August 20, 2009

Jackson Brothers To Star in Reality Series

Posted: 12:08 PM ET

By Nicole Lyn Pesce via New York Daily News

A&E plans to air a Jackson family reality series that will show the late King of Pop's brothers grappling with his sudden death.Jermaine-Jackson

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday that Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon had previously filmed an hour-long pilot before Michael's death, and planned to include a climactic reunion with The Gloved One.

But their younger brother never signed on to do it, and passed before they could change his mind.

Insiders say that A&E is moving forward with more episodes that show the Jacksons coping with Michael's death and handling the day-to-day struggles in their own lives.

A deal for the series hasn't been fully ironed out, but the original agreement was for a pilot with provisions for a series, so the show will go on.

The one-hour pilot will air on A&E within the month, likely with a reference at the end that Michael passed away, followed by segments that will be shaped into either 30 or 60-minute episodes.

Danny O'Donovan, who has managed the Jacksons since they left Motown in the late 70s, brokered the TV deal.

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Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 12:22 pm ET

HI Gene Nice to see you... We were getting worried about you... Just ignore him Gene

sarah   August 20th, 2009 12:25 pm ET

Hello every 1

seriously dude Jolly what your problem ??????


Lori   August 20th, 2009 12:25 pm ET

Hello Gene. So many Michael Jackson's blogs; so many places to post.

Jacquelyn   August 20th, 2009 12:35 pm ET

They didnt say it was a complete go ahead. They got this story from Roger Friedman.

sarah   August 20th, 2009 12:39 pm ET

I wonder what INFORMER has to say about that ?????


Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 20th, 2009 12:41 pm ET

I have mixed feelings about this.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 12:44 pm ET

I'll be watching!!!!

This was started before MJ's why wouldn't they go ahead?

Lori   August 20th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

Everything about the Jacksons is hot right now. This was filmed some time ago. I suppose we should all watch it and see if there are any clues in it, right Informer?

sarah   August 20th, 2009 12:47 pm ET

why would they filmed it before MJ death ???? hmm spooky


Rose   August 20th, 2009 12:48 pm ET

Most of us are very supportive of the Jackson family in light of Michael's death. But to air how they are dealing with his death, in return for payment for the show is crass. They asked for privacy initially and should deal with their grief privately. All this cashing in, should the show go ahead, is not respectful.

Jacquelyn   August 20th, 2009 12:51 pm ET


The show was in the works before Michael's death. Plus they never said it was a go ahead. Hey it might not even happen.

Jacquelyn   August 20th, 2009 12:51 pm ET


Why is that spooky, if it was filmed before he died?

Gene   August 20th, 2009 12:51 pm ET

Hellos to every body here this day. lori too hi. make me maddening this stupis mans come to here for make us angry. so I stay here now. I go to the fishing trips with sister Victoria BC. having great times patty. not far away from my home. have to go on these ferry boat
I am to thinking MJ his brothers they go to make own moeny now beaucse they get cut off from MJ Will. yes. they making fool on themselfs. answer me to this question. why. why they dont working for many years. now coming out too quik to making these big moenys. they use MJ name on the how to say jumping to MJ coats. I not thinking all brothers. only one two and the sons who is belonging to them that is singing before. I stay on this blogs here. short in here. oter place have the geral man and the john man. oh I see. why. these mans this same person. yes? no? we must to ingoring these quackers. maybe they belong to doctor same crazed in the heads.

Honorine   August 20th, 2009 12:52 pm ET

If they started the show b4 MJ passed, then, the show can go on if they want to do so. They never got the chance to change MJ's mind but it's ok coz i've seen many MJ homevideos and footages but seeing them all 2gether grown up would have been a new one and nice too.

sarah   August 20th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

oh ok never mind i didn't read the whole article lolz !!!!


Gene   August 20th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

Answer to me this question. why. MJ he never signs for this shows. make me to think MJ donot wanting to be parts of the show. He never needs to be on these show like this. MJ is too biggest singer to go to the low tv shows like these. that is why he donot sign. now they making the fast moeny again. I for now having something to feed self. I am coming back trying to making the nice way to explaning AEG ties to everything.

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 1:23 pm ET


I have mixed feelings about this also–It is too soon.

Lori, mabe? you never know, huh?

Hi everybody

Cocovelvet   August 20th, 2009 1:25 pm ET


I agree with you that maybe this reality show thing was a bit not so exciting to MJ...who knows...MJ was really an action man, and he really enjoyed his live appearances infront of his fans despite the fact that its reported he didn't really fancy tours.....But I think once he was there in front of the crowds, he just wanted to give it all out....REAL BASH.... 🙂

Rose   August 20th, 2009 1:26 pm ET

Jacquelyn: I realize the show was in planning from before, but to film how the brothers are dealing with Michael's death is exploitative. How do most families deal with the loss? Not in front of the cameras. I also wrote "should" the show go ahead – meaning I realize the show may not happen.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 20th, 2009 1:32 pm ET

No it says,

"Jackson family reality series that will show the late King of Pop’s brothers grappling with his sudden death".

I have mixed feelings about that.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 20th, 2009 1:35 pm ET

@Hi Linda!

A tour of memorabilia (do I say it right??), a series which includes grieving bros. Why not put the camera also in front of his crypt? We are not allowed to see his final resting place, but it's okay to see the bros sob?

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 1:36 pm ET

Hi stu

Stu,Hungary   August 20th, 2009 1:39 pm ET

hmmmm.let me seee...

All i vanna say is that,we dont realy care about you...

Change litlebit the liriks 🙂

Stu,Hungary   August 20th, 2009 1:40 pm ET

Hi Linda.

I ben here long time ago,but alvais everybody in diferent blog.

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 1:41 pm ET

I know that this deal was supposedly made prior to Michael's passing, but out of respect they should not do it. I just feel that the family is letting the media in way to much. I don't want to see the Jacksons on a reality show. My god–Isn't there anything that they want to keep private.

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 1:42 pm ET

I saw that when it first aired--He was so cute-

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 1:42 pm ET

Hi Linda I have to agree with you!!!

Stu,Hungary   August 20th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

So,wich Jackson girl was very good student?

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 1:45 pm ET

Hi Patty:
We saw what a reality show did to Whitney Houston–Do the Jacksons really want to let the whole world into their private life-

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 1:49 pm ET

Linda let's all hope and pray Katherine has enough sense not to do this.

They all need to get out of the spot light for awhile....

The more they come forward the worse things are going to get for Micheals memory....... They need to chill and deal with this tragedy together as a family, Not in the spotlight of the media.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 1:50 pm ET

Correction Not to let them do this... Typing to fast 🙂

Shelby   August 20th, 2009 1:52 pm ET

I dont think the reality series is a good idea.

Toni   August 20th, 2009 1:52 pm ET

Yeah, sorry, but I kind of dont like it either. And why do I smell AEG? Jermaine was defending them on LKL.

And crap, if Gerald and JDF are the same person, how will they ever find that " Buddy" 😉 . But Gerald/JDF, have you ever just tried doing it by yourself? It doesnt look too hard and it could relieve the stress from your loss.

