When Michael Jackson passed away 6 years ago today his debts were around $500 million. Since that time TMZ reports that the King of Pop’s estate has grossed nearly$2 billion.
The revenue streams come from MJ’s ONE show by Cirque du Soleil, 50 million records sold, the movie This Is It and other business ventures.
The $2 billion gets whittled down to $450 million after taxes and expenses. That would reduce his debts almost nothing and in the years to come the estate will see healthy profits.
Jackson made sure his three children were well taken care of financially. They each receive a significant amount of money as they get older. If the estate was liquidated today, Paris, Blanket and Prince would each get $100 million.
The former supermodel, 41, said she woke up this morning and decided we needed to see a pic of her without makeup, without even a “smidge of retouching” and sans filter.
“You know how people say #nofilter but you know there’s a freakin’ filter on their pic? Or maybe there’s a smidge of retouching going on but they’re lying and saying it’s all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me,” she wrote along with the share photo.
“I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, ‘Naw, Ty. Show ‘em the REAL you.’ So…here I am. Raw. And there YOU are…looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you’re thinking, ‘Whoa, she looks ROUGH.’ And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal.”
It’s her stepfather Bruce Jenner who is breaking the Internet as he officially revealed himself as a woman on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Jenner, who now goes by the name Caitlyn, registered a new account on Twitter and instantly made an impact with garnering up to 1 million followers in just under 5 hours, SandraRose.com reports while noting that the 65-year-old former Olympian appears on the Vanity Fair cover in heavy makeup, wearing a cream colored corset and a wig with soft flowing curls.
As for Kim, news of Caitlyn’s arrival overshadowing her Glamour magazine cover and revelation of being pregnant again was a non-issue as she voiced her congrats to her stepfather with the following message on her social media accounts along with the Vanity Fair cover:
“Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair Annie Leibovitz! How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!”
Chatting with Glamour, Kim touched on undergoing a procedure to scrape her uterus as well as having sex with husband, Kanye West“500 times a day” in an effort to get pregnant a second time.
“I didn’t know that I was going to be so open,” she said. “But meeting people at my fertility doctor’s office who are going through the same things I’m going through, I thought, ‘Why not share my story?’ It’s been really emotional.”
Roberto Cavalli has just announced that Ciara is the face of his new fall/winter 2015 campaign, and unloaded images from her photo shoot to whet the appetite.
Here’s how the fashion house describes the singer’s campaign theme:
“The story of a world encapsulated in one room. A surreal kingdom where the walls look like a magical sky and surfaces enchant with desert volumes and earthy hues. …Shots that capture the seductive energy of a woman ready to build her very own kingdom beyond mere dreams, taking the beauty to the throne of personality.”
She wears everything from an open-back fringe gown to a lime green jumpsuit in the dramatic photos.
Lupita Nyong’o dropped the mic on yet another red carpet with her undeniable style.
She showed up at the Cannes Film Festival’s Opening Ceremony Wednesday in a “grasshopper green” gown, which doubled as a sentimental tribute to Africa.
Nyong’o selected a custom pleated Gucci chiffon design featuring a mini capelet and embellished hand-painted floral crystals along the plunging neckline and at the waist.
She topped off the look with diamond drop Chopard earrings and a coordinating double-strand head band.
“It’s #GrasshopperGreen for @festivaldecannes opening night,” she shared of her ensemble on Instagram. “Thank you @Chopard @Gucci and Uganda’s women for the hair inspiration. #NseneneSeason #cannes2015.”
Note: Nsenene (in the above hashtag) is the Luganda name for grasshopper. The insects are a cultural delicacy in Uganda and are in season right now.