Michael Jackson tells Gold magazine he wants to take a couple years off from the music business to pursue a career in film. “I’ve always wanted to do film, but the tours got in the way,” he said. “That’s why I want to take several years off just doing film. I’d like to get six great movies behind me, and then I’ll do a little bit of touring, then I’ll do more filming.” Jacko also expressed interest in becoming the first pop star in space.
Saddam Sounding Like Jacko
September 14, 2002 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday, “We’re learning more and more about Saddam Hussein. If you saw that special last night, you saw what the mistress said. The mistress says that he raises gazelles as pets. He sleeps in a mask because he has some kind of skin condition. He’s petrified of germs. He has sexual problems, and he always wears a military outfit. Now I think she’s sleeping with Michael Jackson. You are sure? Are you sure she’s sleeping with Saddam Hussein?”
Hotel Bel Air Tells Jacko No Rooms Until You Pay Up
September 11, 2002 – The National Enquirer reports Hotel Bel Air has denied requests by Michael Jackson for a seven room reservation, citing his unpaid $200,000 tab. They say the hotel is where he and Debbie Rowe sometimes got together to let their kids run around through their adjoining suites.