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August 10, 2009

Judge To Appoint Attorney for Jackson's Children

Posted: 06:40 PM ET

By Alan Duke

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) - A judge Monday said he will appoint an attorney to represent the legal rights of Michael Jackson's three children and then delayed a decision by a week on whether he will approve contracts involving the singer's estate.

Judge Mitchell Beckloff said has not yet chosen a guardian ad litum for the children.art_jackson_kids2

Beckloff delayed a decision involving contracts between AEG Live and merchandizer Bravado after lawyers for Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, argued that AEG Live should not be given a share of perpetual rights of video shot of Jackson's rehearsals preparing for his "This Is It" shows in London.

The judge earlier approved a contract between Jackson's estate, AEG Live and Columbia Pictures for use of the video for a feature film planned to hit theaters at the end of October. That movie, however, depends on the judge also settling differences between Katherine Jackson, the estate's special administrators and AEG Live concerning who should profit from the video.

An AEG Live lawyer said at least 80 hours of video was shot by photographers hired by AEG Live in the weeks before Jackson's June 25 death.

Burt Levitch, Katherine Jackson's lawyer, said she was concerned that Jackson's three children might be included in the video. AEG Live lawyer Kathy Jorrie said that while she has not seen it, she was told no children appear in the video.

Jorrie said the original contract between Jackson and AEG Live for his 50 London shows gave the company a share in the concert video profits. Levitch said that agreement did not cover rehearsal video.

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Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:48 pm ET

Katherine, God help you for what you are facing. Dont cower down to anything that you feel isnt right. This is your son and granchildren, and you hve every right to make sure his legacy and the childrens futures are handled safely. My heart goes out to you and Michaels children.


Lori   August 10th, 2009 6:53 pm ET

Hopefully the court will appoint a sympathetic and strong-minded guardian ad litum to oversee the legal and financial interests of the children. It is a sad thing to deal with all the legal issues in addition to the greiving process.

Prayers to the family.


Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:54 pm ET

I hope the guardian ad litum will take some pressure off of you Katherine. Then you can focus a little clearer on some of your other concerns, and have help for the childens welfare as well.


diana   August 10th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

Great for appointing the lawyer to represent the children.


Toni   August 10th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

Lori
Looks like we're going to be busy tonight! I'm already getting confused.


Malaika   August 10th, 2009 7:11 pm ET

this guardian ad litum thing is confusing me, is Katherine not good enough? God bless Michael's kids, this is just too much 4 kids their age let alone kids who are greiving.


Lori   August 10th, 2009 7:27 pm ET

Malika: The guardian ad litum is usually an attorney to protect the minor children's legal and financial interests as it is possible those interests may conflict with the interests of their Grandmother Katherine. The guardian ad litum will not affect Katherine's role of guardian and her custody of the children.

This is not unexpected. I have worked on cases that have had a guardian ad litum appointed for the children in very hotly contested divorce matters.

This is a good thing for the kids. It is a good thing for Katherine as well.


Mary Lee   August 10th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

I think this is very wise of the Judge to do, to have an overseer looking out for the childrens' best interests who is is an outside entity. This way the children have their own attorney and won't raise a conflict of interest with other Jackson family attornies.

Katherine still has guardianship of the children, which is a good thing. too many strange outside people rearing their ugliness.

Poor Michael, no peace in life and no peace in death, and now, no peace for his peaceful family.


Lori   August 10th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

I think it is bizarre that the judge allowed this Billie Jean woman and crazy Claire into court today. Did you see Claire's "press conference" on the TMZ live feed? Hysterical. I think they are posting a clip. I don't understand why the judge didn't boot them out. I guess if you want a front seat in the court room, all you have to do is file something claiming to be a bio parent.


Toni   August 10th, 2009 7:39 pm ET

Who the hell is Billie Jean and Claire?


Toni   August 10th, 2009 7:44 pm ET

Gotta go for a bit. 😦
But Lori.....who are these two people?


Lori   August 10th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

Two crazy ladies claiming that they are bio moms to the kids. look on tmz for an explanation.


Solid   August 10th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

Judge, I think you are one Solomon living today and we know God is going to guide you. You are wise and please do not let anyone rush you to make hasty decisions. You are wise and we applaud you. Greed should not take precedent over someone's life. AND YOUR DECISION WILL MAKE ALL PROMOTERS BEHIND A STAR KNOW THAT HUMAN LIFE IS NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR MONEY. THAT IS THE SLOGAN, "IS ANY STAR IN THIS CASE MICHAEL WORTH MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE," SHOULD NEVER EVEN ARISE. THIS IS FOR FUTURE STARS OR MEGA STARS. IF YOUR DECISION WILL SAFE ONE PERSON, STAR OR NOT, THEN YOU HAVE DONE YOUR JOB. WE ALL HAVE TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT NO ONE SHOULD CONSIDER COMPARING ANYONE'S LIFE TO HOW MUCH THEY WILL WORTH IF THEY WERE TO DIE. THIS WILL PREVENT GREEDY IDIOTS FROM MURDERING OR SENDING SOME "DOCTOR FEELGOOD" TO MURDER ANYONE JUST SO THEIR FINANCES WILL BE ELEVATED. THIS IS CAPITALISM AT ITS WORST.

YES, JUDGE YOU ARE WISE AND THANK YOU FOR PUTING THE CHILDREN AND MICHAEL IN THE FOREFRONT.


Lin   August 10th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

NO AEG MUST NEVER BE GIVEN PERPETUAL PROFIT FOR MICHAEL JACKSON'S VIDEOS. THE DEAL WAS FOR 10 CONCERTS AND NOT FOR PRE-CONCERT VIDEOS. IF NOT FOR THEIR GREED, MICHAEL WILL BE ALIVE TODAY. NO, THE CONTRACT DID NOT CALL FOR REHEARSAL VIDEOS IT CALLED FOR 10 CONCERTS TO BE PERFORMED AND BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT SATISFIED THEY OPTED IT TO 50 AND BECAUSE OF THAT HIRED "DR. DEATH", WHO FORCED DRUGS INTO MICHAEL SO THEY COULD GET THE 50 CONCERTS OUT OF HIM. FORGETING THAT THIS IS A HUMAN BEING AND NOT A ROBOT. IT IS THEIR GREED THAT KILL MICHAEL. THESE PROMOTERS MUST BE SENT A MESSAGE THAT HUMAN BEING IS WORTH MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD AND NO ONE, I MEAN NO ONE SHOULD PLAY GOD WITH HUMAN LIFE. THEY SHOULD NOT GET ANYTHING OUT OF MICHAEL'S DEATH. SO THIS NONESENSE OF KILLING A STAR OR MEGA STAR JUST BECAUSE GREEDY PROMOTERS CAN GET RICH MUST STOP. IF THIS JUDGE'S DECISION WILL SAFE FUTURE STARS LIFE OR ANYBODY'S LIFE FOR THAT MATTER, WE WILL THANK YOU AND GOD WILL THANK YOU AND REWARD YOU IMMENSELY.

WE PRAY FOR YOUR WISDOM.


Lin   August 10th, 2009 8:11 pm ET

NO AEG MUST NEVER BE GIVEN PERPETUAL PROFIT FOR MICHAEL JACKSON'S VIDEOS. THE DEAL WAS FOR 10 CONCERTS AND NOT FOR PRE-CONCERT VIDEOS. IF NOT FOR THEIR GREED, MICHAEL WILL BE ALIVE TODAY. NO, THE CONTRACT DID NOT CALL FOR REHEARSAL VIDEOS IT CALLED FOR 10 CONCERTS TO BE PERFORMED AND BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT SATISFIED THEY OPTED IT TO 50 AND BECAUSE OF THAT HIRED "DR. DEATH", WHO FORCED DRUGS INTO MICHAEL SYSTEM SO THEY COULD GET THE 50 CONCERTS OUT OF HIM. FORGETING THAT THIS IS A HUMAN BEING AND NOT A ROBOT. IT IS THEIR GREED THAT KILL MICHAEL. THESE PROMOTERS MUST BE SENT A MESSAGE THAT HUMAN BEING IS WORTH MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD AND NO ONE, I MEAN NO ONE SHOULD PLAY GOD WITH HUMAN LIFE. THEY SHOULD NOT GET ANYTHING OUT OF MICHAEL'S DEATH. THIS NONESENSE OF KILLING A STAR OR MEGA STAR JUST BECAUSE GREEDY PROMOTERS CAN GET RICH MUST STOP. IF THIS JUDGE'S DECISION WILL SAFE FUTURE STARS LIFE OR ANYBODY'S LIFE FOR THAT MATTER, WE WILL THANK YOU AND GOD WILL THANK YOU AND REWARD YOU IMMENSELY.

