“People can have rhinoceros skin, but there’s a point when something’s going to hurt you. Not everyone is stone. I haven’t watched the news in weeks. I had to ask my chef, ‘How’s Obama doing?’ I haven’t read a newspaper…Now at least I know that I can step up to the plate and not crumble when I’m needed. When it comes to something like this that is so, so serious, so painful, so traumatic, I can handle it.”
—Janet Jackson in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar, giving her first words on how Michael Jackson’s death has affected her Keep reading »
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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