Skip to comments.(Michael) Jackson to appear on American Idol? (Enabling access to "mentor" the young)
Posted on 02/13/2007 2:59:02 PM PST by xzins
Jackson to appear on American Idol? From World Entertainment News Network February 13, 2007 2:16 PM EST Pop star MICHAEL JACKSON will appear on hit reality show AMERICAN IDOL and may even mentor contestants, according to media reports in the US.
Jackson is currently working on a comeback and has turned to Idol creator SIMON FULLER to help revive his career.
According to RealityTVMagazine.com, the star will have his own "Idol" theme-week and may mentor the talent on the show.
Producers of the show have hinted for weeks at a "big event show" during the new season and during a recent conference call, executive producer NIGEL LYTHGOE mentioned Jackson, saying they wouldn't want it to "slip out with somebody telling their mom that Michael Jackson is coming".
The THRILLER star is also working with choreographer and director KENNY ORTEGA, who said last week (ends09FEB07) Jackson is weighing all his options regarding a comeback.
Ortega explains, "We're talking business and looking at lots of different possibilities. This is blue-sky time with a lot of different scenarios up in the air.
"We're working through all of them to find the best, the one that makes the most sense and that's good for everybody." (SS/WNWCZM/IG)
This will definitely make me stop. No way I'll participate in helping that creep get access to desperate young males looking for their "big" break.
DIdn;t they have a spin off "Teen Idol", or "Child Idol" a few years back? I assume Michael would have preffered mentoring on those shows.
I'll be watching. I'm a huge Michael Jackson fan.
was it the bubble gum music or the buggering that won you over?
The creator of American Idol is Simon COWELL, not Fuller. I do hope that the writer is also mistaken about Michael Jackson coming on the show. Why should anyone help him 'come back' from the obscurity he so richly deserves?
I think it's probably good to be bigger than he is. :)
His early musical work was very good, up until around the mid-1990s.
I might end up eating my words, but I don't believe anyone associated with Idol is this stupid. Of course, I probably would have said the same thing about the OJ book so...
I believe Fuller was the original Idol creator and Cowell simply did an American spinoff of it.
Either way, I don't think they should involve Michael Jackson. I think Idol is successful and doesn't need a guy like him to boost the ratings. If it were 1985, I'd say go for it, but Michael is a creep now. I know he was found innocent of all molestation charges, but he still admitted to sleeping with other people's children in his bed. There is something not right about a man that would sleep with kids (that aren't his) in his bed.
It's good way to tank your ratings. I'll, certainly, stop watching!
It was bubble-gum
you and me
that's far worse than muskrat love, and ML was worse than sugar,honey,honey,candygirl
Simon Fuller created American Idol. Simon is a popular name amongst those brits!
whole lotta mentoring going on
Frankly, though, it's been a year....I'm surprised he has any face left.
He was so normal back then. (Hee hee... well, comparatively speaking.)
Oh no! I love that show, but if they pander to a child molester, or attempt to use him as a musical mentor to these contestants, there is no way I will ever watch it again.
No, it is Simon Fuller. Check out the credits when the show ends tonight.