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Michael Jackson Cancels Auction

Hands off that life-size stuffed giraffe! A week before the contents of pop legend Michael Jackson’s Neverland estate were to be auctioned off, his production company has called the proceedings to a halt. The firm filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that some of Jackson’s things, like a carousel horse signed by Elizabeth Taylor, are “irreplaceable,” and that Jackson never agreed to sell them. The suit was dismissed, but the Beverly Hills auction house, Julien Auctions, has reached an agreement to not sell the items on April 22 as planned, and instead to leave them up on display through April 25. “I think we are going to have a beautiful museum someday for Michael,” Jackson’s spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. Jackson sold Neverland after being found not guilty of child molestation in 2005.