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View Poll Results: Which Celebrity Will You Miss The Most?
Ed McMahon 13 8.39%
Michael Jackson 62 40.00%
Farrah Fawcet-Majors 25 16.13%
None Of These People Will Be Missed 15 9.68%
All Of These People Will Be Missed 40 25.81%
Voters: 155. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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So far this has not been a good week for Hollywood. We have lost 3 stars. We lost Ed McMahon who was part of life for over 30 years as the co star of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
We lost Farrah Faucett-Majors who was a big star in the 70s and who still holds the posters sold record.
Today we lost Michael Jackson who entertained and amused us for many years and who still holds the title of the best selling album with Thriller. Which one will you miss the most?
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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Michael Jackson by far had the biggest impact out of the 3 by a mile. Most popular pop/R&B singers today were strongly influenced by him. His music is awesome and EVERYONE likes it whether they admit it or not. Jackson is prob. one of, if not the biggest single entertainer in history. The worldwide sympathy his death will recieve will show his incredible legacy.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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Farrah's death is sad, poignant and inspiring (her courage).

Ed's was to be expected and he was with us every night for 30 years - then did more.

Micheal Jackson's is like Elvis, Diana and Marilyn Monroe - it will have the most impact.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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All of these people will be missed but I grew up with Michael Jackson's music and Farrah's series, so I guess it's a major impact for me.

They are resting now.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Farrah's death is sad, poignant and inspiring (her courage).

Ed's was to be expected and he was with us every night for 30 years - then did more.

Micheal Jackson's is like Elvis, Diana and Marilyn Monroe - it will have the most impact.
I was never a huge Farrah fan but when the media did what they did to her during her illness, my heart went out to her. The cancer story was very hard/painful to watch. Farrah gets my vote, although I wasn't surprised. I've wondered if she would have done other treatment if she'd be here today. We will never know. Now the world will watch her son to see if he joins her or straightens out. I hope he straightens out.

Michael, I'm not convinced it wasn't suicide...
He was going to be touring, him going in the hospital would have made good publicity for said tour. He's been hurting financially; I don't know.
I feel for his children, I don't doubt there will be a huge custody fight between his family and the birth mother. I don't doubt we'll see a repeat of Anna Nicole with a DNA test being asked for.

Ed, yeah, more expected due to age.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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... I don't doubt there will be a huge custody fight between his family and the birth mother. I don't doubt we'll see a repeat of Anna Nicole with a DNA test being asked for...
I doubt those whiter than white children have any familial connection with Mr. Jackson...
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: middle of everywhere
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Didn't the birth mom sign away her rights or did she just not want to be involved?

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I doubt those whiter than white children have any familial connection with Mr. Jackson...
If his name is on their birth certificate, that is all that really matter to the courts. In their eyes he is their father- DNA or not.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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Michael Jackson clearly had mental issues, the least of which was that he was obsessed with children, and also the fact that he wanted to be White.

His physical transformation over two decades was astounding. He went from a dark ebony skin tone to an almost alibaster white. He completely altered (and disfigured) his nose, and had his lips reduced in size. He wore makeup and a wig to make him look more feminine and more Caucasian.

He also "acquired" children who were clearly Caucasian and not at all Black; therefore, quite obviously they were not his own biological offspring.

How the Black community can continue to idolize a Black man who would so blatantly shun everything about himself that was Black (making himself look as Caucasian as possible, and only having Caucasian children)...I'll never understand.

Michael Jackson was an affront to all Black people, and he was probably (although this hasn't been proven) a pedophile.

I hope this thread doesn't turn into some hero worship thread, because I just don't get the sentiments.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Michael will have the biggest impact out of the 3 that died, I think.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Awe, Ed had a zero next to his name, so I voted for him.
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