August 28, 2009

Report: Rowe Invited To Jackson's Burial

Posted: 11:48 AM ET

art.debbierowe1From New York Post 

Michael Jackson's family has invited Debbie Rowe, who bore his two oldest children, to attend his funeral next month, sources said yesterday.

If she accepts, it will be Rowe's first supervised visit with Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11, since the 50-year-old surrogate hammered out a $4 million custody deal with Jackson's family after his death, sources said.

Jackson's mom, Katherine, has permanent custody of the kids.

His interment in Glendale, Calif., is scheduled for next Thursday.

Jackson's final curtain call will come more than two months after he died of drug-induced cardiac arrest at a Hollywood Hills home he rented while preparing for a 50-concert gig in London.

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Gene   August 28th, 2009 11:55 am ET

I haveing no comments onto thiese. for the respetabilty to MJ.

simba   August 28th, 2009 11:55 am ET

What the hell has happened to basic journalism? Whatever you think of Debbie Rowe, she was NOT a surrogate. She was Michael Jackson's wife.

angelswings   August 28th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

she was his wife yes but she offered to give Michael childeren there was no love affair between them god grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr \SHE WAS A SUUROGATE

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 12:06 pm ET

Is this a good opportunity, to confront her for the first time as a mother to the kids, during such an emotional event?

Lori   August 28th, 2009 12:06 pm ET

It is of course, up to the Jackson family to decide upon who is invited to attend the services. This is a time for family and all of their wishes should be honored.

Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 12:06 pm ET

I believe she loved Michael and would have stayed marfried to him if she could have. No comment otherwise as it is the family's decision.

sherry   August 28th, 2009 12:09 pm ET

I have no problem with this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it will be emotional for the kids as well,,,,,,,,,,,so as long as the children are well supported.

Cocovelvet   August 28th, 2009 12:09 pm ET

.........just doing to avoid getting too much stress with her...can be quite loud and insisting. TO KEEP THE RELATION OF KATHERINE'S CUSTODY AND HER VISITATION RIGHTS AT PEACE AND HARMONY

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 12:14 pm ET

@Diane, I think so too.

Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 12:15 pm ET

The Maury Povich special on "The Footage You Were Not Meant To See" (the Bashir film footage that MJ shot) has interviews with Debbie Rowe and shows a different side to her than the media shows.

Dave   August 28th, 2009 12:19 pm ET

oh cmon diane, she did this whole thing for the money, she didn't love michael at all.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 12:20 pm ET

Coroner Releases Jackson Findings This AM

angelswings   August 28th, 2009 12:30 pm ET

how do you think the childeren would feel when it comes out there daddy payed Debbie off over 5 million dollars and he is still paying her off

Dave   August 28th, 2009 12:33 pm ET

true that angelswings, she did all this for the money.

Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 12:33 pm ET

Dave –

Just my opinion. I don't think there are very many women who would get into a relationship with MJ and NOT fall in love with him. But that's just my opinion. There are a lot of other women on this site as well.

Honorine   August 28th, 2009 12:34 pm ET

Debbie can be there if the family wants her there. Debbie was never MJ's enemy not to be at his burial.

I'm very disappointed at the attitude of some of your blogs(choice of articles) sometimes. The fans that keep your ratings up and comment on the blogs day and night have requested time and again for a blog that explicitly cites and talks about MJ's GREATNESS, KINDNESS...u name it. Atleast i expected that and no negativity for his b-day . But each time y'all have or cite an article, the word drug, addict, overdose, drug-induced heart attack and so on must be in there. We already know all of that and it is very un-necessary citing or stating it all the time as if that was all MJ was about. It makes me feel like y'all don't recognise or want to recognise his greatness either. I'm a little discouraged about continuing to blog on here. In other words, i'm again hoping that u will explore MJ's good side(humanitarian, kindness, etc). U've really explored his bad sides, which is ok but unless it is something new please stop repeating things we already know.

Look at the way u cover other great people's deaths?(not trying to take anything away from them) but please show us the MJ many people don't know about.

I really hope u wont disreegard this message.

Lisa S   August 28th, 2009 12:35 pm ET

angelswings August 28th, 2009 12:30 pm ET

I belive the children will think their dad did the right thing.

I think Blanket on the other hand will have a hard time if he doesnt get to know his biological mum when the others have one.

Elizabeth   August 28th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

I think from what I see on some of her t.v. interviews, that Debbie Rowe really loves Michael and also their children. I wish the tabloid and media people would leave her alone.

Dave   August 28th, 2009 12:38 pm ET

I'm not trying to put down the greatness and kindness of michael jackson, we've heard about that for a while now. I'm just saying i don't buy Debbie Rowe at all, maybe she did do it for love but in my opinion no way. But you are entitled to your own opnion Diane and i respect that.

Lisa S   August 28th, 2009 12:44 pm ET

Dave August 28th, 2009 12:38 pm ET

Why do you think she did it?

Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 12:47 pm ET

Dave –

I see where you are coming from. All I'm saying is that; even if a woman had devious or financial intentions going in to a relationship with MJ – I bet she'd lose her heart to him anyway.
However, to your point, there are some sociopaths out there who take advantage and have no capacity to feel for others but Rowe doesn't strike me as one of those.

Maryg   August 28th, 2009 12:50 pm ET

I think debbie rowe loved MJ. But I have a hard time with the idea that she bore these children, was very clear that she did not want to be their mommy and yet is still collecting money from mj because she gave birth to them and now wants to be their mother or something. What kind of person thinks it is okay to come in and out of children's lives, all the while collecting money? I wonder iwhat role she and her former exployer Dr. Klein had in Michael's deprivan use! I have not made up my mind about her. Just my two cents.

Dave   August 28th, 2009 12:53 pm ET

Lisa, i think she did it to get money. I mean she hasn't been in these kids lifes until now when theres money up for grabs after Michaels death. And i dont see how she could fall in love with MJ, if hes so magical and romantic and stuff why couldnt he get a wife without paying her for kids? with all respect, im not trying to put down MJ its just really weird to me how shed "fall in love with him" (as you say would happen diane) but then not be in his or the kids lives at all.

Lisa S   August 28th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

You all must understand that Debbie Rowe was not a random woman michael bumped into and offered 4 millions.

We all know that michael was extreemly detailed in everything he did. He didnt let anything happen by a coincident. He wanted a child and he wanted to have it with a woman he could trust not getting obsessed with him, fall deeply in love with him and harrass him for the rest of his life. That woman was Debbie Rowe and he knew it. He knew that if they had an agreement she would stick to that, he knew that she wouldnt go to the press revieling everything about their sex life, he knew that she would leave him and the kids alone as long as he wanted to.

I know that many of you guys, for some reason dont like Debbie but look around among the celebrity couples. See how ex husbands and ex wifes fight, arguing in the press about the custody, ex wite "speaks out" on this show or that show. Debbie Rowe never did anything of the sort. There are many women like that but michael had to know and trust that the woman he picked as mother of her children were one of those. And she was. He didnt want a fan – Debbie Rowe had probably never learned the moonwalk or gone to school with one sequined glove. She was his wife, not his fan. He wasnt trapped into someting. He knew exactly what he wanted and he got it.

Maryg   August 28th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

I agree with LIsa. Although I am not sure I care enough about her, I think Michael had to have trusted her and had to have some confidence in their relationship. Every time she commented on him, she seemed to cared a lot about him.

Dave   August 28th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

So Lisa are you saying it was right for Michael to pay Debbie Rowe to have his kids? Becuase to me that just sounds wrong.

lindafromnewyork   August 28th, 2009 1:02 pm ET

Debbie Rowe should be a the funeral–I too believe that she loved Michael.

Dave   August 28th, 2009 1:04 pm ET

If she really loved him she wouldn't have taken the money.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 1:05 pm ET


"He wanted a child and he wanted to have it with a woman he could trust not getting obsessed with him, fall deeply in love with him and harrass him for the rest of his life."

Lisa, did'nt Michael say to Gloria on the phone he would love to have a soul mate? Whay was it that Jackson did not want a woman to fall in love with him?

Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 1:05 pm ET

Lisa –

Well said. And she has already said she loved him so much that she would be willing to give him children if that's what he wanted. I still think she would have stayed married to him if she could have.

carol kesling   August 28th, 2009 1:07 pm ET

debbie fell in love with michael... she wanted to have those children for him & i do think she loves them. and she is their mother,like it or not...debbie did not sell her children... i think it is very smart for the jackson family to invite her !!!!!!!! she has every right to be there..and it is time for the children to know who she is,maybe they ALREADY KNOW!!! they just might welcome her with open is up to them...

Lisa S   August 28th, 2009 1:08 pm ET


Firstly, I dont know if he paid her. Secondly, having a baby is not just a job. It is a process within your body and every pregnancy is a health risk. Most pregnancies go well but there is a risk of complication, both during the pregnanc and the delivering. Many women have complications long after the pregnancies. A child is priceless.
Most surrogat mothers get paid.

Do you think that the surrogat mother of Jessica Parker carried her twins for free? Just becaue they think Jessica is so nice.

Even if Michael and Debbie were married. She actually allowed him to have full custody over the children. There is no price tag for that.

Sorry I am again shaking the jackson family tree 🙂

Maureen (UK)   August 28th, 2009 1:08 pm ET

Nice to see the family getting on with Debbie Rowe, who cared a lot about Michael.
Let's hope the vulture press can leave them to get on in peace.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 1:10 pm ET

Shake your family tree down 🙂

Lisa S   August 28th, 2009 1:10 pm ET

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel:

I meant, he wanted children. And he wanted to have them as his own. The less emotion involved from the mothers part, of course the easier it would be to stay friends with her and having her accepting the terms.

Yes, he wanted a soulmate. Michael was very very loonely.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 1:15 pm ET


I know what you meant, but why wouldn't he have it all? I don't understand why he should not want to have a woman fall in love with him. Didn't he want to wait with children until he fell in love? To me it sounded like it didn't matter anymore for him.

Brigida, Italy   August 28th, 2009 1:15 pm ET

My hope is that looking in the eyes of her children she finally tells the truth. About Klein and everything can help to bring light into the whole story. Perhaps she was invited therefore.

Dave   August 28th, 2009 1:17 pm ET

Everyone has their own opinion i guess, mine is its just plain wrong to pay someone for children. Having kids is something you do out of love, and if Debbie Rowe loved michael she would have done that without getting paid and would have stayed in both Michaels and the kids lives.

salvatore   August 28th, 2009 1:19 pm ET

she looks terrible in this photo..Brooke Shields really loved Michael & vice versa..he wanted to marry her, she said ,no, but "you'll always have me"...she said...

Kara   August 28th, 2009 1:19 pm ET

what happened to there being no exchange of money involved in the custody case???

Mila   August 28th, 2009 1:21 pm ET

Debbie Rowe gave Michael his ultimate happiness – I don't know whether she loved him or not but it doesn't matter to me.
She made him happpy.

In comparison Lisa Marie Presley loved him but broke his heart.

Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

I think he still wanted a soulmate but he didn't see that in Debbie and he didn't see that in anyone else yet but he wanted kids while he was young. We were talking on another blog about the fact that his whole life inside his bubble he never really was exposed to down-to-earth real women. Tatum, Booke, Lisa M, Tatiana, etc.

Dave   August 28th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

I don't see how Debbie made Michael happy, because she was not involved in his or the childrens lives.

Dave   August 28th, 2009 1:23 pm ET

Also, if he loved her and trusted her why didn't he give her custody of the children in his will? After all she is the biological mother.

Lisa S   August 28th, 2009 1:27 pm ET

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel

Who knows what he wanted? I think he wanted children more than he wanted love. And I think he wanted them to be just his. He wanted to be the king of their life. Their shoulder to lean on. Their inspiration in life. He had problems with relations, we dont need to deny that. He kicked people in and out of his life. He quit speaking to his dad for a long time, he was upset about his brother and some of his closest friends he never spoke to again. And it cant just be the others all the time.
People have children for so many diffrent reasons and some children just arrived becasue the parents forgot to use protection. I think the world would look much better if people planned their children as carefully as michael did. I hope he has told the children or their attourney who the mother and father are.

Anne   August 28th, 2009 1:27 pm ET

I am very glad she was invited. She gave Michael the two greatest gifts anyone gave him in his life – his two children and she is their bio mom and should be there for them.

I would like the media to be more respectful of Michael Jackson and stop all the sensationalism. I think that he was a very fragile and sensitive human being who was destroyed by the media's cruelty. That is why he took medicines to cope with it. Everyone is different in how much emotional pain they can handle. He was ridiculed and persecuted in a way that very few people could bare. He was a very lonely person.

Lisa S   August 28th, 2009 1:30 pm ET


It is impossible to know who broke which heart. Everybody blames Lisa Marie for breaking Michaels heart, Dont know what they base that on.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 1:32 pm ET


Your story sounds plausible.

Maybe he knew himself very well and knew a relationship would be an utopia. Instead he might have chosen for himself and to fullfil what he wanted, children.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 1:34 pm ET


Lisa Marie said she really loved him and she was convinced MJ loved her back as much as to his abilities. I think she must have had a good reason to quit, she had already two toddlers herself. We don't know what went on, it could be the other way around too.

8080   August 28th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

Since when does a divorce settlement = buying children?
Since when does a woman give up her career , a well paying career at that, that she spent years in college for, and she should walk away with nothing to make up for her losses- It is alimony and much less than heather rowe walked away with from paul with only one child.

ofelia yamaguchi   August 28th, 2009 1:54 pm ET

I am glad that Rowe was invited to my idol MICHAEL JACKSON funeral..Now he can rest in peace..In life he is not at peace now that he is gone let us all just pray together .I believe thay MJ is watching us all..discussed his right & bad side..but for me he will have my unconditional LOVE now & forever..from Japan

Tina (Germany)   August 28th, 2009 2:00 pm ET

Honestly people, who marries the suggorat? What idiotoc story is that? What was the need for this marriage? It just cost more money when you are divorced again. And what is this stupid story about she sold the children? Sure she got money after the divorce like every other woman also that cannot work anymore, do people think she could have go to a common work and earn money at the next supermarket with all those jerks out there?
Just think what would have happened if she did not get any money after they divorced, what story would we have now?

