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What to do when so many people question the truth? Go on “Oprah.”

I am told that the whole Cascio family appears on “Oprah” on December 6th to showcase Eddie Cascio’s tracks from Michael Jackson‘s new album.

Eddie is joined by his parents, Dominic and Connie, as well as brother Frank and sister Nicole.

The family talks with Oprah about their long relationship as Michael’s surrogate family, and the evolution of the music Michael made at their house in New Jersey in 2007.

Originally, the family didn’t want to go to the show, but Sony Music thought it best just to put the whole story out in the open. “Michael” the album is released on December 14th. The single, “Hold My Hand,” is already on the radio and on ITunes, featuring Akon.

Eddie Cascio has three tracks on the new “Michael” album–“Breaking News,” “Monster,” and “Keep Your Head Up.” There are nine more in the vault.

Also on the show is Michael’s long time producer Teddy Riley, who worked on the tracks and vouches for their veracity.

29 replies to this post
  1. “His “musical genius” was entirely Quincy Jones”

    Uh – the same Quincy Jones who wanted to rip out the iconic (and devastatingly powerful) bass line in “Billie Jean” and wanted to cut the brilliantly funky “Smooth Criminal” from the “Bad” CD?

  2. T Parajanov Says: Every single thing you said in your post is a lie. Jackson fired Jones and that’s according to Jones. Jackson was investigated, prosecuted, persecuted and harassed for 17 years by the FBI, LAPD, Santa Barbara DA and the media. Not one shred of proof was found that he was guilty of anything. He had vitiligo, can’t you read? Do you know what that is? Do you know what an autopsy report is? Do you know the autopsy report said he had a healthy liver and kidney? In other words he was not an addict. You have no idea how he had his children. He certainly never abused them, have you seen them or heard them talk about him? You can check out Jackson’s charitable giving on Snopes.com “A Passing Fancy”. You are a rabid jealous delusional lying creep that I have seen on numerous blogs about Jackson. You need to either offer up some proof for your lies, which you can’t do, or go pound sand. And you need to find yourself a life.

  3. Humanitarian, my ass. What did he ever do for humanity besides rake in millions from his undiscriminating fans? Michael Jackson was a sad, sick, racist, uneducated, musically-illiterate egomaniac, drug addict and pedophile.

    His “musical genius” was entirely Quincy Jones. This is clearly proven by his inability to create a single decent track after Jones refused to go on working with him, largely because Jackson kept taking credit for Jones’ brilliant tracks.

    He cheated his business associates, he abused his children, and he hated being black so much, he not only tried to chemically and surgically change his race, he created “his” children using lily-white sperm and eggs. He and later his family pathetically try to disguise this by dying some of the kids’ hair dark, but it’s obvious at a glance that none of the kids have any African American genes. How racist is that?

    But if you can dance and sell millions of records to 12 year-olds, apparently all sins are forgiven. Rarely in human history has such a disgraceful, repellent human being received so much unwarranted adulation.

    All that’s left now is for lawyers to create fake MJ albums like the current one, to bilk more bucks out of his mindless fans, and try to pay back all the creditors he stiffed and supporters he cheated.

  4. Rest in perfect peace MJ and God bless and protect the Children you chose to call yours this christmas and always. I pray that Katherine raises them in a way that will help them become well adjusted and happy children / adults.

  5. I can’t ease my pain & my heart hurts. I know he’s gone but he’s always in my heart until my last breath is taken away. He will be my soul mate forever..
    And I know he’ll be now in heaven and is resting in peace. I love you, Michael. And we all love you. I’ll come to you for sure and we’ll meet again in next life…together……

  6. MICHAEL JACKSON’S THE KING OF MUSIC,GOD OF DANCE,THE GREATEST HUMANITARIAN,LOVING FATHER,DEVOTED ICON.”MJ’S” THE ONLY 1 ARTIST WHO HAS CREATED SONGS FOR OUR PLANET,EARTH,WILDLIFE,NATURE,CHILDRENS FOR EACH N EVERY SINGLE PERSON THROUGH OUT THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.COME BACK “MJ”. LOVE U ALWAY’S.

  7. I want to hear what the Cascio family have to say. After all Michael did trust others before some of the members of his family. He thought of Marlon Brando as a surrogate father, he said it himself, that Brando was much more of a father figure to him than his own father Joe. And anyway as much as I love the Jacksons, they have relied on Michael paying their bills for years. Lets see what the Cascio’s a have to say about their relationship with Michael. Coming from an italian family myself, I bet they just treated him like one of their own, and to Michael he had a sense of belonging, with them not asking for anything in return. What you have to remember is that Michael was always giving more, than he received. I think it is time we really keep an open mind, as perhaps some jealousy is happening now from The Jacksons because they know they never had Michael’s attention all the time. And let’s face it, the Jacksons probably don’t what to accept that Michael saw others as family instead of them.

  8. I will be buying MJs’new CD and I will listen to every song..you’ll know his voice if you are a fan.No one can sing like MJ.I do believe that it is infact MJ on the MICHAEL cd.If it were not SONY would be doing MJ a BIG injustice as well as the fans but I do not believe thats what SONY is doing.We the fans should be happy to have more music of MJs..they promised us more music of Michaels now we have it..as long as it is MICHAEL JACKSON singing I am a HAPPY fan.I am more concerned about what happened to MJ throughout his life and the hurt he had to endure from all the LIES told about him and the sadness he had to go through that hurts me AND not knowing why the hell we have not seen any real justice for MJ since JUNE 25,2009..REALLY IS UNBELIEVABLE!Something needs to be done about that!Starting with some TRUTH.

