All dates are approximate unless noted.
August 1st: Michael Jackson is listed as director of the Conrad Murray Documentary on IMDB. Apparently this had been added at the end of June but no one noticed. The name was removed after a hoaxer submitted a notice of error to IMDB. By August 7th it was removed.
August 2nd: A curtain was erected over Michael’s tomb at Forest Lawn. This was visible through the doors to Holly Terrace and the alert was posted on a non-believer’s Facebook account, and verified by multiple sources. Days later TMZ picked up on it and apparently asked FL what was up. FL provided a completely BS excuse (or at least TMZ chose to publish a completely BS statement) that the curtain was erected because some Yoga master’s disciples were coming to visit his grave and it was a heightened security feature to prevent a crazed MJ fan from sneaking in disguised as a yoga nut. Problem with this is that the Yoga master’s tomb isn’t in the same wing as Michael’s and the one is not accessable to the other. So that’s complete bullshit. Curtain is removed a week or so later presumably, at last check no further reports that it is still there.
August 7th (verified date): Marlon posts on the J5 twitter account, effectively knocking the “Army of Love” tweet, that TS used as his proof that he’s not a fake, off the page. Seems deliberate. No further activity on this account at the time of this post. This Just In: Upon recheck today 8/22/10, enough tweets were deleted from this page so that the “Army of LOVE” tweet is back at the bottom of the page. Now THAT’s super interesting.
August 8th: The title of upcoming Elvis documentary is announced, “The Final Curtain”. 999 copies of the accompanying box set/book are said to be set for release by Sony.
August 11th (verified date): TMZ article “Michael Jackson Resurrected by CSD”. CSD subsequently tweets: “New single with MJ, it’s a movie baby!”
Week of August 16th: Small flurry of MJ related articles published by TMZ. “It’s All Good For Michael Jackson” about All Good Entertainment alleged contract with Frank DiLeo lawsuit officially dismissed in court. “Macaulay Culkin Surfaces… In Public” with accompanying pic of Mack with his brother in London wearing red shirt and black tie, weird considering this guy never gets photog’ed out n about. Seems everyone is in London these days. Also worth noting: “Brittany Murphy’s Mom Shared Bed With Monjack”, using identical rhetoric “shared bed” as the infamous Bashir interview on the same subject. VERY noteworthy is the last line of TMZ’s article: “the report doesn’t suggest sexual contact between the two”… after a headline like that– err… well Michael sure didn’t get the same consideration did he?
August 19: Widely reported that Katherine and Joe Jackson are getting divorced… but not a peep from TMZ on the subject other then Harvey’s statement “calling BS on this” on TMZ live.
August 21: Just in, TIAI redirect to blog entry from last year about a reporter camped outside Murray’s supposed Las Vegas home NEVER sees him. Also, Murray’s supposed home is across the street from the former home of Elvis’s doctor, Elias Ghanem. Here’s the blog page link:
http://thestrippodcast.blogspot.com/2009/08/abcnews-baffling-mj-stakeout.html —-scroll down for the post.
I find it odd that the reporter remarks that it’s “as if Murray had himself on house arrest”. Remember the YouTube statement? This blog is from around that time. Murray mentions he is afraid to leave his house, use the phone or answer email. Yet here he is living in a gated community where only this reporter and one distant poparottzi are outside (and, apparently neither ever got a pic of him). What’s Murray afraid of? Or was the YouTube statement an elaborate back story explanation for why we were never going to see this guy except under carefully staged appearances? The reporter seems to indicate this is odd behavior, to never address the media camped outside your house. Come to think of it, it is quite strange. We always get footage of the suspect arriving home, car swarmed with reporters, microphones, and flashbulbs; “did you do it? do you have anything to say in your defense? how do you intend to fight these charges?” etc. Or the peaceful 30 second long statement in which Murray could have said “the troot will prevail” to the press to appease them and make them go away. Why the very purposeful decision to put the statement on YouTube and not the network news?
Wow, that’s tieing into some real retro Murray stuff right there.
It’s kind of obvious that he’s not in that house. Or wasn’t at that time. Suggests fake address/staged site.
The Elvis’s doctor lived across the street from Murray thing is EXACTLY like Elvis having lived across the street from Carolwood. That is NOT a coincidence and explains why this address was given as Dr. Murray’s home.
to be continued.
Hope all is well with you. I am perplexed by this lull in the hoax but no less confident in Michael’s living status. He’s out there somewhere but what he’s up to I no longer have any guess. Keep your chin up and go about your business, he has the right to shock and surprise us too.
Hug your hoax friends, they’ve been through a lot with you.
Court Monday. Will keep an eye out.