A Norwegian Michael Jackson impersonator might be the King of Pop’s love child, the Mirror reports. Omer Bhatti, 25, was seated with Jackson's family in the front row at his Los Angeles memorial service, and resembles his youngest potential sibling, Blanket. Bhatti reportedly lived at Neverland Ranch as a child, and his mother says of Jackson, “He was the King of Pop. But for us he was so much more.” Elsewhere:
- Investigators uncovered a possible criminal angle to the $1.4 million Jackson memorial, the AP reports. No details were given, but an attorney is reviewing the procedures taken by Los Angeles—including spending $48,000 on sandwiches brought to police from 70 miles away—in an effort to recoup taxpayer money.
- Sony Pictures is likely to shell out more than anticipated for Jackson’s rehearsal footage, the Hollywood Reporter notes, with the studio in final negotiations to pay $60 million. A Halloween release date is planned.
- Also from the Reporter: Most Jackson fans probably missed his cameo in direct-to-DVD B-movie Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls, but Jackson had a more serious film project in mind. He planned to begin co-directing a drama about foster children after his 50-concert run was over. “He wanted to do movies the Academy would like,” a filmmaking friend says.