Blige, Brown to perform at Jackson tribute
VIENNA - Top artists such as Mary J. Blige, Akon and Chris Brown will sing some of Michael Jackson's greatest hits at a Sept. 26 global tribute that also will feature a virtual duet between the King of Pop and one of his brothers, organizers said Tuesday.
But the much-anticipated lineup was a disappointment to a throng of reporters who had speculated that superstars such as Madonna would be part of the show to be staged in front of a 17th-century palace in the Austrian capital.
'Just hold your horses!' Jackson's brother Jermaine said at a packed news conference in Vienna's city hall, suggesting that some major names might still be added to the list.
Event promoter Georg Kindel said that up to 25 performers are expected to participate in concert that is being billed as the main global tribute for Jackson, who died June 25 in Los Angeles. More names will be unveiled later this week in London and Berlin, Kindel said.
Jon Gosselin: I despise Kate
NEW YORK - Jon Gosselin said he despises his estranged wife Kate and believes she took his wedding ring.
The reality TV star told ABC News' Chris Cuomo on 'Good Morning America' that he set down his ring one day and it vanished. He said no one else could have taken it.
He also accused Kate of verbally abusing him and beating him down during their marriage.
Jon's remarks came from his first TV interview since divorce papers were filed in June. Kate has made a number of her own interview appearances in recent weeks.
Oprah fans flock to Michigan Ave. for public taping
CHICAGO - Thousands of Oprah Winfrey's fans gathered on Michigan Avenue as the talk show host planned to celebrate the 24th season of her show with a public taping on Tuesday that was to include the Black Eyed Peas and Rascal Flatts.
Winfrey's production company, Harpo Productions, has said it expects 'thousands' of people to attend the event, which will also feature Jennifer Hudson, James Taylor and magician Criss Angel.