The Mirror reports that in an interview with Louis Theroux, Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson became furious at the suggestion that Michael might be homosexual, shouting: “I can’t stand gays!” When Theroux asked what violence was used against Michael when he was a child, Joe denies hitting him. He argued: “I never beat him – you beat someone with a stick. I whipped him with a switch and a belt.” ‘Louis, Martin And Michael’ airs on BBC2 at 9pm on Sunday.
Jackson Wants To Adopt
November 11, 2003 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports Michael Jackson is revealing he’d like to adopt at least seven children in addition to his current three kids. Despite his remarks with Rick Dees, Jacko’s rep has a different story. “It’s not like he has a specific strategy or he’s in touch with adoption agencies about this,” the rep insisted. “If indeed he did say that, he was just speaking about his love of children.” Read more.
Jacko Visits Celine Dion
November 10, 2003 – The Las Vegas Sun reports Michael Jackson was spotted backstage to see Celine Dion on Saturday night at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and early was pointed out by the singer before a crowd of around 4,000.
Strange Phone Calls From Jacko
November 8, 2003 – Russell Crowe revealed to Time magazine that he’s received several bizarre phone calls from Michael Jackson. “He used to put on these funny voices and then giggle, ‘Oh, Russell, it’s Michael’,” Crowe revealed.
CBS Special For Jacko
November 6, 2003 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Wednesday night, “CBS has also announced that Michael Jackson will soon have his own special. This means for one night I won’t be the strangest guy on CBS… This is all part of the CBS plan to get that coveted 18-49 surgically altered freak audience.”
Why Jacko Loves Halloween
November 3, 2003 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “You know why Michael Jackson loves Halloween? Free delivery right to his door.”