Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009 from cardiac arrest. Hollywood has come out in force to support Michael Jackson family during this time of grief. Michael Jackson's global fan base is also expressing their sadness at the passing of King of Pop
According to event organizers, it’s been two years in the making, and earlier today (March 5) Michael Jackson took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to announce a 10-date run of concerts this summer.
The “Thriller” hitmaker sported a black military-style outfit as he addressed the crowd of thousands, expressing his love and thankfulness for their support. And then he made the announcement everyone was waiting to hear.
It looks like Britney Spears isn’t the only popstar with comeback fever- Michael Jackson is planning a massive return to the stage of epic proportions.
This Thursday (March 5) the “Billie Jean” singer will unveil his plan to reclaim his ‘King of Pop’ crown with a 30-date residency at London, England’s O2 Arena. It will be his first major string of concerts since 1996.
As we all know, celebrities commonly endorse their own products: TV shows, movies, apparel lines, even bottles of overpriced fragrances that smell like rubbing alcohol. But probably my favorite strain of celebrity endorsements, simply because I take an absurd amount of pleasure in eating (particularly around the holidays), is that related to the food and beverage industry.
Sometimes these endorsements are very literal, as in the case of a commercial or billboard, but other times they take shape in more subtle ways, such as a reoccurring storyline in a television series. With the holiday eating season upon us, I thought it’d be appropriate to take a look at some of the most memorable celebrity food endorsements, as components of larger trends, from the past 30 years.
Surveying the past 30 years, it’s clear that celebrity food endorsements were once significantly campier than they are today, no longer as wrought with clichés, overacting, and corny jokes. The celebrities in these endorsements hammed up every moment of their on-camera time, as though audiences would be at a complete loss without their comically exaggerated speech and actions. Oh yes, the 80s were a magical time.
A leader in campy food endorsements was the great Bill Cosby, whose love for Jell-o will not escape our memories anytime soon. Just thinking about his commercials makes me want to run to the market and buy some pudding pops.
It’s no secret that he’s been having financial problems for quite some time. And now Michael Jackson is set to appear in a British court next week to testify in a lawsuit filed by Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa.
According to the court documents, the Bahraini prince is owed $7 million in an unpaid loan. In addition, Jackson also reneged on a contract to record a new album and write an autobiography.