Oh lordy, how’s this for crazy back-from-Labor-Day-weekend news? There’s a scary rumor circulating that our fashion nemesis, Christian Audigier of Ed Hardy fame, has purchased Michael Jackson‘s Neverland Ranch. Um, yeah.
According to an interview with Agence France-Presse, Audigier said, “I bought the Michael Jackson house. It’s something I’m gonna open just for the birthday (sic) of his death every June, where the media is gonna be able to come in and we’ll do exposes, etc.”
Of course entertainment bloggers are having a field day with this, but we’re more concerned with the sartorial side of things. It’s not as if Neverland is known for being a tasteful setting per se, but plop some Ed Hardy crap in there and it’s officially the tackiest place on earth. We just hope this rumor is false. [Houston Chronicle] Keep reading »
After more than two months, Michael Jackson was finally buried last night in a press-free ceremony attended by his family and friends, like Elizabeth Taylor, Macauley Culkin, and Reverend Al Sharpton. He was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, which has basically become the cemetery for famous folk. The cemetery doesn’t do gravestones, and they keep extremely “mums the word” about whom is buried where. Jackson’s grave site is in the Great Mausoleum, which, in addition to housing a huge stained glass replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” is also where Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable are all buried. Jackson’s grave won’t even slightly be open to the public. “It’s impossible to get in there,” an insider says. [Washington Post] Keep reading »
Get ready to smack your face and scream, “Home Alone”-style. The word on the street is that Macaulay Culkin might be the biological father of Michael Jackson‘s youngest son, Blanket, also known as Prince Michael II. Michael and Macaulay became besties in 1990 when Macaulay was 10 years old, and the two got some grief for sharing a bed when Macaulay stayed at Neverland Ranch. Macaulay had to be a witness in Michael’s 2005 child molestation trial, and the two stayed friends after. At some point, at least as the rumor mill would have you believe, Michael asked Macaulay to donate sperm. Keep reading »
Ever since Michael Jackson died, there’s been a steady stream of folks who have said that he was murdered, most of them bearing the last name Jackson. LaToya was quick to tell News of the World newspaper, “Michael was murdered. It was a conspiracy to get his money. We don’t think just one person was involved.” And a week before that, the King of Pop’s lawyer divulged to Life & Style, “He feared somebody wanted to kill him. He was even concerned people would kill him to somehow try to take control of the Beatles back catalog.”
It sounded far fetched. But it now looks like they could be right.
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Before his untimely passing, pop icon Michael Jackson was in talks with Christian Audigier, the man behind Ed Hardy clothing, to debut his own collection. THe conversations began when Michael tapped Audigier to design his costumes for his final tour, “This Is It.” Audigier revealed on the Today show earlier this week that, while no contracts were signed, the duo discussed in detail what the collection would look like. Audigier and his team presented Jackson with sketches for t-shirts, jackets, gloves and other accessories. They even had items priced. For example, a jacket based on Michael’s iconic Thriller video would cost $500 (before his death, the jacket was set at $250). [The Cut] Keep reading »
Agyness Deyn does her best Michael Jackson impression for this fun fashion editorial in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The model wears some of MJ’s most iconic gear and accessories: the sequined jacket, military-style blazer, and sparkly gloves. Her sidekick is a monkey, a wink to Michael’s beloved chimp, Bubbles. The six-page spread was photographed by Terry Richardson. For subscribers only, Deyn graces the cover in a “Thriller”-themed pose. Newsstand covers feature actress Leighton Meester. The magazine hits stands August 18th. [Daily Mail]
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After all the publicity surrounding Michael Jackson‘s death, the LA county coroner is withholding Jacko’s autopsy results for “security” reasons. Police don’t want the findings to be known publicly because they think it could negatively affect their criminal investigation. [MTV] But there is something else being released … Keep reading »
Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett not only died the same day, but now they’re also being remembered by Vanity Fair at the same time. The September 2009 issue will be available on Aug. 5 in NYC and LA, and Aug.11 nationally. [8/3/09] Keep reading »
I have a confession to make. I love PETA. I disagree with some of their campaigns and their incessant harassment of the Olsen twins, but they hardly ever fail to amuse with their marketing campaigns. Kentucky Fried Cruelty? The Unhappy Meal? Ha! PETA’s latest campaign is pretty chuckle-tastic, too. They’ve requested that the Iowa State Fair, which has announced that they’re commissioning a butter sculpture of Michael Jackson, use non-dairy spread instead of actual butter for the tribute. Last week, the fair’s marketing director made an online ballot for people to vote to butter or not to butter…and at one point there was a surge towards the latter. PETA recommends using Earth Balance “natural buttery spread,” instead. Cue me spending 20 minutes trying to figure out if Earth Balance is owned by PETA—no luck. Now to go eat a stick of butter and play dress-up with the “Trollsen Twins.” [AP] Keep reading »