Tina (Germany)   August 28th, 2009 2:04 pm ET

Or imagine another possibility, they divorce and she takes the children with her. What story would we have now? WHAT A MONSTER SHE TOOK THE CHILDREN AWAY FROM HIM.

Let this woman be now, she also get the blame for all the wrong reason.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 2:05 pm ET

Coroner at Live Stream ETonline soon.

Jacquelyn   August 28th, 2009 2:08 pm ET

Debbie Chose Michael, Michael did not choose Debbie to be his kids mother. She offered for whatever reason. When the weeks and months pass it will be revealed especially if she was doing anything shady with Klein. If she was and have any kind of respect and remorse she would do whatever is necessary for those kids.

Tina (Germany)   August 28th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

to Eli. LOL, why he would save his own sperms when he had the catalogue with all those Dr. Kleins in it? Wait, why did he use a sperm donor on the first two children, when he didn't use one for Blanket? Why on the first two and not on the third?
Yes, this all makes really sense, maybe he rolled a dice or throw a coin? donor or not donor that is the question.... tadaaaammm head ok this time I use a donor, less work for me... ??

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 2:11 pm ET

Microphones at live stream, coroner about to make a statement.

Tina (Germany)   August 28th, 2009 2:17 pm ET

Tell us what happens Eli, I can't see that.

Lisa S   August 28th, 2009 2:20 pm ET

Tina (germany)

Well said! It takes two to make a baby. Even with surrogat and spermdonations.

Noone could have forced michael to have children with Debbie Rowe if he didnt want to.

You need to stop making michael a victim. He was a 50 years old man. Not a child or mentally disabled. He knew what he was doing. Talk to somebody who knows him and they will confirm that it was almost impossible to try to talk him into somthing he didnt want to do.

Eric   August 28th, 2009 2:21 pm ET

Can there not be something else on this freaking blog besides Michael Jackson already?

Eric   August 28th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

You would think the only news on Larry King was Jackson, wtf?

Jacquelyn   August 28th, 2009 2:25 pm ET


That would be really difficult being that you are on a Michael Jackson blog. Guess what that's all you would hear on a blog that bares his name.

Vallary   August 28th, 2009 2:30 pm ET

why is this still news? She (debbie Rowe) was paid to go away. She took the money and ran. Now that she knows there is more money she back. Please they need to put this to rest. For the sake of the children. Can you just think of how the kids are going to feel when they get older and read this stuff. Please give it a rest... Instead of all these big celebrations. GO help somebody eat, house, medical care. Wouldn't that be what Micheal would have done or wanted, Instead of putting all this on cities that are broke, Go give time to a school. Or pay it forward for somebody. Show some kindness.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 2:30 pm ET

Lisa, not only talkin into, but also talking out of... 🙂

Anne   August 28th, 2009 2:34 pm ET

Michael Jackson said on that recorded phone call that he wanted someone who care about him for himself not for being and that he would have to either find someone who didn't know him (fat chance) or someone who was his equal (Lisa Marie). I am sure it did cause him a lot of pain when she divorced him.

He really wanted was unconditional love and he got it with his own children. All the trauma of his life would have been avoided if he had felt loved as a child and would not have been so lonely and depressed as an adult.

Natela Chubinidze   August 28th, 2009 2:35 pm ET

Debbie just material .......!She is going to sell even her own mama for money.For this women money is GOD!Shame of you Debbie!!!!!!!

Jessica   August 28th, 2009 2:38 pm ET

I love Debbie , she gave Michael what he wanted most in the world–children. He could afford to pay her for this–more than you would pay a surrogate, and I'm sure he would want the woman who bore his children to have a good life. He cared for her and was married to her. She has a right to go to his burial and I think we should just leave her alone.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 2:39 pm ET

Statement was read and shown (paper) cause is mix of pills. Homocide.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 2:40 pm ET

Hi all


There is nothing happening now right on ET?

Tina (Germany)   August 28th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

Homicide? Time to get that doctor?

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 2:43 pm ET

It's official "homicide" arrest Murray already!

8080   August 28th, 2009 2:44 pm ET

wow no demerol lmao- all that murray gave him, drugs that were given to him. Where is the addict, where is the demerol

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 2:44 pm ET

OMG I have goose bumps all over.....arrest him!

angelswings   August 28th, 2009 2:44 pm ET


Tina (Germany)   August 28th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

My heart is beating like crazy now......ughhhh......

8080   August 28th, 2009 2:46 pm ET

versed, ativan and proprofol- you a M88TH****ER MURRAY

Gene   August 28th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

DCOTOR MURRAY IS MURDERER. picking him up right thiese miuntes SON OF THIESE BICHES. now AEG not collect not penny. not drug addict not. MJ is to be MURDER. I am haveing calls to my sisters I am sickness

Lori   August 28th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

Well we know that Dr. Murray's timeline and his statment to police about the quanity of propofol is not accurate. Hopefully arrest warrants are forthcoming soon.

Jessica   August 28th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

LisaS: I agree with you, Michael was a smart man. He had known Debbie for years from Klein's office and could trust her. She wanted to give him children, they only married because he believed you had to be married before you had sex and children, due to his religious beliefs. She was a private woman, could tell off the paparazzi etc. which he admired and she had a strong mind. He had respect for her. From what I've read etc. she has never done anything to harm him or her children. She's not in it for the fame or money, as many connected to him were, Including his own family members.

8080   August 28th, 2009 2:47 pm ET


Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

This never should have happened! My heart is breaking right now! I wish I lived in L.A. I would be at the burial for sure!

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

Is there a doctor on the blog?

Can one become intoxicated acutely by 25 mg of propofol?

Jessica   August 28th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

Finally–it's homicide and they're not calling it a drug overdose. Justice for Michael!

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

He should be arrested now that it's officially out no?

Better get to him before he commits suicide!

Lori   August 28th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

I don't think Murray is the only one in trouble here. Let's round them all up.

8080   August 28th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

NO 25MG IS nothing, they can give 10mg bolus.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 2:50 pm ET





angelswings   August 28th, 2009 2:50 pm ET


Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 2:51 pm ET

Why do think Murray delayed calling 911......he probably thought that the propofol would be out of his system by then!

What a waste of a life! I am so upset right now!

8080   August 28th, 2009 2:51 pm ET

Once again, MURRAY tell the truth- you lieng F***K. Your goose is already cooked. Just tell the truth. PLEASE FAMILY NEEDS TO KNOW THE TRUTH – NO MATTER WHAT CONRAD

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 2:53 pm ET


LKL had 2 anesthesiologists on this week and they said 25mg is nothing! No!

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 2:53 pm ET

@Jessica, if you have all those benzodiazepines in your body, probably built up, you do have an addiction problem.

angelswings   August 28th, 2009 2:54 pm ET



Lori   August 28th, 2009 2:56 pm ET


sherry   August 28th, 2009 2:59 pm ET

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DID I MISS?????

8080   August 28th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

Once in the history of MJ- the tabloids can't scream addict. Murray gave him each and every one of those drugs via IV- To think is was as simple as MJ wanting to sleep.

Anne   August 28th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

primary: acute propofol intoxication
contributing: benzodiazepam effect

Conrad Murray gave both but Klein got him on the benzodiazepams

So they are both going down, if you ask me.

