LOS ANGELES, CA, USA Psychic spoon-bender and full-time Michael Jackson pimp Uri Gellar clarified the reasons for Jackson's thinly veiled hostility to one-time friend Sir Paul McCartney which culminated in Jacko appropriating the Beatles' catalog behind his long-time friend's back.
Gellar admits his pal desperately wanted to meet the Queen because he hoped to eventually become a 'Sir'. He says, "When Michael heard Steven (Spielberg) got a knighthood, he wanted one too - and he should have (been granted one). "I once took him to the Houses of Parliament and he whispered, 'Is the Queen here?'"
Movie director Spielberg was honored as an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by the Queen in 2001. The monarchy can bestow knighthoods on candidates who are not citizens of a Commonwealth Realm; however those so honored may only use the initials after their name and are forbidden from using the title of 'Sir' or 'Dame.'
Jackson became incensed when he discovered he would never be addressed as "Sir Jacko" and threw a screaming fit, exclaiming "I am the KING of Pop! It's just not fair! Why does Paul get to be a "sir"!" Thereafter he was repeatedly refused an audience with HM Queen Elizabeth II on the grounds he was a crazed drug addict and pretender to a non-existent throne, a situation which majesties rarely take lightly.