WE PRAY FOR YOUR WISDOM.


Luda   August 10th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

Hey! I just seen a report about that Billie Jane and Claire. I just couldn't stop laughing and repeating: "People are crazy!!!"

The Claire girl, she said she got married to Mike in 2001!!!
couldn't stop laughing!
I mean... what do they expect??? LOL


Solid   August 10th, 2009 8:18 pm ET

Judge, I think you are one Solomon living today. You are wise and please do not let anyone rush you to make hasty decisions. You are wise and we applaud you. Greed should not take precedent over someone's life. AND YOUR DECISION WILL MAKE ALL PROMOTERS BEHIND A STAR KNOW THAT HUMAN LIFE IS NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR MONEY. THAT IS THE SLOGAN, "IS ANY STAR IN THIS CASE MICHAEL WORTH MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE," SHOULD NEVER EVEN ARISE. THIS IS FOR FUTURE STARS OR MEGA STARS. IF YOUR DECISION WILL SAFE ONE PERSON STAR OR NOT, THEN YOU HAVE DONE YOUR JOB. WE ALL HAVE TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT NO ONE SHOULD CONSIDER COMPARING ANYONE LIFE TO HOW MUCH THEY WILL WORTH IF THEY WERE TO DIE. THIS WILL PREVENT GREEDY IDIOTS FROM MURDERING OR SENDING SOME DOCTOR FEELGOOD TO MURDER ANYONE JUST SO THEY THINK THEIR FINANCES WILL BE ELEVATED. THIS IS CAPITALISM AT ITS WORST.

YES, JUDGE YOU ARE WISE AND THANK YOU FOR PUTING THE CHILDREN AND MICHAEL IN THE FOREFRONT.


Mary Lee   August 10th, 2009 8:24 pm ET

I still can't believe what i saw on TMZ and here I was a little afraid in sharing with you all my little Michael Jackson story back from the early '70's.
I'm surprised the Judge did not ask them to follow the 2 big guys with the handcuffs into the side room...Why OH WHY does this continue? I actually have been laughing since watching all that hoo haa stuff...Least it got rid of my headache πŸ™‚ - Yep, laughter IS the BEST medicene πŸ™‚


Honorine   August 10th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

Solid'

Agree 100%. I had blogged it long ago that this is about BREAKING THE CYCLE. Thanks for bringing that up again.


lindafromnewyork   August 10th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

The guardain ad litum is the perfect solution because in a situation like this you usually have conflicts. The chidren's interest definitely need to be protected so that whatever decisions that are made benefit them in the long run. Maybe now with that pressure removed; Mrs. Jackson can begin to mourn her son. God bless you Mrs Jackson.


Heidi   August 10th, 2009 8:47 pm ET

It’s about time the children had there own attorney. They should have had one long ago. Who are all these people coming out say I’m the mother I’m the father. If they were so close to Michael wouldn’t they protect him? What else have I missed while I was at work!


mikecanada   August 10th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

awesome couple


MIMI from GUATEMALA   August 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I think, choose a guardian for the money and the economic future of Michael`s kids, is the best for all. I hope that the guardian be honest and honorable.


Mara   August 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Hey Larry and CNN what happened to the Royal Concert article??? Are tickets really going on sale on August 20th??? Let us know! Who's all participating? Are you giving away tickets?


John   August 10th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Alllrriiiggghhhtttyyy ttthhheeennn
2 ex wives
3 mothers
2 fathers
1real rich dude who died from a crazed doctor with a wandering needle.
Wha wong with pixure here?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

LKL blog writer: spell check, please.
It’s Guardian Ad litem, not β€œlitum.”
As in for the suit (or lawsuit).
Thanks…


Lori   August 10th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Nicole -we've been wondering where you were – thought you might have run off with Jermaine


roberta gish   August 10th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

well really do not care if he was not a jw the fact is his mom is and some what is work was base on it . love joy care for mankind children all that he want ed his mother to have children so that is wanted his children to have the for love jahovah I really hope she will keep the children out if the spot light my heart go out hole family we well see him in parradise is was not J>W


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

Hey Lori - Duty called. I had a deadline to meet...


Bob Miloux   August 10th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

Hi Larry: I have written to you before about those god awful ads that CNN insists we have to tolerate but I am about to give up and switch to PBS. I don't know why the advertisers have to leave their ads to be displayed over and over and if they have that much money to spend, where do they get it in this economy? I realize they have to put their message out but not over and over as we get sick of the damn things and I use the mute button more than anything else as THEY DON"T CHANGE and are disgusting. Those Taxmasters are sure not helping this country by helping anyone owing taxes to not pay their share, are helping to depress this economy even further and the outfits that tell us Medicare will pay for Scooters are not helping the budget either. That is all for now. Good Luck Bob M


Marie L.   August 10th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

ok this is going on to long !! now this guy Mark omg !! if Mark is a talented and handsome and NORMAL human being then he is a dumb ass then sorry but these kids need to live a normal life here !! they didn't ask to be born ! why after almost a month that Michael has die this guy is now saying this ? what is he after Michael kid's money ? I say leave the kids alone let them be with Michael's mother where they are happy now ! and Michael is their father he feed them cloth them put a roof over them he love them and they have his name So lets all leave them alone !


Mara   August 10th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Every Tom, Dick and Harry is going to come out of the woods now.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

No wonder Michael kept the childrens' faces covered. Shoot, his face too, for that matter. To keep the vultures away...ugh!


Lois   August 10th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

Wouldn't it be interesting if Michael is in fact the biological father! That would prevent alot of the sideshow people coming out of the woodwork like termites eh? πŸ™‚


Mara   August 10th, 2009 10:41 pm ET

I just want to read the article about the Concert tickets going on sale on August 20 I wish they would put it back up I feel like I'm nagging but I wish someone would read this and put it back up!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

Lois - why wouldn't Michael be the biological father?
Personally, I've never doubted that those are his children.
I have a lot of people in my family who look White, but are actually Black. It's in no way strange, and no biggie, as far I'm concerned...


John   August 10th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

and more interesting if Debbie is NOT the actual mother. i neber seen her fat and prgant this crap is right out of Ringling Brothers Circus and this family started it all back in 19 and 68.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

Believe it or not, I don't have anything ugly to say about Debbie Rowe. Paris and Prince bear resemblance to her, so that's a no-brainer.

And John, there are public photographs of Debbie when she was pregnant wih Prince - taken right after she and Michael were married...


Lois   August 10th, 2009 10:59 pm ET

I never personally disputed MJ as the father....but alot of people out there seem to think he is not (that is why I made that comment)....I am not sure why he would not be, he wanted children of his own. I was adopted, and my one of my adopted brothers is half white/half black, my other brother was metis and I am full native from ontario canada.....so I come from a multi-racial family, something that did not happen back in the 50's and 60's. My parents were white. So I grew up loving every race, my parents made sure of that!


Lori   August 10th, 2009 11:00 pm ET

Like I said before, I think this is a contest now to see who can say the most ourrageous thing and get it into a tabloid.


michelle   August 10th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

if these guys r the fathers of these children where have been all this time
the new guy hasnt talked 2 michael 4 many years now he wants 2 c his daughter |(so he says)
my daughter has a mixed child but u could never tell my granddaughter is white
remember years ago there was 2 white people and they had a very black child the father thought his wife cheated on him but the dna test showed that he was the father
so just because they r the color they r dosent mean anything
also if these people really cared about these kids leave them they just lost the only dad they ever had and like his daughter said
he was the best dad ever
how r they gonna feel they lost the most important person in their life
let them get to mourn please


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

Lori - exactly! People are just coming out with the most outlandish allegations. It's just plain stupid.

I feel bad for Ms. Katherine, because she has to put up with this nonsense. Some people are so freakin' ignorant!


Mara   August 10th, 2009 11:06 pm ET

Lois are you the Lois that was online yesterday with Niura? If you are did you ever get her email address? They erased it before I wrote it down.


Lois   August 10th, 2009 11:07 pm ET

Lin – I agree with you generally....I think the Powers to Be, whether it is in the move industry or music industry need to take a step or two back and ask themselves is it really worth a person's life to push them to the limit so they can meet deadlines to ensure the deal goes through? I think Hollywood and the music business, more particularly the promoters, need to stop being so greedy and realize they are dealing with humans here. Look all the plastic surgery some of these actors go through just to stay young because the producers, promotors want people that look young...then all of these ideals of being skinny, no pimples, beautiful skin, etc. is a must for everyone if you are to get ahead in life and that is soooooooo wrong.