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

That's what I mean-They need to just stop–Put a halt to everything–They keep giving the media more and more information–I just don't understand. I agree with you that they are not helping by doing this. Just let Michael rest in peace. Let people remember Michael.-JUST MICHAEL–

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 1:56 pm ET

Hi Toni

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 1:57 pm ET

How are you

Stu,Hungary   August 20th, 2009 2:01 pm ET

I whant to no somuch,wich Jackson girl was the good learning student.Pleeeeeeease,ho somebody know?

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 20th, 2009 2:01 pm ET

IMO, if they want to get rid of their 'money making image', they should not do this. It is too soon, just wait a few years. They give the impression now they are in it for the money. Michael was not enthusiastic to join them for nothing. He must have had his reasons.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 20th, 2009 2:02 pm ET


What do you mean by Jackson girl? One of the sisters?

Stu,Hungary   August 20th, 2009 2:02 pm ET

Linda,what if The Informer saying the trouth,and thay are pilling the string.

We dont have to believe it,only 5 days,and we will see.

Stu,Hungary   August 20th, 2009 2:03 pm ET

Yes Eli

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 2:06 pm ET

Amen Linda!!!!

Toni. You are funny and actually JDF commented to Jolly pants on the other blog.... You might be on the right track with those two... HeeHee

cc   August 20th, 2009 2:07 pm ET

Hi everyone. Gene the jackson brothers have been making money they did some reality shows and other things in Europe like the big brother show. Before way before michael died. And plus iam sure Mrs. Katherine will split some of the money with the family michael knew that. He had the will left to his mother cause he felt she would be the more responsible person. Enjoy your day. God bless.

Honorine   August 20th, 2009 2:07 pm ET

Hey Linda,

doin' fab over here.

Toni   August 20th, 2009 2:08 pm ET

I just hope they DO NOT put Michaels children on there. He would have never agreed to that.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

Hi cc and Honorine. How are you two today.

Honorine   August 20th, 2009 2:10 pm ET


just saw the video. how cute.

Honorine   August 20th, 2009 2:11 pm ET

Hey there Patty

Hanim   August 20th, 2009 2:11 pm ET

Ive always had this question in my mind; why hasnt oprha said anything publicly abt MJ since his death?.. does anybody noe about this? its so... unlike her.

if she hasnt, why? dont tell me she bought into all that pedophile crap. cuz if she did, shes not as smart as she seems to be – that wud mean she hasnt done her research, n just joind in on the media bandwagon.

I loved her n what she stood for all these years, but if this is the case, all that respect for her has gone down the drain.

if im worng, do correct me with some facts.

DeeDee   August 20th, 2009 2:15 pm ET

While I grew up with the Jackson 5 and thought Michael Jackson's death was a terrible. It bothers me that a website was opened to the public to help pay for his funeral! Why has there been NO discussion on WHO paid for the funeral? It is OBVIOUS that the estate has made millions after his death! People that do NOT have celebrity status have to pay for their OWN loved one's funerals! Why are the Jackson's any different or any OTHER celeb for that matter! Maybe the Jackson's have already paid for the funeral arrangements. If so, please let the fans and public KNOW! I always thought that it was odd that the "fans" were asked to donate especially for the amount of money that the estate/Jackson family has!

Toni   August 20th, 2009 2:19 pm ET

Hanim....thats exactly what Oprah did. Ouite a hippocrit though. She doesnt talk about the little girls in her famous Africa school getting molested at the hands of the staff that Oprah herself hand picked. I guess I can say that I dont like talking about women like her that hurt little girls. But wait....oh, she has done sooo much for the world!!!

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 2:27 pm ET

I had forgotten about how honest Michael was with Oprah when she interviewed him; after I watched all the interview videos on you tube yesterday, I cannot believe Oprah. She is such a traitor–I can't stand her. Somtimes you had to stand up for someone even if it might do a little damage to you. Oprah obviously doesn't believe it that.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

Exactly Linda...

I can watch the video's, but I cannot hear them. The sound quit working on my computer. Bummer...

I have never really cared for Oprah...... She is a traitor... You have to fit with her select group or you are nothing....

Sandy*   August 20th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

I think this is JUST what Michael did NOT want! I have webtv on my cell & I went to "ACCESS HOLLYWOOD" the other day to watch some clips on MJ. I found one by his was AWESOOME! He was telling how MJ TRIED to AVOID his brothers! His manager said his brothers found out MJ was at a certain hotel & tried to REACH HIM through his Manager.(.the manager said he CARRIED a phone for MJ had lost over 27 of them!! )The manager told MJ about the call.MJ said...."DON'T TELL THEM I'M HERE! They just want me to SIGN on & do a SHOW! I don't WANT TO! They WON'T take ."NO" for an ANSWER!" The manager then went on to say it was LATE & MJ wanted something to eat..TOO late for room service.....So MJ asked for "hot wings" & the manager FOUND a place open! The manager said he was goin' back to the room & eat but MJ said..."no....just pull over" they did...:)
I shared all of this with you to show you how MUCH a NORMAL guy he was....& FED UP with his FAMILY!

Gene   August 20th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

Answer to cocoa. no. I trying to say MJ is not wanting to spare his time to share with the brothers. this is not for MJ style to go lower on to the cheap tv show like this for realaity. MJ too big. does not needing this tv show. MJ loves real concert and seeing these fans. I just say why they nedding to do all these thing right now. to making more moeny faster becuase other way nobody pay attetenton. MJ best one like a big rock roll GOD. I am thinking mother of MJ. she keeps some sons to her home with children because better off for them to living there. she is not giving moenys to brothers. no. she cares for children. I am thinking oter sons just making to use the moenys. like. if MJ making the most moenys everbody will using these moenys too like they think belongs to them the same tings.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 20th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

Sooner or later Oprah will comment, probably first explaining extensively why she ignored MJ after his death. This silence will hunt her for years, so one day she will go into it, even though it would be just a second.

Shelby   August 20th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

By not saying anything, Oprah is saying that she believed that MIchael did moleast the children. I think she is wrong of course.

b   August 20th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

I think its way too soon for a reality. And I hope they don't show how they are dealing with Michael's death.
I used to love Oprah. But not anymore. Her interview with Michael was great. And I don't understand how she could let him down like that.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

Shelby that's why she hasn't said anything because she does believe it.

Shelby   August 20th, 2009 2:57 pm ET

Yes, that is what I believe too.

Toni   August 20th, 2009 3:01 pm ET

I CANNOT BELIEVE TITO IS GOING TO SING MICHAELS SONGS ON HIS ' TOUR '. Now, I do believe they are taking advantage of his death for their own profit. I could accept it alot more if they waited a couple of years. this is terribly sad. And to think that Mrs. Jackson is allowing it.

DeeDee   August 20th, 2009 3:03 pm ET

He was found innocent by a jury. You know just like OJ was! Sooooo according to the LAW they are BOTH innocent! lol

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 3:05 pm ET

Toni. Let's hope it's just all rumors.... I'm actually shocked Tito is doing something like this....... Unbelievable...... 🙁

Merna   August 20th, 2009 3:06 pm ET

It's funny how the media has no problem making plenty of money of MJ usually from trashing him and avoiding the truth at all costs, but want to criticize the family for making money – a family that's in showbiz so it's fairly natural for them. They have every right to air their side of the story and portray MJ as a human being. I know the media would just rather portray him as a freak and make their money off that story.

I'll be watching!

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

Merna I will agree with you to one point they have the right to make money, everyone does.

