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Idol to repeat Michael Jackson theme show Monday, Idols Twitter about MJ

Fox, for the first time, will air a repeat of “American Idol.” It will re-air season eight’s Michael Jackson themed edition on Monday from 8 to 10 p.m. As a recall, here were the performances that week:

Lil Rounds – “The Way You Make Me Feel” (Michael Jackson)
Scott MacIntyre – “Keep the Faith” (Michael Jackson)
Danny Gokey – “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” (Michael Jackson)
Michael Sarver – “You Are Not Alone” (Michael Jackson)
Jasmine Murray – “I’ll Be There” (The Jackson 5)
Kris Allen – “Remember the Time” (Michael Jackson)
Allison Iraheta – “Give In to Me” (Michael Jackson)
Anoop Desai – “Beat It” (Michael Jackson)
Jorge Núñez – “Never Can Say Goodbye” (The Jackson 5)
Megan Joy – “Rockin’ Robin” (Michael Jackson)
Adam Lambert – “Black or White” (Michael Jackson)
Matt Giraud – “Human Nature” (Michael Jackson)
Alexis Grace – “Dirty Diana” (Michael Jackson)

MJ, that workhorse, compiled more than 30 comments about MJ by various Idols off Twitter.

Here are a few:

Anoop Desai: Michael Jackson was one of my first musical influences, and I am reeling from his loss. The man epitomized pop music

Chikezie: Tender love and care… MJ, the vultures did NOT win, you will live on. R.I.P.

Kris Allen: This is one of those moments in time you will never forget

Chris Richardson: Tears falling everywhere right how… My idol gone. Michael Jackson thank you for making me fall in love with music…

Michael Sarver: The news of Michael Jackson has sucked the life out of the idol rehearsals. I am shocked and stunned.

Matt Giraud: I’m sending out my prayers and thoughts to my biggest musical influence, Michael Jackson. A true inspiration.

-Adam Lambert is none too pleased with the release of some of his older work. His latest statement:

Last Friday I was surprised to find out that songs I recorded back in 2005 were being released. Since then I discovered the entire track listing, revealed online today. I was shocked to learn that songwriting demos of songs that I co-wrote and recorded over the past few years may be released in an album. Like a rough draft that a writer does before finishing a book, I did not intend my work on these demos to be heard by the public. I was unaware that anyone intended to release these recordings until I heard about it in the press, and I’m very disappointed by this entire situation.

Check out a rehearsal of the “Idols Live” group sing of “Don’t Stop Believin’ ”

109 comments Add your comment

Mike S

June 26th, 2009
8:11 am

Good morning everyone.

I must admit to being very meloncholy today. Ihave lost three huge pieces of my childhood this week, and it truly has me very introspective this morning. BEing only 2 years younger than Michael Jackson has really made me look at my own mortality, I guess that happens when one just drops dead like that.

Anyway I found this article really hits home – a whiole generation has lost 2 (and I say 3) of it’s icons this week. I am not so sure I would call them heroes as the article does, but still I think this article is a masterpiece in some ways:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529126,00.html

As I look back this is what I see and am feeling:
Ed McMahon was the man who put me to sleep every night as he Hiyoed his way through my teen years.
Farrah Fawcett was the woman who fueled my hormone driven teenage dreams as she smiled down at me from my bedroom wall.
And Michael Jackson was the soundtrack to those years.

I truly feel like a part of me has died along with them.

Nana

June 26th, 2009
8:30 am

I posted this on the revious thread for those who didn’t see it.

In Memory of Farrah Fawcet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8sWwFIFlK8

Why did she have to go
So young I just don’t know why
Things happen half the time
Without reason without rhyme
Lovely, sweet young woman
Daughter, wife and mother
Makes no sense to me
I just have to believe

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she’s smiling saying
Don’t worry ’bout me

Loved ones she left behind
Just trying to survive
And understand the why
Feeling so lost inside
Anger shot straight at God
Then asking for His love
Empty with disbelief
Just hoping that maybe

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she’s smiling saying
Don’t worry ’bout me

It’s hard to say goodbye
Her picture in my mind
Will always be of times I’ll cherish
And I won’t cry ’cause

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she’s smiling saying
Don’t worry ’bout me
Don’t worry ’bout me
Don`t worry ’bout me

Nana

June 26th, 2009
8:33 am

Again, this was posted the previous thread.

In Memory of Michael Jackson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xs9OQHpwDE

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed

‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about strike
You know it’s thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

You hear the door slam and realize there’s nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination, girl!
But all the while you hear the creature creeping up behind
You’re out of time

‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain’t no second chance against the thing with forty eyes, girl
Thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

Night creatures calling, the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There’s no escaping the jaws of the alien this time
(They’re open wide)
This is the end of your life

They’re out to get you, there’s demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
All through the night I’ll save you from the terror on the screen
I’ll make you see

That this is thriller, thriller night
‘Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a
Killer, diller, chiller, thriller here tonight

‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
Thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller, ow!

