Join me, as we step back in time to the simpler and more innocent era of two days ago: the trailer for British TV network Sky Arts’ new program Urban Myths had just surfaced, teasing a collection of whimsical shorts featuring fictionalized versions of such celebrities as Bob Dylan, Adolf Hitler, and Cary Grant. One segment in particular commanded more headlines than any other, an episode featuring Liz Taylor, Marlon Brando, and Michael Jackson taking a drive through the country in the wake of 9/11. White actor Joseph Fiennes shocked everyone with his getup as the post-skin-whitening Jackson, and many cried foul at what is technically a blackface performance. The late King of Pop’s daughter Paris tweeted that she was “incredibly offended” by the performance and that it “makes [her] want to vomit.”
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With the release of a new Queen compilation, 'Queen Forever,' coming in November, the news that has fans most excited is the three previously unreleased tracks sprinkled among the old familiar cuts. The most intriguing: 'There Must Be More to Life Than This,' a discarded collaboration with Michael Jackson...
Michael Jackson has been dead for nearly five years, but his music still lives on.
Hell, just a few weeks ago, Jackson "appeared" at the Billboard Music Awards in hologram form! He's got a new album out.
Other than being dead, things have never been better for the King of Pop!