Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe is “hell-bent for leather” and will do everything she can to make sure her children Prince and Paris do not testify in his child-molestation case, sources tell Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com. Read more.
No Word On Jackson’s Condition
February 16, 2005 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Tuesday night, “The Michael Jackson trial is going on. Listen to the list of witnesses for the defense. There’s Liz Taylor, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross and Kobe Bryant. How are they getting better guests than us?! … The trial has been delayed because Michael had to be rushed to the hospital due to the flu. No word yet on his condition, but I bet we can rule out ‘stable’.”
Jay Leno’s Jacko-logue
February 16, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “You may have heard this on the news. According to the Associated Press, I may be called as a a witness in the Michael Jackson trial. Which is really odd because I’m really much closer with Tito. … I don’t know why I would be called. I don’t know what this is about. I don’t know why they want to question me about Michael Jackson. All we ever did was cuddle, okay? … I don’t know why. And people have to make it something dirty. That’s true, my name is on the witness list. I’ll tell you something, I am not going to rat Michael Jackson out. You know, us white folks, we stick together, okay? … Well, the big story — the big story this morning: Michael Jackson rushed to the hospital. The good news: It wasn’t the children’s hospital. … So that’s good. Now, Michael was hospitalized, they said, with the flu. He said his nose was running all morning. In fact, his nose actually beat him to the hospital. It took a shortcut, got there a a little early. … Doctors today described Michael’s position as ‘touch and go’. No, I’m sorry, that’s what he’s on trial for. I’m sorry. … You know what I think what happened with Michael in the hospital? I think when he heard Father Shanley was sentenced to 15 years, he started having chest pains, and they took him. … Well, I don’t know if you saw his interview on ’20/20′ Friday night. Corey Feldman, the child actor, said that after Michael Jackson believed that Corey was going to write a tell-all about him, he threatened Corey’s life, and Corey was scared. I don’t know what’s more embarrassing for Corey, admitting he slept in the same room with Michael Jackson, or testifying under oath that you’re afraid Michael Jackson is going to beat you up. … Well, now, I’m not the only, quote, celebrity, that’s supposedly going to testify. Michael’s lawyers told jurors they’re also going to call Backstreet Boy Nick Carter in to testify. Let me tell you something. That’s a big mistake. Anytime you have the words ‘Michael Jackson’ and ‘Backstreet Boy’ in the same sentence, it just sounds guilty, okay?”