Morning Buzz: Michael Jackson Ill?

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Is Michael Jackson seriously ill? A Michael Jackson biographer, Ian Halpernin, is claiming that Jackson suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, which has caused emphysema and gastrointestinal bleeding. TMZ reports that the author claims that Jackson can barely speak and is nearly blind in his left eye. Jackson's reps had no comment.

Russell Crowe is allegedly looking to get director Ridley Scott fired from their next film, Nottingham, a new report alleges. Page Six reports that Crowe, a longtime collaborator of Scott's, is distressed over the poor box office of their last film, Body of Lies. "Ridley is the only one who is willing to stand up to Russell and tell him he's too fat and that he can't show up four hours late to the set," said one source. "He [Russell] wants someone he can control." Reps for Crowe, Scott, and Universal Pictures deny the allegations.

Singer Rihanna will perform at the Recording Industry of America's charity ball on Inauguration Night. The event will support the Feeding America charity, according to People. "We could not be happier that Rihanna will be performing at the Inauguration charity ball to benefit Feeding America. "Rihanna's involvement will help raise awareness about the prevalence of hunger in America and help bring more aid to the 36 million Americans who do not always know where they will find their next meal," says Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of the charity.

Jim Carrey's return to comedy, Yes Man, was #1 at the box office this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The film took in $18 million. Will Smith's new film, Seven Pounds, was second with $16 million.



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  • johnson

    Dearest Friend to Micheal I want to bring to your knowledge of a very lucrative business opportunity that I have now. Well I work as an agent that accompanies King of the pop Micheal Jackson contractors music fund ,i have this deal and i won’t mind you in it if you promise to keep optimum confidentiality. The consignment consists of two boxes, the boxes contains about $20million all in $100.00 bills this money was accompanied by me to London final curtain entertainment and was handed over to a diplomat .The name of the Diplomat will be given to you as soon as you indicate your interest. You will Call the diplomat and tell him that you are calling on behalf of MrRandy Jackson. Michael Jackson brothert that handed the consignment to him, Also ask him how much it will cost to clear out this consignments, bear in mind that he is not aware of the content of the boxes, it was registered as CONFIDENTIAL DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS, you know that this consignment has been there for the past one week where we are waitinng to travel to london before micheal died yesterday. This money was meant for the entertenment and hotel bills in London that will to enable jackson executed function ,bear in mind that i am ready to release 40% of the total money to you for your help; I will be expecting your reply today . All i need is co-operation to stand as a hotel resaveration accountant in london or security Agent to enable me tell the diplomat handover the money oooooooooooh Micheal is died i will die also. contact me .

  • april jane
    april jane

    yah and if that news is true??why would he rather choose to go on a tour???

  • liltils

    no it aint. on tv the other day it showed him and he is fine and he and his spokesperson denied the stuff sayin the man who wrote the biography made it all up to promote his book. i hope he does do a world tour next year xD

  • mjlayptaympartner

    -- haha ! it`s not true .. the confirmation is that news is "NOT TRUE" -- i received that news in DECEMBER 21,2008 -- and now DECEMBER 23,2008 i confirm to all of you that,that new is truly "NOT TRUE" -- believe me !! i`m saying the truth ..

  • Hill

    Is mj il or not .Stories are saying hes ill others are not . If he sint then that daft newspaper editor needs a new job. SO NASTY ,AND SAD. YOU stupied newspapers