But, they do not have the right to do it at their dead brothers expense.. My God Micheal hasn't even been put to rest and they have been exploiting him since the day he passed.

Cocovelvet   August 20th, 2009 3:12 pm ET


You know what excuse this hypocrat Oprah will finally say when she is haunted by guilt, she will probably say the same excuses like Qincy and Lizzy said for having not attended MJ's memorial or his burial. I actually felt so uncomfortable as if Oprah was questioning me during that interview when she even asked MJ why he always craps his crouch when he dance....MJ being so sweet just kind of laughed it away and I could see he was so shy about the question.....SUCH A LITTLE WITCH SHE IS THIS OPRAH......

Just today, from that post on Quincy Jones about MJ, when asked if he will attend the funeral, he just bluntly said he will definately not coz he doesn't want to go grieve MJ with million others...unless if maybe these are the media false reporting.

Lizzy Taylor also said the same that she thought MJ will not want her to grieve him with thousands others.....such statements coming from people who were supposedly so close to MJ raises just enough eyebrows. I have to say, I am just so disappointed at both Lizzy and Quincy if at all those claims are true they said that.

Toni   August 20th, 2009 3:27 pm ET

Im sorry, and I'm probably going to get backlash from this, but anyone that can go to these and actually witness these brothers and others exploiting Michael, are really not honoring Michael. They will more or less saying that they think its ok. But I personally think Michael would be appaulled by it all. Paying to go is forking over money to the Jackson brothers hands at Michaels expense. And actually sitting there and hearing them sing MICHAELS solo songs would completely break my heart. I genuinely hope they do not get the audiences they think they are going to get. Michael WAS the Jacksons, and I think they will soon find that out. Tell me truthfully, in the later years, when you went to a Jacksons reunion concert or the Victory tour.....who were you anxiously waiting to see???????

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Well said Toni....

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 3:32 pm ET

I agree-I will not be watching

Cocovelvet   August 20th, 2009 3:37 pm ET


Just after getting to know about this arrangement of Tito and Gladys Knight doing their own tour in Manchester, I'm also just starting to have second thoughts on whether this is really appropriate what MJ's brothers are doing. This seems just like a little SCRAMBLE FOR FORTUNE...SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST!!!!????....... 🙁

In the first place, why don't they just unite and do one big tribute all the Jacksons siblings instead of each of them doing their own thing......this is starting to look just not right..........

sandy   August 20th, 2009 3:40 pm ET

Toni..I agree w/ you 100%..I won't be watching either...

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 20th, 2009 3:40 pm ET


I might be completely wrong, but could it be Elizabeth taylor was really mentally too instable to attend the memorial? that;s my impression.

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 3:41 pm ET

back later guys

Toni   August 20th, 2009 3:42 pm ET

And if you notice...Michael and Janet were the successes of the family. Michael has passed and Janet has not wanted any part of all of this. Thats gotta be saying something. God, what will the do next...the children? I think the fans just might have to jump into the scene then!!

carol kesling   August 20th, 2009 3:43 pm ET

after i saw hollywood 411 and they said jermaine & his wife were looking at a couple of 15 million $ condos that was it!!!!!!!!! he is waiting for his CUT OF THE MOVIE ABOUT THE FOOTAGE FOR THE REHEARSEL IM DONE WITH HIM !!!!!!!!!michael is not even buried yet, PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!! michael you are trully in a better place............ rest well angel .......

Gloria   August 20th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

Hi to all of the Board: I'm still at work, but TMZ just posted:

"Joe Jackson tells TMZ the burial has been pushed to August 31, because there are things the family needs to get in order before Michael is laid to rest."

Jackson was scheduled to be buried on August 29, what would have been his 51st birthday.

Hope to talk later.... until then...

Cocovelvet   August 20th, 2009 4:27 pm ET


Nobody really knows the whole truth why this Lizzy Taylor actually declined the invitation to attend and even to give a speech at the memorial. Some reports go on to say she had ruled as untrue certain claims that she was ill from grieving MJ and she is still somehow stuggling to come to terms with MJ's death. What I fail to understand is why she said it was not true that she had to be admitted to hospital few days after MJ's death coz of too much grieve.

Anyway, nobody knows anymore what to believe from these reportings anymore.

Samantha - South Africa   August 20th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

@ Linda

This time Oprah has really 'outdone' herself,she didn't even mention a single thing about Michael when he passed away,its almost 2 months now and we still haven't heard anything from her!Yet when Maria Shriver's mother passed away recently,Oprah was all over the place!

It seems like Oprah is also part of the 'bias' media and their pathetic scheme to make the innocent look guilty!!!

lex   August 20th, 2009 4:41 pm ET

wow this is really sad a damn reality show jus ridiculous

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

It is ridiculous Lex..... If it does happen, I will not watch it...... The public doesn't need to know how the family is. That's private!!!!

Lea   August 20th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

I'm not sure about this. I still cry myself over his passing at times. I don't know if I can handle a family cry fest. But they have to move through the pain too. I don't think Michael would have ever done a reality tv show himself. I don't see Janet running to sign up. I'm up in the air. RIP MJ.

chris   August 20th, 2009 4:49 pm ET

You're right, Cocovelvet, no one really knows why Liz Taylor did not attend. In my opinion, she probably thought the memorial would be done in a disrespectful manner. However, quite the opposite was true so hopefully she will be one of the friends attending the funeral.
I think my next opinion won't be very popular with many of you. There's something about Jermaine that doesn't sit well with me. It's not the "how" ,because he always sounds so calm and soft. It's the "what"
-I was Michael's rock
-I watched his back
-I wish it could have been me instead of Michael
-There are going to be a billion viewers (before lining up the acts fo the Vienna concert.)
Jermaine tends to take the conversation back to himself.
Am I the only one seeing this?

sheila   August 20th, 2009 4:53 pm ET

I, too, could not believe Oprah would not say anything about Michael's death. But then again I have never liked her. She is a phony. She actually called him a pedophile but what is she? I don't see a man hanging on her arm. Where is Stedman? What is Gayle to her? What has she done that Michael didn't do. he was generous to a fault; even as a little boy,says his mother. Whether she believed Michael was a pedophile or not, she could have at least recognized his musical talent. Who is she anyway? She is not God. But every dog's got his day and when you rise to the top the only way you have to go is down. Her day is coming because you reap what you sow.
As far as Quincy Jones is concerned, he should have said nothing because it seems to me as if he has a grudge against Michael. Imagine 'all of Michael's friends' coming out with all of these revelations about him now.
I have lost a lot of respect for many people during Michael's death. I hope that they can live with their conscience if they have one. Because when the tables turn, and they will, they will remember this time when their voice was silent or when it talked too much.

sarah   August 20th, 2009 4:57 pm ET

well said Sheila !!!!


Tanya S.   August 20th, 2009 5:03 pm ET

Oprah didn't want Micheal's passing to overshadow her in anyway.
I hope she is forgotten too soon when she goes.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 5:04 pm ET


I agree. I believe he loved MJ and MJ lovedhim. They were brothers but I do think that he is trying to step into the limelight now and take advantage.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 5:06 pm ET

I agree witjh everybody about Oprah. She really proved to be spineless and just another follower.

Tanya S.   August 20th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

Oprah might have thought he couldn't bring her ratings anymore. I wonder if she asked Gayle not to comment?

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

Did Oprah slam Michael?

