Hmph, it seemed too kitschtastic to be true.
Michael Jackson continued to dash dreams of pop-royalty rejuvenation by confirming Thursday that he will not be joining Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito on a Jackson 5 reunion tour.
"My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we've certainly shared many great experiences, but at this time I have no plans to record or tour with them," Jackson said in a statement released by rep Dr. Tohme.
"I am now in the studio developing new and exciting projects that I look forward to sharing with my fans in concert soon."
Somebody tell Jermaine.
Jacko's older bro told an Australian reporter a couple days ago that all five brothers were on board, and that sister Janet would open for them.
"This has been a long time coming for the Jackson family to get back together,'' Jermaine said. "It is just the timing, so what we've been doing is working on the music and all the logistics."
But now it's time to get Randy on the phone, because Michael's off doing his own thing, whatever that is these days. The last time the Jackson 5 shared the stage was November 2001for the self-proclaimed King of Pop's 30th-anniversary special at Madison Square Garden.