Joe Eyes Kids for Showbiz: 'Blanket, He Can Really Dance'

Jacko's dad also plans kids' showbiz careers
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2009 9:11 AM CDT
The Jackson children, from left, Paris, Prince Michael II, and Prince Michael are shown on stage at the memorial service for the late pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Mario Anzuoni, Pool)
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(Newser) – Joe Jackson suspects foul play in the death of his son, saying he "just couldn't believe what was happening to Michael"—and he tells ABC News, “I do believe it was foul play. I do believe that. Yes.” The Jackson patriarch, whose interview airs on Primetime: Family Secrets Tuesday, is also adamant that Michael’s kids should be raised by him and wife Katherine, and he seems to be planning their showbiz careers already.

“I don’t know—I keep watching Paris. She wants to do something,” he says. “And as far as I can see, well, they say Blanket, he can really dance.”