dines with choreographer
Jan. 07, 2007 according to Norm Clarke – Las Vegas
Michael Jackson appears to be moving quickly with his
Jackson was spotted Friday dining with Emmy-Award winning
director/choreographer Kenny Ortega, who choreographed Jackson’s last tour,
almost a decade ago.
Jackson, who moved to Las Vegas two weeks ago after 16
months overseas, had dinner with Ortega in a private room at Wynn Las Vegas.
Still under wraps is where Jackson wants to relaunch his
Both Jackson and Ortega have been associated with Steve
Wynn, who transformed Siegfried & Roy into international stars with a major
production show at The Mirage. Wynn’s friendship with Jackson dates back
decades. Jackson was often a guest of Wynn’s at The Mirage, and there was talk
Wynn was bringing Jackson to Las Vegas. Jackson listed Wynn as a character
witness in his 2005 trial.
In his 2004 bio, Ortega said he was "overseeing the
creation of a production" for Wynn.
prepares to settle down
Dec. 28, 2006
Paparazzi had staked out a mansion near The Orleans on
Wednesday, a sure sign that Michael Jackson’s hideaway is no longer secret.
An Internet report hinted that the pop icon was heading
for the $60 million, 100,000-square-foot mansion built by Jackson pal Prince
Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei at Spanish Trail. But activity at the other location,
which we won’t divulge for security reasons, suggested that Jackson had other
When Jackson in 2005 was vindicated in California, there
were reports he was lining up a deal at the Wynn resort. But Wynn reps
suggested otherwise at the time.
Fox News‘ Roger F. reported on Monday that it was
unlikely Jackson was in Las Vegas "as reported over the weekend."
That despite numerous sightings of Jackson shopping on
Christmas Eve at the Forum Shops at Caesars.
Jackson "is terrified of returning to the U.S. and
doesn’t actually want to work," Roger wrote in his Monday column.
Roger added, "Should Jackson return to the U.S., he
would be inundated with process servers in a number of civil matters. Chief
among them: a $48 million lawsuit that’s proceeding through the New York
courts. Several former attorneys are also suing him for nonpayment of fees. And
a return to America would make him vulnerable in his ongoing, and as yet
unsettled, custody case with ex-wife Debbie Rowe."
Roger F. pulled a 180-degree U-turn on Tuesday, however,
and acknowledged that Jackson is in Las Vegas.