John   August 10th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

yea ok coulda ben a pillow
damn circus and you are buying iot
hey i have the turkey baister that michael bought wit green stamps


Don   August 10th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

A Brother and Sister can look alike. Or they can not resemble each other. That is just a fact.


Lori   August 10th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

I know I feel sorry for Mrs. Katherine all the time, but I think she is really a strong person, but I am praying for her all the time.

I think that it is all the weird garbage that keeps coming out that makes it even harder to believe that Michael is gone.

I am really disapointed in Mark Lester though. I think I saw a picture of him, Michael and the kids in London to see the stage version of "Oliver" earlier this year. I just don't see why these friends would feel the need to do this.


Lois   August 10th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

I get on late cuz I am on the westcoast....so I miss most of the chatter Mara – but I did manage to get her email from another blog earlier.


Mara   August 10th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

Thanks and I really hope we can make something happen but if there's not enough support than we can all still meet in Vegas for Michael's bday this year or next year, I will play Hostess for those who have never been here. It would be so much fun!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:18 pm ET

Lori - the term "friend" should be used lightly with this bunch. True friends wouldn't do something like this. Lester, Chopra, Klein...who needs enemies with so-called friends like those!

It's sad, because people just wanted to be in Michael's inner circle for the access to his riches. They really didn't care about him, the person. When you die, all the crap will break loose. I have never seen anything like this in my life.


Lori   August 10th, 2009 11:19 pm ET

Dang Nicole, for once Ian Halperin is talking sense. Usually I think that guy is just plain looney, but I think he got this one correct. I always had a feeling that money in and of itself was just not that important to Michael so he didn't pay close attention to it and relied on business managers.

I can't believe that this was Ian Halperin making so much sense when everything else he says is so much trash.


Lori   August 10th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

I wanted to be in Michael's inner circle because I thought he was interesting and I wanted to see the way his brain worked. My sis always said that was why she would end up with both Jermaine and Michael.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Lori - your sister wanted to end up with both of them? ROFL!
Hey, I ain't mad at her for that!! πŸ™‚


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:32 pm ET

It really amazes me how really negative comments are rarely deleted, but informative postings and links are immediately discarded. Amazing.


lex   August 10th, 2009 11:33 pm ET

hey guys


Lori   August 10th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

Yes they totally do not want us posting links. But they last longer if you do it on the weekend


Lori   August 10th, 2009 11:38 pm ET

I am confused–TMZ says they are not back in court until the 24th, but I thought the judge was going to rule on some of the marketing things sooner than that. I wonder who's going to get appointed for the children.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:39 pm ET

I know Lori, but sometimes people post items that hinge on, well psychotic, and they are allowed to remain. I just find it interesting, is all...


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:40 pm ET

Hey Lex...you made it back!


lex   August 10th, 2009 11:40 pm ET

werent thy in court 2day


lex   August 10th, 2009 11:41 pm ET

yea i had 2 run out real quick w/ my mom


Lori   August 10th, 2009 11:41 pm ET

Talk about psychotic, how about the Claire Cruise person? Why is she wandering aroung without a keeper?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:43 pm ET

Lori, they're right. The next court dates are 8/24/09, 8/28/09 and 9/1/09.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:46 pm ET

Lori - girl, I was too through when I heard that those two kooks (Claire/Billie Jean) were sitting up in the courtroom, as if they are legitimate parties to the cases! I mean, COME ON now...


Toni   August 10th, 2009 11:49 pm ET

HELLO. πŸ˜€
What did I miss?


Lois   August 10th, 2009 11:50 pm ET

Have you noticed that anyone that was a true friend of MJ's was not at his memorial, ie. Elizabeth Taylor, Mac, Chris Tucker, Debbie Rowe, Lisa Marie Presley, etc...I just find this whole situation very very weird.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:51 pm ET

It's interesting, the order in which they're going with some of the issues. The request for depositions have been put off and continued to a later date, as well as the will contest issue (that they're saying is not actually contestability – yet it really is).


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

Toooonnnnniiiii! πŸ™‚


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:54 pm ET

Lois - and also those who were truly close to Michael are NOT talking, nor are they giving interviews at the drop of a hat, i.e. Janet and Randy.


Jacquelyn   August 10th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

If those kids are not biologically Michael's so what?! Why are people trying to convince one side they are and the other side they are not. Who cares. If Klein gets his way in Sept you all would get the DNA results you want. Geesh, the kids are Michael's no matter what. If they are proven not Michael's would it change the way how you feel about him? No!!! And Lester needs to shut his old tired behind up before he makes Klein and other nut cases force their hands and ruin the kids lives even more.


Toni   August 10th, 2009 11:56 pm ET

Hey Nicole, Jermaine must have kept you out pretty late last night. Give me the details! πŸ˜€


Jacquelyn   August 10th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

Oh and hi everyone


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:59 pm ET

Oh man...they gang's all here! πŸ™‚

Toni - girl, I had a big deadline to meet. I wasn't "stuttin'" Jermaine! LOL!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 10th, 2009 11:59 pm ET

Hey Jacquelyn! Long time, no read. πŸ™‚


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:00 am ET

I don't think biology is as important as everyone thinks. My sister and I are not from the same gene pool and we couldn't be closer.


lex   August 11th, 2009 12:00 am ET

evrybodys here 2day


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:01 am ET

Anyone whosoever that comes out wanting a DNA test absolutely does not care about those children. It will totally destroy their little lives to find possibly that Michael is not their biological dad. I wish these nut cracks would wait and let it be up to the kids when they are older. ALL they want is the money! NOTHING else. Darn it, here I go again. Im gonna have a freakin breakdown before this is over.


Jacquelyn   August 11th, 2009 12:02 am ET

Hi Nicole, Miss I Have a deadline


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:04 am ET

You are not going to have a breakdown, Toni! You are going to have a breakthrough! πŸ™‚
And hopefully the LAPD will break through with some indictments and arrests in the near future...


Jacquelyn   August 11th, 2009 12:04 am ET

I believe Michael told them if he wasn't.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:05 am ET

ROFL Jacquelyn!
Well, shoot, I did!
I love y'all, but first things first, now!


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:05 am ET

Lori
Same with my two girl. Both adopted from China, but not the same bio parents. To them, they are still sisters no matter what, and my husband and I are their mom and dad. They dont look at it any different at all. But if their bio moms or dads tried to come in right now and take them away...my God they would be totally traumatized. What the hell are these morons doing?


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:06 am ET

I think indictments are 2 weeks out or so – just a gut feeling. Weird about the depos – maybe they are putting them off and hoping they will all decide to work together nicely? Depos seldom bring out the best in anyone


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:07 am ET

I thought this was the most important thing – am I wrong?


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:08 am ET

Jacquelyn
Yeah, her deadline is spelled J-E-R-M-A-I-N-E-. Come on Nic, whats the details? Did you go somewhere romantic. πŸ˜›


Jacquelyn   August 11th, 2009 12:09 am ET

Lol Nicole

You know we all have not really been here since Jermaine's interview. I know I haven't much


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:11 am ET

Were you at the Dodger's game with him Nicole?


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Nicole
I have a confession to make. πŸ™‚ You know when you guys were talking about Billie Jean? Well I freaking thought you were joking. I had no flipping idea she was real. I about died when I heard that today. What the hell, where have I been?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Toni - LOL @ "nut cracks." Sums it up quite nicely, with a big 'ol bow on top.

Those people (Klein, Lester, and yes, even Rowe) do not care about the children's best interests. They are after what the children now represent - moolah.

Unfortunately the children are going to find themselves in the same predicament as their dad. They will always wonder who is genuine and trustworthy, and who's not.

And for the record, Prince is a sharp child - I can tell. He is watching and assessing all of his surroundings. He's not remaining silent for nothing. His dad taught him well.


lex   August 11th, 2009 12:12 am ET

i could michaels "friends" come out and say thr the father like wat nerve do this ppl hav


Jacquelyn   August 11th, 2009 12:13 am ET

Toni

Yeah they did. In her mind, lol


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:14 am ET

So is this Billie Jean saying she is Blankets bio mom ? And what about this Clair?


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:15 am ET

Toni – just bounce over to tmz and read about it – then you will be caught up – besides you need to see the video


lex   August 11th, 2009 12:16 am ET

the billie jean person dat was in court is the same women the song was bout..wow i aimt realize dat


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 12:16 am ET

Well, bound to happen. All sorts of people are trying to park and camp out at and by the cemetary this evening. Don't know why, they won't open until morning. I have plans to go myself 1st thing in the A.M. Probably look like picnicland when I get there.