Maybe doing this show wil be therapy for be able to talk about Michael and the family. Reminiscing really helps in healing your grief.

If you have ever lost a dear loved want to talk about it and hear stories about that's healing I think.

Also, doing something in their memory helps as well. That is what I did when I lost dear ones.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 5:11 pm ET


You are right, we should be talking about his accomplishments, enough talk about his colour, his sexual preferences, etc, etc, etc.

As the 2 execs in the Sony/Epic interview....enough already! Start telling people what Michael was really all about!

Cocovelvet   August 20th, 2009 5:14 pm ET


Thats just what all those people who always rubbed shoulders with MJ were...POPULARITY AND CELEBRITY HUNGRY- HUNTERS. They only wanted to rub shoulders with MJ just to keep their little status up there and they in actual fact never really cared about MJ. The trend seems like all were always envious of MJ and jealous of him to be on his boots. And the only way to fulfill their little cinderella and Fairy Tale dreams was to stay a bit close to MJ to lift up their credibilities....OPPORTUNISTS!!!!!

Gene   August 20th, 2009 5:20 pm ET

I get into the trobules they taking my post off for using f word. sorry to the peoples. why they pick on to me donot know. I tell to you befroe this germain he sneaking against his brother MJ. Why he going to buy these big places befroe he living to cheaper locations. why. I think it is making germain to be very greed man using MJ again like to the oter peoples. he using his mother for raise to his childrens. he use MJ now after brother he death. not good for his soul. very wrong! I coming back later when I finshed to my lunches. Sister makes the nice meals for me. talking later when more cool off in here.

chris   August 20th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

Oprah's silence on Michael's passing speaks volumes. Here is one opinion from Eric that says it all.

Oprah has changed over her years of success. I personally believe – to the core of her being. Michael changed his appearance, but I believe his heart was gold and it takes a special person to maintain purety of heart.

I believe she has grandiose self esteem and believe she thinks she is the authority on everything worldly and spiritual. Her true colors. Personally I find her heart to be far more disturbing that MJ's face.

Even IF he made mistakes, regardless of their nature, let Oprah who is apparently without mistakes or sin cast the first stone.

Also who knew of all the charity contributions by MJ to the WORLD... Oprah can't give $1 without having an hour show. The Bible says we have our rewards for our giving either on earth or in heaven...not both.

We are to give without in secrecy as much as possible. Let not the right hand know what the left hand is doing – Bible reference to giving. May his rewards be blessings in heaven. I don't know when Ophrah's will arrive from...she apparently prefers to be applauded by the WORLD. More than a pat on the back, she deserves a good kick in the ass.

Cocovelvet   August 20th, 2009 5:51 pm ET


Well articulated.......Thanks.

Rhonda   August 20th, 2009 5:52 pm ET

Hello Everyone

sarah   August 20th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

couldn't said it better Chris !!!!!


Cocovelvet   August 20th, 2009 6:00 pm ET

Hi Rhonda 🙂

sarah   August 20th, 2009 6:02 pm ET

lolz mimi, 😀 just ignore these morons, they are just trying to seek our attentions to they could go on with their pathetic comments.....We know nothing can change how we really feel about Michael, let them bark .....


Rhonda   August 20th, 2009 6:03 pm ET

Nancy Grace wouldn't know the truth if it jumped up and slapped her in the face and obviously you don't either. Dude get a life

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 6:04 pm ET

Hi Rhonda.. How are you today?

MiMi I understand completely... I just said a few words to those two on the other blog.....

Rhonda   August 20th, 2009 6:08 pm ET

Hi Sarah, Coco, Patty

Rhonda   August 20th, 2009 6:09 pm ET

I am not doing so good today. I am working on the site.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 6:11 pm ET

Rhonda.. Are you ok??

sarah   August 20th, 2009 6:14 pm ET

Did add any new stuff to the site RHONDA


Rhonda   August 20th, 2009 6:16 pm ET

Not sure. Too much pain I think

I have some news for now, just got home from work.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 6:30 pm ET

I understand Rhonda. It might help a little if all this media garbage would quiet down..... It's everyday...
And the brothers... I just don't understand what they are doing.....

Marmoura   August 20th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

Why are you making this sexual?? I guess it's your depraved nature Gerald.

lex   August 20th, 2009 6:47 pm ET

wats w/ the hating on oprah maybe shes done show honorin michael next season so lets jus lay off oprah and she wat happenz

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 6:49 pm ET

Amen Linda!!! He seems to be here everyday

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 6:51 pm ET

Hi Lex
I don't hate Oprah–I just don't like her very much–I never did. Her mum attitude about MJ just made me not like her even more.

SuzieCanada   August 20th, 2009 6:51 pm ET

Hi everyone!

Gene, so glad you're back 😀

Jolly, Beat it!

Everyone else, what are your impressions of what the informer said yesterday? I don't believe in this hoax thing, but boy I'm soooo intrigued by that informer. Haven't been on the blog so much, got some catching up to do 🙁

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 6:51 pm ET

Lex Oprahl believes Micheal hurt children..
She will never realize the person Micheal really was....

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 6:52 pm ET

Hi Suzie

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 6:59 pm ET

Funny Gene.. Good to see you back....

lex   August 20th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

did oprah actully come out and said she think mj hurt kids cuz i mvr heard she did

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:00 pm ET


It's soother not souther.

Oprah's coming to the film festival in Torornto Canada in a couple of weeks.. Maybe I can ask her about her thoughts......

She is a close friend to the Shriver family.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:09 pm ET

Gene LOL

Hi Everybody

Maureen (UK)   August 20th, 2009 7:13 pm ET

Apparently during one of Oprah's first big interviews, Liz Taylor called her a, "cheeky bugger" !

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:15 pm ET


What else is new?? He always is!! You guys took care of him pretty good though. LOL

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:17 pm ET

He needs to go over tho the TMZ blog with the other losers!

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:21 pm ET

This just out – MJ Movie only has 2 week theatrical engagement????? What are they up to?

FIRST PUBLISHED: August 20, 2009 9:53 PM EDT

A Michael Jackson film built around rehearsal footage left behind after his death will be released in a limited two-week theatrical engagement worldwide.

Distributor Sony announced that the release date for “Michael Jackson: This Is It” has been moved up to Oct. 28, two days earlier than previously announced. Tickets go on sale Sept. 27.

The studio also announced longtime Jackson collaborator Kenny Ortega is directing “This Is It,” which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Jackson preparing for a series of London shows he was rehearsing when he died June 25.

Ortega had been working with Jackson on the “This Is It” concert tour. His other credits include the “High School Musical” movies and an upcoming remake of “Footloose.”

Copyright 2009 by Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:22 pm ET

SuzieCanada – re: informer – he seems to be quite clear in what he says, there is no humming and hawing in his writing....I don't know what to make of him.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 7:22 pm ET

Lynn. Good hopefully he got the message. Let him go over there....
He got on my last nerve today.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

What???? Why only 2 weeks???

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

Lora Canada..... What the hell????

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

Why do we have to pre-order tickets when we are seeing a film? Normally you just buy the ticket and go see the movie? Isn't that the normal way? Why only 2 weeks? They won't make much money only releasing it for 2 weeks?

Something really, really strange is going on here.....nothing makes any sense.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

Things are getting more crazy. EVERYTHING!

The INFORMER is becoming more credible with each nutty thing I hear!

