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 »
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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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 »
We still don’t know where Michael Jackson‘s permanent resting place is going to be, but for now he’s chillin’ in a crypt that belongs to Motown founder Berry Gordy. Gordy discovered the Jackson Five, and now they’re discovering each other’s remains. MJ is in good company—near the likes of Bette Davis and Sandra Dee. In case you were wondering, Michael is still without his brain, which docs are keeping for testing. [NY Post]
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Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, but he could also be dubbed the King of Crazytown Rumors. With all the hoopla taking place in Los Angeles right now over his memorial service, I thought it would be nice to look back at some of the most “Off The Wall” allegations about the singer. From accusations of him sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber to trying to buy the Elephant Man’s skull, below are five outrageous rumors spread about Jacko that were really wacko.
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It’s been 10 days since Michael Jackson kicked the bucket, and the tributes to him are only getting more amazing. Last week, we told you about how the Iowa State Fair had commissioned a butter sculpture of the King of Pop. Now we’re obsessed with two new tribute ideas. First, just trust me, and head to EternalMoonwalk.com. Folks from all over the globe have submitted vids of them doing (or at least attempting) the classic MJ dance move, and the creators of the site have edited into together into a never-ending moon scroll. Hot!
And we’re also digging on Larry Smith who’s created a contest to see who could write the best MJ obituary in only six words. More than 450 people entered. After the jump, check out the winners. Let’s just say they’re more touching than most of the TV coverage from last week combined. Keep reading »
The Iowa State Fair plans on making a Michael Jackson tribute statue this summer…out of butter. It will be in a cooler display from August 13th to the 23rd along with something called the “annual butter cow?” What, pray tell, happens on the 24th—butter pie for everyone? Mmm…butter pie. [Star Tribute]
Since Michael’s death on Thursday, tribute mix tapes and tee-shirts have exploded onto the internet. How predictable. But some people are getting a little more creative. Here are our favorite Michael Jackson tributes. Keep reading »
Yesterday, we told you that Michael Jackson was not the biological father of his children Michael Jr. and Paris since they were sperm-donor babes. Turns out, Debbie Rowe isn’t the biological mother of the two kids she carried for the man in the mirror. All three children (including Prince Michael II) were produced via in-vitro fertilization. Debbie was the surrogate for the first two kids, and a different surrogate was used for Prince. It’s unknown whether Michael chose the egg and sperm donors. So now the custody battle over the little ones is going to get even more twisted. With the way this story is playing out, maybe Marilyn Monroe and James Dean are the biological parents? [TMZ] Keep reading »