(I’m gonna thrill ya tonight)
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’alls neighborhood

I’m gonna thrill ya tonight, ooh baby
I’m gonna thrill ya tonight, oh darlin’
Thriller night, baby, ooh!

The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom

And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller

KPH

June 26th, 2009
8:33 am

Michael Jackson was a tremendous talent no doubt about that and I hate to sound cold hearted but he was also a pedophile which dulled his shining star to a dim light in my eyes.

DX

June 26th, 2009
8:41 am

A jury found Michael NOT GUILTY, he was an easy target for opportunists. A gentle soul who chose his battles carefully, there was no way he could recover from these allegations , a no win situation. Shame on you KPH.

Bubbles

June 26th, 2009
8:56 am

Once again we’ll go through the same thing we had to go through when Anna Nicole Smith died. A year ago no one wanted to work with MJ and when you said his name the first thing that came to mind was that he was a man that probably enjoyed having sex with young boys. Now we have all these co called celebrities who, through their press agents, are issuing their condolences to a man they thought was career poison just a few short months ago. He’s another celebrity and at least this time, one that had some valid talent, who abused their body with drugs and surrounded themself with scab like people that would sell their own mother to hell for money and fame. I can’t begin to imagine the circus the family will create around his death and how they can make a fast buck. When was the last time Tito had a hit? They lived off the MJ legacy and now it’s up for grabs. I dread the next two weeks of the media we’ll have to endure.

Deirdre

June 26th, 2009
9:00 am

Michael Jackson, as I’ve said before, seemed to have been 2 different people.

One we loved and one we didn’t.

It seems odd that we can point to 3 different American icons who had tremendous success then tumbled into a strange world.

Howard Hughes, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson all became symbols of success based on true talent and innovation, then came to the end of their lives while living in a swampland of their own eccentricities.

The Michael Jackson I loved began to disappear in the mid-nineties. What emerged was a bizarre man/child who had succumbed to his own insecurities and foibles. The bizarre nature of his way of living, the child molestation accusations which, although not proven in a court of law, were all but confirmed by the huge payments Michael made to his accuser, and his intense aversion to media attention while all the while, demanding it, made Michael into the eccentric he had become.

Only an overwhelming respect for his previous work kept the media and the public from vilifying him outright.

supernes

June 26th, 2009
9:00 am

Why does Rodney always credit MJ for her work and then take other’s stuff like the LA Times video w/o giving them proper credit?

Mercedes S.

June 26th, 2009
9:01 am

Yes, it’s true a jury found Michael Jackson not guilty, just as a jury found OJ Simpson not guilty. Celebrities are seldom found guilty. Only one I can think of in recent memory is Phil Spector who was found guilty of murdering an actress, and that conviction came six years after he killed the woman.

And MJ did pay 20 or if it was 25 million dollars to keep another kid from talking to a jury.

Look forward to the re-airing of the MJ tribute on Idol. Oddly, when I first heard about his death, the song that popped into my head was Adam Lambert’s “Black or White”.

Rickster

June 26th, 2009
9:02 am

I agree – to a certain extent – with Bubbles. Listening to celebs (like Joe Pesci and “Ginuwine” calling in to shows to share their feelings. Bigmouth Al Sharpton holding a press conference outside the Apollo Theater. It’s sickening how so many people use the death of someone to get face time.

I’m glad that shows like “Entertainment Tonight” had already produced their shows – that gave Farrah the coverage she deserved.

Mike S

June 26th, 2009
9:02 am

I think he does just to annoy you supernes.

KPH

June 26th, 2009
9:04 am

An innocent man does not pay out TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS to shut someone up and I feel no shame in my ability to see through a cover up. Believe what you want DX I know I will. :-)

American Mother

June 26th, 2009
9:13 am

My comment failed and I am not writing it all again, just Hey back to Deidre and RIP Farrah and Jacko………………

Peace!! AM

CCM

June 26th, 2009
9:14 am

All of you are SAD. A son is dead. A faA man is dead. ther is dead. A brother is dead. A uncle is dead. A friend is dead.
Have a heart for the FAMILY.

CCM

June 26th, 2009
9:17 am

We lost 3 GREAT PEOPLE in my history this week & for that I am truly & deeply SADDEN.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

June 26th, 2009
9:23 am

Okay. I agree with Deirdre. I didn’t ever really like Michael Jackson much — wasn’t much of a fan of him as a young performer– the J5 weren’t my cuppa tea, as it were, and wasn’t much of a fan of the video michael era — recognized the innovation and creativity, and found a couple of them extremely entertaining from the dancing perspective. Didn’t hate him then, just didn’t care for him — but i DID recognize he was a moving force in the industry. His foibles of later years i abhored — “guilty” verdict or “not guilty” verdict there were too many questions left unanswered. and waaaay too many public “weird things” happening (the towel over the baby’s head, the baby on/off/over the balcony, stuff like that)

Having said that, there’s NO reason to either HATE on Michael OR to hero-worship him, imho. He was a talented performer, obviously creative, daring in ways no one thought of BEING daring (professionally) at a time when the industry DESPARATELY needed innovation.

