Internet Freaking Out After White Actor Cast To Play King Of Pop

The internet is crying foul after a new biopic on Michael Jackson has cast a white British actor, Ralph Fiennes.

The movie focuses on the King Of Pop’s fabled post-9/11 road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. Brian Cox and Stockard Channing have been cast as Brando and Taylor.

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“I got the script the other day,” Fiennes explained to WENN. “It’s a challenge. It’s a comedy. It doesn’t poke mean fun but it’s a story, possibly urban legend, whereby Michael, Marlon Brando, and Liz Taylor were all together the day before 9/11 doing a concert. Continue reading

Former Disney President Named In Hollywood Sex Ring Case

UPDATE: Lawsuits were filed against executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman, and Gary Goddard accusing them of operating a Hollywood sex ring.

Gary Goddard is the founder and CEO of The Goddard Group, Garth Ancier is the former president of BBC America Worldwide, and David Neuman is the former president of Disney TV.

The lawyer for the man who says “X-Men” director Bryan Singer sexually abused him will release three more names of executives who were also part of the alleged Hollywood sex ring.UPDATE: Lawsuits were filed against executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman, and Gary Goddard accusing them of operating a Hollywood sex ring.

Gary Goddard is the founder and CEO of The Goddard Group, Garth Ancier is the former president of BBC America Worldwide, and David Neuman is the former president of Disney TV.

The lawyer for the man who says “X-Men” director Bryan Singer sexually abused him will release three more names of executives who were also part of the alleged Hollywood sex ring.

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Bryan Singer Former Disney President Named In Hollywood Sex Ring Case

Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney who deals with many cases of sexual abuse, announced the press conference Sunday.

Herman said he will file three lawsuits on Monday and name the Hollywood executives at a 2 p.m. press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The attorney said his client, Michael Egan III, now 31, will attend the news conference with his mother.

At a press conference last week, Egan said men in the sex ring plied young teens with alcohol and drugs and promised them work in TV and movies. source

He likened the alleged behavior as being treated like “a piece of meat.” He also said he was threatened with physical violence to keep quiet.

An attorney for Singer said Egan’s claims about the director were “absurd and defamatory.” Marty Singer, no relation to the director, also said he and his client would file a malicious prosecution counter-suit “after we prevail.”

Bryan Singer Former Disney President Named In Hollywood Sex Ring Case

Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney who deals with many cases of sexual abuse, announced the press conference Sunday.

Herman said he will file three lawsuits on Monday and name the Hollywood executives at a 2 p.m. press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The attorney said his client, Michael Egan III, now 31, will attend the news conference with his mother.

At a press conference last week, Egan said men in the sex ring plied young teens with alcohol and drugs and promised them work in TV and movies. source

He likened the alleged behavior as being treated like “a piece of meat.” He also said he was threatened with physical violence to keep quiet.

An attorney for Singer said Egan’s claims about the director were “absurd and defamatory.” Marty Singer, no relation to the director, also said he and his client would file a malicious prosecution counter-suit “after we prevail.”

Fisherman Killed After Being Attacked By Beaver!

A Beaver has attacked and killed a fisherman, literally pouncing on the man then gnawing on his neck until he was dead, in what officials are calling a ‘freak attack..’ Reports indicate the beaver became enraged after the fisherman tried to take his picture, no joke! The man was with two friends when they spotted the animal on the side of the road and decided to take his photograph.

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A BEAVER has reportedly mauled a man to death after pouncing on him as he went to take its photograph during a fishing trip. I REPEAT, A fisherman has been bitten to death by a beaver after trying to take its photograph, reportsExpress.uk.co!

The man is believed to have been on a fishing trip at Lake Shestakov in Belarus with two friends when they spotted the animal on the side of the road. They stopped to take a picture of the creature, but as the victim approached the beaver it reportedly leapt on him, biting him on the leg. Despite the efforts of his friends to stem the flow of blood from the wound, the man bled to death. The animal is believed to have severed a main artery during the attack, according to reports.

Attacks by beavers are not unheard of! Last year in the U.S. two girls were mauled by a beaver in a lake in Virginia as they swam and more recently, an 83-year-old U.S. woman was bitten as she swam in Lake Barcroft.

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Jackson Movie Supplier Claims Extortion

It’s a fact, Michael Jackson paid huge sums of money to stock his vast movie collection with scores of Nazi themed flicks and the two people Jackson employed to find him those movies are speaking out for the first time.

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We talked exclusively with Norman Scherer, who was Jackson’s personal movie dealer back in the 1990s. Scherer’s take on why Jackson ordered movies glorifying Hitler is vastly different than details given to the NY Post by Scott Shaffer, Jackson’s former personal assistant.

