When high school junior Brett Nichols performed this Michael Jackson-inspired “Billie Jean” dance routine at Pitman High School’s Talent Rally (the action starts around 1:12 on the video), he probably didn’t expect to become an overnight internet star — but then, how could he not expect to get attention with moves like that!? When a Pitman High alum saw the video posted on the school’s Facebook page, he hightailed the link over to Reddit, where the video launched into an internet obsession, and I am now mildly mesmerized by Nichols’ moonwalking skills. MTV even claims Nichols’ footwork is better than Michael Jackson himself, which sounds a little blasphemous to me, but needless to say, I’ll be watching this on repeat every time I need a smile today. I kind of hope he finds a way to bank on this oddly specific skill after high school — everyone needs a quality MJ impersonator now and then, right? You rock, Brett! [New York Post, MTV]
Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of the late pop star Michael Jackson, was hospitalized last night after an alleged suicide attempt. TMZ reports that a 911 call was placed from the family’s Calabasas, California, home around 1:30a.m. regarding a possible overdose and “multiple cuts on one of her wrists.” The teen was taken from the home at 2a.m. to a nearby hospital and reportedly will make a full recovery. This morning, Paris Jackson’s mom Debbie Rowe told “Entertainment Tonight” the teen has “a lot going on.” I should say so! All our good thoughts on with her. Get well soon, Paris! [TMZ, People] [Image: Fame/Flynet]
I don’t have much context for this photo of a bunch of Michael Jackson matryoshka dolls. A friend of mine posted a photo of them on his Facebook the other day — apparently they were a souvenir brought back from a trip to Russia. All I can say is, I would like them very, very, much.
I’ve never been super crazy about Beyonce, personally. But these pics, capturing her goofing off and doing her best Michael Jackson impression before her London show earlier this week, might have just changed my mind. Yup, I’m riding the “I Wanna Be BFFs With Jay and Bey” train now, along with Amelia. It’s nice to see her look like she’s actually having fun, instead of looking like she’s trying to look like she’s having fun.