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Entertainment Daily: Michael Jackson - King of pop performs his first US concert in more than a decade
TAPE: EF01/0645 IN_TIME: 20:51:31 DURATION: 4:53 SOURCES: APTN/pool RESTRICTIONS: music video/performance rights must be cleared DATELINE: New York, 7th September 2001 SHOTLIST 1. fans outside Madison Square Garden 2. cu sign Madison Square Garden 3. b-roll Dionne Warwick 4. b-roll Jackson 5 5. SOT JERMAINE JACKSON : "It is exciting, the brothers are excited, we are all ready, we have been going through the movement, we are ready to put it on them. " 6. b-roll Usher 7. SOT USHER: "Two words can describe Michael Jackson, he is the ultimate entertainer." 8. Performance Whitney Houston 'Wanna be startin' somethin' ' (Michael Jackson) 9. b-roll Gina Lollobrigida 10.b-roll Kenny Rogers 11 SOT KENNY ROGERS (on taking early photos of Michael for photography book): "I still have photographs of him that no-one has seen, of him and Bubbles, and I took the first pictures of him with his at that they actually used in Rolling Stone." 12 c/a press 13. performance Ray Charles & Cassandra Wilson 'It won't be long before it's crying time' 14 ws nighttime 15. b-roll Naomi Campbell 16. c/a press 17. b-roll Destiny's Child with Natalie Cole 18. performance Destiny's Child 'Billie Jean/Bootylicious' 19 vs b-roll Michael Jackson with Elizabeth Taylor 20. performance Liza Minelli 'Somewhere over the rainbow' 22 b-roll Liza Minnelli 22 SOT LIZA MINNELLI: "I've known him since he was 2, I just think he is great and he is still the best, and if anyone is coming tonight who hasn't seen him they are goign to go 'oh, is that where that came from', but they will see that better." 23 Performance Michael Jackson with the The Jackson 5, 'I want you back' 24. sign for concert MICHAEL JACKSON RETURNS TO STAGE A who's who of the entertainment industry showed up in New York on Friday night honouring Michael Jackson and the 30th anniversary of his solo career. The show was the first of two at Madison Square Garden - the second is tonight (Monday 10th September). They are his first concerts on American soil in more than ten years. Usher, Destiny's Child, and Naomi Campbell were among the stars at the event, which drew a capacity crowd - some of whom had paid up to USD 2,500 per ticket. Promoters said the tickets sold out within hours of going on sale. The stars were eager to sing Jackson's praises, and in many cases, remember a friend. Singer Kenny Rogers told APTN he still has early photographs of the star, taken when he was putting together a photography book. Jackson himself arrived in a white glittery jacket, with his close friend Elizabeth Taylor. The concert started nearly an hour late as the two stars were escorted to their seats. Sitting next to him was Macaulay Culkin, and Jackson's parents, Katherine and Joseph. The star-studded performances included Whitney Houston, who brought the house down with her rendition of 'Wanna be Startin' Somethin' ', a hit from Jackson's 'Thriller' album of 1982. Destiny's Child donned Jackson-style spangled hats and white gloves for a version of 'Bootylicious' performed to the tune of another huge 'Thriller' hit, 'Billie Jean'. Liza Minnelli broke down, declaring "I love you, Michael" as she sang 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in a cloud of bubbles. But the performance the crowd were really waiting for was Jackson's own - he took to the stage with his brothers, to sing and dance his way through The Jackson 5's 1970 hit 'I Want You Back'. It was his first performace with his brothers since their 1984 "Victory" tour, Other scheduled appearances over the two concerts include Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Usher, Ray Charles, Marc Anthony, Al Jareau, Gladys Knight, Mya, Yoko Ono, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Shaquille O'Neal, Samuel L. Jackson, and Marlon Brando. For those with USD 20,000 or more to spend, there was an after-hours party with Jackson. At 43 years of age, and with more than three decades in the spotlight, Jackson has his sights set on another comeback. The concerts are part of Jackson's attempt to reclaim his King of Pop title after a six-year absence between albums. His new album 'Invincible' is due out at the end of October - last week, he released the first single, 'You Rock My World.' On Thursday night Jackson stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards by appearing briefly on stage with 'N Sync. The Jackson concerts will be broadcast on CBS this autumn. CLEARANCE DETAILS TITLE: Wanna be startin' somethin' ARTIST: Whitney Houston WRITER: Michael Jackson LABEL: EPIC INTL (20) 7911 8476 TITLE: It won't be long before it's crying time ARTIST: Ray Charles & Cassandra Wilson TITLE: BOOTILICIOUS ARTIST: DESTINY'S CHILD WRITER: TBC PUBLISHER:TBC LABEL: Columbia (20) 7911 8200 TITLE: Somewhere over the rainbow ARTIST: Liza Minnelli TITLE: I want you back ARTIST: Michael Jackson with the Jackson 5