I think, given that he’s now gone to meet his Maker, who will be the only judge that ultimately counts, and to whom a lie is transparent and the truth solid, we can “not speak ill of the dead” and let him slip away into that dark night…

and supernes i’m not even sure what you’re talking about not giving credit but obviously you only care about trying to stir up negativity — why bother?

Mercedes S.

June 26th, 2009
9:30 am

Isn’t it funny how the (television) media have such a hard time keeping more than one ball in the air. Farah Fawcett’s death trumps the SC gov scandal, MJ’s death trumps Farrah’s. And nobody remembers the brave Iranians fighting their crooked regime anymore.

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June 26th, 2009
9:31 am

Will the autopsy show how much of his body was made up of man-made materials?

R.I.P. Jacko….and keep your hands off the little boys, wherever you are now.

Lara

June 26th, 2009
9:40 am

“Once upon a time there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And they were each assigned very hazardous duties. But I took them away from all that. And now they work for me. My name is Charlie.”

Nana

June 26th, 2009
9:42 am

Even though some people were not MJ fans, me included, I hated to hear of his passing. No one can take away what a consummate entertainer he was. It’s a shame that his life became in shambles and he lived the way he did. But, I honestly think he made some bad choices that resulted in his lifestyle. As someone stated above, his family will use his death to capitalize on wealth, I find that a bunch of crock. His children lost their father, his siblngs lost a brother and he was lost as a son (not sure if his parents are still living). The wealth his family will receive from his death is the fact he was FAMILY and they loved him, regardless. Love is supposed to be unconditional. Any death is tragic, so one must accept and deal with it the best way possible for them. My heart breaks for his children and family, as the hardest part5 is yet to come. Trust me on that, I’ve been there on more than occassion.

Deirdre

June 26th, 2009
9:52 am

Lara…nice! :-)

I always think of Farrah in a movie called Small Sacrifices in which she played a real life woman who had murdered her children because her boyfriend didn’t want kids. She was chilling and wonderful in that role.

nik

June 26th, 2009
9:58 am

it’s like princess diana all over again. i will never forget where i was when i heard the news. farrah and ed were a shock too.

nik

June 26th, 2009
10:00 am

R.I.P. Jacko….and keep your hands off the little boys, wherever you are now.
————————————————————————
totally unneccessary, dumb dumb

KPH

June 26th, 2009
10:05 am

The live group sing of dont stop was aheemm… not very good.

CoastDawg

June 26th, 2009
10:07 am

Over the past month or so I’ve made visits to funeral homes for three of my friends and missed the wake for a couple more. The world did not stop nor even mourn their passings, yet they contributed to the world just like Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson and they will be missed by family and friends just as these three “icons” in show business. Through fault of their own, these three became bigger than life in the eyes of some but in the end they all passed through death’s door as we all must do. It is not my intent to lessen the impact that these three people had on the world but it IS my intent to help us all recognize that our families and friends should have the same impact on us personally. Show your love today to those in your life, maybe even some that have no idea of the impact they are having on your life. Prepare yourself for your own trip through death’s door and be certain that you’ve done all you need to do to reach heaven’s destination. Rest in peace Ed, Farrah, and Michael. Your mortality brings to mind the fact that we are all the same on the human scale.

CoastDawg

June 26th, 2009
10:09 am

“Through fault of their own” should have read through NO fault of their own….The editor let me down . .

CoastDawg

June 26th, 2009
10:11 am

Oh and as for the comment regarding the rehearsal song not being all that good, it is a REHEARSAL, designed to see how it did sound and to make improvements before they hit the road. Michael Sarver’s twitter lets everyone know just how much time is being spent in the rehearsal before the American Idol tour hits the road.

Deirdre

June 26th, 2009
10:12 am

CoastDawg…our family and friends DO have the same impact on us personally…they are not nationally known so they don’t get recognition.

When my dad died, I didn’t come on the blog expecting everyone to mourn his death, sing his praises, and collect their memories of him…they had no memories of him.

Please don’t think that, because everyone this side of East Podunk Junction knows and remembers, Michael, Farrah and Ed that it somehow diminishes the passing of loved ones.

Nana

June 26th, 2009
10:13 am

Well said CoastDawg. The bottom line is that they ALL had family that will miss until they leave this world and travel into worlds unknown to living men.

Deirdre, FF was also good in the Burning Bed. I saw both of those movies and she played a heck a part. She was a better actress than she was given credit for.

Rickster

June 26th, 2009
10:23 am

Why should the group sing of “Don’t Stop Believing” be any good. Pretty much every group sing of the season stunk!

