Michael Jackson - David Gest's Michael Jackson Documentary Premieres

Michael Jackson is set to be immortalised again, following his death in 2009, in a documentary made by close friend David Gest, a film that - the 58 year-old says - is not an attempt to cash-in at all, pointing out, "This is not a rehashed story. It's totally new in what you learn."
Titled 'The Life Of An Icon', the film follows one documentary already, 'Michael Jackson's This Is It' which focused on rehearsals ahead of his 2009 come back tour that never took place, along with a $60 million Cirque Du Soleil extravaganza recently launched in Canada and a tribute concert held for the star in Wales. However, Gest told Reuters that "There's a place if it tells a story that nobody knows and you enlighten the public (as) to who he is . This film is so different because I would say 90 percent of it is new information you have never heard. You see who the man was behind the music." The documentary features interviews with Jackson's mother Katherine, siblings Tito and Rebbie and friends and colleagues including Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston. The film has its premiere in London tonight (November 2nd 2011).
Gest's been talking about Jackson elsewhere too, telling Bbc's Breakfast Show that the late star never recovered from a notorious incident in 1984 where his hair was set on fire whilst filming a Pepsi commercial. "It was that accident," he insisted, "when you get a head concussion it changes your life because you get addicted to drugs, to get rid of all the pain, and that started with filming that commercial."


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I have to agree with Helen.
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Ha ha ha, this is brilliant. Is there any way I can get a subscription to future comments on this? This is brightening up a dreary Monday considerably.
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To big mouth marsiedots and the rest of the wacko backup team ..... think about this. If Michael was such a caring father why did he abuse drugs which were likely to end his life before reaching old age? He was an addict and had to hire the likes of Murray because no self-respecting doctor would agree to his requests and wouldn&#8217;t touch him with a barge pole. Hire a quack get quack treatment. Come on, he took on the responsibility of kids and told the world how much he loved them, then shot up god knows what. He was a mess on legs and blamed everyone but himself for his life. He made his choices and his kids were not enough to stop change his lifestyle. His kids were not enough to make him quit abuse and greed. His kids were not enough to make him lead a normal life which would have allowed him to hire the services of people who were decent, honest and legit with morals. Instead he wanted drugs and hired people to supply and administer them. Whether it was Murray or Dr Jekyll, they were the only type of people willing to be involved in a life an addicted abuser and he showed he was the type of person to bring kids into that lifestyle. He was responsible for his life and he paid those people to be in it. He even paid people to bring kids into it. Murray was not new. He 'tended' to jacko for many years. So get over yourselves. Your god was the devil. He's returned to stoke the fires. And I don&#8217;t think anyone with morals and decency gives a flying fig about what you all have to say because none of us would want to be associated with the likes of Jackson and what his fans have to say about him. His fans are welcome to, and deserve, him. You are all perverted.
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Wow, this is going to be so on the level eh? Do we really get an unbiased view of Jacko when it's made by his bff? I mean it's not exactly going to contain anything that his wacko fans will disapprove of will it? God forbid anyone shows him in a negative light because they'll be after your blood. I mean he was a saint who never touched a kiddie, never took drugs and didn't blame everyone else and their mothers for his troubles.I'd rather get a positive, or negative, view from someone with nothing to lose or gain. This will just be another attempt to try and convince the world that he was not a freak who lead a dispicable life of excess under the pretense of love. What a joke he was and what a joke this is. But his wacko fans will be cooing like lovebirds.As they say, let his rest in peace and let the world forget this freakish idiot.
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Wow, this is going to be so on the level eh? Do we really get an unbiased view of Jacko when it's made by his bff? I mean it's not exactly going to contain anything that his wacko fans will disapprove of will it? God forbid anyone shows him in a negative light because they'll be after your blood. I mean he was a saint who never touched a kiddie, never took drugs and didn't blame everyone else and their mothers for his troubles.I'd rather get a positive, or negative, view from someone with nothing to lose or gain. This will just be another attempt to try and convince the world that he was not a freak who lead a dispicable life of excess under the pretense of love. What a joke he was and what a joke this is. But his wacko fans will be cooing like lovebirds.As they say, let his rest in peace and let the world forget this freakish idiot.
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Wow, this is going to be so on the level eh? Do we really get an unbiased view of Jacko when it's made by his bff? I mean it's not exactly going to contain anything that his wacko fans will disapprove of will it? God forbid anyone shows him in a negative light because they'll be after your blood. I mean he was a saint who never touched a kiddie, never took drugs and didn't blame everyone else and their mothers for his troubles.I'd rather get a positive, or negative, view from someone with nothing to lose or gain. This will just be another attempt to try and convince the world that he was not a freak who lead a dispicable life of excess under the pretense of love. What a joke he was and what a joke this is. But his wacko fans will be cooing like lovebirds.As they say, let his rest in peace and let the world forget this freakish idiot.
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stiggy i really don't think he abused any kind of drugs thank you so much
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Wow, this is going to be so on the level eh? Do we really get an unbiased view of Jacko when it's made by his bff? I mean it's not exactly going to contain anything that his wacko fans will disapprove of will it? God forbid anyone shows him in a negative light because they'll be after your blood. I mean he was a saint who never touched a kiddie, never took drugs and didn't blame everyone else and their mothers for his troubles.I'd rather get a positive, or negative, view from someone with nothing to lose or gain. This will just be another attempt to try and convince the world that he was not a freak who lead a dispicable life of excess under the pretense of love. What a joke he was and what a joke this is. But his wacko fans will be cooing like lovebirds.As they say, let his rest in peace and let the world forget this freakish idiot.
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David Walgren said in his closing rebuttal about Michael (and I QUOTE) "seek propofol to help him sleep? No doubt about it". At no point has it even been denied that Michael Jackson was dependent on the stuff and asked every medical professional if they could give it to him. The prosecution used his dependency in argument. That's why he ended up with Murray again. No legit doctor would do it. Only Murray's would so Murray's he got. Anyone who thinks Michael Jackson wasn't addicted to propofol and other drugs speak up and then stand back so we can further mock. You all really are quite blinkered and brainwashed and should think before you open your mouths or let those fingers loose on a keypad. Geez you fantards are much funnier than any sitcom that's for sure.
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Wow, this is going to be so on the level eh? Do we really get an unbiased view of Jacko when it's made by his bff? I mean it's not exactly going to contain anything that his wacko fans will disapprove of will it? God forbid anyone shows him in a negative light because they'll be after your blood. I mean he was a saint who never touched a kiddie, never took drugs and didn't blame everyone else and their mothers for his troubles.I'd rather get a positive, or negative, view from someone with nothing to lose or gain. This will just be another attempt to try and convince the world that he was not a freak who lead a dispicable life of excess under the pretense of love. What a joke he was and what a joke this is. But his wacko fans will be cooing like lovebirds.As they say, let his rest in peace and let the world forget this freakish idiot.
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