Did anyone see that list of items the attornies or whomever have in their plans to market? -Virtual tattoos...hmmm...the one that made me so upset was the wine decanter. Don't want to repeat it, but remember what was said in Santa Barbara years ago? That seems very tacky !!! They don't care what they sell as long as they sell it I guess.

I do sort of wish this Judge would also get a court appointed attorney as a guardian of sorts to oversee Barranca. It just seems things are moving too darn fast and it's sell, sell, sell as fast as they can. I just wish someone outside of that realm of attornies, managers, promoters; would do various concerts for all Michael fans. Vienna is gorgeous, but the common everyday person can't afford that. Guess we wait for the video or the television special.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:16 am ET

Y'all - I'm not touching that with a 10-foot pole! Nobody's gonna clump me in with those nuts Billie Jean Jackson and Claire "Cruise!"

I have a *crush* on Jermaine, but I am perfectly sane! LOL! πŸ™‚


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:18 am ET

And Lori, no I was not at the Dodgers game! ROFL! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:18 am ET

Nicole – I agree about the kids. Prince is an observer and I think he has a pretty good grasp on things, and Paris is a nurturer. I think Blanket is lucky in that he has great siblings.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:21 am ET

Yeah, that Billie Jean chick stalked Michael for well in excess of 25 years. She is so very nuts...I told y'all last week that she filed court documents as soon as Michael died. In her crazy mind, she thinks she's entitled to a portion of his estate.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:22 am ET

Yeah I agree. Prince will have these morons figured out in no time. I think and hope that these children loved their daddy enough that no matter what happens, they may accept Debbie, but Michael will always be their dad. I really dont think any manvulcher can take that away from Michael. Those kids adored their dad, so I dont think they are going to just let a new one walk in and assume the title. PLUS....they live with the Jacksons!! YAY! >D


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:22 am ET

Lex ... this gal is not the Billie Jean from the song exactly. I think she had her legal name changed to Billie Jean after the song came out. That is if I am remembering correctly.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:24 am ET

Where did this Claire come from – is she a new crazy or has she been around for awhile as well?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:27 am ET

Mary Lee - oh my goodness. People are a trip. I mean, who camps out at a graveyard?

I know people want to pay their respect and what-not, but it's still a bit much. Michael's remains are there, but it's just a shell. He's not there. His spirit is what lives forever.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:28 am ET

I have followed Michael for 38 yrs, why havent I ever heard about this Billie Jean. Plus, Tito said Michael wrote that song in the back seat of the family car in 3 minutes. How old is this woman? Why in the heck does she think she should get some dough? Man this is freaky. My poor Michael went through more than I thought. Did he know about her before?


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:30 am ET

Did they decide on the burial? Or is it still up in the air?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:30 am ET

Toni, I was trying to term it...ur...delicately...but "morons" is right on point!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:32 am ET

Toni – "manvulcher?" Oh my God, I am crackin' the heck up! Is that in Websters? ROFL! πŸ™‚


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:33 am ET

AND THE MEDIA AND CRAZY PEOPLE WONDERED WHY THE FAMILY WOULDNT TELL THEM WHERE HE WAS BURIED !!!DUH PEOPLE. How freakin ignorant. This is exactly what Jermaine was worried about. He could have been at Neverland under security behind locked gates. VERY SAD. 😦


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:33 am ET

Lori, Michael's been buried at Forest Lawn.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:34 am ET

I don't understand why they are in such a huge rush to make all these marketing deals. Elvis' estate is still making money 30 years later. Michael's will too. They just need to be smart and respectful and make sure that everything the are doing is quality


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:37 am ET

Not sure Nicole, but it sounded good. If I really called them what I want, It would get deleted. So I have to make up words...read between the letters.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:38 am ET

Lori

M-O-N-E-Y--H-U-N-G-R-Y!!!!!


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:39 am ET

Im gonna roam for a minute and see whats up. Dont go away. πŸ˜€


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:41 am ET

Lori, I think Branca and McClain are moving too fast. Cutting all these deals just excerbates the level of greed which occurred throughout Michael's life. Thank God Michael had already trademarked his name. Otherwise, the abuses would loom even wider.

I don't see why the co-Executors won't realize that all these backroom deals will ultimately water down Michael's image. It is really uncalled for. There is plenty of time to conduct his business in the RIGHT manner.


Lois   August 11th, 2009 12:41 am ET

Another thing is why would Jermaine promote his own charities and not Michael's?? If a family member of mine died and was involved in a special charity, I would certain either contribute to it or keep the charity going in my dad's, brother's or mother's name....things are not adding up....it is like 1 + 1 = 10.........in this case 1 thing plus another equals 10 other substories, subplots, etc.........somebody or some people are covering something up?? What are they covering up and why?


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:44 am ET

Imagine how funny they will all look if another Will appears. The estate lawyers I was hanging with at the fam reunion still think there is at least one out there....


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 12:45 am ET

Nicole...They aren' camping right inside the actual cemetary, they have very high and very locked gates,They are trying to park as close to the front of the cemetary on this semi narrow street and the police are out patroling and probably giving out tickets...They are also over at Johnny Carson park. so much activity again!

Lori...Michael was buried. I cannot say the exact day it happened, but I found out about it last week, I think Thursday, from one of the lawn workers there.

I wonder if this gal's name really is Billie Jean...Looks more like a Rikki James to me-that mugshot! Tell ya one thing, I am amazed the Judge allowed these women into the same courtroom as the honest real court stuff was going on. those 2 belong in a Kangaroo Court-lol!
Hmmm...wonder if they will make it on to America's Funniest Videos Ca Ching! Money again!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Lois - good points. I can't even address it - the Jermaine interview from Friday still has me heated. I'm not even going into it on this blog. Those are thoughts that I'm keeping to myself.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 12:52 am ET

OMG HLN just showed this women claimeing herself as the real mother of MIcheals children... People are just sick. I can't believe this women. She looks like a total weirdo!!! Who let the dogs out bow wow. LOL


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:52 am ET

(exacerbates – quick fingers)


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 12:54 am ET

LOL Patty. This stuff just gets crazier! I wish Michael was here, but at least HE doesn't have to deal with this crap anymore.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Lois, I agree about the charities, and why the heck was larrys charity involved, as well as promoting his wife? That was the BIG announcement. By the end of the show, it wasnt about Michael anymore.

And to be honest...I dont think we will EVER know the exact place Michael is buried, for this reason. Those people{fans too } are never going to go away. It will ALWAYS be a problem, and the family knew that. Im sure the Cemetary staff are cooperating with the family, like they probably have had to do with others, but {mine only opinion} is that he is not there.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:00 am ET

I'm just amazed at all these crazy people that have come out of the woodwork since Micheal passed. The worst part is none of them cared about him, now they all just want a piece of whats left of him. It really saddens me that even in death Micheal is haunted by all these narrow minded people.


Mara   August 11th, 2009 1:01 am ET

Why are the people sleeping by the cemetary? Is something going on tomorrow??


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:02 am ET

If there is another will, then why hasnt it surfaced by now? Its been too long. Im afraid there may not be one. 😦


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:03 am ET

I just think it's disrespectful to the family to be staking out the funeral home and cemetary. This society is just warped.

Nothing wrong with paying respects - *eventually." Right now, not so much. Ugh.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:05 am ET

Yes Mara...They all think they get to take pictures of themselves beside Michaels grave. Just kidding. Who knows whats going on in their heads.

Patty, are you talking about Billie Jean?


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:05 am ET

Just like the estate matter is rolling so quickly....I mean why does the movie need to be out in October? Do they think we are going to forget about Michael? I don't get it. Rush, rush, rush. It better not be half a _ _ ed.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:06 am ET

Toni - I love you, girl - but I disagree. πŸ™‚
They cannot bury Michael without a public official knowing exactly where the body is interred.
They have to list it on the death certificate.
I'll buy the account that he's at Forest Lawn...


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:07 am ET

If there is a 2nd will, it wouldn't surprise if it's wiht the things Latoya cleared out of Micheals house right after his death. Earlier reports stated she removed several things shortly after he passed.


Mara   August 11th, 2009 1:07 am ET

Toni did you happen to see the article that was posted earlier about the Concert announcement tickets going on sale August 20th? I can't find it, it was posted for a minute and then it was gone.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:08 am ET

Toni, Yes I am this was the first I heard of that today. I was at work for 13 hours. Missed most of the news today


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:09 am ET

I thought that I read somewhere that the movie deal was contingent on no Jackson tribute concerts happening prior to the release of the movie?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:09 am ET

Lori - isn't EVERYTHING half a**ed so far?
(With the exception of the memorial - now that was classy.)


