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In today's macabre Michael Jackson news: a gambling website has purchased some of the singer's hair and plans to convert it into a roulette ball.
Championed in a press release under the heading "The King of Pop to Rock & Roll Again," the casino website purchased the small portion of hair from an online memorabilia merchant, Gotta Have Rock & Roll, for $10,871. (The sellers, in turn, nicked it from the Carlyle Hotel in New York after Jackson stayed there.)
"As its proud new owners, we have decided to convert Michael Jackson's hair into a roulette ball – an appropriately unique way to immortalize a small part of a truly peerless entertainer," said OnlineGamblingPal.com in a statement. "The ball itself will be made to the highest professional standards, ensuring it will be eligible for use at any licensed casino's roulette table. Indeed, considering Jackson dedicated his life to entertaining millions, the prospect of this very special ball captivating crowds at roulette tables seems like a fitting use for it. . . Together, we can ensure Michael Jackson continues to rock and ‘ROLL' forever."
May we suggest a new slogan for the website: "It don't matter if you're black or red."