Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Four C's of a Diamond

When it comes to elaborating the basics of Diamond theory, it's rather simple. Diamond professionals on an array of wavelengths have used a standard method in defining a diamond for what it's worth. Can you imagine that? This specific method is called "The Four C's". The Four C's include: Color, Clarity, Carat Weight, and Cut. The Four C's system was developed simply to determine the value of a diamond and continues to be used by professionals worldwide today.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best Matte Red Lipsticks of 2010

When it comes to wearing matte red lipsticks, just about every woman under the sun can pull it off. Whether very light or very dark, there is often a red lipstick that works well for the right skin tone and with the right matte red lipstick, every woman can not only look sexy and polished, they can feel it too. Although matte red lips dignify an elegance of sophistication, they reflect on a woman's individualism. When a woman wears red lips, she is acknowledged and well often branded as classy and affluent, as a result. I have decided to narrow down the many fabulous matte red lipsticks I have tried this year to only the best of 2010.

Mac Cosmetics is a makeup brand that understands what many women want, especially out of their makeup bag. I first discovered this vastly underestimated brand years ago when shopping at Belk in the Georgia Square Mall and I have been quite an enthusiast ever since. Although Mac Cosmetics is notorious for providing you with some of the best pigmented eye products on the planet, they also have managed to create incredible lip products too, including lipsticks. Matte red lipsticks are very becoming of the everyday woman, as they represent just about every era under the sun. Mac Cosmetics has taken liberty of this concept and developed several matte red lipsticks that work for every skin tone.

If you are looking for an intense cool red, you are destined to love "Russian Red" which is exactly just that. This lipstick shade looks amazing with women who possess a more rosy skin tone versus a woman with a warm skin tone. If you are looking for an intense warm red, you are going to clearly love "Chili" which is a warm matte red. This color is outstanding for those women that have warmer skin tones with more of a yellow undertone versus a pink undertone in their skin. "Ruby Woo" is a very vibrant bluish red shade that looks incredible on ladies that possess a rosy undertone versus a yellow underlying quality.

And I don't mean to continue obsessing over MAC Cosmetics and their matte red lipsticks, but I just cannot get over how much I enjoy them. If you are looking for a neutral red that goes well with both skin tones, I truly recommend "Lady Danger" which is a very bright, yet colorful coral red. All of these lipsticks look great when wearing your makeup dramatically, however; if you want just a little something extra and want attention to your lips without overdoing your makeup, matte red lipsticks are the way to go. For only $14.50, you can purchase these lipsticks at your nearest Mac counter or Mac's official website and wear them proudly.
 
Another NARS lipstick matte red color that is really popular is definitely "Scarlett Express" which is a semi matte cool red. This matte red shade has a very visible blue undertone, so this color looks the best on women with rosy undertones. Matte red lipsticks are a normality in the beauty industry, but finding a good one is a rarity. I don't know about you, but when I look for a lipstick of the sort, I am quite selective. NARS continues to prove why they are one of the best makeup brands on the planet. Separating fact from fiction, this highly growing internationally known beauty entity demonstrates why they are at the top of their game. They are reasonably acknowledged for their high quality blushes and lip glosses, but what you don't know is they provide you with some of the best lipsticks in the world today, including matte red lip color.

One of ultimate favorite matte red lipsticks of 2010 is clearly Dior Rouge Lipstick in "526 Action Red" which is a vibrant warm red. Although I am tanned and possess a cool undertone, this lipstick shade looks absolutely amazing on me. I like to wear this when I want to draw attention to my lips, however; when I want to extend and expand my current dramatic makeup look, I like to wear this shade. Another great Dior favorite within the Rouge line is definitely "999 Celebrity Red" which is Dior's most popular matte red lipstick. It is a very deep, yet very bright red. It's more on a cool undertone wavelength, so it looks amazing on women with cool undertones. Whether you are enormously fair or enormously dark, if you have a cool tinge to your skin tone, it will look astonishing on you. These lipsticks are available at Sephora, but you can also purchase them at your nearest Dior counter or from the official website. For $29, I can tell you, the reader, that you get what you pay for. Let's face it, Dior has always been an upmarket, yet prosperous, high end, globally known brand.

