Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday night, “Michael Jackson’s trial is finally under way. Good news for me. [Laughter] Good news for all of us, I think. And this is the latest. Did you know this? One of the jurors chosen for the Michael Jackson trial is an 81-year-old woman who says she never reads newspapers or watches TV. Yeah. Yeah, and apparently, she’s telling the truth because, at one point, she said, ‘Who’s the freak in the general’s uniform?'”
Jacko’s Fate In The Hands Of Four Men & Eight Women
February 25, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Michael Jackson’s fate is now in the hands of four men and eight women. As opposed to his usual crowd – eleven boys and one chimp.”
Jackson Fans Show Their Support
February 25, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Thursday night, “Michael Jackson’s trial has started. That’s good news for me. [Laughter] Yeah. Well, yeah. This is the latest. Earlier this week, hundreds of Michael Jackson fans turned out to show their support. But last night, only a dozen were out in front of the courthouse. Yeah. Jackson blamed the low turnout on the rainy weather and the fact that it was a school night.”
Jacko Jury Warned: Zip It
February 25, 2005 – The New York Daily News reports Judge Rodney Melville warned jurors on Thursday to zip their lips and avoid news reports about the case if they hope to go the distance in Michael Jackson’s high-profile child molestation trial. “There is a very real problem and danger of jury misconduct … It’s extremely important that you not talk to anyone [about the case] or express any opinion about the outcome or witnesses. It’s critical,” Melville told the group.
Jury Selected In Jackson Trial
February 24, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “They finally selected the jury in the Michael Jackson trial. Excited about that. Finally — finally selected the jury. Big story earlier today. And two-thirds of the jurors are female. That’s true. Yeah, Michael was very pleased with the jury, ’cause he’s also two-thirds female.”
Michael Jackson Back In Court After Recovering From Illness
February 23, 2005 – Michael arrived back in a California courtroom on Tuesday (February 22) for the first time since suffering a “flu-like illness” that forced a one-week suspension of his child molestation trial. Watch reports on Tuesday’s activities from CBS News below.
Jackson And Bush Now Have Something In Common
February 23, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “You know what President Bush and Michael Jackson have in common? They both live on a a ranch and have little friends [ie. Doug Wead] that betray them. … Hey did you see Michael Jackson arrive in court today? He came in the SUV, the windows rolled down, his head sticking out the window in the rain, which is normal for a guy who just got out of the hospital with the flu.”
Nurse Can’t Blow Jackson’s Nose
February 23, 2005 – Cindy Adams of The New York Post reports that at Bruce’s Bakery & Restaurant, Great Neck, writer Ray Siller tested these Michael Jacksonisms: “A nurse wanted to blow his nose but couldn’t find it … X-rays revealed an infected umbrella … He complained the orderly short-sheeted his porno magazines.”