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The recent presidential election of Donald Trump might take the cake this year for bringing the world to a screeching halt. But the upset following the tapping of actor Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in a British comedy television show comes a close second.

The actor and British TV channel, Sky Arts, came under fire this week after its offensive and downright wrong portrayal of MJ in an episode of Urban Myths.

After the world practically spontaneously combusted following the release of the show’s first trailer, the network decided to cancel the episode that was set to air January 19.

It was announced on Friday that the show was pulled and will not run.

The channel released a statement that read: “We have taken the decision not to broadcast Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon, a half-hour episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family. We set out to take a lighthearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offense. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

The 30-minute episode, titled “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,” chronicled a road trip the late King of Pop took with dear friend, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following the 9/11 attacks.

Jackson’s daughter, Paris, by the way, called the show “offensive” and it was enough to make her “vomit.”

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Finally! Taraji P. Henson Confirms Relationship With NFL Baller Kelvin Hayden



Taraji is finally letting the world know what it already knew – she’s in a relationship with NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Henson dished the (cold) tea while on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast saying that the reason she kept it a secret was because she’s a private person.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” the “Empire” actress shared.

Rumors first circulated in December 2015 about Henson and 34-year-old Hayden, who played for the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, after photos surfaced of the pair holding hands in Miami. Though Hayden has appeared on her Instagram feed, the Golden Globe winner never confirmed the intimate details until now.

“You know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy,” she said.

Taraji girl we could tell. The Hidden Figures actress even broke out singing, “Finally! It has happened to me,”—quoting the CeCe Peniston‘s song “Finally.”

Henson also revealed the couple will be celebrating the holidays together with the new puppy Hayden gifted her with as an early Christmas present.

“Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂,” she wrote, teasing a photo of her boo and new pup.

And speaking of Christmas, in case you missed it Taraji hosted her “White Hot Holidays” special on Fox Wednesday night. Peep the clips of Henson having some fun with her celebrity guests including Method Man, DJ Khaled, Neicy Nash, Salt-N-Pepa and The Ying Yang Twins.

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