EW: Jackson Number Ones on Top Again… Sort of – MiniB #76

Michael Jackson has, again, outsold the #1 album on the Billboard 200 Chart. And, again, the King of Pop is making mince meat out of the current established system.

The “#1 album”  (you’d have to put that in quotes) belongs to Fabulous this past week. However, he’s only sold 99,000 copies. Jackson’s Number Ones sold 114,000 copies this past week.

Jackson’s Number Ones was also the #1 selling album last week as well.

Number Ones is older than 18 months, thus it doesn’t qualify to be listed on the Billboard 200 chart. Ridiculous.  However, the album has consistently outsold new releases from so-called ‘hot’ artists.


Leonard Rowe Fired by Jackson in May 2009 MiniB#75

Last night (July 20 2009) on CNN’s Larry King Live a concert promoter by the name of Leonard Rowe appeared on the show claiming to have a close relationship to Michael Jackson for 30 years. He also alleged Jackson didn’t want to do 50 shows in London and had no idea what his deal with AEG entailed.

He made a number of allegations which, regardless of whether they’re true or not, made him look irresponsible and dubious.

At some point apparently Rowe claimed to have been working for Jackson at the time of his death. However, a letter has surfaced showing the singer supposedly rethought letting Rowe into his inner circle.


CNN: Jackson Media Coverage Criticized – MiniB#74 UPDATE

{xtypo_dropcap}D{/xtypo_dropcap}espite the way their own network has participated in adding dubious allegations into the mix, a panel on Larry King Live last night criticized the media coverage surrounding Michael Jackson’s passing.

Those who complain about the amount of coverage given to Jackson’s death are missing the point. It is not the amount of coverage but rather the type of coverage which is drawing the ire of fan and non-fan alike.

Much of the story right now is unknown. The only fact we know for sure is that 50 year old Michael Jackson is no longer walking the earth. Everything else is total conjecture laced with rumors wrapped in unfounded nonsense.

And why is the tv coverage saturated with shrill harpies, hangers-on, and those who want to jumpstart their careers by entering into the fray with a bunch of hateful accusations seemingly pulled directly out of their arse?  I know that last description sounds like Gerald Posner but stay with me for a minute.