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 7:27 pm ET

Why would the do this??? Only 2 weeks???

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

FIRST PUBLISHED: August 20, 2009 9:53 PM EDT

Take a look at the time...what does EDT mean? Where did this originate, it did not originate in Los Angeles as it says, because it is only 4:27 here on the Westcoast.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

I know it's crazy!!! I'm in travel status then....will have to ask my son to purchase tickets, because they will go fast!

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

Even back East it would only be 7:30 p.m. or in the maritimes 8:30 and the Newfoundland time would be very strange.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

Yes, I am in PA and its 7:30

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 7:32 pm ET

Excellent point Lois.. Thanks...

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:32 pm ET

Just went on The Tribute 2009 website and they say that Jermaine will make an announcement in VIENNA at the end of August......conflicts with MJ's burial doesn't it?

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:32 pm ET

Hi Lora – I used to live back in Ottawa.....

TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 7:33 pm ET

Hi all Just call me PEA and jolly you are not so nice at all so why be on this blog if you HATE MICHAEL JACKSON???????????

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:34 pm ET


I grew up in Ottawa.

Sir Robert Borden High School.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:34 pm ET


Yeah it does seem to conflict with the burial. Something BIG is coming soon, everything is just way to weird.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:35 pm ET

Hi Lois,

Where are you now?

Don't know what to make of all this....jeez.....maybe the informer is right......something weird going on.....

The article is from Access Hollywood.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:36 pm ET

Hi Pea-Welcome

TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 7:36 pm ET

I have been reading the blogs the last few days who is this INFORMER

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Someone who believes MJ is alive and can prove it!

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

but all in due time!

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

I am in BC now Lora....lotus land 😉

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 7:38 pm ET

Hi Pea Don't waste your time on Jolly pants....

Cali MJ Fan   August 20th, 2009 7:39 pm ET

My only interest in possibly watching this "reality' show of the Jacksons would be to see what they have to say about Michael.... and that is really it. I think the family as a whole has done quite enough lately in the press– in "reality".

The Tribute in Austria– the recent press release sure appears to be a duplicate of Michael's Memorial– the site crashed. More than a million hits. Etc Etc. I'm sure the intent is meant well but there is just too much controversy around it– like who will actually be headlining. And what about all the different levels of tickets.

And why did the announcement about the delay of his burial "coincide" with the opening of the website for the Tribute? Everything is soooo strange.

Has anyone been able yet to determine if Jermaine's Earth Cares Foundation is legit?

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:40 pm ET


Going to Vancouver Island for 3 weeks Sept. 16. from there visiting B.C. only province we havent done.

Looks beautiful!

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:42 pm ET


A lot of good people come from Ottawa!!!

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:43 pm ET

Lora – I have to agree something strange and weird is going on. Too many inconsistences....someone is playing the Press and they are eating it up and posting these unsubstantiated stories. Really, there have been no FORMAL announcements from the Coroner, the police, the lawyers, the family or the family representative, everything that has been going on is directly opposite to what should be going on when a superstar has passed on.

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:43 pm ET

Jermaine and LK's charities are no longer on The Tribute web site.

The ticketsales can't go ahead.

Web site crashed.

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:44 pm ET

Agree Lora.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:45 pm ET


It is strange, do you remember Anna Nicole Smith....the coroner's report was reported when it was ready even though the police investigation was still going on, So why in MJ's case the coroner's report is withheld? A mistery!!

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 7:45 pm ET

Interesting Sandy. Does that mean this tribute will not happen??

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:45 pm ET

Lora – you will love it out here...I hope you will spend a bit a time on the lower mainland and the fraser valley it is quite beautiful here and hot this summer.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 7:46 pm ET


Just more weirdness!!

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

Oh no, the Tribute will happen.

It's just logistics right now.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:47 pm ET


I need summer we didn't get on in Ottawa this year, 5 days last week and now it's over.

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

So I guess Larry is in on some form or another....the fact that his wife and jermaine were going to sing and record a duet? Does Larry's wife really sing?........LOL

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

sorry Mystery LOL

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Same for Toronto.

No summer this year.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 20th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Have to go for dinner....will check in tomorrow to see what happened here. Good luck!

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

We have been frying out is warm today again...about 30c today.

Lois   August 20th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

cu later Lora tc

TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

Are you kidding me THE INFOMER thinks Michael is alive ooooooooohhhhhhhhh God how I wish that were true..........But it is not possible...........his family his childeren his fans ........

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:51 pm ET

We will never see MJ's Coroner's Report.

End of story.

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:52 pm ET

Bye Lora.

We should hook up on facebook.....

Mila   August 20th, 2009 7:53 pm ET

Gerald, I would never be able to understand people like you who choose to actively hate another person. It seems you've spent a good portion of your day in this blog today just to express your hatrid for Michael, his family and his fans.
Why ?

If you're wiling to talk in a civilized way I am ready to exchange thoughts with you on why we love, mourn and talk about MJ.

If not, please, don't forget that we live in a country where everyone is suing someone and it's not always the vilain sitting at the defendant side.
If you support a society which condemns a person aquitted of every charge then someday that you might find yourself being that person.

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 7:55 pm ET

@ Thesweetestpea

The Informer is good for us.

He/She said they would be busy for the next 5 days.............

He/She said to keep our eyes and ears open.

Cali MJ Fan   August 20th, 2009 7:55 pm ET

Taken from the Tribute2009 . com site just a moment ago about the chairites – last sentence:

A substantial portion of the proceeds attained by The Tribute will be donated to important charities – in keeping with Michael Jackson’s humanitarian legacy. Jermaine Jackson has announced the first three beneficiaries of The Tribute: Larry Jones’ Feed The Children (photos: Jermaine with Mr. Jones in Nairobi, Kenya), an international, nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster. The Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which provides funding for life-saving cardiac procedures for individuals who, due to limited means and lack of health insurance, would otherwise be unable to receive life-saving treatment, as well as Jermaine’s own EARTH CARE FOUNDATION whose goal is to ease, as well as hopefully eliminate, the suffering of children around the world.

TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

Hi Sandy ty for answering we wont see the informer on here for 5 days??????????

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

@ thesweetestpea

I'm only saying what The Informer told us last night.

You never know...........

TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

and what are to watch for Sandy and Iam from Ontario

Gene   August 20th, 2009 8:04 pm ET

Answer to lora. you think BC is best ever islands. beest than hawauii. you go to buchard the garden of many flowers everything so nice! it is over to victoria BC. I just comeing back from there the oter day. going by the ferry from port angeles. you try and going to victoria so you see how nice. not very far from vancover. no. also you go over capalano state park to see bridge in vancover. try walk it is suspensions bridges. scariest to walk! I comeing back later on. tired. sister to making me these I am stuck here. . inshelodas for my lunches. making me to sleep. she makes the stuffed cabbages too. I make myself a pig. good foods.

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

@ Cali

No, maybe I'm mistaken but I just went back to check.

There is only a small thank-you to LK and CNN.

Thes ite has been up-dated from the one you are looking at.

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

@ Cali


There are multiple Tribute Sites to buy tickets from.

Some include Jermaine and LK charities and some don't........

Like the Informer said, it just gets wierder and weirder.

Lori   August 20th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

Hey Gene!

TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 8:11 pm ET

What do u mean sandy??

