Michael Jackson's diary reveals his goal of becoming a movie star
In journal entries written months before his death in 2009, Michael Jackson expressed interest in diversifying his career with moves into the movie industry. At the time, the King of Pop described wanting to become "'better than Kelly and Astaire… the greatest ever," telling himself that without a silver screen presence he would never be "immortalized" in pop culture, according to the Daily Mail. "'If I don't concentrate [on) film, no immortalization," he wrote. Other entries referenced a desire to become the "first multi-billionaire entertainer-actor-director" following a debut on Broadway with a show about his life.
Jackson also mentioned his reliance on Conrad Murray, the doctor who ultimately administered a fatal dose of propofol to the singer, which ended his life. "Conrad must practice now," reads one note in the book. "I can't be tired after procedure to important [REM] sleep."
Jackson's mother, Katherine, is reportedly hoping to bring forth pages from the diary as evidence in her wrongful death suit against AEG. She's expected to testify next week.