In the July issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, Priscilla Presley revealed that Michael Jackson showed interest in her daughter Lisa Marie Presley back when she was married to Danny Keough. “Michael had an agenda,” Priscilla insisted. “He called me while I was still doing Dallas and asked to meet Lisa Marie. It was just when he was getting Neverland together. So Michael is calling, and I was a little bit suspicious… This fit into his big scheme. I mean Graceland … Neverland? King of Rock … King of Pop? You have to open your eyes.”
Jacko And Chris Tucker Heading To Chicago
June 8, 2003 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Michael Jackson is heading into the Windy City along with pal Chris Tucker on Monday to attend the National Cable Telecommunications Association conference. The pair will show support for a black cable TV start-up company called MBC, which will announce a deal with four main black college sports conferences to televise their games.
Michael Jackson’s Money Meltdown
June 8, 2003 – The New York Daily News has more info on Myung Ho Lee’s lawsuit against Michael and the singer’s mounting financial troubles. Lee’s lawyers alleged in documents filed in a Los Angeles court: “Michael Jackson was – and is – a ticking financial time bomb waiting to explode.” But Jackson family lawyer Brian Oxman disputes claims that Jacko is in financial crisis saying, “I see things that other people don’t see. I’m very close to this family. … I see no evidence of bankruptcy, no evidence of financial problems.”
Yoko Ono ‘Dumbfounded’ By Jacko
June 7, 2003 – Chaunce Hayden of Steppin’ Out magazine spoke with Yoko Ono and asked for her thoughts on Michael Jackson. “I’m dumbfounded by him,” Ono explained. “I have nothing to say. I just hope that one day he can find something positive in his life. It’s very hard for people in his position to survive well.” As for Jacko owning the Beatles’ publishing rights, Ono insisted, “That’s another misconception, in a way. He was with a company, but that company really owns the songs. But, of course, because his name is bigger than the company, people like to play that up. It’s more fun to talk about Michael Jackson than to name the actual company. It’s just not as interesting to talk about.”
Reduce Your Expenses Jacko!
June 5, 2003 – Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Tuesday night, “Attorneys for Michael Jackson say they are struggling to get Michael to reduce his expenses to avoid bankruptcy. Hey, it’s hard to fire a chimp on roller skates!”
No Dismissal In Jacko Case
June 3, 2003 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com says the wire services are confused on the item saying the judge said she would consider a motion made by Michael Jackson’s side in the case brought by Myung Ho Lee to dismiss the case along with a lot of other motions. Friedman says it is “standard procedure” and added, “There is little chance the case will not make it to trial.” Read more.
Joe Millionaire Teaming With Jacko On Parody Film
May 30, 2003 – Entertainment Tonight spoke with ‘Joe Millionaire’ Evan Marriott about his upcoming film project ‘Miss Cast Away’, a spoof on ‘Cast Away’ and ‘Miss Congeniality’. “I think it’s going to be interesting when the movie’s put together to see Michael Jackson and myself in the same project. That’s gonna be real freaky,” he tells ET.
Friedman On Houston & Jacko
May 30, 2003 – Roger Friedman has more news on Whitney Houston’s relationship with Warren Brown, the leader of the Black Hebrews Chicago branch, and Michael Jackson’s financial troubles, and Friedman’s bellyaching that he orginally broke the story last year. Read more.
‘What More Can I Give’ Video
May 30, 2003 – Contributed by elgato:
Many people who saw the Michael Jackson special that aired in many countries throughout the world were able to see a 10-15 second video clip of the making of his charity song ‘What More Can I Give.’ But now, a 3 minute video for that session has now surfaced on the internet. It shows singing and recording by Michael Jackson, Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, Boyz II Men, Carlos Santana, Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny’s Child, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Billy Gilman, Mya, Luther Vandross, Shakira, Reba McIntyre, Usher, Brian McKnight, Anastacia, Gloria Estefan, and *NSYNC. There are testimonies by Usher and Celine Dion. Watch it at YouTube.