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:02 pm ET

WOW,,,,,Anne,so its official?

simba   August 28th, 2009 3:06 pm ET

The term "surrogate" has a specific legal definition in California. By that definition, Debbie Rowe does not fit. She was the wife in a lawful marriage. Her children are presumed to be her husband's children, absent a challenge in the first two years of life.

One could say that Ms. Rowe sold the children, because she got a substantial settlement. But MJ was a very wealthy man; it would be grossly unfair for her to be left with nothing when the marriage ended.

What doesn't make any sense, to me at least, was MJ paying Lisa Marie millions. They were only married for two years. There were no children, by Lisa Marie's design. And as the sole heir to Elvis Presley's estate, she was already rolling in hundreds of millions of dollars. She should have paid MJ for wasting his time.

Alicia   August 28th, 2009 3:09 pm ET

Why would Michael Jackson's relatives report to anyone that they found heroin in his house? I don't understand that? Why would they do that, especially since it wasn't even heroin? What are they trying to prove or accomplish?

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:14 pm ET

ALICIA???????????? heroine>????????????? what,

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 3:15 pm ET


Reported was not heroin.

Samantha - South Africa   August 28th, 2009 3:16 pm ET

The New York Post isn't even actually a 'credible' paper so to say........NO COMMENT!!!!

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:17 pm ET

so where did the heroine comment come from?

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 3:26 pm ET


Bad reporting on assumptions!

Jessica   August 28th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

Eli: I said they didn't call it a drug overdose–as in he didn't overdose himself. I believe he had an addiction to these drugs in order to fall asleep and the doctor recognized he was addicted to propofol. He was not an addiction specialist or anesthesiogist, and to be intelligent enough to become a cardiologist, he would have known he was not qualified here. He would have KNOWN BETTER , so this is homicide.

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:32 pm ET

whats up with this marajuaina?????????????? this is crazy

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 3:33 pm ET


Probably belonged to Murray as MJ ws found in Murray's room.....just my assumption. Who knows if it is true.

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:33 pm ET

I have never seen the media go after anyone like this who knows what is truth or fuction anymore,,,,,,,,,,,none of this makes sence

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

MIchae was in the DOCTORS room???????????

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 3:35 pm ET

Jessica, it might not have been an acute overdose of benzo's, but for sure MJ became resistent and needed more and more over the year. That's why he started to turn to propofol, because the other drugs did not work anymore. He should have been weened of the benzo's as well. Why give a drug if it doesn't work anymore or only in big quantities?

Dr Pinsky said yesterday on LKL that, asuming the doses of the time line were right, the benzo's given to MJ on the eve of his death, was a dosis to knock out an "elephant".

Watch the list again and see this can be qualified as some sort of overdose.

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:37 pm ET

fiction,,,,,sorry misspelled due to severe anger and excitment

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 3:46 pm ET


The main cause of death is "accute propofol intoxication"....the other drugs added to it.

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

I am ging to come back to the blog this evening,,,,,,,,,,,,I am so mad right now!~ I cant understad all this drug crap,,,,,,,,,,,,,to bad we cant test see if he has maryjane in his system!~ tryin to pin all these drugs on Michael, they would have you believe Michael lived as the devil himself,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I cant believe all this crap ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, so against what M.J. stood for,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 3:47 pm ET


I know, why would Murray give him all those drugs!!! Fishy!

rosegarden   August 28th, 2009 3:55 pm ET

As a woman, I truly believe Debbie loves Michael. It's not easy to make a choice to give birth to a child with a man who you don't love, not to mention, she did it twice. Merely best friend relationship is not enough, and pretty obvious, her love is not reciprocal. She never speaks any negative abt him, before or after his death. And as a fan of MJ, we should have gratitude that she stood by him during the trial of 05. The family also accept her, otherwise, she would not be invited to the burial. Pls respect their decision, ultimately, she is the mother of MJ's 2 children, she also said she'd welcome Blanket as her own child as well.
Where were MJ's friends in music industry? Non of those celebrities spoke a word when he needed friends to support him during his dark periods of life in public, but all shed their tears in his memory service, give me a break!

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 3:56 pm ET



sherry   August 28th, 2009 4:06 pm ET


Luda   August 28th, 2009 4:09 pm ET

" She got your baby
It happened fast
If you could only
Erase the past

Every night stance is like takin a chances
It's not about love and romance
And now you're gonna get it..."

Blood on the dance floor by MJ

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 28th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

I'm looking at her picture above and quite frankly I dont see any resemblance to her children!

sherry   August 28th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

And,,,,,,,,,,,,,I have to say,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I was not always a Debbie supporter,mainly because of fear on my part thinking she would want the kids for $,she has proven that is not the case. I give my hat off to her and appologise to her. Out of all this insanity she seems to be by Michael's side, supporting him in a quiet way,,,,,,,,,,,as well as telling the Derm. dr. he's a creep, (my words),,,,,,,,,,,,,,She is one of the only people who has shown some class,,,,, other then her barking at the media b4 the LA Memorial,,,,,,,,,,,and who could blame her for that

sherry   August 28th, 2009 4:11 pm ET

I think, and its only my opioion that Paris looks a lot like her they have the same mouth and jaw line

Luda   August 28th, 2009 4:13 pm ET

Remember when they got married she was already pregnant....

sherry   August 28th, 2009 4:15 pm ET


Luda   August 28th, 2009 4:22 pm ET

I read Aphrodite Jones book and what bothers me is why Debbie testified FOR the accusation, against Michael? Lukely, when Mesereau interviewed her, she could not find something bad to say about Mike, she just could find good things to say so it turned out in favour of Michael... but her first intention was to testify against him... why accepted to testify for the accusation against her children's father... when she new it was not true....

Luda   August 28th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

I'm surprised she didn't visited the children yet...

Luda   August 28th, 2009 4:31 pm ET

They invited her to the memorial and she didn't go....

Sheletta   August 28th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

Well, Well. 4Million Ah?

Well people let me bring you up to date. Yes Debbie Rowe, borne Michael two oldest Children. Yes she was Michael's ex-wife. Now, if any of you read the book by J. Randy Taraborrelli call The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, then you would know why Michael married Ms. Rowe, or should I say Mrs Debbie Rowe-Jackson.

Debbie and Michael where good friends, from the time they met in Dr Kleins office, also at the time Michael was married to Lisa Marie.

sherry   August 28th, 2009 4:46 pm ET

I member that D.Murray had some charges a long time ago of domestic violence,,,,,,,,does anyone else remember that?

well,,,,,,,,,,,,maybe he has a charge or record of marajuaina??????

That one really bothers me because of it being illeagle and not like the other drugs

alisha   August 28th, 2009 4:47 pm ET

I don't she think she should go cuz she don't want anything to do with him or his fam or the kids she should go to HELL!!!!!!!!!!! she don't deserve to see her kids Straight Up!!!!!!!

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 4:47 pm ET


I read Taraborelli and what I read was the following:

MJ was pressing Lisa Marie to have his children. She did not want (yet??) for some reason. One day they were having lunch and MJ says to Lisa Marie that if she doesn't want, Debbie will help him. I could understand Lisa if she was not amused by such a sudden statement.

