Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Jackson Family Twitter Tree, An Exercise in Boredom

So I was looking at Randy Jackson’s twitter this morning and realized he was suddenly only following one person, guess who? Janet. Since Tito jumped ship from the kidnapping team, Tito is the only member of Team Greed who is following any non-kidnapper siblings. Randy and Janet only follow each other. Tito and Jackie follow all the siblings with an active twitter.  Marlon does not follow Jermaine. La Toya doesn’t follow Janet, Randy, or Tito.  Paris doesn’t follow, Randy, Jermaine, Janet, or Jackie. Prince doesn’t follow Marlon, which may just be an oversight, trust me it’s hard to keep them all straight and see who is missing from whose follow page.

Anyway, I was in need of a mind distracting puzzle and this is what I chose. Looks like Randy and Janet are likely the final two members of the rebel militia. Click through to see who follows and doesn’t follow who on twitter. Note: The Jacksons followed by each person are listed in order of most recently added to the first one added.


As of today,

Randy Jackson follows one person: Janet Jackson.

Jermaine Jackson follows 84 people and  5 Jacksons: Jermaine Jackson II, big space, Janet Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson.

Janet Jackson follows 18 people but only one Jackson: Randy.

Rebbie Jackson  No verified account

Tito Jackson follows 13 people and 10 Jacksons: Jermaine Jackson, Taj Jackson, TJ Jackson, Genevieve Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Janet Jackson, Latoya Jackson, Siggy Jackson.

Jackie Jackson follows 967 people and 18 Jacksons: Janet Jackson, big space Jermajesty Jackson, Brandi Jackson, Siggy Jackson, Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson, big space  Marlon Jackson, big space Randy Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Donte Jackson, Jermaine Jackson II, Randy Jackson Jr, Jaafar Jackson, Genevieve Jackson, TJ Jackson, Taj Jackson.

Marlon Jackson follows 26 people and 12 Jacksons: La Toya Jackson, Taryll Jackson, Donte Jackson, Randy Jackson Jr, Jaafar Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson, Genevieve Jackson, Tito Jackson, Taj Jackson, TJ Jackson.

La Toya Jackson follows 134 people and 12 Jacksons: Marlon Jackson, big space, TJ Jackson, big space that includes Danielle Staub!,  Jackie Jackson, Genevieve Jackson, Taryll Jackson, space. Jermaine Jackson, Jaafar Jackson, big space, Randy Jackson Jr., Donte Jackson, Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson, big space with lots of housewives, Taj Jackson.

Paris Jackson follows 638 people and 13 Jacksons: Marlon Jackson, Taryll Jackson, big space, Tito Jackson, big space, Genevieve Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson, big space, Jermaine Jackson II, space, Siggy Jackson, huge space, TJ Jackson, Randy Jackson Jr., La Toya Jackson, Jaafar Jackson, Donte Jackson, Price Jackson.

Price Jackson follows 232 and 13 Jacksons: Genevieve Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Taryll Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson, Randy Jackson, Donte Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, TJ Jackson, (those were all grouped on top as if recently added, then big space), Paris Jackson, (the following were added before 3/11/11) Jaafar Jackson.

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Jackson Family Drama: Randy is Tweeting, and Janet’s Motivations are Revealed

Randy Jackson is back on twitter linking to this blog saying this is why he is worried about his mother. Howard Weitzman, on the the attorneys for the state has sent the following statement to TJ Jackson as co-guardian of the kids regarding the whackadoodle faction of the Jackson family.

“Given the circumstances of the last two weeks, and in order to protect the children and Mrs. Jackson, the Executors believe that it would not be appropriate to allow the following individuals to enter the residence or its grounds and we instruct the security to preclude the following from entering the residence or the grounds: Randy Jackson and any of his children, Janet Jackson, Rebbie Jackson and any of her children, Jermaine Jackson, his wife and any of his children, Janice Smith, or anyone else who was involved in the recent events that led to Mrs. Jackson’s separation from and inability to communicate with Michael’s children, or any agents or representatives of any of these individuals,” There will be no other security or drivers allowed on the property except those employed by the Estate of Michael Jackson. Joe Jackson is precluded from entering the property. Howard Mann who is in litigation against the Estate and is working with the Jackson siblings that wrote the “letter” should also not be allowed on the premises.”

Randy considers this a nefarious plot by the estate to endanger Katherine. Dude, the people listed as being unwelcome on the property are the people that kidnapped her last week. How is this unreasonable?  Janet needs to come take your iphone.

