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Wacko Jacko: I Wuz (Nearly) Robbed!

6/17/2007 4:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

In a case scheduled to go to trial this week, the King of Pop claims his current money troubles were caused not by his own outrageous spending or money mismanagement, but by disloyal and dishonest friends and advisors. Reports the Daily News, Jackson claims that during his 2005 kiddie-sex trial, some of his closest "friends" tried to swindle cash and property out of him. And he credits the Reverend Jesse Jackson and billionaire buddy Ron Burkle for helping him see the light.

Jackson is currently being sued by Prescient Acquisition, which claims that Jackson owes them more than $48 million for helping him refinance a bank loan to buy out Sony's half of the Beatles' song catalogue that Jackson owns.

Posh Spice Not So Nice?

On Thursday, Victoria Beckham launched her new denim line dVb to a packed crowd at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. The Spice Girl created the line in partnership with premium denim label Rock & Republic, and while Beckham publicly cooed about how much she loved the new line, Gatecrasher reports that behind the scenes, Posh Spice was a fashion disaster. "Victoria was horrible to work with - indecisive and inconsistent and generally not present at all. She attached her name to it but didn't want to do any of the work -- unless she was promoting the line in front of the cameras, of course." The source also reports that her partnership with the label has been terminated. No word from the Beckham camp.

Party Favors ... A Trumped Up Birthday ... Jon Cryer Gets Hitched

Mega-mogul Donald Trump celebrated his 61st birthday in style last night at his Atlantic City Taj Mahal Casino. Trump boogied down with guests including Carmen Electra, and in honor of The Donald's birthday, the casino handed out special cash prizes. ... Jon Cryer, of sitcom "Two and a Half Men" (and immortalized as Duckie in "Pretty in Pink"), wed entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner in Mexico yesterday, reports People. This is Cryer's second marriage; he has a six-year old-son with first wife Sarah Trigger.

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Tina    

"On Thursday Victoria Beckham launched her new denim line dVb to a packed crowd at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. The Spice Girl created the line in partnership with premium denim label Rock & Republic"

NULL and VOID. Victoria worked with Western Glove Works on the denim line, not R&R, that was 2 years ago.

2504 days ago
2.

Esq    

Duckie will forever be my first love. **Sigh*

2504 days ago
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Seriously    

Posh can kiss my ass. I wouldn't wear her jeans
if they were free.

2504 days ago
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DeeDee    

Happy Birthday Donald !

2504 days ago
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ooh that hurts good    

Those are the ugliest jeans I have ever seen. Who told this woman she had taste and class. Let's show her some video of the spice girls and remember.
Let's not confuse money with class, haven't we learned anything from Britney.

2504 days ago
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Brother Harold, S.J.    

This Jackson freak died five years ago, only no one ever got around to telling him. Bury the corpse already, his face is enough to pull paint off the ceiling.

2504 days ago
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shirliana    

Victoria - u are a slut when you dress. I can't stand you... get a life.... because yur hubby has money, your dress code is less to be desired.

2504 days ago
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Heather    

She seemed pretty hands on from the public side of things to me...her denim manufacturer is the Silver line of WGW, as noted before, and she personally flew here to Winnipeg to meet with the manufacturers several months ago. Nice pics of her arriving at Wpg's JA Richardson Intl Airport on the front page of our tabloid paper. According to reports here, she was very hands on with those details...

2504 days ago
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Ellen & Babs™    

I Wuz (Nearly) Robbed! - WUZ

this new way of text/typing wuz, ur ... is creating a generation of kids that will not know how to spell, tmz writers using it is so not cool.

2503 days ago
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Michael    

I think that Michael Jackson is misunderstood and he lets people walk all over him, and I think he needs to stand up for himself. I think that this is just an example, finally something comes out that he's really a victim. I mean that whole trial a couple of years ago was a joke and should never had even went there, but people are retarded and don't read about the facts of the trial, they just judge. You don't know MIchael Jackson, he could be the coolest guy, you just judged based on media which is uaully wrong, and yeah he looks bad, but are u the hottest thing out there, would u like to be judged on ur looks, ur not in front of a camera all the time, and i'm sure if u were, i'm sure people would judge u, and your mistakes and misunderstandings, however u don't see that cause ur safe behind your computer...

2503 days ago
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Beatles    

It would really be sad if in fact Jackson was swindled during his sex trial. When you are at your lowest point - trusted people will still take advantage of you.

He will probably never reclaim any of the money - it is likely all gone. The best he can do is press criminal charges if there is evidence.

His records are no longer selling like they once were and he is not a big tour draw in the USA, so he had better scrutinize his finances and be extremely careful about whom he trusts in the future!!!!

2503 days ago
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beth    

Has anyone noticed that the pair of jeans that Posh is holding up are like bigger then her. I can picture her before the shoot, "Now give me a pair that will make me look gauche, now." I mean not only are they wider then her but longer. I do admit though that very few jean manufacturers make petite sized jean 5'4" and under that are classy. The short people only get plain jeans unless you can fit into kid's sizes.

2503 days ago
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Ed    

Who would possible want to rob micheal Jackson? his looks alone could scare any mugger or a vampire to death. Jackson used to be a nice looking man before he horribly overdid the plastic surgery. The surgeon who performed his surgery should never be so foolish to advertise that he did Jacksons surgery, That could surely ruin his business. Jackson should take that money of which he almost got robbed and sue the hell out of the person who performed that awful surgery on his face.

2503 days ago
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ORPHANS IN UNITED STATES NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP , STARTS AT "HOME ( USA )    



I DON'T LIKE POSH IN THE WAY SHE ACTS "SLUTTY" BETTER THAN

ANYONE ELSE , WHICH SHE ISN'T , THOSE'S ARE THE KIND OF

PEOPLE WHO NEEDS TO BE "BITCH SLAPPED" . POSH ONLY

WANTS THE GRAVY JOBS OR NOT DOING A THING ABOUT HER

PRODUCT.............I WOULD NEVER NOR WOULD I EVER RECOMMEND

ANYONE TO BUY HER CLOTHES LINE . ANYONE WHO'S FOOLISH

ENOUGH TO BUY HER LINE OF CLOTHES ARE JUST AS CRAZY AS HER.

SHE'S BETTER OFF GOING BACK TO UK ,,,,,,,,,,THE FEMALE CELEBS WILL

NOT LIKE HER EITHER , BECAUSE SHE'S FAKE , PHONEY , NOT HER REAL

SELF........PEOPLE AREN'T THERESELVES IN HOLLYWOOD , BELAIR , SURROUNDING

AREA.............JUST FAKE .

POSH NEVER SMILES , SHE'S A LONELY LOOKING PERSON AND UNHAPPY .....

2503 days ago
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sickoHollyweird    

A HOLES using other sites to promote your s**t....find a better way.

Mosh pit Spice....loser not worth the ink used here. A Loser and a nobody..on toothpicks.

2503 days ago
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