According to Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com, Michael Jackson is now in default on a $2.2 million loan which he secured last April with his family’s estate in Encino, California. Jackson missed his December payment, which had a grace period up until the 10th of the month. For the moment, Thomas W. Smotrich and his group, who provided the singer with the loan, will not foreclose, but the option is theirs should they change their minds. Read more.
Jackson Reality Show
December 16, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Michael Jackson’s family is shopping a new reality show that would star people around Michael Jackson. Before the Jackson family tries a reality show, shouldn’t they try reality? Wouldn’t that work out a little better? … Actually, it’s the Jackson brothers that are pitching the reality show. I guess they’re tired of appearing on ‘Where Are They Now?’, so they want to come up with a new — kind of a new angle.”
Jacko Could Star In New Reality Show
December 15, 2005 – TMZ.com reports that the Jackson family could take part in a new reality program. Jermaine and LaToya reportedly say they’re ready to take part, and Michael Jackson is included on the show’s pilot via home video clips. “It would be exciting, but I don’t know whether Michael would be involved… it’s not likely, but we just don’t know,” said Jackson family attorney Brian Oxman.
Thriller Tops Best Video Poll
December 13, 2005 – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ has been named the favorite music video of all time in a polling of the British public by digital music channel The Box, beating Eminem’s ‘Stan’ and Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’. Robbie Williams’ ‘Rock DJ’ made fourth place, followed by Peter Gabriel’s ‘Sledgehammer’.