Posted by Bossip Staff
Michael Jackson is dropping major dough on a new house in England…and you scamps thought he was broke:
Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has reportedly laid down a $1.45 million (£1 million) deposit on a 28-bedroom stately home in England to accommodate him during his upcoming eight-month stay in the country. The Thriller hitmaker is set to begin a massive 50-date residency at London’s O2 Arena this summer (Jul09) and he is said to have sent a team over to Britain from Los Angeles to find him somewhere suitable to stay during the tour. And the star has settled on luxurious £21 million (£15 million) residence Foxbury Manor in south east London which boasts nearly 30 bedrooms, an underground cinema, swimming pool and a private lake and wood, according to Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper…
…A source tells the publication, “The manor is just a private home, it’s not normally available to rent. But Michael Jackson’s aides spotted it and realised how suitable it was and approached the owner. The place is huge and really close to the O2 Arena – it’s perfect.” And the singer is reportedly hiring an interior decorator to make sure the property is to his taste when he moves in. The insider adds, “He’s asked for brightly coloured wallpaper. And he’s picking out artwork, statues and ornaments that he likes and bringing them in specially.”
1.5 milli means MJ is working with a budget, but not like back in the days. Jacko just needs to watch his Euro-lusting and he should be good.