Tina (Germany)   August 28th, 2009 4:49 pm ET

That is wrong Luda, the attorney wanted her to testify against MJ, they didn't even talk to her before and asked her something, same for others that were called to testify and the attorney didn't even know if it would really be against MJ. The attorney was so sure that he was guilty that he didn't thought for one second that it could end differently.
But it did, Debbie Rowe blew the court room away with her testify.

It is not that a person can just say: Hello here I want to testify against someone. The attorney choose people and he choose them in hope they say something that helps.

But Debbie didn't help.

That is how I understood the case.

Sheletta   August 28th, 2009 4:51 pm ET

Sorry hit submit before I was done:
Well, since Michael wanted children and his wife without honor that Debbie step in and said she would do it for him as a facor. Well, she did exactly that. The first time she miscarrie, and the second and third wasof sucessful. However, since his Mother had problem with Joe Jackson and unwedded children, she did not want to go through that again with her son, so he told Michael, if Debbie is good enought to make a baby then she is good enought to marry. That is why they got married. If any of you think about it they actually never live in the same home. Debbie, went her way and Michael back to neverland.

So, Mrs. Rowe-Jackson, was his wife in name only, and accourse money too. So, I will respect her for she gave him two beautiful children, but other then that she had GREED on the mine also. If not why would she settle a custody agreement for four Million Dollars????

FARAH   August 28th, 2009 4:53 pm ET


Excellent post. I agree with u 100%

alisha   August 28th, 2009 4:53 pm ET

An what about Blanket they should be worried about him what nobody cares about Blanket anymore what about his mom do they even know who she is so did his doctor kill him or what we need answers soon as possible Okay that's all I am done talking about it Latterz homies!!!!!!!!!!

Luda   August 28th, 2009 4:56 pm ET

Taraborrelli, yes, I remember, it's an unauthorized book..

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 4:58 pm ET


do you think it is normal, leaving your present wife in order to get a child by someone else? Why not wait a while and figure out to make the marriage work better? To me it sounded he was impatient.

sherry   August 28th, 2009 4:58 pm ET

The Jackson family just released a statement:

“The Jackson family again wishes to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served.”

sherry   August 28th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Murray was also charged with domestic violence in February 1994 while undergoing a cardiology fellowship at the University of Arizona at Tucson. He stood trial in July of that year and was ultimately acquitted.

Luda   August 28th, 2009 5:02 pm ET

In Jones book, who was at the trial, she plainly says DR testified FOR the accusation, but with his interrogation Meseraeau won.

Rachael   August 28th, 2009 5:06 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a very lovable person and any women that got to marry him and have his children were truly blessed. For the record, Debbie WAS NOT a surrogate (how disrespectful). She was his wife and married Michael because she loved him – her own words. The two oldest children know that she is their mother so it is most appropriate for her to attend Michael’s funeral. Happy Birthday Michael!! You will always be loved and always be missed. Surely, you are enjoying the peace in Heaven that you could not find here.

FARAH   August 28th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

My take on the Dabbie Rowe (DR) issue:
I think DR relay loved MJ. MJ wanted kids and she was the one who was willing to do it ‘only and only’ for MJ. This is what is called love when u do something just for the sake of someone else. She never wanted to be a mother but she did it for MJ. And it goes without saying that bearing children in your womb is no easy task.
The malicious rumors regarding ‘rent a womb’ are indeed sad. Does anyone know it for sure that the money that MJ gave to DR was for bearing his children or just part of a normal divorce settlement? I think the later is the truth.
The two elder kids are those of DR and MJ. MJ was no fool as to give ‘his name’ to somebody else’s kids.
Regarding LMP, I think she loved MJ is her own pathetically selfish way.
I support views expressed by 8080, Tina (Germany), Simba and Rosegarden
Good decision by Jackson family to invite DR.

Patty Anderson   August 28th, 2009 5:13 pm ET

She better go if anything to be there for the children

8080   August 28th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

with MJ the press has 260,000 sets of eyeballs and 150,000 sets of ears. And 900,000 sets of lips

Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

Lisa Marie said that when she thought of having children with MJ all see could see is a GREAT BIG CUSTODAY BATTLE IF THE MARRIAGE DIDNT WORK OUT

TJ   August 28th, 2009 6:00 pm ET

Debbie Rowe's priorities were money and horses. She put them first before her own two children!!! She was well provided for and spent more time taking care of her horses than she did being a loving mother to Paris and Prince Michael!

Samantha - South Africa   August 28th, 2009 6:02 pm ET

@ TJ

The woman calls her animals her 'babies'!

Samantha - South Africa   August 28th, 2009 6:03 pm ET

Its just past midnight in my part of the world and officially 29 August 2009 so I've begun my celebrations...........Happy Birthday Michael (1958 – FOREVER)

Luda   August 28th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

Eli, do you really believe what this book says? Mike was using women like toys, with such a lack of respect? That he had no respect for women and simply saw them as womb?
Because what Taraborrelli writes sounds like this….

Luda   August 28th, 2009 6:19 pm ET

Eli, Lisa Marie said to Oprah that SHE left Michael not him leaving her.... do you really believe what Taraborrelli write???

rosegarden   August 28th, 2009 6:23 pm ET

Agreed with Terri, I read in somewhere else abt the same comment of LMP. What upset me was after the divorce she " broadcast " abt the marriage in every interview that she was not sure if MJ loved her, but she was very into him. Did anyone read she wrote in facebook after MJ's death? BTW it's a very touchable article. I believed they loved each other may be both of them were too young to handle the love between them. Most important, both of them had a big ego between the marriage. LMP is not an easy going person who I don't want to hang out with. Just my personal feeling base on the pictures that I saw.
Debbie in fact defended for MJ if she can, e.g. the masks put on the children's face, she said that was her idea, she was scare because she saw the note, I didn't understand what the note meant while I watching the interview in tv. back then. She also said having the children was the choice between MJ & her, none of anybody's business. I totally respect her statement.

Luda   August 28th, 2009 6:24 pm ET

DR said she didn't want to be a mother, she said she did that as a gift for a friend... if the friend wouldn't have been so rich would have she been so generous????

I doubt.

Luda   August 28th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

Rosegarden, you say too young to handel... they were 30!!!
that's not too young to handel the love between them!!!!!

The note must be the kidnap threat.. Michael said in an interview last year the veils were for that...

irene   August 28th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

She should be.

irene   August 28th, 2009 6:32 pm ET

I have a lot of respect for Mrs Rowe. (Until proven (!) otherwise).

TJ   August 28th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

Samantha of South Africa-We knew where Debbie Rowe priorities were...she didn't give a hoot about raising those two children..she was never there since they were babies. Michael Jackson played a dual role of being the mother and father since the kids were infants!

I never believed she loved MJ..she was more enamored with the money he could provide for her after serving as a surrogate mother. After she had the two babies, Debbie Rowe told MJ 'hasta la vista, baby" and split with the money.

It's an ACT OF SHAM or GOOD PR if Debbie attends MJ's funeral even if she were the kids' mom. I don't want to sound mean but I don't think she belongs there because MJ washed his hands off her a long time ago and no mention of her in his will either. Michael named his mother as the guardian of his children.

