Miles-tones

Michael Jackson in Real Bad Shape... R.I.P. Jacko

[Update: at 5:15 p.m. Houston time, the Los Angeles Times confirmed Jackson's death, citing "city and law enforcement sources." The King of Pop was all of 50 years old.]

As if there wasn't enough going on today - Farrah, Roky, Jenny Lewis - the Internet is now exploding with reports of Michael Jackson's cardiac episode. At exactly 4:36 p.m. Houston time, the latest word from TMZ.com was that Jackson's mother and brothers were en route to UCLA Medical Center, while his father, Joe Jackson Sr., told the CNN of the Internet "he is not doing well."

Anyone out there care to wager what else might happen today?

Follow continuing coverage of Jackson's death on Rocks Off's sister blog, L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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