4:33 pm - 06/21/2011

Jermaine Jackson Reveals New Michael Jackson Waxworks Exhibit at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

On Monday, Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine paid tribute to the star as he unveiled a new exhibit of wax statues at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.

The $55 million attraction, situated along Hollywood Blvd., next to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, promises to be a multi-media "traveling extravaganza," celebrating the King of Pop throughout the years, from June 20th until Labor Day, on dates that will coincide with anniversaries for both his passing and birth (8/29).

The exhibit features three Michael Jackson figures that collectively represent over $1 million in wax sculpting, each from a different stage in the singer's career (The Jackson 5 Years, The Invincible Era and the “This Is It” Michael). Hollywood visitors will be able to see each statue up close and personal, as well as have their picture taken in front of each $300,000 likeness.

Jermaine said his favorite of the bunch was the wax-work of Michael as a child, as well as the most recent "This Is It" statue because of how it captured his brother's onstage posture.

"Someone was really paying a lot of attention to detail," he said.

Jermaine added that the "Invincible" statue of Michael as an adult (decked out in a cream-colored suit and golden shin guards) reminded him of the singer's youngest son, Blanket.

Michael Jackson's famous chimp companion, Bubbles, also got a slice of the action!

Madame Tussauds confirmed that Bubbles came out of “semi retirement” to paint the official poster-invite for the opening of the exhibit. The museum was so pleased with their new artist's work, that Madame Tussauds announced they will be making a donation to the Center for the Great Apes (the prominent chimp sanctuary in Central Florida that Bubbles calls home).

“Thank you so much again for including the sanctuary in your event and helping us to raise awareness and funds for Bubbles’ lifetime care,” commented Patti Regan, Sanctuary Director.

To learn more about Bubbles' home and what you can do to help its costly upkeep, visit the centerforgreatapes.org.

And be sure to check out "The Michael Jackson Experience" exhibit this summer in Hollywood before it heads to Las Vegas in September!

So adorable!

And yeah, apparently the creepy "Invincible" monstrosity is still alive and kickin'. Seriously judging you right now, Madame Tussauds. And Jermaine, HDU compare this to your cute little nephew Blanket!

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______glory 21st-Jun-2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Jermaine is the only one who looks like a wax figure here lmao
beyond_retarded 21st-Jun-2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
fayefil 21st-Jun-2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
megasourwarhead 21st-Jun-2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
lol yes
ghostsaddle 21st-Jun-2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
gogeta1 21st-Jun-2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
odetobilliejoe 21st-Jun-2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
omg lmao, love you Kimmy.
shanny_w 21st-Jun-2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
ladypolitik 22nd-Jun-2011 01:53 am (UTC)
minimalismo 22nd-Jun-2011 03:15 am (UTC)
dreamingjen 22nd-Jun-2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
I saw him in real life (Laguna) about 2 years before MJ died - @ the funeral, I was looking for the greasiest one, so I could tell people who I had seen in real life.
dreamingjen 22nd-Jun-2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
it was Jermaine.
icedevil0289 23rd-Jun-2011 03:13 am (UTC)
treegrowth 21st-Jun-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
they are still milking him after he's 6 ft. under. smh
vehiclesshockme 21st-Jun-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
I would love to actually see what Bubble painted.

That macro though. :\
leitao 21st-Jun-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Madame Tussauds has the painting (well, a really tiny version of the painting) on their website. :)

vehiclesshockme 21st-Jun-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
fauxparadiso 21st-Jun-2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
Aw it looks like a flower.
sodapopconnect 21st-Jun-2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
______glory 21st-Jun-2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
and ia with the girl crying :*-(
pistol_eyes 21st-Jun-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
omg the bb MJ statue is so spot on. They should've included one for the Thriller era.

Jermaine, go sit cho greasy ass down somewhere.
leitao 21st-Jun-2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
You'd think they would do a decent Thriller one, seeing as how that's MJ's most popular (and most iconic) video. Plus, they have the added advantage of the Thriller!MJ life cast to work off of for accuracy! XD
sodapopconnect 21st-Jun-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Jermaine is still rocking those greasy waves.
flowerssleeping 21st-Jun-2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
wtf @ that ET looking finger in the up close of little michael
leitao 21st-Jun-2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
It was from a promo image of the wax-works . . . I would've posted it, too, except for the fact that some of the figures in the image weren't in the actual exhibit. XD

Hence the weird cropping and random finger, lol.
flowerssleeping 21st-Jun-2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
oh i figured that's why it was in the shot, the finger itself is just creepy looking haha
_xxtom lawd21st-Jun-2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
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cab Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
lol what the hell
stellawuzadiver Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
That looks like Steve Buscemi with a perm.
turi Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
leitao Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
IDG how you could fuck up the hotness of Thriller!MJ to that degree. XD
blue_birds Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
fraubluecher Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
gaga Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
lord have mercy
pistol_eyes Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
shantayustay Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 09:03 pm (UTC)

WTF happened here?
shanny_w Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
i dont think they should keep it under the hot lights
dedradawn Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
He bobbed for French fries. :(
fayefil Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
megasourwarhead Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
jesus christ
ghostsaddle Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
lawd have mercy
gogeta1 Re: lawd21st-Jun-2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
veloptousturtle 21st-Jun-2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
wut, i thought these were old. I took a picture with them like 2 months ago...
leitao 21st-Jun-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
The little MJ is the only new figure. But all of these statues are now a part of a limited time traveling MJ exhibit, which is why they had the ceremony, etc. :)
colossusx 21st-Jun-2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
that macro is not funny, get some taste bitch
leitao 21st-Jun-2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
People used to use it all the time in the MJ party posts. =/ Hmm, I might take it out if it's upsetting people . . .
vehiclesshockme 21st-Jun-2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Still doesn't make it right though.
emesieremonde 21st-Jun-2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Umm whoever made that Macro has issues....js.
trumpydoesmagic 21st-Jun-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
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emmapcz 21st-Jun-2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
lmfao that gif
trumpydoesmagic 21st-Jun-2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Your icon is so cute! When I saw Captain EO at Disney World with my friends we all said "AWWWW!" really loud at that part.
cab 21st-Jun-2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
jermaine kinda looks like a wax figure
jollyrobot 21st-Jun-2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
came here to say exactly that lol
shantayustay 21st-Jun-2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Jermaine, that's a nice fannypack.

Quit riding your dead brother's coattails.
electric_kite 21st-Jun-2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
lol i love how kid mj looks nothing like adult mj.
shanny_w 21st-Jun-2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
teen mj didn't rly look like bb mj either tho
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