Even though Dior is fairly acknowledged for their place in fashion, their beauty products are truly making many ways. I first discovered this brand when I read Allure magazine and saw that their mascara won numerous awards. Instantaneously, I fell in love with the product, as I purchased it at Sephora and have been a Dior addict since. After trying an array of beauty products by this very genteel beauty brand, I discovered they had a lot of great lip products, including lipsticks.

Some other shades include "Jungle Red" which is a very dramatic red that goes great with just about every skin tone, but looks relatively immaculate on women of color, "Shanghai Express" which is a semi matte warm brick red, which looks amazing on women with warmer complexions, and "Heat Wave" which is a semi matte orange red that looks wonderful on women who have a yellow undertone to their skin, rather than a rosy one. For as great as these lip colors are, you can purchase one at your nearest NARS counter or at Sephora for just $24.

Illamasqua is a beauty brand that is inspired by color and formula, so when it comes to red lipsticks, they know how to create the perfect one. It is a brand that mixes business with pleasure and as a result, makes women worldwide, sublimely happy. I can actually admit, after trying their products that I am a fan. Whether you are looking for the ultimate skin product, eye product, or lip product, Illamasqua has it. They also have some of the best lipsticks, plus an array of matte red lip shades and for only $22, you can purchase an Illamasqua lipstick from Sephora or the Illamasqua website.

One of my ultimate favorite matte red lipstick shades of 2010 is without a doubt "Tramp". Tramp is a very true, yet bright red matte shade. I am an NC42 in Mac cosmetics (and if you know anything about Mac, you would know that I am fairly tan, but possess a cool undertone to my skin rather than a warm) and this lipstick shade looks wonderful on me. Another favorite is definitely "Maneater" which is a classic red. I find that this lipstick looks amazing on everyone.

Whether you have a cool or warm undertone to your skin or whether you are black or white, this lipstick shade was created for every woman. Other favorites include: "Box" which is a stunning deep scarlet red that looks amazing on women with fair skin colors with a cool undertone and women of color with a warm undertone, "Drench" which is a matte berry red that looks phenomenal on women with cool skin tones preferably more so than warm, and "Encounter" which is a matte brick red that looks incredible on women with warm skin tones precisely more so than cool.

Did you ever discover a beauty brand that doesn't think in or outside of the box? I don't know about you, but I love beauty brands that actually include everything, rather than just stuff I personally want. Everyone is different and not everyone is going to think alike nor will they think on the same level. One of the best qualities about Make Up For Ever is that they are all about that. Make Up For Ever is one of those beauty brands that just has everything you are looking for. The created managed to innovate these products based on concepts by the people, rather based on implication and implied opinions. One of the best kept secrets is clearly their matte lipstick shades. My favorite is definitely from the Rouge Artist Intense line and it is called "8". 8 is just a nice matte dazzling red. I love to wear this when I wear red in my wardrobe.

Another favorite is a Make Up For Ever lipstick and it is called "Intense Red 506" which is clearly a classic red. This color looks amazing on women who wear light or dark colors, but want to play up their features. This color also looks great on those that are inspired by the 20s, 30s, and 40s era. For just $19, you can have Make Up For Ever's matte red lipsticks in your beauty bag right now.

The best beauty essentials always come in threes and are related to the face, the eyes, and the lips. Kind of like a skincare regime of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. The essence of color also applies to the three by three rule. That is one reason to love Shu Uemura. They make great products for the face, for the eyes, and now for the lips. Their lipsticks are something to value, as they deliver prestige. One of the best matte red lipsticks of 2010 is clearly Shu Uemura's Crème Matte Lipstick in "True Red 165 M" which is very bright, yet vibrant cool red. This lipstick shade looks extraordinary on women that have a cool undertone. Whether you are fair, light, beige, medium, tan, dark, or deep and you possess a cool undertone, you will look amazing wearing this shade.

Another shade to appreciate within this line is definitely "Brick Red 738 M" which is a very vibrant warm red. This looks outstanding on women with warm undertones. So if you are fair or light or beige or medium or tan or dark or deep, you can rock this shade if have a warm undertone. If you look at your skin and your veins look green, more than likely, your skin undertone is more warm and if your veins look more blue, well your skin is more cool. Shu Uemura Crème Matte Lipstick is only $23 and you can find it at Sephora. Whether you are looking for a gift to your mother, your wife, your sister, or your daughter, I can guarantee that she would appreciate a matte red lipstick by Shu Uemura.In fact, one of my favorite matte lipsticks is a NARS lipstick and it is called "Fire Down Below" which is a rich semi matte real blood red. This lipstick shade goes great with just about every skin tone and skin color and looks best with striking makeup, but also looks terrific when you want to garner attention to your lips rather than any other feature.
 
