Quickies!: Joe Jackson Used In Child Abuse Ad

  • A center for victims of child abuse in São Paulo has used a newspaper clipping of Joe Jackson in its ad, saying Michael got the ultimate revenge by leaving his father out of his will. [Copyranter]
  • Beastie Boy Adam Yauch recently announced he has cancer, and that the Beastie Boys tour will therefore have to be postponed. [Pop Eater] — Yauch will be getting surgery next week, and we hope he gets better!

  • “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” has been a huge success…obviously! The film made almost 160 million bucks in its first five days, the second highest ever for a movie premiering on a Wednesday (“Transformers” took first place). [Fox New] — I’m just bummed there’s only one film (split into two parts) left.
  • Even the editors of women’s magazines have bad things to say about their publications; former Marie Claire UK editor Liz Jones talks about why she thinks lady mags blow. [Jezebel]