Rowling Rejected Jackson's Potter Musical Proposal

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Michael Jackson once approached J.K. ROWLING with plans to turn her Harry Potter stories into a stage musical - but his idea was snubbed because the author was not convinced it would be a success.
Rowling's series of books have been brought to life on the big screen and even inspired its very own theme park in Orlando, Florida - but the Brit reveals there was one big proposal she rejected, even though it came from the King of Pop himself.
In a candid new interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, which aired in the U.S. on Friday (01Oct10), she says, "Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical.
"I said no to a lot of things. For me, I love the films, I love the books, and there's elements that I love around it... like the theme park. But I only wanted to do it because I knew it would be incredible."


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That was HER LOSS ROWLING.........She doesn't know what she's missing!!!!!!!!!!!MICHAEL JACKSON was generous enough to propose a Musical which would have been very good with all ages.....She messed up!!!!!!!!!!!!now it's too late..........
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WHO CARES?? Why the hell are these stories about MJ coming out now? This reminds me of that idiot Katie Couric saying Michael asked her out on a date (which was total garbage, he COULD NOT STAND journalists!)J.K. Rowling is entitled to do what she wants with her own work. Just don't see why Michael's name was mentioned. He is dead and media people cough*Oprah*cough keep OBSESSING over him. They all need help & the media loves to call Michael a "wacko"
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I think a musical would have been a good idea!
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Namaste,MJ-cult.Ohm shanti.
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I love Harry Potter movies I would have love to see a musical that was done by Michael, I Know the kids would love to see it to. Miss you MJ rest in peace
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And did Oprah agree with a sneer on her face?! And did you not think Michael's proposal would be "incredible"? Your mistake, your loss and your lack of vision, Rowling.
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J.K. Rowling went on to say "it could have been worse, Michael Jackson wanted to make a musical"She could have kept that judgmental idiotic comment to herself.
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I saw the interview on Oprah with J.K Rowling. I think the comment about Michael Jackson was just not needed. The way she said it..it seemed as though she thought that the idea of a musical was totally ridiculous. Well ----out of respect for him--she could have just kept that to herself. After all, doesn't she realize that many of the people who buy her books and watch her movies and made her rich...are also huge supporters of Michael Jackson? And it was also dissapointing to see her and OPRAH bonding and just about doing a 'high five' on Oprah's comment "I don't want to be like Michael Jackson" in regards to his thriller success and him always wanting to top that. Michael..we are so glad that you always tried to make things bigger and better for US...your supporters...WE appreciate that. LOVE~
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It's amazing how people have to keep using MJ's name to try and draw ratngs.
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