So What IS Really Going On with the Michael Jackson Tribute in Vienna ?
Apparently the people rumored to be performing are now Confirming that
They Won't Be Performing. Voila! another strange update in this ever
changing Magical Jackson Family drama.
If they have these people on lock, why are they saying publicly No ?
It seems very strange that these types of stars would take the time to
stomp on a rumor, unless they felt some shade developing. Voila!
Jermaine is apparently suffering from the effects of too much
free floating silicone too close to the brain and mouth. he really
needs some serious facial repair. lets hope he makes enough to
buy his old face back (mwahhhhhh !!!!) I doubt there is anything
that can be done about that hair tho.. maybe he can be on Tyra.
She has a Hair Thang going on now.
This seems to be a Very Magical Situation,
Read More from BBC
The tribute concert for Michael Jackson set to take place in Vienna this month has been rescheduled for London in June 2010.
Jackson's brother Jermaine said that too many top artists had been unable to perform at the event.
"Numerous stars were just not able to change their schedules to make a live appearance at the Vienna event possible," said Jackson.
The event had been due to take place on 26 September at the Schoenbrunn castle.
Earlier, representatives for Mary J Blige, Chris Brown and Natalie Cole said none of the three would sing at the concert, as previously announced.
"Many artists and performers who I have spoken to personally told me that it would be a great honour to be part of this memorial concert for my late brother," Jermaine Jackson said.
"However, due to the short time-frame it was not possible for many of them to change their schedule so that they could be on stage in Vienna on 26 September, therefore we decided, after careful consideration, to change the date of the tribute concert to June 2010 - just a few weeks before the first anniversary of his untimely death.
"Now we have eight months to put this monumental show together and not just eight weeks."
The organisers, World Tribute Productions, said all ticket holders for the Vienna concert would receive a refund.
Spokeswoman Nina Elland told the BBC that discussions on the London venue were under way. "We need time to confirm the location. We are definitely moving to London and Wembley Stadium is our favourite location."
Michael Jackson performed at the original Wembley Stadium 15 times.
Another reason for relocating the show was the "bizarre" press reports in Austria about the event, the Austrian promoters said.
Jermaine Jackson said he could not understand why the acts he had lined up for Vienna were being ridiculed.
"When artists who have won eight Grammy Awards and sold millions of records around the world and are able to sell out large stadiums are then called 'B-list artists', are made fun of and generally disrespected, is something I just cannot understand.
"If these artists are not welcome in Vienna, London is more than happy to have them."
Speaking at a news conference earlier this week, Jackson told reporters that up to 25 performers had been lined up to sing in Vienna.
Organisers had said they were expecting 65,000 fans at the Vienna show - paying up to 512 euros (£448) to attend.
Plans for a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna have been dealt a blow after previously announced stars say they will not be performing.
Representatives for Mary J Blige, Chris Brown and Natalie Cole said none of the three would be at the event on 26 September at Schoenbrunn castle.
However organisers have played down the lack of confirmed performers.
"The star is Michael Jackson - it's not about name dropping and who else will be there," producer Georg Kindel said.
Speaking at a press conference earlier this week, Jackson's brother Jermaine - who is also organising the tribute concert - told reporters that up to 25 performers had been lined up to sing.
But Karynne Tencer, a spokeswoman for Blige, said although the singer wanted to perform, "she had a previous commitment in Milan" at a Gucci fashion show.
Brown, who is on five years' probation for assaulting his former girlfriend, Rihanna, would need a judge's permission for any international travel, a Los Angeles court spokeswoman said. No motion to do so has yet been filed.
A spokeswoman for Cole said the 59-year-old could not be there because she will be attending an event in Tennessee for the Dalai Lama and can not make it to Vienna in time.
Maureen O'Connor said concert organisers had contacted Cole, "but she was never committed to do it".
It leaves only a few performers still confirmed to sing at the show, including Sister Sledge, Akon and German boy band US5.
A list of confirmed acts is due to be announced in Vienna next week, after Jermaine Jackson has personally confirmed who will attend.
"It seems that there is a lot of confusion regarding the confirmed talent for the tribute - we are rechecking and confirming each artist personally," Kindel said.
Jackson's mother, Katherine, pledged her support for the concert in a video message on the event's official website to quash rumours of a family feud over the event.
"I'm sure the show is going to be fantastic and I'm looking forward to seeing you there," she said.
Organisers said they were expecting 65,000 fans - who have paid up to 512 euro (£448) - to attend.
Jackson passed away in June after suffering a cardiac arrest.