Lisa Marie Presley tells MTV News that she’s “done worrying” about former husbands Nic Cage and Michael Jackson. “God, I don’t know, lately I can’t follow any of it,” she said of the past year’s Michael Jackson news. “He’s seemingly progressively more [unusual] lately, more in these last couple of years, more than when I was around.” Read more.
Saddam’s Palace Sort Of Like Neverland Ranch
April 16, 2003 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday, “In Iraq they found one of Saddam’s family palaces. Now, how many of you have that, your own family palace? (applause) Yeah, and here’s what they found inside, they found a private zoo, Prozac and pictures of naked women. It’s sort of like Michael Jackson’s place – except for the naked women.”
Jacko Plotting Comeback After Sony Make-Up
April 11, 2003 – Groovevolt.com reports Michael Jackson is planning another comeback this fall. Jacko wants to work out his differences with Sony Music in order to release an album of new material.
The Guess What update, including suspicions about Rickey Smith getting the boot from ‘American Idol’ and plans for the members of Destiny’s Child, has since been removed at Groovevolt.com.
Liz Taylor And Jacko Remain Close
April 11, 2003 – Liz Smith of the New York Post says that tabloid reports saying Elizabeth Taylor has ended her friendship with Michael Jackson because he “stood her up” are not true. The pair remain close.
Jacko’s Odd Flamingo Wake-Up Call
April 11, 2003 – Star magazine reports Michael Jackson has instructed animal handlers at his Neverland ranch to round up all the flamingos every morning and herd them together outside his bedroom window so they’re the first thing he sees when he opens his eyes. Workers madly have to chase the birds around the property every morning.
‘Michael’s Private Home Movies’ Kicks Off Sweeps
April 10, 2003 – The New York Daily News reports that on April 24th, the first night of the sweeps period, the Fox network will air ‘Michael Jackson’s Private Home Movies,’ a two-hour special built around his family movies and a new interview with the star.