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Michaeljackson Michael Jackson is giving his career a much-needed face-lift. Organizers of the World Music Awards say Jacko will perform "Thriller" at next week's ceremony in London. I guess the attraction is that he doesn't need any special effects or makeup these days to make the transformation from human to zombie.

Jackson also will receive the "Diamond Award," which honors artists who have more than 100-million in album sales. Actress Lindsay Lohan, whose public image desperately needs its own resuscitation, is hosting the award ceremony.

Has anyone heard of the World Music Awards before now? Granted, I'm no fan of music award ceremonies. They're phonier than Madonna's adoption papers. More predictable than a Nicolas Cage action flick. And generally as unnecessary as "MTV's The Real World: Detroit."

Past recipients of the Diamond Award include Bon Jovi and Rod Stewart. Yeesh. Maybe "Thriller" doesn't sound so bad after all.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:20pm]


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