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Wacko Jacko Back on TV?

10/7/2007 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Transformational Peter Pan fan Michael Jackson will be back on TV in early December as a part of Simon Cowell's British show "X-Factor." The UK talent fest has signed the controversial King of Pop to pop up as a mentor for contestants -- some of whom are as young as 14 -- reports The Sun.

The "X-Factor" stint will be Jackson's first TV appearance since his disastrous 2003 Martin Bashir interview, which preceded Jackson being charged with child molestation and conspiracy, of which he was acquitted in 2005.

It was recently rumored that Jackson would appear in a Las Vegas comeback -- that hasn't happened. Perhaps Simon can lure the gloved wonder out of his self-imposed exile.


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Only swim in the Ocean    

Go Michael!

2571 days ago


Yeah...I would like to see the old Michael.' beez' some stentions' he gotz' own' dat' head a' hiz'. I think he was a good looking black guy before all the plastic surgery. You gotta' admit... now he makes Andy Warhol look like a good ol' country boy from Iowa.

2570 days ago


Why in the world doesn't this freak just go away? No one will ever convince me that he is innocent of child molestation. He is so sick and he has no business having the kids. It is heartbreaking to see them dressed the way they are, with the names he has given them and then the business of him dangling the one over the balcony. Gee it is funny how he didn't have all his familys support in Santa Maria. Of course Janet put in her token appearence and Jermaine, who has had no career and rides the coattails of his brother was there. The Jackson family is a mess and he is the worst...the only one you never hear about is Rebbie....she must have been smart enough to run for the hills. Michael Jackson is sick.....and a criminal too. Hopefully he will someday not beat the rap because once a child molester...ALWAYS A CHILD MOLESTER! He should be in prison where he can be some thugs little boy and he can find out what sharing a bed with a grown-up is really like. Go away Jackson...just go away for good.

2570 days ago

Lenn K.    

Broke and totally disgraced sexual predator is going to be unleashed on young boys to help them, isn't this how it started in the first place. Stay in exile, because your time has come and gone, and who knew they Billie Jean really wasn't lover, well all of us.

2570 days ago


The picture of "Senorita" MJ is priceless, but really, they didn't have to do alot to it. He hasn't looked like a man since 1983. Come to think of it he hasn't looked like a black man for about a decade either.

2570 days ago


This will be a good look for him. I'm sure we will all be on youtube searching for clips after it airs.

2570 days ago

Juicy Couture    

Talk about trainwreck TV. Michael Jackson, Britney and Lindsay should replace the judges on American Idol. It might be entertaining at that point.

2570 days ago


He would be a good mentor for young stars. Obviously, he is not going to be alone with them, there will be cameras and producers monitoring his every move.

But he has advice to give to help others avoid the mistakes he has made.

One of us saw him and his brothers in their FIRST EVER television performance after signing with Motown.

They appears with Stevie Wonder in August 1969 at the First Ever National Miss Black America Pageant in Madison Square Garden.

They had not release their first record yet, but the audience was intrigue and watched their performances in awe.

Everyone knew they were going to be big.

When 'I WANT YOU BACK' debuted on the radio in November of 1969, it was an immediate hit. But their voices were even better in person than on that record.

2570 days ago


AWESOME! HE NEEDS TO BE ON TV IN THE UNITED STATES. We miss you Michael Jackson! NO matter what his personal life has been like, there is NO DENYING THE TALENT OF MICHAEL JACKSON. BE FAIR TO HIM AND ADMIT THAT.

2570 days ago

Lenn K.    

#11- I agree with you he is talented and should be on television. Folsom has a television station for kid-touchers and he would be a star afterhours with the big boys!!!

2570 days ago


these were "our" stars...

2570 days ago

I am still waiting for a reality show with him. That would be amazing. I wonder if he would ever do anything like that. I would tune in for sure.

2570 days ago

Blah blah blah    

F R E A K!

2570 days ago


This is wrong in so many ways !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2570 days ago

J Byrd    

Douchebag, pedophile, child molester, boy lover Michael Jackson is going to be on TV? I'm sure he's invited lots of his little boy fans to attend the show.

2570 days ago
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