After national outrage of Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of Michael Jackson in the British television show, ‘Urban Myths’, the British television network, Sky Art, announces canceling the show.

“We have taken the decision not to broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,’ a half hour episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family,” Sky’s statement read. “We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

Since the release of the trailer for a British TV show, highlighting a white actor portraying Michael Jackson, there has been mixed reaction throughout the internet.

Michael’s daughter, Paris, spoke out against production and the actor, Joseph Fiennes’ playing her late father.

When asked about her thoughts, she replied in a series of tweets, expressing her disdain for the cringe-worthy project.

Read below!

 

 

What are your thoughts?

 

Over a year ago, we reported about Joseph Fiennes, a Caucasian actor who was set to play Michael Jackson in a British TV show. Read here for the story.

Well, it looks like that crazy idea has come to fruition as the show’s trailer is released.

peep the image of Fiennes as Jackson below!

 

 

 

 

I can recall the time when millions of Michael Jackson fans wasted about two hours of their lives, watching Man In The Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story. I was one of those fans who unfortunately thought VH1 was going to do Michael Jackson justice, but the God-awful film was full of inaccuracies and “mouth wide-open” moments  that I could no longer stomach within the first 15 minutes. The film chronicled Michael’s life from the Thriller Era to the Black and White era, and the directorial shenanigans from “Dark Michael” to “Light Michael” made fans side eye VH1 ever since.

Unlike The Jacksons: An American Dream, the Jackson family had no dealings with MITM. As a result, VH1 threw this fuckery of a bio (unauthorized) together with information based on public records and tabloids. The producers weren’t even allowed to use MJ’s music.

Now, about comedic actor Flex portraying Michael.

I couldn’t decide which was scarier between the bad makeup job and his acting in this film.  As fine and talented of an actor he truly is, I was truly disappointed…more so in his apparent confidence to portray Michael. This messy portrayal of MJ’s life  reminded of a parody and Michael’s childlike nature was emphasized to make him look naive and detached from life as an adult.

After those two hours, I promised myself that I would no longer subject myself to any  foolishness that VH1 or any network that produces unauthorized bios and calls it “a hit”. Man In The Mirror was more like a MISS! I was convinced that VH1 just wanted ratings and Flex needed a job.

 

The late great Michael Jackson appeared to be a shy man, but it’s no secret that he was a “gentleman” with the ladies.

A few folks never knew that he seriously dated someone WAY before Brooke Shields. It was the pint-sized woman with the big voice, Stephanie Mills!

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In an interview with the now defunct ‘The Monique Show’, Stephanie shared with the comedienne about “spending nights” with the King Of Pop. Ms. Mills spilled ALL the tea! Get into the interview below!

In an interview with CLOSER Weekly, the original “Dorothy” in the stage play, ‘The Wiz’, shared that she dated MJ for a year.

“I loved Michael!” Stephanie tells Closer. “We dated for about a year and a half back in the day.” Stephanie got to see what Michael was like on and off-stage. “He was the sweetest, most compassionate, most loving person. Very soft-spoken and very humble.”

Such a cute throwback story 🙂

Remember the group, 3T?

They are the handsome trio of brothers, nephews to the late Michael Jackson, and sons of Tito Jackson. Taj, TJ, and Taryll are taking serious legal action against Radar Online. The brothers are suing the gossip site for falsely reporting that their uncle Michael molested them and then paid them off.

Via Black America Web:

In a statement to iMediaEthics, Radar Online publisher AMI denied that the original report claimed the trio were molested or took a bribe.

“It’s curious and revealing that plaintiffs have not attached the Radar article to their complaint,” the statement reads. “The article does NOT accuse Michael Jackson of molesting his nephews, nor does it accuse them of accepting a bribe.”

The AMI statement goes on, “The Radar article clearly states that detectives reported that Michael Jackson may have used photos of his nephews ‘to excite young boys.’ This theory was, in fact, presented by the prosecution during Michael Jackson’s 2005 criminal trial. Radar looks forward to correcting plaintiffs’ misstatements in a court of law.”

The June 20 story was headlined “Paedo Proof? Never-Before-Seen Cop Reports Expose Michael Jackson’s Sick Secrets.” Referencing the three nephews, the article says:

“One private investigator with direct knowledge of the raids said: ‘The detectives’ report cites Michael even used sexy photos of his own nephews, who were in the band 3T, in their underwear to excite young boys.“

After the Radar story was published, the New York Post reported that a detective said the nephews were allegedly bribed. The Post‘s June 25 story reads:

“We received a credible tip about the nephews and, as with many things that happened during the investigation, Jackson’s people got wind of it and Jackson spirited the one boy off to an island,” said a former county detective. “Well, when that boy returned, Jackson had also purchased him a brand new car which we understood, along with the trip, was to shut the nephew up.”

The lawyer for the Jacksons told iMediaEthics that there hasn’t been a decision yet on whether to sue other outlets who picked up the story, such as the NY Post.

“Radar has tried to profit by launching a vicious and unrelenting attack on [Jackson] based on claims that, years ago, he was guilty of sexual abuse, even though, at the time, he was found ‘not guilty’ of that very charge,” the lawsuit states, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Radar represents its ‘reports’ as ‘new’ and based on official ‘Detective Reports.’ Not only have those Detective Reports been available to the public for many years, Radar has misrepresented what the Reports say.”

The nephews deny ever being abused by Jackson, and they asked Radar Online unsuccessfully for corrections. Their lawsuit addresses how the media coverage of the Radar Online story impacted their lives.

 

It don’t pay to make up stories for hits!

This may turn out like the Gawker situation!

Wrestling legend, Hulk Hogan, sued Gawker for so much money, the site’s owner filed for bankruptcy!!! Read more about that here!