The majority of you were correct in answering 7 or more in our poll this morning as the number of Michael Jackson’s publicists mentioned in the ongoing news cycle.
Despite her very current relationship with the King of Pop, publicist-turned-manager Raymone Bain was outpaced by 90s publicist Michael Levine by about 4 to one in mentions.
It could be Bain is being careful due to her monster lawsuit against Jackson, or because Levine, as we figured out, spammed countless journalists with an I-knew-this-was-coming statement a little over an hour after TMZ broke the story of his death.
In fairness to Levine, I did nearly do a legit interview with him. After a number of voicemails back and forth of the course of the day, I finally got him on the horn only to be denied an interview because I was using a cell phone. He also declined to answer questions over email. By then the opportunity had passed.
The other five former publicists include:
- Coke Breaks Up with American Idol
- Journalists Weigh in on the Ethics of the Sony Hack Stories
- Beard Baubles Are Sold Out, But You Can Still Wear 'Christmas on Your Face' For Charity
- Sony Hires Rubenstein, Threatens Journalists Publishing Hacked Data