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:12 am ET

I liked the memorial – could not stop crying. But now when I think back on it, it seems kind of surreal and stagey. It just seems like he should have got to have a quiet (non-crazy) death. I mean, how can so much bizareness happen in one life?


Mara   August 11th, 2009 1:12 am ET

Thats why I was surprised to see the article posted here on LKL. Someone may have made a mistake that's why it was up only for a minute.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:12 am ET

I don't understand what is wrong with people. I pray to God those children don't hear or see any of this crap people are doing. No wonder Micheal kept them so sheltered from society. Look wha tthey face now all these crazy greedy money hungry creeps. GET A JOB you morans!!!


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:13 am ET

You know, Michael isnt another celebrity that everyone is going to mourn and then let it go. He is going to be just like Elvis, and probably more, and people are ALWAYS going to want to be there. Not just Californians. Every MJ fan that comes to Calif. is going to want to go there. He was to big and too loved to be in a public cemetary. I dont think it will ever work if he is there. They did the same thing with Elvis, and ended up having to move him. I dont even think the cemetary is going to be prepared for this. If he is there...I bet he'll have to be moved within 2-3 mths.


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 1:14 am ET

They probably came off the mountain from Neverland or else they are Conan O'Brien's audience from across the way at NBC. The word got out in the media today he was "buried" there, a better word would be placed- Good luck! The place is huge, can't just go running all over looking like a Where's Waldo. It was a surprise as I was on my way for dinner at The Smokehouse in Burbank and take that road almost everyday for one thing or another-The day all the media was there, when word got out he was there and then when they had the short service, I had to take the darn freeway, up , over and around the bend more time was wasted going that way.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:15 am ET

Have they set a date for that concert yet?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:15 am ET

Lori - it is. Columbia wants to ensure that public interest isn't diminished (i.e., burned out) by the time the film is released. Thus, the stipulation about no tributes prior to the release date.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:17 am ET

He will be bigger than Elvis. Michael's music is timeless and appeals to such a broad spectrum of people, across age lines. I think his contibutions to music, video, and charity far out shines Elvis. Only Michael is the King.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:17 am ET

Toni. For some reason I have to agree with you. I would not surprise me if they did do the smart thing fo burying him somwhere private where no one knows. That would be for the best so he could actually rest in peace.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:18 am ET

Nicole
I thought that was one of the problems with the death certificate. It wasnt signed by a doctor nor burial site.I think I heard that on fox friday.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:20 am ET

It's just wrong that he is gone. I wonder if AEG is going to get investigated at all. They must have done something wrong in all this.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:21 am ET

Nicole & Lori. You are so right Micheal is way bigger than Elvis ever was. When Elvis passed I don't recall him even having as much press attention. He was over with in a couple weeks. This will go on with Micheal for years. I just wish they would pay more attention to the good he did rather than all the lies and gossip


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:23 am ET

Eventually I think all the lies and gossip will stop; but its going to be a roller coaster ride for now.

I wonder what crazy person will step up with a story next?


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:24 am ET

Why in the heck would they ever think Michaels fans would BURN OUT? What a ridiculous excuse. 30 yrs from now he'll still be bigger than ever. My 13 yr old has fallen in love with him and his music just since his death. I'll make sure my children know all about him and what he did for the world.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:24 am ET

Mary Lee - ooh..."Where's Waldo" is an awful, yet fitting description, because that's how people will treat it.
As if they're on an Easter Egg hunt or something. It will be horrible...
And Toni, I agree - if he's at Forest Lawn, this is going to disrupt ALL the final resting places so much that they will, unfortunately, have to find another location.
I just hope it isn't Neverland.
That would be like spitting on Michael's memory.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:27 am ET

So very well said Nicole


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:27 am ET

Patty
Thats because Nancy Grace and JVM werent around when Elvis died. God you guys can you imagine the joyride those two would have been on? And Dirty Diane Dimon too? She would have been on cloud nine!!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:29 am ET

Toni - it was one of the problems with the death certificate.
For one, it was incomplete and never should have been released to the public.
That's why there were investigations, because some idiot employees accessed the info and probably sold it to the tabloids.
However, when and if the autopsy results are ever released, the real death certificate will also become public record.
They can't conceal it forever.
That's not how it works - not even for Michael Jackson.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:33 am ET

WOW Nicole...thats the only thing I think we have dissagreed on. And I'll be short and sweet, but I would like a private ,cut off from public, home for the children, burial at Neverland.
Okay you all know how I feel, Ive said it many times, and Ive tped very fast, so it was short and sweet. Sorry. 😦


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:33 am ET

I wonder what has become of the investigation into the leaks at the coroner;s office? Did anyone get into trouble?


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:35 am ET

Pricilla and Lisa were lucky they didnt have to deal with all the tabloid media when Elvis died.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:35 am ET

Lori. Last I heard they were investigating. DOn't believe there has been any update since.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:35 am ET

I tell you one thing: AEG bears complicity with what transpired with Michael. Irregardless of whether criminal charges are ever filed against them, I hope the Jackson family sues them for EVERY penny that their sorry corporation can scrape together.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:36 am ET

My 23 year old niece watched the memorial to see why her mom and I were so upset over Michael's death. Now she is educating her 11 year old sister and 3 year old brother about Michael. This is why he will live forever. His message plays across time.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:38 am ET

Are you kidding, I dont think anyone is going to get in trouble for anything. I am so disgusted. All this time and not One single arrest. Kind of odd to me.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:39 am ET

There's a big difference here from when Elvis passed. My dad was a huge fan of Elvis. He even wore his hair the same way. If I remember correctly Elvis didn't half of the wonderful things Micheal did. Don't get me wrong Elvis was popular, but nothing at all like Micheal


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:39 am ET

Nicole – isn't that one of the reason's Mrs. Katherine was having trouble getting docs from AEG – they wanted her to sign something saying she could not use them in any other suit, other than in probate court. I sure as heck hopes she brings a wrongful death claim against AEG – I am sure they are responsible for something


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:40 am ET

I agree with you Toni


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:41 am ET

Jacquelyn bailed again!! Did anyone hear if Joan trashed Michael on Larrys show tonight. It kind of sounded like it on another blog, but not sure.


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:41 am ET

I would love to see AEG get sued and put out of buisness for good


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:42 am ET

Didn't watch it. I can't stand that women


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:43 am ET

Toni - I know, and we rarely disagree about anything.
I'm sure the owners will put Neverland to good use.
Michael despised that place once the cops tore through it.
Once he left, he vowed never to return there.
And he didn't - alive.
I pray that his wishes are also respected in death.
It sounds like his mother wisely carried out that request - to the letter. Jermaine needs to give it up.
He knows good and well Michael hated that place in the end.


Dirty Diana   August 11th, 2009 1:45 am ET

Mj speaks of the woman, Billie Jean, in his interview with Geraldo. She tried to sue Mj for using her name in the song and felt she was entittled to receiving royalties from the song. Apparently her real name is Billie Jean. Mj claimed it was just a coincidence and he did not write the song about her and never met her. She is just another person with her hand out hoping for a piece of MJ's estate.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:45 am ET

Elvis was popular – but he wasn't the humanitarian Michael was. And Michael was a much better actor, dancer, innovator, and I think person. I think Michael will remain relevant. I think that Elvis could actually begin to fade....


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:46 am ET

Lori - I never heard anything else about the leaks regarding the birth certificate. They should have busted some heads together and let 'em roll.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:47 am ET

Nicole, you will just have to use your influence with Jermaine to get him to see reason. Shouldn't be to difficult – I think he will go with whatever Mrs. Katherine decides.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:50 am ET

What birth certificate?


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:51 am ET

Exactly – at some point there should be consequences. For the employees at the coroner's office, all those doctors, all the crazy people saying anything to get their 15 minutes. It just needs to stop.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:52 am ET

I think she meant the death certificate. She must be getting sleepy πŸ™‚


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 1:53 am ET

I didn't mean any disrespect on the Waldo comment. It's just that yes, people go there all the time and 'scope out' the celebrity burials especially on the weekends, it's on a list of 'What to do while in L.A.'. You put that together with people like me who have family buried there and it makes it difficult, then of course there are burials going on all the time, so can you imagine a ton of people in tank tops, shirts, visors, dressed like Michael, etc. converging on this hillside...Then you got the holidays. there really are a few spots that have the 'family masoleum' with gates and under lock and key-. I just hope whomever goes and yes, I agree, they should wait and have enough sense to respect ; all that are buried or entombed there. I'm afraid the cemetary will have their hands full for a very long time.

btw...the little number on the death cert, 904 or 940, whatever it was , that is the id number for that cemetary.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:56 am ET

I always thought cemetary tours were creepy. I went to New Orleans and one of the "attractions" was the St. Louis cemetary and Marie LaVeaux's tomb. Not for me.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 1:56 am ET

Lori - the main issue with AEG is that they wanted Ms. Katherine to sign a confidentiality agreement. The sole purpose was so she couldn't disclose anything she discovered after reviewing Michael's contract and other related documents. They are dirty as hell.

