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Neverland is nevermore (or so we hope)

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March

Shocking development, 80s fans! California authorities on Thursday have ordered the closure of Michael Jackson's Neverland estate, pending payment of his worker's compensation bill.

Jackson has been fined $169,000 in fines and still owes more than $300,000 in unpaid wages, according to a report tonight by Reuters. (I guess dressing like a Muslim woman in Dubai isn't paying the bills these days. And there's no one left in the civilized world who needs a copy of Thriller or Bad.) In the meantime, local animal welfare authorities will take care of the zoo on his 2,800-acre estate/themepark. (No word on who's babysitting his sleep-over guests.)

The King of Pop (ack! I hate saying that. Can we call him Wackson Jackson?) was cleared last year of charges of sexually abusing a boy at Neverland. Lately, he's spent much of his time overseas and away from the camera's eye. The Reuters news service was unable to reach any representative for comment.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:16pm]

    

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