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The art of celebrity weirdness Michael Jackson wears a mask as he leaves a gallery in Berlin, Germany, November 22, 2002. Story Tools RELATED Audio Slide Show: Michael Jackson surrenders
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Jackson's eventful life Jackson surrenders Jackson launches Web site ... Prosecutor: No pay-off to accuser YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Follow the news that matters to you. Create your own alert to be notified on topics you're interested in. Or, visit Popular Alerts for suggestions. Manage alerts What is this? LOS ANGELES, California (AP) Howard Hughes had his long fingernails, Shirley MacLaine has her past lives, Roseanne Barr her 16 personalities. But when it comes to celebrity weirdness, Michael Jackson may be the king. "Oh yeah, he wins that contest," said Tom O'Neil, senior editor of the celebrity magazine In Touch Weekly. Much of the fascination with Jackson's arrest last week on child molestation charges stems from his long history of, well, unusual behavior, rather than his groundbreaking musical accomplishments. There isn't nearly such a media frenzy, for example, over R. Kelly's child pornography charges, which are based on the singer's alleged videotaped encounter with an underage girl. But Kelly never lived in his own personal amusement park with a chimp named Bubbles.