THE PARTY'S OVER
We hear rumblings that the Scientologists made an offer to Michael Jackson to buy Neverland. Supposedly they wanted to turn it into a lavish celebrity retreat compound. (Hubbardland?) Our source said that Michael Jackson’s family , many of whom are still Jehovah’s Witnesses, were unhappy and didn’t want them to get it. According to this source, a consortium, led by a Beverly Hills businessman, outbid the Scientologists for the property. We’ve heard this “sold” rumor before and aren’t sure WHAT to think. But one thing we KNOW – there won’t be any Scientologists – or anybody else – squealing on the bumper cars or the ferris wheel at Neverland any more. The amusement park rides have been sold to a Japanese company.