While accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Eddie joked about how he thinks the 78-year-old disgraced comedian should give his own Mark Twain Prize back.
Eddie initially turned down the opportunity to poke fun at Cosby during his return to SNL for the show’s 40-year anniversary. Apparently, he couldn’t hold back this time.
The series is said to detail MJ’s last 16 weeks of life and is based on Tavis Smiley’s yet-to-be-published book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph And Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days. We may get to see the series sooner rather than later, since a script will be developed for both cable and general broadcast and is slated to air next June.
Will you be watching?
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Matt Damon‘s The Martian trailed behind with $21.5 million, while Bridge of Spies came in at number three with $15.4 million.
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1. MJ was a victim of physical abuse from his father as a child. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, he shed tears and claimed that he was so terrified of his father that he would often vomit when he saw him.
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2. His favorite animated character from childhood was Pinocchio.
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3. When MJ listened to the songs from his days in The Jackson 5, he said he sounded like "Minnie Mouse."
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4. His middle name was Joseph – Michael Joseph Jackson.
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5. "Billie Jean" is allegedly based on a true story. MJ claims an obsessive fan tried to say he was the father of her child.
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6. His first song to hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "Ben" in 1972.
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7. MJ was a huge Beatles fan. He paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of it to Sony in 1995 for $95 million.
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8. Get this… The costumes for the "Thriller" video came from the Salvation Army.
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9. Jackson invented and owns the patent for the special anti-gravity boots he wore that allowed him to lean forward extremely far in live performances of "Smooth Criminal."
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10. MJ loved animals, and had several…strange pets. He had a python called Crusher, two llamas called Louis and Lola, and his most famous pet was Bubbles, the chimpanzee.
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11. Sources say MJ "borrowed" the Moonwalk from street dancers he saw outside a hotel.
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12. The original song title for "Thriller" was "Starlight."
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13. Sources say MJ slept in an oxygen tent to live longer and for cosmetic purposes.
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14. MJ was a proud owner of a 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch that has a theme park, a menagerie, and a movie theater.
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15. "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin was one of MJ's closest friends, and is the godfather of two of Jackson's children.
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16. MJ's estate signed a deal with Sony that gave them access to his unreleased recordings for $250 million.
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17. MJ often wore a black armband to remind people of the suffering of children around the world.
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18. The Los Angeles mansion he was renting just before he passed away once belonged to Sean Connery.
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19. MJ was allegedly a pretty avid reader… He was once accused by a library of owing $1 million in overdue book fines.
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20. Wikipedia, Twitter, and AOL's Instant Messenger all crashed at 3:15PM on the day MJ died: June 25, 2009.