When news of Michael Jackson’s death spread around the world on Thursday, one of the people to take the news the hardest was his ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley. In the Daily Mail today, longtime Jackson friend and confidant, J. Randy Taraborrelli, shares some intimate details of their short-lived marriage, including some TMI about their sex life. He writes: “From my conversations with both Michael and Lisa, I am convinced this marriage was not a sham. And, according to Lisa herself, Jackson was a wonderful lover. He was, she said, ‘very hot’ in bed.” The lengthy article is worth reading in its entirety, but after the jump are some of the more interesting quotes, plus Lisa Marie’s own words from her MySpace page about her relationship with the King of Pop.
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Michael Jackson’s initial autopsy findings are, in a word, scary. Not only did he weigh a shockingly-low 112 pounds at his time of death, but his stomach was empty and had just pills in it. Docs say he hadn’t eaten for at least six hours. And he was injecting a lot of pain killers, especially Demerol, which is possibly what stopped his heart. Also, his body was covered in scars, bumps, bruises, and cuts which means he was probably falling down a lot, though some of the scars are surely from getting plastic surgery 13 times. Jackson was also practically bald—sadly, that long, black hair was a wig.
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Tyra gives tribute to Michael Jackson at last night’s BET Awards through dress—it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, ’cause you can wear both. [Los Angeles, 6/28/09] Keep reading »
This video gave me the mega Monday sadsies. Last night, just a few days after her brother’s death, Janet Jackson stepped out to give thanks to his fans at the BET Awards. For a minute, she was able to keep her composure. “To you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family,” she said. “And he will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love. Thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much.” Then her voice got shaky. Although a few days have passed, his death is still evoking sadness of epic proportions. [CNN] Keep reading »
This tribute to the King Of Pop, from video mashup team Eclectic Method, is one of the better ones we’ve seen in the last few days. Check it. [via Gawker] Keep reading »
Remember those prisoners in the Philippines who got worldwide attention after filming their version of “Thriller”? Well upon hearing of the death of Michael Jackson, they, to quote Michael K at DListed, “immediately stopped doing each other in the shower room and started rehearsing for a tribute dance to him.” It’s freaking awesome. [DListed] Keep reading »
As details emerge about exactly what happened to Michael Jackson, I can’t help but notice—doesn’t this sound an awful lot like Elvis? After the jump, a side-by-side comparison of the superstars’ deaths. Long live the King and the King of Pop. Keep reading »