Janice   August 20th, 2009 8:12 pm ET

I was looking forward to this show before Michael died. I am glad they decided to move forward so we can learn more about the Jacksons and not just what the media is putting out which is mostly sensationalized.

Cali MJ Fan   August 20th, 2009 8:13 pm ET

Canadian Sandy... can you please provide link you are looking at? I assumed the one I was looking at was the official one. I would not purchase tickets or merchandise from non official sites.

Thanks in advance.

Lynn   August 20th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

Bye Everybody,Going home from work now. TTYL

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 8:18 pm ET

Bye Lynn

Cali MJ Fan   August 20th, 2009 8:25 pm ET

LKL also had the producers of the A&E showin the last few weeks who stated they had over 40 hours of footage, but none with Michael.

Later it was stated since Michael's death, they would consider including some of the family's feelings and how they are dealing with his sudden death. The episodes were also to try and paint Joe in a kinder/gentler light.

The reality show was (I beleive) started by Joe Jackson and filming had taken place over the last year. Here is a comment from a site dated a year ago:

June 27, 2008: Joseph Jackson, the father of Janet and Michael Jackson, is launching a new reality show. The show will focus on Jackson as he reunites his musical sons once again

Cali MJ Fan   August 20th, 2009 8:29 pm ET

BTW– MJ fans...

his Number Ones album is #2 for 2009 and George Straight just knocked it out of the #1 spot for Comprehensive chart after 6 consecutive weeks..

Everyone go repurchase Number Ones so it can be the #1 selling album for 2009. Post on your blogs/sites and tell your friends. Let's make it #1

For Michael!

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 8:32 pm ET

@ The sweetespea,

I don’t mean anything. Don’t read into something that’s not there.I’m just relaying what we heard.

My apologies as this MAY re-appear if they allow my other comments.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

@Cali... Excellent Let's keep Micheal on the top

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

I love Number Ones but it's at my cottage .

Guess another one may be in the budget.

TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

its ok Sandy I just see so many people want the informer on line lol..............

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 8:40 pm ET

Cali......are you on the LAs Vegas Facebook site??

I can get you the link.

Mila   August 20th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

I would ideally like to see Invincible become #1 – because some people we critisizing its success but the album is really awesome and it's true that Sony didn't promote it well enough.

I love all the songs in it (except for Butterflies) but my absolute favourite are
Whatever Happens
Threatened – if you hear this one with headphones it's actually scary
The Lost Children
You Are My Life
Break of Dawn

Edie   August 20th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

I admit I'm a hypocrit...on one hand I think this is in such bad taste. Michael is gone and he's STILL supporting the family! Now they DON'T NEED his permission. Feels dirty to me.

At the same time I say that, I will most likely watch because I loved Michael Jackson and anything having to do with him right now has me obsessed!

All I want is to make sure his children are well cared for and have his estate to claim at the end of all of this. Michael would want only for his children to be safe, happy, loved AND FINANCIALLY SECURE.

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 8:49 pm ET


That's how you make me feel.

When I'm with you ,

I am far away and nothing is for real.

When I'm with you, I'm lost for words.

I don't know what to say.

Canadian-Sandy   August 20th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

I guess the link was OK but my comments weren't.

I have other things to do tonight, so I have to sign off.

As always, thanks to everyone for helping me to deal with our great loss.

The King was way ahead of his time.

Michelangelo style.

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 8:57 pm ET

Sandy your comments are fine..... Have a good night

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Time for LKL thhis should be interesting

sarah   August 20th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

HI just saw the sites Rhonda, its looks gr8 !!!! 🙂


TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

saw it Rhonda great job abd its slow in here tonight

Rhonda   August 20th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Thanks a lot ladies

Patty Anderson   August 20th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Definately Rhonda. I was just over there again. The new links are awesome.....Thank you so much....... So much love...

Lucero (Mexico)   August 20th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

The informer
Do you agree with this reality.? Money is money $$$..

The most important is Michael's legacy. So, you enjoy his music!!!

Record Guinness... (we can !!!)
"Yo si bailo Thriller"
August 29/2009

Rhonda   August 20th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Thank You Patty, I am trying my best to make it one of the best just for Michael. I want it to be perfect, Like him

TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

lol you all have me so lost what blog is every one staying on??

sarah   August 20th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

everyone is on all three blogs.... 😀


TheSweetestPea   August 20th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

3 blogs??

Farah   August 20th, 2009 11:21 pm ET


Which 3 blogs??? can anyone please provide the link??

Lori   August 20th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Toni I followed you over here.

Lois   August 20th, 2009 11:25 pm ET

Hey you guys what's up.........

Lois   August 20th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

Is Toni here.....?

Lois   August 20th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

I think some of us are coming here because that blog is taking a long time to reload.

Lori   August 20th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

The other blog is clogged with too many things

Lois   August 20th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

I think they are try to get rid of that Jolly thing lol

Lois   August 20th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

So I thought Toni was coming over as well???

Farah   August 20th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

Like I expressed in my several comments earlier that I was not very comfortable with Jermaine on LKL. Again, might be too early too pass a judgment whether Jacksons are riding the coat tail of MJ for self aggrandizement. Still it all sounds so cheesy.

I personally will judge Jermaine, the so called voice of Michael, by the fact that how soon does he ensure a grand memorial site for MJ for all fans to visit. And nothing like it if he can revive Nederland for children?? MJ loved children and MJ built Nederland with love. And i think MJ lived at Nederland for some 20 years??? There can be nothing like being able to visit a place where MJ lived for such a long time????

Regarding oprah, I agree with most of you girls.

Gerald Jolly, needs a psychiatrist himself/herself.

Lois   August 20th, 2009 11:35 pm ET

For sure Farah – but I think MJ was just torn to pieces when they raided his home and dragged his innocence through dirt from 2003 to 2005. It was an awful time for him. In a way I don't blame him for not returning. I think he would have too many nightmares. However, on the same note I think Neverland could be transformed into a place for children who need a break or who are ill, just the way MJ had it before, but without him living there. He always wanted children to have a positive childhood and by creating what he did for Neverland, he in some way helped alot of children.

Farah   August 20th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

Thank u so much. I really appreciate

Farah   August 20th, 2009 11:38 pm ET


Thank u so much. I really appreciate

Luda   August 20th, 2009 11:41 pm ET

Welcome Farah!

Toni   August 20th, 2009 11:42 pm ET

Hi, this ones getting full too. We need a new blog Larry????????

Farah   August 20th, 2009 11:46 pm ET


well said. if i were in MJ's place, i would have never ever returened to that place either. But the idea is to resurrect a place that was MJ's dream- for the noble cause for which he devoted his life-children's welfare. MJ's remains are not necessarly to be placed there.

Farah   August 20th, 2009 11:48 pm ET


I just hope so that ur last post does not mean that u want a blog where just ur selective friends are there???

michaelsupporteralways   August 20th, 2009 11:51 pm ET

Jermaine and Larry Kings wife should be having a charity event together. Larry never said good hings about Michael.
He still asking who's the father of Michael's children. Unbelievable Why would Michael charity need help from Larry King.

Tonight fot the Larry King show some of Michael concert videos.
Before it was always the pictures of Michael walking in and of court.

Lois   August 20th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

Farah – I think Toni is off to bed...she mentioned that on the other blog...I think she was meaning that these blogs are filling up fast and to create a new are quite welcome to join us on Dr. Klein's blog Farah!