Loraine

June 26th, 2009
10:33 am

It should have been Michael VICK instead of Michael JACKSON.

JTesla

June 26th, 2009
10:35 am

To borrow a bit from Shakespeare ‘I come to bury Michael Jackson, not to praise him’

Deirdre

June 26th, 2009
10:42 am

Deirdre

June 26th, 2009
10:48 am

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

June 26th, 2009
11:00 am

and they call US “haters” good grief… if you can’t say something nice, just don’t BOTHER, aliens!!! what makes you think YOU are so wonderful and special and perfect that you have a right to diss on someone, especially once they’re dead!!!!!

idolblogwatcher

June 26th, 2009
11:07 am

Thanks for your words CoastDawg. We must all treasure our family members and friends and tell them often how much we love them.

Fond memories of the 3 entertainers: How I couldn’t wait to watch Star Search and see the talent and how great of a host Ed McMahon was. And who didn’t want to be one of Charlie’s Angels? Farrah, Jacqueline and Kate were “It”! My husband said last night that he use to go over to a friends house when he was younger just to look at Farrah’s poster on his wall because he couldn’t afford to buy one. I also remember my first Jackson 5 concert and screaming my head off. You couldn’t tell me I wasn’t going to marry Marlon Jackson!

Michael was a music icon that has influenced so many artists of today. I didn’t realize his library of music until I listened to so many Atl radio stations as they pay tribute. One song I think that is so beautiful is “Gone Too Soon” that he wrote as and dedicated to Ryan White, the young victim of Aids that he befriended prior to his death. Here is the link to the video when Michael sang it at a Clinton Gala in 1992: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0mcxmCGetI

Thoughts and prayers to families of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.

Independent thinker

June 26th, 2009
11:08 am

My mom and dad both passed away last year…people, pay more attention to your families, and not these celebrities. Your life will have some meaning and be much fuller.

Deirdre

June 26th, 2009
11:11 am

Great comment on another site:

Tonight, Johnny and ED welcome Farrah and Jacko as their guests!

Deirdre

June 26th, 2009
11:12 am

Independent thinker…what makes you think that we don’t? One does not preclude the other.

Deirdre

June 26th, 2009
11:15 am

Thanks for the link, ibw. Lovely.

Julie

June 26th, 2009
11:32 am

The world now has one less freak. It’s amazing how so many people put Jacko up on a pedestal. Good riddance!

Mercedes S.

June 26th, 2009
11:33 am

Nice tribute to Farrah in the New York times, “A Sex Symbol Who Aimed Higher”. Alessandra Stanley goes beyond the hair and the poster and praises FF because she “kept trying, and that’s more than can be said of many of today’s fading stars who coast on surgically preserved looks, cable reality shows and the culture’s insatiable hunger for celebrity abasement.”
STanley ends by writing, “Not all her performances will stand the test of time, but what is worth remembering is how hard Farrah Fawcett tried.”

JTesla

June 26th, 2009
11:44 am

You seem like you are such a nice person Julie, I’m thinking the world will be a better place when you are gone too.

idolblogwatcher

June 26th, 2009
11:49 am

You’re welcome Deirdre. There are so many great videos out there. A lot of industry and noting that Michael’s videos were the first that were like movies. On SYTYCD last night Nigel said some great things about all 3 entertainers and also pointed out how great of a dancer Michael was. In the “Remember the Time” video he was doing a form of Bollywood dance before it was popular.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

June 26th, 2009
11:57 am

IBW i was impressed last night with Nigel’s tribute to each, and especially how he recognized MJ’s talent and contribution without getting into the sleazy side of michael’s life — whether it was true or not, it got sleazy, but that’s not what we celebrate when someone dies, right? we celebrate the good, and are quietly (or should be quietly) glad any bad is now gone. SOmetimes people are so freaking COLD.

Nana

June 26th, 2009
12:04 pm

Julie – what a awful thing to say!!!! Some of you so call people never fail to amaze me with your crude and rude remarks. Just because you don’t like someone, that is no reason to disrespect them, especailly after they have passed from this world. I only hope that when you leave this world, some crude and rude person will overlook your flaws (and believe me we all have them) and be sadden by your death. Such impression you make.

Nana

June 26th, 2009
12:08 pm

IBW, I too saw and heard what Nigel said last night about all three deaths. No matter who dies, whether we know them or not, it is always a sad time and I for one, grieve for the family’s lost. A death takes away and leaves a emptyness that can’t be filled.

KPH

June 26th, 2009
12:11 pm

Her is a great little tribute video to Farrah and the way I want to remember her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh_v8IIRk2s

idolblogwatcher

June 26th, 2009
12:14 pm

Linny, my daughter who is a dancer recalled routines and solos that dancers from her studio had performed and so many others she had seen in competitions that were to Michael Jackson’s songs. Basically that’s how she and many from her age group were introduced to his music.

