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Though it's been more than 30 years since Ola Ray starred in Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" music video, the actress remembers working with the King of. Oct 17, Michael Jackson's Thriller video co-star Ola Ray has opened up about when she heard she had landed the role as two girls dating Michael. Jun 24, In , Michael Jackson was at the top of his game and the height of Ola Ray, John Landis and other "Thriller" insiders talk about the summer Michael Jackson ruled the world. Michael Jacksons Thriller Date Speaks Play.
During such telephone conversations, Presley attempted to reverse Jackson's sadness with humor and advice. Presley later recalled that she believed in the musician's innocence and that she could "save him". He subsequently did both. After a pause, Jackson exclaimed that he had to use the bathroom.
Having apparently relieved himself, the singer explained to his new fiancee that his love for her was genuine and she had to believe him. The union was conducted in Spanish and translated for Presley and Jackson by an attorney. Eva Darling, Presley's friend, served as a witness along with Thomas Keough, her ex-husband's brother. The wedding was kept secret from them, Jackson's family, and Presley's mother Priscilla. However, Gotham Chopra recalled that Jackson called him "in a panic" on his wedding night and asked if he had any "sex advice", wanting "to make sure that Lisa was impressed with his 'moves.
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Presley-Jackson issued a statement: My marriage to Michael Jackson took place in a private ceremony outside the United States 11 weeks ago. It was not formally announced until now for several reasons; foremost being that we are both very private people living in the glare of the public media. We both wanted a private marriage ceremony without the distraction of a media circus. I am very much in love with Michael, I dedicate my life to being his wife.
I understand and support him. We both look forward to raising a family and living happy, healthy lives together. We hope friends and fans will understand and respect our privacy.
Defying the initial thoughts of some of the public, Presley did not move into Jackson's home upon getting married. Randy Taraborrelli, this was due to her wanting to remain independent, as well as Presley's children Danielle and Benjamin finding their new stepfather "a little strange". Holding hands, the couple walked onto the stage in New York.
In front of a television audience of million, Jackson announced, "Just think, nobody thought this would last", before embracing Presley in a kiss. The male pop singer reasoned that the liplock, which was dubbed "The Kiss of the Century", would be talked about for decades, with people playing the clip over and over. Newspaper reports had been suggesting that if Elvis were alive, he would not approve of his daughter's marriage.
Presley felt the idea was tasteless and, upon Jackson's continuing to push the idea, warned, "If you stay on this particular road, they're gonna need a medium to contact you in the Great Beyond, because I'm about to put you there, right now.
Presley's friend Monica Pastelle revealed that it was at this point that Presley began to wonder whether she had made a mistake in choosing Jackson as a long-term partner.
Though she never believed he was a pedophile —"I wouldn't have let him near my kids if I thought that"—she felt her husband was only opening himself up to more rumor and innuendo following the allegations.
Upon being called selfish, Jackson pointed to his humanitarian endeavors. Presley countered that his philanthropy was irrelevant, that the issue was about them. Imagining the future and what would happen if the marriage ended, Presley saw a "custody battle nightmare".
Jackson explained to his wife over breakfast one morning that she did not have to be the biological mother if she so desired.
He explained, "My friend Debbie [Rowe] said she will get pregnant and have my baby. If you won't do it, then she will. Presley arrived to meet her ill husband, and yet another heated debate ensued. The argument ended after Jackson warned her that she was making his heart rate go up and asked her to leave. She obliged, and was admonished by a doctor and Jackson's mother Katherine along the way. Upon being discharged from the hospital, Jackson went to Disneyland Paris to recover.
Past, Present and Future, Book Iwhich album contained the song " You Are Not Alone ", whose music video featured a semi-nude Presley and Jackson frolicking against an ethereal backdrop. At the time, "The Princess of Rock 'n' Roll" revealed that she had no wish to write a memoir; the singer still had respect for Jackson and did not want to speak critically of him. Presley also wanted to preserve her own dignity and keep their life together private. Despite the plastic surgeries and maddening friendships with boys, and all the rest of the eccentric behavior that goes into making Michael Jackson such a strange individual, he is still a human being with emotions, feelings and a beating heart - and, somehow, Lisa Marie Presley was the one to truly touch it, to truly affect him.
Randy Taraborrelli, The Magic and the Madness  The divorce proved difficult for Jackson, who spent several weeks lamenting his loss. Presley was the first person with whom he had connected on such a high level. She had supported him as he faced allegations and became dependent on pain medication.