Cle de Peau Beaute is beauty brand that is well known in high end department stores. Like most high end brands, some of them go unrecognized by the vast majority of status quo society who purchase the average, everyday beauty product. In this case, Cle de Peau Beaute is one of those brands. I discovered this brand when shopping at Sak's 5th Avenue and have recently come to appreciate the brand for it's wonderfully formulated products. Most of Cle de Pea Beaute's products are more expensive and are not really purchased by everyone, however; if you are looking for the best, you have to pay for it and in theory, which is reality most of the time, you always get what you pay for. One of the best matte red lipsticks is undeniably "R2" which is a very bright neutral red. This matte red lipstick shade was clearly formulated for every skin tone and skin color under the sun. Whether you are a woman of color with a cool undertone or a very light woman with a warm undertone, this lipstick shade will look absolutely amazing on you.


Recently, I am really loving the Lancôme L'absolu Rouge in Absolute Rouge which is a very gorgeous and vibrant warm red. This lipstick produces one of the finest color payoffs I have discovered yet. I really love the shade because it is the only warm red that looks good on me. And this is coming from a woman who doesn't really wear a lot of warm reds at all, as I tend to lean toward neutrals more so. I like the look of this one because it is very classic and is pigmented to the extreme. It is very balanced and works great for every skin tone there is.

Kat Von D is a work of art and when she created her own makeup line trademarked under her name, she knew how to represent herself and the average woman that wants to enjoy makeup. When she created her eye products, she knew what she was doing, as when she created her lip products, she also had a goal in mind. One of her best products is definitely the Painted Love Lipstick. It comes in an array of colors that truly compliment every woman. One of favorites is definitely "Hellbent" which is an extreme blood red. This lipstick shade was designed for every skin tone. I have seen this shade on a woman that was African American who was dark skinned with a cool skin tone, as I saw this on a very fair Caucasian woman with a warm skin tone. It looks great on everyone! Kat Von D's Painted Love Lipstick is only $18 and can be purchased at Sephora.

When one thinks of experimentalism, any beauty enthusiast knows you can never single out Urban Decay. I remember walking into Sephora in Denver, CO and thinking to myself "Wow, this brand is so daring." Proving to be one of the best matte red lipstick shades in the world today, "Revolution" defines a true matte red and it's only $22. Available at Sephora, if you have a cool undertone and you are fair, light, beige, medium, tan, dark, or deep or you have a warm undertone and you are fair, light, beige, medium, tan, dark, or deep, Revolution will look amazing on you. I like to wear this lipstick shade if I want to create a 1940s inspired makeup look, if I am wearing a dramatic makeup look and need something else to compliment it, or I want to draw more attention to my lips.


These are the best matte red lipsticks I discovered in 2010. Perhaps I will have a new list to share in the many years to come. What do you think are the best matte lipsticks of the year?

The best gold lip glosses of 2010

Gold lip gloss represents a vogue demeanor that delineates sophistication and cachet. The lip gloss shade itself symbolizes refinement and when worn properly, can make a huge statement, as a result. One thing is certain, there are an abundant of gold lip glosses in the beauty market today, however; there is only a small amount that would classify as the best. I have decided to narrow down the many gold lip glosses in the beauty world to only the best of 2010.  
Did you ever try a product that was so wonderful, that it made an impact on you? I have to admit, ever since I tried Yves Saint Laurent's Golden Gloss, I have been in love. If you are looking for a great Gold lip gloss, I truly recommend Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss in "Gold 01" which is a stunning sheer gold. If I had to choose my favorite current lip gloss, this addition to Yves Saint Laurent would definitely be at the top of the list. Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss is $30 and is available at Sephora or your nearest Yves Saint Laurent retailer. This is truly love at first try.

