Tag Archives: Michael Jackson

Oprah “no comment” on Michael Jackson’s death

I find it interesting when building this blog that there has not been a comment I could find from Oprah Winfrey on Michael Jackson’s death. Correct me if I am wrong!

How can an African American media icon like Oprah ignore what has been the largest media event in history? Is it because she thinks Michael is guilty of some of the accusations made of him? Is it because she is embarrassed about snubbing him in the recent years? I guess only she knows and whether she bothers to explain her lack of response or not will yet to be seen.

It is not as if Oprah has not been interested in Michael Jackson before. Many will remember the 90 minute Primetime interview from February 10, 1993, with Oprah Winfrey at the Neverland Ranch.

If you go to the the Oprah website today you will see that a lot of the top searches are about Michael Jackson.

Oprah.com top searches 07 July 2009

Oprah.com top searches 07 July 2009

Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson

Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson

Usher gets all emotional in his performance of Gone to Soon at the MJ Memorial

Usher performed the Michael Jackson song Gone to Soon at the Michael Jackson Memorial Service. Michael Jackson was one of Usher’s idols. Towards the end he struggled to hold it together.

“Gone Too Soon” Lyrics

Like A Comet
Blazing ‘Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

Diana Ross misses Michael Jackson Memorial service but pledges support

“I am trying to find closure, I want you to know that even though I am not there at the Staples Center. I am there in my heart.

I have decided to pause and be silent. This feels right for me. Michael was a personal love of mine, a treasured part of my world, part of the fabric of my life in a way that I can’t seem to find words to express.

Michael wanted me to be there for his children, and I will be there if they ever they need me. I hope, today brings closure for all those who loved him. Thank you Katherine and Joe for sharing your son with the world and with me. I send my love and condolences to the Jackson family.”

Diana Ross – singer
(Read by Smokey Robinson at the Michael Jackson Memorial Service)

Diana Ross and Michael Jackson New York City, Sept. 28, 1977

Diana Ross and Michael Jackson New York City, Sept. 28, 1977

Ciara gets emotional when speaking about Michael Jackson

Ciara got emotional in a press conference after the BET 09 Awards Michael Jackson tribute.

Queen Latifah says no one compares to Michael Jackson

“He was the greatest entertainer of all time, bottom line – there’s no one who can compare to him, there’s no one who’s had over 40 years of music in them from a child on up to being a 50-year-old and about to go on a world tour”

Queen Latifah – rapper, singer, actress

Deepak Chopra on Michael Jackson

“Michael Jackson will be remembered, most likely, as a shattered icon, a pop genius who wound up a mutant of fame. That’s not who I will remember, however. His mixture of mystery, isolation, indulgence, overwhelming global fame, and personal loneliness was intimately known to me. For twenty years I observed every aspect, and as easy as it was to love Michael – and to want to protect him – his sudden death yesterday seemed almost fated.”

Deepak Chopra – author, physician

Carole Bayer Sager tribute to Michael Jackson

“He was one of, if not THE greatest entertainer of all time, and was without question the ‘King of Pop.’ He was also my friend. He recorded a song of mine on his 1979 Off The Wall album and in 1981 we sang a duet together. We spent a considerable amount of time together in 2001 at my home music studio and I saw him in a totally different light – as a nurturing and caring father. I was so honored that he dedicated that album to me. My heart and prayers are with his family, his three children, my friend Elizabeth Taylor, and all us who are mourning the premature loss of his very precious life.”

Carole Bayer Sager – songwriter, singer
Michael Jackson dedicated the Invincible album to Carole Bayer Sager