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Abrams Doing Michael Jackson Event Series

20 June 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

J.J. Abrams is teaming with filmmaker Tavis Smiley on an TV event series adaptation of Smiley's upcoming book "Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days" for Warner Bros. Television.

The novel is described as a "taut novelistic rendering of the final months in the pop superstar's life" and covers a lot including his constant hunt for privacy, and the pressures he endured as someone whose fame made him socially fragile and almost unable to live.

Smiley, Abrams, Ben Stephenson and David Brewington will executive produce. No network is yet attached, but the project will be shopped to broadcast, cable, premium cable and streaming services.

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- Garth Franklin

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Tavis Smiley and J.J. Abrams Team Up for Event Series on Michael Jackson’s Last Days

20 June 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Tavis Smiley continues to make a push into scripted content (film and TV), this time teaming up with J.J. Abrams to produce an event series on the final months of Michael Jackson’s life. It will be an adaptation of Smiley’s Jackson biography… Continue Reading → »

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Michael Jackson's Final Days Are Coming to TV Thanks to J.J. Abrams

20 June 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The man in the mirror is making his way to your television set. A new series focused on the final days of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is under development at Warner Bros. TV, thanks to uber-producer J.J. Abrams and author Tavis Smiley. The studio announced on Monday that Abrams' Bad Robot Productions was developing an event series based on Smiley's upcoming book Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days. Due in stores Tuesday, June 21, Before You Judge Me is described as "a taut novelistic rendering of the final months in the life of one of the most iconic figures in modern popular culture, Michael Jackson. The book examines the soaring highs and deep lows »

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JJ Abrams to Produce Michael Jackson Limited Series With Tavis Smiley

20 June 2016 12:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros TV and Jj AbramsBad Robot have teamed up to develop an adaptation of Tavis Smiley’s upcoming book “Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days.” The novel, which will be published Tuesday, is described as a novelistic rendering of the final months in the life of one of the most iconic figures in modern popular culture. The book examines the soaring highs and deep lows faced by the late pop star — his constant hunt for privacy in a life that was more public than almost any other, and the pressures he. »

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J.J. Abrams Boards Michael Jackson Event Series At Wbtv Based On Tavis Smiley Book

20 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

J.J. AbramsBad Robot has come on board the event series adaptation of Tavis Smiley’s upcoming book Before You Judge Me: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Michael Jackson’s Last Days for Warner Bros TV, where both Smiley and Abrams’ Bad Robot have TV deals. The announcement comes one day before the book is to published by Little, Brown and Company. Before You Judge Me is described as a taut novelistic rendering of the final months in the life of Michael Jackson, one of the most… »

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J.J. Abrams Eyes Michael Jackson Limited Series About Singer's Last Days

20 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For his latest TV project, J.J. Abrams is delving into the alt-universe that was Michael Jackson’s life.

Abrams, via his Warner Bros.-based Bad Robot Productions, is developing a limited series based on talk show host Tavis Smiley’s new book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, TVLine has learned.

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To be published on Tuesday, Before You Judge Me is billed as a “taut rendering of the final months in the life of one of the most iconic figures in modern popular culture. »

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J.J. Abrams Reteams With Tavis Smiley for TV Series Based on Michael Jackson's Last Days

20 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

J.J. Abrams is going from Star Trek and Roadies to explore Michael Jackson's last days. The prolific producer is teaming with Tavis Smiley and Warner Bros. Television to adapt the author/broadcaster's upcoming book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days, as TV event series. A network has not yet been set up; the studio is expected to shop it to broadcast, cable, premium cable and streaming services. Smiley's book, which will be released Tuesday by Little Brown and Co., is described as a taut novelistic rendering of the final months in the pop

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Inside Prince's "Emotional" Memorial Service: "It Was Very Beautiful"