Searching for the best gold lip gloss should never be rocket science nor should it ever be time consuming. One of my favorite lip glosses is definitely Mac's lustreglass, as one of my favorite gold lip glosses is Mac's lustreglass in "Instant Gold" which is a gorgeous, yet neutral, shiny, and light gold shade. I have yet to see anyone not look good wearing this particular gold lip gloss. The thing I love most about Mac Cosmetics is that they rarely fail to disappoint. One thing that I can say is you will not be disappointed by their lip products. For just $14.50, you too, can own this stunning gold lip gloss.

When shopping at the Tyson's Corner Mall in McLean, VA I had the perfect opportunity to visit the stand-alone MAC store. With an array of amazing beauty essentials, one beauty essential that caught my attention was definitely a pale gold frost gloss. If you are looking for a wonderful, yet fantastic gold lip gloss, I truly recommend Mac's Tinted Lipglass in "Almondine". I was so impressed with not only the color, but the quality of this product, it was destined to be in my beauty bag instantaneously. For just $14.50, Almondine can be your's too.

Mac Cosmetics has proved continuously why it is one of the biggest makeup entities in the world today. With an array of products that cater to just about every demographic, Mac clearly demonstrates why it is one of the best makeup companies around. One of the best gold lip glosses for 2011 is definitely Mac Plushglass in "Nice Buzz". Nice Buzz is a relatively light gold shimmery gloss with gold pearl. It is rather subtle, yet visible but because it is pigmented, you can build color. Mac's Plushglass is only $17.50 and can be purchased from the official MAC website or your nearest MAC retailer. If you are looking for a great, gold, high-end lip gloss, you definitely want to invest into purchasing this one.

Gold is a promising shade that represents an aura that is passionate and exciting, yet natural and effective. Whether white, whether yellow, and whether rose, gold remains to be true to it's element. If you are looking for a gold shade that is not only very pigmented, but possesses an array of rose undertones, you are going to love Bobbi Brown's Shimmer lip gloss in "Rose Gold" which is simply a rosy gold. Bobbi Brown's Shimmer lip gloss is available at the official website, Sephora, or your nearest Bobbi Brown makeup counter. I have tried so many different types of gold lip glosses and this one remains to be one of my favorites.

Recently when shopping at Sephora, I had the opportunity to discover a new product by Smashbox called the O-Gloss Gold Intuitive lip gloss. If you are looking for a great gold lip gloss shade, you cannot go wrong with Smashbox's O-Gloss Gold Intuitive lip gloss. This lip gloss is more of a golden peach shade, rather than just gold. I like it because it looks great on just about everyone, but can be worn during any time of year. I am an NC42 and I plan on wearing it this summer, that's for sure. Not only is Smashbox is a good brand, but Smashbox is a fun brand. The O-Gloss Gold Intuitive lip gloss is available at Sephora for $22.

Givenchy is an internationally known business that is well known an respected for possessing some of the hautest couture on the planet. What you don't know is that Givenchy's cosmetics are on the same wavelength with their fashion. One of the best products ever invented by Givenchy is definitely Givenchy's Crystal Pop Gloss. Not only is it pigmented, it is moisturizing, and tends to last fairly long. One of my favorite gold lip glosses is definitely "402 Light Up" which is an amazing soft gold shade. This shade looks great on just about everyone and because it is pigmented, can be built to fit the color you wish to achieve. Givenchy's Crystal Pop Gloss is available at Sephora or wherever Givenchy beauty products are sold for just $24.50. Don't settle for less, use the best.

Gold is such a beautiful, yet underrated shade. I will be the first to admit that despite having a minor obsession with gold, I truly find that gold lip gloss to be remarkable. However; just because a product is gold, doesn't mean it is the best or close to it. If you are searching for a great gold lip gloss, you cannot go wrong with Stila's Lip Glaze in "Bananas" which is a stunning shimmering gold. Whether day or night, this beautiful lip gloss shade definitely proves why it is one of the hottest gold lip glosses for 2011. Stila Lip Glaze is $22 and is available at your nearest Stila retailer or Sephora. I will be the first to admit that I am bananas for banana.

Limited edition products can be depressing, but when they are ultimately terrific, there is a good chance you won't have to say good bye. If you are looking for a stunning pale gold shimmer with clear glitter reflects, I truly recommend the newest addition to Tarina Tarantino, the Tarina Tarantino's Bibarucci lip gloss. Tarina Tarantino's Bibarucci lip gloss is available for a limited time at Sephora for just $10. This product is limited edition, which means once it is gone, it's gone.

