Hollywood Hotline — June 23, 2010
Time to slowdown for the lowdown…
Michael Jackson’s spiritual advisor Reverend June Gatlin has claimed that the singer used to fake the childlike high pitched voice in his songs and during stage performances. Gatlin has revealed this in a documentary on the singer’s life titled “Gone Too Soon”. “His voice was not high pitched. It was deep (like) a real man’s voice,” he said. Ian Halperin, who directed the two-hour documentary, said: “He (Jackson) wanted to act like a boy. He felt it was a way for the public to love him more.”
The Bachelor’s most recent pair is no longer on the wings of love as Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have split. The couple’s rep told OK!, “Jake and Vienna have split and appreciate the respect for their privacy at this time.” This break-up brings the total number of love matches on the reality dating series down to 1 for 14, with Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, who were married in February, as the only successful duo. There are currently two couples still going strong from the five seasons of Bachelorette. Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter’s wedding was televised on ABC in 2003 and Jillian Harris and beau Ed Swiderski are engaged.
Charlie Sheen is game to reprise his Ricky ‘Wild Thing’ Vaughn character for a sequel to the funny baseball movie “Major League”. David S. Ward says he’s in the middle of studio negotiations to revamp the baseball film franchise – and he’s hoping to bring back the stars of the 1989 original. He says, “We’re actually talking about doing one right now. I’ve written, what I see, as Major League 3. We’re putting that together as we speak. “It’s 20 years later, and Wild Thing comes out of retirement to work with this 19-year-old player. We’ve actually got three new characters in the new film. And if the new film is popular, they could carry the franchise on.” Ward is keen to bring Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen and Wesley Snipes back for the new Major League, and he’s already got a nod from Sheen: “He’s excited to do it, if and when it happens.”
Mel Gibson has an entrancing new hobby – he’s learning the art of hypnotherapy. His brother Chris is friends with leading Australian hypnotist Rick Collingwood, and he persuaded Mel to learn about it. And Collingwood insists his famous client is the perfect candidate to put people under his spell. “Mel’s a natural, he’s got the look as well as piercing blue eyes. He’s going to be a great hypnotist. “Chris talked to Mel about it over the phone and Mel got interested, too.”