Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Monday night, “According to the tabloids, Michael Jackson now working out with an intensive weight lifting program. Well, he has to. Kids are heavier now.”
Michael Jackson In The Big Apple
March 26, 2006 – The New York Post reports Michael is in New York City to give a deposition in the $48 million lawsuit filed against him by Prescient Partners. Prescient claims it found more than $500 million in financing from Fortress Investments, headed by Damon Dash’s cousin Darien Dash, after Jacko promised them a 9 percent fee.
Scientologists To Buy Neverland?
March 25, 2006 – The National Enquirer reports that Tom Cruise has suggested that Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch be purchased and used as a Scientology retreat.
Jackson Closes Neverland
March 24, 2006 – David Spade joked during ‘The Showbiz Show’ news report on Thursday, “A spokesperson for Michael Jackson has announced the pop star’s 2600-acre ranch will be closed. It’s over 15 years old and Jackson isn’t attracted to it anymore.”
Chico Wants To Sample Jacko In ‘Billy Jean’ Remake
March 18, 2006 – ‘X Factor’ contestant Chico Slimani plans to cover Michael Jackson’s classic ‘Billy Jean’, and wants the King Of Pop to be sampled on the track. “How can he refuse? I’m the No.1 pop star now,” Chico asked. And of course cash-strapped Jackson could also use the money.
Jackson Upset Over Neverland Closing
March 18, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Yeah, Neverland Ranch officially closed its doors today. Yeah, kind of sad. Michael Jackson is pretty upset. He said he had a lot of fondling memories of the place. … Okay, now that it’s for sale, a lot of the neighbors are worried. You know, they’re afraid some weirdo might buy the place.”
First Episode Of ‘Black.White.’ Is Best
March 18, 2006 – Carson Daly joked during his ‘Last Call’ Tivo monologue on Thursday night, “There’s a new show on FX called ‘Black.White.’, where people go through hours of make-up to see how it feels to be a member of another race. The first episode’s supposed to be the best: Michael Jackson becomes a black person.”
Neverland Nevermore For Michael Jackson
March 16, 2006 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports Michael has shut down his Neverland Ranch for good. Employees were summoned to the ranch this afternoon in staggered groups, given back pay for 12 weeks through today. Additionally, Friedman was told the ranch had been shut down by the California Department of Labor. Read more.
Neverland Clamp Down
March 15, 2006 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Monday night, “The Neverland Ranch has been closed in California. Good to see them nip that in the bud.”