Michael Wanted Octo-Kids: Publicist
Made numerous offers to Octuplet Mom to take them off her hands
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2009 11:44 AM CDT
In this Nov. 21, 2002 file photo, Michael Jackson holds his daughter Paris Katherine as he stands in the window of his suite in the Adlon hotel in Berlin.   (AP Photo/Jockel Finck, File)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson was enchanted by octuplet mom Nadya Suleman’s brood and made numerous offers to adopt them in the weeks before he died, her ex-publicist tells the Mirror. “When Michael called I thought it was a joke at first,” says Victor Munoz. “He said he could take care of the children if Nadya couldn’t. It was creepy. He was basically offering to buy the children.” In other Jackson news:

  • Jackson’s credit score was 447, reports the Sun, and he used aliases including President Mr. Michael Jackson, Michael JJJ Christ-Jehovah, Michael J. Jackson ChristJeh, and Michael Jackson Jehovah in an attempt to secure loans.
  • E! offers a rundown of circulating death theories, among them: accidental overdose, stress of the comeback concerts, murdered by someone who wanted control of the Beatles catalog, and—of course—faked his own death.
  • Jackson’s family is scared the mystery mother of his youngest son will come out of the woodwork. “Any woman who gave birth to a child on Blanket's birth date and then gave him up for adoption could claim they are the mother and get a DNA test to prove it,” a source tells the New York Post.
  • California AG Jerry Brown has ordered an investigation of Jackson's doctors, whose prescribing records will be tracked in much the same way as Anna Nicole Smith's doctors' prescriptions, TMZ reports.