Michael Jackson issued a brief statement Tuesday regretting the death of one of his mentors, John H. Johnson.
Now the thing that caught the eye of the Jackson watchers was not so much the message, but the by line.
The message was signed by Raymone Bain, Jackson's erstwhile spokeswoman who had (according to Jackson's own website) been fired.
Now it seems she is back in favour at the "royal court", and has confirmed that she continues to work for Jackson.
The moods swings of celebrities are tricky to judge, and can have good and bad effects on the lives of those who are employed by them.