Today the New York Post has a lengthy article written by Stacey Brown, a longtime friend of the Jackson family, that claims a Jackson sibling as a source. That sibling attempts to explain why Janet is on the wrong end of this mess. Again, it’s a money issue.  Apparently, just like Michael, Janet doesn’t want to have to support the other family members either.  See the very interesting excerpts below. Continue reading

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Adrienne Maloof’s Husband Paul Files for Legal Separation

Is this even really news?  Didn’t Brandi make some comment at the reunion about Adrienne’s marriage being…I forget how she put it but she made a comment that implied that Adrienne’s marriage was …less than ideal. Just from watching the show, you never see Adrienne being affectionate toward Paul. She seemed to have at best a cold indifference to him. Rumors are all over the Internet that Paul and Adrienne have an open marriage.  There are all sorts of marriages in this day and age. Particularly in marriages that have financial entanglements that are difficult to tease apart.  With Paul filing, it says to me that perhaps one of his other relationships has become emotionally committed and he wants a more traditional sort of marriage with a deeper emotional component.

Adrienne recently went all Taylor Armstrong on Brandi for bad mouthing her on twitter by getting her lawyer to send a cease and desist letter to Brandi.  For the most part Brandi is just repeating the rumors circulating that Adrienne and Paul’s marriage was not a traditional marriage. A few months ago Brandi accused Adrienne of planting false stories about her.  Adrienne apparently made Brandi the target for all the conversations going on in their hood. Everyone is entitled to have whatever mutually agreed upon situation they’d like with their spouse. But people will find out eventually, and you can’t control what others say about your arrangement with lawyers and intimidation. Refusing to travel or film with your cast is not a good look either. Especially, when the other person who followed that path this season was Taylor Armstrong.

Adrienne is now saying that she has to do what is best for the kids. I would think it would have been best not to mention them at all, rather than make it seem they are the cause for the divorce. In fact, I would not have suggested making a statement to Radar Online, or any other media source. Taylor just made a statement that her daughter is happier since her father’s suicide, and now Adrienne is saying that she is divorcing for the sake of her children? These two must have really gotten close while the rest of the cast was in Paris. They are like two peas in a pod all the sudden.

One thing is for certain, this will be a long an complicated divorce. The Maloof side of the investments have been losing money and in disarray for a couple of years. I don’t know what Paul has a stake in but he’s going to need to do some legal maneuvering to get out from under the investment losses. Perhaps that is why Adrienne agreed to let him file. The 50/50 divorce rule in CA applies to debt as well as assets.

Thoughts?

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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Sonya Morgan Edition

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Kile Glover Laid to Rest in Atlanta This Morning

Kile Glover, son of Tameka Foster and Ryan Glover was laid to rest this morning following a service at Wieuca Baptist Church. The arrangements were made by Willie A. Watkins funeral home. The service was a top of the line production that would have made Phaedra Parks proud. Hundreds of mourners attended the service in formal attire. The casket was removed from the church in a processional that included trumpeteers.  Pictured left in a gray suit, is Kile’s father Ryan.  Tameka Foster can be seen behind him with her surviving children. Kile was 11 years old.

Nene Leakes and her Boo Gregg returned from LA on the redeye to attend the funeral this morning. Cynthia Bailey and hubby Peter were also said to be in attendance.  This surprises me. I would have expected Kandi and Phaedra to attend. So far I have no confirmation of that.  Update: Phaedra was there. I am not surprised given her obsession with funerals.

Photo Credits: Butch Dill (Getty Images)

More Photos added below…

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Randy Jackson Done Lost His Everlovin’ Mind, Y’all

Randy has been tweeting for the past few days like a mad man. In his latest twitlonger complete with number points, he claims that the Estate is trying to isolate Katherine from her family so that they can kill her.  Also that the estate is using the media to spin the family drama. Oh and also that the bad people around Michael are the ones the estate is trying to keep around Katherine.  Um Randy, that would be you. You and your three siblings are the ones that took Katherine to the Arizona desert and holed her up with no contact with the outside world for ten days. You are the one that sent the quackadoodle doctor out to diagnose Katherine with…the need for isolation away from the children she is raising. You are the one feeding stories to X17 that make no sense and that no one believes. That’s all on you, Randy. If anyone is trying to kill your mother, it’s YOU.

Meanwhile, thanks to you kidnapping your mother, Randy, an investigator has been sent to the school to pull Paris, Prince and Blanket out of their classes to be individually interviewed about who they feel comfortable living with so the judge can decide what to do about Katherine since you finally got her home after a nearly day long ride presumably on a horse and buggy across three states. Good job, Randy. Now the kids school day isn’t even protected from this ridiculous family feud.


I never thought I’d be typing this, Randy, but listen to La Toya and just shut up. She is right, you are dragging the Jackson family name through the mud. You should be aware that your family name was not particularly pristine before you began this vendetta. Y’all get all excited that Paris tweets that her grandmother is missing, and yet how many stories have you put on  X17? How many Good Morning America interviews have you granted?  Newflash: your spin on this story isn’t flying with anyone.