Everyone has their opinion, and yes some people are COLD. I just hope those who have such negative and cruel things to say…well you know what they say about people who live in glass houses…

KPH

June 26th, 2009
12:17 pm

I hope that MJ made peace with God before his untimely death and that his soul will rest in peace. I think Farrah did and she is in heaven now and I hope the same for Ed. The lord takes us when he is ready and this week was an example. One elderly one sick and one shockingly. May they all RIP.

Nana

June 26th, 2009
12:17 pm

Thanks for the tribute KPH. No doubt about it, Farrah was a very pretty lady.

CCCC

June 26th, 2009
12:30 pm

So Idol’s going to reair the jackson show,
well that’s no surprise, Anything to push that summer tour.
Gotta keep that cash flow coming.
even if it means using someones death as an excuse,
Enjoy America Enjoy,
By the way I am sorry to hear about his death.

Steve

June 26th, 2009
1:00 pm

I bet MJ would have liked to hear all these nice things the publicity seeking people who probably wouldn’t return a phone call to MJ a year ago, are going out of their way to say now in the news. I can’t imagine what a three ring circus his death will turn into and the family fighting we’ll see once the smoke clears and the dust settles. The Jacksons will make the King family siblings look like they’re all in agreement over everything when in reality, they won’t be able to count the knives in their backs.

KPH

June 26th, 2009
1:06 pm

You’re welcome Nana.

CCM

June 26th, 2009
1:32 pm

I will Pray for you Julie because you really need it. Also everybody his name is Michael.

Judy

June 26th, 2009
2:07 pm

I have no desire to see entire show, just Matt, Kris and (put down the drinks)Adam. I might want to see how Sarver did; he was my other underdog favorite. Anoop was horrible in my opinion doing Beat it, so no way do I want to see that again. Megan’s quirky dance was cute when she sang Rockin’ Robin, but I can pass on that too.

Rickster

June 26th, 2009
2:13 pm

One thing that I don’t understand is the media and who they seek reaction from. Music stars that were inspired by or worked with Michael I can understand. Media hogs like Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton? Huh? And why would coverage of Michael’s death be incomplete until we heard from Shirley Franklin?

I’m surprised the Washington press corps hasn’t pressed Robert Gibbs for a statement from PresBO.

Get real folks!

I never much cared for Michael Jackson – I was a Springsteen fan. I thought Farrah was overrated – Kate Jackson was my favorite “angel.” So the passing of Farrah & Michael do not really affect me.

But I’m saddened for their loved ones. Loss is loss – no matter how famous or anonymous the person is. Their families are suffering. Let them grieve their loss in peace.

Julie

June 26th, 2009
2:16 pm

JTesla – same to you too. Nana – learn to spell. Just stating my opinion – if you don’t like it, too bad. He was a freak and that’s the bottom line. Admit it everyone. Yes he was talented, but a freak nevertheless. Oh, and big surprise – drugs may be involved. Shocked, I tell ya, just shocked!!

JTesla

June 26th, 2009
2:25 pm

Julie, let me borrow from you… “Just stating my opinion – if you don’t like it, too bad.” Oh and you might want to learn some proper grammar before you go around dishing out advice.

Rickster, we can both agree on Kate Jackson!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

June 26th, 2009
2:28 pm

Julie, in plain and simple language that you can understand, spellchecked since that seems important to you, may I say, you don’t need to be a beyotch here! Good grief, woman! You get the same respect you show others — i.e., in your case today, very little! Perhaps you will have a better day in the future; one can only hope.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

June 26th, 2009
2:30 pm

JT, Rick, i agree, Kate was the best overall of the 3 original angels — I liked Jacqueline Smith, and i loved Cheryl Ladd when she came on board to replace Farrah. But I liked Farrah okay. It was a fun show all around, IMHO.

Nana

June 26th, 2009
2:32 pm

Julie, so I didn’t spell a word correctly. Big freaking deal. At least I have a heart and feelings for others, which appartenly YOU my friend do not.

I was taught to respect others no matter what. People like you turn my stomach thinking you are so high and mighty. An old saying, “You can’t fly so high to where your wings can’t be clipped. The fall is fast and hard.”

As I stated before, I hope that when you die, no one will be able to say anything negative about you. That ALL your flaws will not come to light. May you R I P little Miss Perfect!!!!!

Rickster

June 26th, 2009
2:45 pm

A candid Lisa Marie Presley is writing about the death of her former
husband, music legend Michael Jackson, who she says once questioned her
about the circumstances surrounding the death of her iconic father, Elvis
Presley. Lisa Marie also defends her former marriage to Jackson, and likens
his passing to that of her father’s.

Lisa Marie recalls her conversation with Michael on her MySpace.com blog,
writing:

“At some point he paused, he stared at me very intensely and he stated with
an almost calm certainty, ‘I am afraid that I am going to end up like him,
the way he did.’ I promptly tried to deter him from the idea, at which point
he just shrugged his shoulders and nodded almost matter of fact as if to let
me know, he knew what he knew and that was kind of that.”

