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Friday, November 23, 2012

Dear Gossips,

An edited version -- to account for television commercial breaks -- of Spike Lee’s Bad 25 was on last night, celebrating 25 years of Michael Jackson’s seminal album. I was 14 and we came home from school every day to watch the video countdown and it felt like the ones who were rising at the time were actually inventing music, as opposed to just playing it, which is what the previous generation said of their predecessors.  Read Full Intro

Worst of 2010: Chris Brown cries

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2010 13:01:09 December 10, 2010 13:01:09

It happened in June. Six months ago and it still makes me sick. Chris Brown performed an MJ Tribute at the BET Awards. Instead of properly honouring the legend, he decided to make the occasion all about Chris Brown, breaking down into tears during Man in the Mirror, too “overcome” with fake emotion/false remorse/self love to sing the words, sobbing instead into his microphone as fangirls lost their sh-t over his “realness” and other people choked on the fontrum. Full Story

John Legend’s face says it all

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 28, 2010 06:28:21 June 28, 2010 06:28:21

They panned to John Legend following Chris Brown’s tribute to Michael Jackson last night at the BET Awards. You know he was suppressing one giant eye roll. No doubt, Chris Brown is an electrifying performer. His imitation dancing was undeniably entertaining. His moves last night were totally mesmerising. Full Story

Madonna, MJ, and Miss Janet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 14, 2009 09:24:20 September 14, 2009 09:24:20

Lainey loves Madonna. So do I. But that speech? That speech, Madonna? The one that’s supposed to be about Michael Jackson, that you sorta hijacked and it became all about you? I get that she was drawing parallels between the two of them, since they are both icons, and that she was trying to relate herself to his life. Full Story

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Stephen King’s Tribute

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 1, 2009 08:10:00 July 1, 2009 08:10:00

There are so many pouring in (mostly on Twitter!?!!!!???) but this one so far is my favourite. Because I love Stephen King. He writes beautifully, dispassionately, and almost always captures the right tone. In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly – a special edition dedicated to MJ – King, who is a regular columnist for the magazine (and his columns are the BEST), remembers Michael: Sixteen years ago, the King of Pop called the king of horror with an idea: What if they paired up to make the scariest music video ever? “One day during preproduction, I was in on a conference call about the choreography, and Michael fell asleep. Full Story