Toni   August 20th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

No not at all. My computer slows way down after so many comments are posted. I always have to go and hope someone will follow me to keep me from carrying on a conversation with myself. 🙂

Ann   August 20th, 2009 11:54 pm ET

Michael never wanted to part of whatever his brothers were trying to do.

After the Victory Tour he had enough, it's no wonder why he didn't want to contribute in this show.

Toni   August 20th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

Hey wait, Im still here. I had to put my daughter to bed.

lindafromnewyork   August 20th, 2009 11:56 pm ET

Hi everyone

lex   August 21st, 2009 12:00 am ET

hi linda

Toni   August 21st, 2009 12:03 am ET

Is anybody still here. 🙂

Stu,Hungary   August 21st, 2009 12:17 am ET

Makeing Apoint!

Wath was that thing,that you was gonna say?

Stu,Hungary   August 21st, 2009 12:18 am ET

Toni,everybody is on the other blog.

Hanim   August 21st, 2009 1:42 am ET


Well said! thanx alot for the feedback guys
been reading ur posts everyday, i only jump in once in a while to comment.



Maria   August 21st, 2009 1:50 am ET

August 21st, 2009 12:17 am ET

Makeing Apoint!

Wath was that thing,that you was gonna say?
LOOOL it was a beautiful self-promotion, how come nobody noticed?? Shameless plug for his other alias, The Informer!

Mimi   August 21st, 2009 2:44 am ET





Mimi   August 21st, 2009 2:46 am ET


No 1 mjfan   August 21st, 2009 2:51 am ET

..... Thats right Mimi, the truth is hard for CNN to take... Gerald, CNN and the reast of 'em haters are not fit to wipe BUBBLE"S BUM. So let haters continue to creep on the floor. Mj is the Best.

spirit   August 21st, 2009 4:34 am ET

I agree with Chris on Oprah... let her keep her silence... Who cares!


Susan   August 21st, 2009 4:43 am ET

Reality series to be on t.v. by month end is bad news. Bad idea. Please wait for 6 months to a year to release this series. The family needs to be mourning not performing. Is this why MJ created the distance with his family? So sad.

spirit   August 21st, 2009 4:45 am ET

And this reality show stuff... Again I wud say that MJ was too big for such things... Thats why he was not interested in this venture in the first place... If he wasn't then why on earth wud we be interested!

mariau   August 21st, 2009 8:20 am ET



Stu,Hungary   August 21st, 2009 9:29 am ET

Hi Mariau!Who knows what is behinde,but its weird.We will see,if anything happening inn this 5 days.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 21st, 2009 10:05 am ET

New supposed 'boy-friend' turns up in The Sun and Australia's Women'Day: Jason Pfeiffer.


tatiana   August 21st, 2009 10:56 am ET

good day every body

Heather   August 21st, 2009 6:34 pm ET

Has anybody here read the book "Jackson Family Values"? If so what did you think of it?

Irene   August 22nd, 2009 7:31 pm ET

People, please do not pay any attention to the info stated in the message before; theyre not worthy of it. The show: Really....? ? Cannot imagine... Would be very tasteless – at this moment. What happened to style and grace....

Heather   August 22nd, 2009 7:48 pm ET

I personally plan on boycotting the show out of respect for Michael. After having just read the book Jackson Family Values written by the mother of 2 of Jermaines' many children, there is no way I would pay or endorse anything that has Jermaines name on it. Poor Michael was still paying for the roof over Jermaines head up until his death. If the poor guy was having financial problems it's little wonder considering all the people that live at Hayvenhurst that Michael had to support. Of all his brothers it was Jermaine who was always the angriest at Michael's success and bitterly jealous and yet he had the nerve to tell people after Michael died that he (Jermaine) always had his back, more like rode on his back. Everything Jermaine has tried at he seems to fail at. You'd think he would have clued in long before now that maybe he should get a new career, he is 54 years old for god's sake. He seems to have this attitude that because his last name is Jackson he is entitled. Did you ever notice that the 2 that are always available for interviews are Jermaine and Joe, 2 peas in a pod, not creative enough to make it on their own so they keep trying to cash in on Michael. Why do you think Janet stays away so much, she knows somebody in that family always has their hand out wanting something instead of working for a living and earning it themselves. If this family is soooo close like they try to project then why is it when they are asked questions of the media that you would assume family would know they don't have a clue. Michael kept his distance from them (other than maybe his mother, who I think is somewhat manipulated by the bullies in the family) for a reason! It just makes me ill that they probably didn't even know what was going on with Michael cause they never cared enough to ask, as long as he kept paying for everything they needed they really didn't care. I'm sorry for their loss and I'm sure some of them are genuinely grieving, and I don't wish them ill will but I really wish some of them would just back off and stay off the TV etc. I think alot of times they make themselves look even worse. He was a really awesome guy and his fans trully loved him and still do and they aren't going to automatically join "Camp Jackson" just because Jermaine and Joe would like us too.

Irene   August 22nd, 2009 8:14 pm ET

And I agree on the oprah thing. "Mrs spirituality herself".... "I DO not think it is appropriate for MJ to sleep in the same bed with boys", she said a few years ago. I quote. They were not just boys – if MJ DID sleep in the bed; he said on the floor.. And they make it sexual..... If people make it sexual, it says more about themselved, and their toxicated minds.....!! With regards to jermaine & fam, please see you tube, and look for this telephone call of mj with a friend. He talks for about 30 mins about his fam.....back in 90s.... I personally think mj wasnt THAT good with his fam anymore. Never really was...... Except for his mummy, janet, and, perhaps Jermaine... we shouldnot do the same as others did to mj though. Michael would expect better of us. We should not judge, and give J benefit of the doubt. Im sure J means very well. And if not entirely, we will know and see very soon... Love to everyone.... I*

jdf from holland   August 23rd, 2009 1:41 pm ET


Irene   August 23rd, 2009 4:36 pm ET

Dear Heather, and others, who'd like to join,

(Again, lets ignore the others. Its foolish).

I am having difficulties trying to figure out how to feel about Jermaine. He does seem nice. On the other hand, I do sometimes tend to feel he is also there a little for his own glorification. (But Im not sure if that has to do with my / OUR cynism – considering how MANY times Michael has been framed / used etc.). Perhaps, without him knowing it himself. I am just not sure, but I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt. And not judge too much. I was never THERE, neither can I look into their heads. Michael WAS his brother, Michael DID love his family (in some ways), and Jermaine DID stood up a few times earlier for M. We can't blame Jermaine for the fact his brother is not there anymore.. we can't be jealous of Jermaine.. and we should not portray our anger on him. I think Michael would feel hurt – if he was alive today (I'd like to believe in heaven you are immune to pain....) – if Jermaine would have nice intentions, and we would crucify him.....

Hope to hear from you.....!

