January 29, 2010
Posted: 03:02 PM ET
By Alan Duke, CNN
Los Angeles, California (CNN) - Michael Jackson's two eldest children are scheduled to take the stage this weekend to accept the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for their father, Jackson family sources said.
It would be the first public appearance for Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11, since their dramatic appearance at the memorial service 12 days after their father's death.
"The whole world is waiting to see these children blossom," said Brian Oxman, a lawyer for Joe Jackson.
Two sources close to the family said the youngest, 7-year-old Blanket, was not expected to appear, although they suggested that might change.
Contrary to some media reports, the sources said there was no plan for the children to sing or dance at the show.
The Recording Academy, which presents the Grammy Awards, will honor the late pop star with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Special Merit Awards ceremony Saturday evening in Los Angeles.
Video of the presentation is likely to be included in Sunday night's musical tribute to Jackson during the Grammy telecast, the sources said.
While Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother, is expected to attend, Joe Jackson, his father, decided not to go because of his anger over the behind-the-scenes talks that led to the agreement to have the children accept the award, family sources said.
Filed under: Michael Jackson
Posted: 01:07 AM ET
Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, along with mega-producer David Foster, announced on Larry King Live they will sing a Haiti tribute at the Grammys. Proceed go to Haiti relief efforts and the Red Cross.
January 28, 2010
Posted: 09:49 PM ET
We're talking about what Jay Leno said today about his late night battle with Conan O'Brien.
ARE YOU HAPPY JAY LENO IS HOSTING THE TONIGHT SHOW AGAIN?
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Filed under: Larry King Live
January 27, 2010
Posted: 08:46 AM ET
Elin Nordegren is hoping to save her marriage to Tiger Woods because she doesn't want to raise their two children without a father.
"Elin wants a solid family life," a Florida source told PEOPLE. "She was a child of divorce and felt her dad slighted her. She absolutely does not want that to happen to Sam and Charlie. So she wants to keep her family together even if she and Tiger live together as friends instead of lovers."
During the past week, Nordegren, 30, reportedly visited her husband at the Gentle Path sexual addiction clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he has been getting treatment.
During the middle of the six-week counseling session, a patient's spouse is invited to visit for about a week, according to a former patient of the alcohol addiction section of the Hattiesburg clinic.
"This is the rough part where the patient has to admit to his wife that he [cheated]," the former patient told PEOPLE.
Filed under: Tiger Woods
Posted: 03:12 AM ET
A BRISBANE university is teaching its commerce students how to eat properly at restaurants, because employers are complaining about graduates with a general lack of social skills.
While Griffith University lecturers hope it won't come down to how to hold a knife and fork, the uni will offer a three-day professional development course including classes on basic dining etiquette as part of its Bachelor of Commerce (Professional) degree.
The course, offered exclusively at its Logan campus, will cover how to dine with clients without embarrassing yourself and how to dress in restaurants.
Filed under: Larry King Live
Posted: 02:49 AM ET
Alleging a plot to tamper with phones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in the Hale Boggs Federal Building in downtown New Orleans, the FBI arrested four people Monday, including James O'Keefe, 25, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group's credibility.
Also arrested were Joseph Basel, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, all 24. Flanagan is the son of William Flanagan, who is the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana. All four men were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.
An official close to the investigation said one of the four was arrested with a listening device in a car blocks from the senator's offices. He spoke on condition of anonymity because that information was not included in official arresting documents.
Posted: 02:36 AM ET
From savior to heretic in one week—well, that was fast.
Some conservative activists are already taking aim at Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown by calling him a RINO, or Republican in Name Only.
With Martha Coakley out of the way, they’ve belatedly discovered that Brown is (gasp) pro-choice. It’s an accusation that was always hiding in plain sight. A glance at his campaign Web site revealed that Brown believed “this decision should ultimately be made by a woman in consultation with her doctor.” It’s not that he was ever going to be on NARAL’s Christmas card list; he opposes partial-birth abortion and supports parental notification. But like a libertarian, or a centrist Republican, he believes that government shouldn’t ultimately make this most difficult personal decision for a woman outside reasonable restrictions.
Posted: 02:28 AM ET
...When the "Titanic" phenomenon happened back in 1997, most movie industry professionals thought that no film would ever touch the film's box office record. But "Avatar" managed to eclipse it, and it did it relatively effortlessly. Records are obviously made to be broken, and though it'll probably take years (or whenever Cameron gets around to making another movie), there will be another film that will come along and take the number one place in the line. But there are a handful of numbers that will, without a doubt, never be touched again. Here are six number-based records that will be safe forever.
Michael Jackson's Thriller As The Best-Selling Album Of All Time
Posted: 02:20 AM ET
January 26, 2010
Posted: 07:16 PM ET
State of the Union Preview
The White House has already leaked some of the themes President Obama will hit tomorrow night in his State of the Union speech. Is the spending freeze over the next three years a good idea - or too little too late? How will he reach out to middle class Americans? We'll preview the speech tonight with Ben Stein, Penn Jillette, Stephanie Miller, and Tanya Acker. Plus - Tavis Smiley and John Avlon will weigh in with their analysis.
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