“I couldn’t believe just how turned around the story was in the press. Sites are saying that I said Michael was obsessed with Nazis” said Scherer, “He did get Nazi-based films from me, but I don’t think he watched them for twisted reasons, he was fascinated with the way the military moved, and they were research for his dancing.”

Scherer owned “Video Oyster” in the 1990s, a video vault of rare movies and TV shows from around the globe. His office, located on Wall Street, sold rare finds to college kids, Wall Street stock brokers and everyone in between including countless celebrities, like Richard Gere, Naomi Campbell, Keith Richards, Ted Turner and Barbara Streisand, to name a few.

Scott Shaffer heard about Scherer’s thriving video business through the grape vine of entertainers in NYC, and first called him in November of 1995.  Shaffer told Scherer that he had a big client for him, and that customer was Michael Jackson. Shaffer sent over a list of movies and TV shows to Scherer, and he began providing Jackson with boxes and boxes of VHS movies. Sometimes Scherer would hand deliver the videos to the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC, where Jackson lived for many months.

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BIG BUCKS FOR RARE MOVIES

Scherer’s first check from Jackson was for a cool $21,725.00, and it was drawn from the account of “Neverland Valley Ranch.” “The checks kept coming in and I kept shipping Jackson boxes of movies for months.” Scherer said. There was one list of what Michael wanted in the beginning, “Nazi-based movies”, “Disney movies”, “troubled male youth movies”, “Judy Garland movies” and “vintage TV game shows.” After a while, Scherer started to get the hang of picking movies that he knew Jackson would like.

Scherer recalls Shaffer telling him, “Michael likes you because you know what he likes – you think like him.” Because Scherer hand picked the films for Jackson, be began to get an intimate understanding of his viewing habits.

Nazi war stories were not the only thing Michael liked to watch, Scherer recounts, “He liked to buy old TV shows-old game shows, he liked old TV because it was easier times and less complicated. He bought Judy Garland movies because they make you smile” Scherer continued, “He liked the videos about young boys with troubled families-because he wanted to relate to what his youth was like-he found a connection in there.” In an effort to set the record straight, Scherer maintained, “Michael created his own world… I don’t think any of that was a sexual thing. He genuinely loved children and loved living vicariously through them. I mean he loved Peter Pan!”

Now here’s where the story took a bad turn that plays out more like a scene from the movie “Blow”, than a simple sales transaction. “I never met Michael, He didn’t want to ever come to my office because it smelled like pot, and Michael didn’t like pot.” Sherer admitting as to the reason he never actually met Jackson in person.

At one point Scherer was literally traveling around the U.S. to get films just for Michael, “70% of my business was from Michael.” said Scherer.

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According to Scherer, Shaffer called him out of the blue in March of 96′ and demanded to receve a 10% cash cut from of all future checks from MJJ Productions/Neverland Valley Ranch, and for all subsequent orders of videos. Scherer felt like he was being extorted, and he also thought that Jackson most likely did not know Shaffer was requesting a cut, but he knew he would lose the account if he did not agree. “Scott tried to extort me and he said he’d drop the account if I didn’t give him 10% cash from each order, and Michael obviously didn’t know about it.” Said Scherer. “So I told him to come in Video Oyster, and I would give him the money.” Then Scherer took matters in to his own hands, “Scott came in my office, and I told him, ‘Okay, you can only have the 10% if you dance like Michael’, and Scott started to dance – so I handed him the money.”

What Shaffer probably does not know is that Scherer video-taped the whole thing. Scherer admitted that the tape of Scott trying to dance like Michael was funny, however, he did not intend on releasing the 15-year-old tape of Shaffer dancing on command, deeming it “humiliating.” The business relationship between the two would never recover, “Soon after, I gathered up some movies I thought Michael would like, dropped them off at the Four Seasons concierge, and it was over.” Said Scherer.

The business relationship had ended, and they went their separate ways…15 years later, the two are reunited by this story…

The NY Post, who broke the story of Jackson’s so called “Nazi obsession” spoke with Scott Shaffer who stated, “the reason for ending business with Scherer was because his video prices became too high”, but Scherer insists they ended business because Shaffer “killed the vibe” after he tried to extort him.

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Scherer has no regrets.

When asked, “What would you say to Shaffer if the two of you were to meet face to face?” Scherer said, “Thanks for the memories. Thanks for turning me on to a beautiful person [Michael]. I loved his work and I loved his mind. Some of the things he did may look bad, but they weren’t. Kids are fun, kids are better than people that MJ had a deal with. I appreciated meeting Scotty and doing business, and was able to interact with Michael through him. It was an amazing experience.”

Interview by Lisa Mason Lee