About those scantily clad construction workers...
By Jessanne Collins
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From the overwhelming tidal wave of news stories, rumors, and conjectures surrounding The Death of Michael Jackson and all things related, there's one speck of plankton that's caught our eye. The AP reports that MJ recently spent several days filming an elaborate video project, perhaps for use in the London comeback concerts planned for this summer. The video, now in post-production, incorporated several different sets including a Thriller-esque cemetary, a set "draped in black with an oversized portrait of Jackson in
his "Thriller" werewolf costume," and a "lush jungle."
Now Thriller-inspired nostalgia is a no-brainer and as for the jungle, well, we'll assume until proven otherwise that it was meant for a lavish Bubbles retrospective. But there was a fourth set involved -- one "built to replicate a construction site" -- that leaves us scratching our heads. By way of explanation, the AP only notes that "One scene filmed on the construction site set included scantily clad male dancers wearing carpenter's belts." Oh. Of course.
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