As more shocking and disturbing details emerge from Wade Robson's claims that he was, in fact, sexually abused by Michael Jackson for seven years during his childhood and adolescence, it appears that the woman who first spoke of his possible molestation at the hands of the pop icon during his 2005 trial will now be detrimental to this most recent civil lawsuit…even though the choreographer claimed she was LYING back then!
As you may recall, Blanca Francia worked as a housekeeper at the Neverland Ranch, where Jackson resided, back in the late 1980s. During the 2005 molestation trial, she testified that she saw Michael showering with Wade back when he was 7 or 8, and although she couldn't see what was happening because of steam from the water, she heard her boss laughing.
Of course, Wade's testimony at the time
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Alright, Once Upon A Time fans. Our beloved show is taking a little vacay from television screens until April 21st, but lucky for us, ABC’s kindly released a promo (above) for this season’s final four episodes! And guess what?! Storybrooke’s getting a “new hero!”
Tom Ellis will play a very hunky version of Robin Hood in the upcoming episodes! We wonder who he’ll be saving and how! Belle (Emilie De Ravin) perhaps?
No matter. We’re swooooning already!
But more importantly, should we be worried about the safety of Storybrooke? There’s been some speculation the lovely fairy tale characters will be abandoning ship, perhaps even for Neverland given the titles of the last two episodes: Second Star to the Right and And Straight On ‘Til Morning.
Ahhh, the suspense is killing us!!
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What on Earth?
Reports surfaced a few months back that Whitney Houston was involved in an affair with Jermaine Jackson in 1980s, and now, Michael Jackson's former bodyguard, Matt Fiddles, has revealed that six years later, the late diva also became involved with the also-deceased pop icon during a two-week fling at his Neverland Ranch!
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Have you ever wondered what was inside Neverland? And not Peter Pan's Neverland.
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch was a magical
sex dungeon playground and though will always be shrouded in mystery, it is kind of cool to have a theme park in your backyard.
Check out the video above for a tour of Michael Jackson's rides and home.
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Most of Michael Jackson's most devoted fans will only ever see Neverland Ranch in pictures and old interviews with the King Of Pop, but Cirque du Soleil has hopefully come up with the second best thing.
Cirque president Daniel Lamarre announced this morning that a brand-new, totally immersive MJ experience is in development for the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas that will include a theater designed to replicate Neverland Ranch!
Daniel revealed that by 2013, the hotel will be THE destination for Michael fans. Along with being the first stop for their new touring Cirque show, Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour, the hotel will also offer a Jackson-themed lounge and an interactive memorabilia museum, which will have on display many of MJ's most famous possessions.
And before you get all worried, fear not. The Michael Jackson estate is fully aware of their plans and fully supports the project. So, no crazy drama here!
Sounds like an experience only a true Michael fan will appreciate. Any of U think you might try and make it to the Strip with this thing opens?
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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This is so rad!
Owners of Michael Jackson's former home, Neverland Ranch, are considering turning the estate into a music school for teens. Much like NYC's Julliard, the school would focus on teaching kids, rich and poor, to write and perform music.
The only two things that are getting in the way is whether or not Santa Barbara County will sign off on the project and whether the owners, Colony Capital, will be able to use Michael's name to promote the property.
The good news is that sources from the Michael Jackson estate have expressed interest, saying, "it's an interesting idea and we'd be open to it."
So neat! What do U think? Good or bad idea?
[Image via National Photo Group.]
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Check out the photo (above) of Neverland Ranch looking SPECTACULAR after being renovated!
Katherine Jackson and Michael's children will probs miss being neighbors with Brit Brit, but at least they'll have a beautiful
compound home to return to when/if the time comes!
What do U think of the renovated Neverland Ranch?
[Image via National Photo Group.]
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