Mion   August 28th, 2009 6:53 pm ET

I am not a big fan of Debbie Rowe, however, if the family invited her, then I am sure they don't mind her being there. I think since it is Michael's funeral, whatever his family wishes are should go.

rosegarden   August 28th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

No, TJ, that was MJ's who wanted the children, Debbie respect his decision, this was the deal between both of them-MJ's own children for MJ. If Debbie were the money seeker, she would have done more than that now, like fighting the custody with Katherine. That why I said her love towards MJ is unconditional, only true love can prove.

TJ   August 28th, 2009 7:18 pm ET

Debbie Rowe was able to sucked out extra $4 million in the custody battle with Katherine Jackson. I guess the only reason why the Jacksons extended an invite to her is to just to be polite and also for the children's sake.

Debbie Rowe was more interested in the millions of dollars than the children. She needed the millions of dollars to take care of her horses which was her first love. Being in the horse business is very costly.

Jacquelyn   August 28th, 2009 7:19 pm ET


Well how come at the last court hearing Debbie's lawyer did not put the agreement btw her and Katherine on the table. Her lawyer tried to stop the permanent arrangement and give Katherine only temp custody. The same day Kleins lawyer arrived. So there was no respect. The Judge dismiss that decision and gave Katherine permanent custody. Not Debbie.

Sheletta   August 28th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

TJ: I agreed with what you are saying. People you must remeber and she said it also, that she never wanted to be a mother, she did it out of love for Michael. If you remember she also said she never attended the children Michael did. She does not have a clue what is really means to be a MOM.

Anout Michael begging for drugs....PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEase give me a break. That should had be a wakeup call for Dr Feelgood. He suppose to be a save a life, not take a life. Like I said before, if Dr Feelgood lie about everything else , what makes you think he did not lie about Michael begging for Propofol?

rosegarden   August 28th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

Beg for differ, TJ, don't forget the Jacksons have money & power to fight with her, if they want her out of the family's picture, they don't need to make the fake gesture for the children's sake. If she needed more millions she could have done that before MJ's death.

TJ   August 28th, 2009 7:33 pm ET

Debbie was given $8.5 after she and Michael Jackson divorced. And now, she was able to get an extra $4 million from the Jacksons during the custody battle and Katherine was granted permanent custody of the children. The court respected Michael's wishes in his will.

Debbie Rowe didn't want the children and never wanted to be called mom by them. Therefore, she relinquished her responsibility of motherhood to these children.

irene   August 28th, 2009 7:38 pm ET

He was a human being as well…. a good* one

* %* a son……

A father… *%* *%* A friend…..

Sheletta   August 28th, 2009 7:42 pm ET

TJ: I applause you. Thank you

Susan: AMEN...Those kids only knows one parent as their father and it happens to be Michael

Sheletta   August 28th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

Gene: Don't get mad. That attorney is just stalling to see what other proof that they have on Dr Feelgood.

rosegarden   August 28th, 2009 7:58 pm ET

As I said before Debbie respect MJ's wish that the children are for MJ only. She got the money and never asked for more! Did you have any record to prove that she fought for more money with MJ?

TJ   August 28th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

Sheletta– Thank you and as you know I lay out the facts as they are right on the table. Now, we need to find out when are they're going to finally charged this so called quack "Dr. Feelgood" with manslaughter! I hope they would do it soon because some people on Jane Velez Mitchell's guests panel are worried that this doctor might end up committing suicide and will never be able to testify. I still believe that there are more very shady people involved in Michael's death. Didn't MJ say that he was in fear for his life and told his chef Kai Chase that they were killing him!

Sheletta   August 28th, 2009 8:07 pm ET

TJ: yes that is true. Dr FeelGood, did not thank this up along. I pray that when he is charge that he will come clean by providing other in the plot. Nope, I don't believe it was the chef it was his friend Dick Gregory. Remember Mr Gregory had to take him to the hospital because of his dehydration. He was scare to eat or drink anything from people in his home.

Rosegarden: Oh yes she did. Back in I believed 2003 or 2004, she try to take him back to court for share custody, and it was then she got more money. DR use these kids as a pawn.

Susan   August 28th, 2009 8:24 pm ET

The Department of Family Services & a court judge & pshychologist(trained people) determined that Debbie Rowe, Jackson family & the children should bond through visitation. That visitation is being monitored and a follow up hearing in court on Oct. 2nd will review the circumstances of the kids to make sure the custody deal is going to plan. IMO, Debbie has already visited with the children because re-introducing them at MJ's burial would not be a wise or emotional timing for a first introduction.

MJ wanted children. Debbie offered to provide them. If it wasn't Debbie it would have been another lady. How many ladies out there would have accepted MJ's financial offer? Millions. MJ never wanted to be a married till death do us part man. It was a decision between Debbie & MJ....not us. I do respect Debbie because she is a no-nonsence person. She doesn't tolerate the media, she keeps her private life private and she loves her childen and would protect them in the same manner as she does herself.

rosegarden   August 28th, 2009 8:31 pm ET

The judge grant her the right of sharing custody, I didn't know she asked for money. Was it true?
I need to distract myself from the blog for some hrs, or till next morning. Ever since MJ's dead, I've spent hrs in youtube & internet to catch up his music and all articles abt him for the past. I wake up every morning, the 1st thing is his song pop out in my mind immediately, diff. song every morning. I think I'm going to crazy sooner or later!
I've not read my weekly Time magazine for 4 weeks, don't know what will be the healthy plan about!

Jessica   August 28th, 2009 8:39 pm ET

Eli: I agree, he had become tolerant of these other benzo. drugs and an intelligent and moral doctor, would have realized this and seeked addiction help for Michael. But..this would mean he wouldn't get his money , which is the only reason he was there in the first place.

Susan   August 28th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

Hi Rosegarden:

Judge granted custody to Katherine. Debbie was granted visitation. The money Debbie received was from past spousal support that MJ never paid her. Spousal support was the terminology used for the financial contract MJ & Debbie had signed. The dollar amount due Debbie was sealed in court. No one will know that exact amount MJ owed Debbie.

Luda   August 28th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

After Michael died, Latoya said Debbie never cared for the children and Latoya said: " I know 2 or 3 things about her and I will do everything so she won't get want she wants...."


Celeste Adams   August 28th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

if the family wants her to come people should respect that not judge. and stop saying that she was a bad person. do you no her? and i mean she married michael jackson. i don't no about you but i think he is the nicest person i the world.

Celeste Adams   August 28th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

i miss michael!!!

Susan   August 28th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I follow the papers filed in court on the courts website. It took 3 weeks for the negotiations between Debbie & Katherine to make an agreement and take it into court. The visitation was permitted by the judge with stipulations.

If Debbie's attorney requested joint custody, then there isn't any legal documents filed to prove that. The conversations between Debbie and Katherine were confidential to the public and all court papers in the custody hearing were sealed. We don't know.

Katherine did NOT have to pay Debbie $4 million. This news is incorrect. Debbie's attorney filed in court from the estate for her past due spousal support. There are 2 court cases. 1 is MJ's estate filed under 1 court number. The other case is the custody case filed under another court number.

Luda   August 28th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Hi Susan!

That's right, the 4 millions was a rumour, it had been denied later...

Bella   August 28th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Debbie made Michael happy by giving birth to his two children Price and Paris.

Debbie as far as I have seen has been very supportive and caring for Michael.

