Celebrity status carries its own risks and rewards, as Michael Jackson will discover during his trial.
One aspect of the risk/reward issue is the nature and stealth agenda of the potential jurors.
Michael Jackson returned to court yesterday, wearing black and giving a V for victory sign.
It seems that the "celebrity status" of this trial is already manifesting itself with regards the jury.
Normally, when selecting from a jury pool, you can expect a drop out rate of people who don't want to serve of around 75%. However, in this case, over half (176 out of 350 to date) have said that they are willing to sit on the jury for the next 6 months.
The key task, for both the defence and prosecution teams, will be to "weed out" those potential jurors with a hidden agenda; these are known as "stealth jurors".