A source tells Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com that Michael Jackson is regretting making anti-Semitic comments now that is former pal, Israeli-born psychic Uri Geller, recently bought a Memphis house Elvis Presley lived in before he bought Graceland. “Uri and Michael were big buddies before those comments,” a source explained. “But [Geller] ended the friendship because of them. Michael is obsessed with Elvis, but there’s no way that Uri is going to let him visit now.”
David Gest Ready To Tell All About Young Jackson
May 13, 2006 – David Gest is preparing to release his autobiography, and writer Mark Bego, who has been lined up to collaborate on the book, tells The New York Daily News: “He knew a teenage Michael Jackson and he knows some bombshell revelations. He knows where a lot of the skeletons are buried in that particular story.”
Michael Jackson Furious At GQ For Featuring Impersonator
May 7, 2006 – The New York Daily News reports Michael is demanding an apology from GQ magazine and its corporate parent, Conde Nast, over a look-alike photo in its May issue. GQ editor in chief Jim Nelson said in response: “It is very clear that the pictures in the story are satirical, whether it is a picture of a Michael Jackson imitator sitting in a Bahraini cinema or an image of The Gloved One standing flamboyantly in the desert. Mr. Jackson may feel that the person in the photographs is an ‘imposter,’ but he is merely an imitator.”
Jackson Supports Immigration Boycotts
May 5, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Actually, yesterday Michael Jackson came out in support of boycotts. Actually, he came out in support of boys on cots.”
May 4, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “The folks at Hasbro toys have come out with a Play-Doh fragrance. You know Play-Doh? It’s a cologne that smells like Play-Doh. Or as Michael Jackson calls it, Obsession.”
Jacko Superfan Heckles Accuser’s Mother At Welfare Fraud Trial
April 28, 2006 – Michael Jackson superfan BJ Hickman explained to Splash why he launched an angry tirade at the mother of Jacko’s child sex accuser. Hickman, 21, berated Janet Arvizo inside Los Angeles superior court, which she fled with the help of a court security guard. The mother of Michael Jackson’s child sex case accuser was subjected to a tirade of abuse from loyal Jacko fans as she appeared in court today/ yesterday (Thur). Janet Arvizo, the mother of Gavin Arvizo, appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court charged with illegally applying for and receiving more than $18,700 in welfare payments over 11 years. She has plead not guilty to the charges. Footage at splash-video.com requires an account.
Bahrain’s King With Jacko
April 26, 2006 – Bahrain’s King Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa received Michael Jackson at his private residence in Manama, Bahrain on April 19th. Jackson just announced he is recording his first new album since 2001’s ‘Invincible’ and he’s working on it with a Bahrain-based label. The new record will be issued next year, and Jackson said he is “incredibly excited” about the new project, after he has found a deal with Bahrain’s king’s son Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Pictures at abacausa.com have since been removed.
Judge Tosses Out Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Suit
April 18, 2006 – The New York Daily News reports Michael is off the hook in a New Orleans sex-abuse case. A federal judge has tossed out a suit filed by a man who said he had a “repressed memory” that the pop star sexually molested him 22 years ago, lawyers said yesterday.
Monkeys Snatching Cell Phones
April 8, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Officials at the London Zoo say gangs of monkeys have been snatching cell phones from visitors. When the people got on their cell phone near the cage, the monkeys grab them. That sounds like Michael Jackson’s worst nightmare — a chimp that can dial 9-1-1.”
Boy Gets Stuck Inside Arcade Machine
March 30, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Earlier this week, at a a pizza parlor up in Austin, Minnesota, a 3-year-old boy got stuck inside an arcade machine filled with toys. You know those machines with the claw to pick up the toy? 3-year-old kid crawls in there, gets stuck in the machine. Took firefighters four hours and 500 rolls of quarters to get him out of there. In fact, before the firemen showed up, Michael Jackson blew $1,100 on the game. … We have Rob Schneider on the show tonight. He’s got a new movie out called ‘The Benchwarmers’. It’s about middle aged men who go up against 12-year-old boys. Or, as Michael Jackson calls it, ‘dating’.”
Jacko: New Authorized Book in Three Weeks?
March 29, 2006 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com has detailed on the new unauthorized Michael Jackson book called ‘My World: The Official Photobook, Vol.1.’, a book sources say is registered to the German company owned by Jackson’s former associate Dieter Wiesner. Read more.