Michael Jackson summoned from the dead? A British TV medium is drawing criticism for a special about the late Michael Jackson. Derek Acorah, the star of two ghost-themed shows hosted “Michael Jackson: The Seance” on British television Saturday night. Broadcast on the Sky One network, “The UK Guardian” reports that the one-hour show started with a group of Jackson fans. Acorah then led the devotees to a house in Ireland that the King of Pop had visited years ago. Next, the 59-year-old TV personality tried to convince the fans and viewers that Jackson had inhabited his body. Among the highlights of the supposed seance were a “shout out” to producer Quincy Jones and frequent repetition of the word “love.” “The Guardian” blasted Acorah’s goading of fans to cry on camera. The paper also characterized the show as, quote, “depressing.”
Meanwhile, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” — which channels the real pop star as he prepared for his London concerts this summer — is earning generally good reviews. In the 12 days since its release, the film has earned more than 128-million-dollars at the worldwide box office.