Did Quincy Jones have a good relationship with Michael Jackson before his death? It seems debatable judging from his interview with Men.Style.com. The legendary music producer, who has been close with Jackson for several decades, sounds eerily unemotional about the icon’s death. During the brief Q&A, Jones says everything from, “He obviously didn’t want to be black,” to “I won’t be going to his funeral.” Is this brutal honesty or brazen disregard? Judge for yourself after reading these excerpts.
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In 2000, after a Harper’s Bazaar shoot, photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were hanging around with model Kate Moss, drinking and dancing. Then, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” came one, and Kate started channeling the King of Pop, trying out gestures, footwork, and, of course, the infamous crotch-thrust-and-grab. And they caught it all on video. [SHOWstudio]
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Michael Jackson’s former body guard, Matt Fiddes, claims that Jacko had a secret, long-term girlfriend. The British guard said he isn’t going to name the gal but thinks the couple’s families knew about the romance. He said the two were together for quite a while and they totes adored each other. It’s up to this illusive chick whether she wants to tell the world about her love for Jacko. Whatever, I’m still going to question Jacko’s sexuality. [Metro UK] 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 »
As you might imagine, the tabloids—like every other popular culture venue out there—are flooded with new Michael Jackson conspiracies this week. It seems that they were so distracted with MJ that they decided to give their favorite usual victims—the Gosselins, Speidi, Jennifer Aniston—the week off. I bet they’re all feeling really good about themselves? We scrounge up the new tidbits the tabs spewed this week. 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 »
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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