Michael Jackson is about to sell his prized Beatles song catalogue to help pay off his debts which are estimated at $900 million. The sale will go ahead on eBay where bidding will start at around $750 million.
Paul McCartney will be counting his loose change as soon as his divorce from Heather Mills is concluded to see if he can afford to recover the copyrights he lost to Jackson in 1985. Regular eBay users will be watching for McCartney's bidder ID, which as usual is "Percy Thrillington".
The Jackson Five are reforming later this year for the start of a 250 concert contract at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, though to avoid falling foul of US false advertising legislation the group will be appearing onstage as 'The Black and White Minstrels'.
Recluse Jackson is reportedly on the lookout for a secure hideaway in Nevada to ensure his personal protection for the duration of the concert run. He is said to be particularly interested in top secret Area 51, which he considers ideal because it doesn't appear on public maps and is known to locals as Neverland.
Further debt reduction plans include a Michael Jackson theme park, to be built in Las Vegas. Wacko World will cover forty five acres and be styled along the lines of a Bangkok brothel, with special rates for children.