LAST NIGHT IN DETROIT: New Kids pay tribute to Michael Jackson (click ahead for singing part)
NKOTB were in Motown last night, so there was no way they couldn't pour one out for Michael. We're not huge NKOTB fans, but given the town, the audience, and the enormous debt those guys owe to the man, the boys kept it classy.
Not so for our ever-faithfully clueless local tabloid, which delivers a worst-of-both-worlds headline: they went with a pun that sounded vaguely racist without actually meaning anything. Even the world's scummiest tabloid, the Post, didn't go cheesy. We're not sensitive enough to give the Herald shit for a dumb headline, but we're amused enough at their incompetence to post Marky Wahlberg's recent Twitters, which sidebar from talking about the MJ tribute long enough to whack the hometown yahoos. So there.
DonnieWahlberg This is as close as we came to sharing the stage with The King- Thank You for inspiring me Michael Jackson. Thank you for your gift to us. 26 Jun 2009 from TwitterBerry DonnieWahlberg To all MJ fans- please forgive the tackiness of a certain Boston media publication for their distasteful and, frankly, ignorant headline. 26 Jun 2009 from TwitterBerry DonnieWahlberg Motown made the moment so magical last night. We didn't want to be too obvious with Man In The Mirror but our fans- got it- and sang along. 26 Jun 2009 from UberTwitter