E! Entertainment's website said today (Wednesday) that Sony's Columbia Pictures had completed a deal to buy the rights to Michael Jackson's rehearsal footage for $60 million. E! News, which cited unspecified court documents, said that a judge must approve the deal with AEG Live, the promoter who was handling Jackson's comeback tour when the singer died on June 25. AEG has said that more than 100 hours of footage had been taken during the researsals, including footage taken on the night before Jackson's death. E! News said that a ruling on the transaction is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 10.

05/08/2009