July 28th, 2009
09:29 PM ET

Michael Jackson’s hair: A real gem?

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Jennifer Wolfe
CNN Entertainment Unit Supervising Producer

At first I thought it had to be a joke: making diamonds from the DNA of Michael Jackson? Following his recent death, entrepreneurs rushed to get unauthorized biographies, memorabilia and other Jackson-themed items to market. But diamonds from DNA? It sounded macabre.

Apparently, it’s possible. LifeGem “specializes in creating diamonds from locks of hair,” and according to founder Dean VandenBiesen, the company plans “to give people an opportunity to own a diamond made from Michael Jackson’s DNA.”

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Michael Jackson
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Melissa

    I think that is something completely vile. I love Michael and always have but this is completely inappropriate. Especially since these slimy people are just doing it to make money.

    July 29, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  2. Dana

    Your first feeling was right. It is a joke! What kind of society have we become that this would be considered acceptable on any level?

    July 29, 2009 at 7:18 am |
  3. michelle

    WOW it never ends, the things people do to make money off of michael...

    July 29, 2009 at 6:23 am |
  4. Weldon Williams, DO, Pharm.D.

    There is one thing that your quests have not considered, at least from my observing your broadcast, and that is that once a drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for a specific indication physicians are able to use that drug for an off label use if the percieved benefit out weighs the risk. So to say that the drug should not have been given to Michael Jackson in that setting may not be completely correct.

    Was the drug given at full strength? Was Michael observed continuously post dosing? Was the appropriate resuscitative equipment available to support respiration?

    I saw an alledged board certified family medicine physician on another program asserting that it was inappropriate for Michael to be resuscitatated on a bed. I am curious to know the number of patients that she has seen taken from their bed in the hospital setting during the administration of ACLS.

    July 29, 2009 at 2:02 am |
  5. Heather S, Carson, Ca

    I have been wondering how Michael Jackson became aware of the drug diprivan. Some where there is a doctor who introduced Michael to this dangerous drug. I think at the very least he/she should be investigated as well and any doctor who gave him this drug.

    July 29, 2009 at 1:53 am |
  6. sweetgirl16

    wow that is weird. hello to everyone i am from Iowa and i am 16 years old, i just want to say i miss michael so much!! i believe it was not his time to go yet and i think he was murderd...he was such a great performer and a great man..he was to kind and sweet for this cruel world...he needed love and someone to lean on when he was going through tough times..i cant imagine what his family and his children are going through...i have sympathy for them and wish them well. michael suffers no more pain now...there are alot of ungreatful selfish human beings in this world that does not appreciate anything...why cant they see michael was a lovely man?? i may be young but i have a big heart...i cant sleep at night wondering what happened to michael what went wrong? someone needs brought to justice..his children need all the attention and love they can get in such a hard time...michael maybe now the media and papparzzi will leave you alone...you needed support and love when you were alive and i wish someone was there to give it to you..i love you and support you 100% through everything r.i.p my cute angel...thank you

    July 29, 2009 at 1:34 am |
  7. Maria Hogan

    Barf is all I can say...How do you hold a straight face when reporting some of these stories however true they are. You are a rockstar...I love your show.

    July 29, 2009 at 12:41 am |
  8. Shelley

    Oh brother....

    rolls eyes and steps away from the computer....

    July 28, 2009 at 11:31 pm |
  9. marcia conder

    i belive that dr. murray may of not done his job by the book and should be repremandid and their sould be justice for all . but remember that the problem was a perexisting condination. action shold of come from the nurse that was begged from michael the "deprivan". she was the one i believe to be held responiable for not going share the information with the federal drug administration

    July 28, 2009 at 11:28 pm |
  10. marcia conder

    why didnt any get a court order to help micheal ? he still could of been alive today

    July 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm |
  11. Valbuena

    This is... weird. o.0

    July 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  12. elZorro

    Crazyness after crazyness!... Or, just plain stupidity!... If, these 'scientists' can 'create diamonds' out of locks of hair, then whomever really belonged that 'hair piece' that Michael Jackson wore over his head should be contacted and get a portion of the profits!... Right?!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  13. Sherri

    Give me a break! Let the poor guy rest in peace. He has already suffered having his hair catch fire, drug addiction, sexual abuse allegations....now he's DEAD! Enough already. Now u want diamonds made out of his hair? I say bury his hair with him,,,,wherever that is!

    July 28, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  14. Annie Kate

    No I wouldn't buy one – the whole idea is somewhat creepy. I don't even want to see one. Yuck!

    July 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm |