Listen to this 1930s jazz style cover of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' by Wayne Brady, Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox band teamed up with Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) to bring us this 1930s jazz style cover of Michael Jackson's 1983 hit "Thriller," complete with zombie tap dancers.

The band is currently on a worldwide tour.

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"Urban Myths" episode with white Michael Jackson won't air

Cable network Sky will not air the episode of the comedy series Urban Myths featuring Joseph Fiennes, who is white, portraying Michael Jackson. The decision came in response to intense criticism from the likes of Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson who tweeted that the trailer (above) "honestly makes me want to vomit."

“We have taken the decision not to broadcast Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon, a half hour episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family," said a Sky spokesperson. "We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

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Newly released police reports describe Michael Jackson’s very disturbing porn collection

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department documents obtained by Radar Online describe materials depicting "animal torture" and "nude children" that were found during a 2003 search of Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch. The issue of pornography in the Michael Jackson child abuse investigations first arose about a decade ago. The pop music icon died seven years ago, but the ugly secrets of his alleged abuse keep surfacing.

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Watch Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' without the music

"Hee hee hee..."

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Hear Michael Jackson's demo for "Thriller," called "Starlight"

It reminds me of that disorienting sensation when you hear a very familiar song in a TV commercial but the lyrics were changed to talk about the product. From Wikipedia:

"Thriller" was written by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones. Written by Rod Temperton; an inspiration was the Jacksons hit, "This Place Hotel". Early titles include "Starlight", "Starlight Sun" and "Give Me Some Starlight". The title was changed to 'Thriller' after Michael told Temperton he wanted something that would appeal to kids. While still titled "Starlight", the song's hook lyrics were "Give me some starlight! Starlight sun...", but after the song was changed to "Thriller" the hook was rewritten to "'Cause this is thriller! Thriller night...". Temperton commented:

"Originally, when I did my Thriller demo, I called it Starlight. Quincy said to me, 'You managed to come up with a title for the last album, see what you can do for this album.' I said, 'Oh great,' so I went back to the hotel, wrote two or three hundred titles, and came up with the title 'Midnight Man'. The next morning, I woke up, and I just said this word... Something in my head just said, this is the title. You could visualize it on the top of the Billboard charts. You could see the merchandising for this one word, how it jumped off the page as 'Thriller'."

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Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on bamboo flute and koto

Yoshimi Tsujimoto and company burn through Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and koto. Sure beats Alien Ant Farm's attempt.

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You are Michael Jackson, and you must defeat Michael Jackson

This two-player Michael Jackson game masters the look and feel of an illegal bargain-bin knockoff from the lost 1980s. Did you know he could transform into a spaceship?

Marching band does excellent Michael Jackson tribute

I hate football but I love marching bands. Here's the Ohio State Marching Band doing a terrific Michael Jackson tribute during a game on Saturday. Don't miss the moonwalk money shot at 4:45! Read the rest

Michael Jackson's bent spoon sells for £500

Signed and given to psychic carnie Uri Geller by the king of pop, this spoon fetched £500 at a pub in Oxfordshire. [via Arbroath] Read the rest

Enchanting Michael Jackson doll on Etsy

Only $240, and it's yours. Not sure if the smoking baby comes with him. Read the rest