Nothing like an old-fashioned vintage celebrity scandal! Author Craig Brown has released a new book recounting crazy encounters between The Rich & Psychotic.
This one’s a corker…
According to the new tome One on One, Michael Jackson was always puzzled by Madonna’s monumental success. You know — since he rated her singing or dancing skills superior.
So when Madge got the brilliant idea to arrange for the King of Pop to escort her to the 1991 Oscars, their preliminary dinner was pretty awkward.
“I’m sitting there, you know, trying to be nice,” the book quotes Michael as saying. “And the next thing I know, she reaches over and takes my glasses off…? And then she throws them across the room and breaks them. I was shocked. ‘I’m your date now,’ she told me. ‘And I hate it when I can’t see a man’s eyes.'”
Things got even more dicey when Madonna apparently thought she had busted MJ peeking at her cleavage.
The book says a grinning Madonna “snatches his hand and places it upon them,” after which MJ “recoils.”
Their Oscar date went ahead, but MJ was ditched at an afterparty in favor of Madge’s Dick Tracy co-star and then-beau Warren Beatty.
As legend has it, MJ was later comforted by his lifelong friend Diana Ross, who was quoted as saying: “Well, I think she’s an awful woman. Tacky dress, too.”