It seems that Katherine has agreed to let TJ do the heavy lifting when it comes to raising the kids and Katherine can be a co-guardian in charge of being a nurturing grandmother. Why does that bother you so much Randy? All the parties involved are in agreement, what’s it to you?

In other news, your ridiculous stunts have now made there was to Conrad Murray in solitary confinement. He’s added Katherine to his visitation list because he thinks she might need a friend.  Sure, he sorta kinda killed Michael, but he’s still a step above you. You are trying to kill your own mother. So go back and read your twitlonger again, Randy and replace the names of all the people you are accusing  of things, with your own name.

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Richard Hinds To Be Tried as an Adult in Tokyo

Two preliminary court proceedings were held in Tokyo this week. On Thursday, the family of Nicola Furlong, including her parents and her sister, attended court to give  victim impact statements. Nicola’s father gave the statement to the court outlining the tragic impact Nicola’s death has had on their lives. When Andrew Furlong gave his address to the court the defendant, Richard Hinds, was seated well in front of him with his back to the courtroom and family. The family did not come face to face with the defendant.

On Friday, the court made the decision to try Hinds as an adult, despite being considered a minor, at age 19, under Japanese law. If found guilty, the maximum penalty under the adult court system will be life in prison, as opposed to five years for a minor. In addition to the much greater penalties, the court proceedings in adult court will be much more open giving access to the public and media. The video above shows the parents positive response to the ruling as well as pictures of the hotel where the death occured and the courtroom. I’ll keep you updated as I find out new information on the case.

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Willie Hantz is in the Clink for DUI

Willie Hantz, who was ejected from Big Brother six days ago appears to still be having some issues over his hasty eviction from the house for headbutting loud mouth Joe.  In the wee hours this morning, Willie was arrested for DUI in Lafayette Parish and is currently in the clink on $750 bail. I wonder which Hantz will come bail him out. I’d bet on Brandon before Russell or Shawn. Poor Willie.
Meanwhile, it looks like Willie’s team mate JoJo will suffer for Willie’s behavior this week. She is on the chopping block and likely to go home. Mostly for the Willie affiliation but also because she NEVER SHUTS UP.

UPDATE: Apparently there was a huge bar fight in a parking lot and police were breaking it up and dispersing the crowd sucessfully when Willie zoomed INTO the parking lot everyone else was leaving and jumped out of his shiny yellow 2012 Camero.  Sounds like he was there to defend someone if you ask me. Meanwhile the cops didn’t take too well to Willie being drunk and aggressive and Willie tried to run but was caught quickly and booked on DUI. Oh Willie!

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Katherine Jackson Is Back Home With Prince, Paris and Blanket

Last night after midnight, Paris tweeted that her grandma was still not home.  Marlon was also tweeting that he still had no idea where his mother was and why she was not home at 12:39 a.m. At 2:51 a.m. Paris tweeted that Katherine was home and that she has been up for 23 hours. Then Prince Michael posted the following on twitter at 4:31 a.m.

I would first like to start off this tweet by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family, my dad really appreciated your support and I still treasure it to this day. As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holding off on backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side. As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt. The following image is of a group chat I had started to several family members. This group text message I had started was replied to but they didn’t know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. “If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth”

-Michael Jackson Jr.

 There are a lot of interesting things about this tweet. First, notice Rebbie is “Aunt Rebbie”  but Aunt Janet is “Janet Jackson.”  It also seems that Prince was waiting on his grandmother to get home and talk to her before he started putting people on blast. He makes a point to show us that Janet, in particular, is behind separating Katherine from MJ’s kids. What on earth is going on with Janet? While Randy and Jermaine have a history of this sort of thing, Janet’s behavior is surprising.  Also, as a former teacher, I’d like to give Prince an ‘A’ for making his point with clarity and a lack of escalating language.  Also, since when does Prince call himself “Michael Jackson Jr.?”  Part of me wonders if this was written by a 15 year old boy. If so, he seems quite intelligent.

It is obvious that the kids were kept from Katherine just as the siblings not in on the nefarious plot were.  Paris says she is going into hibernation due to lack of sleep, and who can blame her. I hope Prince continues to keep us updated from the Calabasas camp as the story continues…

UPDATE: Suspicions continue over whether Prince actually sent that tweet. It was sent shortly after Paris went to bed (4:02 a.m.).  Just after 2 pm today, the tweet was removed. According to Alan Duke who is a CNN reporter with close ties to the story, a tweet was then put up claiming Prince’s account was hacked. Then that tweet was also removed. WHATEVER DOES IT ALL MEAN? :)

Breaking NEWS: The kids are back on their twatters! Prince has regained his account and put the above statement and photo back on his timeline. This is great news for me because they give the best dirt!

