Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Michael Jackson was in the news today. This was a really odd story. He was spotted in the ladies room in a shopping mall in Dubai, in the Middle East. You know, they are very strict about those things over there. Michael was in the ladies’ room, wandered in accidentally. Apparently he couldn’t read the sign. But he caused a huge commotion. See, I don’t know what’s stranger, really, seeing Michael Jackson in the ladies’ room, or seeing Michael Jackson in the men’s room.”
Musto & Olbermann Discuss Michael Jackson Bathroom Hijinks
November 17, 2005 – Michael Musto of The Village Voice was on ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’ on Tuesday to discuss news that Michael had been caught applying make-up in the ladies room of a Dubai shopping mall. Asked if Jacko either deliberately went into the ladies room or he didn’t, in which case one could say it was some sort of symbolic manifestation of decades of confusion over gender ID, Musto responded, “No, absolutely not. Michael is quite clear and quite complete about being a total women. No, no, no, no. It was a total mistake. And in fact Michael had no intention of walking in and seeing women with their pants down for the first time ever. And actually, Keith, it‘s quite a reversal, the shrieking you heard was Michael going, women with their pants down, ew!” Read a transcript of the segment here (page down to the bottom).
Michael Jackson ‘Hysterical’ After ‘Surrogate Father’ Dies
November 16, 2005 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports Bill Bray, the retired Los Angeles Police Department officer whom Michael considered his surrogate father, died on Tuesday (November 15) at Centinela Hospital. He was 80 years old and hadn’t seen Jackson in about 10 years. Friedman added that upon getting the news, Michael became “hysterical.” “There’s a lot of guilt there,” according to the source. Read more.