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Jackson’s ‘Bad’ to be reissued


Nov. 13, 1988 file photo, pop singer Michael Jackson performs before a sold out crowd for his Bad tour at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

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In the three years following Michael Jackson's death, his estate has been conservative with posthumous releases from the King of Pop's archives while focusing on other endeavors such as a hit video game and a Cirque du Soleil production.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his seminal 1987 disc, "Bad," his estate, in collaboration with Epic/Legacy Recordings, will reissue the disc with new music and a never-before-released concert video, the label and his estate announced on Monday.

The anniversary edition of "Bad," the first re-release of an album from Jackson's catalog since his 2009 death, will hit stores Sept. 18.

Dubbed "Bad 25," the deluxe package will feature three CDs, two collectible booklets, and the first-ever authorized DVD release of a concert from his record-breaking Bad tour.

Did Bobbi Kristina Brown play the slots?

LAS VEGAS — Casino regulators are investigating whether the 19-year-old daughter of late pop singer Whitney Houston gambled at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

State Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that investigators are checking if Bobbi Kristina Brown played slot machines at the MGM Grand, and whether casino employees knew if she did.

The legal gambling age in Nevada is 21. Underage gambling is a misdemeanor, and resort owner MGM Resorts International could face fines.

Celebrity Web site posted a video Monday allegedly showing Brown playing slot machines while she was in town Sunday to attend the Billboard Music Awards.

Bobbi Kristina Brown is the daughter of Houston and entertainer Bobby Brown. Houston died in February.

Andy Dick agrees to complete program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Comedian Andy Dick has agreed to enter a pretrial diversion program that, if completed successfully, would absolve him of sex abuse charges arising from a 2010 nightclub incident, authorities said.

Corky Hammers, an assistant prosecutor in West Virginia's Cabell County, said Monday that the program requires Dick to stay out of legal trouble for the next six months under the agreement. It allows for no drug use and no arrests during that time.

If Dick fails to comply, Hammers says Dick could be tried on felony charges stemming from the club incident in which he was accused of grabbing a bouncer's crotch and groping and kissing a male patron at a Huntington bar. At the time, Dick was in town for a comedy club performance.

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