Lisa Marie goes on to write about her pain upon hearing the news, and
declares that her marriage with Jackson was not “a sham,” and she likens the
tragic news to the loss of her father in 1977:

“A predicted ending by him, by loved ones and by me, but what I didn’t
predict was how much it was going to hurt when it finally happened. The
person I failed to help is being transferred right now to the LA County
Coroners office for his Autopsy. All of my indifference and detachment that
I worked so hard to achieve over the years has just gone into the bowels of
hell and right now I am gutted. I am going to say now what I have never said
before because I want the truth out there for once. Our relationship was not
‘a sham’ as is being reported in the press. It was an unusual relationship
yes, where two unusual people who did not live or know a “Normal life” found
a connection, perhaps with some suspect timing on his part. Nonetheless, I
do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very
much. I wanted to ’save him.’ I wanted to save him from the inevitable which
is what has just happened. His family and his loved ones also wanted to save
him from this as well but didn’t know how and this was 14 years ago. We all
worried that this would be the outcome then. At that time, in trying to save
him, I almost lost myself. He was an incredibly dynamic force and power that
was not to be underestimated. When he used it for something good, It was the
best and when he used it for something bad, It was really, REALLY bad.
Mediocrity was not a concept that would even for a second enter Michael
Jackson’s being or actions. I became very ill and emotionally/ spiritually
exhausted in my quest to save him from certain self-destructive behavior and
from the awful vampires and leeches he would always manage to magnetize
around him. I was in over my head while trying. I had my children to care
for, I had to make a decision. The hardest decision I have ever had to make,
which was to walk away and let his fate have him, even though I desperately
loved him and tried to stop or reverse it somehow.

“After the divorce, I spent a few years obsessing about him and what I could
have done different, in regret. Then I spent some angry years at the whole
situation. At some point, I truly became Indifferent, until now. As I sit
here overwhelmed with sadness, reflection and confusion at what was my
biggest failure to date, watching on the news almost play by play.

“The exact scenario I saw happen on August 16th, 1977 happening again right
now with Michael (A sight I never wanted to see again) just as he predicted,
I am truly, truly gutted. Any ill experience or words I have felt towards
him in the past has just died inside of me along with him. He was an amazing
person and I am lucky to have gotten as close to him as I did and to have
had the many experiences and years that we had together. I desperately hope
that he can be relieved from his pain, pressure and turmoil now. He deserves
to be free from all of that and I hope he is in a better place or will be. I
also hope that anyone else who feels they have failed to help him can be set
free because he hopefully finally is. The World is in shock but somehow he
knew exactly how his fate would be played out some day more than anyone else
knew, and he was right. I really needed to say this right now, thanks for
listening.”

Nana

June 26th, 2009
2:47 pm

Think I will call it a day and week and head home. Everyone have a great weekend and enjoy the beauty that we have been given.

Be safe, be happy and remember to keep a song in your heart, a smile on your face and a tap in your toes. All these makes life better.

Be careful when travelng on the roads and highways.

I will check in when I get home to see what’s new here.

Bye for now.

idolblogwatcher

June 26th, 2009
3:03 pm

I found this from Andrea on another AccessAtlanta blog…and I say AMEN to her comments! This is for all of those who have a habit of judging:

“Unless your name is J-E-S-U-S and your father’s name is G-O-D then you have no authority to judge anyone. Once a person has left this earth they deserve peace not more drama. Those of you who continue to disrespect the dead are blatantly demonstrating the blackness of your heart and soul. Leave the dead alone they can do no harm!” …Thanks Andrea!

Nana

June 26th, 2009
3:05 pm

Rickster – Thank you for the report from LMP. I’m sure this has brought terrible feelings again to her.

I know I said I was gone, but I really am now.

Rickster

June 26th, 2009
3:07 pm

To borrow a phrase from a previous LA media circus… “Can’t we all just get along?” (Rodney King)

JTesla

June 26th, 2009
3:07 pm

“Leave the dead alone they can do no harm”

Andrea obviously didn’t watch the Thriller video very carefully.

JTesla

June 26th, 2009
3:15 pm

OMG Michael Jackson is going to start the zombie apocalypse!

Rickster

June 26th, 2009
3:24 pm

JT: The dead can do no harm. It’s when they come back to life that they cause trouble!

KPH

June 26th, 2009
3:28 pm

Yes Kate is a beautiful lady also so is Jacquline and Cheryl.

Steve

June 26th, 2009
3:31 pm

It’s funny to hear people agree that there shouldn’t be any ‘drama’ over MJ’s death. Can you begin to even imagine the drama his funeral and what all that we’ll endure before the funeral, will involve. I bet they don’t bury him until August. He’ll go on tour, dead, if the family figures out how to make a buck off of it. It’ll make the family of James Brown look like fine textbook examples of how to conduct yourself afer the only person in your family who has a job dies. You have not seen the drama that’s about to unfold in the next week or so. I’m having a vision of a gold lame coffin and a 400 piece choir and dancing midgets riding unicorns….and thats just the opening act, not the final show.

