Michael Jackson auction has been called off

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April

Tbd-michaeljackson041609 The auction of Michael Jackson's stuff from Neverland Ranch isn't going off after all, presumably because MJ sacrificed three more young children to Beelzebub in order to seal the deal. Yeah, we're a little late on this, but it's not like you were going to afford anything, anyway.

The AP says the Julien's Auction House has called off the auction slated to begin April 22. Specific terms were not disclosed, but Jackson gets to keep his stuff and Julien's gets to keep an exhibition of some of the 2,000 items that were going to hit the block.

Stage costumes, a customized Rolls Royce limousine, antique furniture, lifesize statues of superheroes and Star Wars villains, from Batman to Darth Vader, and a fully equipped computer game arcade were among the lots that had been up for grabs. The auction house had expected sales in excess of $20 million.

"There was so much interest from so many of Jackson's fans that instead of putting the items in the hands of private collectors, Dr. Tohme and Julien's Auction House have made arrangements that will allow the collection to be shared with and enjoyed by Jackson's fans for many years to come," read a joint statement from Jackson spokesman Dr. Tohme R. Tohme and auction organizer Darren Julien. Does this mean we can't try on his samurai armor or play with his life-sized Bruce Lee statue?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:32am]

    

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