Michael Jackson became a member of the Nation of Islam on Wednesday night, and sources told The New York Post his religious changeover comes along with a shake-up of his personal staff. High-ranking members of the Nation of Islam have been working to bring Jackson into Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s flock – and Jackson’s conversion is now well-known in the NOI community.
Jackson In Iraq?
December 17, 2003 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Tuesday night, “It’s expected that charges will be filed against Michael Jackson by the end of the week. Right now Michael is in Tikrit looking for a hole.”
Liza Minnelli: Michael Jackson Is Innocent
December 17, 2003 – No matter what charges are filed this week by the Santa Barbara District Attorney against Michael, Liza Minnelli tells Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com he’s innocent. “Those people [the family of the accuser] are after money,” she insisted. “It was the same way 10 years ago. I’ve spent a lot of time at Neverland. There’s never a time when children are unsupervised. There are people everywhere.” Read more.
Paid Endorsement From Jacko’s Mom And Dad
December 16, 2003 – A well-placed source tells Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com that Joe and Katherine Jackson demanded cash for their participation in the ‘Our Son Michael Jackson’ interview that aired on ABC’s 20/20 last week. “They’re getting a percentage of the profit from the international sales of the interview,” says the insider. “It was produced by a British company called Shine so ABC, for example, had to pay for Shine for the rights and Joe and Katherine will get a percent of that fee.” Read more.