Michael Jackson goes back to work

151337__mj_lWow, big news today out of Bahrain or Ireland or wherever Michael Jackson is living at the moment: The Gloved One will be recreating the video for "Thriller" live for the first time since like ever, at the World Music Awards on Nov. 15. It’ll also be his first performance in London in almost 10 years, marking the 25th anniversary of the entire Thriller album. (Dear God, I’m old.)

Mike’s getting the Diamond Award, honoring artists who sell more than 100 million albums. Here’s my favorite sentence from the World Music Awards website (which, FYI, you need to go check out because it features a truly freaky picture of Lindsay Lohan):

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"The Diamond Award is an award that is not presented every yearbecause it is only for music royalty and who better to receive it thanthe undisputed King of Pop. Past recipients of the Diamond Awardinclude Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, and Celine Dion."

Why does that sentence amuse me so much? Well, besides the fact thatsomeone let a third grader write it, I’m really just enjoying the factthat Jacko’s going diamond behind Bon Jovi. Aw yeah. At least this award is real(ish).  Not like that time they tried to give him a birthday cake at the VMAs.

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  • Kat

    Agh! Why are her eyes doing that?!

  • Rahul

    Indian ‘Thriller’ video:

    Ridiculous, yes, but they got the dance steps right

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    He went from Bad to Blech.

  • alex

    Lindsay is coming to kill us all. That is terrifying. I’d make a Brandon Davis joke, but it would probably be in poor taste.

  • Dave

    Whoa, I was NOT prepared for the one-two punch of Jacko and La Lohan. Yeesh, Jacko’s just a freak, but that is one scary picture of Lindsay.

  • Ep Sato

    I’d just like to see MJ get back in the studio with Quincy Jones and make some music. Get Timbaland to mix up the tracks, and get it out already! Jacko’s “you rock my world” off the #1’s album was pretty good and a return to his classic style.
    I didn’t think Lindsay’s photo was that bad, but she is starting to look really hungry. Did she go on the “Nicole Richie” diet?

  • Chris

    Really, Whitney… your ignorance and xenophobia is showing. That picture of Lindsey Lohan is really not “freakish” nor is the special effects they used on the eyes, then again.. Europe is now the leader in fashion, technological advancement and whatever is “IN” at the moment while our kids on this side of the pond lag behind in every aspect of education. I think you’re just bitter that the GOPers have lost control and people are voting them out of office.
    Don’t be such a sore loser..

  • to Chris

    When did Whitney say she was a Republican? You are clearly a crazy person. Up the meds!

  • brandonk

    What’s wrong with her eyes? Maybe that’s why she gets in car wrecks so much…must be hard to see.

  • Lorenzo

    I think her eyes changes color every time she sees food. Come on, Lindsay! Eat a hamburger and stop helping Nicole Richie vomit in the toliet.
    As for Michael, what hasn’t been said about R.Kelly, SR. and the son of Roman Palanski?

  • Chris

    Why do you care? Are you Whitney? If so, why hide behind a “to so and so” moniker and not own your comment? If not Whitney, why not just own your comment and post your actual name?
    Listen, it’s obvious that Whitney IS a republican… but why should I explain myself or my comments to someone who is too cowardly to actually post their name?

  • John

    Dude is there anything better than that? The best selling artist in history performing the title track from the best selling album in history. Can’t wait to see this!

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    Ep SHE did go on the diet months ago. Remember that she was hospitalized for anorexia? She is fine now, but who knows? Sometimes a person can falter.

  • John

    Does it get any better than this? The best selling artist in the history of music, performing the title track to his, and the worlds, best selling album in the history of music on it’s 25th anniv. on the same night as he’s recieving the award for having sold over 100 million albums through out his entire career. Top that! haha this is amazing! Can’t wait to see him do what he does best, perform his music and recieve awards haha. I love the image that the title of this article conjures up. I just sort of picture him having been out sick and now i see him picking up his briefcase and heading back into the office or something haha classic.

  • Jasper

    I love Michael and I’m glad that he’s actually performing and not whining about his childhood but I’m surprised nobody commented on the fact that he already looks scarier than any Thriller recreation could make him. I really am concerned about what sort of make up will be involved in this. It should be cool though. And why don’t they give out the Diamond every year. There should be enough people to give it out at least every other year Madonna, Garth and Whitney don’t have theirs yet do they?

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