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The Uno Picture WAS Taken at Miraval

I can verify that the Uno picture was in fact taken at Miraval Resort. It looks like Katherine was in Villa 16. You can match up the lattice work behind Rebbie’s kid. I research this because a commenter suggested that Katherine could have been brought to Miraval today for the news conference.  The villa rents for about $2,000 a night and is over 3,000 square feet inside with a large area of about the same square footage outside. This explains why the marketing director for Miraval was there. Clearly they worked a publicity deal to pay the nearly $20K in costs. I wonder if they had the TVs taken out to keep Katherine from seeing the news.

Click throught to see Uno Picture.

Also Alan Duke was on Dr. Drew tonight around 9:30 p.m. EST and Katherine was “still traveling” home. I wonder if she will be home by the time I wake up tomorrow.

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Katherine Jackson’s Complete Statement to ABC News

Earlier today, ABC News filmed this statement at Miraval Spa in Tuscon (As opposed to where Marlon was told she was, Canyon Ranch why did Randy lie to Marlon?) The video will air tonight at 11:35 on Nightline. No questions were allowed by the Nightline crew. She was reading a written statement. Probably written by Randy, or possibly a twelve year old, based on the text below.

Hello, I’m Katherine Jackson, and there are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped and held against my will.

I am here today to let everybody know that I am fine and I am here with my children, and my children would never do a thing to me like that, holding me against my will. It’s very stupid for people to think that.

But anyway, I am devastated that while I’ve been away, that my children, my grandchildren, have been taken away from me, and I’m coming home to see about that, also.

So I spoke to my grandson, TJ, last night, that I left there to be in charge of my children — and I never leave home without leaving them with instructions of who to stay there with them, the nanny and all of them — and someone had let go the cook, the nanny, and also the housekeepers. I don’t know who did that but they don’t have that power and they shouldn’t have done it.

And now, the people are saying they are there with nothing to eat. I am sure they have something to eat but it’s probably not healthy because the cook is not there.


But since I have also been away, my guardianship, which I just said, my children, have been taken away from me, my guardianship has been taken away from me. And, but, I spoke to my grandson TJ and also I spoke to Prince and Paris last night and told him I would be home today and they’re waiting for me to come.

And I told him it wasn’t necessary for him to go down and sign for guardianship. … I don’t know who instructed him to do that — but that’s what, but he wanted me to come home before that happened, but the ruling in court today was about the guardianship and I think it was based on a bunch of lies, but I have a good idea who’s doing that and who’s behind that.

But I am grateful for my children that they saw that I needed rest and they wanted to take me away for a while, just a short vacation and rest up. But one thing I have to say … that I’m here at Miraval. They have taken good care of me and have made sure that I got the rest that I needed.

One reason I haven’t called is I just gave up my phone and I didn’t want to have any phone calls while I was here.

My assistant, Janice Smith, have been calling back home to see how things were going and she had been keeping in contact with my nephew, I mean my grandson, and he says everything is going fine. But I was still thinking about the children and I still worry about them, but they are fine.

Before I left, as I said, I put everything in order with the appropriate people to take care of my children for me and it’s really bad to hear that what’s going on at home, and the children have been taken away — but I know that … I’ll get there in time to get them back. And after I finish this, I will be on my way home.

I have to thank Miraval again for taking very good care of me and making sure I got good rest.
We don’t get much — we saw an electric show because it was lightening and we saw a rainbow.
I had a very good time here — and if anyone wants to rest I think they should come here.

Because there’s a lot of lies that have been put out there and I am going home to straighten them out and this kind of stuff doesn’t make sense. So I want to say goodbye and I am on my way home.

Still no confirmation yet, that Katherine has arrived back in LA.

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Nene Has a New Bra, But the Same Old Do-Boy

Nene Leakes is in LA promoting The New Normal at the TCA Summer Press Tour 2012.  Nene has been photographed several times lately showing off this black bra. Apparently she is quite proud of it. As usual, Gregg is following in her wake fetching and stepping like a good little do-boy.  According to The Hollywood Reporter while speaking with the press on sectional sofas, Nene summoned Gregg over to her, said something and he returned quickly with a pink Cosmopolitan and faded back into the woodwork. In true Nene go-getter fashion, she was one of the very last people to leave the event working everyone in the room. The New Normal is being boycotted by the same crazy homophobes that boycotted JCPenney for making Ellen Degeneres a spokesperson for the chain. I don’t understand why people don’t just turn the channel if there is something on the TV they don’t like.

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