Michael Jackson help usher in the age of video, and his life — for better and worse — was beamed into homes for decades. In 1984, Jackson was burned while singing for a Pepsi-Cola commercial in Los Angeles, when the special effects smoke bomb misfired.
Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whose best-selling albums — including "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" — and electrifying stage presence made him one of the most popular artists of all time, died Thursday, CNN has confirmed. He was 50. In 1984, Jackson was burned while singing for a Pepsi-Cola commercial in Los Angeles, when the special effects smoke bomb misfired.
Pop icon Michael Jackson, 50, who died Thursday afternoon after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital in cardiac arrest, had a long history of confirmed health problems, in addition to rumored conditions. In 1984, Jackson was burned while singing for a Pepsi-Cola commercial in Los Angeles, when the special effects smoke bomb misfired. He had to have major surgery on his scalp, and said that because of the intense pain he developed an addiction to painkillers.
Reality TV star Heidi Pratt was hospitalized Saturday in Costa Rica, her publicist confirmed.
Fear and skepticism on the streets of Mexico have led to panic buying and deep suspicions about the government. Can officials handle a deadly swine flu epidemic, many people are asking, and are authorities lying about what’s really going on The nervousness and distrust are not limited to Mexico City, where government officials said most of the 159 deaths suspected of coming from the 2009 H1N1 flu strain have occurred. Villahermosa, in Tabasco state, is 567 miles (913 kilometers) away
Although many people think of a heart attack as a painful, sometimes fatal event, there are some heart attacks that go entirely unnoticed. Undiagnosed, or “silent,” heart attacks affect nearly 200,000 people in the United States annually
Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who kept his daughter in a cellar for decades and fathered her seven children, was back in court Tuesday as his trial resumed behind closed doors.
Josef Fritzl, the Austrian accused of keeping his daughter in a cellar for decades and fathering her seven children, will plead guilty to rape and incest when his trial opens Monday, Fritzl’s lawyer told CNN. However, Fritzl will deny other charge he faces: murder, enslavement and assault, attorney Rudolph Mayer said Sunday. The 73-year-old expects to spend the rest of his life in prison, Mayer added
Robin Williams will undergo heart surgery, according to his publicist. The 57-year-old comedian postponed his one-man show tour and entered a hospital for testing earlier this week after suffering a shortness of breath. Williams will undergo an aortic valve replacement, the publicist said