Debbie Rowe

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Behind Paris' Suicide Attempt: Family Secret

Source says she learned she, Prince don't share same dad

(Newser) - What precipitated Paris Jackson's suicide attempt ? According to a family friend, discovering she and brother Prince have different biological fathers. Paris always thought Debbie Rowe and someone—not Michael Jackson—were her and Prince's biological parents, the source explains to the Sun . But she was recently told... More »

16 Crazy Hollywood Custody Fights

From drunk cheeseburger-eating to bizarre affairs, accusations

(Newser) - There's nothing like a celebrity custody dispute to make Thanksgiving morning interesting in Hollywood. Radar rounds up 16 of the nastiest:
  • Who can forget the time David Hasselhoff was filmed, drunk, eating a cheeseburger off his floor, causing him to temporarily lose custody of his daughters? During his custody
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Star-Studded Jackson Civil Trial Kicks Off Today

Prince, Spike Lee, and more on the witness list as mom sues concert promoter

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's doctor has already been held accountable in his death, and today his mother will set out to prove that his concert promoter should be, too. The wrongful death suit against Anschutz Entertainment Group promises to provide, according to the AP , the "most complete account" yet of... More »

Debbie Rowe, Worried About Jackson Kids, 'Will Take Steps'

Michael Jackson's ex wants to ensure safety of Blanket, Paris, Prince

(Newser) - Debbie Rowe hasn’t seen her children since the death of their father, Michael Jackson—but the recent stun gun news might bring her back into their lives. “Of course I’m worried” about Blanket, she tells TMZ , even though he’s not one of her kids. One of... More »

Jacko Glove Sells for $49K

King of Pop's signature accessory fetches twice expected price

(Newser) - One of Michael Jackson’s jewel-encrusted gloves sold for $49,000 in an Australian auction, Reuters reports. The glove, which was the first to go up for sale since Jackson died in June, sold for nearly twice what the Bonhams and Goodman auction house expected. "There was a huge... More »

Katherine Jackson Gets Custody

(Newser) - A judge signed off today on last week’s unofficial custody arrangement for Michael Jackson’s children, appointing Katherine Jackson as the permanent guardian of all three, the AP reports. Jackson’s mother, 79, was the first choice given in his will to raise the children, and is the only... More »

Anderson to Bachelorette: How Much Sex?

Plus, yes, more Jon and Kate news

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper got a little personal yesterday when, as Regis Philbin’s stand-in, he asked Bachelorette Jillian Harris how many of the bachelors on her reality show she slept with. But he was only asking “the question everybody wants to know,” said Erica Hill when he recapped the... More »

Michael's Mom Gets Custody of Jackson Kids

Rowe will have visitation, sources say

(Newser) - The custody battle between Katherine Jackson and Debbie Rowe is over, sources tell CBS News. The Jackson matriarch has been awarded full custody of Michael Jackson’s three children, and Rowe will have visitation rights—but receive no money. “It’s an agreement for the best interests of the... More »

Rowe Sues Fake 'Friend'

Plus, investigation turns criminal, doctor flees California

(Newser) - Let the Michael Jackson lawsuits begin. Ex-wife Debbie Rowe filed a defamation suit against Rebecca White, Radar reports. White who claimed to be a friend of Rowe's, publicized an e-mail in which she said Rowe wrote, “Do I want the kids? Hell no.” Rowe denies being friends with... More »

Kids Spitting Image of Bio Dad Michael: Tito

(Newser) - It's obvious to any member of the Jackson family that Paris, Prince Michael, and Blanket are Michael Jackson's biological children, Tito Jackson tells the Mirror. "Prince looks just like my grandfather. There’s no question they are Michael’s," Tito said. "They are 100% his. The kids... More »

Jackson Kids Want to Stay With Janet

(Newser) - Janet Jackson has become Michael Jackson kids' key caregiver in the weeks since their father's death and that's how the four of them want it to stay, sources tell OK!  "Janet has completely bonded with those children in the last two weeks,” said a family friend. “... More »

LAPD Treating Jacko Case as Homicide

(Newser) - Though it’s not yet official, the Los Angeles Police Department is treating Michael Jackson’s death as a homicide, law enforcement sources tell TMZ. The anesthetic Propofol looks to be the primary cause of death, and police are focusing on Dr. Conrad Murray as the person who likely administered... More »

Does Rowe Want Jacko Kids? 'Hell No!' She Tells Pal

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's ex-wife is presenting a custody battle for his kids for financial gain, according to a pal. "Do I want the kids? Hell no! Does it look good for me to ask for them? Absolutely," Rowe wrote in an email to friend Rebecca White. Though Rowe has... More »

No Deal on Custody of Jackson Kids: Rowe Lawyer

Reports of $4M payout 'completely false'

(Newser) - No deal on the custody of Michael Jackson’s children has been reached, Debbie Rowe’s attorney tells CNN. Eric George refuted a story in the New York Post that Rowe had agreed to a $4 million payout to drop her bid to look after Jackson's two elder kids, who... More »

Rowe Drops Bid for Jacko's Kids ... for $4M

Babymama gives up rights for the final time, says a source

(Newser) - Debbie Rowe is giving up her custody fight against Michael Jackson’s mother—for the bargain price of $4 million, a family source tells the New York Post. “It’s one final payday,” the source says. “They felt it was like a ransom-type thing.” The biological... More »

Joe Plans 'Jackson 3' Tour

Plus, ubiquitous biographer publishes another shocking book, more

(Newser) - Joe Jackson wants to turn his grandchildren into the “Jackson 3,” Michael’s biographer tells the Sun. “Joe wants the children to go on a world tour in 2010. He has also already offered recording contracts to two of Michael’s kids,” Ian Halperin tells the... More »

Jacko Kid Custody Delayed; Mom, Grandma to Talk

(Newser) - The grandma and baby mama of Michael Jackson's three kids have secured another custody hearing delay, hoping to reach an agreement on their own, E! Online reports. Grandma Katherine Jackson will retain custody of Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II, 7, until the newly scheduled hearing... More »

Inside Paris Jackson's Weird World

Though she led a restricted life, she loved her dad

(Newser) - Paris Jackson captivated the world with her tribute at Michael Jackson’s memorial Tuesday, but her own life is as weird as it is enchanting. The Mirror takes a look at Jackson’s middle child, starting from the moment he “snatched her and just went home with all the... More »

Guest List Solidifies; Liz Taylor Won't Attend

(Newser) - The star-studded guest list for the Michael Jackson memorial service tomorrow in Los Angeles doesn't include Elizabeth Taylor, but the legendary actress is sure her dear friend would understand, People reports. "I just don't believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others,"... More »

Rowe Wants Kids— or More Cash

If it's truly the kids she's after, she's only hurting them

(Newser) - After Debbie Rowe announced she wanted custody of Michael Jackson’s two older children, her lawyer “scrambled to say she had reached no final decision,” writes Michael Daly for the New York Daily News. Which means she could probably still be persuaded to, say, accept another big payment... More »

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