THE BEST PEOPLE OF 1993

1 Michael Jackson. His troubles have made l'affaire Woody a quaint and distant memory. The year began well for Jackson -- a performance at Clinton's pre- Inaugural gala, a Super Bowl half-time spectacle, a TV chat with Oprah that conveyed to tens of millions the impression that he was just a regular guy who was dating Brooke Shields -- but then came the summer of disaster. Charges of child molestation, criminal inquiries, an abandoned world tour, lawsuits, drug addiction, a bizarre disappearance and mysterious return have brought real- world, grownup horror to the owner of Neverland Ranch -- horror he eventually...

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