I continue to be worried about Michael Jackson’s kids. Especially, Blanket. He is perpetually sad and nervous in pictures. In this one he looks like he has a black eye. Can no one brush his hair? Or Prince’s hair? Buy them some decent clothes? This distresses me.
I pulled this picture off the Daily Mail today and was sad to see that Blanket Jackson has this miserable expression in every picture. There are many pictures of MJ’s kids shilling for this new ginseng drink, MrPink and each one Blanket looks either sad or exhausted or both. What’s wrong with Blanket, y’all? This is not the first time I’ve noticed this about Blanket. It seems to be his expression in lots of pictures in the media.
In other news, I am dying to know who the owners of MrPink are. Their website doesn’t really say but they are getting a lot of publicity lately. They are the official drink of the Dodgers and have managed to get lots of celebrity endorsements. Clearly it is someone with deep pockets, but who? Anyone know?
Update: Chris Stark has investigated and believes that MrPink is in fact owned by the Michael Jackson estate. See Comments below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alan Duke just told us on HLN that Katherine has a cell phone and is in a car riding home and is talking to people. She is realizing for the first time that she was the focus of international news and seems shocked and confused. Perry Sanders, who is Katherine’s lawyer, says he spoke to her in the car and she sounds fine and dandy and this is all a big misunderstanding. Sanders doesn’t seem have any problem with Katherine up and leaving the kids and just brushes everything off as a non-event. Sanders says Katherine is totally competent to raise the kids. Sanders met with Janet and Jermaine in Tuscon yesterday but he was not able to see Katherine. He doesn’t seem to think that is weird, She was just on a vacation. Nothing to see here.
Marlon told HLN he had a plane on standby to get her home today. She talked to all her kids this morning. Marlon said Randy told him his mother was at Canyon Ranch in Tuscon and he later found out that was not the real location. Apparently someone from Team Randy decided to drive the 82 year old five hundred miles home rather than let Marlon fly her in.
TMZ is reporting that the phone call that distressed TJ last night occurred at 2 a.m. and again at 4 a.m. and that Katherine was demanding Trent and the entire security team be fired and replaced by Janet’s security team. The biggest mystery of all is why Janet seems to be on the wrong side of this war. Maybe Janet’s finances are not what we believe them to be? It just seems to me she would be on Jackie’s side. And Jackie is reportedly FURIOUS at Team Randy. TJ claims that Katherine sounded drugged and was not speaking in a normal fashion. So she was up all night drunk dialing people on whatever they have her doped up on and today she is just fine and healthy in a car?
Meanwhile, La Toya, who is in LA, is tweeting about the Colorado shooting, and the earthquake in Marina Del Ray and her usual “love, light and positivity” stuff she always tweets. I picture her with her fingers in her ears singing “la la la la la I’m not listening la la la la”.
This just in, Katherine Jackson called into ABC to let us know she is just fine and dandy. She told ABC News “There are rumors going around about me that I have been kidnapped, I am here today to let everybody to know that I am good and fine. My children would never do anything to me like that.” She says she “gave up her phone and didn’t want to have any phone calls.” And that she is “devastated that while I’ve been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I’m coming home.”
So twelve hours or so after Randy says she is on the way home, she is still “coming home” I ask again, is she walking? hitchhiking? riding in an ox cart? What?
And yes Katherine, it makes total sense to go on vacation without telling the kids you are legally responsible for or any of your children who were not in on the
kidnapping vacation that you are leaving, or where you are going, or how long you will be gone for. When you abandon children in your care for days and days, they get taken away from you. You’ll be lucky to be allowed in the house, as it doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to the estate, which is essentially the kids. You may have to shack up with Joe in Vegas or something until you get clean from whatever it is you have been on during this time. You did have one of Michael’s crooked doctors caring for you. Jackie needs to take you to your real doctor and demand a drug screening.
And that’s the latest episode of All Katherine’s Children. Thoughts?
A Los Angeles judge just granted TJ Jackson temporary guardianship of MJ’s three kids. The judge stated that through no wrongdoing on Katherine’s part she is unable to perform her duties. The judge stated that Katherine was prevented from her duties by intentional acts from third parties. He also suggested that TJ needs to file for permanent custody. The judge stated that Diana Ross and Debbie Rowe should be notified. The kids are not to be taken from the state of California. The estate was told to give TJ access to funds to care for the kids and provide for their security.
TJ choked up when testifying before the court about an odd phone call with his grandmother last night. According to TMZ:
TJ’s lawyer said TJ had a strange phone call with Katherine yesterday and TJ said, “I’ve never heard my grandmother talk like that.” TJ added, “She wasn’t sharp. The pauses, choice of vocabulary … she has not used certain phrases like that before.” TJ thought she was talking in code.
