Monthly Archives: February 2012

Top Ten Celebrity Twitter Accounts From The Grave

Let’s face it … Twitter is a social media phenomenon that won’t stop growing any time soon.  Estimates place the number of users at around 500 hundred million.

In fact, it’s getting more and more use even by celebrities who are no longer with us.  Whether it’s attributable to their estates, companies managing their image rights, or other-worldly influences, just because someone is dead doesn’t mean they can’t have an active Twitter account.

This topic got us thinking, and researching.  What are the most-followed official Twitter accounts of deceased celebrities?  Trial & Heirs has the answer.

We’ve done our best to only include actual celebrity accounts.  If you use Twitter and want to follow all of these, we created a Twitter list with all ten.

(All totals are as of February 28, 2012.)

1. Michael Jackson

 

 

 

 

Michael Jackson / Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

@michaeljackson

New York, NY

verified celebrity Twitter account

631,893 followers

370 tweets

Michael Joseph Jackson died at age 50 on Read more...

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The Trial & Heirs Grow Your Business Club For Professionals

We’ve had financial planners, insurance agents, attorneys and accountants reach out to us and ask us for help, advice and information.  We designed our Trial & Heirs Grow Your Business Club in response to professionals just like you who have asked for our help.  The Club will help you use celebrity stories to make more money and dramatically improve your client relationships. 

These are some of the questions professionals have sent us, asking for our help:

Q: “After a while, I feel like I’ve presented on the same things over and over again and it gets boring.  I’ve talked about everything I could possibly think of.  Can you help me hook clients and prospects in and create revenue in a new way?”

A: Yes we can!  Celebrity stories are a great way to accomplish this because they are fun and fresh.  There is a constant stream of new material … which we will give you when you join our Club.  There will always be something new to talk to your Read more...

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Whitney Houston’s Funeral Suggests Trouble Brewing For Her Estate

Whitney Houston's funeral

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Whitney Houston’s funeral this weekend provided the first public glimpse of what may be trouble involving her estate.  Her ex-husband, Bobby Brown, was invited to the funeral, after reports surfaced that some family members didn’t want him there. He didn’t last long.  Brown’s entourage wasn’t allowed to sit with him at the funeral.  Brown wasn’t happy and left, visibly upset.

Bobby Brown issued a statement after the funeral, saying he and his group were asked to relocate three times, and rather than making a scene, he chose to pay his respects quickly and leave.

TMZ reported the day before Whitney Houston’s funeral that mother, Cissy Houston, and other family members had been trying to keep Brown away from Bobbi Kristina, Whitney’s daughter with Brown.  They were said to be worried that Brown would try to use Bobbi Kristina to make a play for some of Whitney’s money.

Brown’s statement confirmed some of this.  He said that security prevented him from seeing his daughter at the funeral.  Is Read more...

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Can Florida Millionaire Justify Adopting His Girlfriend?

John Goodman is the 48-year old multimillionaire from Palm Beach, Florida who recently made headlines when it was publicly revealed that he adopted his 42-year old girlfriend to help protect the family fortune.

john goodman adopts girlfriend

Goodman did this in the midst of criminal and civil legal proceedings pending against him.  They arose from the February, 2010 drunk driving incident during which Goodman reportedly ran a stop sign, killed a 23-year old man, and fled the scene.  When it was recently revealed that Goodman, in October of last year, had legally adopted his girlfriend, people across the country were outraged.

Goodman’s lawyer issued a statement defending the adoption.  He states that the adoption was done to protect Goodman’s children, not to shield assets from the family of the slain driver who is suing him.

While Goodman has been bashed across the country for his legal maneuver, it actually makes sense from a probate law perspective.  Years ago, Goodman placed $1.5 million into an irrevocable trust for his two children.  By investing that money Read more...

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