TODAY'S THE DAY
Michael Jackson arrived 21 minutes late to his arraignment on child molestation charges on Friday in Santa Maria, Calif. He was due in court at 8:30 am/PT, but lingered a bit too long outside, greeting the hordes of supportive fans who were waiting for him. "Mr. Jackson, you have started out on the wrong foot here," scolded Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville. "I want to advise you that I will not put up with that. It's an insult to the court." Asked if he understood the charges against him, Jackson who wore a dark suit, glittery shoes and big sunglasses nodded and said, "Not guilty." Just to recap: Jacko is charged with seven counts of committing lewd acts on a boy under the age of 14, and two counts of plying him with alcohol in order to molest him. The King of Pop's next court date is Feb. 13.