Rickster

June 26th, 2009
3:56 pm

Getting back to the topic of the blog… it’ll be rather poignant when we see Jorge’ sing “Never Can Say Goodbye” now that Michael actually has.

blkshepherd

June 26th, 2009
7:44 pm

I honestly couldnt believe my ears when a friend called me and told me the news of the death of michael jackson on my way to the barber.i didnt believe it until i saw breaking news while sitting stunned in the barber seat i wanted to cry but was so caught up in the monitor and in shock, i could barely breathe myself..when i got home after a few calls..still stunned and dry.until the radio played I want you back..then came the tears and ache heart.and it hurt bad too real bad. Instantly i was transported back to 13yrs old the year is 1969 and I am listening to the radio and on comes this 11yr old kid that performs like a man. I have yet to hear
any one(idol or other)tackle Who’s Loving You by the Jackson Five
and do it better than Michael. Michael actually OUT sang Smokey on his own compostion(the Mircales recorded Whos loving You first.Michael and the Jackson 5 Made it their own.
Fact is folks were so Stunned by Michaels performance especially that last falsetto note(Whos lovin You) that the world just Knew they were on
to something big happening right before their eyes, transforming(something he actually did in his older life, literally musically and physically)
Michael had Arrived and the world was never the same, and Its even more different now without him.
Love him or hate him he was a gift and made just as much of a influence on music as the Beatles and Elvis, except Michael Out sang and danced them all in his hey days LoL..Michael I love you, I miss you, Your pain and suffering and people Judging you are
Over, BUT, I WANT YOU BACK!:-( RIP little Lost Brother.

Harm

June 26th, 2009
9:46 pm

I haven’t been on here since the Michael news broke yesterday. I found myself listening to alot of Michael today, I couldn’t quit! Regardless of how you feel about him, just let him Rest In Peace!

None of us are in the posistion to pass judgement, we should make ourselves right before we face our own final judgement!

Neg wins, you lose

June 26th, 2009
10:22 pm

Jacko was one disturbed individual…hopefully he is at peace from his demons.

JTesla

June 27th, 2009
6:45 am

Have a great week everyone and a safe and Fourth of July. And for anyone looking at the time stamp on this post, I wasn’t kidding when I said I’m here 24/7! Remind me not to get a 7:11am flight again.

Deirdre

June 27th, 2009
7:18 am

JT….never get a flight earlier than 9am again!!!!

I hear that Perez Hilton stuck his foot in it….again!

Nana

June 27th, 2009
9:21 am

Good Morning.

Just got back from taking Memory to the groomer’s and thought I would sneak a peek.

JT if you read this, hope you have a very nice vacation and be sure your next flight is a later one.

Should be a quite weekend on here, so I will go now and do some house cleaning, Krogering, Walmarting, and laundry, then off to the ball fields to see my grandson play in the state baseball championship tournment in Stockbridge. Have a very busy day ahead of me.

Mercedes S.

June 27th, 2009
12:33 pm

Could this last, ugly misstep be the one that kills Perez Hilton’s blog? It would truly be a blessing.

Jill

June 27th, 2009
1:15 pm

I wish they’d somehow include David Cook’s version of Billie Jean, too…

Highlander

June 29th, 2009
12:39 am

First time I’ve had to check in since the death of MJ. Not really surprised at some of the vitriol I’ve read. Of course, there are others who are just as ready to grant him sainthood.

As for me, I’d like to remember Michael Jackson for the vast contributions he made to the music of our lives. I don’t think the soundtracks of our lives would be complete without at least some of his music.

Perhaps many more people will remember him that way rather than the 3-ring circus that followed in the later years. (Nice to think that way, anyway.)

Isn’t it amazing how many of our favorite artists have succumbed to one tragedy or another? For some, it was untimely accidents. For others, foolish addiction to drugs. For Michael, I believe it was a constant search for his lost childhood, which was both a curse and, for us (due to his musical genius), a blessing. And perhaps without the one (the lost childhood), we would never have had the other!?

Anyway, I think Neg said it best: “…hopefully he is at peace from his demons.” Amen to that!

Nana

June 29th, 2009
6:45 am

Good Morning to All…………….

Today’s Quote: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you won’t see the shadows.”

I hope and pray this week will be much better than last. We all need to remember the three that lost their lives last week with humble thoughts and prayers.

Deirdre

June 29th, 2009
7:55 am

Morning!

I’m actually still in shock about Billy Mays. It’s not that I’ll miss him screaming at me about one product or another, it’s that it was so unexpected!

Maybe we’ll be able to get back to talking about the Idols this week.

harriett

June 29th, 2009
8:17 am

Good morning all. Speaking of idols, I am back from watching one of mine in a fabulous concert in Kerrville, Texas!!

