Jacko’s Not Leaving Las Vegas

High-profile reunions are working out to be a major touring trend of 2007, with everyone from The Police and Genesis to The Smashing Pumpkins and Rage Against The Machine hitting the road. But despite recent rumors, there won’t be any action from a reunited Jackson family tour.

According to a recent report by Fox News gossip columnist Roger Friedman, Michael Jackson recently met with nearly all his siblings at his home in Las Vegas to discuss a family tour with promoter Leonard Rowe, who worked with the Jacksons in the ‘80s.

The family is reportedly in dire straits financially, and a tour could not only help MJ secure a long-term Vegas gig, but also help Janet bounce back from the weak sales of her last two albums, Friedman reported.

But Jacko’s spokeswoman, Raymone Bain, was quick to shoot down the family reunion reports in a statement, and also laid to rest any whispers that the King of Pop would soon make an appearance on "American Idol."

Instead, Bain explained that after extended travels and stints in both the Middle Eastern kingdom of Bahrain and Ireland, MJ has settled down in little ol’ Las Vegas, where he is "reviewing and evaluating" proposals.

"Mr. Jackson did not move to Las Vegas to shop a Vegas show," Bain said. "Mr. Jackson is in Las Vegas because he likes the city and found it a convenient location to record with the artists, songwriters and producers who are working with him in the studio."

Jackson has reportedly been working on an album with the help of will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, although the singer’s next step is unclear.

"Mr. Jackson has been presented numerous proposals … several of which include performing in Las Vegas," Bain said. "He does not believe that he is under any time constraint for making his decisions. Therefore, reports that he has been ‘unsuccessful in finding a Las Vegas casino for his show, resulting in his having to turn to his family’ are false."