“This Is It” received rave reviews globally but MJ was not the only one who made the headlines. Who wanted to be ‘It’? Who/what was trying to steal the spotlight from him?
1) The Yankees and the Phillies
2) Michael Jackson himself: It is alleged that pictures taken at Jackson’s autopsy have been leaked
3) Pakistanis: they gave Hilary Clinton a sound thrashing
4) Swine flu: a national emergency was declared in the US on account of the H1N1
5) An American hotelier: he forbade Hispanic employees from speaking Spanish and forced them to anglicize their names
6) A Home Depot employee: he got fired for refusing to take off a pin with “One Nation Under God, Indivisible”
7) The pilots who were distracted for over an hour last week: they got their licenses revoked.
8) British Airways: they added 2000 additional seats to the Caribbean.
9) Tight pants on Indonesian women: these will be banned
10) Trinidad, Barbados, Bahamas and Cuba: Out of 134 countries they ranked 19, 21, 28 and 29 respectively, based on equality of men and women
11) Fidel Castro’s sister: she accused Fidel of still holding the power in Raul’s government
12) Chavez: he sent a message to Obama to start earning his Nobel Peace Prize.
13) Criminals brandishing mobile phone guns: It Is In, in T&T
14) The culmination of Cancer Awareness month; Creole Heritage month in St. Lucia; Tourism Awareness month in St. Kitts and Nevis
15) Former PM of Grenada, Keith Mitchell: A Grenadian newspaper has to be liquidated to pay him US$71,000 in his libel suit against them.
16) St.Lucia’s Crusader newspaper: they called for the sick, accommodated at the George Odlum Sports Stadium after St. Jude’s hospital fire, to be evicted.
17) Andre Agassi: he was ‘Open’ and admitted to using crystal meth during his career
18) Bolt: he can’t outrun a cheetah but he adopted one in Kenya
19) A 5 year old Romanian boy: he has a six pack and a sculpted body. It’s a curious case. Don’t believe me? http://www.nydailynews.com/money/work_career/2009/10/26/2009-10-26_photos_fiveyearold_has_six_pack_breaks_records.html
Amid the jostling for the limelight, you can still Consider yourself up to speed…