Michael Jackson was photographed outside the Victoria Palace Theatre in London on Saturday (October 8) after seeing West End musical ‘Billy Elliot’ on his visit to the UK. The singer arrived at London’s Victoria Palace theatre in a people carrier and security staff forced a path for him through a scrum of fans and photographers to the building’s front door. Jackson, 47, turned up at the theatre 15 minutes after the show’s scheduled start after leaving the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane a mile away where he is staying. Check out pictures from FilmMagic (page1 / page2).
Michael Jackson’s Rep Denies ‘Billy Elliot’ After Party Report
October 11, 2005 – After The Mirror reported that Michael had invited ‘Billy Elliot’s 12-year-old lead actor Liam Mower and his castmates to his hotel for a party after attending the West End play, The New York Daily News spoke with the King of Pop’s rep for confirmation. “He went to the matinee with a family friend and his two kids,” Raymone Bain said. “He didn’t even talk to the cast, because of security reasons, because there were about 5,000 people who had gathered outside. As a result of that, he left right away.”
Jacko’s Bizarre Trip To West End Show
October 9, 2005 – The People spoke with onlookers at the Victoria Palace Theatre after Michael Jackson brought his children to the West End landmark to watch the musical ‘Billy Eliot’. “His behavior is as bizarre as ever,” one said. “It must be awful for kids children to be hidden.” Another added, “Michael was six rows in front of us and kept his sunglasses on throughout the performance. It looked a bit weird and I don’t know how much he could have seen. But he clapped along and looked like he was really enjoying himself.” Read more.
Michael Jackson Greets London Fans
October 9, 2005 – Reuters reports Michael was mobbed by fans in London, signing autographs for music lovers outside his plush hotel. The singer is believed to be in Britain to record a charity record to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Jackson’s New Image Clarification
October 7, 2005 – David Spade joked during ‘The Showbiz Show’ “news” update on Thursday night, “Michael Jackson is reportedly working on a new hip-hop image and only wants to be seen in stuff described as ‘butch’ and yes, ‘Butch’ is a 12-year-old boy from Calabasas.”
Jackson Eyes LA Property
October 7, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Here’s a story with a happy ending. Yesterday, here in Los Angeles, emergency workers pulled a a 8-year-old boy out of a a 30 foot hole he had fallen into. They used pullies and ropes to get the kid out. And today Michael Jackson bought the property, calling it a potential goldmine.”
October 5, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, “Michael Jackson’s in the news. Michael Jackson is suing a German promoter for breach of contract. Yeah. Michael told reporters, ‘When I said I wanted to be paid in Marks, I meant boys named ‘Mark’.”
Jackson Kills Siblings Musical Careers
October 5, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “According to a new tell-all book by Michael Jackson’s PR man over the last 30 years, this guy says that Michael Jackson was responsible for killing the musical careers of Jermaine Jackson and La Toya. So see, Michael has done some good things.”