HISTORY AND HUBRIS

MICHAEL JACKSON'S ON A MEDIA BLITZ TO SAY HE'S SICK OF HYPE

You know your party's a bust when the biggest celebrity in attendance is the lawyer who helped you beat a child-molestation rap. Michael Jackson held parties on both coasts, in Los Angeles and New York City, to celebrate the June 20 release of HIStory, Past, Present & Future-Book I, his new, epic, hubristic double CD. Both affairs were surprisingly luminary free; even Jackson skipped them. However, Johnnie Cochran, the savvy superlawyer who helped get the child-sex-abuse charges against Jackson settled out of court and who is now defending O.J. Simpson, did show up at the L.A. function, along with fellow attorney...

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