Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The last to know

The secluded housemates on the British version of “Big Brother” just found out – this morning! – that Michael Jackson is dead. Check out their reactions. (Hat-tip: TV Tattle.)

13 comments:

bklyn6 said...

Even folks in the most remote parts of the world know this. Okay. Maybe not, but wow.

Thembi said...

That made me tear up a little... I was too busy reacting MYSELF to really notice how other people were handling it.

PS - On a late pass moment I'm watching re-watching The Corner. WOW.

'Drea said...

I've been listening to MJ's music almost nonstop since he died.

Intellectually, you know that everyone who lives will die but his death was shocking.

For that matter, so was the death of Steve McNair.

bklyn6 said...

I've been listening to MJ's music almost nonstop since he died.

Same here, well, mostly J5/Jacksons. That stuff never leaves my mp3 player but I've been listening to it constantly for the last couple of weeks.

Then I came across MJ "The Stripped Mixes" at iTunes and amazon.com. They're the J5 classics we've come to love but stripped of lush orchestration and flourishes. Michael's vocals are so clear, so sweet. I'm loving' this compilation. On the downside, Sony put it out on the day of Michael's memorial.

thehoustongirl said...

I duno if I believe that; its 2008 for crying out loud they can't be THAT secluded! WTF?

I think its for ratings.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Houstongirl, "Big Brother" be serious about sealing up that house. I watched the U.S. version in 2001... and the housemates didn't know about the 9/11 attacks until the producers decided to tell them... days later, if I recall.

Undercover Black Man said...

They're the J5 classics we've come to love but stripped of lush orchestration and flourishes.

Oh wow... that's what the "Stripped Mixes" are? I gotta check 'em out. Thanks, bklyn6.

Undercover Black Man said...

PS - On a late pass moment I'm watching re-watching The Corner. WOW.

Cool, Thembi. After that, you should check out a great new singer named Prince.

;^)

KST said...

Yep. UBM is right about the level of seclusion the contestants face on the show.

The messed up thing about the 2001 season was that one of the cast members, (Monica) had a missing relative at the WTC. The internet went wild over her not being told about what had happened.

Kellybelle said...

Wow. They cd've let that tidbit of info slip in.

'Drea said...

@bklyn6 Thanks for "The Stripped Mixes" rec.

Michael Murray said...

That's interesting, but I want to know why Wolverine is in the big brother house.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Hee-hee...