She resisted signing the agreement, but has since given in to the request. There isn't anything, at this point, that can prevent her from suing them civilly. Her lawyers eluded to that fact in court on Monday. Those AEG jerks are shaking in their boots, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

By the time everything's over, I hope Ms. Katherine OWNS AEG. Then she can single-handedly sponsor her son's tribute concerts and events.

Jermaine seems to think AEG is so great. Can't wait for him to eat his words when he realizes that those same jerks had a hand in his brother's demise.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:57 am ET

Nicole – I had the sense that G-man thought the same thing about AEG


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 2:01 am ET

Nicole I so hope you are right. I really hope Katherine can tear them apart in court. I've always believed they had their hands in Micheals death


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:01 am ET

I am not sure what Jermaine was doing except to be very, very careful. I wonder what his true thoughts are? If you are mad at him, I'll take him!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:02 am ET

I meant death certificate, not birth certificate! Got overly excited.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:03 am ET

Lloyds of London may be going after them for insurance fraud if there was something hinky about Michael's physical for the tour insurance
That would be a problem for AEG – I think a lot of people are suspicious about them now


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:04 am ET

Lori - I have no influence with Jermaine. Halima's got that on lock...trust!


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:05 am ET

Where are all these dancers and the folks working on the show – you'd think someone would have cracked by now and released a statment to someone for enough $


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:06 am ET

Mary Lee, I know you didn't mean anything by that. I was just adding to what you said. People will treat the cemetary like that. You made a great point!


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:07 am ET

Mr. Joe has been remarkably quiet for the last week or so


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 2:07 am ET

Time for me to call it a night. Please don't forget everyone to send me any letters, prayers or whatever you would like for me take on our trip to Gary In this weekend. We are hoping to find a little section by the house to be able to place everything. It is my pleasure to take anything you so wish. Good Night everyone.... Till tomorrow


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:11 am ET

Lori - yes, I am a little pissed at him. But he's still mine, and you broads still can't have him....ROFL!! πŸ™‚


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 2:11 am ET

I know, Lori...sort of creepy, but some people love their stars so much.
The more i think about it, the badder it gets-Easter Sunrise Services are beautiful there, so is Christmas and all those special holidays-Easter is so special. Maybe they should re think and have maybe just a memorial marker out front-I know I know, either that or they might have to start leading group tours – I know they will definately rope the section off or put a barrier which won't do any good...Can see it, FL hires 100 extra security personnel .... Goodnight all...Keep prayers for the Jackson family.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:13 am ET

Lori, I think Aeg isnt letting any of them talk.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:15 am ET

Didnt they have to sign a gag order or something?


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:16 am ET

But how are they controlling them? With money or threats? Maybe once the movie comes out they can talk


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:16 am ET

Lori, I'm not surprised that the people from the tour aren't talking. You know good and well if AEG strong-armed Ms. Katherine into signing a confidentialty agreement - then you can count on it that all the peons were required to do the same.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:17 am ET

Good night, Patty.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:17 am ET

Im calling it quits tonight. Goodnight everyone. πŸ™‚


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:18 am ET

True – and they are probably scared – look at what happend to MJ. I just wish we would start getting some more viewpoints. I have tried being patient but it is not easy.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:19 am ET

You going to bed too Nicole? It's late on your side of the continent


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:20 am ET

Nope. I'm still here.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:20 am ET

Some did talk at first saying that Michael looked great and could still do all the moves. Some said they were intimidated by his dance moves." HE STILL HAD IT", the blonde guitarist said. Goodnight. πŸ™‚


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:21 am ET

I wonder if they are going to home school the children.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:23 am ET

Lori, when they started talking about Michael right after his death, it seemed so rehearsed. Even Kenny Ortega's comments - and I think he's an okay guy. Just the whole AEG aura, you know.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:23 am ET

Oh...and the girl that was suppose to be his backup singer said that he never appeared to be under the influence of drugs and that he was energetic and was happy. THEN they were stopped from talking.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:26 am ET

I don't know, Lori. But I don't see how the kids could ever attend even private school. I hope they are being homeschooled. Jermaine vaguely touched on the educational aspect, but he didn't elaborate.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:26 am ET

I agree Nicole. Everything sounds scripted to me. Not much sounds genuine. The only thing I heard that sounded real was one of the dancers that auditioned commented that Michael was there -that she recognized him by his long hands. That sounded genuine. I always thought Michael's hands were very distinctive. I've always heard good things about Ortega from the dance community up here as well


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:27 am ET

Toni, you never can say goodbye (or goodnight) and mean it can you? πŸ™‚


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:28 am ET

True, Toni. I guess she said too much! I don't care what anyone says, I always trust my instincts. My instincts are telling that AEG is every bit as foul as we've projected on this blog from the beginning.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:31 am ET

I've always wondered about AEG as well, because why would they be willing to front all the money? I read something that they had been trying to work a deal with Michael since 2007 and he wasn't all that in to it. So I was surprised that he finally decided to do it.

I think he could have downsized and lived comfortably if he had business manager's he could trust.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:40 am ET

That's the core issue, Lori. There was not a consistent team of reputable advisers there for Michael (sans John Branca) on an ongoing basis. Most people who are very successful, for instance, Queen Latifah, Will Smith and Jamie Foxx, have had the same partners with them throughout their careers - from the beginning.

Michael's circle changed consistently. That allowed openings for employee theft by unscrupulous characters and the like. I have heard accounts of employees buying things for him in duplicate, and having the other items shipping to their homes, etc. Just outright stealing from him!

I am certain that John Branca is uncovering a real mess, through the forensic accounting process. I don't envy him in the least in navigating Michael's murky financial waters.


Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:40 am ET

Hey ladies, I had to roam the blogs before I left.

Maybe because he wanted that house in Vegas, and wanted to do what Celine' and Donny and Marie did there, he had to do this to get out of debt. Didnt someone say that once ? That he put a down payment on that house and was going to buy it after the tour. He wanted to do 2 shows a week there so he could be home with the kids. On Et, Donny said he called Michael 1 mth before he died and asked him if he was interested in doing a duet together on their show and he said yes. Sad, huh. 😦
Okay, goodnight now. πŸ˜€


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:44 am ET

Toni, I agree. He didn't actually place a down payment on the house, though. He set funds aside for the purchase. As I understand it, he planned to have the remaining funds for the purchase once he completed the London shows.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:46 am ET

How could Michael been so brilliant in some areas of his life and then make all these bad decisions about who to trust. I am just aggravated at the whole situation.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:52 am ET

I know, Lori. I just keep thinking of how Michael was always anti-drugs, anti-alcohol. So much of this could have been prevented by changing the company he kept. It's like lessons you're taught as a child. Beware of the company you keep! Don't run with the wrong crowd.

People just came in and out of his life with the sole intent of using him. Taking his kindnesses for weaknesses. He was a very giving individual, and generous to a fault. He surrounded himself with people who, ultimately, meant him more harm than good. They were not looking out for his best interests, only their own.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:55 am ET

I must be progressing through the stages of grief and arrived at anger


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 2:58 am ET

Well, you know...anger is a MAJOR component in the grief process. Been there, done that!


b   August 11th, 2009 3:02 am ET

I agree with everyone. There is something about AEG that is not right. I read this on TMZ which is very interesting.

UPDATE: The judge just ordered that Katherine keep quiet about what's in the various AEG agreements. It's interesting ... Katherine's lawyer said she might want to use the AEG agreement in a non-probate proceeding. The lawyer didn't say - but could this be the precursor to a wrongful death suit?

UPDATE: The judge has tentatively agreed to a protective order, which seems all the more interesting now that we know law enforcement is interested in certain documents, some of which are being held by AEG. The judge noted that law enforcement has the right to contact AEG or the estate directly for the info.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 3:02 am ET

Since I wasn't really getting anywhere with denial


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:05 am ET

That's why it's not at all good to hold onto anything too tightly - whether it's money, property, or a person - it sets you up to lose. You can't take it with you, and once you're gone, people are going to dispose of it the way they want to anyway.

Michael shouldn't have isolated himself from his family in the manner of which he did it. Regardless of your hang-ups, they will always have your back - no matter what. More than money or fame, family is what counts. Money can be lost and made. Once you lose your family, you've lost the fabric of who you are.

