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2009's top entertainment stories

2009-12-28 14:56 BJT

BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- Here are 2009's top entertainment stories chosen by Xinhuanet based on those on the websites and other media outlets Monday.

Top two: Michale Jackson & Susan Boyle

1.Michale Jackson

On June 25, Jackson was pronounced dead at the age of 50.

One of the most momentous and shocking deaths in pop culture history, the event reverberated in many ways.

Pop star Michael Jackson waves to supporters as he leaves the Santa Barbara County Courthouse after he was found not guilty in Santa Maria, California in this June 13, 2005 file photo. Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on August 24, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)
Pop star Michael Jackson waves to supporters as he leaves the Santa 
Barbara County Courthouse after he was found not guilty in Santa 
Maria, California in this June 13, 2005 file photo. Jackson died 
from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a 
cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of 
manslaughter, court documents showed on August 24, 2009. 
(Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

There was the ongoing investigation: Jackson's death was ruled a homicide, and his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who says he's innocent of wrongdoing, is being investigated for manslaughter.

There was the gigantic Los Angeles funeral.

There was the documentary, "This Is It," of Jackson's preparations for a comeback concert series.

Michael Jackson's white jeweled glove, is on display at an auction preview in New York, November 17.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)
Michael Jackson's white jeweled glove, is on 
display at an auction preview in New York,
November 17.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

"King of Pop" Michael Jackson dies at 50

Fans across the world are mourning the death of Michael Jackson,the "King of Pop", and one of the world's biggest celebrities. Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans gathered outside the UCLA Medical Center to pay tribute to their idol on Thursday night. Full Story>>

Michael Jackson finally laid to rest in Los Angeles

The singer, who died aged 50 on June 25, was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, around 10pm local time. Last week, the LA County Coroner announced that the death had been ruled as homicide caused by acute propofol intoxication. Full Story>>

Jackson film "This Is It" brings $20 mln on first day of screening

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- "This Is It", a documentary depicting the late pop king Michael Jackson's rehearsal in preparation for a planned London concert grossed 20.1million dollars in theaters across the world, figures released Thursday show. Full Story>>