift he gave us may very well be … Charlie Daniels.
Coming on the heels of three consecutive #1 hits and a sold out tour in 2013, Tim McGraw is riding momentum into the new year with brand new music. “Lookin’ For That Girl,” the lead single from his next Big Machine Records release, is available to radio today and to fans for purchase at iTunes on Jan. 21.
Entertainment Weekly is offering a first listen of the song available here.
“This last year was unbelievable, and I don’t have any plans to let off the gas now. We didn’t want to waste any time getting new music out,” said McGraw. “With every album, my approach is to push a few of my own boundaries and try things I’ve never done before. It was hard to choose a lead single off this project because I really felt like we had six or seven good options. I kept coming back to ‘Lookin For That Girl’ because even though it may be a little different for me sonically, I couldn’t get it out of my head!”
Florida Georgia Line can now add another remarkable accolade to their breakout superstar status – scoring the best-selling digital Country single in history. From the duo’s Platinum-selling debut album Here’s To The Good Times on Republic Nashville, “Cruise” has sold over 6.6 million downloads to date.
Rounding out 2013, “Cruise” spent 24 weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, making it the longest-running #1 since the chart’s inception. FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard wrote their sizzling debut single with producer Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice.
Since signing with the Big Machine Label Group’s Republic Nashville imprint in July 2012, FGL has received numerous honors, including CMA Duo of the Year, ACM New Artist of the Year and the American Music Award for the all-genre Single of the Year. Additionally, the duo has garnered four consecutive multi-week #1 hits with “Cruise,” “Get Your Shine On,” “Round Here” and “Stay.”
It would appear that the seven castaways of “Gilligan’s Island” have hit the shores of Hollywood as the much beloved television series is being anchored as a star vessel for none other than Josh Gad, who’s currently delighting audiences as the voice of Olaf the Snowman in “Frozen” (he’ll also co-write the script).
Gilligan’s Island chronicled the bumbling misadventures of seven castaways as they attempted to survive on an island in the middle of nowhere, with most of their escape attempts thwarted by the bumbling yet lovable antics of First Mate Gilligan (Bob Denver). The original sitcom ran for three seasons on CBS from September 26, 1964, to September 4, 1967, followed by three made-for-television movies: “Rescue From Gilligan’s Island” (1978), “The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island” (1979) and, of course, “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island” (1981).
Martin Landau played the bad guy in that last one.
While the show was about as goofy as you could get, there have been some darker interpretations of the characters and the premise over the years, with one being that the castaways are archetypes of the Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony (Gilligan), Wrath (the Skipper), Greed (Thurston Howell III, ‘the Millionaire’), Sloth (Eunice Howell, ‘his Wife’), Lust (Ginger Grant, ‘the movie star’), Pride (Professor Roy Hinkley) and Envy (Mary Anne Summers).
We’ll let David Fincher take care of a “Gilligan’s Island” adaptation that explores that kind of stuff but for now, we’ve got a “Gilligan’s Island” that’s going to star the guy who plays Elder Arnold Cunningham in Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon.” Here’s where we picture Josh Gad in the ensemble, along with some fantasy co-stars…
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Keith Urban shows off his new short haircut in a photo posted to his Twitter account on Tuesday.
The 46-year-old singer did not give any explanation for the haircut, but this is a big change for him as his longer hairdo was a signature look of his for many years!
Keith will be appearing on the judges panel for the upcoming thirteenth season of American Idol, which will kick off on January 15 on Fox. Can’t wait to see the new talent!!
Expect some extra sass at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Along with the beautiful angels strutting the catwalk, Taylor Swift will be showcasing her killer vocals on the televised event. The Red singer performed this week at the Lexington Armory while Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo and more models show off their best assets. The show, which was recorded Wednesday, will air December 10th on CBS.
Ashley Judd has had a change of heart. Sources reveal to Us Weekly that the 45-year-old actress is ready to give her relationship with estranged husband Dario Franchitti another shot.
The race car driver, 40, got into a scary accident at the Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 6 that left him with a broken right ankle and two fractured vertebrae. He also suffered a concussion from the serious crash. (Fourteen other individuals - including 13 fans and an IndyCar Series official - were also injured from debris that flew into the air.)
Jimmy Fallon has high hopes for the story you’re about to read.
“It’s gonna be unbelievable,” he said in a quick video message he recorded for The Tennessean on Tuesday. “I mean, this might be one of the best interviews that’s ever been written in paper form.”
Jimmy Fallon performs with Brad Paisley on ‘Late Night’
Recently Nashville.com was picking up some organic groceries from Turnip Truck in the Gulch and ran into two young stars on ABC’s Nashville and it got us thinking, where else does the cast like to hang out?
Golf with Good People on October 28, 2013!!
Join us in our fun and event-filled golf tournament and with tons of different prices. While you are out having fun on the golf course, you will also support the Non-Profit Songs For Sound, that helps children with hearing disabilities.
Songs for Sound, a Nashville-based charity whose core mission is to improve the quality of life for profoundly deaf children worldwide by providing resources to give them the chance at a mainstream life, will receive a portion of the proceeds from the Good People Golf Tournament.
Jonny Fritz started off the evening with a bang and had the crowd singing along by the end of his set. The momentum continued with Caitlin Rose partly because Steel Guitar wiz Spencer Cullem Jr. stayed on stage for her set. Tristen, a fine artist in her own right, assisted her good friend on backup vocals. The Bottle Rockets were up next and were able to play an extended set due to the cancellation of the next act. They were playing to a packed house by the end of their set.
What to do this weekend in downtown Nashville??
As always it’s a big weekend in downtown Nashville. Check out the list for this weekend.
President Obama’s decision to seek Congressional approval for a military strike in response to reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria drew a range of reactions from Syrians on Sunday, with rebel leaders expressing disappointment and government leaders questioning Mr. Obama’s leadership.
Alan Jackson put on quite a show last night!
The Country superstar performed at the historic Station Inn in Nashville. The show allowed Alan to play music from his upcoming Bluegrass album, which will be released in September. For those that could not attend, the show was broadcast on WSM Radio, hosted by Eddie Stubbs.
A recent Rolling Stone interview showcased Kings of Leon as Hosts of a Nashville Food Fest.
Your ticket is all inclusive. Bring your friends for a worthy cause. The T J Martell Foundation.
After a Tweet by Lennon and Maisy, Nashville’s Canadian Duo, Ontario police are investigating an unbelievably hateful letter
Metro transit officials are one step closer in their bid to secure up to $75 million in funding for the proposed bus rapid transit line.
Last week, federal transit officials alerted the Metropolitan Transit Authority that the $174 million bus rapid transit line, dubbed The Amp, had been approved for the next phase of the application process.
A Tennessee Judge, “don’t judge” has required the name change of a baby from Messiah to another name at the objection of the parents. She stated the the boy would be at odds with people if he were named Messiah.