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Michael Jackson Jury Clears Promoter in Death

Singer's mother sued over hiring of doctor

(Newser) - A jury has rejected a claim that the promoter of Michael Jackson's comeback concerts was negligent in hiring the doctor who killed the superstar with a drug overdose. The verdict was read today, roughly five months after opening statements in the case filed by Jackson's mother. Katherine Jackson... More »

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 »

I Was Kept Incommunicado at Spa: Katherine Jackson

People she 'trusted' didn't tell her kids were worried

(Newser) - Katherine Jackson now says she was kept incommunicado at an Arizona spa and was not told her grandchildren were frantic with worry. She made the surprising revelation in court documents filed before a judge returned guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children to her yesterday. She said she had planned... More »

Plan Seeks Co-Guardians for Jackson Kids

TJ, Katherine may share responsibility after family meltdown

(Newser) - It now looks as if matriarch Katherine won't fight for sole guardianship of Michael's children. The 82-year-old grandmom lost custody of the late singer's three kids when she took off for an Arizona spa—apparently to escape bickering over Michael's estate—and Prince, Paris, and Blanket... More »

Jackson Family Feud Spills Into Twitter

Prince, Paris accuse 'certain people' of hiding grandmother

(Newser) - The Jacksons' drama has spilled over into Twitter, with Paris and Prince tweeting their extreme displeasure with the family feud, reports the Los Angeles Times . Both kids seem well aware they are mostly pawns in a bigger battle over their late father's money, and are upset at how the... More »

Katherine Jackson Loses Custody of Michael's Kids

Judge hands temporary guardianship to cousin TJ

(Newser) - Another episode in the weird family feud that has erupted in the last week among Michael Jackson's family: A judge has removed matriarch Katherine Jackson as guardian of Michael's three children and handed custody over to their cousin, TJ Jackson, 34, reports TMZ . At an emergency hearing, the... More »

TMZ: Janet Called Paris a 'Spoiled Bitch'

Michael Jackson's kids refuse to leave grandma's home

(Newser) - We know police came to Katherine Jackson's California home to investigate a reported assault . Now there's video of a confrontation between family members—and it's not pretty. Janet and 14-year-old Paris Jackson go at it outside the Calabasas home, with Janet making a grab for Paris' cell... More »

Fight Erupts at Jackson Family Home

Police called to disturbance, take battery report

(Newser) - The mounting problems in Michael Jackson's clan just got uglier. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded yesterday to a report of a disturbance at the Jackson family home in Calabasas, where a family member accused another of assault, reports TMZ . No other details were available. The incident follows... More »

Jackson's Mom Reported Missing, Found Safe

Paris Jackson issued frantic tweet to find grandma

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's mother, reported missing since a dispute escalated concerning the dead singer's estate, is safe and has been contacted by law enforcement authorities, reports AP. California police reached out to Katherine Jackson, 82, who's the guardian of the singer's three kids, after a concerned relative... More »

Jackson Kids: Michael 'Just a Normal Dad'

Paris, Prince, and Blanket share memories with Oprah

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey’s highly-anticipated interview with Michael Jackson’s children aired today, allowing Prince, Paris, and Blanket a chance to tell the world all about the “best dad ever.” Paris, 12, says “no one understood what a good father he was,” and says, “He was... More »

Fans Honor Michael Jackson

Hundreds gather in California, Indiana, Japan, New York

(Newser) - Michael Jackson fans around the world honored the singer today on the first anniversary of his death, the AP reports. About 500 fans gathered at Jackson's mausoleum outside LA for a calm but emotional tribute to the King of Pop. "He's been my idol all my life since I... More »

Islam Would Have Saved Michael: Jermaine

Plus, mom and sister speculate about murder

(Newser) - Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, so of course, he’s all over the news:
  • In a BBC interview, brother Jermaine says that “if Michael would have embraced Islam he would still be here today,” the Telegraph reports. “Why? Because when you are
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Jacko's Kids 'Have No Friends'

'It's the only life they know,' says grandma

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's poor little über wealthy kids have no friends, their grandmother laments a year after her famous son's death. "They don't have any friends. They don't go to school, they have private lessons at home," she tells the Daily Mirror . "To them, it's normal, it's... More »

Katherine Jackson Fires Back at Joe

He probably won't be getting any money from her now

(Newser) - It didn’t take long for Katherine Jackson to hit back at hubby Joe, who recently blamed her for son Michael’s death. Her lawyer bottom-lines it for TMZ : “The world knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget.” Despite the fact... More »

Dad Blames Mom for Michael Jackson's Death

Joe Jackson unloads on Katherine Jackson in UK tabloid

(Newser) - As the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death approaches, his father is honoring his memory by blaming the late entertainer's mother—his wife of 60-plus years—for his death. "In Michael's final months alive I said to her many times that I couldn't get through to him—and that... More »

Jacko Leaves Kids $33M Each

Family shocked at who is left out of will

(Newser) - Michael Jackson left his brothers, sisters, and father zip in his will…but gave his three children $33 million each. Prince, Paris, and Blanket (ages 13, 12, and 8) will have some access to the trust fund money starting at 21. By the time they can freely access a third... More »

Lawyer: Jackson Kids Not Threatened With Stun Gun

Grandma, guard confiscated weapon from 13-year-old cousin

(Newser) - None of Michael Jackson's kids were threatened with a stun gun by one of their cousins, an attorney is insisting, even though child welfare officials are continuing to investigate. A guard stopped a stun-gun attack on Blanket by cousin Jaafar at the Los Angeles home of Katherine Jackson, Michael's mom,... More »

Jackson Cousins Tried to Use Stun Gun on Blanket

Jermaine's son apparently had Michael's son in his sights

(Newser) - A bizarre story emerges from the Jackson family home: Some of the grandkids got their hands on at least one stun gun and tried to use it on Michael's youngest son, Blanket. It's not clear whether it was horse play or whether Blanket was injured, but the incident prompted a... More »

Michael Jackson's Doctor Pleads Not Guilty

Conrad Murray faces 4 years if convicted of felony manslaughter

(Newser) - Conrad Murray pleaded not guilty after being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson today. The singer's parents, Joe and Katherine, and several of his brothers were in court in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege Murray killed the pop legend "unlawfully, and without malice," by administering... More »

Joe Jackson Asks Estate for Allowance

Michael left dad out of the will, but supported him for years

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's dad is asking for an allowance from his son's estate to help cover expenses that exceed $15,000 a month. The request came in court papers filed yesterday by his lawyer, despite the fact that Michael's 2002 will omitted any mention of his father. The two had a... More »

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