Azaria Freaked Out By Jackson's Simpsons Cameo

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HANK AZARIA has described his run-in with MICHAEL JACKSON as one of the "freakiest moments" of his life - because he couldn't stop staring at the star's nose as he recorded his voiceover on THE SIMPSONS.
The late King of Pop appeared in the hit animated series back in 1991, playing a fat mental patient who shares a hospital ward with Simpson patriarch Homer.
And the singer brought his own bizarre twist to the pre-production recording sessions, according to a new book by John Ortved, The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History.
One of the show's writers, Wallace Wolodarsky, recalls how they were forced to record at Jackson's home - the first time they had worked outside of their own studio in the history of the show.
He remembers, "It was a crazy environment where we were all served food by Sikhs in white robes and turbans."
And actor Azaria, who provides voiceovers for several characters, insists he was freaked out after meeting the Thriller hitmaker, because he was so intrigued by the star's face.
He tells Ortved, "I remember having to make conversation with Michael Jackson. That had to be one of the freakiest moments of my life... he wasn't quite the figure he's become today, but still, I remember even then, staring at his nose, and it was all about, 'Don't Stare at His Nose.'"
Editor Brian Roberts was also transfixed by the star's bizarre facial transformation, until Jackson brought in a voice double to perform his own hit, Man In The Mirror.
Roberts quips, "I literally didn't want to look at him. So I got my head buried in the script, and then at one point in the script he sang, 'Man in the Mirror,' and I said, 'All right. How many times in your life are you sitting next to Michael Jackson and he's singing "Man in the Mirror?" I just gotta look.'
"So I look over to Michael Jackson, and he wasn't singing! He had a sing-along guy next to him who was actually singing for him. I couldn't believe it. I was like, 'What kinda weird s**t is this?'"
The book hits stores on 13 October (09).


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What a jerk. I'll be sure to avoid buying his book and I'll be sure to go on Amazon and warn others that he takes cheap shots at Jackson, who hosted the crew with a themed, catered event at his famous home only to be smeared like this. Sickening.
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I will not buy this book either! As a matter of fact the book should be banned!!!! Michael was THE most beautiful man in the world. And the only reason you could'nt look at him is because of your mug could'nt hold a candle to his beauty and grace.
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I for one will not buy garbage like this on Michael. The man has been through enough with the lies and deceit that he experienced when he was still alive. And now another dillhole coming out with more lies! I bet right now Michael is turning in his grave at all these so called "I knew Michael Jackson, here's the real story..." crap. One of these days they too have to go and meet their maker and face what ever he throws at them. COWARDS!
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There's always someone out there thing they can tell something bad about Michael Jackson so they can make a buck. why don't you leave the man alone? He's not here to defend himself so lay off!!!!!!!!!!!! You are only going to hurt his kids in the long run.
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OMG...!!! HOW CAN BE SOMBODY SO CRUE ???DID HE LOOK IN THE MIRROR?!AND WHO WAS THIS AZARIA WHEN MICHAEL RECORD FOR THE SIMSONS? ALSO WHO THE F..K IS THIS ONE TODAY ?HOW MANNY GRAMMY'S HE WAN ?SHAME OF THOSE WHO POST THESE !!!
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WTF!!!OMGG im soo pissed off i mean this azaria guy is f**king DONKEY ASS FUGLY!!! what an asshole saying that when the man is dead??!!! coldhearted son of a botch the least he can do was keep it to himself wat a f**kING ASSHOLE I HOPE THAT BOOK DOSENT f**kING SALE!!!
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What a load of rubbish once again, these people should be ashamed of themselves telling lies about the beautiful Michael Jackson. What people wont do for money is perthetic. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think Azaria is an ugly person inside and out and his crappy book consigned to the garbage bin.
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Why are people always prepared to believe the worst mj was cleared in a fair court trial which contirbuted to his death probably due to stress his autopsy said he was in good physical health except for minor lung damage that is fact. Also he did more for charities than anybody I have never known and as far as the first allegation that was all about money there has never been any proof even after neverland was searched he just loved kids is that a crime somebody needs to these days. Just accept him for his superb music dancing and preforming and read the book unmasked as it is an unbiased book so people can make there own minds after reading it rest in peace you were taken much to young.
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