Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Michael Jackson - Moving On Up Or Moving Out?

The following is from UPI NewsTrack - Entertainment :

Report: Jackson moving out of Vegas home
LAS VEGAS, June 26 (UPI) -- Pop singer Michael Jackson has confirmed he is moving out of the house he rents in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday.

Jackson spokesman Ramone Bain has said Jackson and his three kids will be moving out of a 10-bedroom mansion in the Vegas suburbs by the end of the month when his $1 million lease is up.

The family moved there from Ireland last winter.

"He loved the house but decided to allow the lease to expire because of concerns that security wasn't sufficient," Bain said, adding he didn't know if Jackson planned to leave Sin City altogether or simply find a better-fortified compound.

A source told the Review-Journal Jackson was unable to get financing on the house and wanted to extend his lease, but the San Francisco owner had interests in the area and wanted to use the house on his many business trips.

Update from UPI article.

Jacko moves into lavish Vegas compound

LAS VEGAS, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. music icon Michael Jackson has moved into a $60 million compound owned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei in a gated community in Las Vegas.

Jackson moved into the 100,000-square-foot property during the weekend after his six-month lease expired on a $1 million home elsewhere in the city, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday.

Someone who saw Jackson's vacated house said the singer left the 10-bedroom home a mess, telling the Review-Journal it appeared the home hadn't been cleaned in months.

Jackson left a suite at The Mirage hotel-casino in a similar condition after a lengthy stay there several years ago.

The 53-year-old Prince Jefri, one of Jackson's longtime friends, built his Spanish Trail compound in the 1990s, when he was known as a high-roller playboy with lavish tastes.

The prince fled Las Vegas when his brother filed embezzlement charges against him to curb his spending. Prince Jefri reportedly is living in exile in London.

Spanish Trail has been home for celebrities since it opened, with Andre Agassi, Greg Maddux, Siegfried Fischbacher, David Copperfield, and Randall Cunningham among the residents.


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