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Michael Jackson Court Hearing -- Live Updates

8/10/2009 4:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Court Hearing -- Live UpdatesHere's the blow-by-blow inside the Michael Jackson estate hearing. KEEP REFRESHING for the latest.

UPDATE: Recess until 1:30 PM PT.

UPDATE:
Claire Elisabeth Fields Cruise is now at the podium. She's the "other" one.

UPDATE:
Now for our Maury Povich moment of the day. Billie Jean just stood up and said "I am Blanket's mother and I am concerned about what's going on." She added, "I would like for all probate proceedings to be halted." The judge was polite and told her she could submit papers. She's walking downstairs so we're firing up our live stream for your entertainment.

UPDATE: Apparently bootlegging of M.J. merchandise is a big problem. The lawyers have raised the issue in court.

UPDATE:
Katherine has issues over the Bravado/AEG merchandising agreements.

UPDATE:
This is interesting. The judge is talking about appointing a separate guardian for Michael Jackson's children -- to have their interests represented in estate matters. So Katherine and her lawyers would not be representing the kids in court.

UPDATE:
The recess is over. Court is back in session.

UPDATE: The judge wants to review some docs. Recess until 10:30 AM PT.

UPDATE:
The judge just ordered that Katherine keep quiet about what's in the various AEG agreements. It's interesting ... Katherine's lawyer said she might want to use the AEG agreement in a non-probate proceeding. The lawyer didn't say -- but could this be the precursor to a wrongful death suit?

UPDATE:
The judge has tentatively agreed to a protective order, which seems all the more interesting now that we know law enforcement is interested in certain documents, some of which are being held by AEG. The judge noted that law enforcement has the right to contact AEG or the estate directly for the info.

UPDATE: So far the biggest thing is that the Jackson rehearsal-footage movie has been approved by the judge, so Columbia can get rolling, stat.

UPDATE: One of Katherine Jackson's lawyers made an interesting comment -- law enforcement is looking at various policies and contracts, such as the AEG insurance policy. We don't know why.

UPDATE: Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the estate, just said Katherine and the estate have some conflicts -- not in full agreement regarding financial issues.

UPDATE: Katherine Jackson's lawyer, Burt Levitch, just said Katherine is all in favor of the Columbia deal.

UPDATE: Billie Jean Jackson and Claire Elisabeth Fields Cruise are in the front row.

UPDATE: The lawyer for Columbia Pics is there. The judge approved the deal with Columbia Pics for the Jackson movie.

UPDATE: It's go time. The judge is on the bench.

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1.

Sassy    

I am so tired of Michael Jackson!!!!!

1814 days ago
2.

Crystal    

I hope this goes well.

1814 days ago
3.

mitch myers    

3rd

1814 days ago
4.

S D M F    

Who Cares.
With the exception of Janet, this family has been musically irrelevent for years. Thank god for MIchael's death so they can be in the spotlight once again!

1814 days ago
5.

CRAZY IS AS CRAZY DOES    

BEAT IT!!!!!!

1814 days ago
6.

entremedieu    

OMG my pure Michael.....:(:(

1814 days ago
7.

admin    

money money and no resurrection..
http://www.michael-jackson-plastination.com

1814 days ago
8.

manda038    

RIP Michael....We love you more!

1814 days ago
9.

the world    

AMAZING.....
and he hasn't even been laid to rest!!!

is he still in a temp. crypt????

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ MAKES THEIR WORLD GO AROUND!!!

1814 days ago
10.

Dirty    

"Billy Jean Jackson and Claire Elisabeth Fields Cruise are in the front row."
Are you kidding me? Un. Be. Leave. Able.

1814 days ago
11.

Renee    

omg they actually had those 2 weirdo women come to court.wtf. Im so sorry Mj even after death crazy and false claims. RIP MJ

1814 days ago
12.

You rock my world    

Who is Billie Jean Jackson...please tell me its not that crazy woman from the UK

1814 days ago
13.

sue    

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HAVING RESPECT FOR THE DEAD AND GONE??? THIS IS SUCH A MESS ...REST IN PEACE MJ--- WE LOVE YOU!!! SUE FROM TAMPA

1814 days ago
14.

Cali MJ Fan    

Of course Katherine approves of the deal... 40% of $75 million is what_______________?

DUH!

1814 days ago
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janicebyrne01    

Oh my God, poor Michael. This whole saga just keeps rumbling on and on. Please, for the sake of his children, PLEASE let this matter get settled soon, very soon and let Michael rest in peace. He got no peace when he was alive, please let him finally have peace in death. RIP Michael. Greatly misunderstood, greatly loved and greatly missed. Always

1814 days ago
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