Friends will come and go. Family is forever.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 3:12 am ET

So true. I can't imagine life without any of my siblings. And no matter what you've done your family always has your back.

I used to work for this attorney who was so amazed that I spent so much time with my family. She saw her brother once a year. And her mother and her father like that too. I never could figure it out. Geesh we see each other almost every weekend.

I always hate it when they refer to the Jackson family as "dysfunctional" – I think they are perfectly normal for a showbiz family with all that talent. My family has deep dark secrets and we argue and don't always get along, but I don't think we are any more dysfunctional than the next family.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:16 am ET

b – no, nothing about AEG is right. They are low-down and, even though it's none of my business, I do not appreciate the manner by which they have inserted themselves into the matters of Michael's estate.

Their greed is consuming them, and they will ultimately lose everything they have schemed so hard to gain. God is not pleased with any of this. People don't have to do anything about it. He'll avenge it on Michael's behalf. If I'm not sure about anything else, this I know.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:23 am ET

Lori, I had a similar experience with a prior firm. They couldn't understand why I dedicated a year to taking care of my sister's every need during her bout with cancer.

If I had followed their lead, I would have went crazy when she died - because the guilt alone would have taken me out. That's why you can't listen to advice of people who don't have a clue of what you're going through. They will guide you down the wrong road each and every time!

As a result, that particular firm is long gone, but I'm still in one piece. I thank God for using wisdom, because I don't regret a thing.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 3:24 am ET

And who's idea was it to call the show "This is It" –that was just aksing for trouble


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:32 am ET

Lori - I have often thought about that. Have you ever seen the movie, "Fools Rush In?" In the movie, Salma Hayek's character has a saying where she constantly tells Matthew Perry's character: "There are signs everywhere."

Well, there were signs everywhere. From the moment Tohme Tohme brokered that AEG Live deal, it was the beginning of the end for Michael. That was it for Michael...literally.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 3:32 am ET

None of them got it either when my son enlisted. And they didn't get it when he almost died in a training accident. I worked for the managing partner since she was a solo in private practice and all the way up to the top of a big firm. When things got slow, I was the sacrificial lamb and got "downsized". It was ugly. Never trust anyone who does not understand family.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 3:34 am ET

I think so too. I thought so from the moment I heard the announcment. But I wanted it to work out. I bet if we ever get to hear the new music he was working on that there will be all sorts of messages in the lyrics. I think Michael just knew things


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:39 am ET

His lyrics were always perfectly crafted. Some people write about superficial things, but he had an awareness that his purpose was to enlighten. Whether or not he is gone too soon, he certainly completed the mission he was born to accomplish.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 3:42 am ET

I always thought he would be a really cool grandpa – I mean it seemed liked he should get a long life – both of his parents are pushing 80


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:49 am ET

I know, Lori! He was, more than likely, genetically pre-disposed to having a long life span. That is what makes it all the more tragic. He was a big kid at heart. I know his kids must miss him something awful. They could be totally at ease with him - and had loads of fun.

I saw some photos taken weeks before his death. They were in a toy store, buying all sorts of cool toys. Michael even picked up some knick-knacks, like marbles and yo-yo's. I mean, who wouldn't want and miss a cool dad like that?

I want to see every person who enabled him punished to the fullest extent of the law. Even that will never be sufficient enough!!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:54 am ET

My eyes are watering, and my vision is blurred. I know that means, Nicole, go to sleep...LOL...

I'll talk to you tomorrow, Lori. Same time, same bat channel! πŸ™‚


Lori   August 11th, 2009 3:55 am ET

Ten Four


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:57 am ET

Tee hee hee... πŸ™‚

(...and this chick is out!)


Miss Misha   August 11th, 2009 4:02 am ET

i would luv to see the video in the eyes of MJ. I would luv to see him and the kids for the insight of just seeing Michael. The video should be a dedication/documentary. Many of us never got the chAnce to see him as his true self and I would luv to see it. I recently saw some home videos on tv w/Michael and the kids. Those kids adored him, they loved each other. The kids even sang him a daddy song, it was so cute n funny.. It's so sad what his kids are dealing with.. The world is also still grieving


Maureen (UK)   August 11th, 2009 6:02 am ET

JUDGE MITCHELL BECKLOFF
BRILLIANT ! YOU'RE A SWEETHEART !


Debbie   August 11th, 2009 6:44 am ET

Look what the hell is wrong with you people in California , Don't you have any respect for anyone , you the lady saying that you were married to Michael , get a life , and you the godfather don't do what you're doing now either . Leave those poor kids alone dame . If you all had any respect and were MIchaels true friends not a one of you would be going on TV just to get attention. I am so glad no one knows where he is buried except for family , I would be worried to that someone would steel his body . And all you so called friends and people in California learn the word RESPECT because from where I sit you are all after the money . And that is what it is all about , I have 2 degrees 1 in – Paralegal and 1 in – Private Investigations and to sit here so far acroos the world and watch people there doing all this makes me sick , and I am glad those kids are getting their own lawyers because you people want what they have a (MONEY) and that is the only reason you are all comming out of the wood work .My god you all are so disrespectfull .Well I hope the family moves those kids where no one knows them and they can get away from the media so that they can have a life .


Samantha - South Africa   August 11th, 2009 8:25 am ET

Lol,I couldn't stop laughing after hearing about those 2 lunatics who pitched up in court yesterday!Though I fail to understand why "Billie Jean" Jackson and Claire Fields were even allowed to file court papers when it is clearly evident that they are both deranged!They should be slapped with 'contempt of court' and sent to the psych ward,period!This reminds me of that other psycho woman that appeared on the Insider in 2004 saying that Michael fathered her quadruplets and later changed her story by saying that she had twins!

And If you really want to know how well and truly 'disturbed' Claire Fields really is,just have a look at her myspace profile!Its EXTREMELY disturbing and shows a woman who has major psychological issues!


Lora   August 11th, 2009 8:36 am ET

I surely hope the family is taking care of Katherine. Imagine the stress on her...she is 79!!! This circus will surely take a toll on her!


Maureen (UK)   August 11th, 2009 8:59 am ET

Samantha- South Africa
Hi, Don't know if you noticed, but some of us blogged about Chandler a few days ago. You had sent some info of a court case and all the blogs were removed ! "Must have been sensitive info"!


Luda   August 11th, 2009 10:18 am ET

They (the kids) could be totally at ease with MJβ€” and had loads of fun.
-------------

and they had a private life.... which is gone now that they have been shown to the world....
It's disgusting all those people who pretend to be the parents....


Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 10:30 am ET

I don't why the media even bother with this Billie Jean person or the other one. It just goes to show how the media will report on anything; and that is why they made MJ's life a living hell.


Mara   August 11th, 2009 10:46 am ET

Good Morning Linda,

The reason they bother with her crazy self is because it's news and they use him to sell their papers etc...mo fo's
Anyway, do you remember where you were when PYT came out? That is my jam. I was acually a PYT back in the day LOL so we played the hell out of that track.
Music is great. MJ's music was definately the BEST. Music really does heal the world!

Have a great day!!!!


Bella   August 11th, 2009 11:03 am ET

Michael is not at rest, I don't think he's happy wherever he's now. Best friends betrayed, his children being exposed, his family in a fight with his will.

Why is life so unfair to Michael, wherever he is?


Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 11:34 am ET

are you done for today Mara?


Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 11:35 am ET

Bella
I know i just don't understant it; even in death. It's just so sad.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 11:36 am ET

Morning Linda

I wonder if anything new will happen today?


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

We never did much, actually nothing at all here on our news channels RE Billie Jean and good old Claire, which is a good thing-Nice to know sometimes even the real news knows when not to announce something as bombastic as that. Can you imagine ?! I still do not believe it, I mean I beleive it, but I don't understand why they gave them an open forum! What makes it even m ore idiotic is that reporters were writing their words down and paying attention-either that or they could not believe what they were witnessing either. It's right up there with Pink Elephants, Unicorns and One Eyed, One Horn Flying Purple People Eaters.....lol.

The more I see and hear of all this, the more inclined I am to agree how the UK would handle this situation-They keep it completely under wraps until they have all the information-I'm talking Scotland Yard, not media.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:18 pm ET

I think the sad thing is because it is about Michael is that the media thinks all these "crazies" are just part of his scene.


Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 12:31 pm ET

Lori–Thank you so much for that article.


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:36 pm ET

You are welcome Linda. I posted it on the other site as well. Cause you know the link will get erased from here. LOL.

I still cannot beleive that we lost both of the Kings in such a similar manner. I still have not made a pilgrimage to Graceland – but it is on my list. Both of my brothers have though. I guess I should have hitched a ride with one of them!