Tell me which of Michael's friends who are "real" friends to him, before you judge Debbie. Dr. Klein, or actor Lester? Or those who turned their backs against Michael in his 1994 and 2005 trials?

rosegarden   August 28th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The share custody was granted in 05 after the 2nd false allegation, if I remembered correct, this is the one that I talked of, not the one that recently that she has with the visitation right. That's why I insisted that Debbie does not chase after money, especially she keeps silence abt the amount of money that she received from MJ. I didn't know MJ didn't pay spousal support, if so, why she still got financial support from MJ. I read somewhere that the first 3/4 year was a million and then the following certain years was &750K/yr. and a house that purchased from MJ, cause she complained to him she wanted to move out from Neverland, the media followed her every steps.
I don't trust La Toya, she was the one said MJ molested children in Neverland. Shame on her to stub her own brother!

Luda   August 28th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

MJ was paying the spousal support until she betrayed their agreement.....

Luda   August 28th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Latoya at the time she made those comments about MJ molesting children she was stuck in very controling manipulating marriage, the guy tried to seperate her from Mike and her family... he forced her to say those things... Later she said Michael forgave her because he knew in what kind of relationship she was and Latoya said that he even helped her to get out of that relationship... and she said that after this they became closer as brother & sister....

Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 28th, 2009 11:10 pm ET

I do not believe this story. This coming from the New York Post, who always called Michael out of his proper name. Hmph...rubbish.

Patty Anderson   August 28th, 2009 11:13 pm ET

Good evening evryone. Too much to read wow

ann   August 29th, 2009 4:22 am ET

dont get this michael did not have rowe in the kids lives end of story.michael .happy birthday michael. this is a very sad day

Marymaudehenry   August 29th, 2009 4:29 am ET

Well honestly who cares? The important thing to many of us is that he finally is given a resting place, it horrifies me that he is in a deep freeze somewhere, still alone, I will be glad when the physical parting is over. So much of his life he was mistreated and he is being mistreated in death, I hate the charade.

george   August 29th, 2009 5:24 am ET

Rowe loves her horses & her money..not very classy..

Lisa S   August 29th, 2009 7:06 am ET

george August 29th, 2009 5:24 am ET

Lots of american mums love horses and money and they are still very capable of taking care of their children.

You are making Debbie Rowe into some kind of monster. She has been one of the few acting respectable in all this circus. So many other members in that family speaks out everywhere but she has not so we know very little about what went on between her and Michael.

MAybe some of you are a bit jealouse on her...?

cindelafrance   August 29th, 2009 7:46 am ET

I really don't know who to talk to...As We
all loved Michael Jackson I am really upset
that there is No public viewing or procession
to honor Michael's passing, to show OUR love
as a community
for this unbeleivable beloved Icon.
I feel robbed that I can't have
closure through the process of griefing,

I want to cry and say good-bye. He was part
of my family

Maureen (UK)   August 29th, 2009 8:02 am ET

I'm hoping we can honour Michael on thurday but I'm not sure what the TV coverage will be like.

Sheletta   August 29th, 2009 8:03 am ET

Cindelfrance: You are not the only one that is feeling that way. But, the family want's his burial to be private. I've already started celebrating Michael B'day Friday night and will continue tonight. I is a dong shame that he is not here to celebrate his B'day with his children.

Tessa   August 29th, 2009 8:20 am ET

Any woman who is offered millions of dollars to be the surrogate mother for MJ will be willing to do it! She doesn't have to be in love with Michael Jackson to do it. It has been rumored that Michael even offered one of the ladies in his entourage to be the surrogate mother for his 4th child and she was willing to do it for the money.

Sheryl   August 29th, 2009 9:42 am ET

RRespectfully remembering Michael on his birthday.

Lisa S   August 29th, 2009 10:29 am ET

Bella August 28th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Right on the spot.

Farewell   August 29th, 2009 11:30 am ET

Hello Sheletta: Good Morning to you! Today is Michael's Birthday, me too I started to celebrate last night and today I deceided that I want to go to California and my son and I are living tomorrow, even tough I cannot be near the Forest Lawn on Thursday , maybe Friday I can go and at least know that I was there, it sounds crazy but I want to do it!
I had some things happening to me in the last month that I don't want to talk about here. And I will go and say Good-Bye to Michael at his last address.

Karen in Texas   August 29th, 2009 11:35 am ET

I am not going to comment on Micheal's choices in life – he made them for reasons only he knows and that is his business. On this day of great saddness or celebration however you see it, all I would like to say is Happy 51st Birthday and may you finally rest in peace and the heavenly angels grant your every wish. Miss you more than you will ever know.

Nancy Endari   August 29th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

it is really good that the family are bonding together and they welcome Debbie to be involved. No matter what, Debbie is still their birth mother. I am happy to know this.

Janice   August 29th, 2009 12:52 pm ET

Until someone with a name and not "sources" says this is happening I will not believe it.

I am not saying there is anything wrong with it . I am saying that I refuse to believe all the junk newspapers and tabloids put out just to stay connected to the Michael Jackson story and increase their readership.

I am going to add this to the pile of unconfirmed trash.

vitoria   August 29th, 2009 2:17 pm ET

John are you a racist !

vitoria   August 29th, 2009 3:22 pm ET

That question was for jdf from hell !

NK   August 29th, 2009 4:00 pm ET

Lisa S–You are definitely wrong! People aren't jealous of Debbie Rowe but are totally disgusted of how she came across on several interviews. After giving birth to those two children, she came across as not having any maternal instincts or not even having any kind of loving emotions as a mother towards Paris and Prince Michael. She said that she never wanted the children to call her mother and never tended to their care since day 1! Michael was the one who took on the role of mother and father! Debbie Rowe took off with the money and started raising horses instead of raising her children. If she really did love MJ and the children, Debbie would have stayed in the marriage. She's a very oddball whom MJ should have never married!

Terrie   August 29th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

Lisa S–I disagree with you totally...absolutely no one is jealous of Debbie Rowe. What really disgust alot of MJ fans is the way she conducted herself on those past interviews..she specifically and emphatically stated that she gave those children as a gift to Michael, never want the children to call her mother, and relinquished her motherhood responsibilities to MJ. What kind of woman is that?????? She never showed any maternal instincts, no motherly love, and never was there for the children since day 1. Debbie Rowe was never there to change their diapers, get up early to give their bottles, never bathed them, and never fed them. Michael was the mother and father to Paris and Prince Michael since they were infants.

If Debbie Rowe truly loved Michael, she would have stuck by him through thick and thin and helped raise those children instead of raising horses. She left Michael ,took off with the divorce settlement, and raised horses at her ranch!

rosegarden   August 29th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

His moves & dance were full of force & vigor in stage, I still can't believe he's left us.
I'll miss you forever, Michael.

Sheletta   August 29th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

UK: YOU ARE exactly right. DR never wanted children and she said that herself. DR did this for Michael, because he wanted to be a father, she done this for a friend(these are her own words), The only reason that he married DR is because that is what his Mother wanted him to do. DR stay married to Michael long enought to have his third child Paris, after that he wanted a Divorce which granted and she took the Money and ran. DR these is her own words said she never allow her kids to call her mom, but would call her Ms. Rowe. These are all in her own words.

Sheletta   August 29th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

NINA Yirdaw: The are showing tribute of Michael on BET right now.

