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Trendsetter Lindsay Lohan introduces 'legal defense via Twitter'

Posted by andreaitis on July 8, 2009

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So much news is getting lost with the wall-to-wall coverage of Michael Jackson: his death, the autopsy, the memorial service, the cost of the memorial service…

While all that’s been going on, turns out Lindsay Lohan a) created and launched a tanning spray called Sevin Nyne and 2) is being sued over the fake-tan formula.  Who knew?!

The facts, according to Perez Hilton:

The tanning mist that LOLhan launched this summer, co-developed with Lorit Simon, a Las Vegas celebrity air-brusher, was supposedly stolen from chemist Jennifer Sunday.

In January, Simon signed a confidentiality agreement with Sunday’s company, White Wave International Labs, as the two had been negotiating over samples of the tanning mist, but could never agree on a price.

“The next thing we know, Lorit Simon and Lindsay Lohan are partnering and Ms. Lohan is taking credit for developing this formula, which she indeed had no role in,” said Sunday’s attorney.

via Lohan Sued Again!!!! – perezhilton.com

Lindsay and her business partner Lorit are being sued for alleged breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, civil conspiracy, intentional interference with contractual relations and deceptive and unfair trade practices.

Sounds pretty serious, right?  I’d certainly expect a team of celebrity legal eagles to fly in for this one.  But – little did we know – Lindsay Lohan is apparently an actress, singer, model and…defense attorney.

She  responded to the accusations without legal representation.  In 138 characters.  On Twitter.

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Quick, someone get Judge Wapner a Twitter account and we can resolve this on the TweetDeck Court.

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Jacko Video: 'This is the final curtain call'

Posted by andreaitis on June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson speaking in March 2009 about his planned summer tour.

“This is it,” he said.  “My final performances.”

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Here, in Diane Sawyer’s 1995 interview with Michael Jackson and then-wife Lisa Marie Presley, Jackson talks about his addiction to painkillers.   “I was never suicidal,” he said. “I love life too much to ever be suicidal.  I’m resilient. I have rhinoceros skin.  Never ever suicidal.”

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Even without his two-year marriage to Lisa Marie, the King of Pop’s  sudden death would surely bring comparisons to the other King, Elvis Presley.   It’s already started.

The crowns fit: Michael Jackson was the King of Pop; Elvis Presley was the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Both men commanded the pop-culture landscape, as much as the charts. Both men influenced their industry, as well as scores of artists.

And both men died unexpectedly and barely into middle age.

Michael Jackson, Pop’s Thrilling King, Dead at 50 – E! Online

It’s now only a matter of time before the conspiracy theories start, followed by the Jacko sightings.   The ‘Jacko Fakes His Death’ headlines can’t be far behind; there was enough controversy, drama and financial hardship even in his recent past.

Jackson, who earlier in the year was photographed at a Bahrain shopping mall disguised an Arab woman, moved back to California, living in a rented home near the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills.

In November, Jackson gave up the title to his 2,500-acre Neverland ranch, transferring the deed to a company he partly controls. Jackson had gone into default on the $24.5 million he owes on the property and had faced foreclosure before the real estate investment company Colony Capital bailed him out earlier this year by purchasing his loan.

Michael Jackson dies at 50 – USA Today

In the end, he leaves behind 3 children, a musical legacy, and a life that was perhaps more tragic than his death.  Can anyone imagine Michael Jackson as an old man?  His time had come.  No message could’ve been any clearer.

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Michael Jackson and the "Potential Flesh-Eating Infection"

Posted by andreaitis on February 13, 2009

I know it sounds like I’m making this one up, but I’m not.    It’s being reported by Fox.  Which is reporting it based on reporting from The Sun.

Report: Michael Jackson Has Potential Flesh-Eating Infection

Now, what I wonder is this:  Did he just get this potential flesh-eating infection?  Because I’m thinking it could explain the morphing and melting of his face.   Let’s take a look at the facialization:

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