12 May 2016 5:48 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Prince's ex-wives Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia gave close friends an opportunity to honor the legendary singer at a private memorial held Wednesday. Celebrity guests, who began arriving around 6:30 pm Pt, included Spike Lee, Eric Benet, Gwen Stefani, The Revolution, Tavis Smiley, Herbie Hancock, Dita Von Teese and other musicians, artists and band members, E! News has learned. The men wore black suits with a single white rose pinned to their jackets while many other guests dressed in black and purple, a source tells E! News. About 80-90 people eventually arrived at The Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where Lee and Prince's ex-wives gave heartfelt speeches. "Seeing his two ex-wives on stage was »

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Prince -- L.A. Memorial for Friends and Family

12 May 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_5gephsm8"]] Prince's ex-wives and nearly a hundred close friends showed up in Bev Hills Wednesday for a memorial ... after being shut out of the tribute his family held days after the singer died. Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia were front and center, along with Gwen Stefani, Spike Lee, Eric Benet, Dita Von Teese, Larry King, Janelle Monae, Tony Kanal, Nile Rodgers, Herbie Hancock and Tavis Smiley. The event was held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. »

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Purple Faith: Prince's Life as a Jehovah's Witness

21 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince's conversion to the Jehovah's Witness religion actually started, in a roundabout way, with Sly & the Family Stone. Well, that's not entirely accurate: It started with Graham Central Station, the funk group started by Sly and the Family Stone bassist Larry Graham after his tenure in that band. "I was on tour with Sinbad, Graham Central Station, Earth Wind & Fire and Teena Marie," Graham explained in 2013. "We did a show in Tennessee and we were playing the amphitheater and Prince was playing the big arena there in Nashville. He heard I was in town and invited me to one of his famous after-shows. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Purple Faith: Prince's Life as a Jehovah's Witness

21 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince's conversion to the Jehovah's Witness religion actually started, in a roundabout way, with Sly & the Family Stone. Well, that's not entirely accurate: It started with Graham Central Station, the funk group started by Sly and the Family Stone bassist Larry Graham after his tenure in that band. "I was on tour with Sinbad, Graham Central Station, Earth Wind & Fire and Teena Marie," Graham explained in 2013. "We did a show in Tennessee and we were playing the amphitheater and Prince was playing the big arena there in Nashville. He heard I was in town and invited me to one of his famous after-shows. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Remembering Prince: The Music Legend's Most Inspirational Quotes

21 April 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Music legend Prince has died at 57. As fans and friends celebrate his vibrant life and iconic work, we remember the immeasurably influential artist in his own words: On confidence"Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is 'Is there anybody I'm afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and saw, I'd get nervous?' If not, then you're cool." - to Rolling Stone On why he attracted such a diverse fanbase"I think from the beginning, as I was coming into my own persona and understanding of who I was, »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Remembering Prince: The Music Legend's Most Inspirational Quotes

21 April 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Music legend Prince has died at 57, his publicist confirms to the Associated Press. As fans and friends celebrate his vibrant life and iconic work, we remember the immeasurably influential artist in his own words: On confidence"Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is 'Is there anybody I'm afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and saw, I'd get nervous?' If not, then you're cool." - to Rolling Stone On why he attracted such a diverse fanbase"I think from the beginning, as I was coming into »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Roots The Complete Series Comes to Blu-Ray in June

1 March 2016 1:26 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Even as a new version of the classic mini-series is in the works, Warner Bros. is aiming to please fans by bringing the entire original series of Roots to the high definition format with a slew of bonus features.  Come inside to learn more!

If you're a fan of the original Roots series, or weren't old enough to remember the iconic mini-series, then you're in luck.  Today WB has announced a new blu-ray set to bring the entire series to blu-ray with loads of special features that dive into the heart of the story on June 7, 2016.  All the details are below: 

The groundbreaking, acclaimed television miniseries that captivated the entire nation and won multiple awards, Roots, will be released on Blu-ray™ for the first time, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) on June 7, 2016. The legendary family saga, which follows the inspiring story of Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton, Transformers: Rescue Bots, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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