Jackson ‘ignores negative press’ – BBC

Pop star Michael Jackson has said he pays no attention to the negative press written about him.

In a rare interview, the star told Ebony magazine that he knows he has the reputation of being different, but just ignores it.

“In my opinion, it’s ignorance. It’s usually not based on fact. Every neighbourhood has the guy who you don’t see, so you gossip about him,” he said.

Will.i.am says Jackson is still relevant

Tuesday Oct 30 20:16 AEDT – Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am says any new album put out by …king of pop Michael Jackson will be relevant because his music is universal.

The songwriter and vocalist is working on Jackson’s new album, which is due for release early next year, and says Jackson is in a unique position as an artist.

Dancers make a ‘Thriller’ effort

Dancers make a ‘Thriller’ effort
Dancers gathered in Irvine on Saturday to try to set a world record. They danced to “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.

Sunday, October 28, 2007
By RICHARD CHANG | The Orange County Register

Pop singer Michael Jackson released the song and album “Thriller” in 1982. Both became huge hits. The 1983 video for the “Thriller” single, directed by John Landis, was 14 minutes long and included a memorable dance with zombies backing a transformed Jackson, who looked like a werewolf and a zombie.