Globe magazine reports Michael Jackson has secretly married a stunning 23-year-old Muslim beauty named Alisha during the summer. “If these charges go before a jury, Michael knows that having a wife and family will help him,” a source said. “One of his problems is that people think of him as being weird and wacko. They automatically accept derogatory stories about him as being true. But if he can show that he really has a wife and family, like other guys, jury members are more likely to give him the benefit of the doubt.” The young woman is a brilliant pianist with an IQ of 154, according to insiders. Read more.
Michael Jackson Speaks Out
December 25, 2003 – In a report to be broadcast on CBS News’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, Michael tells Ed Bradley it’s still ok to share his bed with children. “Of course,” Jacko said. “Why not? If you’re going to be a pedophile, if you’re going to be Jack the Ripper, if you’re going to be a murderer, it’s not a good idea. That I am not.” But he vehemently denies the charges against him. An impassioned Jackson says, “Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists,” in reaction to a Bradley question about the charges brought against him that he molested a young boy. The full story at cbsnews.com has since been removed.
Michael Jackson Fires Spokesman… Or Did He Quit?
December 24, 2003 – The Evening Standard has named their top 10 showbiz stories that got us talking in 2003, which include Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s long lead up to a nixed wedding at #9, Michael Jackson being weirder than ever at #6, Madonna kissing Britney at the MTV Video Music Awards at #5, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham moving to Madrid, Spain with her husband after he was traded to Real, and topping the list was the man in the box, David Blaine.