Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Over 600 family and friends of Michael Jackson turned up at the Neverland Ranch to show their support for Michael Jackson and it was reportedly a very emotional gathering. In fact, I understand a couple of 10-year-old boys said they were really touched.”
Jackson’s Vow Heightens Las Vegas Move Rumors
December 29, 2003 – The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Michael Jackson’s vow to never, ever live at Neverland Ranch again adds weight to rumors that he’s house-hunting in Las Vegas. Insiders close to Jackson say that the King of Pop and his sister Janet are both considering moving to Las Vegas, home to their parents, Joe and Katherine.
Nation Of Islam Leader Monitored Michael Jackson Interview
December 29, 2003 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports Nation of Islam chief of staff Leonard Muhammad, who has become Michael’s confidant, was present during the interview with Ed Bradley aired on CBS last night. Jackson’s loyal publicist, Stuart Backerman, was not. Friedman contacted Muhammad on Sunday and he insisted, “We have not tried to recruit Michael. Nor has he expressed any interest in becoming a member of the Nation of Islam.” Read more.