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It was also the first time that the pop singer had had a sexual chemistry with another. At the time, Jackson was afraid there would never be another who made him feel the way his ex-wife had. He eventually realized he had to move on; he had a world tour coming up and music to work on. Jackson also knew that Presley would never make him a father, which he longed to be.
According to Presley, the last "coherently good conversation" she had with Jackson was in Rowe treated Jackson's vitiligowhich he had been diagnosed with in and which would affect his physical appearance for the remainder of his life. The pair became good friends; the pop star frequently sent autographed merchandise to the woman, who hung it on the walls of her office.
According to her friend Tanya Boyd, Rowe would obsess over Jackson. She would say to her friend, "If people knew him like I knew him, they would not think he was strange. He's unique, kinky, actually. Rowe and Jackson would both talk to each other about their unhappy marriages; his with Presley and hers with Edelman, a teacher at Hollywood High School.
Like Jackson's first wife, Rowe supported the entertainer when he was accused of child sexual abuse. Jackson kept his friendship with Rowe a secret from his wife, who eventually found out but thought nothing of it; she felt Rowe was not her husband's type because she was not glamorous enough. Shortly after Presley and Jackson's separation, Rowe became pregnant but suffered a miscarriage in March The event devastated Rowe, who feared she would never be able to have a baby. Jackson comforted and consoled Rowe throughout the ordeal, which remained hidden from the media and public.
One month into the tour and several months after his divorce from Presley, Jackson's personal life made headlines as it was revealed that Debbie Rowe was pregnant with his child. Rowe reacted furiously to the publication, labeling the editorial staff "bastards" and complaining that they reported the story as if she and Jackson were freaks.
Randy Taraborrelli later noted that the article, which had been put together from a secret tape recording between Rowe and a friend, had been fairly accurate. It detailed that Jackson was the father of the baby and that he would be raising the child alone. It also stated that Jackson impregnated Rowe artificially with his own sperm cellsa "foolproof" method of insemination. Further reports alleged that the relationship was an "economic" one; she was in it for the money and he sought a baby.
Despite the denials, it was noted that Rowe had received millions of dollars from Jackson as "gifts" over the years.
Katherine did not want her son to be like his father, who had produced an illegitimate child with a woman while married to Michael's mother. Katherine first spoke on the telephone to Rowe about the sanctity of marriage and about the Jehovah's Witness faith. She later spoke to Jackson, telling him to marry "that nice girl, Debbie" and "give your child a name, not like your poor, half-sister, Joh'Vonnie".
When Evan was asked about that, he denied it but I have always believed that he enjoyed the press because he was trying to have a movie career out there and being connected to Michael was how he was going to get into the papers. I personally hope that this never happens. I felt that Michael wasted his time falling for that woman. Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills' glamour shot. Stephanie, like Michael, was a child singer who had amazing pipes.
Michael came to one of the Broadway shows and when he saw Stephanie perform the show, he was blown away. After that, the rest, as they say was history. To some people, Michael and Stephanie were friends.
However, to Stephanie, and some in the black community, Michael and she were not only friends, they were romantically linked. Stephanie did her now infamous in a good way interview with a Philadelphia radio station Power Yes, without her giving it away, she implied that Michael did more than kiss her. In my opinion, Stephanie was great for Michael because she loved him and took care of him very well.
Stephanie loved his family and still does to this day. Michael with Stephanie in the s. The interview that Stephanie did with that radio station had to be done because of the crazyiness Michael was going through at that time. Stephanie showed me, but really showed Michael, that she was that true friend that he needed.
Michael and Stephanie went their separate ways, but even with that, Stephanie made sure that she spoke to Michael. In a radio interview weeks before Michael was murdered, Stephanie stated that she still kept in touch with Michael.
It was revealed by gossip columnist Flo Anthony she will be mentioned later that she Flo saw Stephanie at the memorial and reached out to hug her. Stephanie has sort of made it a mission to defend Michael to anyone that would ask her about him.
Stephanie wrote a song that she dedicated to Michael. These days, Stephanie is still touring and recently produced a play. Stephanie even turned down a chance to be featured on the TV One show called Unsung. In the interview, she reveals that she dated Michael. Stephanie Mills talks about Michael, Janelle Penny Commissiong Janelle Commissoning press photo in Janelle Penny Commissiong became the first black Miss Universe in I also did not know that in the tribute issue the magazine Vanity Fair did on Michael that he was asked about her.
