Whether you were a fan of Michael Jackson’s or not, there’s no way anyone who saw his daughter Paris speak yesterday at the end of the memorial services and not feel her loss. Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush tweeted information that gave us insight into Michael’s motivation to perform again. It wasn’t all for money. Billy shared a conversation he had with the Emmy winning director, producer and co-creative mind behind MJ’s live show. “Kenny Ortega told me: MJ was freaking out about tour cuz Paris had bcome a big fan, wearing MJ t-shirts, etc. He had to perform for her.” Makes Paris’ words even more powerful. Thanks for sharing that, Billy.
Elizabeth Taylor sent out a flurry of tweets regarding why she wasn’t in attendance yesterday for the memorial of her beloved friend. “I’ve been asked to speak at the Staples Center. I cannot be part of the public whoopla.”
- “I just don’t believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others.”
“How I feel is between us. Not a public event.”
- “I said I wouldn’t go to the Staples Center and I certainly don’t want to become a part of it. I love him too much.”
- “My love goes out to Katherine and Michael’s beloved children.” Elizabeth noticeably left out MJ’s father in that last tweet….
Also in a tweet flurry, Mariah Carey, let us in on what was going through her mind yesterday during her tribute to Michael. “Trying to sing today was basically impossible for me. I could barely keep myself from crying. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to pull it together and really do it right, but I was literally choked up when I saw him there in front of me. One thing I know is, we will never really have to say goodbye to MJ. His legacy lives on through his music and the millions of people He inspired with his timeless music. He will be forever in our hearts.” Ditto, Mariah…
Let’s her some thoughts from the rest of Twittywood….
Billy Bush @10:41 AM 7/7/09: Mariah – I’ll Be There. She is perfect.black Sparkly plunger…for mike, its all good.” Jane Fonda @ 12:20 7/7/09: Watching Usher sing to Michael’s casket. Tears rilling down my cheeks” Katie Couric @5:48PM 7/7/09: Talked to stevie wonder afterwards. I love the song he sang. Pretty amazing to sit next to such a legend.” Claudia Jordan @11:22AM 7/7/09: Wow I didn’t realize that Jenifer Hudson was pregnant…. congrats girl” Jennifer Hudson @4:22PM 7/7/09: we love u, michael! Kathy Griffin @2:35AM 7/8/09: Ok, how’s this for some odd trivia? In 1984,I was actually an “extra” in MJ’s famous Pepsi ad where his hair… Got to meet him in 1991” John Mayer @10:38AM 7/8/09: How do I resume Twittering after a day like yesterday? My cells feel different. Thank you to you all for your kind and loving replies.” Larry King @1:28PM 7/7/09: My wife Shawnie used my handkerchief and cried the whole time. she’s headed to the Jackson family home in Encino for a reception.” Barbara Walters @10:04AM 78/09: Honored to have sat with Jackson famiy at the Memorial.” Levar Burton @10:15AM 7/8/09: Why, today of all days, would Corey Feldman dress up like Michael???” Elisabeth Hasselbeck @1:34PM 7/7/09? paris’ goodbye to her dad…no words can describe…could not breathe while she spoke.” Nancy O’Dell @1:14PM 7/7/09: Just watched Paris speak again via video…now I’m bawling…again, so humanizes Michael” Sam Champion @10:14AM 7/7/09: Have 8 tvs in front of me and ABC coverage with charlie and robin is by far the best.”
And if NBC signed your check then THEY would have the best coverage.
What do I give a Twit about? The previews for the new season of “Entourage.”