  9. SONY IS SURE RUNNING THIS HOW, AREN’T THEY? WITH THE HELP OF GOOD FRIEND OPRAH. PERSONALLY, NOT PART OF A BOYCOTT, BUT I AM NOT BUYING THE NEW ALBUM BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT A CASCIO OR A SONY OR AN ESTATE EXECUTOR SAYS, WITH MICHAEL NOT HERE, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE IT IS ALL MICHAEL JACKSON, THE ICON, THE GENIUS AND THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND EVERY ALBUM, TOUR, SHOW, CHARITY EVENT AND INTERVIEW HE EVER GAVE IN HIS LIFETIME. WITHOUT MICHAEL, I’M NOT BUYING IT. SONY, THE FANS WILL DECIDE.

  10. I am sorry, but Breaking News is a lousy product and Hold my Hand has too much Akon voice laid over what appears to be Michael’s.

    Oprah betrayed Michael Jackson, but now practically everyone from his life, even his mother, is on the show. Sad. I almost wish I was insanely famous for a bit, just so at least I could tell her “no”.

  11. Wow they all disgust me. Now that MJ is gone everyone seem to want to take the opportunity to exploit his name and legacy! I don’t think that all of the Jacksons are innocent in all of this mess, neither are the Cascios, and certainly NOT the estate, Sony and your sources Roger.

    Until we (the public) know the result of the investigation and there have been a fair trial to explain what REALLY happened to MJ… don’t expect me to buy anything that would contribute in the accumulation of MJblood money. MJ’s work of art that he shared with us while he was alive are in my opinion unmatchable and iconic hence buying the rework materials made by others is in no way a method of preserving his legacy. The so called fans who believe this are in denial of their insatiable greed for anything/all things pertaining to the artist Michael Jackson, rather than being concerned about the conditions under which the man was mutialted by the same industry that seeks to continue profit off him.

    Enjoy the bloody album, WII Games, Oprah show and what other MJbones THEY throw your way, if it doesn’t bother your concise.

  12. I wonder whether Michael Jackson’s children (Prince, Paris, and Blanket) will be spending the Christmas season with the Cascio Family again, like they did last year.
    In any case, HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!!!!

  13. I wish Oprah would just leave Michael alone. If she could say something nice about him for a change maybe people would feel different but for some reason she has this thing for RATINGS and just cannot let Michael rest in peace. We his fans love Michael and could care less about Oprah or her fixation on MJ. Just go away Oprah.

  14. it really pisses me off to learn that there r some unscrupulous characters out there who r hell bent on tarnishing MJ`s good legacy.who the hell r they anyway to claim having taken MJ in and playing “house” with him,MJ has never run out of family.He had his biological family to support him and all of us his fans. is this some scam to rip off the dead Icon of his hard earned cash well if that`s what it is i suggest the Cascio`s should consider other avenues coz this one they sure going to loose it,so cut the chase and stop dis nonsense bout you guys have a stake in the “Michael” album.if you r that creative why not throw your out and let us see if u r that good.we the fans know the real thing when we hear it.

  15. Ya know, the Cascio’s may not be perfect but I really think we should hear their side of the story. Did they lie, or exaggerate the truth about how much of breaking news with MJ’s voice, maybe. However, I don’t have a short memory and I remember how the Cascio family stood by MJ during the 2005 trial. I even remember that Frank Cascio went on CourtTV to defend his friend during jury deliberations. Frank was an unindicted co-conspirator in the kiddnaping allegations which made it pretty obvious that the whole thing was a set-up, in my opinion.

    I’m going to wait and hear what they have to say before I write them off as leeches.

  16. Wow they all disgust me. Now that MJ is gone everyone seem to want to take the opportunity to exploit his name and legacy! I don’t think that all of the Jacksons are innocent in all of this mess, neither are the Cascios, and certainly NOT the estate, Sony and your sources Roger.

    Until we (the public) know the result of the investigation and there have been a fair trial to explain what REALLY happened to MJ… don’t expect me to buy anything that would contribute in the accumulation of MJblood money. MJ’s work of art that he shared with us while he was alive are in my opinion unmatchable and iconic hence buying the rework materials made by others is in no way a method of preserving his legacy. The so called fans who believe this are in denial of their insatiable greed for anything/all things pertaining to the artist Michael Jackson, rather than being concerned about the conditions under which the man was mutialted by the same industry that seeks to continue profit off him.

    Enjoy the bloody album, WII Games, Oprah show and what other MJbones THEY throw your way, if it doesn’t bother your concise.

  17. My my Roger, you really have been a busy body lately. I’m sure you must be paid really well for your services, salary or commissions or maybe both!?! You continue to fish in dirty waters thinking you are doing good to yourself, the Cascio’s and whoever else in your group. Trust me, it wont get you anywhere, in fact you are just shooting yourself in the foot! .. Michael doesnt need a surrogate family, HE HAS US; WE ARE HIS LOVING FAMILY, and we definately have his back and full interest at heart. Dont bet your life on it Roger, the Cascio’s might end up having less and less tracks on that album. Remember, you first said four, its now gone down to three :D Its not up to Sony anymore. Its up to us, the loyal fans who go out and buy the album. Sony is at our mercy this time, its not the other way around! And let me assure you HOLD MY HAND will remain at number one, because we will make that happen!

  18. I hope they clear this up by just releasing a clean acapella version. We’ll see….

    MJ fans were skeptical of the family’s claims – assuming that this was another “Michael doubles in This Is It film” to undermine the executors and Sony…until ‘Breaking News’ was released.

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