Deirdre

June 29th, 2009
8:31 am

Looking forward to hearing all about your trip, harriett!

harriett

June 29th, 2009
8:46 am

I will try not to bore you with too many details, D, and everyone, but it was just a wonderful trip and concert, too. Being a part of the fan club is special, because we are all treated as special by the artist and his family. I got to meet DB’s wife and three girls, which were featured in photos while he was on AGT. She is a beautiful person, both on the outside and the inside. The kids were all quite outgoing and entertaining themselves, and Donald’s mom and dad were there, too. They are both former Broadway artists with outstanding voices. Jane, Donald’s mom, was hoping to be on AGT this year, but she had to have her hip replaced and couldn’t make the Houston auditions. As I said, I won’t bore you with too much minutiae, but the actual concert consisted of seven pieces from different operas (with Donald in white tie and tails), then after intermission he was in the pop mode with “Unchained Melody,”(which was actually suggested he record by Simon Cowell), “Who Can I Turn To,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Nights in White Satin,” “Beyond the Sea,” and finally the best version (other than the original) of “A Change is Gonna Come,” I have ever heard. Enough, now. How’s everyone else? Sad weekend, otherwis.

Mike S

June 29th, 2009
9:24 am

Good Monday Morning bloggers. hope everyone had a good weekend.

Mine was pretty good. Got some projects around the house finished finally. Went and saw Transformers and Angels & Demons — both Awesome movies BTW. Transformers is non-stop action.

Cannot believe the news about Billy Mays.. wow. Interested to see what the autopsy shows – word is he was hit in the head by an overhead bin that popped open during a rough landing Saturday afternoon, complained of not feeling good later that night, and never woke up.

I do have to admit that at 48 and seeing two 50 year olds just basically drop dead this past week has me thinking of my own mortality. MJ is explainable now due to his drug usage, etc; it would be a little comforting to know that Billy’s death may have been accidental.

IN IDOL news, Syesha Mercado has been signed to play the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway revival of Dreamgirls. GOOD JOB SY!

Nana

June 29th, 2009
9:33 am

I’m with Deirdre on missing Billy Hayes to see what product he would have promoted next. A hit on the head, no matter how light or hard, can be a tragedy.

harriett, sounds like you had a great time. Still jealous….(grinning).

Deirdre

June 29th, 2009
10:09 am

Mike…I’d heard that Syesha was doing a tour of Dreamgirls…not a Broadway revival. Maybe my source was wrong. If she’s made it to Broadway..that’s terrific!

harriett, Donald’s concert sounds wonderful. so glad that you had a good time.

Woodpappy

June 29th, 2009
10:24 am

Morning everyone. Don’t know about you guys elsewhere, but it has been unbearably HOT AS HELL her in JawJa!

harriett

June 29th, 2009
10:27 am

In Kerrville and San Antonio, TX over the weekend it was 102-104 degrees! I came home not minding 95 at all.

Woodpappy

June 29th, 2009
11:01 am

YUK ! I don’t mind the heat so much as the HUMIDITY just sucks the energy out of ya.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

June 29th, 2009
11:03 am

95? only 95??? Woodpappy, i’m with you — it was so hot this weekend that i could only function, even indoors, for about half a hour at a time, then had to go cool off. best part was when i decided my poor azaleas HAD to have water, and decided to stand IN the spray instead of behind it, LOL. But i’m NOT going to lose another planting of the azaleas — three times before we’ve planted and lost due to heat/dry weather — thought we’d made it this time, they were doing great, then suddenly, all of them are wilting. But it felt great to act like a kid and play in the water from the garden hose! but Topsy decided she does NOT like being sprayed, LOL… she was fun to chase with the water!

Mercedes S.

June 29th, 2009
11:11 am

Wonderful news about Syesha… remember her well on Idol. Not only could she sing, she had a great attitude – and an unforgettable smile!

Woodpappy

June 29th, 2009
11:24 am

OH Linny, I “accidently” sprayed the grandkids when I was out watering. I felt so bad for them I sprayed myself too ! LOL

Woodpappy

June 29th, 2009
11:28 am

You know something that bugs me about the Michael Jackson death. His father is telling everyone who asks how he is coping, that Michael was the World’s Greatest this and that, blah blah blah. We all want to think that we or our children will be remembered after we are gone, but MJ’s Dad seems to be promoting his son instead of grieving for him. Creepy to me.

Mercedes S.

June 29th, 2009
11:45 am

While MJ’s body was still in the mortuary, his father and sister went to an awards show?

Deirdre

June 29th, 2009
1:17 pm

I’ve been running around today and still have more to do.

I agree with Wp and Mercedes about MJ’s dad. Last night he was on the BET red carpet promoting his own company! I’m starting to think that every bad thing I ever heard about him is true.

Deirdre

June 29th, 2009
1:30 pm

Does the blog look “different” to y’all today?