Larry King spent most of the hour on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’ talking about the raid on Michael Jackson’s ‘Neverland’ ranch on Tuesday in connection with alleged reports the singer had molested a 12-year-old boy. Court TV’s Diane Dimond told King, “There is new and breaking information that will come out tomorrow, and that’ll come from the district attorney himself and the local sheriff. They’re going to have a news conference about 11:00 a.m., but I have learned something very important and I will pass it on to you, in that there was not just a search warrant out there today at Neverland. There was also an arrest warrant. And had Michael Jackson been there, they would have put handcuffs on him and taken him to jail.” Read more.
Jackson Added To CBS ‘Sweeps’ Lineup
November 14, 2003 – According to Reuters, CBS confirmed on Thursday that it has scheduled a one-hour special chronicling the career of Michael Jackson, set to air on November 26th, the final night of the ratings “sweep.” Plans for the production remain fuzzy, but the special is expected to consist mostly of archival footage tracing the singer from his Motown days as the young lead singer of the Jackson 5 through his emergence as one of the recording industry’s biggest solo stars.
Jackson’s South Korea Ban
November 14, 2003 – The National Enquirer reports that when Michael Jackson attempted to promote a concert in South Korea, he was told he’s banned forever from the country because he skipped out on income tax owed for his gig there in 1996.
Jacko Goes On Antiquities Shopping Spree
November 14, 2003 – The Las Vegas Sun reports Michael Jackson was back at Antiquities (Forum Shops at Caesars). Dressed in royal blue and gold silk Chinese-style pajamas and a surgical mask, he called ahead to close off the store for his 1 p.m. visit on Monday and purchased around $40,000 worth of merchandise on his credit card.