MJ denier-turned-accuser spills
On Thursday morn's Today, Wade Robson, 30, Australian dancer, told host Matt Lauer that deceased pop star Michael Jackson "performed sexual acts on me and forced me to perform sexual acts on him." Robson was a member, as a child, of MJ's traveling tour. In April, Robson came out with allegations of abuse, and he's filed a late creditor's petition against MJ's estate. All of which is disturbing, since Robson has defended Jackson in criminal investigations since 1993, including flat denials of sexual activity in the 2005 molestation case. He claims MJ trained him to lie about the abuse.
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Fashion and sexual fantasy (and sometime football player) David Beckham, 38, has announced he's quitting soccer after this season. At the moment, he's a midfielder for French footie-guys Paris Saint-Germain. . . . Hugh Hefner just bought a $5 million house in the Hollyweird Hills. He and wife Crystal Harris co-own it, although they'll continue to live at the Playboy Mansion. Strangely, Hugh does not own the PM; he just pays rent. So he's thinking of Crystal's future. . . . Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are having the longest divorce proceedings ever! They're haggling over spousal support now, including Demi's little request for $25 million to renovate her San Remo apartment overlooking Central Park. If they haggle much longer, it'll be over burial arrangements. . . . Is this a good idea? Reese Witherspoon and hubs Jim Toth, arrested last month for disorderly conduct in a DUI-related stop in Atlanta, during which Reese snarled some delectable things to police, were spotted Tuesday at Soho House New York, eatin' and, yep, guzzlin'. Don't drive home, you two. . . . One Direction, current boffo boy band, announced the first group of dates for their 2014 "Where We Are" world tour. More to come, including (some hope) U.S. dates. . . . Scarlett Johansson will make her directorial debut, helming the film version of Truman Capote's almost-lost novel, Summer Crossing. Shooting begins next year.
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