Jacko Jacked to Cut Jackpot Album
King of Pop knows his financial future relies on a chart-topper
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Apr 25, 2008 11:10 AM CDT
Michael Jackson, posing for Ebony magazine in 2007, is back in the studio to cut another album.   (AP Photo/EBONY Magazine)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson is depending on his next album to stave off encroaching financial ruin. That’s why, 2 days ago, he banned his kids from his Las Vegas studio, swore off women (did he ever like them?) and recruited music masterminds RedOne and Akon to produce a money machine, the New York Post reports.

"Michael is producing the album himself and then will sell it to a record company when he's finished," a source said. "He realizes this is very important and doesn't want any distractions." Meanwhile, he's said to have “dumped” his children’s nanny, who he was reportedly seeing, and won’t entertain any “personal relationships” until he finishes the album.