This. Is. Just. Sad.
"He went too soon. I don't know how people are going to take this, but I wish it was me," Jermaine Jackson said.
Upon rushing to the hospital last Thursday: "I wanted to see Michael, and I wanted to see my brother, and see him there lifeless and breathless was very emotional for me, but I held myself together, because I know he's very much alive."
"His spirit is, and that was just a shell, but I kissed him on his forehead and I hugged him, and I touched him and I said, `Michael, I'll never leave you. You'll never leave me.'"
Jermaine is also frustrated that the family cannot bury Michael at Neverland Ranch stating: "He created this. Why wouldn't he be here? I feel his presence."
This interview took place this morning on the Today Show and the transcript was taken by the Associated Press.-Dr.FB
The public viewing of Michael Jacskon's body will be on Friday at Neverland Ranch.-Dr.FB
The ever sensible man-child Michael Jackson has always been the eccentric one and it seems this time, he is doing it again.
Rumors (I must stress rumors) are floating around that Michael Jackson wants AEG to build him a Neverland Ranch style place close to the O2 Arena. He is rumored to be renting a $24 million estate in Kent while there and wants that place turned into Neverland.
It seems crazy but we wouldn't put it past him. We doubt it but we could so see it. Can't you? Randy Phillips, where you at?-Dr.FB
And now for your Head-Desk Moment of the Day:
After the roaring success that was Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, his brother Marlon Jackson is planning to develop a slavery theme park and luxury resort in Nigeria. The park, to be called the Badagry Historical Resort, will include a slave ship replica, casino, and luxury condominiums at the port that was the last point of departure for slavers heading to the Americas with their human cargo. According to this article in the Telegraph, "Visitors would be able to visit a replica slave ship and walk the route their shackled ancestors walked before playing a round of golf or relaxing by a pool."
But the fun doesn't end there. The investors behind the plan, The Motherland Group, say:
"This will be an adventurous ride giving you an historical overview of African music. From hologram images, concert footage, a state of the art recording facility, to robotic figures displaying the rhythmic beats from 300 years ago where music began leading up to the biggest African group in the world, The Jackson Five."
Just try and wrap your head around the idea that somewhere in there, there might be an animatronic Michael Jackson.