Director Spike Lee's documentary about the making of Michael Jackson's Bad album, aptly titled Bad25 (for the 25th anniversary of the album's release), will air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day. Lee was able to view never-before-seen-footage of the King of Pop which will be incorporated into the film, along with interviews with Jackson's friends, collaborators, musicians and choreographers. According to Lee: "This will be a very special Thanksgiving for all families to enjoy the genius of Michael Jackson. Big thanks to ABC for allowing people to witness the making of Michael Jackson's Bad album."
Meanwhile, after settling a lawsuit earlier this year with Ola Ray, the June 1980 Playboy Playmate who starred with Jackson in his music video for the song Thriller, the executors of Michael Jackson's estate have also settled a lawsuit filed by the director of the video, John Landis, and its producer, George Folsey, Jr. The lawsuit had been filed five months before the King of Pop died, which forced Landis and Folsey to make a $2 million claim against Jackson's estate. The settlement terms are, of course, confidential.