Chanel is a beauty brand that represents a polishness that is selected, pristine, and upmarket. One of my all time favorite lip glosses ever in the beauty industry is definitely Chanel's Levres Scintillantes Glossimers. Although they are available in an array of colors, I had the pleasure of finding three beautiful gold shades. One of them is "Sunset Gold" which is a beautiful, yet vibrant gold shade. Another is "Goldlight" which is a deep, yet warm vibrant gold. My favorite is definitely "Gold Shine" which is a stunning nude gold shade. Chanel's quality is phenomenal. You can purchase the Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimers for $27 on Chanel's website or your nearest Chanel retailer.

Lancôme is more than just a subsidiary of L'Oreal. It is a cosmetic line that represents panache, elegance, simplicity, and class. Lancôme is also home to one of the best gold lip glosses in the world today. If you are looking for a very pale, yet bright gold lip gloss, I truly recommend Lancôme's Color Fever lip gloss in "Declaring Gold" which is just that. I love Lancôme's Color Fever Glosses because they are heavily pigmented, yet hydrating and long-lasting. Available at Sephora or your nearest Lancôme retailer and for just $26, Lancôme's Color Fever lip gloss in "Declaring Gold" can be yours right now.

Sephora is an internationally known boutique for carrying an array of fantastic, high-end beauty brands. What you don't realize is that the Sephora brand itself is underestimated. One of the best lip glosses of 2011 is definitely Sephora's Ultra-Shine lip gloss in "Gold 01" which is a light gold with a rather opalescent sheen. This remains to be one of my favorite current gold lip glosses. A lot of people seem to neglect how fantastic Sephora branded products are. The Sephora Ultra-Shine lip gloss is $14 and available at Sephora. Most of the time Sephora offers sales and sometimes you can purchase this great lip gloss for just $7.

Japanese cosmetic brands are making so many waves, followed by huge splashes. One of those brands is definitely Shiseido. I remember when I first discovered this beauty brand, years ago. I was quite reluctant until I actually tried it and realized how amazing it actually is. One of the greatest gold lip glosses of the year is definitely Shiseido's Luminizing lip gloss in "Sunlight" which is a light gold shimmer. Shiseido's Luminizing lip gloss is available for $22 at Sephora or your nearest Shiseido retailer. This is real, bona-fide proof that no matter where cosmetics come from, that is irrelevant when it comes to the actual quality of the product itself.

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Whether day or night, dark or light, gold lip gloss always looks right. That is the motto I live by when it comes to any kind of gold lip gloss product. The year is 2011 and I always find myself learning more about the cosmetic industry than ever before. One thing I love is finding products that I never knew existed. If you are looking for a great gold lip gloss, I definitely recommend NYX's Diamond Sparkle lip gloss in "Gold Sparkle" which is a very deep, yet bright gold. It is only $5.50 and available at Cherry Culture and your nearest NYX retailer. I love discovering gold lip glosses that are not only cheap, but work great too.

I am a huge fan of gold lip gloss simply because it looks great for every season. Depending on what you pair it with, it always makes some sort of avowal. If you are looking for a great gold lip gloss, I definitely recommend NYX's Mega Shine lip gloss in "Gold" which is a very vibrant, yet bright gold. NYX's Mega Shine lip gloss is available through NYX's official website, Cherry Culture, or your nearest NYX retailer for just $5.50. NYX may not be high-end, but it is definitely affordable and definitely competes with some of the high-end cosmetic entities. Don't let the price fool you, as you get even more than what you pay for.

Whether used alone or paired with your favorite lipstick, gold lip gloss truly proves why it is definitely an relevant beauty necessity and should be in your beauty bag right now.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Diamond Color

Diamond color is simply the color that a diamond possesses. These colors often vary from colorless/clear to colorful (anywhere from pink to green, etc.) and are often used to characterize a diamond for what it's worth. In fact, according to the Gemological Institute of America (or GIA) the color of a diamond helps determine the actual value of a diamond.

Amazing right?

The GIA created a standard scale of Colorless, Near Colorless, Faint Yellow, Very Light Yellow, and Light Yellow. D, E, F, G, H, and I represent Colorless (white). J, K, and L represent Near Colorless (white). M represents Faint Yellow (yellow). N, O, P, Q, and R represent Very Light Yellow (yellow). S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z represent Light Yellow.

