Corey Feldman insists that no, he never brought Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee Bubbles to the set of the 1989 horror-comedy The ‘Burbs… which means, no, Bubbles never deficated all over Feldman’s trailer. It’s a claim that’s lived in infamy on the internet, and was repeated by the film’s own helmer, Joe Dante, when he visited Yahoo Studios to shoot a Director’s Reel interview in 2015. “Bubbles was not big on hygiene, and so one day they went in to clean the trailer, and it was completely covered in monkey s**t,” said Dante, who had previously directed Feldman in Gremlins.
When the documentary ‘Living with Michael Jackson’ aired in February 2003, it was watched by an astonishing 15 million people in the UK, and a further 38 million on ABC in the US, as well as many millions more around the world. Conducted by Martin Bashir, who has recently rejoined the BBC as its religious affairs correspondent, it was seen as a way of turning the eccentric singer’s reputation around, following the 1993 accusations of child abuse which had already battered his career. Jackson, who was a huge fan of Diana, Princess of Wales, was keen on receiving the kind of public sympathy Diana got after her now infamous ‘Panorama’ interview with Bashir in 1995.
One of the most important and expensive pieces of movie memorabilia that once belonged to Michael Jackson has disappeared without a trace. Lawyers are desperately trying to locate the Best Picture Oscar, awarded to ‘Gone With The Wind’ in 1939, after it mysteriously vanished from the singer’s estate at some point following his death. The King of Pop, who died in 2009, bought the trophy for $1.54 million (£1.1 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in 1999 but the executors of his will have been unable to find it amongst his possessions.
Joseph Fiennes has defended his casting as pop legend Michael Jackson, saying that the late singer was ‘closer to my colour’. Twitter exploded yesterday following the news that he is set to play Jackson in a comedy-drama about an alleged road trip taken by Jackson and friends Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following 9/11. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Fiennes said: “[Jackson] definitely had an issue – a pigmentation issue - and that’s something I do believe.
Joseph Fiennes is set to play pop legend Michael Jackson in a bizarre ‘road trip’ drama involving the late star, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. The drama, which is being made as a one-off for Sky Arts, will also star Brian Cox as Brando, and Stockard Channing as Taylor. According to a now mythic report published in Vanity Fair in 2011, Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, who were all friends, all hired a car together to escape New York for Calinfornia following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, during which all air travel was curtailed.