Farewell   August 29th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

@ Sheletta, Hi! You know Mrs.Jackson is the matriarch of the family, she has the last word ! She waS the one who decided to change the day of the burial , not because was his birthday, but because as a Jeovah Witness they don't blieve in Birthday's or other kind of celebrations. I was readind about the religion and about death they have a unique view. They believe that when you die , authomaticaly you don't have any consciense anymore and you are only a memory in God's memory. They don't want to go to heaven, their heaven is on earth, evrything you do is here. Very interesting point of view!

Farewell   August 29th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I am not here to defend DR , but if that is true and I believe it is! She really had those children for Michael . He said in an interview to the infamous Bashir that she couldn't handle children ! I believe that this is the real story . She is Mrs. Rowe to them , is ironic because most of Michael's problems with his Father were that Joe usted to say to Michael to you I am Joseph not Daddy. Well... Is all so sad! I just hope that Prince, Paris and Blanket can have a more normal life and they can understand and fogive what is to forgive, because their Daddy loved them more than life itself and their were his world , his life and I understand Michael !

Sheletta   August 29th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Farewell: I have no problem with what Mrs. Jackson changing the burial date. Her beleif's are important to herm which is understanding. Now, if memory serves me right Michael was no longer a Jeovah Witness, Therefore, Michael and Michael kids did celebrate B'days and Holidays also. So, what is this telling the kids that they will no longer celbrate these things and that hey have to become Jeohava's now? I am not trying to make things seem difficult but there are lots of question that need's to address. So as everyone else has done I need to respect Mrs Jackson wishes. But I still pray for Michael's spirit.

Jacquelyn   August 29th, 2009 9:47 pm ET


The reason they called them by their names and not mom and dad was for business purposes so it stayed with them. It said so in one of the documentaries. But all in all there was still respect and love. If you notice their rarely called them by their names but will say their mother and father

Sheletta   August 29th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Michael and his siblings NEVER called their father , Dad or father, he was always's Joeseph to them. Michael said in a interview with Oprah back in 1993 that he wished that he could had call his father DAD.

Jacquelyn   August 29th, 2009 9:59 pm ET


I know what he said on Oprah I also so other interviews as well when he said my mother and father in public. I know he wished he could have called them like other children do.

Shannon   August 29th, 2009 11:18 pm ET

What kind of a mother would leave her children the way she left hers! She was in it for the money. No amount of money on this earth would ever keep me away from my children. She is a disgrace -she was a surrogate and that is all. She gave her rights up a long time ago.

Patty Anderson   August 29th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

Ok where is everyone??

Pat   August 29th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

this is a good thing and I hope Debbie attends the funeral. She gave Michael two out his three most beautiful precious gifts – Prince & Paris.

the jacksons have exploited Michael so much that I don't care about their privacy, I'm hoping to see pictures.

jdf from holland   August 30th, 2009 2:53 am ET


TJ   August 30th, 2009 8:03 am ET

Sheletta and Shannon– I agree with you guys! Debbie Rowe loved the money and her horses more than those children. She was the "Absentee Mother/Missing In Action Mother" since those babies were born. She maybe the so called biological mother but she only served as the surrogate mom for those two children. Debbie Rowe never had the making of a mother..she probably doesn't even know the meaning of the term Mom! It is so sad to see a woman put financial greed before her flesh and blood children!

The children are better off with Katherine Jackson and their aunts who will see that they will have a much more stable and healthy living environment and normal childhood.

Lynda Hansen   August 30th, 2009 10:08 am ET

I think it is wonderful the Jackson family invited her. That shows maturity and open communication for the children's sake. Whatever went on between Michael and Debbie as far as to have children is their business. Sadly, another invasion onto someone's life. Making it freaky. People do this sort of thing everyday, and it not considered freaky. TO Michael and to his children and to the mother of his children: SOME OF US LOVE YOU MORE and RESPECT WHAT YOU DID THAT RESULTED IN TWO LOVELY CHILDREN

Terrie   August 30th, 2009 10:22 am ET

I wished MJ was still alive and he certainly would had deserved the "Parent of the Year" award. He worked hard to be the best father/mother for these children. They are very well behaved and very polite.

Sheletta   August 30th, 2009 10:46 am ET

Jl: Thank you. All I was doing is stating the truth about DR.

Naza Ragimova   August 30th, 2009 4:41 pm ET

She must be invited without fail,nevertheless she was more than simply a surrogate mother for that two beautiful childen,but I think it wasn`t a love story!May be I am wrong...

CECe   August 30th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

A month ago when they said no money exchanged, that Dedbbie Rowe would have supervised visit. That was a lie. Now we hear she got four millions. The Jackson lied, which is not just like them. This family pretends to be high and mighty, but they arent. Especially the Daddy, Jermaine and Latoya.

Sheletta   August 30th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

CECe: I pointed this out I believe Friday or Saturday about DR and four million Dollars. The same goes to her getting spousal support from a person who is dead. I've never heard of that before.

cc   August 30th, 2009 10:49 pm ET

I agree with you Dave. I do think Debbie shouldnt have took the money and she should of told michael that if were not going to be together that is fine. I need to be apart of my kids life. Yeah they had a friendship and iam sure it was sexual when they were together his a man. I wouldnt have taken the money my morals and value of family so different. In the bashir interview Debbie say she decided to leave him because of constant tabloid and media around. She couldnt deal with it. Michael seemed like a good man no matter what he takes care of his woman like a real man.

cc   August 30th, 2009 10:56 pm ET

Iam not trying to offend anyone. Michael needed a down to earth woman. A strong woman that could let him know and hear the truth if he had that he would probably be alive. Someone to keep him grounded. Debbie Rowes and other women nononon. Just like the black girl in his video Tiatiana she liked him he woldnt give her a chance. Just dont understand why he couldnt find a sistaa.

Sheletta   August 30th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

CeCe: I know what you mean, but let's face it we all have differen t likes when it comes to relationships.

Jacquelyn   August 30th, 2009 11:15 pm ET


He was in Love with a black woman before. But these two women he married seems more like a business deal then real love. Your not offending anyone. It is what it is.

Pat M   August 30th, 2009 11:32 pm ET


Flicking through Cable Channels today I happened upon a 1992 Concert in Bucharest that Michael performed. His Talents were unbelievable! The drama, special effects, choreography, were awesome! He put 200% of himself in every set! The performance was two hours or more! There were 4 million at the concert in complete awe! He had it all, the whole package. I'm 50ish and enjoyed every moment !

Such a Tragic Loss! He was truly one of a kind. A Phenomenon! So Sad. Rest in Peace Michael. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Lora Ottawa Canada   August 31st, 2009 8:41 am ET


I'm skeptical of Rowe also......why do you think she went to court threatening to sue for support........SHE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HER SPOUSAL SUPPORT WOULD NOT STOP!

I dont think she was as innocent as people claim she is.....I was watching the Man in the Mirror movie the other night and in one part during his Dangerous tour Klein and Rowe appeared in his dressing why would a doctor bring his nurse with him to see a patient???? Strange!

Sheletta   August 31st, 2009 1:06 pm ET

Lora: I wanted to see that so badly, but they had a special on ted kennedy, on Larry King show, and I kept looking for it and it never came on. I would like to know what was klein and debbie doing at his tour concert?

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