Jack­son ‘per­for­mance’ sparks last-minute law­suit

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOS ANGELES — The own­ers of tech­nol­ogy used to cre­ate holo­grams are ask­ing a federal judge to block the use of their tech­niques in any ef­fort to project a Michael Jack­son holo­gram at Sun­day’s Bill­board Mu­sic Awards. Holo­gram USA Inc. and Mu­sion Das Holo­gram Ltd. sued Jack­son’s es­tate and pro­duc­ers of the awards show on Thurs­day in a Ne­vada federal court in an at­tempt to block any ap­pear­ance of a Jack­son holo­gram at Sun­day’s cer­e­mony. Pro­duc­ers have not con­firmed that a Jack­son holo­gram will ap­pear at the show, but they have promised a his­tory-mak­ing per­for­mance by Jack­son. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Jack­son’s es­tate and show pro­duc­ers Dick Clark Pro­duc­tions did not im­me­di­ately re­turn mes­sages seek­ing com­ment. The Jack­son seg­ment dur­ing Sun­day’s show in Las Ve­gas will be used to pro­mote the singer’s lat­est post­hu­mous al­bum, Xs­cape.

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