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PREACH IT! Gee, something tells us we're approaching a Michael Jackson milestone

June 15, 2010 |  2:47 pm

In case you’ve somehow been buried alive and missed this: The anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death is coming up. The hype has already begun in earnest, with the announcement of a video game that will let players moonwalk alongside the self-proclaimed King of Pop. The late hitmaker also was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame, and the Jackson family is apparently allowing mortals to approach unto Olympus Michael’s grave to leave their burnt offerings pay their respects.

Math -- cruel, cruel math -- indicates that we still have 10 days until the precise anniversary of the Gloved One’s death. That leaves 10 days for the drama to build to well-nigh hysterical proportions. Radar is doing its part by running a conspiracy piece about how MJ was supposedly murdered for his music catalog or something. (Which is totally silly. Come on. Everybody knows Michael Jackson died because his mom made him sad.)

And we here at MOG are, of course, participating in this sad anniversary in as classy a way as we can manage. We’ll keep you updated on all things MJ as the hoopla progresses.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo: OK, so it's not exactly the "This Is It" tour, but -- backup dancers for the late Michael Jackson perform as part of a presentation for the Michael Jackson video game during a media briefing ahead of the E3 event in Los Angeles on June 14, 2010.  Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.

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