Topic: Michael Jackson

Jackson hair-on-fire footage finally unveiled

Video footage of one of advertising's seminal moments has finally been leaked 25 years later—that of Michael Jackson's hair catching on fire, due to mistimed pyrotechnics, at a 1984…

July 16, 2009, 10:18 AM EDT

R.I.P. Michael Jackson, adland's king of pop

It seems fitting, ironic and ultimately tragic that Michael Jackson's best-known ad moment involved a freak accident. In 1984, at the height of his mega-fame in the wake of Thriller,…

June 25, 2009, 7:32 PM EDT

Posters ruin Michael Jackson's big surprise

Finally, a secret revealed about Michael Jackson that doesn't make me want to barf all over myself. The King of Pop is planning a series of concerts for July…

March 6, 2009, 8:07 AM EST

Jackson appears on anti-pedophilia ads

Michael Jackson should be off-limits to advertisers these days, what with the whole sleeping-with-boys image problem. But actually, Jackson's image is all over the place in Budapest—on guerrilla political attack ads that…

March 24, 2006, 7:41 AM EST

Is the time ripe for Jesus Juice?

It seems odd that anyone would want to be associated with the alleged capers of Michael Jackson and young boys, but two people in California—one of them a longtime CBS…

November 7, 2005, 4:19 PM EST

Why Johnny Depp is not Michael Jackson

Now that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is in theaters, I’m surprised people are still comparing Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka to Michael Jackson. Here’s why: Although the nature of MJ’s…

July 21, 2005, 8:57 AM EDT

Beware the Michael Jackson virus

Hackers recently found a way to exploit the discomforting weirdness of the Michael Jackson trial. Internet News reports that they “are slamming computers around the world with a Trojan virus…

June 13, 2005, 1:00 AM EDT

Just beat it

As an entertainer, Michael Jackson has been mailing it lately, but the United States Postal Service won’t return the favor. Jacko, who just gave a DNA sample to investigators ahead…

December 7, 2004, 8:29 AM EST