Latest Michael Jackson Press Releases
June 27, 2006
Michael's spokesperson, Raymone Bain, has said earlier on today that Michael is planning on taking up residence within Europe according to Reuters, although no specific location has been decided. Bain said that "He's just decided that with all of the projects he's going to be involved with and all of the people he's beginning to work with in the music industry, it's easier (to live in Europe)... He'll be going back and forth to Bahrain but Europe will be his principal residence."
Raymone Bain also said that Michael "still owns Neverland and he's still providing the funding for its upkeep...I'm sure at some point in time he will move back to Neverland, that's not out of the question," she said. "It's not in the immediate future but it's not far-fetched."
Also announced at the same time, is that Michael has cut his ties with his longstanding accountants & business managers Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan as well as his Bahraini lawyers and has instead hired the services of L. Londell McMillan and The McMillan firm, which Bain says is the "first of a sweeping restructuring of his personal and business affairs."
Guy Holmes who was temporarily managing Michael's business affairs until a permanent appointment could be made, will continue to run Two Seas Records, and work alongside Michael's new business team according to his spokesperson, Susan Harris.
Michael has also set up The Michael Jackson Company, Inc. which he plans to eventually phase out MJJ Productions with. Raymone Bain has been announced as the General Manager of this new company and "other appointments will be forthcoming".
During a recording of SMAP SMAP (a popular TV show in Japan) Michael left the presenters absolutely gob smacked when he suddenly appeared in the studio.
The presenters, who are all part of a boy band SMAP, could only look startled, point and drop their jaws as Michael came on and gave them all 'high-fives.' When one of the group eventually found his voice to speak, he made what seemed a fairly obvious observation, "Michael Jackson," he said while pointing vigorously at the smiling legend. The show will air on Monday in Japan.
In other news, Michael apparently visited a Pachinko parlour in Shibuya last Monday after attending a party with specially invited guests in Minami Aoyama according to crisscross.com.
When playing the Pachinko machines he showed he was just like the rest of us when getting excited at winning the jackpot. Although it must be said I doubt most of us could play a machine that featured ourselves as a character!
At the earlier party, Michael told all the guests, "I love you" as he greeted them individually and posed for photos. There were 100 specially invited guests, including the President of Avex Records, singer Yoshiki and glamour models and Japanese socialites the Kano Sisters.
It was said Michael took Yoshiki and the sisters (pictured above) into a separate room for a conversation. What is not known is whether the conversation topic consisted of business, pleasure, music or traffic congestion - only Michael knows!