Michael Jackson Turns 50!

By: Betsy Waldman / August 28, 2008

Happy birthday, Michael Jackson!

The King of Pop and possible performer at this year’s Video Music Awards hits the big 5-0 Friday, August 29, and wow—he doesn’t look a day over totally freakin’ insane.

It’s been a wild ride, Jacko. The molestation charges. The monkey companions. The ground-breaking fashion sense.

No doubt about it, you’ve changed the face of popular culture. Almost as much as you’ve changed your own face over the years.

Here’s to many more years of quality entertainment, Mike! But, for God’s sake, when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake, be careful, okay?