*Jackson Family Auction
*50 cent Collaborates with Michael Jackson
Three of pop star Michael Jackson's older siblings - brothers Tito and Jermaine and sister LaToya - have teamed up with US television's CBS network for an American Idol-style TV contest to find the next big family singing act reports Reuters.
CBS has made an eight-episode commitment to the show, which will be called Pop Dynasty and feature the three Jacksons as celebrity judges in a talent-competition format similar to the Fox network's smash hit, a CBS spokesman said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Michael Jackson is considering legal action to stop his personal memorabilia
being included in a Jackson family auction.
Over 1,100 Jackson family items are due to be sold in ‘The Jacksons Auction’
at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock hotel on May 30 and 31, but the ‘Thriller’ singer
wants to stop the sale, according to Associated Press.
Michael’s spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said: "Mr. Jackson was not aware and
he is extremely upset that his memorabilia was included."
Guernsey's auction house said items include Michael Jackson's gold record
for his ‘Thriller’ album, handwritten lyrics for The Jackson Five hit ‘ABC’
and a ‘Victory Tour’ programme signed by the Jacksons.
There is also a test pressing of The Jackson Five's ‘I Want You Back’,
Marlon Jackson's glitter jacket, Randy Jackson's futuristic 1984 stage boots
and a white fedora believed to be from Michael Jackson's ‘Bad’ album music
The collection was owned by Florida luggage transportation company Universal
Express Inc, which bought it last year from a New Jersey construction
The former owner, Henry Vaccaro, claimed a warehouse full of Jackson
memorabilia during a bankruptcy case.
Michael and his sister Janet sued to stop Vaccaro from taking ownership, but
a Los Angeles judge threw Michael's claim out of court last year.
The status of Janet’s claim is still unclear.
In other news, Michael Jackson is enlisting the help of 50 Cent for his new album
Reports claim the duo will record a song, likely to appear on a mixtape by DJ Whoo Kidd of G-Unit.
Rumors have also been circulating about Michael Jackson collaborating with rapper Akon on his upcoming album. Akon simply said "That's all up in the air right now, I can't really talk about it."