Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Mutual Admiration

Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama received an unexpected compliment, when he realised that Michael Jackson was attending a recent concert that Ragheb was holding in Bahrain.

It is reported that Jackson listened to the concert, and exchanged greetings with Ragheb after the show.

Jackson admired Ragheb's talent, and Ragheb told Jackson that he had hoped to have the opportunity to meet him. Ragheb described Jackson's music as a source of inspiration.

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Humourless One

Michael Jackson is currently displaying a distinct lack of humour by demanding an official apology from the editor and publisher of GQ, over the magazine publishing photos in its May issue of a Jackson double.

Jackson is also demanding that the magazines be pulled from news stands.

The magazine's offence?

In an article, "Where's Michael?", journalist Devin Friedman documents his attempts to find Jackson in Bahrain. He enlists the help of a Jackson double to illustrate his story. In one photo the double sits in a cinema, accompanied by a row of children. Another photo shows him standing in the desert wrapped in a black cover and headscarf, wearing a glittery white glove.

The GQ editor-in-chief dismissed Jackson's complaint, noting that is was obvious that the photos were satirical and that the magazine didn't have any intention to offend Jackson.

Jackson has, I would have thought, more important things to worry about and to devote his time to.