Cher has blasted Michael Jackson over his baby dangling incident. She told Entertainment Tonight from the Billboard Music Awards: “You know what, I don’t have a nice thing to say about him. He and I were friends when he was little. I watched him grow up and all that, but, you know, you dangle a baby over a balcony, that’s it for me. … If it was up to me, he wouldn’t have those babies now. It was the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever seen a parent do.”
Flo Talks Whitney, Jacko & J.Lo
December 10, 2002 – Flo Anthony called into K104 with a gossip report on Whitney Houston’s performance in New York on Sunday that aired on Good Morning America this morning. She also talked about the strange via satellite shot from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch with Chris Tucker at the Billboard Music Awards last night, and they talked about Jennifer Lopez’s new movie ‘Maid in Manhattan’. Audio has since been removed.
Jonathan Margolis Defends Friend Michael Jackson
December 9, 2002 – Writer and Michael’s pal Jonathan Margolis wrote an article defending Michael Jackson, as posted in The Mail on Sunday (December 8). He writes, “Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for American families. In every home in the United States, dinner is turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie. It was at such a typical dinner that I spent Thanksgiving two years ago – but with a rather atypical American family. For the guest’s at my friends home in New Jersey were Michael Jackson and his five year old boy, Prince Michael The First, and three year old girl, Paris.”
No Jacko At The Billboard Music Awards
December 8, 2002 – The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Michael Jackson has reportedly canceled out of Monday’s Billboard Music Awards show, where he was to be recognized for the 20th anniversary of ‘Thriller,’ the biggest-selling album in history. Jackson missed a court appearance late last week in Santa Maria, California, after suffering what he said was a spider bite at his Neverland ranch.
Jackson Tops Hollywood Headliners
December 7, 2002 – Contributed by Fan: Access Hollywood counted down the top headliners of 2002. The top 5 were:
1. Michael Jackson
2. Winona Ryder
3. Jennifer Lopez
4. The Osbournes
5. Britney Spears
They recapped all of their years ups and downs. Britney and J.Lo’s breakups. Their restaurants. albums and movies. Access Hollywood also talked about the new Justin video calling him out on using her for press, and using it as proof he is not over her.
Jacko Sick-O, Says Doc
December 7, 2002 – The New York Daily News reports Michael Jackson was a no show in Santa Maria court on Thursday because of unspecified health problems. Lawyer Louis Miller, who represents concert promoter Marcel Avram in his lawsuit against Jackson, asked for a doctor to examine the singer in case Jackson was faking illness to avoid being grilled. The doctor who examined Jackson concluded he was within his rights to miss a day of testimony.