Tuesday, June 14, 2005

That Michael Jackson verdict

You know who the real losers were from yesterday's not-guilty verdict and ensuing blanket media coverage (black SUV rolls along highway! Then rolls along highway some more!) ? Really? Destiny's Child. On any other day of the year, the news of their break-up would have dominated the entertainment headlines, as one of the few genuinely talented all-female pop groups to make it big over the past decade. But no, Jacko gets a clean slate and suddenly their big media moment is blown out of the water. The Spice Girls got more coverage when they split up, and honestly, what the hell for? DC's publicists must be really pissed off.

Incidentally, full marks for sneakiness to the Evening Standard, for their damning billboard screamer "I'LL STOP SLEEPING WITH BOYS", SAYS JACKO. Harsh!

2 Comments:

At June 15, 2005 4:36 pm, Anonymous RP said...

Jacko's trial overshadowed another slightly more important one:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4088382.stm

 
At June 15, 2005 7:26 pm, Blogger Elle said...

M! GUESS WHAT! I'm going to see Destiny's Child when they come to Montreal August 9th!!!!!!
Uh... yeah... we only bought tickets b/c of the breakup news. Last chance ever to see DC in concert (until the reunion tour of course but that could take forever to happen). Plus, as you know, no one ever comes to Montreal... they always go to Toronto and Vancouver, so am v. happy about this!

 

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