Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Diva demand goodness

Michael Jackson was reportedly axed from the Grammy Awards after making a series of "diva-like" demands.

The 49-year-old singer - who was scheduled to appear at the ceremony earlier this month for a tribute marking the 25th anniversary of his album Thriller - allegedly infuriated event bosses by insisting the whole evening be dedicated to his career.

Jackson is believed to have asked the show's presenters to refer to him as 'The King of Pop' at least 30 times throughout the night.

He also wanted a new award to be created just for him and presented to him by an honouree of his choice, according to the New York Post newspaper.

From the smh (and for the rest of the article) - see here

Remember that time Jacko heard Britters call him the artist of the millennium at the 2002 MTV awards by way of introducing the one gloved thrill rocker prior to his getting a birthday cake and then he thanked everyone for nominating him that august title, including launching into a long winded thank you speech? My guess is his lust for such an honour had not dimmed, hence the diva-esq demand.

My favourite Jacko themed story bar none is when Jackson dangled his baby over the balcony to his adoring fans and many in the media were outraged. Asked to defend Jackson's antics good buddy Uri Geller actually said he did not believe Jackson would do such a thing and a possible answer was that it was an animatronic baby. I shit you not.

But then Uri Geller drives around in a Cadillac with thousands of spoons glued to it so I am guessing as far as selecting character witnesses goes he would be down a bit on the list.

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