It looks like there might be a new MICHAEL JACKSON album coming at the end of the month.
On Monday, his Twitter account shared a 15-second clip of some music playing over an animated video of Halloween-ish stuff like black cats and spiders. It ends with Michael’s eyes in front of the moon and some clouds, and the words “Michael Jackson Scream”.
Then some posters went up in Europe promoting “Scream” as an ALBUM that’s coming on September 29th.
Before you get TOO excited, one of the executors of Michael’s estate made some comments to “Rolling Stone” that make it sound like the album won’t contain anything you haven’t heard before.
He said, quote, “I don’t foresee us releasing any more unreleased music for quite some time. That doesn’t mean there won’t be interesting [new] record releases in the very near future.”
Someone had a bunch of teenagers explain how to be “cool” on social media. Here are seven rules to follow . . . and none them are about Facebook, because teens just don’t care. Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat are where it’s at.
1. Pay attention to your “following” to “followers” ratio. You should have at least twice as many followers. So if you’re following a ton of people, delete them.
2. Only use hashtags ironically. Don’t use them for any other reason. And stop saying “Throwback Thursday.” Apparently it’s lame now.
3. Make your videos short, and don’t post too many. Like if you’re at a concert, don’t post 30 photos and videos to the same Snapchat Story. It’s annoying and lame.
4. Don’t post boring photos where you’re just sitting around or lying in bed. Only post photos on Instagram and Snapchat when you’re out doing something fun.
5. Don’t end your posts with a ton of emojis. The max before you seem lame is three emojis per post.
6. Stop posting photos of food. You can do it every now and then, but not too often.
7. Don’t post a ton of selfies. It makes you look like you have no friends.
Someone in England posted two photos on Twitter last month of an overweight guy dancing at a club. The caption said, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance . . . he stopped when he saw us laughing.”
It turns out the guy’s name is Sean, and he’s from London. In the first photo he’s dancing, and in the second he’s just staring at the floor looking sad. (We’re not sure about his age, but he looks like he’s in his early 30’s.)
But shaming him online totally backfired: Cassandra Fairbanks and Hope Leigh are part of a women’s group in L.A. that throws events, and the photos made them angry . . . so they decided to do something about it.
They offered to fly Sean to L.A. for a dance party with their 1,700 members. A company called Discover L.A. is going to cover his travel expenses . . . the L.A. Coliseum is going to host it for free . . . and Pharrell, Moby, and Andrew W.K. have all offered to perform.
Someone started a GoFundMe page too. And as of last night they’d raised over $35,000. Any money left over goes to an anti-bullying campaign.
(Metro / EOnline / Buzzfeed / GoFundMe)