Next Tuesday will mark the fourth anniversary of MICHAEL JACKSON'S death . . . and apparently, enough time has passed for RUSSELL CROWE to feel comfortable in outing him as . . . a PRANK CALLER.
He tells Britain's "Sun" tabloid, quote, "Michael Jackson used to tease me on the phone. He'd ring me and in a strong voice say, 'There's an emergency . . . and you need to leave the building.'
"I'd ask, 'Who is this?' And he'd say, 'Do not worry Russell, just kidding, this is Michael.'"