By on June 25, 2009

Get the latest TTAC e-Newsletter!

32 Comments on “Celebrity Death Watch (Car Related): World’s Greatest Pop Star Edition...”


  • avatar
    csliwins

    RIP Michael.

  • avatar
    Colinpolyps

    Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and now Michael Jackson all in one week. The world lost two good people.

  • avatar
    Cicero

    I’m guessing embalming won’t be necessary.

  • avatar
    derm81

    Ha, hilarious….guess he was loving him some R. Kelly. Imagine Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson stuck in in elevator for a few hours. Wonder if he had a car collection?

  • avatar
    TonyJZX

    at the last MJ auction of neverland goodies there was a modest collection of cars… the usual stretch limos, a Rolls Royce, Merc convertible, nothing exciting

  • avatar
    Jeff Puthuff

    I don’t recall ever seeing a photo of MJ behind the wheel of a car. Did he even know how to drive?

  • avatar
    thoots

    I’m devastated. (sob)

    Of course, that “embalming” bit had me howling!

  • avatar
    twotone

    I heard Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett eloped today.

    Twotone

  • avatar
    seabrjim

    Who drove the children to his pajama parties?

  • avatar
    vandstra

    I find this post in poor taste and some of the responses here also in poor taste.

    He was truly an original, in spite of his shortcomings. He will be missed.

  • avatar
    troonbop

    “I find this post in poor taste and some of the responses here also in poor taste.”

    I think you’re right. Of course, we disagree about how funny they are. Okay, it’s a shame to see a talent become so twisted, but he spent his life either courting publicity or pretending not to. Concepts of “poor taste” simply don’t apply.

  • avatar
    monsenor

    Bittersweet life I suppose. Huge legitimate talent ultimately rendered mediocre by who knows…ego, vanity, insecurity or lack of caring advisors? But he did scale the heights as an entertainer if only for a brief couple of years.
    Ultimately I think his life diminished in to a world of gold plated knick-knacks.
    “I’m ready for my close-up Mr. Demille” RIP

  • avatar
    agroal

    I could feel my entire body slowly being enveloped in gayness as that video played.

  • avatar
    BDB

    He was extremely talented, but extremely disturbed. His family life was f!@#$ed up, and that combined with growing on television made him lose a screw somewhere along the way. Bittersweet is right.

    (Seriously, name ONE childhood star that grew up to be normal. I can’t think of any!)

  • avatar
    Runfromcheney

    BDB:
    “(Seriously, name ONE childhood star that grew up to be normal. I can’t think of any!)”

    Justin Timberlake?
    Dakota Fanning? (Well, she appears to be growing up normal)

  • avatar
    no_slushbox

    Re: BDB:

    Opie

  • avatar
    DearS

    Michael was an incredible person and personality and spirit. I think his openness to children will be interpreted much more compassionately and perhaps pioneering in the future, yet realistically. I believe his openness to children based to a big degree on caring, lightheartedness, love and friendship, an example for all of us. Although also a bit unhealthy in some ways. Its a big shock to me and a wake up call to know he has passed away. I’m sad. He really did have a lot of issues, but that was not his or anyone’s fault or something to feel ashamed of. I’m grateful to have been touched by him and his love.

    As far as normal child celebrities go, I don’t even think any kid is normal ie. healthy emotional all around. Emotional boundaries, self esteem, unconditionally love, spirituality, interdependence, and caring for oneself and others are something every kids has been misguided about. I love cars, but If I hear another pimp my ride like, “Now I can respected cause I got this ride” comment, I’m going to scream.

  • avatar
    BDB

    “Justin Timberlake?”

    Not really. He’s still Hollywood Weird (as opposed to borderline psychotic weird like late Michael Jackson). Plus there’s still time for him to fall off the rails.

    No_slushbox

    +1 on Ron Howard! He’s well adjusted.

    EDIT: On a car-related note, does anyone know what was in Michael Jackson’s fleet? I mean besides that GMC Firetruck Jalopnik is showcasing.