Lve Irene

I did hear this a lot though; fans claiming Jermaine has always been jealous of Michael and angry. Could be. But how do you know..? Can you give me examples..? Facts? (I'd like to know, really. Investigate it a little). I personally would not really feel comfortable relying on the book of this former Mrs. Jermaine Jackson – I do not know her.
And you're right about Janet, Liz Taylor etc. They have the intelligence and the modesty to feel that its not really appropriate to talk to the . certain (!) media (extensively) right now. For what...? What's the point....? Personally I dislike Latoya (even more) for having done an (extensive) interview (already) to the Daily morrir/mail...? Same for Deepak – who was a friend AND doctor (!!!). Same for Uri, and ESPECIALLY this "Oliver Kid" (un-be-aaa-lie-va-ble......).... I think Liz is "the Queen", just as Michael always knew: She's standing above it. The Media. The Family. You should really listen to this phone call I discussed in my message earlier. MJ talks about Joe.. asking him for a miljon on fathers day.... About his brothers.. and their GIRLFRIENDS... about some of his brother being PLAYERS, with regard to these girls... about Joe beating them....

Please inform me. I know a lot about Michael, but not about the whole Jermaine thing. I always ignored it. Never read Latoya book and stuff...

Heather   August 23rd, 2009 8:20 pm ET

Well Irene, I unlike you am 48 years old and have been following Michael Jackson and the Jackson family for most of my childhood, but still like everyone else out there who has never spoken directly to Michael or any of the other Jacksons', can only go by what I've read over all these years. As for facts about Jermaine and his relationship with Michael all one has to do is read the lyrics to the song Jermaine did called "Word to the Badd". That sone was written by Jermaine in 1991 which was a particularly bad year for Jermaine as far as any personal success was concerned & then Michael came out with his Dangerous album and Jermaine was p**ssed and he leaked that song right when Michaels Dangerous album came out even though many members of his family begged him not to. The quote in the book about the meeting between Jermaine and Michael over this is Michael saying to Jermaine "Please, Jermaine, don't release this song. It's not going to hurt my career, but it will totally ruin yours. My fans aren't going to care. Don't do it Jermaine for your own sake," Michael pleaded. When family asked Jernaine if he was going to listen to Michael his answer was "Hell, no," Jermaine shouted " this is what Michael needs. He needs someone like me to put some fire under his ass. To let him know that he's not the only one around here who can create some heat. He's just scared because he knows that I'm going to happen this time. He'd better watch out for his brother Jermaine". Another line in this book is "It was the song in which Jermaine lambasted his brother Michael & created a rift that continues to this day. Or you can go to and read the excerpt of the book Jermaine was writing dated 2003. I like you assumed the book "Jackson Family Values" by Margaret Maldonado Jackson would be a Jermaine basher so I was somewhat sceptical when I got it but believe it or not she writes more about what it was like being a member of the Jackson family and her relationships with them and the day to day goings on. It is a very interesting insight into life behind the walls of Havenhurst. You should read it and then of course make your own judgements.

irene   August 24th, 2009 7:09 am ET

Dear people from CNN,

How nice you removed my reply to Gerald Jolly – which is unfair. But you did not aswer to my request to remove my last name, as I accidentally pressed the send button too soon.
Heather, thank you for reply! Come back to you later. (Didnt mean anything bad by the 'age' thing, was just being sarcastic to Gerald(a).

Best! I

irene   August 24th, 2009 12:18 pm ET

Dear people from CNN,
As I just wanted to make an apology for coming on a bit 'strong' perhaps – You are only doing your best, in trying to organize everything and keep things well (for us & for yourself) – I see you already aswered to my request. Really sympathetic of you. Thank you for that, appreciate it. I must say, I have a lot to do with journalism, and you guys are perhaps the ONLY ones still knows what the word Journalism entails. (My English is not always perfect; as Im not from the US / UK).

irene   August 24th, 2009 1:11 pm ET


Dear Heather, thank you for your (fast) reply. Appreciate it very much you informing me, and taking out the time. Enjoy to debate about this subject – MJ – that interests me. I have been following MJ for about 15 years, admiring him, and read almost anything that is to read about MJ. I’ve met people who used to work with him as well, and went to the Ranch (only positive stories of course).
Also, almost EVERY possible magazine and paper on / containing MJ from the UK and US, that came out after 25th June, I’ve collected. (I need it for research). I never really paid attention to his family, and do not know everything about the 'older' rumours, so again, thank you!

Yeah, I heard about this song 'word to the badd', and that it was meant 'for Michael'. It makes sense – as I read the lyrics.. and take into account what has been said earlier, by Michael (Moonwalk, MJ’s hesitation to certain questions Oprah etc) himself, as from others. It would be really stupid, low and unkind of J if he would have done this. I told you before, I also tend to doubt him sometimes a little. (See my last paragraph). Although I do not think he is just like his father. I do see some things of MJ en JJ, though: a certain kindness. Besides that, things can change…. Within a family. But again, I could be wrong.


Forgive me for saying the following with regard to the book of former Mrs. Jackson: a LOT of “truths” about Michael, A LOT of STORIES – from (self proclaimed) "experts" – went around as well….. that many people believed.... and became stories "with legs"... they 'became truths" almost automatically... ("If you hear a story enough...."). Now, we know, or can say with 99% validity, most on MJ were not true. With all respect, but the fact that J's E-X claims certain things, does not mean for me "it's the gospel". The fact that she writes these negative things about the FATHER of HER CHILDREN (!), whom she once loved – I hope – and her children – I assume – will always love – makes me question her integrity / her soul. Try to place yourself in the position:
I dated quite an influential person once – let me phrase it like that -; my heart broke as we separated. I could destroy a lot of things for him, if would want to, but NEVER would I think of doing such a thing.. Cause I once loved him, and part of me always will. And even if he was the BIGGEST *&*% – which partly he is – I still would not do such a thing, as it is lame..... It does not contribute to the trustworthiness of an individual. In my personal opinion. But perhaps, I feel different later. I'll let you know!

irene   August 24th, 2009 1:11 pm ET

part II:

Did Jermaine ever try to deny these 'allegations'.. by the way.? That you know of..? Wanted to set it straight..? (I personally would like to clear the sky, If something would have been (falsely) said about me). Are there certain interviews I should see...? In which he talks about Michael..?
I did find it weird, and very, highly disloyal towards MJ, that he appeared on television with his parents, denying that Joe ever beat them. I told you, I do not judge easily, but about two things I am certain: Joe has a very low I & EQ, and is not a good man. After all I've read and SEEN from him, my intuition tell me this a 100% not a nice man. (I even started to feel a bit 'sorry' for him, after MJ died: "perhaps he really regrets... he is ALSO human...".. etc.. etc... But then I saw him at BET, and I thought, man... you don't even belong where you are today. The other thing Im 100% sure about it that Michael WAS good, honest and true. I have enough evidence of that.

Please let me know what your thoughts are..!

Thank you!!

Kind greetings,


irene   August 24th, 2009 1:28 pm ET

* "feel different later* : about Jermaine of course 🙂

Sandy*   September 2nd, 2009 4:15 pm ET

What part of ."Michael said "no"....can you NOT UNDERSTAND???!!
MJ made it QUITE CLEAR how he FELT about the "FAMILY"..between the "JACKSONS" & "AEG"....Michael was then & STILL IS....a D$LL$R S$GN! NOOOOW KATHERINE want Michael's BURIAL to be PAID from the ESTATE! ??? IS THERE NO EEEEND???? I mean HIM....MJ ...who has SUPPORTED these "family members" since "DAY ONE"....has to PAY for HIS own BURIAL????!!! They say you can't "TAKE IT WITH YOU"....TOO bad he COULDN'T SURE would have been "apropo" HERE!..;(

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