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13 Ways Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On After His Death

13 Ways Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On After His Death

Originally posted 06/25/2014 08:30AM

It's been five years since the King of Pop passed away, and like the medieval regents of old, the years after his death have seen his kingdom divided up between a number of warring claimants.

But the former king's influence is still felt all across the pop-music landscape. Below, read just 13 ways Michael Jackson's legacy is still with fans today.

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Glee Goes Gruesome for 'Thriller' | Lea Michele

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PHOTO: Glee Goes Gruesome for 'Thriller'

Originally posted 01/26/2011 03:10PM

Costumed and covered in gruesome zombie makeup, the Glee cast is hardly recognizable as they gnash their teeth and perform a jerky dance across a football field for the big Feb. 6 post-Super Bowl extravaganza.

Joined by sexy blue-haired cheerleaders, the group will take on the Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller" video as a mashup with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs's "Heads Will Roll."

The episode, at between $3 and $5 million the most expensive to date, will focus on the growing tension between the Glee club and the football team.

"You can never re-create something as incredible as 'Thriller,' " Lea Michele tells Entertainment Weekly. "We're making it our own."
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Michael Jackson: Album's 25th Anniversary Event a Real Thriller

Michael Jackson: Album's 25th Anniversary Event a Real Thriller

Originally posted 10/29/2008 07:00PM

The mega-hit album Thriller shattered records – and now it's going for one more.

To get an early start celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Michael Jackson video (which debuted on MTV in December 1983), Jackson fans and impersonators will gather at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York on Thursday to try to break the Guinness Book record of most people doing a simultaneous "Thriller" dance.

Jackson, himself, won't make an appearance, but in a statement to PEOPLE he gives the Halloween eve event his stamp of approval: "I always thought Halloween and 'Thriller' fit each other like a glove."

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