It looks like Randy deciding to rush Katherine back home was a day late and a dollar short. Team Randy needs to have a seat and accept the fact they are not going to get at MJ’s money no matter how hard they try. The kids were in school and did not attend the hearing. Their lawyer fully supported the petition to make TJ their legal guardian.
It seems I was right about the whole Uno thing being a ruse for the Jackson siblings trying to hide out Katherine in Arizona. There is footage on HLN this morning showing Janet screeching into the driveway yesterday afternoon and going after Paris trying to take her cell phone. Janet is insisting that Paris stop tweeting family business on the Internet. Paris did not give up her phone and all of MJs kids had to temporarily be removed to a safe location to keep them safe from Janet and others. It appears Jermaine and Randy were there with Janet.
From Radar Online:
“Following the incident, it was learned that one of the family members who was part of the ambush admitted that a plan has been in place for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and her beloved grandchildren. Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson have not heard from their grandmother since she left their home nine days ago to attend a series of her sons’ concerts on their Unity Tour. She never made the shows. Despite efforts to interview Katherine Jackson at her current location in Arizona yesterday, Los Angeles County Sheriffs confirmed that they were denied access to Mrs. Jackson by security for one of her children.”
Janet, Jermaine and Randy have been barred from the family home. Paris and the kids have contacted their lawyer/guardian ad litem who may be going to see a judge today for a protection order. Meanwhile, Paris just tweeted “9 days and counting… so help me god i will make whoever did this pay.”
Looks like we will have another full day of drama. I have lots to do today but will try to keep you updated. ROL is claiming that they wanted to bring the kids to Katherine for pictures that they could put up on Randy’s favorite website (X17).
See surveillance video after the jump.
Why the heck are Janet and Randy video taping the kids with their phones? This whole thing is crazy!
It looks like Tito’s son TJ age 34 is trying to file papers to get temporary guardianship. TJ is close with Paris. Let’s hope that works.
It is now clear that Janet, Jermaine and Randy waited for Prince, Paris and Blanket to get out of school, and followed them home to ride in behind them to get inside the gate. Between that and all the slanderous things they are saying about Trent over on X17 and the ugly things they are saying about Paris there, their behavior is despicable.
There is a pending investigation with the LA County Sheriff’s Department for elder abuse naming Katherine Jackson as the victim. Those being investigated include her nephew Trent Jackson, estate executors [for Michael Jackson's estate] John Branca and John McClain, and Jackson family advisors Lowell Henry and Perry Sanders, Jr.
Trent Jackson, the son of Joe Jackson’s brother, currently lives with Katherine Jackson at their Calabasas home. For years, the family has suspected that Trent has been profiting from stories surrounding his cousins … Paris, Prince and Blanket, even selling exclusive photo opportunities and stories to a tabloid website.
According to X17, the Jackson family released the following statement: (Though X17 doesn’t specify who it was made to or when) :
- “This fallacious missing persons report was created by the very person and persons we are trying to protect our mother from. We feel that there is a conspiracy to deflect the attention away from a letter we wrote asking for the resignation of executors, John Branca and John McClain, as well as some of her “advisors” and “caregivers.” We believe there is strong evidence that supports the falsification of documents in order to takeover and profit from the estate of our beloved brother, Michael Jackson. We want answers.
- The only feud that exists is between the Executors of the Estate and this family. This is being handled by the proper authorities and due process will take place.”
“Team Paris” (and it seems they are also on Trent’s side) claim that no such investigation is underway against Trent either for filing the report, or for elder abuse and that “Team Jermaine/Randy”,which also includes Rebbie, Janet and to a lesser extent Tito, is making all this up after the fact. Team Paris also claims that Trent was Katherine’s caregiver well before Michael’s death. This edit is based on twitter and is unsubstantiated.
This is the latest “Exclusive” from X17 many on twitter are saying this is Jackson propoganda and not true. I’m not buying it either. She can’t be around MJs kids but she can be hanging out with family in Arizona playing Uno and eating at the table with Rebbie’s family? Nope. Not buying it. But I’ll post an excerpt from the X17 story for you here you may want to hit the link to see the awkardness of the story, and you decide:
The law enforcement official who interviewed Katherine Jackson for 30 – 45 minutes also spoke with X17 exclusively and gave us a first hand account of the visit:
“When I got there, Katherine Jackson and her family were at the dinner table and had just finished a game of Uno. In fact, their dinner plates were still in front of them. She seemed like she was having a good time. She was happy, safe and healthy. Basically Mrs. Jackson was vacationing with her family here in Arizona.”