This is what he told the reporter Lisa Robinson in August of and read it carefully, pageL. Is it a romance? I talk to them.
I know what you must be thinking, 'Michael thinks we are dumb and are not seeing what he is trying to say. Then, Michael was laughing, hysterically at that. Lisa Robinson was asking him an innocent question about his time with Janelle. Whatever he could not describe, we know it was not innocent.
So,we are going to hope that the whole story will be told. However, I doubt that. Also, when I saw the year that she was born I noticed that she is older than Michael. It reminds me of the quote the promotional guy stated, "He likes women over the age of S, even before he was 18, he liked women well over the age of Inhe died of an accident.
For a brief period of time, Janelle headed the company and remarried to another business man name Alwin Chow. Janelle and Alwin adopted a daughter name Sasha and these days she is still viewed as an icon in her native land. However, unless you are a diehard Michael Jackson fan, you would not know that Tatum and Michael had a romantic relationship. Michael and Tatum started dating in the s and they were five years apart. We met at a club on Sunset Strip called On the Rox.
We exchanged phone numbers and called each other often. I talked to her for hours, from the road, from the studio, from home. She had held my hand for the first time that night at On the Rox. When we met, I was sitting at this table and all of the sudden I felt this soft hand reach over and grab mine. I fell in love with her and she with me and we were very close for a long time.
Eventually the relationship transcended into a good relationship. He gave me his number, and we started talking everyday—long drawn-out conversations that sometimes got so boring I would hand over the receiver to my friend Esme Gray.
Michael would just keep on, thinking he was talking to me. His usual subject was sex. But Michael was intensely curious about anything, everything sexual, though in an incredibly sweet and innocent way. He was a huge star, but it seemed he barely even dated and knew little about life.
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He sat on the bed, and we kissed very briefly, but it was terribly awkward. For all my passionate crushes on people like Dustin Hoffman, I was just 12 and not at all ready for a real-life encounter.
I absolutely adored Michael—as a friend—and I admire him to this day. I believe that he fell in love with me. Unfortunately, my friendship with Michael came to an abrupt ending. I was told, in exactly these words: That upset me tremendously. So, without telling Michael the reason, I turned him down. Michael dressed in full costume for the event—coming in blackface, with a pasted-on beard—the whole nine yards. But things were never the same between us. Tatum mentioned in that excerpt that Michael told Martin Bashir that Tatum tried to seduced him.
I think it is true, however, I also think that Tatum is telling the truth about Michael calling her on the phone talking about sex. I doubt that Tatum did not know about sex because she admitted in her book that she participated in an orgy at around 12 years old. Tatum has denied the claim even going as far as releasing a statement.
I thought she was stupid to release a statement about that. I do believe that Michael had a real relationship with Tatum and that he loved her very much.
I do believe what she stated about Michael in her book but I also believe that she and Michael were not telling the whole story. I am not sure if the both of them had sex and if they did, Michael was not going to state it and Tatum will never state it. However, when it came to friendship, loyalty just was not there.
When Michael went through the media smear campaign inTatum never reached out to be there for Michael. When Michael passed away inTatum did go to the memorial and did not really talk about Michael until she released her current book called Found: Tatum did a series of interviews promoting her latest book. I found her comments she said to the website thedailybeast. Farrah and Michael Jackson passed away the same day. At the same time, this is life, man.Playboy model who starred in Thriller video with Michael Jackson to sue his estate
The media coverage was adoring. All the things that people sort of thought was eccentric and they didn't like five years later, in all of it was charming. That was the day he unveiled his signature dance move, the moonwalk, at the Motown 25th anniversary special.
I was in the room. And it was like Everybody was like, 'Oh my God. He wanted to turn into a monster. Among those Landis auditioned was a year-old beauty named Ola Ray. Back inRay had cited Jackson as her favorite singer -- in her bio for Playboy.
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Ambulance at Neverland Michael Jackson: For this month's issue of Vanity Fair magazine, Griffin wrote about the making of the video, in which she also appears. Onscreen, her job was to enjoy herself as Landis directed Jackson to charm her on their dance-infused stroll. And you can watch it. And I don't have to do all this cutting around, because he's great. So that was great.