When It Rains, It Pours
It seems that Michael Jackson has more than just his forthcoming trial in Santa Maria to worry about.
I understand that Twentieth Century Fox has requested that a comedy called "Miss Cast Away", that contains a 10 minute appearance by Michael Jackson, be stopped. They allege that it parodies their own movie "Cast Away".
The director of "Miss Cast Away" and friend of Jackson, Bryan Michael Stoller, is reported to believe that the real reason for putting the "mockers on" his film is to avoid any association with Michael Jackson.
Fox deny this.
Whatever the reason, this brings home a salient point. In the entertainment business brand value, and image are everything. Without these assets you are worth "squat".