We’re told Mrs. Jackson is currently staying with her daughter Rebbie, her granddaughter Stacy and also her great grandson, London. The law enforcement official tells us “this was strictly to check on Mrs. Jackson’s welfare.”
I do believe this latest report from Radar Online because it matches up with CNN/HLN reports.
“There is no elder abuse investigation going on involving Trent Jackson, or the executors of the estate. That report is absolutely false,” Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
As previously reported, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives were turned away at the house where Katherine Jackson has been staying since because they didn’t have jurisdiction and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department had already determined that Katherine was safe. The detectives were told Katherine was safe, and are on their way back to Los Angeles without having made any contact with her.
Here is a photo X17 is posting that they clearly got from a Jackson family member they claim is proof that Katherine is at “a resort” (as opposed to doctor ordered bed rest, or at Rebbie’s house, both of which claimed previously) happily playing Uno where she is healthy and happy. I’m not buying any of these X17 stories. What are the stack of papers with a pen? Who needs that for Uno? If you want to take a picture of your family playing Uno, do you say “okay everyone hold up some cards so everyone can see what game we are playing? This is all very strange.
X17 is posting exclusives from the Team Jermaine/Randy in AZ.
Radar Online is posting exclusives from Team Paris/Trent/whoever is in LA.
VERY conflicting info between the two sources. One says everything is fine and that Paris knew her Grandma was going out of town.
Other side says it’s been two weeks since Paris has heard from Grandma.
TMZ saying very, very, little (which is really odd) especially about the Trent stuff. Stay tuned.
FIGHT BREAKS OUT AT KATHERINE JACKSON’S HOME! POLICE CALLED! From the LA TIMES:
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Monday responded to reports of a fight at the home of Michael Jackson’s mother, with officials saying the fight involved various family members.
Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, said deputies took a report but that no arrests were made.
“Lost Hills deputies responded to a family disturbance at the home of Katherine Jackson in the city of Calabasas. Deputies determined that a physical altercation had occurred, a battery. It involved members on the Jackson family,” Whitmore said.
He did not name those involved.
This caused Paris to take to twitter to call Jermaine a liar and to tell the world that her grandmother was in fine health. From what I can make of the many conflicting reports, Katherine went traveling with Rebbie and at some point ended up in a treatment facility of some sort in Arizona where the doctors ordered her on bed rest.
Paris claims that she has not heard from her grandmother in a week. That is odd as Katherine is the guardian of all of Michael’s children. Who is watching them? Why hasn’t Katherine contacted them? Why haven’t the five Jackson siblings who were apparently in contact with Katherine kept Michael’s kids updated? Also, Paris is alleging that the doctors who are caring for Katherine now are the same ones who testified favorably for Dr. Murray at his trial.
It seems there is way more to this story than we are being told. There seems to be a lot of drama amongst the Jacksons that can’t possibly be having a positive effect on Katherine, who is 82 raising three kids. I’ll update if I am able to make any more sense of of this.
TWO UPDATES after the jump.
Update2: TMZ is reporting that the police have spoken with Katherine via phone and that she is just fine and with a family member. Really? By phone? Shouldn’t someone go check on her? Curiouser and curiouser.
Here is the statement that Jermaine just made on twitter:
Let me put to bed today’s nonsense: as I made clear some days ago, Mother is safe and well in Arizona with her daughter and our sister, Rebbie, resting up on doctor’s advice, so it is beyond me how she can be reported “missing”
This incredulous claim was made for reasons best known to the adult/s who filed it but it seems no accident that it comes after we, the sons and daughters, put in place care-taking for our own mother, taking her to Arizona in line with doctor’s advice following a check-up.
Furthermore, it dismays me that such an alarmist “missing person” report has caused unnecessary anxiety among Michael’s children who will understandably react to what they misunderstand, hear or are told.
No-one is being “blocked” from speaking with Mother. She is merely an 82-year-old woman following doctor’s orders to rest-up and de-stress, away from phones and computers. Everyone has been well aware of this within the family, but I would like to reiterate my reassurance to the outside world that Mother is fine. In the meantime, thank you for all your thoughts and concerns.
Um, what the fuck? Everyone knew where she was in the family? Really? So the nephew is just playing games filing a missing person? Paris was just doing so running gag on twitter tweeting the number of the security team in case anyone sees her? A doctor told her she needs to be on bed rest “away from phones and computers”? At 82 how much phone and computer time does she normally have? She is not blocked from anyone but the three CHILDREN she is legally responsible for can’t bother her for a week because she is resting?
Is anyone buying this?