Stella’s Column March 13, 2007 BY STELLA FOSTER Sun-Times Columnist THE SCOOP: My brilliant sister Jamie Foster Brown, publisher of Sister2Sister magazine, was the sole press person traveling in Tokyo with pop star Michael Jackson and his entourage — which included his mother, Katharine Jackson, and his three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket. Jamie, who like me hails from Englewood on the South Side, called this reporter from Japan and had this to say: “It has been amazing to see how people will risk life and limb darting in and out of traffic on foot to get a glimpse of Michael or to touch him. The fans in Japan literally inhale him,” Jamie said. “He is very accommodating … very happy, kissing and hugging folks and letting them hold him and hug him.” “The $3,500 per person ‘Fan Appreciation’ event brought out close to 400 folks, most of whom were corporate people with their children, and Michael took pictures with all of them,” said Jamie. “The drinks were free and the buffet dinner consisted of shrimp, chicken, beef, fish, veggies and a 12-foot long table full of Japanese desserts. “Complimentary tickets were provided to orphans, handicapped and physically challenged people. Michael went into the balcony to greet them all. “The following day, there was another fan appreciation event that was $150 per person that brought out around 1,000. Fans are even spending $500 or more a night just to be in the Four Seasons Hotel where he is staying,” Jamie said. On a fashion note, “Michael has been wearing Roberto Cavalli tailoredsuits,” she said. I asked about his kids and, according to Jamie, Michael is a very attentive dad and she is finding the kids to be very well-mannered. And when they are in public, he still covers their faces. Source: Sun Times

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