Lori   August 11th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

TMZ is reporting a raid on a Vegas pharmacy in connection with Dr. M


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

I think maybe the Jackson family and Debbie as well should file for a restraining order on these 5150's. I think it was very wrong they were allowed to even participate in the same courtroom as the Jackson family attornies, etc. The courts should keep them away from any area the Jacksons have court hearings. It is strange the Judge allows these women and Klein, etc. to file more documents, I know it's , procedure, but when does it stop? Makes ya want to scream sometimes!


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 12:57 pm ET

...Someone found a trail...We can add transporting drugs across State Line for use on a patient. This yahoo Dr. thinks he is so smart...thinks he can take any Rx from another State and use it on a patient in CA. Nooooooooo don't think so! He still had no right at all to dispense anything to anyone here or anywhere for that matter since his internal medicene license expired in 2008.

Didn't I tell you something would happen today? Never thought this tho'....Now we wait and we wonder what day this week that sob will be pulled in and lets ALL pray the Judge says BAIL DENIED!


Lori   August 11th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

I think we are still a couple of weeks out if they are still serving search warrants. I wonder how they were going to have the meds in London? If it is international that will make for more complications.


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 1:13 pm ET

Allied Pharmacy Services, Hu? Looks like a slipshod operation. Couldn't be in business too long as they have a webpage listed, but it says 'In Development'.

I have a feeling all these investigations are going to lead to even more things not even associated with Michael. Oh yes, this is an international thing now. I just want to see the idiot(s) busted. I'm a little more than antsy as I'm sure the rest of Michaels fans across the world are. the day just can't soon enough for me....


Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 1:13 pm ET

Marylee
I know –what is up with that-What the hell is going in California?


Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 1:16 pm ET

Lori:
If you do, I would love to go with you. My mother loved Elvis and as a result so did I. My mother cried when Elvis died–and 31 years later I cried like that for Michael.


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 1:26 pm ET

I don't know, Linda...These media people of today are not our parents media of yesterday. Seems they have more people under the age of 35 producing the stuff on tv. and there are no limits to anything. As for the Police, these guys are being so extra careful, it just isn't them investigating this case, it's bigger than anyone could ever imagine...Unbelievable!

Gotta go and do something productive today...
you guys are great in here by the way...Thank you Lori for the TMZ info so quickly πŸ™‚


Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 1:29 pm ET

ttyl Mary Lee


Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 1:40 pm ET

Just an FYI...Came through on the news, the movie will come out on October 30th-this is the movie, not the concert-I bet that concert is just a big glam event for big moeny people.
BYEEEEE πŸ™‚


lindy joAnna cordice   August 11th, 2009 2:22 pm ET

please excuse any offense, but my question to the judge is – why are you appointing an attorney or other guardian for Michael's children? it is not right to compartmentalize this family in this manner. if the children were not minors, and wanted their own personal representation then it would have made a difference. a move like this on the part of the judge would set up a stranger to decide what's best for them over their GRANDMOTHER, MICHAEL'S MOTHER, who in this case is as close to a mother as they have. a grandmother does serve as that bridge, and she would obviously have these children's interests close to her heart, which is not something that can be guaranteed by anyone else. these children are the charges of katherine jackson – as michael wanted it to be. this is so distressing to me, i wonder how it must feel for the jacksons. Lord help us.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 11th, 2009 3:33 pm ET

I'm just dropping in for a moment.

Hey Jacquelyn - I see there is twelve parts, so far, to Min. Farrakhan's speech. Deep, I tell you...


Lori   August 11th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

Nicole its a long speech – a couple of hours.


Jacquelyn   August 11th, 2009 5:07 pm ET

Yes a real long speech almost 3 hours. 2 more videos being processed then it is finished


Terry, TX   August 11th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Farakahn is a moron....black liberation theology.....he hates Jews, whites....well basically anybody who isn't black.....he is the equivalent to the KKK...who hate anyone who isn't white.....but I believe he is a friend of what president..... hmmmmm..... oh...our current one. This is getting creepy.


Jacquelyn   August 11th, 2009 7:55 pm ET

Well I don't care about his views are that's on him. All I know is what he is saying about what Michael went through when he was alive is the truth.


ingrid   August 11th, 2009 8:19 pm ET

I can't wait to see the MJ 3D concert.

Here are my thoughts on some of the MJ rumours.

If Omer was MJ's child, then it is highl likely that he would not be called Omer, but would be instead given a Swedish name or English name. The name Omer is middle eastern and in honor of Omer's Pakistani father. Plus, what reason would MJ have for not including Omer in the will? The Jackson family had no problems with Omer.

I believe Joe Jackson's views that MJ was overworked. The cook said he complained. This issue was in the news before his MJ's death.

For those who feel that the three kids could not be MJ's,consider this...Blanket and Prince look alike. What could hey possibly have in common. In terms of their fair complexion, look at OJ's kids. Paris looks strikingly like her mother though.

For those wanna be parents, If I were a judge I would ask them ...
Can you moon walk?Can you sing? No? Then go find your own money and take your eyes of MJ's money.

I just wanna hear more MJ music being played. The 3D concert will be great.


lindafromnewyork   August 11th, 2009 8:25 pm ET

I agree jacquelyn–Everything he is saying about Michael in that speech is absolutely right on. Anyone who doesn't see it just doesn't want to or his obviously blind.


Jacquelyn   August 11th, 2009 8:34 pm ET

Hi Linda

Exactly


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 8:38 pm ET

SO very true Linda. I would say more blind than anything


TJ   August 11th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

Yes, it is getting quite clear all the Toms, Dicks, and Harrys and all the crazy women are coming out of the woodwork claiming they are the father or mother of Michael's children. These characters are a bunch of shameless fools to even make such preposterous claims and have their names and faces plastered on tv for the sake of wanting a part of MJ's money. Poor MJ! He's either turning over his grave or laughing in disbelief regarding these people and their stupid claims.

I pray MJ's spirit and his family will finally get the badly needed privacy and respect so they can all move on with their lives.


mariau   August 12th, 2009 8:27 am ET

nicole- i gree with you that MJ is still the biological father of his 3 children.
in favor for his children, it's ok they have their own attorney..
i guess the court has great intentions to protect these 3 children. because.. we all knew there's lot of people will claimed that they are the mother, and father.. how could them? this is weird. just because Money they will do such things.. it's incredible.. these people are sick for money..
i just hope that they will leave them alone..


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 12th, 2009 8:58 am ET

Mariau - unfortunately, people will never leave them alone because they are in fact Michael's children. The family needs to keep them under ultra-tight security to ensure their safety at all times. They can't just stroll into bookstores like their cousins!


mariau   August 12th, 2009 10:08 am ET

i know.. but they should give at least respect...


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 12th, 2009 11:20 am ET

Mariau - I agree...but Michael was disrespected when he was alive. Now that he's gone, it is officially open season on those closest to him. Totally wrong, yet an unfortunate reality.


simba   August 12th, 2009 3:20 pm ET

Terry in TX – Louis Farrakhan is NOT a "friend" of our current President. Stop spreading mis-information.

I hope the guardian ad litem gets a restraining order against Arnold Klein, Mark Lester, and any other wannabe dads or moms who try to insert themselves into the lives of the Jackson children. Mark Lester is especially creepy with his obsession over Paris. He has children of his own and needs to back off.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 12th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

simba - "creepy" is a fitting word to describe all of these people who are setting their sights on Michael's children. Their motives are insincere.


Mimi   August 12th, 2009 5:36 pm ET

RE DEBBIE

IT IS OBVIOUS WOMAN CLAIRE ELIZABETH AND BILLIE JEAN WERE PAID TO MAKE FUN OF MICHEAL THIS WAY , EVERYTHING UNFOLDING NOW SHOWS THE LENGHT PEOPLE WILL GO FOR MONEY AND TO DESTROY MICHEALS IMAGE... AM JUST SPEECHLESS B/COS EVERYTHING ALSO SHOWS THE LENGHT TOM SNEDDON AND CO WENT TO CONVICT MJ BUT FAILED. WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD WE LIVE IN NOW.


lindy joAnna cordice   August 13th, 2009 1:58 pm ET

hi again jermaine – i think it is the right thing to do about the unmarked grave (if that is a true reporting). michael was never created to be worshipped by other humans. God is a jealous God. we nevertheless can't help but show our admiration to him for the person he proved himself to be, and for him becoming as exceptional as he did. not everyone rises to their full potential but michael sure gave us a HUGE lot even if he had more heights to gain. i can see all of you were cut from the same cloth obviously – warm and gracious human beings. can't help but love your family.


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