Michael Jackson hologram to perform new single TONIGHT

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  1. Teabag

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    ...at the Billboard awards on ABC television.

    http://m.rollingstone.com/music/new...to-perform-at-billboard-music-awards-20140517

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    Michael Jackson may not be around to tour in support of his new posthumous album, Xscape, but the annual Billboard Music Awards will still feature a performance from the late King of Pop. A Michael Jackson hologram will take the stage at Sunday night's event.


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    According to the Los Angeles Times, plans for the awards ceremony include the hologram image of Jackson performing the new Xscape track "Slave to the Rhythm." Sources affiliated with the show said the event will be a "history-making performance" and that the "technology is so spectacular and groundbreaking."


    Although the show's producers had tried to keep a lid on their plans, news of the Jackson hologram emerged as the result of a lawsuit filed by two tech companies in an attempt to block the performance. Hologram USA Inc. (which acquired the rights to the patents from Digital Domain, creator of the Tupac Shakur hologram at Coachella 2012) and Musion Das Hologram Ltd. filed the suit on Thursday, claiming that their product was being used without permission by a competitor to create the image of Michael Jackson. The lawsuit was rejected by the judge, who said that there wasn't enough evidence to show that the Billboard Awards' plan would violate patents, nor was there sufficient evidence that their patent had been used to create the hologram.


    Xscape, which was released on May 13th, contains eight previously unreleased Michael Jackson songs that have been "contemporized" by producers including Timbaland, Rodney Jenkins and Stargate. Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who executive produced the album, searched through four decades of music in the Jackson estate's vaults to find songs that had Jackson's completed vocals. "Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with," Reid said in a statement regarding the album. "We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world."


    The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air on Sunday, May 18th at 8 p.m. on ABC.
     
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    You like Barney? You're gonna like him when I shove him up your little ass!
     
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    There's a lawsuit about the technology
     
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    Tl;dr
     
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    Why?
     
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    just like the twin tower planes
     
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    Because lawyers are fucking low life scumbags that will sue anybody for anything. Except Mlaw. She's cool.
     
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    Katie Parry just finished. MJ still to come on the west coast.
     
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    It was creepy bad CGI face stuff. Think Tony Soprano's mom after she died and made one last appearance on the show, mixed with Star Wars Episode 1.
     
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    [video=youtube;iCt7pr9tXlg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCt7pr9tXlg[/video]
     
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    Getting close, but not there yet in crossing over the Uncanny Valley. Eyes always seem...vacant, and lines around mouth and eyes are never quite correct.
     
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    3 mins to go...
     
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    It's the same tech the used on Tupac and Elvis before. The new owners of the original, now bankrupt effects house, contend they own the rights to use the technology.

    Or sumtin close to that.

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    His poor victims. They finally got a little closure when he died and now they have to see him dancing around all faggoty again.
     
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    shamoan
     
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    It was meh
     
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    did he grab his "balls"
     
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    Yes
     
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    Macaulay Culkin is gonna have to suck a hologram cock. :bigcry: