There had been talk of Martin Bashir next doing documentaries on either Liz Hurley or Madonna, but both have no interest especially after seeing what happened to Michael Jackson in his portrayal. “That’s not on her schedule, nor will it be scheduled,” a rep for Madonna told the New York Daily News. “I don’t think anyone will be speaking to Martin Bashir for awhile. He may have ruined his career, too.”
‘Dateline’ Used Tabloids As Sources In Jacko Special
February 18, 2003 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com is on the attack after watching NBC’s ‘Dateline’ special that aired last night focusing on Michael Jackson. Friedman cites the network’s criticism of Fox paying $2.5 million for the Michael Jackson outtakes of the Martin Bashir interview after they offered $5 million themselves, and that they interviewed the editor of ‘Freak: Inside the Twisted World of Michael Jackson’, which was published by tabloid owning American Media. Read more.
Michael Wasn’t Comfortable Around Ed Bradley
February 18, 2003 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday, “’60 Minutes’ anchor Ed Bradley was blown off for an interview by Michael Jackson this week. When asked about it, Michael said, ‘I’m just not comfortable being around black people’.”
Jacko And Dave Letterman Share Things In Common
February 18, 2003 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Friday, “Are you like me and starting to think this Michael Jackson guy is a little weird? I was thinking today that Michael Jackson and I have a couple of things in common. We were both born in Indiana. I was born in Indianapolis, he was born in Gary. We’re both in showbiz, and we both haven’t slept with Lisa Marie.”