Thursday, March 08, 2007

Michael Jackson earns $1m for a few minutes of photos

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Jackson fans meet idol for £1,800

Singer Michael Jackson has greeted fans in Japan who paid up to $3,500 (£1,800) for a brief meeting with their idol. The 48-year-old arrived late for the event in Tokyo, did not perform and sat away from fans during a musical show. Carlo Riley, who flew from the US to meet the star, told the Reuters news agency: "I'll pay it again". Jackson visited Japan after being cleared of child molestation charges in 2005, calling it "one of my favourite places in the entire world". 'Very gentle' At the "platinum VIP party", which reportedly made $1 million (£518,000) from ticket sales, the musician briefly posed for photographs with each of his fans.


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