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American Idol - Simon Fuller Turned Down The Chance To Manage Michael Jackson

Post by Capricious Anomaly on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:19 pm

American Idol - Simon Fuller Turned Down The Chance To Manage Michael Jackson
by WENN

16 January 2014


American Idol creator Simon Fuller turned down the chance to manage Michael Jackson during his ill-fated comeback after advising the pop icon not to tour.

Fuller, who guided acts like the Spice Girls to fame, was offered the chance to take charge of the singer as he prepared to return to the stage with a residency at London's O2 Arena in 2009.

The King of Pop died just weeks before the tour was due to kick off.

Fuller admits he now regrets turning down the job, and reveals he actually advised Jackson not to commit to a gruelling tour.

Speaking during a BBC Radio 2 documentary, titled The Fuller Picture: The Simon Fuller Story, he says, "There was a minute there where I was going to become his manager. I had lots of ideas, and I think about it actually every now and again about what I was going to do with him and they were very different to anything he'd done previously and it wasn't about touring for sure...

"I actually advised him not to do touring because I felt that he'd already been seen touring and I felt there was more to offer in a different way.

"It was quite a complicated situation and complication isn't something I crave in life, but the people around him would have made it challenging. If it had been just down to me working with Michael, I think we'd have done something extraordinary, but I thought better to just let it go; it was a shame."

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Post by Capricious Anomaly on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:51 pm

This is pretty sad here. One of those if only scenarios.
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Post by midangerous on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:52 pm

Crying or Very sad 
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Post by ijustcan'tstoplovinguMJ on Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Aww that sucks. Sad
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Post by MjjPureSoul on Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:41 am

No wonder he feels dreadful. Silly man. I often think as well "why" did the SG's sack SF  confused He's supposedly a better manager than Simon Cowell. He's a lot wealthier  Cool 
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Post by Capricious Anomaly on Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:10 pm

Hey Purely, what does: "SG's sack SF" mean?
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Post by MjjPureSoul on Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:11 pm

(S)pice (G)irls. They sacked (S)imon (F)uller  Wink Our british term for saked means 'Fired' in your term  Cool 

So they (the Spice Girls) thought they were clever dicks. Clever enough to carry on without him. Little did they know....it finished their career LOL. Serves them right.

Fuller. Where was his taste?  Mad  He should have been determined and stood by Michael.
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Post by VC on Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:55 am

Sorry, I'm not buying this story. There's a world of difference between managing a fluff act like the Spice Girls and the King of Pop. There's never been any previous indication that Michael had any interest in working with Simon Fuller, or that he even met him. Seems like yet again an instance of someone looking for reflected glory by exploiting Michael Jackson's name.

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Post by MjjPureSoul on Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:53 am

You know what, VC, I thought the same thing. I didn't really want to mention it lol. It has made me wonder though as these things have happened too many times where it involves our Michael. All they have to do is mention his name. I see exactly what you mean.
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