  • avatar
    no_slushbox

    Re: BDB

    Sadly I think Ron Howard is the only one. Regarding MJ’s fleet, hopefully this wasn’t in it:

    http://jalopnik.com/5296424/the-worst–or-maybe-the-best–custom-van-theme-ever-kidnapper-van

  • avatar
    VerbalKint

    When did they allow him back into the US? I thought he fled to Dubai to avoid prosecution and assorted suits–civil– not the nubile birthday kind.

    Whaddya wanna bet in a year or so it’ll be not a typical heart attack, rather it’ll be either drug related or a thrombosis as a result of botched plastic surgery in the Land-O-Sand?

    It’s time we stop excusing perversions and criminal behavior by “stars” because they have “talent”. Ever watch “Lockup” on NatGeo. Some of those rotten gang thugs have some real talent for art. So we should ignore the fact they’re POS thug killers? Oh… right… diversity and alternative life styles… excuse me!

    UPDATE: From “MailOnline” (UK)– Ol’ jacko was a semi-ambulatory pharmacy…
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1195626/Did-painkiller-addiction-pressure-building-sullied-reputation-kill-Michael-Jackson.html

    Took less than a day for that to leak out. But then again it was published in the Kingdoms United.

  • avatar
    BDB

    With regards to his alleged child molestation, what kind of parent lets their child spend the night with Michael Jackson to begin with after 1993!?

    RE: The kidnapper van. I think every small town in America has at least one old van with some creepy mural on the sign that some weird on old man drives.

  • avatar
    pista

    @BDB

    Penny from Lost In Space. She took the pile she made from that and bought a shoe factory in California and turns up every few years in something on screen. And she’s still awful purdy in her original colour.

    @everyone else

    Jack was crazy [Look! No seatbelt!], but what a freakishly talented individual. As my Salsa instructress says “You don’t wanna dance next to him”

  • avatar
    50merc

    Good point, BDB. Also, in addition to Ron Howard, one could add Shirley Temple and Jackie Cooper as star child actors who managed to live productive and responsible lives as adults. No question about it, though, Hollyweird is a bad place to grow up.

  • avatar
    gusplus

    Drew Barrymore. More or less.

  • avatar
    BDB

    Drew Barrymore. More or less.

    After a shitload of therapy, and as an adult.

    When she was a child, she was in rehab. At AGE TEWELVE!

  • avatar
    TonyJZX

    drew barrymore is the quintessential child star gone wrong

    she did the whole gammut of alcohol, drugs and teen sex

    she also married tom green (!!!)

    she’s ok now though

    my opinion of michael jackson is the same as to mike tyson

    for a short time he was the absolute best… sure there were things that detracted from their ‘reign’ but if you lived thru their time at the top you know there won’t be another like it

  • avatar
    obbop

    Kinda’ tough to hold a grudge against a chap who sang a love song to a rat.

  • avatar
    twotone

    The Drew Barrymore Story — ET to the DTs.

  • avatar

    Elvis, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan will influence musicians long after Michael Jackson’s catalog is relegated to oldies stations. Sure, he sold a lot of records and was a good entertainer before he got too weird. The Motown 25th performance was electric. However, I just don’t see him as being an influential musician.

    Like Elvis, though, he was a wasted talent.

  • avatar

    Ronnie Schreiber : However, I just don’t see him as being an influential musician.

    His voice made him a great musician.

    But I kinda agree: he had the chops, but MJ’s music owes much gratitude to his connection with Quincy Jones. I didn’t care for MJ’s stuff after “Bad”, which was when QJ made his exit.

  • avatar
    superbadd75

    Seriously, name ONE childhood star that grew up to be normal. I can’t think of any!

    Dana Plato? Sorry.

    Michael was a freak no doubt, but he was a cultural icon, had talent matched by noone, and was loved the world over. He will be missed, even if only for what he once was, and not what he had become.

  • avatar
    jerseydevil

    the theme songs of my youth are departing.

    dammit


Back to TopLeave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Subscribe without commenting

Recent Comments

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributing Writers

  • Jack Baruth, United States
  • Brendan McAleer, Canada
  • Marcelo De Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • Vojta Dobes, Czech Republic
  • Matthias Gasnier, Australia
  • W. Christian 'Mental' Ward, Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Stevenson, Canada
  • Cameron Aubernon, United States
  • J Emerson, United States