Michael Jackson couldn’t stand the heat and so he went some place hotter: Bahrain.
After he was found not guilty of child abuse and conspiracy charges in June, Jackson left his Neverland home in Santa Barbara County and went on a little jaunt to the Middle East with the three kiddies as a guest of the Prince of Bahrain. Apparently he liked the dry air and obsequious treatment so much he decided to stay.
Now, amid all kinds of rumors of drug abuse, drug trafficking, conversion to Islam, charges of anti-Semitism, financial uncertainty, a new $64mil lawsuit, a scathing broadside book from Diane Dimond, and a benefit single for Hurricane Katrina victims that doesn’t seem to be getting finished, the erstwhile King of Pop bakes in the desert.
We are covering his, um, moves:
Michael Jackson To Be Mixed and Mashed By 50 Cent’s G-Unit
It’ll be like the video for “Beat It.”
Posted to Music by Eric Olsen on April 26, 2006 03:51 PM
Michael Jackson, In Exile, Restructures Finances
Neverland shuttered, deal with Sony reduces former King of Pop’s share of the Beatles’ publishing catalog.
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 15, 2006 02:21 PM
Pop Culture Update 3/4/06
Curious and smoking monkeys. Air guitar championships and piano-back dogs. The latest on Michael Jackson and his “wife”.
Posted to Culture by Patfish on March 4, 2006 04:51 PM
Single Review: Human Nature Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson’s Human Nature is the cornerstone of his career.
Posted to Music by Matthew Milam on March 2, 2006 03:12 AM
Michael Jackson Sued for Animal Husbandry Support
Neverland vet sues Jacko for unpaid bills
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on January 8, 2006 01:54 PM
Michael Jackson: Converts to Islam, Reportedly Says, Jews Are ‘Leeches’
Well, the King of Pop is soon to be a Muslim living in Bahrain. At least that’s the story coming out of that small kingdom today.
Posted to Culture by Bird of Paradise on November 26, 2005 01:35 PM
Next Week in the Bookstore: Questions of Love for Michael Jackson, Frank McCourt and Alex Cross
There may be only four new books this week, but there’s still plenty to generate excitement.
Posted to Books by DrPat on November 9, 2005 10:15 AM
Michael Jackson’s Hurricane Song Nearing Completion
Sheik Michael Jackson’s spokesperson says he has been indeed rocking the casbah from his new home in Bahrain, and that his new Hurricane Karina relief song will be released this month with contributions from twelve other stars. Jakckson is using global…
Posted to Music by Eric Olsen on November 5, 2005 11:13 AM
Pop Culture Update 11/4/05
Courtney Love Abandons Dog & Lawyers; Sharif Guilty of Hate Crime. What’s up with Michael Jackson? MORE…
Posted to Culture by Patfish on November 4, 2005 05:56 AM
Michael Jackson Forsakes Neverland
What do you do when the legal strictures and social norms of your homeland don’t coincide with your own? If you have the resources — as for example, Michael Jackson, might — you pick up and leave. Yesterday, Thomas A. Mesereau…
Posted to Music by Eric Olsen on October 21, 2005 09:08 AM
Michael Jackson to Record Katrina Relief Song
Every disaster needs a theme song; big disasters call for big egos; or, in a much less cynical vein, artists turn to art when they feel compelled by circumstances to give of themselves. Either way, new Persian Gulf resident Michael…
Posted to Music by Eric Olsen on September 6, 2005 05:52 PM
Michael Jackson At Home in the Desert
Michael Jackson appears to have found aid and comfort in the Middle East. Jackson bugged out for Bahrain following his acquittal on child abuse and other charges in June, and sidestepped over to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on August 30, 2005 12:52 PM
Michael Jackson Heads for the Gulf
Where would you go in mid-summer if the sun of temperate Santa Barbara was too much for your delicate dermis to endure? If you’re Michael Jackson, you’d head for the absolute monarchy of Bahrain (a group…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on June 30, 2005 02:59 PM