Going beyond the standard scale created by the GIA, there is also a Fancy which possesses a variety of colors that range from blue to pink to red to black and more, is represented as Z+. Although many diamond theorists state the actual scale starts at D, some diamond theorists have a scale that starts at A that continues to C, which represents the perfect diamond, however; that is very rare.

So, you are probably wondering, how is the actual color determined? As part of the diamond grading process where the diamond is examined by an array of professionals, a color is chosen to define that particular diamond. The color of the diamond is graded by a computer system. Is the computer system accurate? As nothing is perfect and everything is imperfect, it's definitely close to being perfect on the scale.

The color of the diamond is relevant. This is one of "the four C's" that play a very important factor and role in the actual value of the diamond.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ukraine man dies after chewing exploding bubble gum

I was looking at the new today and low and behold, ABC news writer Alexander Marquardt posted one of the most shocking yet bizarre deaths I have ever heard. An Ukrainian chemistry student named Vladimir took it upon himself to lace his chewing gum with citric acid. You can read his original article regarding this here. Fox News also covered the story, which you can read here

It was a Saturday night and he (Vladimir) was working at home on his computer when he decided to dip his chewing gum into citric acid. His mother heard a loud sound, which sounded like an explosion coming from his room. When she went to see what happened, she found her 25 year old son laying on the floor drenched in his own blood, with his jaw completely blown off. 

The sad part is, no one could do anything to save him. But what was worse was, because he experimented with an array of chemicals, tests conducted prove that he didn't even use citric acid. That he picked up the wrong chemical by accident and that was what originally killed him. 

Imagine dipping your chewing up in an actual explosive instead of citric acid. Sad.

Vladimir was a scientist after all and loved making virtually everything he could from his home, including firecrackers. Authorities are still conducting more tests to find out what the substance was he used. 

In the meantime, this death is not only tragic, but incredibly bizarre. I really hope Vladimir learned his lesson in Heaven. 

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rest in Peace Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson has officially died and the news is circulating faster than anything I have ever witnessed in my 28 years of living. Everywhere you go, this is all you hear. This is quite possibly one of the saddest days for many people, especially his fans. I am at the grocery store and there are people in tears, sobbing over the king of pop's passing. 

The song "The Way You Make Me Feel" is playing and it is really sad to think that such a talented man who brought so much to music is gone. I keep thinking about his death and wondering if it really was drug related. I'm only receiving one-sided information, so I have no clue really what to think of it. 

He had so many great songs. If I had to choose a favorite, I am not sure which one I would choose, as I like a lot of them. I know, I heard a song called "We've Had Enough" a few years ago, which was good. I really like the song "They Don't Really Care About Us" as I really like the song "Morphine" but as I stated previously, he's introduced a lot of great music to us. 

To me, when I like of pop music as a genre, I think of Michael Jackson. I think he truly invented the genre. Today's music we hear on the radio wouldn't exist without Michael Jackson and his influence. Today is a very sad day in music, that is certain. 

Gone, but never forgotten. You will leave a legacy which will remain forever. Rest in peace, King of Pop. Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson. 

Michael Jackson is in the hospital

I just finished up work in my office. News is circulating all over the place that Michael Jackson is in the hospital. I write sporadically for Associated Content and recently started with Yahoo! Voices where I received the breaking news notification regarding this. My phone is about to die so I can't really find out more details until I make it home.

A source told me that it is not looking good and he may possibly die. I am also told that it is drug related; however, I am unsure if this news is accurate. I will admit that I have never been a huge fan of Michael Jackson, but there is no denying his talent. He has a lot of great songs. Although he's a little eccentric and possesses questionable behavior, this is very sad news and devastating. 

I always wondered throughout my life if Michael Jackson was a predator, but I never gave it second thought. Why? Because I haven't been interested in that kind of celebrity news. To me, Michael Jackson is the "King of Pop" as he is a talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and entertainer. Aside from several child abuse allegations, he was found innocent of those crimes. I think if he were guilty, he would definitely be in prison for as so many have been wanting to find any dirt on him. 

What if Michael Jackson is in the hospital because of the allegations against him? What if they are not true and he developed a drug addiction because of them? I guess we will never know unless Michael decides to discuss this. 

With this aside, I pray that he is ok.