Jackson mom eyes MJ impersonators
Norm Clarke Posted: Dec. 25, 2011 | 2:03 a.m.
Was Katherine Jackson on a scouting mission to check out a Michael Jackson tribute artist for business reasons, or was it a case of a mother missing her son?
The matriarch of the Jackson family attended the "Legends in Concert" show Friday night at Harrah's Las Vegas, prompting speculation that she might be taking part in a talent search for a family venture.
"Legends" has long featured the top Jackson tribute artists.
Could the Jackson family and Cirque du Soleil be considering the addition of an MJ impersonator to bolster the lineup of "The Immortal" World Tour? The show returns to the road after its three-week run at Mandalay Bay ends Tuesday.
Asked whether that scenario might be in the works, Maxime Charbonneau, publicist for "The Immortal," said Katharine Jackson's presence at "Legends in Concert" was "nothing related to 'The Immortal' " and she declined to comment on Jackson's personal activities.
Cirque's resident version of "The Immortal" is scheduled to open at Mandalay Bay in early 2013.
Cirque has steadfastly resisted having impersonators in lead roles in The Beatles' show "Love," which opened in 2006 at The Mirage, and "Viva Elvis," which is closing soon at Aria at CityCenter after less than two years.