well, at least for Thriller director John Landis, who's suing the broke and broken former pop star, now living monument to the high cost of outsized young celebrity.
funny thing now is Landis -- the man behind films like Animal House, Blues Brothers, and An American Werewolf in London, and also benchmark cinematic assimilator for Trading Places, Coming To America, and the MJ videos -- probably has more money and clout than the ousted King of Pop.
(come to think of it, TAN might have more money and clout than the King of Pop. Now if that doesn't get you to stop touching little boy heinies, nothing will.)
talk about the American Dream, is there any more quintessential American Tragedy/Nightmare than the tale of Young Michael? I can't wait until he ceases to be a quick sensational news headline/punchline, and we start mining his life/narrative in a substantive way...